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  • Tragedy and Theoryby Michelle Zerba

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 43.95

    Michelle Zerba engages current debates about the relationship between literature and theory by analyzing responses of theorists in the Western tradition to tragic conflict. Isolating the centrality of conflict in twentieth-century definitions of tragedy, Professor Zerba discusses the efforts of modern critics to locate in Aristotle's Poetics the origins... more...

  • Laurence Sterneby Marcus Walsh

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    The eighteenth century was a period when the modern Novel emerged through the work of writers such as Laurence Sterne (1713-68), Richardson, Defoe, Fielding and Johnson. However, the writing of Sterne is recognised as influencing modern writing from Joyce and Woolf onwards more than any of the other eighteenth century novelists.In the last twenty years... more...

  • An 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...

  • Literature & Existentialismby Jean-Paul Sartre

    Philosophical Library/Open Road 2012; US$ 14.99

    In a probing philosophical exploration of the act of literary creation, Sartre asks: ?What is writing?,? ?Why write?,? and ?For whom does one write?? After discussing existentialism as it pertains to art, human emotions, and psychology, French existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre turns the question of existentialism to the subject of literature... more...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children?s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... 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...

  • Signaturen des Geschehensby Zoltán Kulcsár-Szabó; Csongor Lörincz

    transcript 2014; US$ 54.06

    Wie hängt der Ablauf jeglichen Ereignisses mit der Struktur einer Öffentlichkeit zusammen? Welcher strukturelle Unterschied besteht zwischen dem öffentlichen und verborgenen, unbemerkten oder nachträglich erkannten Ablauf eines Ereignisses? Die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen: Wenn ein Geschehen gerade dadurch zum Ereignis wird, dass es öffentlich wird,... more...

  • Too Far for Comfortby Rana Tekcan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The dynamic between the biographer and the subject is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of biography as a genre. How does the biographer stage the illusion that is the narrative life, the illusion that the subject assumes a living form through words? In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom... more...