Books Recently Reviewed in MHRA Journals

Reviews published in July to September 2020

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MHRA journals have been reviewing new additions to the scholarly literature since 1905. This page lists the reviews published by us in the quarter July to September 2020, alphabetised by the first-named author or editor of the book being reviewed.

Allen, Seán, Screening Art: Modernist Aesthetics and the Socialist Imaginary in East German Cinema: reviewed by Stephan Ehrig in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Andrade, Max Ubelaker, Borges beyond the Visible: reviewed by Robin Fiddian in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Armstrong, Joshua, Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel: reviewed by Edward Welch in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Bale, Anthony, and Sebastian Sobecki, Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology: reviewed by Molly Martin in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Best, Stephen, None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life: reviewed by Alice Mikal Craven in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Bonsaver, Guido, Brian Richardson, and Giuseppe Stellardi, Cultural Reception, Translation and Transformation from Medieval to Modern Italy: Essays in Honour of Martin McLaughlin: reviewed by Oscar Schiavone in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Bootle, Sam, Laforgue, Philosophy, and Ideas of Otherness: reviewed by Alexandra K. Wettlaufer in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Braga, Duarte Drumond, As Índias espirituais: Fernando Pessoa e o orientalismo português: reviewed by Stefan Helgesson in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Cave, Terence, and Dierdre Wilson, Reading beyond the Code: Literature and Relevance Theory: reviewed by Margaret H. Freeman in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Christian, and David, A History of Russia, Central Asia and Mongolia. Volume II: Inner Eurasia from the Mongol Empire to Today, 1260–2000: reviewed by Alexander Morrison in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Day, and Barbara, Trial by Theatre: Reports on Czech Drama: reviewed by Rajendra A. Chitnis in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Deganutti, Marianna, Fulvio Tomizza: Writing the Trauma of Exile: reviewed by Katia Pizzi in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Denisoff, Dennis, Decadent and Occult Works by Arthur Machen: reviewed by Jane Ford in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Devi, Vimala, and Paul Melo e Castro, Monsoon: reviewed by Johann Salazar in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Edelstein, Sari, Adulthood and Other Fictions: American Literature and the Unmaking of Age: reviewed by Hannah Herndon in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Eimeleus, K. B. E. E., William D. Frank, and E. John B. Allen, Skis in the Art of War: reviewed by Chris Bellamy in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Elsner, Anna Magdalena, Mourning and Creativity in Proust: reviewed by Synne Ytre Arne in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Everson, Jane, Andrew Hiscock, and Stefano Jossa, Ariosto, the ‘Orlando Furioso’ and English Culture: reviewed by Warren Chernaik in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Fábián, Katalin, Korolczuk, and Elżbieta, Rebellious Parents: Parental Movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia: reviewed by Ruta Skriptaite in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Ferrante, Joan M., and Robert W. Hanning, The Romance of Thebes (Roman de Thèbes): reviewed by Sophie Harwood in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Ferreira, Jo-Anne S., The Portuguese of Trinidad and Tobago: Portrait of an Ethnic Minority: reviewed by Jaine Beswick in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Fiddler, Allyson, The Art of Resistance: Cultural Protest against the Austrian Far Right in the Early Twenty-First Century: reviewed by Katya Krylova in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Gabilondo, Joseba, Introduction to a Postnational History of Contemporary Basque Literature (1978-2000): Remnants of the Nation: reviewed by Beñat Sarasola in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Galvin, Rachel, News of War: Civilian Poetry, 1936–1945: reviewed by Rosie Langridge in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Gasperi, Giulia De, and Joseph Pivato, Comparative Literature for the New Century: reviewed by Emily Spiers in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Gentillet, Innocent, Simon Patericke, and Ryan Murtha, Anti-Machiavel: A Discourse upon the Means of Well Governing: reviewed by Christina G. Waldman in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Goddard, Linda, Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gauguin: reviewed by Kirsten A. Marples in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Gullotta, and Andrea, Intellectual Life and Literature at Solovki 1923–1930: The Paris of the Northern Concentration Camps: reviewed by Sarah J. Young in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Hannoosh, Michèle, Jules Michelet: Writing Art and History in Nineteenth-Century France: reviewed by Jennifer Rushworth in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Harle, Matthew, Afterlives of Abandoned Work: Creative Debris in the Archive: reviewed by Tim Groenland in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Jacobs, Steven, Anthony Kinik, and Eva Hielscher, The City Symphony Phenomenon: Cinema, Art and Modernity between the Wars: reviewed by Paul Melo e Castro in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Jaouad, Hédi A., Browning upon Arabia: A Moveable East: reviewed by Joseph Hankinson in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Kaminski, Johannes D., Erotic Literature in Adaptation and Translation: reviewed by Victoria Carroll in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Kölving, Ulla, and Andrew Brown, La Correspondance d’Émilie Du Châtelet: reviewed by Stefanie Ertz in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Kopley, Richard, The Formal Center in Literature: Explorations from Poe to the Present: reviewed by Antoine Dechêne in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Lakhtikova, Anastasia, Brintlinger, Angela, Glushchenko, and Irina, Seasoned Socialism: Gender and Food in Late Soviet Everyday Life: reviewed by Alison K. Smith in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Lounsbery, and Anne, Life Is Elsewhere: Symbolic Geography in the Russian Provinces, 1800–1917: reviewed by Lyudmila Parts in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

