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Cribs
Huang, Yunte

Cribs is a discrete sequence of poems probing into the manifolds of the book's title word: "crib" as a small child's bed, as literal...

The Frame of Art: Fictions of Aesthetic Experience, 1750-1815
Marshall, David

Aesthetic experience was problematic for Enlightenment...

Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages
Pasternack, Carol Braun

Exposes complex intersections between genders and other identities in medieval...

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable
Abbott, H. Porter

Real Mysteries: Narrative and the Unknowable revisits the ancient theme of...

Tactical Media
Raley, Rita

Tactical media describes interventionist media art practices that engage and critique the dominant political and economic order. Rather than taking to...

Hope at Sea
Shewry, Teresa

As far back as Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis...

The Subaltern Ulysses
Duffy, Enda

How might an IRA bomb and James Joyce's Ulysses have anything in common? Could this masterpiece of modernism, written at the violent...