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BOOK REVIEWS

Updated June 16, 2017

GRAAT On-Line favors literary criticism and history (English-speaking countries)

Previously unpublished unsolicited reviews welcome

1100 words minimum

Book Review Editor Molly O'Brien Castro

molly.obriencastro@orange.fr

 

Jonathan Bignell, Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009), £50, 208 pages, ISBN: 978-0719064203—Anthony Cordingley, Université Paris VIII —Vincennes-Saint-Denis.

 

Sally Brown, Teenage Pregnancy, Parenting and Intergenerational Relations (UK: Palgrave Macmilla), 2016). 247 pages, ISBN 978-1-137-49538-9—Fabienne Portier-Le Cocq, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Stewart J. Brown, Providence and Empire: Religion, Politics and Society in the United Kingdom, 1815-1914 (Edinburgh: Pearson Education Limited, 2008). UK £19.90, 22.18€, 494 pages, ISBN 978-0-582-29960-3—Stéphanie Prévost, Université François Rabelais - Tours.

 

David Coad, The Metrosexual: Gender, Sexuality, and Sport (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2008), $16.95, 216 pages, ISBN 9780791474105—Georges-Claude Guilbert, Université François Rabelais – Tours.

 

Tim Pat Coogan, The Famine Plot: England’s Role in Ireland’s Greatest Tragedy (Basingtoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). £9.98 (paperback), 279+i-xi pages, ISBN 1137278838—Stéphanie Prévost, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7.

 

George Craig, Martha Dow Fehsenfeld, Dan Gunn, & Lois More Overbeck, eds.The Letters of Samuel Beckett: 1941-1956 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).  £30.00, 886 pages, ISBN: 9780521867948 —  Gerardo Del Guercio, Royal Military College of Canada, St-Jean. 

 

Nöelle Cuny, D. H. Lawrence : Le Corps en devenir (Paris, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2008). 23 €, 189 pages, ISBN 978-2-87854-376-6—Élise Brault, Université de Valenciennes.

 

Gregory Currie, Narratives & Narrators: A Philosophy of Stories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). £40, 243 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-928260-9 (also available in paperback and eBook)—John Pier, Université François Rabelais, Tours

 

Neil Davie, L'évolution de la condition féminine en Grande-Bretagne à travers les textes juridiques fondamentaux de 1830 à 1975 (Lyon : Collection Les fondamentaux du féminisme anglo-saxon, ENS Editions, 2011), 23€, 224 pages, ISBN 978-284788-242-1—Martine Monacelli Faraut, Université Sophia Antipolis, Nice.

 

Gerardo Del Guercio, The Fugitive Slave Law in The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: American Society Transforms Its Culture (Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013). $49.95, 186 pages, ISBN 978-0773445185—Anne-Claire Lévy, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III.

 

Emine Lâle Demitürk, How Black Writers Deal with Whiteness. Characterization through Deconstructing Color (Lewiston, N.Y.: the Edwin Mellen Press, 2008). $109.59, £69.95, 230 pages, ISBN 978-0-7734-5073-8; 0-7734-5073-4—Claude Julien, Université François Rabelais - Tours.

 

Kenneth L. Deutsch and Ethan Fishman, eds., The Dilemmas of American Conservatism (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2010). $40, 232 pages, ISBN: 9780813125961—Gerardo Del Guercio, Independent Researcher, Canada.

 

Diana Dominguez, Historical Residues in the Old Irish Legends of Queen Medb: An Expanded Interpretation of the Ulster Cycle (Lewiston: The Edward Mellen Press, 2010). $119.95, 320 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7734-3649-7—James Friel, Liverpool John Moores University.

 

John Donne: 21st-Century Oxford Authors, Janel Mueller, ed., (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015). UK £95 (hardback), 656 pages, ISBN 978-0199596560— Pádraic Lamb, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Damian Duffy & John Jennings, The Hole: Consumer Culture Volume I – A graphic novel (Chicago: Front Forty Press, 2008), $30.00, 168 pages, ISBN 0977868923—Georges-Claude Guilbert, Université François Rabelais – Tours.

 

Kenneth L. Deutsch and Ethan Fishman, eds., The Dilemmas of American Conservatism (Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2010). $40, 232 pages, ISBN: 9780813125961—Gerardo Del Guercio, Independent Researcher, Canada.

