From climate change, debt, and refugee crises to energy security, environmen- tal disasters, and terrorism, the events that lead nightly newscasts and drive public policy demand a global perspective. In the twentieth century the world sought solutions through formal institutions of international governance such as the United Nations, the International Criminal Court, and the World Bank, but present-day responses to global realities are often more provisional, improvisational, and contingent. Tracing this uneven history in order to identify principal actors, contesting ideologies, and competing rhetoric, Negative Cosmopolitanism challenges the Kantian ideal of cosmopolitanism as the precondition for a perpetual global peace. Uniting literary scholars with researchers working on contemporary problems and those studying related issues of the past – including slavery, in- dustrial capitalism, and corporate imperialism – essays in this volume scruti- nize the entanglement of cosmopolitanism within expanding networks of trade and global capital from the eighteenth century to the present. By doing so, the contributors pinpoint the ways in which whole populations have been unwillingly caught up in a capitalist reality that has little in common with the earlier ideals of cosmopolitanism. A model for provoking new and necessary questions about neoliberalism, biopolitics, colonialism, citizenship, and xenophobia, Negative Cosmopoli- tanism establishes a fresh take on the representation of globalization and modern life in history and literature. Eddy Kent is associate professor of English at the University of Alberta. Terri Tomsky is assistant professor of English at the University of Alberta. From the fourteenth-century Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to In Parenthe- sis – an epic poem written in 1937 by painter and poet David Jones – English writers have looked to romance as a resource and a strategy to expand the imaginary reach of their writing. Rethinking the resilience, purpose, and place of romance in English litera- ture, Timely Voices discusses moments that have altered how we read and interpret this ever-changing form. Addressing the various ways in which romance has absorbed and been absorbed by drama, prose, and poetry, contributors to this volume demonstrate that romance texts do not produce something defined or confined by a static genre, but rather express a reposi- tory of creative possibilities. Covering writers including the anonymous author of Sir Orfeo, Jane Austen, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Lucy Hutchinson, William Morris, William Shakespeare, Philip Sidney, and Edmund Spenser, essays explore the magic and wonder of romance, Irish and Gaelic lore, how woodcuts in early books complement and extend printed text, how romance was dramatized, how it gives language to feminist politics and ideology, and how it becomes a counterpoint to finance in the fiction of the early Romantic period. A nuanced reinterpretation of romance in its own terms, Timely Voices inspires new appreciation of this form as a solution to textual, aesthetic, structural, ideological, and political problems in literature. Goran Stanivukovic is professor of early modern English literature and cultural studies and chair of the Department of English at Saint Mary’s University. 4 2 M Q U P F A L L 2 0 1 7 L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S • E N G L I S H L I T E R AT U R E S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2017 978-0-7735-5139-8 $110.00S CDN, $110.00S US, £95.00 cloth 6 x 9 384pp eBook available Timely Voices Romance Writing in English Literature edited by goran stanivukovic A reassessment of romance as a resource and strategy of writing that transformed itself across time and texts, and that fascinated writers from medieval to modern times. S P E C I F I C AT I O N S November 2017 978-0-7735-5097-1 $39.95A CDN, $39.95A US, £34.00 paper 978-0-7735-5096-4 $120.00S CDN, $120.00S US, £103.00 cloth 6 x 9 432pp 2 photos eBook available C U LT U R A L S T U D I E S • L I T E R A R Y S T U D I E S Negative Cosmopolitanism Cultures and Politics of World Citizenship after Globalization edited by eddy kent and terri tomsky A multi-disciplinary approach to cosmopolitanism that explores its negative effects, including how subjects under globalization become cosmopolitan against their will.