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  • Cultural Politics-Queer Readingby Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Following a first edition that generated wide-spread debate, Cultural Politics ? Queer Reading is a bold study of the future of critical theory and the role of gender, ethnicity and cultures within academic literary studies. An illuminating introduction to the second edition revisits the book's agenda for a new form of cultural critique and a truly... more...

  • Textual Practice 10.3by Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95

    Papers include: Tragedy and the nationalist condition of criticism "Thomas Doucherty"--Descartes, Baudrillard, Dryden and a consideration of cultural relations between England and France in the late seventeenth century.ILaodamia and the moaning of Mary "John" "Barrell"--changing critical responses to Wordsworth's "heroic version of masculinity." Melodrama... more...

  • Shakespeare, Authority, Sexualityby Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 41.95

    Shakespeare, Authority, Sexuality is a powerful reassessment of cultural materialism as a way of understanding textuality, history and culture, by one of the founding figures of this critical movement. Alan Sinfield examines cultural materialism both as a body of ongoing argument and as it informs particular works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries,... more...

  • Literature in Protestant England, 1560-1660 (Routledge Revivals)by Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The hardline, uncompromising theology preached by the English Church in the 16th and 17th Centuries had disturbing effects on the literature of the period. This study, originally published in 1983, assesses the importance of the prevailing religious climate to the work of several major writers, both in and out of sympathy with the contemporary protestantism.... more...

  • On Sexuality and Powerby Alan Sinfield

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 31.99

    It is widely supposed that the most suitable partner will be someone very much like oneself; gay fiction and cinema are often organized around this assumption. Nonetheless, power differentials are remarkably persistent -- as well as sexy. What are the personal and political implications of this insight? Sinfield argues that hierarchies in interpersonal... more...

  • Society and Literature 1945-1970by Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1983, this book focuses on the twentieth-century writer as both a product, and an interpreter, of his or her society. It explores the social basis of our conceptions of literature and the ways in which writing is affected by the media, institutional and technical, through which it reaches readers. The text looks at experiences of... more...

  • Dramatic Monologueby Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    First published in 1977, this book looks at the versatile literary form of dramatic monologue. Although it is often associated with Browning and other poets writing between 1830 and 1930, the concept has been employed by diverse poets of multiple periods such as Ovid, Chaucer, Donne, Blake, Wordsworth, Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. In this study,... more...

  • British Culture of the Post-Warby Alastair Davies; Alan Sinfield

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    From Angus Wilson to Pat Barker and Salman Rushdie, British Culture of the Post-War is an ideal starting point for those studying cultural developments in Britain of recent years. Chapters on individual people and art forms give a clear and concise overview of the progression of different genres. They also discuss the wider issues of Britain's relationship... more...

  • Luxurious Sexualitiesby Jean Howard; Alan Sinfield; Lindsay Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 39.95

    Luxurious Sexualities contains some of the most path- breaking adventurous critical writing currently to be found in Britain. Focusing on eighteenth century sexuality it is intriguing, controversial and provoking. Textual Practice contains articles relating to women, popular culture, visual media, and ethnic and sexual minorities. more...

  • Fighting poverty, inequality and injusticeby Alan Walker; Adrian Sinfield; Carol Walker

    Policy Press 2011; US$ 36.50

    This important book brings together many of the leading contributors in the field and provides a compelling manifesto for change in social justice. more...