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  • Literature of the 1980sby Joseph Brooker

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    From the new generation of London novelists, such as Martin Amis and Ian McEwan, to feminism in the writing of Angela Carter and Jeanette Winterson, Joseph Brooker relates developments in fiction, poetry and drama to social change. He shows how working class writers such as James Kelman and Tony Harrison protested against Thatcherism and explores the... more...

  • Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literatureby Michael Gardiner; Graeme Macdonald; Niall O'Gallagher

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 120.00

    The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th Century to the contemporary, this collection of 19 new essays by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives... more...

  • Postwar British Literature and Postcolonial Studiesby Graham MacPhee

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 32.00

    Places literary developments within an expanded conception of the legacy of imperialism and decolonisationThis radical reassessment shows how, after the Second World War, British national identity and culture was shaped in ways that still operate today. As empires declined, globalisation spread, and literature responded to these influences.As Graham... more...

  • Determined Spiritsby Christine Ferguson

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Examines the Spiritualist movement's role in disseminating eugenic and hard hereditarian thoughtStudying transatlantic spiritualist literature from the mid-19th to the early 20th century, Christine Ferguson focuses on its incorporation and dissemination of bio-determinist and eugenic thought. She asks why ideas about rational reproduction, hereditary... more...

  • Leonard and Virginia Woolf, The Hogarth Press and the Networks of Modernismby Helen Southworth

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    This multi-authored volume focuses on Leonard and Virginia Woolf's Hogarth Press (1917-1941). Scholars from the UK and the US use previously unpublished archival materials and new methodological frameworks to explore the relationships forged by the Woolfs via the Press and to gauge the impact of their editorial choices on writing and culture. Combining... more...

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Women's Writingby Glenda Norquay

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 40.00

    Recognises the richness of women's contribution to Scottish literature. By combining historical spread with a thematic structure, this volume explores the ways in which gender has shaped literary output and addresses the changing situations in which women lived and wrote. It places the work of established writers such as Margaret Oliphant, Naomi... more...

  • Poetic Languageby Tom Jones

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    The first study of poetic language from a historical and philosophical perspective In a series of 12 chapters, exemplary poems - by Walter Ralegh, John Milton, William Cowper, William Wordsworth, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Wallace Stevens, Ezra Pound, Frank O'Hara, Robert Creeley, W. S. Graham, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley and Thomas A. Clark - are read... more...

  • Reading Literature Historicallyby Greg Walker

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    Pioneer of early-modern literary historicism reads Medieval & early Tudor drama & poetry historically. How far should we try to read medieval and early modern texts historically? Does the attempt to uncover how such texts might have been received by their original readers and audiences uncover new, hitherto unexpected contemporary resonances in them?... more...

  • Travel Narrative and the Ends of Modernityby Stacy Burton

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 72.00

    Combining theoretical arguments with close reading, this text traces how twentieth-century writers have reinvented travel narrative for new purposes. more...

  • The Model of Poesyby William Scott; Gavin Alexander

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    Shakespeare's first critic: a newly discovered work of literary criticism from the 1590s, the most revolutionary decade in English literary history. more...