 

Charlotte Faircloth, Diane M. Hoffman, and Linda L. Layne, eds., Parenting in Global Perspective—Negotiating Ideologies of Kinship, Self and Politics (London and New York: Routledge, 2013). $160, 255 pages, ISBN 978-0-415-62487-9—Cécile Coquet-Mokoko, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Michael J. Franklin, Orientalist Jones. Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794 ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). UK £35 (hardback), 408 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-953200-1 –Pierre Dubois, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Peter Gay, Modernism: The Lure of Heresy from Baudelaire to Beckett and Beyond (London: Vintage Books, 2007), £10.99, 640 pages, ISBN: 978-0-099-44196-0—Eric Athenot, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Eugene D. Genovese & Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, Fatal Self-Deception: Slaveholding Paternalism in the Old South (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011). £21.65, 232 pages, ISBN 978-1-107-60502-2 – Emma Heishman, Aix-Marseille University.

 

Dominik Geppert & Robert Gerwarth, eds., Wilhelmine Germany and Edwardian Britain: Essays on Cultural Affinity (German Historical Institute London, Oxford University Press, 2008). UK £65, 91€, 464 pages, ISBN 13: 978-0-19-955828-5–Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Jonah Goldberg, Liberal Fascism or the Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning (London: Penguin, 2007), 9.99£, 487 pages, ISBN: 978-0-141-03950-3—Priscilla Morin, Université François Rabelais - Tours.

 

Daniel Gorman, Imperial Citizenship: Empire and the Question of Belonging (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2006). UK £55 (hardback), 56€, 243 pages, ISBN 978-0-7190-7529-2 —Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

David Gowland, Arthur Turner & Alex Wright, Britain and European Integration since 1945: On the Sidelines (London: Routledge, 2010). UK £17.99 (paperback), 31€, 312 pages, ISBN 978-0-415-322133—Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

John Griffiths, Imperial Culture in Antipodean Cities, 1880-1939 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). UK £65.00 (hardback), 96,95€, xiii and 306 pages, ISBN 978-1-137-38572-7—Trevor Harris, Université de Picardie Jules Verne, Amiens.

 

Gerardo Del Guercio, The Fugitive Slave Law in The Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave and Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin: American Society Transforms Its Culture (Lewiston, N.Y.: The Edwin Mellen Press, 2013). $49.95, 186 pages, ISBN 978-0773445185—Anne-Claire Lévy, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris III.

 

Nigel Hamilton, How To Do Biography: A Primer (Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008). USA $22.95, 379 pages, ISBN 978-0-674-02796-1—Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais - Tours.

 

André-Marie Harmat (dir.), Musique & littérature : jeux de miroir (Toulouse : Éditions Universitaires du Sud, 2009). 25€, 413 pages, ISBN 978-2-7227-0120-0–Éric Athenot, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Rebecca Herissone Ed., The Ashgate Research Companion to Henry Purcell (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2012). £85, 420 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7546-6645-5—Pierre Dubois, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Ulrike Hillemann, Asian Empire and British Knowledge: China and the Networks of British Imperial Expansion (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). £52.55 (hardback), 60,80€, 262 pages, ISBN 978-0-230-20046-3—Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Eva Johanna Holmberg, Jews in the Early Modern English Imagination. A Scattered Nation. Transculturalisms 1400-1700 (Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2011) $98, 180 pages, ISBN: 978-1409411918─ Frédérique Fouassier, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Sébastien Hubier & Emmanuel Le Vagueresse (dir.), Gender et séries télévisées (Reims : Éditions et presses universitaires de Reims, 2016). 20€, 235 pages, ISBN 978-2-37496-020-3—Benjamin Mauduit, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Anne-Cécile Huprelle, Le diable (Coll. Petite Bibliothèque des Spiritualités, Plon: Paris, 2007.) 13 € ,125 pages, ISBN-10: 2259203701/ 13: 978-2259203708—Caroline Bélan-Ménagier, Université François Rabelais - Tours.

 

Miloš Kovic, Disraeli and the Eastern Question (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). UK £ 60 (hardback), 68,09 €, 339 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-957460-5—Stéphanie Prévost, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Sylvie Laurent, Martin Luther King : une biographie intellectuelle et politique (Paris : Seuil, 2015). 21€, 384 pages, ISBN : 978-2-02-116621-7 — Anne-Claire Lévy , Université Paris 11-Sud.

 

Cathy Leeney, Irish Women Playwrights 1900-1939: Gender and Violence on Stage (New York: Peter Lang, 2010). £57 (hardback), 265 pages, ISBN 9781433103322--Patrick Lonergan, Galway.

