A collection of twenty-five new essays by Shakespeare scholars dealing especially with Shakespeare and his predecessors, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, Shakespeare in performance (including film) and Shakespeare in relation to later literature from the eighteenth century to the present.
Includes narrative biographies of people who significantly, and sometimes decisively, impacted contemporary American life in a range of areas, including national politics, foreign policy, social and political activism, popular and literary culture, sports, and business.
Featuring a group of international scholars from the disciplines of history, philosophy, literature and art history, this work offers a reconsideration of the ideas and the impact of the abbe Henri Gregoire, one of the most important figures of the French Revolution and a contributor to the campaigns for Jewish emancipation, and rights for blacks.
Sheds light on the work of Thomas Harriot (c1560-1621), an innovative thinker and practitioner in several branches of the mathematical sciences, including navigation, astronomy, optics, geometry, and algebra. This book focuses on one hundred and forty of Harriot's manuscript pages, those concerned with the structure and solution of equations.
This volume argues that African-American autobiography is a continuation of the epic tradition. It makes clear that the writers of black autobiography have shared and shaped American culture, and that their works are very much a part of American literature.