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  • Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)by John Rignall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, James, Ford and... more...

  • The Turn Around Religion in Americaby Michael P. Kramer; Nan Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Playing on the frequently used metaphors of the 'turn toward' or 'turn back' in scholarship on religion, The Turn Around Religion in America offers a model of religion that moves in a reciprocal relationship between these two poles. In particular, this volume dedicates itself to a reading of religion and of religious meaning that cannot be reduced... more...

  • Deep Locational Criticismby Jason Finch

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 143.00

    A lively series of spatial turns in literary studies since the 1990s give rise to this engaged and practical book, devoted to the question of how to teach and study the relationship between all sorts of literature and all sorts of location. Among the many concrete examples explored are texts created between the early seventeenth and the early twenty-first... more...

  • The Making of Modern Children's Literature in Britainby Lucy Pearson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Lucy Pearson?s lively and engaging book examines British children?s literature during the period widely regarded as a ?second golden age?. Drawing extensively on archival material, Pearson investigates the practical and ideological factors that shaped ideas of ?good? children?s literature in Britain, with particular attention to children?s book publishing.... more...

  • Bluestockings Now!by Deborah Heller

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 104.95

    Bringing together top specialists in the field, this edited volume challenges the theory that the eighteenth-century British intellectual women known as the Bluestockings were an isolated phenomenon spanning the period from the 1750s through the 1790s. On the contrary, the contributors suggest, the Bluestockings can be conceptualized as belonging to... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-nine essays on the novel drawn from seventeen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1870 to 1900. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of thirty-three essays on the novel drawn from thirteen periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1851 to 1869. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • A Victorian Art of Fictionby John Charles Olmsted

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 75.00

    First published in 1979, this collection of sixty-three essays on the novel drawn from ten periodicals demonstrates the primary concerns of those discussing the nature and purpose of prose fiction in the period from 1830 to 1850. The essays reflect what was thought and said about the art of fiction and reveal what journalists of these periodicals... more...

  • Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comicsby Gavin Parkinson

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    The first book to look at the relationship either between Surrealism and Science Fiction or between Surrealism and comics. more...

  • Contracts of Fictionby Ellen Spolsky

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99

    The Contracts of Fiction invites readers to consider the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts, teaching us how to think about the stuff of daily life, animate and inanimate, as abstractions. more...