 

Hand Maes & Jerrold Levinson, Art & Pornography: Philosophical Essays (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012). £37.50, 335 pages, ISBN 978-0-19-974408-5 (paperback)-Charles Joseph, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Madhavi Menon, ed., Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2011), $27.95, 494 pages, ISBN 978-0-8223-4845-0 — Sarah Hatchuel, Université du Havre.

 

Cherrie L. Morraga, A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2011), $22.95, 280 pages, 978-0-8223-4977-8—Christiane Grimal, Université François Rabelais – Tours

 

Ann Oakley, Sex, Gender and, Society (Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2015, 2nd ed.). £22.50, 172 pages, ISBN: 978-1-4724-3562-0—Elise Pereira Nunes, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Vishwas Patil, A Dirge for the Damned (Gurgaon: Hachette India, 2014). UK £ 9.99 (paperback), 9.99 €, 471 pages, ISBN 978-93-50009-590-4--Paul Giffard-Foret, Monash University, Australia.

 

James Penner, Pinks, Pansies, and Punks: The Rhetoric of Masculinity in American Literary Culture (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2011). $24.95, 318 pages, ISBN 978-0-253-22251-0—Georges-Claude Guilbert, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Charles R. Pigden, ed., Hume on Motivation and Virtue (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), £55, 303 pages, ISBN: 978-0-230-20527-7–Pierre Dubois, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Chandan Reddy, Freedom With Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the US State, (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, Perverse Modernities Series, 2011), $23,95, 320 pages, ISBN 978-0822351054 —Cécile Coquet-Mokoko, Université François-Rabelais, Tours.

 

Serge Ricard, Théodore Roosevelt et l'Amérique impériale (Rennes : Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2016). 24€, 364 pages, ISBN 978-2-7535-4893-0—Anne-Claire Lévy, Université Panthéon-Assas - Paris 2.

 

Davide Rodogno, Against Massacre: Humanitarian Intervention in the Ottoman Empire 1815-1914 (Princeton & Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2011), $39.50, 391 pages, ISBN 9780691151335 — Stéphanie Prévost, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7.

 

Erik S. Roraback, The Dialectics of Late Capital and Power: James, Balzac and Critical Theory (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007). £34.99, 320 pages, ISBN: 1-84718-226-7 - Gerardo Del Guercio, York College, CUNY.

 

Yomna Saber, Gendered Masks of Liminality and Race: Black Female Trickster's Subversion of Hegemonic Discourse in African American Women Literature(Bern: Peter Lang International Academic Publishers, 2017).  138 pages, ISBN 978-3-0343-2576-9 – Emma L. Heishman, Université Aix-Marseille.saber

 

John E. Seery, ed., A Political Companion to Walt Whitman (Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2011). $40, 373 pages, ISBN 978-0-8131-2654-8—Eric Athenot, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Dan Shen, Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots (New York and London: Routledge, 2014). 80 € (hardback), 175 pages, ISBN 978-0-415-63548-6—Federico Pianzola, ICI, Berlin.

 

Marc SolomonWinning Marriage: the Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Punditsand Won (Lebanon, NH: ForeEdge, 2015). $19.95, 386 pages, ISBN 978-1611688993—Anthony Castet, Université François Rabelais, Tours

 

Agnès Tachin, Amie et rivale. La Grande-Bretagne dans l’imaginaire français à l’époque gaullienne (Bruxelles : Peter Lang, 2009). UK £35.20, 46.90 €, 411 pages, ISBN: 978-90-5201-495-1—Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Ulrike Tancke, “Bethinke Thy Selfe” in Early Modern England. Writing Women’s Identities (Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2010). $85, 276 pages, ISBN: 9789042028081-Frédérique Fouassier, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Andrekos Varnava, British Imperialism in Cyprus, 1878-1915: The Inconsequential Possession (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009), UK 60£, 321 pages, ISBN: 978-0-7190-7903-0 - Stéphanie Prévost, Université François Rabelais -Tours.

 

Brenda R. Weber, Makeover TV: Selfhood, Citizenship, and Celebrity (Durham & London: Duke University Press, 2010). $23.95, 344 pages, ISBN 978-0-8223-4568-8—Georges-Claude Guilbert, Université François Rabelais, Tours.

 

Sarah Wise, The Blackest Streets: the Life and Death of a Victorian Slum (London: Vintage Books, 2009). UK £9.99 (paperback), 11.75 €, 333 pages, ISBN: 978-1-844-13331-4–Trevor Harris, Université François Rabelais, Tours.