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  • Introducing Literary Criticismby Owen Holland; Piero

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    A brand new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing Graphic Guide series. more...

  • Site Readingby David J. Alworth

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 39.50

    Site Reading offers a new method of literary and cultural interpretation and a new theory of narrative setting by examining five sites?supermarkets, dumps, roads, ruins, and asylums?that have been crucial to American literature and visual art since the mid-twentieth century. Against the traditional understanding of setting as a static background... more...

  • The Academic Book of the Futureby Rebecca E. Lyons; Samantha Rayner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 0.00

    This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Part of the AHRC/British Library Academic Book of the Future Project, this book interrogates current and emerging contexts of academic books from the perspectives of thirteen expert voices from the connected communities of publishing, academia, libraries, and bookselling. more...

  • Disputed Titlesby Natasha Tessone

    Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    Disputed Titles illuminates the ways in which inheritance shaped British novels of the Romantic period allowing them to negotiate the broader concerns of religious, ethnic, and national identities. It examines legal and material practices of inheritance and traces how the political and discursive implications developed of inheritance in discrete... more...

  • Wonderfully Wordlessby William Patrick Martin

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    Wonderfully Wordless: The 500 Most Recommended Graphic Novels and Picture Books is the first comprehensive best book guide to wordless picture books (and nearly wordless picture books). It is an indispensable resource for parents and teachers who love graphic storytelling or who recognize the value of these exceptional books in working with different... more...

  • Power of Readingby Frank Furedi

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 22.99

    Here is a natural companion to Christopher Booker`s bestselling The Seven Basic Plots (Continuum) and John Gross`s seminal study The Rise and Fall of the Man of Letters (Weidenfeld and Nicolson). The most eminent cultural and social historian Frank Furedi presents an eclectic and entirely original history of reading. The very act of reading and... more...

  • The Late Medieval Origins of the Modern Novelby Rachel A. Kent

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Dramatically refreshing the age-old debate about the novel's origins and purpose, Kent traces the origin of the modern novel to a late medieval fascination with the wounded, and often eroticized, body of Christ. A wide range of texts help to illustrate this discovery, ranging from medieval 'Pietās' to Thomas Hardy to contemporary literary theory. more...

  • Materiality and the Modern Cosmopolitan Novelby Alan McCluskey

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    In this work, Alan McCluskey explores materialism, in its many conceptual forms, in the contemporary cosmopolitan novel. The author applies a 'cosmopolitan materialist' lens to the novels of Caryl Phillips, J. M. Coetzee, and Philip Roth: three contemporary authors who hail from different parts of the world and produce highly dissimilar novels. more...

  • Readings on Audience and Textual Materialityby Carrie Griffin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object ? book, manuscript, libretto ? affects the experience of the person reading it. more...

  • Reading in Historyby Bonnie Gunzenhauser

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    A collection of essays that offer a methodological framework for the history of reading. Focusing on a specific historical moment, it gathers statistics about such issues as literacy rates, library subscriptions, publication and sales figures, and print runs to answer questions about what was being read and by whom in a particular place and time. more...