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Recent Publications

September 2014
AMS Studies in Education, No. 11


Desperate to Achieve
Understanding the Lives, Struggles, and Motivations of Community College Students Assigned to Developmental Classes


by
Jason VanOra

Jason VanOra’s Desperate to Achieve provides one of the most intimate explorations of the journeys, hardships, and aspirations of “developmental” or “remedial” community college students currently available. Based on an intensive set of interviews concerning students’ life histories and academic challenges, Desperate to Achieve is one of the sole texts to defy common representations of these at-risk students and more fully illuminate their commitments to scholarship, unique wisdoms about teaching and learning, and identities that are enhanced by relationships with others.


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August 2014

1650–1850
Ideas, Æsthetics, and Inquiries
in the Early Modern Era
Volume 21


Edited by
Kevin L. Cope

Book Review Editor
Scott Paul Gordon

Special Feature: On Sacred Space;
Edited and introduced by Michael Rotenberg-Schwartz

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August 2014

READINGS ON EQUAL EDUCATION
Supporting Graduate Students in the 21st Century:
Implications for Policy and Practice
Volume 27


Volume Editors
Pamela Petrease Felder and
Edward P. St. John

Series Editors
Phillip J. Bowman and Edward P. St. John

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July 2014
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 53


The Cooper Connection
The Influence of Jane Austen on James Fenimore Cooper


by
Barbara Alice Mann

One of the first things that budding scholars of James Fenimore Cooper learn is that he owed a literary debt to Jane Austen. Scholars have ignored the connection, satisfying themselves with brief allusions to Cooper’s debt to Austen without fully examining their linkages. With The Cooper Connection, Barbara Alice Mann finally gives the many overlapping interests, attitudes, and themes of these two authors the detailed study they deserve.


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July 2014

DICKENS STUDIES ANNUAL
Essays on Victorian Fiction
Volume 45

Edited by
Edited by Stanley Friedman, Edward Guiliano, Anne Humpherys,
Natalie McKnight, and Michael Timko

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May 2014

Literature in the Early American Republic
Volume 6

Edited by
Matthew Wynn Sivils and Jeffrey Walker

The only scholarly journal devoted solely to the study of the literary culture of the fledgling United States, Literature in the Early American Republic (LEAR) is a peer-reviewed scholarly annual that promotes discussion of all facets of the literature that arose during the period roughly spanning from the adoption of the Constitution in 1789 to the death of James Fenimore Cooper in 1851.

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April 2014

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Annual: Global Perspectives
Volume 6

Edited by
Larry E. Sullivan

Articles in CJLE take advantage of the broader perspective that annual publication provides by tackling large interpretative questions, offering synthetic analyses of major methodologies, or considering new theoretical approaches to criminal justice studies in the widest and most international sense.

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March 2014
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 69


Topographies of the Imagination
New Approaches to Daniel Defoe


Edited by
Katherine Ellison, Kit Kincade, and Holly Faith Nelson

Topographies of the Imagination traces not only the diverse contours of Defoe’s creative intellect but also the ways in which general readers, literary critics, and even editors have interpreted and fashioned multiple Defoes across time and space.


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December 2013
Issues in Globalization and Social Justice, No. 1


Privatization and Inequality
Comparative Studies of College Access, Education Policy, and Public Finance


Edited by
Edward P. St. John, Jiyun Kim, and Lijing Yang

The inaugural volume examines the consequences of national strategies that have fostered the privatization of public colleges, resulting in both expanded access to higher education and increased inequality.


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December 2013

ECCB
The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography
n.s. Volume 35—for 2009 with index for volume 34

General Editor
Kevin L. Cope

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December 2013
AMS Studies in the Emblem, No. 22


Andrea Alciato in England
Aspects of the Reception of Alciato's Emblems in England


by
Peter M. Daly

The appearance in 1531 of Italian jurist Andrea Alciato’s collection of illustrated poems, Emblemata, was a cultural watershed: for the next three hundred years, emblems exerted a considerable influence on Continental prose, poetry, theater, art, and material culture. Though no English translation of Alciato appeared until late in the twentieth century, the impact of Alciato’s Latin emblems on English culture was similarly marked.


