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  • 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...

  • The Postcolonial Unconsciousby Neil Lazarus

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Places postcolonial literary studies on a new conceptual footing; introduces the concepts, methods and substantive themes underpinning this new approach. more...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.98

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1968; US$ 48.00

    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...

  • Narrative Theoryby Vera Nünning

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 210.00

    The recent boom in inter- and transcultural narrative theory has been unmatched by hardly any other growth in literary and cultural theory. It has affected not only languages and literatures, but also further subjects in the humanities and social sciences. The de Gruyter dictionary Narrative Theory is a reference work and tool for navigating the ramifications... more...

  • On Writingby A.L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    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...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • 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...