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  • AQA GCSE English Language and English Literature Foundation Student's Bookby Steve Davies; Sarah Forrest; Mike Devitt

    Hodder Education 2010; US$ 28.78

    Full coverage of the new specifications for English, English Language and English Literature GCSEs for Foundation level students more...

  • A Recipe for Discourseby Eric Skipper

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 65.00

    Slender and yet panoramic in scope, historical and yet relevant to current-day concerns, Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate has provoked from the outset a divergent range of critical opinions. The essays in A Recipe for Discourse: Perspectives on L more...

  • The Semiotics of Theatre and Dramaby Keir Elam

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 35.95

    The late twentieth century saw an explosion of interest in semiotics, the science of the signs and processes by which we communicate. In this study, the first of its kind in English, Keir Elam shows how this new 'science' can provide a radical shift in our understanding of theatrical performance, one of our richest and most complex forms of communication.... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children?s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and Psychoanalysisby Jean-Michel Rabaté

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Taking Sigmund Freud's theories as a point of departure, Jean-Michel Rabaté's book explores the intriguing ties between psychoanalysis and literature. more...

  • The New Literary Middlebrowby Beth Driscoll

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The middlebrow is a dominant cultural force in the twenty-first century. This book defines the new literary middlebrow through eight key features: middle class, feminized, reverential, commercial, emotional, recreational, earnest and mediated. Case studies include Oprah's Book Club, the Man Booker Prize and the Harry Potter phenomenon. more...

  • Picturebooksby Evelyn Arizpe; Maureen Farrell; Julie McAdam

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    The picturebook is now recognized as a sophisticated art form that has provided a space for some of the most exciting innovations in the field of children?s literature. This book brings together the work of expert scholars from the UK, the USA and Europe to present original theoretical perspectives and new research on picturebooks and their readers.... more...

  • Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11by Kristine A. Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 asks whether post-9/11 America has chosen the 'wrong side of paradise' by waging war on terror rather than working for global peace. Analyzing transatlantic literature and culture, the book refocuses our view of Ground Zero through the lenses of imperial power and cosmopolitan exchange. more...

  • Chivalric Stories as Children's Literatureby Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled... more...

  • Continuities (Routledge Revivals)by Sir Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Continuities , first published in 1968, is a collection of reviews by Frank Kermode that appeared from 1962 to 1967. Kermode discusses a variety of novelists, poets, and critics, including T. S. Eliot, Northrop Frye, Wallace Stevens, Edmund Wilson, and Wallace Stevens. History and politics are two important aspects that are discussed in regards to... more...