Burnard, Trevor. Britain in the Wider World, 1603-1800. Routledge, 2019.
Britain in the Wider World traces the remarkable transformation of Britain between 1603 and 1800 as it developed into a world power. At the accession of James VI and I to the throne of England in 1603, the kingdoms of England / Wales, Scotland and Ireland were united only by having a monarch in common. They had little presence in the world and were fraught with violence. Two centuries later, the consolidated state of the United Kingdom, established in 1801, was an economic powerhouse and increasingly geopolitically important, with an empire that stretched from the Americas, to Asia and to the Pacific. The book offers a fresh approach to assessing Britain's evolution, situating Britain within both imperial and Atlantic history, and examining how Britain came together politically and socially throughout the eighteenth century.
Gaston, Sean. Jacques Derrida and the Challenge of History. Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.
This important new book argues that Jacques Derrida's work can be treated as the basis for a distinctive historiography. The possibility of seeing Derrida not as a philosopher of language but as a philosopher of history has become more apparent with the recent publication of Derrida's 1964-1965 seminar Heidegger: The Question of Being and History. We now know that the problem of history was at the heart of Derrida's writing in the mid-1960s, prior to the publication of his best-known work, Of Grammatology (1967).
Arguing that Derrida's scholarship in the 1960s and early 1970s on historicism, historicity and the problem of history can be treated as the basis for a philosophy of history, Sean Gaston focuses on Derrida's work from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s and his relentless questioning of context, memory and narrative as the delineation of a deconstructive historiography.
Coleman, Deirdre. Henry Smeathman, the Flycatcher: Natural History, Slavery, and Empire in the Late Eighteenth Century. Liverpool University Press, 2018.
In 1771 Joseph Banks and other wealthy collectors sent a talented, self-taught naturalist to Sierra Leone to collect all things rare and curious, from moths to monkeys. Henry Smeathman's expedition to the West African coast, which coincided with a steep rise in British slave trading in this area, lasted four years during which time he built a house on the Banana Islands, married into the coast's ruling dynasties, and managed to negotiate the tricky life of a 'stranger' bound to his landlord and local customs. In this book, which draws on a rich and little-known archive of journals and letters, Coleman retraces Smeathman's life as he shuttled between his home on the Bananas and two key Liverpool trading forts - Bunce Island and the Isles de Los.
Ford, Thomas H. Wordsworth and the Poetics of Air. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Before the ideas we now define as Romanticism took hold the word 'atmosphere' meant only the physical stuff of air; afterwards, it could mean almost anything, from a historical mood or spirit to the character or style of an artwork. Thomas H. Ford traces this shift of meaning, which he sees as first occurring in the poetry of William Wordsworth. Gradually 'air' and 'atmosphere' took on the new status of metaphor as Wordsworth and other poets re-imagined poetry as a textual area of aerial communication - conveying the breath of a transitory moment to other times and places via the printed page. Reading Romantic poetry through this ecological and ecocritical lens Ford goes on to ask what the poems of the Romantic period mean for us in a new age of climate change, when the relationship between physical climates and cultural, political and literary atmospheres is once again being transformed.
Chu, Petra and Milam, Jennifer (eds.). Beyond Chinoiserie: Artistic Exchange Between China and the West During the Late Qing Dynasty (1796-1911). East and West series, Vol. 4. Brill, 2019.
The complex interweaving of different Western visions of China had a profound impact on artistic exchange between China and the West during the nineteenth century. Beyond Chinoiserie addresses the complexity of this exchange. While the playful Western "vision of Cathay" formed in the previous century continued to thrive, a more realistic vision of China was increasingly formed through travel accounts, paintings, watercolours, prints, book illustrations, and photographs.
Simultaneously, the new discipline of sinology led to a deepening of the understanding of Chinese cultural history. Leading and emerging scholars in the fields of art history, literary studies and material culture, have authored the ten essays in this book, which deal with artistic relations between China and the West at a time when Western powers’ attempts to extend a sphere of influence in China led to increasingly hostile political interactions.
