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Semiotics & Literary Theory

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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$ 25.00

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

  • On Writingby A. L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.85

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...