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  • The Tenth Museby Herbert Read

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This book, first published in 1957, is a collection of Herbert Read?s essays on various topics. The essays explore many different subjects and themes, including art, literature, religion and philosophy. This title will be of interest to a variety of readers. more...

  • To Followby Peggy Kamuf

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    'Already recognized as one of the most brilliant critical voices on both sides of the Atlantic, Peggy Kamuf''s book demonstrates her exemplarity as a reader of Derrida's texts. From her remarks on sovereignty and possibility to her commentaries on death and mourning, Kamuf's writing bears witness to an outstanding mind at work.'.... more...

  • Modernist Literatureby Rachel Potter

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2012; Not Available

    Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies.Discussing canonical modernist writers such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot alongside less familiar writers such as Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes, the guide takes students through a wide-ranging modernist literary landscape. It considers how the publishing... more...

  • Key Concepts in Literary Theoryby Julian Wolfreys; Ruth Robbins; Kenneth Womack

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2013; US$ 27.95

    Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. The volume also provides clear and useful... more...

  • The Unexpectedby Mark Currie

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Focusing on surprise, spontaneous eruption and the unforeseeable, The Unexpected argues that stories help us to reconcile what we expect with what we experience. Though narrative is often understood a recapitulation of past events, the book argues that the unexpected and the future anterior, a future that is already complete, are guiding ideas for... more...

  • Material Inscriptionsby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    A new work of scholarship in the practice of rhetorical reading. This monograph provides readings of literary and philosophical texts that work through the rhetoric of tropes to the material inscription at the origin of these texts. The book focuses on the practice and pedagogical value of rhetorical reading. Its readings follow an itinerary from poetic... more...

  • Ideology, Rhetoric, Aestheticsby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Readings of de Man’s critique of aesthetic ideology and the strange ‘materiality’ that emerges from it. This volume explicates Paul de Man’s late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man’s work in all its rigour - and hence also... more...

  • From Agamben to Zizekby Jon Simons

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals... more...

  • The Ethics of Writingby Seán Burke

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2010; Not Available

    Beginning amidst the tombs of the 'dead' God, and the crematoria at Auschwitz, this book, newly available in paperback, confronts the Nietzschean legacy through a Platonic focus. Plato argues in the Phaedrus that writing is dangerous because it can neither select its audience nor call upon its author to the rescue. Yet, he transgresses this... more...

  • Introducing Criticism in the 21st Centuryby Julian Wolfreys

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Provides a wide-ranging guide to current directions in literary criticism. This new and revised edition provides 14 chapters introducing new modes of 'hybrid' criticism which have emerged in the twenty-first century. The chapters provide thought-provoking overviews of critical thinking at the cutting edge. Each of the authors explains in lucid... more...