Happy New Year from Broadview Press: Forthcoming Spring Titles

Red Badge of Courage

Happy New Year! As we enter the coldest months of the year, it is cheering to look forward to new spring titles…

Forthcoming Broadview Editions bring us narratives of endurance, exploration, and adventure, including the vivid depiction of a soldier’s experience of war in Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, the building of a socialist community in antebellum Massachusetts in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Blithedale Romance, and the transatlantic capers of Daniel Defoe’s Colonel Jack. This list also delves into the complex world of the human mind reflecting upon itself, from the medieval meditative tradition in the prayers and stories of The Miracles of the Virgin and The Wooing of Our Lord, to modern psychological explorations, such as Oscar Wilde’s fierce, rebellious exploration of desire in Salome and the nightmare scenes of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis. Editions of works by Elizabeth Oakes Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Godwin, and John Locke further enrich this season’s offerings.

In English Studies, Broadview continues to expand our list of introductory handbooks that teach clear thinking and writing, from an accessible general handbook, Academic Writing Now, to more specialized introductions: How to Read (and Write About) Poetry and Writing for Today’s Healthcare Audiences. The compact and lucid Literary Theory and Criticism: An Introduction will be much appreciated by any new readers of theory.

Our new Philosophy books take on questions that are being keenly debated in the media and in the classroom. Victims and Victimhood considers how we characterize and respond to victims; Philosophizing about Sex explores the complexity behind even our simplest questions about sexuality; and the perennial question of ‘what it means to be happy’ is analyzed by two companion volumes, Happy Lives, Good Lives and Theories of Happiness: An Anthology.

This spring, Broadview’s frontlist offers diverse avenues from which to consider some of our most pressing questions—whether they were posed in the distant past or in the present day. These are books that continue our commitment to publish works that challenge, delight, and surprise.

Posted on January 5, 2015