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- Stanford University Press 1992; US$ 75.00
This book examines the ways that Classical and Renaissance epic poems often work against their expressed moral and political values. It combines a formal and tropological analysis that stresses difference and disjunction with a political analysis of the epic's figurative economy. It offers an interpretation of three epic poems - Homer's Iliad, Virgil's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
Contains writings about John Donne from 1873 to 1923, including Henry Morley, Edmund Gosse, W.F. Collier, Rudyard Kipling, Charles Eliot Norton, Henry Augustin Beers, Thomas Hardy, W.B. Yeats, Ezra Pound, T.S. Eliot, and many others. Together these works present a record of how, from the nineteenth century onwards, critics viewed Donne, and how he... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 28.95
How Texts Work : explores the ways in which we categorize texts reveals the limitations of some of the polarisations we use to categorize texts analyzes a wide variety of texts from a range of genres and periods, from Ibsen's A Doll's House to an 18-30s brochure, Internet chatrooms and George Bush's September 11 speech offers a step-by-step... more...
- UPF 2003; US$ 59.95
?A lively and thought-provoking study of gender in the Arthurian community. It is at once theoretically sophisticated and highly readable, full of insightful close readings yet conscious of larger patterns of analysis.?--Laurie Finke, Kenyon College Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory?s Morte d?Arthur reveals, for the first time in a book-length... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
She, This in Blak takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the impact of scholastic psychological theory upon contemporary... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1999; US$ 72.00
In this major study of Anglo-Saxon religious texts?sermons, homilies, and saints? lives written in Old English?Clare A. Lees reveals how the invention of preaching transformed the early medieval church, and thus the culture of medieval England. By placing Anglo-Saxon prose within a social matrix, her work offers a new way of seeing medieval literature... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2003; US$ 72.00
Drawing on a combination of queer and feminist theory, ethical criticism, and psychoanalytic, historicist, and textual criticism, Diane Watt focuses on the language, sex, and politics in Gower?s writing. She demonstrates that Gower engaged in the sort of critical thinking more commonly associated with Chaucer and William Langland and contributes to... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 110.00
Malory presents chivalry as a dynamic code shaped and reshaped by communities ranging from the nation to the province, from hermits to women. more...