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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • New Directions in Law and Literatureby Elizabeth S. Anker; Bernadette Meyler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    This collection of essays by twenty-two prominent scholars from literature departments and law schools showcases the vibrancy of recent work in law and literature and highlights its many new directions since the field's heyday in the 1970s and 80s. more...

  • Origin Narrativesby Macarena García-González

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The first of its kind, this volume unpacks the cultural construction of transnational adoption and migration by examining a sample of recent children?s books that address the subject. Of all European countries, Spain is the nation where immigration and transnational adoption have increased most steeply from the early 1990s onward. Origin Narratives:... more...

  • Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang: The Boom in British Thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landedby Mike Ripley; Lee Child

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 18.70

    An entertaining history of British thrillers from Casino Royale to The Eagle Has Landed, in which award-winning crime writer Mike Ripley reveals that, though Britain may have lost an empire, her thrillers helped save the world. With a foreword by Lee Child. more...

  • Literary Theory For Beginnersby Mary Klages; Frank Reynoso; Bill Brown

    For Beginners 2017; US$ 15.95

    Have you heard the terms  structuralism  and  deconstruction  and  postmodernism  but aren?t really sure what they mean? Have you taken a whole course on literary criticism but are still feeling lost? Here?s the book you need to sort it all out?and enjoy doing so! In  Literary Theory For Beginners , Mary Klages takes you into her classroom, cuts... more...

  • Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: Twelfth Nightby Globe Education

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 8.99

    Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of the... more...

  • Ladies' Greekby Yopie Prins

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    In Ladies' Greek , Yopie Prins illuminates a culture of female classical literacy that emerged in the second half of the nineteenth century, during the formation of women's colleges on both sides of the Atlantic. Why did Victorian women of letters desire to learn ancient Greek, a "dead" language written in a strange alphabet and no longer spoken?... more...

  • More Words about Picturesby Perry Nodelman; Naomi Hamer; Mavis Reimer

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume represents the current state of research on picture books and other adjacent hybrid forms of?visual/verbal texts such as comics, graphic novels, and book apps, with a particular focus on texts produced for and?about young people. When Perry Nodelman?s Words about Pictures: the Narrative Art of Children?s Picture Books ?was published almost... more...

  • Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dreamby Globe Education

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 8.99

    Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies... more...

  • Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: Romeo and Julietby Globe Education

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 8.99

    Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies of... more...

  • Literary Theory: A Complete Introductionby Sara Upstone

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 18.99

    Literary theory has now become integral to how we produce literary criticism. When critics write about a text, they no longer think just about the biographical or historical contexts of the work, but also about the different approaches that literary theory offers. By making use of these, they create new interpretations of the text that would not otherwise... more...