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  • The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeareby Christopher Pye

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare counters a tradition of cultural analysis that judges considerations of aesthetic autonomy in the early modern context to be either anachronistic or an index of political disengagement. Pye argues that for a post-theocratic era in which the mise-en-forme of the social domain itself was... more...

  • Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Realby Bernhard Siegert; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    In a crucial shift within posthumanistic media studies, Bernhard Siegert dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations that reproduce, displace, process, and reflect the distinctions fundamental for a given culture. Cultural Techniques aims to forget our traditional understanding of media so as to redefine the concept through something... more...

  • Dictionary of Postmodernismby Niall Lucy

    Wiley 2015; US$ 84.95

    A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative collection of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture Represents a comprehensive guide to our current understanding of the field of postmodernism studies Features essays by the late Niall Lucy, leading expert in postmodernism... more...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.98

    The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary , Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost.... more...

  • On Writingby A. L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books ? it?s just a wonder she?s found the time . These are missives from the authorial front line ? urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus 2011; Not Available

    Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S.... more...

  • The Ancients and the Postmodernsby Fredric Jameson

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 34.95

    Fredric Jameson sweeps from the Renaissance to The Wire High modernism is now as far from us as antiquity was for the Renaissance. Such is the premise of Fredric Jameson?s major new work in which modernist works, this time in painting (Rubens) and music (Wagner and Mahler), are pitted against late-modernist ones (in film) as well as a variety... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus 2011; US$ 16.35

    Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S.... more...

  • Being Apartby LaRose T. Parris

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the works of authors... 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...