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  • The Dynamics of Genreby Dallas Liddle

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one. But although scholars have long known that writing for the vast periodical marketplace provided many Victorian authors with needed income?and... more...

  • Visions of the Maidby Robin Blaetz

    University of Virginia Press 2001; US$ 59.50

    Representations of Joan of Arc have been used in the United States for the past two hundred years, appearing in advertising, cartoons, popular song, art, criticism, and propaganda. The presence of the fifteenth-century French heroine in the cinema is particularly intriguing in relation to the role of women during wartime. Robin Blaetz argues that... more...

  • Ecocritical Theoryby Axel Goodbody; Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims decisively to rest by offering readers a comprehensive collection of sophisticated but accessible essays that productively investigate the relationship between European theory and ecocritique.... more...

  • Male Armorby Jon Robert Adams

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature?one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American flag, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, or Burt Lancaster rolling around in the surf in From Here to Eternity. In Male Armor , Jon Robert Adams examines the ways in which novels, plays,... more...

  • Composing Culturesby Eric Aronoff; Robert D. Newman

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 65.00

    The term "culture" has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to aesthetics as the latest form of this discussion, Eric Aronoff contends that in American modernism, the concepts of culture and of aesthetics have always been inseparable.... more...

  • Collected Shorter Writings V9by John Constable; I. A. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 385.00

    First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Realism, Form and the Postcolonial Novelby Nicholas Robinette

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century . Free Realist Style considers how the style of the realist novel changes as its epistemological horizons narrow. 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...

  • The Fate of Meaningby John K. Sheriff

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This succinct and lucid study examines the thought of the philosopher Charles Peirce as it applies to literary theory and shows that his concept of the sign can give us a fresh understanding of literary art and criticism. John Sheriff analyzes the treatment of determinate meaning and contends that as long as we cling to a notion of language that begins... more...

  • Poetics of Readingby Inge Crosman Wimmers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    What happens when we read novels and how do we make sense of them? Inge Wimmers explores these questions by developing a flexible poetics of reading that generously opens up the interpretive space between reader and text, while drawing on current theories of reading and combining rhetorical, pragmatic, and phenomenological approaches. "Poetics," here,... more...