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  • The Holocaust Novelby Efraim Sicher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy. This student-friendly volume answers a dire need for readers to understand a genre in which boundaries and often blurred between... more...

  • Ideology, Rhetoric, Aestheticsby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Readings of de Man’s critique of aesthetic ideology and the strange ‘materiality’ that emerges from it. This volume explicates Paul de Man’s late project of a critique of aesthetic ideology and attempts to extend it in ways productive for critical thought. After a reading of de Man’s work in all its rigour - and hence also... more...

  • Ignoranceby Andrew Bennett

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 82.99

    Andrew Bennett argues in this fascinating book that ignorance is part of the narrative and poetic force of literature and is an important aspect of its thematic focus: ignorance is what literary texts are about. He sees that the dominant conception of literature since the Romantic period involves an often unacknowledged engagement with the experience... more...

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fictionby J. S. Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children?s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it was not as an art, but as an instrument of moral... more...

  • In Praise of Literatureby Zygmunt Bauman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 64.95

    In this new book Zygmunt Bauman and Riccardo Mazzeo examine the contentious issue of the relation between literature (and the arts in general) and sociology (or, more generally, a branch of the humanities claiming scientific status). While many commentators see literature and sociology as radically different vocations, Bauman and Mazzeo argue that... more...

  • Interpretieren nach den »turns«by Claudia Liebrand; Rainer J. Kaus

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Seit den 1990er Jahren jagen sich die »turns« in den Literaturwissenschaften. So wurden der »cultural turn«, der »performative turn«, der »spatial turn«, der »iconic turn« oder der »philological turn« ausgerufen - um nur einige zu nennen. Der Band stellt nun die Frage nach dem State of the Art der Interpretation. Was heißt es für die Literaturwissenschaftler_innen,... more...

  • Introducing Criticism in the 21st Centuryby Julian Wolfreys

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2015; Not Available

    Provides a wide-ranging guide to current directions in literary criticism. This new and revised edition provides 14 chapters introducing new modes of 'hybrid' criticism which have emerged in the twenty-first century. The chapters provide thought-provoking overviews of critical thinking at the cutting edge. Each of the authors explains in lucid... more...

  • Introducing Literary Criticismby Owen Holland; Piero

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 7.28

    A brand new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing Graphic Guide series. more...

  • Introduction To Post-Colonial Theoryby Peter Childs; Patrick Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The first book of its kind in the field, this timely introduction to post- colonial theory offers lucid and accessible summaries of the major work of key theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said.Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. The Guide also Explores the lines of resistance against colonialism and highlights the theories of post-colonial identity... more...

  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theoryby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99

    Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ?the beginning? and concluding with ?the end?, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms... more...