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Vagrant FiguresLaw, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Vagrant Figures: Law, Literature, and the Origins of the Police

Sal Nicolazzo

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300241310
eISBN:
9780300255706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300241310.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book, demonstrating the important role of eighteenth-century literary treatments of policing and vagrancy, offers a prehistory of police legitimacy in a period that predates the establishment of ... More

Hamlet's ChoiceReligion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Hamlet's Choice: Religion and Resistance in Shakespeare's Revenge Tragedies

Peter Lake

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780300247817
eISBN:
9780300256703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300247817.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This incisive book reveals how in Titus Andronicus and Hamlet, Shakespeare worked through a range of Tudor anxieties, including concerns about the nature of justice, resistance, and salvation. In ... More

The Promise of the SuburbsA Victorian History in Literature and Culture

The Promise of the Suburbs: A Victorian History in Literature and Culture

Sarah Bilston

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300179330
eISBN:
9780300186369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179330.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When did the suburbs gain their reputation as places of dullness and sterility? This book traces the origins of such suburban stereotypes back to the 1820s, the earliest decade of suburban growth, ... More

Itch, Clap, PoxVenereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Itch, Clap, Pox: Venereal Disease in the Eighteenth-Century Imagination

Noelle Gallagher

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300217056
eISBN:
9780300240764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217056.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In eighteenth-century Britain, venereal disease was everywhere and nowhere: while physicians and commentators believed the condition to be widespread, it remained shrouded in secrecy, and was often ... More

The Politics of ParodyA Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760-1830

David Francis Taylor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300223750
eISBN:
9780300235593
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300223750.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores how the works of William Shakespeare, John Milton, Jonathan Swift, and others were taken up by caricaturists as a means of helping the eighteenth-century British public make sense ... More

The Elusive BrainLiterary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

The Elusive Brain: Literary Experiments in the Age of Neuroscience

Jason Tougaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300221176
eISBN:
9780300235609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Elusive Brain is the first comprehensive survey of contemporary literature’s engagement with neuroscience. Jason Tougaw analyzes the works of contemporary writers—including Oliver Sacks, Temple ... More

The Other Middle EastAn Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

The Other Middle East: An Anthology of Modern Levantine Literature

Franck Salameh

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300204445
eISBN:
9780300231816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300204445.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an original collection of Middle Eastern literature (Levantine literature). It offers a glimpse into a contemporary Middle East that defies common Western misconceptions and prejudices. ... More

EnragedWhy Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Enraged: Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths

Emily Katz Anhalt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217377
eISBN:
9780300231762
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217377.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Millennia ago, Greek myths exposed the dangers of violent rage and the need for empathy and self-restraint. Homer's Iliad, Euripides' Hecuba, and Sophocles' Ajax show that anger and vengeance destroy ... More

Restless SecularismModernism and the Religious Inheritance

Restless Secularism: Modernism and the Religious Inheritance

Matthew Mutter

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300221732
eISBN:
9780300227963
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Restless Secularism explores the efforts of modernist writers to articulate a viable secular imagination, to trace the relation of this secular imagination to the Christian culture from which it ... More

The Social Life of BooksReading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home

Abigail Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300208290
eISBN:
9780300228106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300208290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainment and an integral component of domestic social life. This history ... More

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