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  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 96.95

    The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Jonathan Culler

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is literature, and does it matter? These are some of questions addressed by Jonathan Culler in this Very Short Introduction to literary theory. Often a controversial subject, said to have transformed the study of culture and society in the past two decades,... more...

  • Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Cultureby Todd F. Davis; Professor Kenneth Womack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 95.00

    Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community. more...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.42

    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...

  • Scientific Methods for the Humanitiesby Willie van Peer; Frank Hakemulder; Sonia Zyngier

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 149.00

    Here is a much needed introductory textbook on empirical research methods for the Humanities. Especially aimed at students and scholars of Literature, Applied Linguistics, and Film and Media, it stimulates readers to reflect on the problems and possibilities of testing the empirical assumptions and offers hands-on learning opportunities to develop... 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...

  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin; Patrick Creagh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theoryby Paul Wake; Simon Malpas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    Now in a fully updated second edition The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory is an indispensible guide for anyone approaching the field for the first time. Exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines through a series of 11 critical essays and a dictionary of key names and terms, this book examines some of the most complex... more...

  • Distant Readingby Franco Moretti

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD  How does a literary historian end up thinking in terms of z-scores, principal component analysis, and clustering coefficients? The essays in Distant Reading led to a new and often contested paradigm of literary analysis. In presenting them here Franco Moretti reconstructs his intellectual trajectory,... more...

  • Literary Livesby David Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    This book meditates on the nature of biography and the way biographers habitually explain their subjects' loves by reference to psychology, ancestry, childhood experience, social relations, the body, or illness. more...