Tuite, Clara (ed.). Byron in Context. Cambridge University Press, 2019.
George Gordon, the sixth Lord Byron (1788-1824), was one of the most celebrated poets of the Romantic period, as well as a peer, politician and global celebrity, famed not only for his verse, but for his controversial lifestyle and involvement in the Greek War of Independence. In thirty-seven concise, accessible essays, by leading international scholars, this volume explores the social and intertextual relationships that informed Byron's writing; the geopolitical contexts in which he travelled, lived and worked; the cultural and philosophical movements that influenced changing outlooks on religion, science, modern society and sexuality; the dramatic landscape of war, conflict and upheaval that shaped Napoleonic and post-Napoleonic Europe and Regency Britain; and the diverse cultures of reception that mark the ongoing Byron phenomenon as a living ecology in the twenty-first century. This volume illuminates how we might think of Byron in context, but also as a context in his own right.
Clemens, Justin and Bartlett, A. (eds.). Badiou and His Interlocutors. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.
This is a unique collection presenting work by Alain Badiou and commentaries on his philosophical theories. It includes three lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre and two extensive interviews with Badiou - one concerning the state of the contemporary situation and one wide ranging interview on all facets of his work and engagements. It also includes six interventions on aspects of Badiou's work by established scholars in the field, addressing his concept of history, Lacan, Cinema, poetry, and feminism; and four original essays by young and established scholars in Australia and New Zealand addressing the key concerns of Badiou's 2015 visit to the Antipodal region and the work he presented there.
With new material by Badiou previously unpublished in English this volume is a valuable overview of his recent thinking. Critical responses by distinguished and gifted Badiou scholars writing outside of the European context make this text essential reading for anyone interested in the development and contemporary reception of Badiou's thought.
Otto, Peter (ed.). William Blake: Selected Works. Oxford University Press, 2018.
This volume in the 21st Century Oxford Authors series offers students and readers a comprehensive selection of the work of William Blake (1757-1827). Accompanied by full scholarly apparatus, this authoritative edition enables students to explore Blake's poetry, illuminated poetry, and prose alongside selections from his letters, manuscripts, notebook, advertising pamphlets, marginalia, and works he printed in conventional letterpress.
The edition arranges Blake's works in chronological order, according to the date when they were first printed or, in the case of unpublished works, the years in which they were composed. With the help of editorial headnotes and annotations, this arrangement brings to the foreground Blake's material and intellectual labours as a poet, painter, prophet, and non-academic philosopher; the networks of acquaintances, friends, patrons, and enemies who helped support or provoke this work; and the tumultuous historical events he responded to, which included the beginning of modern feminism, the agricultural and industrial revolutions, the American and French Revolutions, William Pitt's so-called 'Reign of Terror' in Britain, an attempted revolution in Ireland (1798), a successful slave rebellion in Haiti (1791-1804), and the French revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. Some editions attempt to sanitise Blake, by hiding from view the most startling elements of his thought; but in this edition Blake's sexual, political, religious, and poetic heterodoxy comes into full view.
