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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Reprinting and the Embodied Bookby Jessica DeSpain

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Jessica DeSpain examines reprints by Charles Dickens, Susan Warner, Fanny Kemble and Walt Whitman to theorize the ongoing transatlantic transformation of texts that took place before adoption of the Chace Act of 1891. As authors, readers, and publishers struggled with the unpredictability of the textual body, the physical book and the physical body... more...

  • Written Maternal Authority and Eighteenth-Century Education in Britainby Rebecca Davies

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Arguing that the location of idealised maternity for women is in the act of writing educational discourse rather than in the physical performance of the maternal role, Davies plots the formation of a written paradigm of maternal education that associates maternity with educational authority. She examines a wide range of genres by authors that include... more...

  • Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascismby Anne Geddes Bailey

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 15.95

    Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley?s novels. more...

  • Anarcho-Modernismby Ian Angus

    Talonbooks 2014; US$ 24.95

    Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of SFU?s Institute for the Humanities. more...

  • Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11by Kristine A. Miller

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Transatlantic Literature and Culture After 9/11 asks whether post-9/11 America has chosen the 'wrong side of paradise' by waging war on terror rather than working for global peace. Analyzing transatlantic literature and culture, the book refocuses our view of Ground Zero through the lenses of imperial power and cosmopolitan exchange. more...

  • Narratologyby Jose Angel Garcia Landa; Susanna Onega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This text provides an excellent introduction and overview of Narratology, a rapidly growing field in the humanities. Literary narratologists have provided many key concepts and analytical tools which are widely used in the interdisciplinary analysis of such narrative features as plot, point of view, speech presentation, ideological perspective and... more...

  • Fictions at Workby Mary M. Talbot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.99

    In this book, Mary Talbot shows how fiction works in the constitution and reproduction of social life. She discusses both `high' and `low' fiction, combining discussion of social context with language analysis. Examples are taken from children's tales, romance, horror and science in her language analysis. more...

  • The Peripheral Child in Nineteenth Century Literature and its Criticismby Neil Cocks

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Established accounts of the child in nineteenth century literature tend to focus on those who occupy a central position within narratives. This book is concerned with children who are not so easily recognized or remembered, the peripheral or overlooked children to be read in works by Dickens, Brontė, Austen and Rossetti. more...

  • Shakespeare for Grown-upsby Elizabeth Foley; Beth Coates

    Random House 2014; US$ 18.40

    Need to swot up on your Shakespeare? If you've always felt a bit embarrassed at your precarious grasp on the plot of Othello, or you haven't a clue what a petard - as in 'hoist with his own petard' - actually is, then fear not, because this, at last, is the perfect guide to bring you up to speed. From the authors of the number-one bestselling... more...

  • Chivalric Stories as Children's Literatureby Velma Bourgeois Richmond

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Knights and ladies, giants and dragons, tournaments, battles, quests and crusades are commonplace in stories for children. This book examines how late Victorians and Edwardians retold medieval narratives of chivalry--epics, romances, sagas, legends and ballads. Stories of Beowulf, Arthur, Gawain, St. George, Roland, Robin Hood and many more thrilled... more...