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  • Insister of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 80.00

    "Exciting, passionate writing. A refusal to mourn her very close friend Derrida's death, it begins with a telling of a dream in which Derrida and Cixous feature as footballing mice." Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski, The Independent. In 2003 Derrida had promised to attend a colloquium on 'Reading Cixous and Derrida Reading Each Other/Themselves'.... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 17.83

    The ultimate guide to the most important ideas in literature. more...

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    Quercus Publishing 2011; Not Available

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  • Dancing with Disasterby Kate Rigby; Michael Branch

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century,... more...

  • Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Cultureby Todd F. Davis; Professor Kenneth Womack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community. more...

  • Reading Across Worldsby James Procter; Bethan Benwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining sustained empirical analysis of reading group conversations with four case studies of classic and contemporary novels: Things Fall Apart , White Teeth , Brick Lane and Small Island , this book pursues what can be gained through a comparative approach to reading and readerships. more...

  • A Conrad Chronologyby Owen Knowles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Newly revised and enlarged, the second edition of A Conrad Chronology draws upon a rich range of published and unpublished materials. It offers a detailed factual record of Joseph Conrad's unfolding life as seaman and writer as well as tracing the compositional and publication history of his major works. more...

  • Computing Actionby Jan Christoph Meister; Marie-Laure Ryan; Alastair Matthews

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Computing Action takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action, ranging from analytical to transcendental and finally constructivist definitions. This leads to the formulation of a new model of action, in which the core definitions... more...

  • Satireby Dustin Griffin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Here is the ideal introduction to satire for the student and, for the experienced scholar, an occasion to reconsider the uses, problems, and pleasures of satire in light of contemporary theory. Satire is a staple of the literary classroom. Dustin Griffin moves away from the prevailing moral-didactic approach established thirty some years ago to a... more...

  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin; Patrick Creagh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip... more...