- Clemens, Justin. "Agamben and Poetry," in Ghosh, Ranjan (ed.,). Philosophy and Poetry: Continental Perspectives. Columbia University Press, 2019
- Clemens, Justin and Bartlett, A.J. "Happiness is Revolting," in Badiou, Alain. Happiness (trans. A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens). Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
- Clemens, Justin. "Irremediability: On the Very Concept of Digital Ontology," in Amanda, Lagerkvist (ed.,). Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture. Taylor & Francis, 2019
- Clemens, Justin. "The Question Concerning Technology: Badiou versus Heidegger," in Völker, Jan (ed.,). Badiou and the German Tradition of Philosophy. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
- Davis, Mark. "Unsettled Objects: Books, Cultural Politics, and the Case of Reading the Country," in Morrissey, Philip and Healy, Chris (eds.). Reading the Country: 30 Years On. University of Technology Sydney EPress, 2019
- Ford, Thomas H. "Orlando's Romantic Climate Change," in Collett, Anne and Murphy, Olivia (eds.,). Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
- Ford, Thomas H. "Natural Philosophy," in Tuite, Clara (ed.,). Byron in Context. Cambridge University Press, 2019
- Ford, Thomas H. "Max Frisch's Man in the Holocene: Geological Cli-Fi," in Goodbody, Axel and Johns-Putra, Adeline (eds.,). Cli-Fi: A Companion. Peter Lang, 2019
- Ford, Thomas H. "George Turner's Sea and Summer (1987): Urban Dystopian Cli-Fi," in Goodbody, Axel and Johns-Putra, Adeline (eds.). Cli-Fi: A Companion. Peter Lang, 2019
- Ford, Thomas H. "Adorno: Poetry After Poetry," in Ghosh, Rangan (ed.,). Philosophy and Poetry: Continental Perspectives. Columbia University Press, 2019
- Greig, Elias. "Wordsworth in the Tropics of Cumbria," in Collett, Anne and Murphy, Olivia (eds.,). Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
- Hampton, Steven. "Utopia or Dystopia? The Romantics in Switzerland, 1816," in Collett, Anne and Murphy, Olivia (eds.,). Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
- Mierowsky, Marc and Aarons, Debra. "Obscenity, Dirtiness and Licence in Jewish Comedy," in Wilkie, Ian (ed.,). The Routledge Comedy Studies Reader. Routledge, 2019
- Milam, Jennifer. "Greuze Girls and the Painterly Embodiment of Sexual Pleasure," in Dixon, L. and Weisberg, G.P. (eds.,). Making Waves: Crosscurrents in the Study of 19th-Century Art. Brepols Publishers, 2019
- Milam, Jennifer. "Representations of Peace," in Armitage, D. and Ghervaism, S. (eds.,). A Cultural History of Peace in the Age of Enlightenment (1648-1815). London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019
- Otto, Peter. "'Rouse Up O Young Men of the New Age!': Ōe Kenzaburō and William Blake on Bodies, Biopolitics, and the Imagination," in Watson, Alex and Williams, Laurence (eds.,). British Romanticism in Asia: The Reception, Translation, and Transformation of Romantic Literature in India and East Asia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
- Otto, Peter. "The Ends of Illustration: Explanation, Critique, and the Political Imagination in Blake's Title-pages for Genesis," in Haywood, Ian; Matthews, Susan and Shannon, Mary (eds.,). Romanticism and Illustration. Cambridge University Press, 2019
- Otto, Peter. "William Blake, the Secularization of Religious Categories, and the History of Imagination," in King, Joshua and Werner, Winter (eds.,). Constructing Nineteenth-Century Religion: Literary, Historical, and Religious Studies in Dialogue. Ohio State University Press, 2019
- Otto, Peter. "William Blake, the Ancient Gnostics, and the Birth of Modern Gnosticism," in Trompf, Garry; Mikkelsen, Gunner and Johnston, Jay (eds.,). The Gnostic World. Routledge, 2019
