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  • Barthesby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 9.99

    This study elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes (1915-80), whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world intelligible. It describes the projects which Barthes explored and which helped to change the way we think about various cultural phenomena. more...

  • The Pursuit of Signsby Jonathan Culler

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 18.95

    Here this immensely influential twenty year old title is reissued due to its continuing relevance as a tool in understanding the literary movement that has dominated recent Anglo-American literary criticism. more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades,... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press, UK 1997; US$ 7.99

    What is Literary Theory? What is the relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is Literature, and does it matter? These are the sorts of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in a book which steers a clear path through a subject often perceived to be impenetrable. It offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning,... more...

  • Grounds of Comparison: Around the Work of Benedict Andersonby Pheng Cheah; Jonathan Culler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Benedict Anderson, professor at Cornell and specialist in Southeast Asian studies, is best known for his book Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (1991). It is no understatement to say that this is one of the most influential books of the last twenty years. Widely read both by social scientists and humanists,... more...

  • The Flowers of Evilby Charles Baudelaire; James N McGowan; Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 8.99

    The Flowers of Evil, which T. S. Eliot called the greatest example of modern poetry in any language, shocked the literary world of nineteenth century France with its outspoken portrayal of lesbian love, its linking sexuality and death, its unremitting irony, and its unflinching celebration of the seamy side of urban life. The volume was seized by the... more...

  • Interpretation and Overinterpretationby Umberto Eco; Stefan Collini; Jonathan Culler; Richard Rorty; Christine Brooke-Rose

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 34.00

    This book brings together some of the most distinguished figures currently at work in philosophy, literary theory and criticism to debate the limits of interpretation. more...

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