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December 2013

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History
Volume X

Edited by
Roger Dahood and Peter E. Medine

Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, with a tradition of scholarly excellence established in 34 previous annual issues, springs forward under the auspices of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

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December 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 51


Writing the Seaman’s Tale in Law and Literature
Dana, Melville, and Justice Story


by
Kathryn Mudgett

Mudgett’s work offers fascinating insights into a nation confronting, in both its literature and its records of law, the fundamental political question of that time—and perhaps of our time as well: Can the United States create a just and moral society, one fully reflective of the Constitution’s great aims?


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December 2013
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 70


Celebrity
The Idiom of a Modern Era


Edited by
Bärbel Czennia

This volume explores the genesis of and the variations on “celebrity” during the long eighteenth century, both in English-speaking cultures and in the broader western sphere of cultural influence.


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December 2013

Spenser Studies: A Renaissance Poetry Annual
Volume 28

Edited by
Anne Lake Prescott, William A. Oram, and Andrew Escobedo

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November 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 56


The Year in Dickens
A Critical Narrative Survey of Scholarship on Charles Dickens—2010


By
Nancy Aycock Metz

Surveying the full spectrum of scholarship on Dickens published in 2010, this volume captures the encyclopedic range of methods, subjects, and theoretical approaches currently being applied to Dickens’s biography, letters, journalism, novels, and ephemera in articles, books, and adaptations.


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November 2013

RELIGION IN THE AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT
Volume 4

Edited by
Brett C. McInelly

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November 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 48


DICKENS AND BAKHTIN
Authoring and Dialogism in Dickens’s Novels, 1849–1861


By
Keith Easley

Easley applies Bakhtin’s thinking to Dickens’s work and in the process rekindles and reaccentuates Victorian concerns with love, morality, and character. Although we see with the “parted eye” of a different time and place, we play our part in shaping Dickens’s characters, while perhaps coming to appreciate that we are also shaped, for good or ill, by them. . . .


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November 2013
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 66


THE SENSATIONAL CENTURIES
Essays on the Enhancement of Sense Experience in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth Centuries


Edited by
Kevin L. Cope
With editorial contributions by
Robert C. Leitz, III

The long period of “enlightenment” that extended from the rise of organized science to the emergence of Gilbert and Sullivan operas lauded reason and commended reflection but depended on sensation. A remarkably broad range of intellectual and cultural activity, whether the critical philosophy of John Locke or the rapturous poetry of John Keats, genuflected to the tame abstraction “experience” . . .


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October 2013

EMBLEMATICA
An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies
Volume 20


Managing Editor: David Graham
Editors: Daniel S. Russell, Peter M. Daly, and Michael Bath

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October 2013
AMS Studies in Seventeenth Century, No. 6


SACRED EPIGRAMS FROM THE “CHERUBINIC PILGRIM”

By
Angelus Silesius

Translated, with an Introduction and Notes, by
Anthony Mortimer

After a long period of neglect, Angelus Silesius (1624–77) is now recognized as a major religious poet of seventeenth-century German literature and his Cherubinic Pilgrim (Cherubinischer Wandersmann) as one of the century’s most important poetic texts. Born in Silesia during the Thirty Years War . . .


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August 2013

RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY
Volume 36

Edited by
Jackson R. Bryer and Richard Kopley

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July 2013
AMS Studies in Modern Literature, No. 32


ROMA/AMOR
Ezra Pound, Rome, and Love


Edited by
William Pratt and Caterina Ricciardi

Ezra Pound’s international reputation has been growing rather than diminishing since his death in 1972, and this selection of essays is further proof of why the most avant of avant-garde twentieth-century writers remains, in the twenty-first century, a poet widely read and admired throughout the world. In Rome in 2009 scholars from many countries gathered to explore the meaning of the ingenious palindrome that Pound used . . . .


