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  • Civility and Empireby Anindyo Roy

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 120.00

    This book addresses the idea of 'civility' as a manifestation of the fluidity and ambivalence of imperial power as reflected in British Colonial Literature and Culture. more...

  • Victorian Travel Writing and Imperial Violenceby Laura E. Franey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 140.00

    This study explores the cultural and political impact of Victorian travelers' descriptions of physical and verbal violence in Africa. Travel narratives provide a rich entry into the shifting meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism replaced informal control in the Nineteenth century. Offering a wide-ranging approach to travel literature's significance... more...

  • British Romanticism and Continental Influencesby Professor Peter Mortensen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 110.00

    During the 1790s and 1800s, cultural critics became convinced that Britain was being 'inundated' by pernicious literary translations imported from the European Continent. British Romanticism and Continental Influences discusses Romantic writers' complex and ambivalent responses to this threatening literary invasion. Confronted with foreign texts... more...

  • English in Tibet, Tibet in Englishby Laurie Hovell McMillin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 117.00

    This book explores two kinds of self-presentation in Tibet and the Tibetan diaspora: that of British writers in their travel texts to Tibet from 1774 to 1910 and that of Tibetans in recent autobiographies in English. McMillin contends that Tibet and the Anglophone West have had a long, complex, and convoluted relationship that can be explored, in part,... more...

  • Tales Before Narniaby Douglas A. Anderson

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00

    In his acclaimed collection Tales Before Tolkien, Douglas A. Anderson illuminated the sources, inspirations, and influences that fired J.R.R. Tolkien?s genius. Now Anderson turns his attention to Tolkien?s colleague and friend C. S. Lewis, whose influence on modern fantasy, through his beloved Narnia books, is second only to Tolkien?s own. In many... more...

  • Remapping the Mediterranean World in Early Modern English Writingsby Goran V. Stanivukovic

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 105.00

    The essays in this volume explore the Mediterranean both as a physical and cultural space, and as a conceptual notion that challenges the boundaries between East and West. It emphasizes the Ottoman Mediterranean, by exploring a variety of literary and non-literary texts produced between the Sixteenth and Eighteenth centuries. more...

  • Literary Modernity Between the Middle East and Europeby Kamran Rastegar

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    This book is a comparative study of the development of English, Persian and Arabic literature and their interrelations with specific reference to modernity, nationalism and social value. more...

  • The Journalistic Imaginationby Richard Keeble; Sharon Wheeler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 40.95

    With an international focus, and a broad historical scope, this student-friendly book focuses on the neglected journalism of writers more famous for their novels or plays, and explores the specific functions of journalism within the public sphere, and the literary qualities of journalism. more...

  • Islam and Early Modern English Literatureby Benedict S. Robinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 95.00

    This book traces the process through which authors like Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton adapted, rewrote, or resisted romance, mapping a world in which new cross-cultural contacts and religious conflicts demanded a rethinking of some of the most fundamental terms of early modern identity. more...

  • Not the End of the Worldby Kate Atkinson

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 9.99

    Arthur is a precocious eight-year-old boy whose mother is a B-list celebrity more concerned with the state of her bank account than with her son's development. Then an enigmatic young nanny named Missy introduces him to a world he never knew existed. more...