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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • 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...

  • Mixed Magicby Anna Katrina Gutierrez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 143.00

    Mixed Magic: Global-local dialogues in fairy tales for young readers considers retellings and adaptations from a ‘glocal’ context: a framework focused on the reciprocal and cross-cultural exchange between global processes and local practices and their potential transformative effects. The study examines an eclectic range of retellings from the East... more...

  • Theory of African Literatureby Chidi Amuta; Biodun Jeyifo

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 24.95

    A classic work that overturns conventional assessments of African literature, offering a unique contribution to literary criticism. more...

  • Literary Allusion in Harry Potterby Beatrice Groves

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 24.95

    Literary Allusion in Harry Potter builds on the world-wide enthusiasm for J. K. Rowling’s series in order to introduce its readers to some of the great works of literature on which Rowling draws. Harry Potter ’s narrative techniques are rooted in the western literary tradition and its allusiveness provides insight into Rowling’s fictional world.... more...

  • Essayismby Brian Dillon

    Fitzcarraldo Editions 2017; US$ 7.49

    Imagine a type of writing so hard to define its very name means a trial, effort or attempt. An ancient form with an eye on the future, a genre poised between tradition and experiment. The essay wants above all to wander, but also to arrive at symmetry and wholeness; it nurses competing urges to integrity and disarray, perfection and fragmentation,... more...

  • Globe Education Shorter Shakespeare: Much Ado About Nothingby Globe Education

    Hodder Education 2017; US$ 8.99

    Get straight to the heart of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing ; students' confidence and understanding develop faster as they explore the plot, themes and Shakespeare's language, which is supported throughout this abridged play text from Globe Education. This title: - Reduces the length of the play by a third, while preserving the intricacies... more...

  • Sex and Sensibility in the Novels of Alan Hollinghurstby Mark Mathuray

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 89.55

    This book is a challenging and engaging collection of original essays on the novels of Alan Hollinghurst, Britain’s foremost gay writer and the English novel’s master stylist. The essays engage the precarious and shifting relationship between sex and literary sensibility in his novels and, thus, also attempt to establish the parameters of a new critical... more...

  • New Directions in Law and Literatureby Elizabeth S. Anker; Bernadette Meyler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 28.99

    This collection of essays by twenty-two prominent scholars from literature departments and law schools showcases the vibrancy of recent work in law and literature and highlights its many new directions since the field's heyday in the 1970s and 80s. more...

  • Present Imperfectby Andrew van der Vlies

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    This book asks how a selection of South African writers have responded to the period since the end of apartheid. more...

  • Cognitive Grammar in Contemporary Fictionby Chloe Harrison

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2017; US$ 135.00

    This book proposes an extension of Cognitive Grammar (Langacker 1987, 1991, 2008) towards a cognitive discourse grammar, through the unique environment that literary stylistic application offers. Drawing upon contemporary research in cognitive stylistics (Text World Theory, deixis and mind-modelling, amongst others), the volume scales up central Cognitive... more...