- Tuite, Clara. "When the Earth Moves," in Collett, Anne and Murphy, Olivia (eds.,). Romantic Climates: Literature and Science in an Age of Catastrophe. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
- Clemens, Justin. "Drug is the Love: Literature, Psychopharmacology, Psychoanalysis," in Goldbach, J. and Godley, J.A. (eds.,). Inheritance in Psychoanalysis. State University of New York Press, 2018
- Clemens, Justin. "If Law Speaks, It Speaks of Enjoyment: Psychoanalysis and Desire," in Zartaloudis, Thomas (ed.,). Law and Philosophical Theory: Critical Intersections. Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018
- Clemens, Justin and Bartlett, A. "Introduction: The World Turned Upside Down," in Clemens, J. and Bartlett, A. (eds.,). Badiou and His Interlocutors. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018
- Clemens, Justin. "The Last Horizon the Gaze Obscures," in Haylock, B. (ed.,). Continuous Moment: Damiano Bertoli. Surpllus, 2018
- Clemens, Justin. "The Paradox of Dissemination," in Blamey, D. and Haylock, B. (eds.,). Distributed. Open Editions, 2018
- Clemens, Justin. "'Their Jarring Spheres Confound': John Milton's Paradise Lost as a Counter-Baroque War Machine," in Ndalianis, Angela and Beaven, Lisa (eds.,). Emotion and the Seduction of the Senses, Baroque to Neo-Baroque. Medieval Institute Publications, 2018
- Hadiz, Vedi R. "Islamic Populism and the Politics of Neoliberal Inequalities," in Routledge Handbook of Global Populism. Routledge, 2018
- Hadiz, Vedi R. "Islamic Populism in Indonesia: Emergence and Limitations," in Hefner, Robert W. (ed.,). Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Indonesia. Routledge, 2018
- Otto, Peter. "The Horrors of Creation: Globes, Englobing Powers, and Blake's Archaeologies of the Present," in Bundock, Chris and Effinger, Elizabeth (eds.,). William Blake’s Gothic Imagination: Bodies of Horror. Manchester University Press, 2018
- Stanyon, Miranda. "'A Possession for Eternity': Thomas De Quincey's Feeling for War," in Downes, Stephanie; Lynch, Andrew and O'Loughlin, Katrina (eds.,). Writing War in Britain and France, 1370-1854: A History of Emotions. Routledge, 2018
- Wawrzinek, Jennifer, "Postcolonial Dandies and the Death of the Flâneur," in Bystrom, Kerry; Harris, Ashleigh and Webber, Andrew J. (eds.,). South and North: Contemporary Urban Orientations. Routledge India, 2018
- Burnard, Trevor. "A New Look at the Zong Case of 1783," in XVII-XVIII 76, 2019
- Burnard, Trevor. "Beyond Salutary Neglect: A Reflection on 'Thinking the Empire Whole'," in History Australia 16 No. 4, 2019, pp. 642-645
- Champion, Matthew S. and Stanyon, Miranda. "Musicalising History," in Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 29 No. 4, 2019, pp. 79-103
- Clemens, Justin. "First Fruits of a Barron Field," in Critical Quarterly 61 No. 1, 2019, pp. 18-36
- Coleman, Deirdre. "Anti-Slavery, African Colonization, and the Natural History of Ballooning," in Romanticism 25 No. 1, 2019, pp. 32-44
- Davis, Mark. "A new, online culture war? The communication world of Breitbart.com," in Communication Research and Practice 5 No. 3, 2019, pp. 241-254
- De Wildt, Lars, Apperley, Thomas H., Clemens, Justin, Fordyce, Robbie and Mukherjee, Souvik. "(Re-)Orienting the Video Game Avatar," in Games and Culture, 2019
- Diprose, R., McRae, Dave and Hadiz, Vedi R. "Two Decades of Reformasi in Indonesia: Its Illiberal Turn," in Journal of Contemporary Asia 49 No. 5, 2019, pp. 691-712
- Ford, Thomas H. and Clemens, Justin. "Barron Field's Terra Nullius Operation," in Australian Humanities Review 65, 2019, pp. 1-19
- Ford, Thomas H. "Frankenscription, a natural history of poetry," in Nineteenth-Century Contexts 41 No. 3, 2019, pp. 271-285
- Hadiz, Vedi R. "The 'Floating' Ummah in the Fall of 'Ahok' in Indonesia," inTRaNS: Trans -Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia 7 No. 2, 2019, pp. 271-290
