Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Mitchell on her most recent publication, an anniversary edition of George Meredith’s Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads
Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside occupies a distinctive and somewhat notorious place within George Meredith’s already unique body of work. Modern Love is now best known for the emotionally intense sonnet cycle which Meredith’s own contemporaries dismissed as scandalously confessional and indiscreet. While individual sonnets from the work have been anthologized, the complete cycle is rarely included, and the original edition has not been reprinted since its first appearance in 1862. This edition restores the original publication and supplements it with a range of accompanying materials that will reintroduce Meredith’s astonishing collection of poetry to a new generation of readers. Read more...
Congratulations to Dr. Melynda Nuss on her most recent publication, Distance, Theater and the Public Voice 1750-1850.
Distance, Theater and the Public Voice1750-1850 explores the ways in which theater helped writers imagine connecting with the new mass public that emerged during the Romantic period. As theaters expanded, the distance between actor and audience became a telling metaphor for the distance emerging between writers and readers. Distance, Theater and the Public Voice shows how writers experimented with theatrical situations—both old and new, legitimate and illegitimate—as they crafted a voice that could sound intimate and personal even as it broadcast itself to an imagined public.
Congratulations to Dr. Steven Schneider on his most recent publication, The Contemporary Narrative Poem available from UI Press.
Over the past thirty years, narrative poems have made a comeback against the lyric approach to poetry that has dominated the past century. Drawing on a decade of conferences and critical seminars on the topic, The Contemporary Narrative Poem examines this resurgence of narrative and the cultural and literary forces motivating it. Read more...