Welcome to September! If you’re looking for a new Boydell title this month, you’ve come to the right place. From the exploration of how Austen’s readers experience and process the erotic power of the novels to a study of the fabrics, garments and cloth of the Iberian Middle Ages, and much more! Don’t forget, you can order any of these books with a 35% discount, just enter BB897 at the checkout.
The Practice and Politics of Reading, 650-1500
Edited by Daniel G. Donoghue, James Simpson, Nicholas Watson and Anna Wilson
A new look at how reading was practised and represented in England from the seventh century to the beginnings of the print era, finding many kinships between reading cultures across the medieval longue durée.
Elsa Asenijeff’s Is That Love? and Innocence
A Voice Reclaimed
Edited and translated by Eva Hoffmann and Alexis B. Smith
First English translations of two early feminist short-story collections, shedding light on the “woman question” at the turn of the 20th century and relating to today’s #MeToo movement.
Architecture and Politics in Africa
Making, living and imagining identities through buildings
Edited by Joanne Tomkinson, Daniel Mulugeta and Julia Gallagher
Innovative study of state politics, identity and buildings that sheds new light on the links between the material and the ideational realms of contemporary life in Africa.
Jane Austen, Sex, and Romance
Engaging with Desire in the Novels and Beyond
Edited by Nora Nachumi and Stephanie Oppenheim
In a collection that is the first of its kind, writers from both academic and nonacademic worlds explore how Austen’s readers experience and process the erotic power of the novels.
In Pursuit of Musical Time
Marc D. Moskovitz
Follows the fascinating story of musical timekeeping, beginning in an age before the existence of external measuring devices and continuing to the present-day use of the Smartphone app.