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Friday, 14 June 2024
  • Consuming Anxieties: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Trade in British Satire, 1660-1751, by Dayne C. Riley

    Friday, 14 June 2024

    Writers of the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries—a period of vast economic change—recognized the global trade in alcohol and tobacco promised a brighter financial future for England, even as overindulgence at home posed serious moral pitfalls. This engaging and original study explores how literary satirists represented these consumables—and related anxieties about the changing nature of Britishness—in their work. Read more.

Wednesday, 19 June 2024
  • Juneteenth

    Wednesday, 19 June 2024

Sunday, 30 June 2024
  • LGBTQ+ Pride Month (June 1-30)

    Sunday, 30 June 2024

Friday, 16 August 2024
  • 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (Volume 29), edited by Kevin L. Cope

    Friday, 16 August 2024

    Exploratory, investigative, and energetically analytical, 16501850 covers the full expanse of long eighteenth-century thought, writing, and art while delivering abundant revelatory detail. Essays on well-known cultural figures combine with studies of emerging topics to unveil a vivid rendering of a dynamic period, simultaneously committed to singular genius and universal improvement. Read more.

  • The Essential Poetry of Bohdan Ihor Antonych: Ecstasies and Elegies, translated by Michael M. Naydan

    Friday, 16 August 2024

    Lemko-Ukrainian poet Bohdan Ihor Antonych (1909-37) is not as well-known as such great Slavic Modernist poets as Mandelstam, Pasternak, and Milosz, or their Western European counterparts Eliot, Rilke, and Lorca, but in the opinion of many literary critics he unquestionably should be. Sometimes compared to Walt Whitman and to Dylan Thomas, Antonych, who described himself as “an ecstatic pagan, a poet of the high of spring,” created during his brief lifetime powerful and innovative poetry with astonishing metaphorical constructions. Read more.