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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • If I Were a Suicide Bomberby Per Aage Brandt; Thom Satterlee

    Open Letter 2017; US$ 9.95

    Including poems from five collections, this bilingual collection highlights the complexity and beauty of Brandt's "thought-experiment" poems. more...

  • Rhetoric's Questions, Reading and Interpretationby Peter Mack

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 50.55

    This book aims to help readers interpret, and reflect on, their reading more effectively. It presents doctrines of ancient and renaissance rhetoric (an education in how to write well) as questions or categories for interpreting one’s reading. The first chapter presents the questions. Later chapters use rhetorical theory to bring out the implications... more...

  • J. M. Coetzee and the Ethics of Narrative Transgressionby Alexandra Effe

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.05

    This book is about the metanarrative and metafictional elements of J. M. Coetzee’s novels. It draws together authorship, readership, ethics, and formal analysis into one overarching argument about how narratives work the boundary between art and life. On the basis of Coetzee’s writing, it reconsiders the concept of metalepsis, challenges common understandings... more...

  • Maps and Mapping in Children's Literatureby Nina Goga; Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    The research literature on the hallmarks and history of fantasy has become quite comprehensive, and includes analyses of specific works or series in the genre. A large number of fantasy studies examine typical themes, motifs, and characteristics of the genre such as the struggle between good and evil, the chosen child, and the passage between the primary... more...

  • Naming Adult Autismby Dr. James McGrath

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2017; US$ 33.99

    Explores representations of ‘high-functioning’ adult autism in autobiographical, scientific and fictional texts to demonstrate the value of Cultural Studies towards understanding autism as a subjective condition and social category. more...

  • The Interpretation of Culturesby Clifford Geertz; Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 32.00

    In The Interpretation of Cultures , the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists... more...

  • The Oligarchby James Sherry

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 35.26

    This book uses the structure of Machiavelli’s The Prince to show how governance has changed over the last 500 years. If Machiavelli focuses on power concentrated in the hands of the republic or principalities, The Oligarch looks at how states and companies today function as oligarchies. Rather than dealing with the form of government, it addresses... more...

  • A World of Proseby Hazel Simmons-McDonald; Mark McWatt

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 13.99

    A World of Prose includes all the prescribed texts for the revised CSEC English A and English B syllabuses. It has been compiled with the approval of the Caribbean Examinations Council by Editors who have served as CSEC English panel members. - The material in this anthology will help students to prepare effectively for the CSEC examination. - The... more...

  • A World of Poetryby Mark McWatt; Hazel Simmons-McDonald

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 13.99

    A World of Poetry includes all the prescribed poems for the revised CSEC English A and English B syllabuses. It has been compiled with the approval of the Caribbean Examinations Council by Editors who have served as CSEC English panel members. - The material in this anthology will help students to prepare effectively for the CSEC examination. - The... more...

  • Walking Virginia Woolf’s Londonby Lisbeth Larsson

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.14

    This innovative volume employs theoretical tools from the field of literary geography to explore Virginia Woolf’s writing and the ways in which she constructs her human subjects. It follows the routes of characters from The Voyage, Jacob’s Room, Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse and more as they walk around London, demonstrating how Woolf constructs... more...