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  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 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...

  • A Selection from Scrutiny: Volume 2by F. R. Leavis

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 42.00

    Volume 2 of A Selection from Scrutiny opens with Mrs Leavis's much quoted studies, which together form 'A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings'. 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...

  • On Writingby A. L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.53

    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...

  • New Aphorisms & Reflectionsby Steven Carter

    Hamilton Books 2010; US$ 26.99

    This book is the sixth volume in a sequence which began with 222: Aphorisms & Reflections, featuring more than 450 entries, some autobiographical. Like its predecessors, New Aphorisms & Reflections includes a sampling of 'meetings of the minds'-dialogues between the author and aphorists and thinkers of the past. more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Literary Theory and Criticismby Steven J. PhD Venturino

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 19.95

    From Plato to Freud to ecocriticism, the book illustrates dozens of stimulating-and sometimes notoriously complex-perspectives for approaching literature and film. The book offers authoritative, clear, and easy-to-follow explanations of theories that range from established classics to the controversies of current theory. Each chapter offers a conversational,... more...

  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; 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...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theoryby Derek Ryan

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    Explores Woolf’s writing alongside Deleuze’s philosophy and new materialist theories of ‘sex’, ‘animal’, and ‘life’. How does Virginia Woolf conceptualise the material world? In what ways has Woolf’s modernism affected understandings of materiality, and what new perspectives does she offer contemporary theoretical... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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 and fundamental theories in modern scholarship. more...