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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Landby Gabrielle McIntire

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion offers fresh critical perspectives on T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land that will be invaluable to scholars, students, and general readers. more...

  • Empire Boys: Adventures in a Man's Worldby Joseph Bristow

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1991. Focusing on ?boys' own? literature, this book examines the reasons why such a distinct type of combative masculinity developed during the heyday of the British Empire. This book reveals the motives that produced this obsessive focus on boyhood. In Victorian Britain many kinds of writing, from the popular juvenile weeklies... more...

  • From Brown to Bunterby P. W. Musgrave

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1985. This is a fascinating account of the life cycle of a minor literary genre, the boys? school story. It discusses early nineteenth-century precursors of the school story ? didactic works with such revealing titles as The Parents? Assistant ? and goes on to examine in detail the two major examples of the genre - Hughes?s... more...

  • Children's Literature Comes of Ageby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Originally published in 1996. A detailed analysis of the art of children's literature covering world literature for children, children's literature as a canonical art form, the history of children's literature from a semiotic perspective, and epic, polyphony, chronotope, intertextuality, and metafiction in children's literature. more...

  • Planetary Modernismsby Susan Stanford Friedman

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a networked, circulating, and recurrent phenomenon producing multiple aesthetic innovations across millennia. Considering cosmopolitan as well as nomadic and oceanic... more...

  • Reflections on the Aesthetic Experienceby Gregorio Kohon

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Interest in the relationship between psychoanalysis and art - and other disciplines - is growing. In his new book Reflections on the Aesthetic: Psychoanalysis and the uncanny , Gregorio Kohon examines and reflects upon psychoanalytic understandings of estrangement, the Freudian notions of the uncanny and Nachträglichkeit , exploring how these... more...

  • Poetic Machinationsby Michael Golston

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 59.99

    The shape, lineation, and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly inventive, imbuing their form with as much meaning as their content. Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy,... more...

  • Spirit of the Empty Handby Stan Schmidt

    Original Writing 2015; US$ 15.00

    Stan Schmidt's classic tale of learning karate in the traditional way, starting from beginner; going all the way to black belt; and finally studying in Japan. Essential reading for all serious karate students. more...

  • Music in the Georgian Novelby Pierre Dubois

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book investigates the literary representation of music in the Georgian novel against its musical, aesthetic and cultural background. more...

  • The ?i?ek Dictionaryby Rex Butler

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 20.95

    Slavoj ?i?ek is the most popular and discussed philosopher in the world today. His prolific writings ? across philosophy, psychoanalysis, political and social theory, film, music and religion ? always engage and provoke. The power of his ideas, the breadth of his references, his capacity for playfulness and confrontation, his willingness to change... more...