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  • An Introduction to Systematic Reviewsby David Gough; Sandy Oliver; James Thomas

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 49.00

    This timely, engaging book provides an overview of the nature, logic, diversity and process of undertaking systematic reviews as part of evidence informed decision making. . . A focused, accessible and technically up-to-date book, it covers the full breadth of approaches to reviews from statistical meta analysis to meta ethnography. It is ideal for... more...

  • Why Study Literature?by Stefan Iversen; Henrik Skov Nielsen; Jan Alber

    Aarhus University Press 2011; US$ 26.39

    The book presents new ways of thinking about the historical, epistemological and institutional role of literature. It aims at providing a theoretically well-founded basis for what might otherwise be considered a relatively unfounded historical fact, i.e. the fact that the teaching of literature holds a privileged position in many educational institutions.... more...

  • Arguing for Atheismby Robin Le Poidevin

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Meaning of Lifeby Terry Eagleton

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 8.95

    We have all wondered about the meaning of life. But is there an answer? And do we even really know what we're asking? Terry Eagleton takes a stimulating and quirky look at this most compelling of questions: at the answers explored in philosophy and literature; at the crisis of meaning in modern times; and suggests his own solution to how we might... more...

  • Re-Reading Harry Potterby Suman Gupta

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00

    This book discusses the political and social presumptions ingrained in the texts of the Harry Potter series and examines the manner in which they have been received in different contexts and media. The 2nd edition also contains extensive new material which comments on the later books and examines the impact of the phenomenon across the world. more...

  • Against World Literatureby Emily Apter

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”?the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language... more...

  • Laurence Sterneby Marcus Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theoryby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99

    Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ?the beginning? and concluding with ?the end?, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms... more...

  • Literature and the Continuances of Virtueby Warner Berthoff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.00

    Virtue, as used here, connotes integrity--that living force that issues from persons, societies, or texts in consequence of their accomplishing their distinctive ends. Professor Berthoff outlines the descent of the intuition of virtue from classical times into our own era and examines it as a formative presence in a series of major literary works... more...