Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2022.4

Words, books, images, and the long Eigh­teenth Cen­tu­ry
BuchcoverThe essays col­lect­ed in this vol­ume engage in a con­ver­sa­tion among lex­i­cog­ra­phy, the cul­ture of the book, and the can­on­iza­tion and com­mem­o­ra­tion of Eng­lish lit­er­ary fig­ures and their works in the long eigh­teenth cen­tu­ry. The source of inspi­ra­tion for each piece is Allen Reddick’s schol­ar­ship on Samuel John­son (1709–1784), the great Eng­lish lex­i­cog­ra­ph­er whose Dic­tio­nary (1755) includ­ed thou­sands upon thou­sands of illus­tra­tive quo­ta­tions from the “best” authors, and, more recent­ly, on Thomas Hol­lis (1720–1774), the much less well-known bib­lio­phile who sent gifts of books by a pan­theon of Whig authors to indi­vid­u­als and libraries in Britain, Protes­tant bas­tions in con­ti­nen­tal Europe, and Amer­i­ca. Between the cov­ers of Words, Books, Images read­ers will encounter canon­i­cal Eng­lish authors of prose and poetry—Bacon, Mil­ton, Defoe, Dry­den, Pope, Richard­son, Swift, Byron, Mary Shel­ley, and Edward Lear. But they will also become acquaint­ed with the agents of their can­on­iza­tion and commemoration—the print­ers and pub­lish­ers of Grub Street, the biog­ra­ph­er John Aubrey, the lex­i­cog­ra­ph­er and biog­ra­ph­er John­son, the bib­lio­phile Hol­lis, and the por­trait painter Reynolds. No less cru­cial­ly, they will meet fel­low read­ers of then and now—women and men who peruse, poach, snip, and savour a book’s every word and image.
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The Rout­ledge hand­book of Shake­speare and ani­mals
BuchcoverShakespeare’s plays have a long and var­ied per­for­mance his­to­ry. The rel­e­vance of his plays in lit­er­ary stud­ies can­not be under­stat­ed, but only recent­ly have schol­ars been look­ing into the pres­ence and sig­nif­i­cance of ani­mals with­in the canon. Read­ers will quick­ly find—without hav­ing to do exten­sive research—that the plays are teem­ing with ani­mals! In this Hand­book, Karen Raber and Hol­ly Dugan delve deep into Shakespeare’s World to illu­mi­nate and under­stand the use of ani­mals in his span of work. This vol­ume sup­plies a valu­able resource, offer­ing a broad and thor­ough ground­ing in the many ways ani­mal ref­er­ences and the appear­ance of actu­al ani­mals in the plays can be inter­pret­ed. It pro­vides a thor­ough overview; demon­strates rig­or­ous, orig­i­nal research; and charts new fron­tiers in the field through a broad vari­ety of con­tri­bu­tions from an inter­na­tion­al group of well-known and respect­ed schol­ars.
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