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Semiotics & Literary Theory

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  • 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...

  • Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in Americaby Cecile Cottenet

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 85.00

    Race, Ethnicity and Publishing in America considers American minority literatures from the perspective of print culture. Putting in dialogue European and American scholars and spanning the slavery era through the early 21st century, they draw on approaches from library history, literary history and textual studies. more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 96.95

    The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar... more...

  • Pierre Bourdieuby Nicholas Brown; Imre Szeman; Jon Beasley-Murray; Carolyn Betensky; Pierre Bourdieu; Bo G. Ekelund; John Guillory; Robert Holton; Marty Hipsky; Marie-Pierre Le Hir; Paul D. Lopes; Caterina Pizanias; Daniel Simeoni; Carol A. Stabile

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 41.99

    The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Art, Literature, and Culture is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on the contribution... 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...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 21.17

    The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary , Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost.... more...

  • Virginia Woolf and the Materiality of Theoryby Derek Ryan

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 112.00

    Explores Woolf’s writing alongside Deleuze’s philosophy and new materialist theories of ‘sex’, ‘animal’, and ‘life’. How does Virginia Woolf conceptualise the material world? In what ways has Woolf’s modernism affected understandings of materiality, and what new perspectives does she offer contemporary theoretical... more...

  • Haptic Modernismby Abbie Garrington

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; Not Available

    This book contends that the haptic sense - combining touch, kinaesthesis and proprioception - was first fully conceptualised and explored in the modernist period, in response to radical new bodily experiences brought about by scientific, technological and psychological change. more...