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July 2013
AMS Studies in the Eighteenth Century, No. 62


THE ENGLISH ENLIGHTENMENT READS OVID
Dryden and Jacob Tonson’s 1717 Metamorphoses


By
Richard Morton

Publisher Jacob Tonson’s 1717 edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of English book production: modish, uncluttered, and glamorous, stately in size and choice of typeface, gloriously illustrated with immensely detailed and realistic engravings. . . .


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July 2013

DICKENS STUDIES ANNUAL
Essays on Victorian Fiction
Volume 44

Edited by
Edited by Stanley Friedman, Edward Guiliano, Anne Humpherys,
Natalie McKnight, and Michael Timko

Includes the first published edition of Wilkie Collins's play The Storm at the Lighthouse

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June 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 40


DICKENS’S DIALOGUE
Margins of Conversation


By
George Goodin

Explores the rhetoric of Dickens’s characters and its place in his work. Drawing on Victorian conversation manuals and more recent philosophical, sociological, and linguistic insights into the nature of conversations, Goodin . . . .


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June 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 47


WRITER IN MOTION
The Major Fiction of Stephen Crane: Collected Critical Essays


By
Donald Pizer

Stephen Crane’s career was so brief—lasting only from 1893 through 1899—and his fiction so vibrant and complex that scholars have tended to hunt for a single thematic or stylistic key to his work. In the thirteen essays collected here, Donald Pizer draws on decades of his own work on Crane to argue instead . . . .


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April 2013

LITERATURE IN THE EARLY AMERICAN REPUBLIC
Annual Studies on Cooper and His Contemporaries
Volume 5

Edited by
Matthew Wynn Sivils and Jeffrey Walker

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April 2013
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 45


POE WRITING/WRITING POE

Edited by
Richard Kopley and Jana Argersinger

Edited by two leading Poe scholars, Poe Writing/Writing Poe brings together essays on both Edgar Allan Poe’s responses to his reading and his world and later writers’ responses to reading Poe. . . .


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March 2013
AMS Studies in the Middle Ages, No. 30


CORPUS CHRISTI PLAYS AT YORK
A Context for Religious Drama


By
by Clifford Davidson
with a Contribution in Collaboration with Sheila White

For roughly two centuries, the streets of the city of York were home to the annual performance of a cycle of mystery plays held in conjunction with the festival of Corpus Christi. Remarkable as the resilience of such an event is, no scholar has yet to survey . . .


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February 2013
Immigrant Communities & Ethnic Minorities in the United States & Canada, No. 83


FROM ASSIMILATION TO MULTICULTURALISM
Managing Ethnic Diversity in Milwaukee


By
Tom August

From Assimilation to Multiculturalism considers the formation and history of ethnic social stratification in one locality—Milwaukee, Wisconsin—and shows the varied treatment different groups encountered at the hands of local elites, authorities, and institutions. But while much of the existing historical literature on ethnic and racial groups generally isolates one or two particular communities, . . .


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December 2012

THE EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY NOVEL

Volume 9


Edited by
Albert J. Rivero and George Justice

Book Review Editor
Kit Kincade


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December 2012

STUDIES IN MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE HISTORY
Third Series, Volume IX

Edited by
Roger Dahood and Peter E. Medine

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November 2012
AMS Studies in the Nineteenth Century, No. 46


DICKENS’S UNCOLLECTED MAGAZINE AND NEWSPAPER SKETCHES, AS ORIGINALLY COMPOSED AND PUBLISHED, 1833–1836

Edited by
Robert C. Hanna

Brings together fifty-six early sketches by Dickens that have never before been collected in this form. Each sketch faithfully reproduces its original version, typesetting features and printing errors included, just as they initially appeared . . .


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