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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Memory and Intertextuality in Renaissance Literatureby Raphael Lyne

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book uses theories of memory derived from cognitive science to offer new ways of understanding how literary works remember other literary works. more...

  • Introducing Literary Criticismby Owen Holland; Piero

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 7.28

    A brand new literary title in the renowned graphic novel-style of the Introducing Graphic Guide series. more...

  • From Here to Hogwartsby Christopher E. Bell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2016; US$ 65.00

    The social relations, societal structures and existential conundrums in the world of Harry Potter novels reflect our own. When the authoritarianism of Hogwarts falls upon Harry, it is an echo of disciplinary practices in real-world high schools. The economic inequities of the wizarding world mirror those of modern societies. The art, literature and... more...

  • Realist Fiction and the Strolling Spectator (Routledge Revivals)by John Rignall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The classic realist text has long been derided by post-structuralist critics as an unsophisticated and reactionary form. In this study, first published in 1992, John Rignall makes a powerful case for the rehabilitation of realism as a self-aware and reflexive genre. Using the novels of Scott, Balzac, Dickens, George Eliot, Flaubert, James, Ford and... more...

  • British Hymn Books for Children, 1800-1900by Dr Alisa Clapp-Itnyre; Professor Claudia Nelson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Examining nineteenth-century British hymns for children, Alisa Clapp-Itnyre argues that the unique qualities of children's hymnody created a space for children's empowerment. Unlike other literature of the era, hymn books were often compilations of many writers' hymns, presenting the discerning child with a multitude of perspectives on religion and... more...

  • Imagining Medieval Englishby Tim William Machan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    A wide-ranging study of medieval English from 500 to 1500, exploring forms and ideas about language in a literary and cultural context. more...

  • Or Words to That Effectby Daniel F. Chamberlain; J. Edward Chamberlin

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2016; US$ 195.00

    This volume raises questions about why oral celebrations of language receive so little attention in published literary histories when they are simultaneously recognized as fundamental to our understanding of literature. It aims to prompt debate regarding the transformations needed for literary historians to provide a more balanced and fuller appreciation... more...

  • The Black Radical Tragicby Jeremy Matthew Glick

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 23.00

    As the first successful revolution emanating from a slave rebellion, the Haitian Revolution remains an inspired site of investigation for a remarkable range of artists and activist-intellectuals in the African Diaspora.   In The Black Radical Tragic , Jeremy Matthew Glick examines twentieth-century performances engaging the revolution as laboratories... more...

  • The Thought of Musicby Lawrence Kramer

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 34.95

    What, exactly, is knowledge of music? And what does it tell us about humanistic knowledge in general? The Thought of Music grapples directly with these fundamental questions?questions especially compelling at a time when humanistic knowledge is enmeshed in debates about its character and future. In this third volume in a trilogy on musical understanding... more...

  • Chaos Imaginedby Martin Meisel

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 44.99

    The stories we tell in our attempt to make sense of the world, our myths and religion, literature and philosophy, science and art, are the comforting vehicles we use to transmit ideas of order. But beneath the quest for order lies the uneasy dread of fundamental disorder. True chaos is hard to imagine and even harder to represent, especially without... more...