- Hankinson,Alexandra. "Flora's Go-betweens: Nectar, Insects, and Flowers in the Romantic Natural History of Pollination," in Romanticism 25 No. 1, 2019, pp. 3-21
- Jiang, James. "Curious Self-Evidence: Graphology and Gusto in Marianne Moore's Critical Prose," in Modernism/modernity 26 No. 2, 2019, pp. 375-398
- Mierowsky, Marc. "John West. Dryden and Enthusiasm: Literature, Religion, and Politics in Restoration England," in The Review of English Studies 70 No. 294, 2019, pp. 368-370
- Rundell, John. "David Roberts: Images of Aesthetic Modernity," in Thesis Eleven 152 No. 1, 2019, pp. 76-86
- Rundell, John. "Joel S. Kahn (1947-2017) - Perennial Anthropologist," in Thesis Eleven 151 No. 1, 2019, pp. 117-124
- Stanyon, Miranda. "The Passion of Edmund Burke: 'To Dr H_____n' Revisited," in Huntington Library Quarterly 82 No. 2, 2019, pp. 249-276
- Weber, M. and Davis, Mark. "Feminism in the Troll Space: Clementine Ford's Fight Like a Girl, Social Media, and the Networked Book," in Feminist Media Studies, 2019
- Archer, Anita. "Genesis of an Auction Sale Category: Sotheby's Inaugural Auction of 'Contemporary Chinese Art'," in Journal for Art Market Studies 2 No. 3, 2018
- Burnard, Trevor. "A Voice for Slaves: The Office of the Fiscal in Berbice and the Beginning of Protection in the British Empire, 1819-1834.," in Pacific Historical Review 87 No. 1, 2018, pp. 30-53
- Burnard, Trevor and Candlin, Kit. "Sir John Gladstone and the Debate over the Amelioration of Slavery in the British West Indies in the 1820s," in Journal of British Studies 57 No. 4, 2018, pp. 760-782
- Clemens, Justin. "Barron Field and the Myth of Terra Nullius," in Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales 151 No. 2, 2018, pp. 135-141
- Clemens, Justin. "Of Avatars and Apotheoses: David Fallon's Blake," in Filozofski Vestnik 39 No. 2, 2018, pp. 41-57
- Clemens, Justin. "As Fire Burns: Philosophy, Slavery, Technology," in Crisis and Critique 5 No. 1, 2018, pp. 130-145
- Coleman, Deirdre. "Antislavery Satire before Abolitionism: Two New Images," in The Wordsworth Circle 49 No. 1, 2018, pp. 28-32
- Davis, Mark. "'Globalist war against humanity shifts into high gear': Online anti-vaccination websites and 'anti-public' discourse," in Public Understanding of Science 28 No. 3, 2018
- Davis, Mark. "'Culture is inseparable from race': Culture Wars from Pat Buchanan to Milo Yiannopoulos," in M/C Journal 21 No. 5, 2018
- Ford, Thomas H. "Echohistoricism: Aristotle, Dryden, Montgomery, Conrad," in Romanticism 24 No. 3, 2018, pp. 278-293
- Ford, Thomas H. "Miracles 24/7," in Art + Australia 55.1, 2018, pp. 44-51
- Ford, Thomas H. "The Romanthropocene," in Literature Compass 15 No. 5, 2018
- Hadiz, Vedi R. "Imagine All the People? Mobilising Islamic Populism for Right-Wing Politics in Indonesia," in Journal of Contemporary Asia 48 No. 4, 2018
- Inglis, A., Coleman, Deirdre and Gaston, Vivian. "British and Australian portraits at the National Gallery of Victoria," in Art Journal of the National Gallery of Victoria No. 56, 2018
- Knowles, Claire. "A Woman's Place is in the Morgue: Understanding Scully in the Context of 1990s Feminism," in M/C Journal 21 No. 5, 2018
- Knowles, Claire. "Della Cruscanism and Newspaper Poetics: Reading the Letters of Simkin and Simon in the World," in Studies in Romanticism 57 No. 4, 2018, pp. 581-600
- Tuite, Clara. "Lord Byron's Preposterous Liberalism: Perversity, or The Fear that Pleases," in Occasion 11, 2018
- Tuite, Clara. "Jane Austen's House of Friction," in Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal On-Line 38 No. 2, 2018
- Van Ryn, Luke, Apperley, Thomas and Clemens, Justin. "Avatar Economies: Affective Investment from Game to Platform," in New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia 24 No. 4, 2018, pp. 291-306