Category Archives: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Literature

Blake. Wordsworth. Religion.

By | February 1, 2011

Ok, I know it’s the 1st day of February today and Christmas seems like it was a LONG time ago already, but I’ve been wanting to blog about my Christmas reading. It’s a new book in our New Directions in Religion and Literature series that landed on my desk just before the holidays. Although it’s… Read More »

Stephen Burn praises The Novel: An Alternative History in The New York Times Book Review

By | January 14, 2011

In an essay for the series “Why Criticism Matters,” Stephen Burn heralded Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History as a potential starting point for literary criticism in the age of digital media.  Burn argues that the Amazon.com review has ended the time of the critic as a 'cultural arbiter,' passing down informed opinions to… Read More »

Wordsworth and Bronte – New Reader’s Guides

By | October 22, 2010

Hello! I thought it was about time that I made my first post as the new Senior Editor on Continuum's Literary Studies list. Choosing a subject for my first post has proven to be quite a challenge: we're in the very fortunate position of having published some really great new books on the Literary Studies… Read More »

European Local-Color Literature

By | August 31, 2010

Always searching for new areas to explore and advance, Josephine Donovan has written and edited influential works in areas as varied as Feminist Theory, Animal Rights, and what she calls local-color American literature. It is the development of her work in this last area that is the impetus for her soon to be published European… Read More »