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  • To Follow: The Wake of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 33.99

    This book collects ten years of Peggy Kamuf's writing on the work and friendship of Jacques Derrida. The majority of the chapters discuss a key aspect of Derrida's thought, either from a single work or across several texts. Kamuf engages with a broad array of his work, from the 1960s to the posthumous publication of his teaching seminars. She... more...

  • Volleys of Humanity: Essays 1972-2009by Eric Prenowitz; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 139.99

    A new collection from one of the most famous and influential French theorists. These 15 essays - 6 previously unpublished even in French and 5 published in English for the first time - span nearly 40 years of Cixous' writing. Here, she ranges over literature, philosophy, politics and culture in what she calls her 'autobibliography'. more...

  • Material Inscriptions: Rhetorical Reading in Practice and Theoryby Andrzej Warminski

    Edinburgh University Press 2013; US$ 119.99

    A new work of scholarship in the 'practice' of rhetorical reading. This monograph provides readings of literary and philosophical texts that work through the rhetoric of tropes to the material inscription at the origin of these texts. The book focuses on the practice and pedagogical value of rhetorical reading. Its readings follow an itinerary... more...

  • Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot and Howellsby Frank Christianson

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 129.99

    During the 19th century the U.S. and Britain came to share an economic profile unparalleled in their respective histories. This book suggests that this early high capitalism came to serve as the ground for a new kind of cosmopolitanism in the age of literary realism, and argues for the necessity of a transnational analysis based upon economic relationships... more...

  • The Edinburgh History of the Book in Scotland, Volume 4by David Finkelstein; Alistair McCleery

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 249.99

    In this volume a range of distinguished contributors provide an original analysis of the book in Scotland during a period that has been until now greatly under-researched and little understood. The issues covered by this volume include the professionalisation of publishing, its scale, technological developments, the role of the state, including the... more...

  • Children's Literatureby M. O. Grenby

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 26.99

    This critical guide provides a concise yet comprehensive history of British and North American children's literature from its seventeenth-century origins to the present day. Each chapter focuses on one of the main genres of children's literature: fables, fantasy, adventure stories, moral tales, family stories, the school story, and poetry.... more...

  • Postcolonial Studiesby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    Pramod K. Nayar teaches at the Department of English, The University of Hyderabad, India. His most recent books include The Postcolonial Studies Dictionary (Wiley-Blackwell 2015), the 5-volume edited collection Women in Colonial India: Historical Documents and Sources (2014), Frantz Fanon (2013), Posthumanism (Polity 2013), Colonial Voices:... more...

  • The Secret Vice: Masturbation in Victorian Fiction and Medical Cultureby Diane Mason

    Manchester University Press 2008; US$ 79.99

    The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture provides a unique consideration of writings on self-abuse in the long nineteenth century. The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on... more...

  • The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeareby Christopher Pye

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    The Storm at Sea: Political Aesthetics in the Time of Shakespeare counters a tradition of cultural analysis that judges considerations of aesthetic autonomy in the early modern context to be either anachronistic or an index of political disengagement. Pye argues that for a post-theocratic era in which the mise-en-forme of the social domain itself was... more...

  • Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors, and Other Articulations of the Realby Bernhard Siegert; Geoffrey Winthrop-Young

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 24.99

    In a crucial shift within posthumanistic media studies, Bernhard Siegert dissolves the concept of media into a network of operations that reproduce, displace, process, and reflect the distinctions fundamental for a given culture. Cultural Techniques aims to forget our traditional understanding of media so as to redefine the concept through something... more...