This is the first comprehensive theoretical account of Bioart – art that uses either living materials or more traditional materials to comment on, or even transform, biotechnological practice. While it receives enormous media attention, bioart is frequently misunderstood. Here Mitchell situates it in the contexts of art history, laboratory practice, and media theory.
Biofutures: Owning Body Parts and Information is an accessible, cross-platform DVD-ROM that explores key legal, ethical, scientific, and commercial aspects of the rapidly changing world of biotechnology and bioinformatics.
Mitchell explores a fascinating connection between two seemingly unrelated Romantic-era discourses, outlining the extent to which eighteenth and early nineteenth century theories of sympathy were generated by crises of state finance.
The authors survey the rapidly expanding economies of exchange in human tissue, explaining the complex questions raised and suggesting likely developments.
In this study Pfau argues that the loss of foundational concepts in classical and medieval Aristotelian philosophy caused a fateful separation between reason and will in European thought.
Pfau contributes to this republication of a special issue of European Romantic Review that explores a half-century of rapid societal and intellectual change.
Pfau reinterprets the evolution of British and German Romanticism as a progress through three successive dominant moods, each manifested in the "voice" of an historical moment.
Ruderman analyzes D.H. Lawrence's blunt language on issues of race and ethnicity.
This engaging book introduces new readers of eighteenth-century texts to some of the major works, authors, and debates of a key period of literary history.
Bringing this rich but neglected body of works to the fore, the authors challenge us to rethink our ideas of the novel as a genre, as well as our long-held assumptions about the literary movement of Romanticism.
Boycotts are so commonplace these days that one hardly notices them, and yet they have a fascinating history, one closely connected to the growth of the British Empire and the birth of a consumer society.
The authors provide an interdisciplinary account of the evolution of language over the past 200,000 years.
Informed by the latest findings in evolutionary theory, this book sets language within the context of human biology and development, taking ideas from fields such as psychology, neurology, biology, anthropology, genetics and cognitive science.
In Tetel Andresen's latest novella, the gently bred Danielle Wemberly is forever changed when she discovers a book hidden in her town's lending library.
In The Importance of Feeling English, Leonard Tennenhouse revisits the landscape of early American literature and radically revises its features. Using the concept of transatlantic circulation, he shows how some of the first American authors--from poets such as Timothy Dwight and Philip Freneau to novelists like William Hill Brown and Charles Brockden Brown--applied their newfound perspective to pre-existing British literary models.
In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization.
"The Near Future is a little jewel of a book, a very funny novel about getting—among other things—old, and in Florida, and with less than one's entire dignity in tact.
With All Aboard, acclaimed fiction writer Joe Ashby Porter ventures into new, sometimes unprecedented territory, from the luxe restraint of “Merrymount,” through the stops-out eroticism of “Pending,” to the distilled heebie-jeebies of “Dream On.”
Touch Wood acknowledges the sway of chance and contingency in our lives without entailing any facile despair.
In the mid-seventies four adults from beyond their national borders find themselves marooned in Jeffersonian academic Charlottesville, Virginia: the journalist Irène and her professor husband Jean-Luc, both French; Chantal, a graduate student from Montréal; and Mouse, an Oneida Quebecoise.