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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Parsing the Cityby Heather Easterling

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 48.95

    Parsing the City  updates our understanding of Jacobean city comedy?s discursive role in its London society. Working with three major plays by Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton and Thomas Dekker, this book develops an updated reading of Jacobean city comedy as a dramatic subgenre whose engagement with early modern London was centrally linguistic and... more...

  • A History of New Zealand Literatureby Mark Williams

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 104.00

    A History of New Zealand Literature explores the genealogy of New Zealand writing from the colonial period to the present day. more...

  • Oscar et la Dame rose d'Éric-Emmanuel Schmittby Jérémy Lambert

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 7.99

    Oscar est un jeune garçon âgé de 10 ans atteint d?une maladie dont il ne pourra pas guérir. Il vit avec d?autres enfants dans un hôpital où il reçoit fréquemment la visite de Mamie-Rose, une ancienne catcheuse qui lui propose de vivre chaque jour comme s?ils valaient 10 ans et d?écrire à Dieu pour soulager sa colère. Commence alors pour Oscar un... more...

  • L'Écume des jours de Boris Vianby Tina Van Roeyen

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 7.99

    Chef d??uvre incontournable de Boris Vian, L?Écume des jours plonge le lecteur dans un univers onirique qui, au fil des pages, s?assombrit et vire au cauchemar. Alors que Chloé vient tout juste de sortir de l?église au bras de Colin, un nénuphar se développe sur ses poumons, une maladie qui se révélera incurable et qui engloutira peu à peu le monde... more...

  • Practising Theory and Reading Literatureby Raman Selden

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 66.95

    Practising Theory and Reading Literature  provides an accessible introduction to the study of contemporary literary theories and their applications to a range of literary texts. This is an elementary introduction where the emphasis is on practice, and in this respect it complements A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory. more...

  • Global Crusoeby Ann Marie Fallon

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe, from a Native American reservation to a Botswanan village, to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. In her study of the novels, poems, short stories and films that adapt the Crusoe myth, Ann Marie Fallon argues that the twentieth-century... more...

  • Heroism in the Harry Potter Seriesby Katrin Berndt; Lena Steveker

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Taking up the various conceptions of heroism that are conjured in the Harry Potter series, this collection examines the ways fictional heroism in the twenty-first century challenges the idealized forms of a somewhat simplistic masculinity associated with genres like the epic, romance and classic adventure story. The collection's three sections address... more...

  • Poetics of the Iconotextby Liliane Louvel; edited by Karen Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Poetics of the Iconotext makes available for the first time in English the theories of the respected French text/image specialist, Professor Liliane Louvel. A consolidation of the most significant theoretical materials of Louvel's two acclaimed books, L'Oeil du Texte: Texte et image dans la littérature anglophone and Texte/Image: Images à lire, textes... more...

  • Mediterranean Modernismsby Marinos Pourgouris

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Engaging with the work of Nobel Prize-winning poet Odysseus Elytis within the framework of international modernism, Marinos Pourgouris places the poet's work in the context of other modernist and surrealist writers in Europe. At the same time, Pourgouris puts forward a redefinition of European Modernism that makes the Mediterranean, and Greece in particular,... more...

  • Moulding the Female Body in Victorian Fairy Tales and Sensation Novelsby Laurence Talairach-Vielmas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine... more...