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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Rewriting History.by

    Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 93.60

    Peter Carey is one of the most richly awarded and critically acclaimed novelists of the present day. Most of his fictions relate to questions of Australian history and identity. Rewriting History argues that taken together Carey?s novels make up a fictional biography of Australia. The reading proposed here considers both key events in the life of the... more...

  • Acts of Readingby

    Institute of Education Press 2009; US$ 34.95

    Looks at the history of reading and texts for children from an educational perspective. This book explores the act of reading itself, whether oral, silent or performative, whether for pleasure or instruction. It also considers the changing representations of childhood over three centuries and the influence of the visual on the acts of reading. more...

  • (Re)imagining the Worldby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 129.00

    Offering examples and insight from around the world, this book considers how children's fiction writers conceive different worlds: strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. Expresses the power of human imagination and the impact of children's literature. more...

  • In the Words of the Winnersby Assoc. for Library Service to Children (ALSC); Horn Book

    ALA Editions 2011; US$ 40.00

    Winners of the most respected prizes in children?s literature speak out in an exclusive collection of acceptance speeches. more...

  • Meanjin Vol. 71, No. 1by Sally Heath (ed.)

    Melbourne University Publishing 2012; US$ 9.96

    In the March issue of Meanjin two very different writers offer new insights into events that transfixed the nation. John Bryson returned to Uluru last year for the first time since writing Evil Angels. He reflects on the travesty of justice that was systematically, and very publicly, inflicted on a grieving mother. Shari Kocher chooses poetry to explore... more...

  • Welsh Gothicby Jane Aaron

    University of Wales Press 2013; US$ 140.00

    Drawing upon both Welsh- and English-language materials, Welsh Gothic explores the diverse ways in which Wales has been represented in Gothic literature from the late eighteenth century to the present day. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrativeby H. Porter Abbott

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This popular textbook has been completely revised and updated, and includes two entirely new chapters. more...

  • The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literatureby Joseph Abbruscato; Tanya Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    Rooted in the oral traditions of nearly all cultures worldwide, fairy tales have played an integral part in children's upbringing for generations. Filled with gothic and fantastical elements like monsters, dragons, evil step-parents and fairy godmothers, fairy tales remain important tools for teaching children about themselves, and the dangers... more...

  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 39.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... more...

  • William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realismby Paul Abeln

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 147.00

    Despite efforts at revival by John Updike and others, William Dean Howells still remains in the shadows of his close friends Mark Twain and Henry James. This book works against decades of unfavorable comparisons with these literary giants. William Dean Howells and the Ends of Realism helps us to see him as a writer very much aware of his limitations... more...