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  • Sentimentalement Votreby Bill F. Ndi

    Langaa RPCIG 2014; US$ 19.95

    From my friendships and loves are born the lines herein. My greatest desire is that we must learn to love to the best of our abilities and not better than the Best of our abilities. Requesting the latter would be demanding the impossible. For me, every heart is filled with goodness and love that only a positive posturing and channeling of their energies... more...

  • Chaucerby Geoffrey Chaucer; Steve Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are generally impervious to many of the questions that... more...

  • Shakespeare's History Playsby Robert Watt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    Shakespeare's history plays are central to his dramatic achievement. In recent years they have become more widely studied than ever, stimulating intensely contested interpretations, due to their relevance to central contemporary issues such as English, national identities and gender roles. Interpretations of the history plays have been transformed... more...

  • The Brontesby Patricia Ingham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte have become canonical texts for the application of twentieth century literary and cultural theory. Along with the work of their sister, Anne, their texts are regarded as a sources of diversity in themselves, full of conflictual material which different schools of criticism have analysed and interpreted. This... more...

  • The Legacy of Boadiceaby Jodi Mikalachki

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Legacy of Boadicea explores the construction of personal and national identities in early modern England. It highlights the problems and anxieties of national identity in a nation with no native classical past. Written in an accessible style, The Legacy of Boadicea : * offers powerful new readings of the ancient British past in Shakespeare's... more...

  • Speaking the Speechby Giles Block; Mark Rylance

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 21.86

    Why does Shakespeare write in the way he does? And how can actors and directors get the most out of his incomparable plays? In Speaking the Speech , Giles Block – ‘Master of the Words? at Shakespeare?s Globe – sets out to answer these two simple questions. The result is the most authoritative, most comprehensive book yet written on speaking Shakespeare?s... more...

  • Revising Oral Theoryby Paul Acker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 105.00

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnimby Juliane Römhild

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2014; US$ 69.99

    Femininity and Authorship in the Novels of Elizabeth von Arnim is a comprehensive study of Elizabeth von Arnim, a much-loved middlebrow satirist who is currently being rediscovered by scholars. This study offers not only new insights on one of the bestselling English comical writers of the interwar years, but also engages with middlebrow and modernist... more...

  • Ben Jonson and the Roman Frame of Mindby Katharine Eisaman Maus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Katharine Maus explores the biographical reasons for Jonson's preference for particular Latin authors; the effects of Roman moral and psychological paradigms on his methods of characterization and generic choices; the connection between his critical theory and artistic practice; and the impact of Roman social theory on his portrayal of communities... more...

  • The Antifraternal Tradition in Medieval Literatureby Penn R. Szittya

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 41.95

    This book is a history of a medieval literary tradition that grew out of opposition to the mendicant fraternal orders. Penn R. Szittya argues that the widespread attacks on the friars in late medieval poetry, especially in Ricardian England, drew on an established tradition that originated in the polemical theology, eschatology, and Biblical exegesis... more...