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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • The Cambridge Companion to Boccaccioby Guyda Armstrong; Rhiannon Daniels; Stephen J. Milner

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A major re-evaluation of Boccaccio's status as literary innovator and cultural mediator equal to that of Petrarch and Dante. more...

  • Arbitrary Power: Romanticism, Language, Politicsby William Keach

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    This book explores previously unexamined links between the arbitrary as articulated in linguistic theories on the one hand, and in political discourse about power on the other. In particular, Willam Keach shows how Enlightenment conceptions of the arbitrary were contested and extended in British Romantic writing. In doing so, he offers a new paradigm... more...

  • Reading Dante Gabriel Rossettiby Dr Brian Donnelly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    A revolutionary figure throughout his career, Dante Gabriel Rossetti?s work provides a distinctly revolutionary lens through which the Victorian period can be viewed. Suggesting that Rossetti?s work should be approached through his poetry, Brian Donnelly argues that it is both inscribed by and inscribes the development of verbal as well as visual... more...

  • Differentialsby Marjorie Perloff

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    A new collection of essays from a distinguished critic of contemporary poetry. Marjorie Perloff is one of the foremost critics of contemporary American poetry writing today. Her works are credited by many with creating and sustaining new critical interest not only in the work of major modernist poets such as Yeats, Pound, Eliot, and Williams... more...

  • Time and Action in the Scottish Independence Referendumby Michael Gardiner

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; Not Available

    This book describes the recent Scottish independence referendum as the latest incarnation of a contest between two times ? on one hand, an ideally continuous time beyond determination underpinning financial sovereignty, on the other the interruptions to this ideal continuity inherent in human action. more...

  • Postcolonial Studiesby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50

    This new anthology brings together the most diverse and recent voices in postcolonial theory to emerge since 9/11, alongside classic texts in established areas of postcolonial studies. Brings fresh insight and renewed political energy to established domains such as nation, history, literature, and gender Engages with contemporary concerns such... more...

  • Being Apartby LaRose T. Parris

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    In Being Apart, LaRose Parris draws on traditional and radical Western theory to emphasize how nineteenth- and twentieth-century Africana thinkers explored the two principal existential themes of being and freedom prior to existentialism's rise to prominence in postwar European thought. Emphasizing diasporic connections among the works of authors... more...

  • Animals in Irish Literature and Cultureby Kathryn Kirkpatrick; Borbála Faragó

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Animals in Irish Literature and Culture spans the early modern period to the present, exploring colonial, post-colonial, and globalized manifestations of Ireland as country and state as well as the human animal and non-human animal migrations that challenge a variety of literal and cultural borders. more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodernismby Brian McHale

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This Introduction surveys the full spectrum of postmodern culture, from architecture and visual art to fiction, poetry, and drama. more...

  • Institutions of World Literatureby Stefan Helgesson; Pieter Vermeulen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume engages critically with the recent and ongoing consolidation of "world literature" as a paradigm of study. On the basis of an extended, active, and ultimately more literary sense of what it means to institute world literature, it views processes of institutionalization not as limitations, but as challenges to understand how literature... more...