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  • Renaissance Literatureby Siobhan Keenan

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    This concise introduction to the literature of an exciting and influential period opens with an overview of the historical and cultural context in which English Renaissance literature was produced, and a discussion of its contemporary and subsequent critical reception. The following chapters survey the major Renaissance genres of drama, poetry and... more...

  • Communities in Fictionby J. Hillis Miller

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    Communities in Fiction reads six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) in the light of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by Raymond Williams, Martin Heidegger, and Jean- Luc Nancy. The book's topic is the question of how communities or noncommunities are represented in fictional... more...

  • Democracy, Law and the Modernist Avant-Gardes: Writing in the State of Exceptionby Sascha Bru

    Edinburgh University Press 2009; US$ 139.99

    This is the first book to look at the ties between European modernism and democracy in a cross-cultural manner. Focusing on the continental avant-gardes of the nineteen-tens and twenties, Sascha Bru's original and provocative book fundamentally revises our understanding of modernism's cultural and political history. Bru brings together a wide... more...

  • Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Filmby Petra Rau

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    An analysis of the resurgent cultural fascination with Nazism since 1989. Why has a fascination with fascism re-emerged after the Cold War? What is its cultural function now, in an era of commemoration? Focusing particularly on the British context, this study offers the first analysis of contemporary popular and literary fiction, film, TV and art exhibitions... more...

  • Gothic Literatureby Andrew Smith

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 26.99

    New edition of bestselling introductory text outlining the history and ways of reading Gothic literatureThis revised edition includes:* A new chapter on Contemporary Gothic which explores the Gothic of the early twenty first century and looks at new critical developments* An updated Bibliography of critical sources and a revised Chronology The book... more...

  • Reading John Keatsby Susan J. Wolfson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Explores John Keats's major works in the context of his reading and the world in which he shaped his career. more...

  • Our Roots Are Deep with Passionby Lee Gutkind; Joanna Clapps Herman

    Other Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Thoughtful, poignant, and hilarious personal essays collected by the editors of Creative Nonfiction explore the meanings of Italian-American identity. In the twenty-one nonfiction narratives collected in Our Roots Are Deep with Passion , established and emerging writers with family ties to Italy reflect on the ways that their lives have been... more...

  • The Modernist Papersby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2016; US$ 24.95

    Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, renowned for his incisive studies of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the movement that dramatically broke with all tradition in search of progress for the first time since his acclaimed A Singular Modernity . The Modernist Papers is a tour de froce of anlysis and criticism, in which Jameson... more...

  • Double Diaspora in Sephardic Literatureby David A. Wacks

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    The year 1492 has long divided the study of Sephardic culture into two distinct periods, before and after the expulsion of Jews from Spain. David A. Wacks examines the works of Sephardic writers from the 13th to the 16th centuries and shows that this literature was shaped by two interwoven experiences of diaspora: first from the Biblical homeland... more...

  • A History of Modernist Poetryby Alex Davis; Lee M. Jenkins

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    A History of Modernist Poetry examines innovative anglophone poetries from decadence to the post-war period. more...