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Genesis

Genesis

T.J. Reed’s new book Genesis: The Making of Literary Works from Homer to Christa Wolf is a monumental study that seeks the roots of great literary works and the processes… READ MORE

Masculinities in Old Norse Literature

Masculinities in Old Norse Literature

Jessica Clare Hancock and Gareth Lloyd Evans introduces their new book on our blog today. Masculinities in Old Norse Literature is the first full investigation of masculinities in Old Norse-Icelandic… READ MORE

Willa Cather

Willa Cather

One of my favorite letters by Willa Cather was written to one of her former students, Norman Foerster. On January 14, 1931, Cather wrote to decline a speaking invitation from… READ MORE

The Books of…Michael Snape

The Books of…Michael Snape

Michael Snape is Durham University’s inaugural Michael Ramsey Professor of Anglican Studies and author and editor of three volumes with Boydell. God and Uncle Sam This huge, acclaimed work examines… READ MORE

The Wings of Atalanta

The Wings of Atalanta

My book proceeds from two premises. The first is that America is an imaginary place with real people living in it (to adapt a line from Marianne Moore’s “Poetry”). Such… READ MORE

Books to Look Out for in September 2020

Books to Look Out for in September 2020

Welcome to September! This month we are publishing books on how regional identities are reflected in text from medieval England, twenty-one completely new essays on aspects of Beethoven’s personal life,… READ MORE

Studies in History

Studies in History

Christine Linehan was the long-serving executive editor of the Royal Historical Society’s Studies in History series, a role which – as her following account suggests – covered a wide range… READ MORE

Coquettes, Wives, and Widows

Coquettes, Wives, and Widows

Marcie Ray’s new book Coquettes, Wives, and Widows: Gender Politics in French Baroque Opera and Theater is a timely and significant study of how composers and dramatists of early modern… READ MORE