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  • Modernist Literatureby Rachel Potter

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    Introduces students to a wide range of modernist writers and critical debates in modernism studies. Discussing canonical modernist writers such as James Joyce and T. S. Eliot alongside less familiar writers such as Mina Loy and Djuna Barnes, the guide takes students through a wide-ranging modernist literary landscape. It considers how the publishing... more...

  • From Agamben to Zizekby Jon Simons

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990. On completing each chapter, you will find suggestions for further reading so that you can find out more and start applying the ideas in question. In addition to chapters on individuals... more...

  • Reading and Responsibilityby Derek Attridge

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? Derek Attridge argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding of literature and its value has still not been fully met, and in this book, which traces a close engagement with Derrida's writing over two... more...

  • The Unexpectedby Mark Currie

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    This new study asks how stories affect the way we think about time and, in particular, how they condition thinking about the future. Focusing on surprise and the unforeseeable, the book argues that stories are mechanisms that reconcile what is taking place with what will have been. This relation between the present and the future perfect offers a grammatical... more...

  • Sparing the Childby Hamida Bosmajian

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.95

    Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist. more...

  • Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature 1985-1995by Donnarae MacCann; Yulisa Amadu Maddy

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Difficulties of Modernismby Leonard Diepeveen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Book and the Magic of Reading in the Middle Agesby Albrecht Classen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    The computer revolution is upon us. The future of books and of reading are debated. Will there be books in the next millennium? Will we still be reading? As uncertain as the answers to these questions might be, as clear is the message about the value of the book expressed by medieval writers. The contributors to the volume The Book and the Magic... more...

  • Beatrix Potter: Writing in Codeby M. Daphne Kutzer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Beatrix Potter was one of the inventors of the contemporary picture book, and her small novels published at the turn of the twentieth century are still available and popular today. Writing in Code is the first book-length study of Potter's work, and it covers the entire oeuvre, examining all facets of her work in relation to her private life. Daphne... more...

  • Utopian and Dystopian Writing for Children and Young Adultsby Carrie Hintz; Elaine Ostry

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This volume examines a variety of utopian writing for children from the 18th century to the present day, defining and exploring this new genre in the field of children's literature. The original essays discuss thematic conventions and present detailed case studies of individual works. All address the pedagogical implications of work that challenges... more...