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  • Studying Shakespeareby Katherine Armstrong; Graham Atkin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 58.95

    This book is a concise single volume guide to studying Shakespeare, covering practical as well as theoretical issues. The text deals with the major topics on a chapter-by-chapter basis, starting with why we study Shakespeare, through Shakespeare and multimedia, to a final chapter on Shakespeare and Theory. Current trends and recent developments in... more...

  • Women Writers in Renaissance Englandby Randall Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    Of all the new developments in literary theory, feminism has proved to be the most widely influential, leading to an expansion of the traditional English canon in all periods of study. This book aims to make the work of Renaissance women writers in English better known to general and academic readers so as to strengthen the case for their future inclusion... more...

  • Shakespeare's Sonnets and Narrative Poemsby A. D. Cousins

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Alongside Spenser, Sidney and the early Donne, Shakespeare is the major poet of the 16th century, largely because of the status of his remarkable sequence of sonnets. Professor Cousins' new book is the first comprehensive study of the Sonnets and narrative poems for over a decade. He focuses in particular on their exploration of self-knowledge, sexuality,... more...

  • Ben Jonsonby Richard Dutton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Interest in Ben Jonson is higher today than at any time since his death. This new collection offers detailed readings of all the major plays - Volpone, Epicene, The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair - and the poems. It also provides significant insights into the court masques and the later plays which have only recently been rediscovered as genuinely... more...

  • Shakespeare on Filmby Judith R. Buchanan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

     From the earliest days of the cinema to the present, Shakespeare has offered a tempting bank of source material than the film industry has been happy to plunder. Shakespeare on Film deftly examines an extensive range of films that have emerged from the curious union of an iconic dramatist with a medium of mass appeal. The many films Buchanan... more...

  • Walter Benjamin and the Mediaby Jaeho Kang

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    Walter Benjamin (1892-1940), one of the most original and perceptive thinkers of the twentieth century, offered a unique insight into the profound impact of the media on modern society. Jaeho Kang’s book offers a lucid introduction to Benjamin’s theory of the media and its continuing relevance today. The book provides a systematic... more...

  • Tristram Shandy (Routledge Revivals)by Max Byrd

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Max Byrd?s lucidly written and compelling volume aims to provide a scholarly introduction to one of the most puzzling pieces of eighteenth-century literature, and a stimulus to critical thought and discussion. Laurence Sterne ? an eccentric and largely unsuccessful clergyman - was forty-six when he sat down in January of 1759 to being his literary... more...

  • The Vital Science (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great confusion in biology; the natural selection hypothesis... more...

  • Subject to Others (Routledge Revivals)by Moira Ferguson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    First published in 1992, Subject to Others considers the intersection between late seventeenth- to early nineteenth-century British female writers and the colonial debate surrounding slavery and abolition. Beginning with an overview that sets the discussion in context, Moira Ferguson then chronicles writings by Anglo-Saxon women and one African-Caribbean... more...

  • Spectrum of Decadence (Routledge Revivals)by Murray Pittock

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The 1890s, the Naughty Nineties, was an exciting and flamboyant time in British life and literature. First published in 1993, this title traces the genesis of the literary culture of the 1890s through some of the popular novels and literary texts of the period. By examining works by such writers as Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, W. B. Yeats, and Walter... more...