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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Minor Characters Have Their Dayby Jeremy Rosen

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations and desires of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal analysis with a sociology of literary institutions and markets, Minor Characters Have Their Day offers a compelling new approach to genre... more...

  • The World of Failing Machinesby Grant Hamilton

    John Hunt Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    How speculative realism impacts the art of literary criticism. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Posthumanby Bruce Clarke; Manuela Rossini

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 22.00 US$ 18.04

    This book gathers diverse critical treatments from fifteen scholars of the posthuman and posthumanism together in a single volume. more...

  • Willaby Amy Ehrlich; Wendell Minor

    Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books 2016; US$ 16.99 US$ 11.99

    ?Captivating?? ? Booklist From award-winning author Amy Ehrlich comes an illustrated biography of Willa Cather, one of America?s greatest and most beloved writers. Willa Cather?s life was a true American success story. A pioneer and determined spirit, Willa didn?t let anything stand in her way. She refused to be discouraged by the fact that in... more...

  • Victorian Children?s Literatureby Ruth Y. Jenkins

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 90.89

    This book reveals how the period?s transforming identities affected by social, economic, religious, and national energies offers rich opportunities in which to analyze the relationship between identity and transformation. At the heart of this study is this question: what is the relationship between Victorian children?s literature, its readers, and... more...

  • Darwinism as Religionby Michael Ruse

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Darwinism as Religion argues that the theory of evolution given by Charles Darwin in the nineteenth century has always functioned as much as a secular form of religion as anything purely scientific. Through the words of novelists and poets, Michael Ruse argues that Darwin took us from the secure world of Christian faith into a darker, less friendly... more...

  • A Dictionary of Modern Critical Termsby Roger Fowler

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1987, differs from many other ?dictionaries of criticism? in concentrating less on time-honoured rhetorical terms and more on conceptually flexible, powerful terms. Each entry consists of not simply a dictionary definition but an essay exploring the history and full significance of the term, and its possibilities in critical... more...

  • The Bestseller Codeby Jodie Archer; Matthew Jockers

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    What if an algorithm could predict which manuscripts would become mega-bestsellers? Girl on the Train . Fifty Shades. The Goldfinch. Why do some books capture the whole world's attention? What secret DNA do they share? In The Bestseller Code , Archer and Jockers boldly claim that blockbuster hits are highly predictable, and they have created... more...

  • Boy and Going Soloby Roald Dahl; Quentin Blake

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; Not Available

    Boy and Going Solo is the whole of Roald Dahl's extraordinary autobiography in one volume. Roald Dahl wasn't always a writer. Once he was just a schoolboy. Have you ever wondered what he was like growing up? In BOY you'll find out why he and his friends took revenge on the beastly Mrs Pratchett who ran the sweet shop. He remembers what it was... more...

  • Iconicity and Abductionby Gianluca Caterina; Rocco Gangle

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This book consolidates and extends the authors? work on the connection between iconicity and abductive inference. It emphasizes a pragmatic, experimental and fallibilist view of knowledge without sacrificing formal rigor. Within this context, the book focuses particularly on scientific knowledge and its prevalent use of mathematics. To find an answer... more...