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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Mimesis, Desire, and the Novelby Pierpaolo Antonello; Heather Webb

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95

    Fifty years after its publication in English, René Girard?s Deceit, Desire, and the Novel (1965) has never ceased to fascinate, challenge, inspire, and sometimes irritate, literary scholars. It has become one of the great classics of literary criticism, and the notion of triangular desire is now part of the theoretical parlance among critics and... more...

  • Derek Attridge in Conversationby Derek Attridge

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge?s interests, but also foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory, poetics, and stylistics, as well as his reassessments of contemporary philosophy and literary ideas, specifically those pertaining to the work... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945by David James

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    The Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945 provides insight into the critical traditions shaping the literary landscape of modern Britain. more...

  • Dante in Contextby Zygmunt G. Baranski; Lino Pertile

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 104.00

    Leading international experts provide an essential framework for the interdisciplinary study of Dante and the late Middle Ages. more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writingby David Attwell

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    A moving, insightful biography of the Nobel Laureate and a study of J. M. Coetzee?s work, illuminating the creation of his exceptional novels   J. M. Coetzee is one of the world?s most intriguing authors. Compelling, razor-sharp, erudite: the adjectives pile up but the heart of the fiction remains elusive. Now, in J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing... more...

  • W.B. Yeats and World Literatureby Dr Barry Sheils

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Arguing for a reconsideration of William Butler Yeats?s work in the light of contemporary studies of world literature, Barry Sheils shows how reading Yeats enables a fuller understanding of the relationship between the extensive map of world literary production and the intensities of poetic practice. Yeats?s appropriation of Japanese Noh theatre,... more...

  • The Yieldby Paul North

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    The Yield is a once-in-a-generation reinterpretation of the oeuvre of Franz Kafka. At the same time, it is a powerful new entry in the debates about the supposed secularity of the modern age. Kafka is one of the most admired writers of the last century, but this book presents us with a Kafka few will recognize. It does so through a fine-grained... more...

  • Dictionary of Postmodernismby Niall Lucy

    Wiley 2015; US$ 84.95

    A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition ? from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative,... more...

  • The Impact of Victorian Children's Fictionby J. S. Bratton

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1981. Many of the classics of children?s literature were produced in the Victorian period. But Alice in Wonderland and The King of the Golden River were not the books offered to the majority of children of the time. When writing for children began to be taken seriously, it was not as an art, but as an instrument of moral... more...

  • Towards a Poetics of Literary Biographyby Michael Benton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    This book develops a poetics of literary biography based on the triangular relationships of lives, works and times and how narrative operates in holding them together. more...