MacKay, and John, Dziga Vertov: Life and Work (Volume 1: 1896–1921): reviewed by Rachel Morley in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Manzini, Francesco, Stendhal: reviewed by Maria C. Scott in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Martin, and Barbara, Dissident Histories in the Soviet Union: From De-Stalinization to Perestroika: reviewed by Martin Dewhirst in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Martin, Deborah, The Cinema of Lucrecia Martel: reviewed by Viviana Rangil in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Maskarinec, Malika, The Forces of Form in German Modernism: reviewed by Rey Conquer in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Merk, Annika, The Contemporary Dramatic Monologue in Britain and Ireland: reviewed by Shelley Roche-Jacques in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Meyer, and Priscilla, Nabokov and Indeterminacy: The Case of ‘The Real Life of Sebastian Knight‘: reviewed by Yannicke Chupin in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Mickenberg, Julia L., American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream: reviewed by Nicholas Hall in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Miller, Ashley, Poetry, Media, and the Material Body: Autopoetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain: reviewed by Amanda Paxton in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Möller, H., Scharf, C., Dudarew, W., Lawrinowitsch, and M., Deutschland – Russland. Stationen gemeinsamer Geschichte – Orte der Erinnerung. Band 1: Das 18. Jahrhundert: reviewed by Roger Bartlett in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Mourant, Chris, Katherine Mansfield and Periodical Culture: reviewed by Kirsten MacLeod in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Orttung, Robert W., Zhemukhov, and Sufian N., Putin's Olympics: The Sochi Games and the Evolution of Twenty-First Century Russia: reviewed by Jenifer Parks in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Őzgűr, Nilűfer, Hardy Deconstructing Hardy: A Derridean Reading of Thomas Hardy's Poetry: reviewed by Andrew Hewitt in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Partan, and Olga, Vagabonding Masks: The Italian Commedia dell'Arte in the Russian Artistic Imagination: reviewed by Barbara Wyllie in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Past, Elena, Italian Ecocinema: Beyond the Human: reviewed by Alex Marlow-Mann in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Pirholt, Mattias, Grenzerfahrungen: Studien zur Goethes Ästhetik: reviewed by Leena Eilittä in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Pollard, Patrick, Gide et le mythe grec. Suivi de fragments du ‘Traité des Dioscures’ et autres textes inédits: reviewed by David H. Walker in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Rees, Kate, The Journalist in the French Fin-de-Siècle Novel: Enfants de la presse: reviewed by Emma Bielecki in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Robert, Yann, Dramatic Justice: Trial by Theater in the Age of the French Revolution: reviewed by Mechele Leon in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Robson, Kathryn, I Suffer, Therefore I Am: Engaging with Empathy in Contemporary French Women's Writing: reviewed by Julie Rodgers in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Sabine, Mark, José Saramago: History, Utopia, and the Necessity of Error: reviewed by Burghard Baltrusch in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Sicher, Ephraim, The Jew's Daughter: A Cultural History of a Conversion Narrative: reviewed by Jeremy Tambling in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Sood, Arun, Robert Burns and the United States of America: Poetry, Print, and Memory 1786–1866: reviewed by Alex Broadhead in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Stewart, and John Massey, Thomas, Lucy and Alatau: The Atkinsons' Adventures in Siberia and the Kazakh Steppe: reviewed by Andrei Rogachevskii in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Stone, Harriet, Crowning Glories: Netherlandish Realism and the French Imagination during the Reign of Louis XIV: reviewed by Richard Maber in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Tihanov, Galin, The Birth and Death of Literary Theory: Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond: reviewed by Jeremy Tambling in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Tillett, Rebecca, Otherwise, Revolution! Leslie Marmon Silko's ‘Almanac of the Dead‘: reviewed by Kiron Ward in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Urbansky, and Sören, Beyond the Steppe Frontier: A History of the Sino-Russian Border: reviewed by N. Pianciola in SEER 98.3 (text at JSTOR)

Vera, Ana, Le Cinéma portugais: histoire, culture et société, 1963-2015: reviewed by Paulo de Medeiros in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Vieira, António, Mónica Leal da Silva, and Liam Matthew Brockey, Six Sermons: reviewed by Tom Earle in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Vieira, Joaquim, José Saramago: Rota de Vida. Uma Biografia: reviewed by David G. Frier in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Wallace, Jennifer, Tragedy since 9/11: Reading a World out of Joint: reviewed by Adrian Poole in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Warner, Lawrence, Chaucer's Scribes: London Textual Production, 1384-1432: reviewed by Michael Johnston in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

White, Landeg, Camões: Made in Goa. Selected Lyric Poems Written in India: reviewed by Jason Keith Fernandes in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

White, Landeg, and Hélio J. S. Alves, Poetas que não eram Camões: Poets Who Weren't Camões: reviewed by Catarina Fouto in Portuguese Studies 36.1 (text at JSTOR)

Williams, Seán M., Pretexts for Writing: German Romantic Prefaces, Literature, and Philosophy: reviewed by Daragh Downes in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Yahav, Amit S., Feeling Time: Duration, the Novel, and Eighteenth-Century Sensibility: reviewed by Rachael Scarborough King in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Yakich, Mark, and John Biguenet, Interviews from the Edge: 50 Years of Conversations about Writing and Resistance: reviewed by Rona Cran in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Zecchi, Barbara, Tras las lentes de Isabel Coixet: cine, compromiso y feminismo: reviewed by Tamara Moya Jorge in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)

Zimmerman, Sarah, The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain: reviewed by Jessica Fay in MLR 115.3 (text at JSTOR)