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New and Upcoming Titles
February 2023

Cover of 'The Scripps School'

The Scripps School
Its Stories, People, and Legacy
Edited by Ralph Izard

Since 1924 Ohio University’s E. W. Scripps School of Journalism has been among the most important programs of its kind. This book features the recollections of alumni, faculty, friends, and students in celebration of the school’s centennial.

Journalism · Higher Education · Ohio and Regional

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Religious Imaginaries
The Liturgical and Poetic Practices of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Christina Rossetti, and Adelaide Procter
By Karen Dieleman

Explores liturgical practice as formative for how three Victorian women poets imagined the world and their place in it and, consequently, for how they developed their creative and critical religious poetics.

British Literature · Literary Criticism · Religion | Christianity · Religion · Poetry · Victorian Studies · Literature · Christina Rossetti

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The Wake of Wellington
Englishness in 1852
By Peter W. Sinnema

Soldier, hero, and politician, the Duke of Wellington is one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century England. From his victory at Waterloo over Napoleon in 1815, he rose to become prime minister of his country. But Peter Sinnema finds equal fascination in Victorian England’s response to the duke’s death.

Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh · British History · United Kingdom · Victorian Studies

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Indian Angles
English Verse in Colonial India from Jones to Tagore
By Mary Ellis Gibson

Indian Angles is a new historical approach to Indian English literature. It shows that poetry, not fiction, was the dominant literary genre of Indian writing in English until 1860 and re-creates the historical webs of affiliation and resistance that writers in colonial India—writers of British, Indian, and mixed ethnicities—experienced.

Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh · Literary Criticism, Asia · Literary Criticism, Poetry · India · Literature · Victorian Studies

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Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing
The Illustrated Gift Book and Victorian Visual Culture, 1855–1875
By Lorraine Janzen Kooistra

In Poetry, Pictures, and Popular Publishing eminent Rossetti scholar Lorraine Janzen Kooistra demonstrates the cultural centrality of a neglected artifact: the Victorian illustrated gift book. Turning a critical lens on “drawing-room books” as both material objects and historical events, Kooistra reveals how the gift book’s visual/verbal form mediated “high” and popular art as well as book and periodical publication.A

Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh · Victorian Studies · Book and Periodical Studies

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Charity and Condescension
Victorian Literature and the Dilemmas of Philanthropy
By Daniel Siegel

Charity and Condescension explores how condescension, a traditional English virtue, went sour in the nineteenth century, and considers how the failure of condescension influenced Victorian efforts to reform philanthropy and to construct new narrative models of social conciliation.

Literary Criticism | European | English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh · Victorian Studies · Social History · United Kingdom


That’s it for February. If you’re curious about what’s coming out next month, you can get a sneak peek at March.