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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Lesendes Bewusstseinby Horst-Jürgen Gerigk

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 108.82

    This monograph demonstrates the theory and practice of poetological hermeneutics. Kant and Heidegger provide the foundation for a theory of literature grounded in poetology. Three analyses of works address epos, novel, and lyric, illustrating hermeneutics in practice. The author uses the hermeneutical approach to transform interpretation into an adventure... more...

  • The Battles of Tolkienby David Day

    Octopus 2016; US$ 12.99

    Tolkien's works are punctuated by dramatic and explosive battles. Men versus Orcs, Elves versus Sauron, Goblins versus Dwarves - the history of Middle-earth has seen some of the greatest characters pitted against each other time and time again. From the iconic battle of Helm's Deep to the Destruction of Isengard, The Battles of Tolkien analyzes each... more...

  • Philosophy, Dreaming and the Literary Imaginationby Michaela Schrage-Früh

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.71

    This book explores the intersections between dreaming and the literary imagination, in light of the findings of recent neurocognitive and empirical research, with the aim to lay a groundwork for an empirically informed aesthetics of dreaming. Drawing on perspectives from literary theory, philosophy of mind and dream research, this study investigates... more...

  • Conspicuous Silencesby Ruth Rosaler

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    How are a reader's perceptions of a plot impacted by its presentation through textual clues rather than explicit narration, and why would an author choose this comparatively indirect mode of narration? Conspicuous Silences examines the effect of this literary strategy on the reader's experience of a selection of Victorian novels. more...

  • Postcolonialismby Robert J. C. Young

    Wiley 2016; US$ 49.95 US$ 43.29

    This seminal work—now available in a 15 th anniversary edition with a new preface—is a thorough introduction to the historical and theoretical origins of postcolonial theory. Provides a clearly written and wide-ranging account of postcolonialism, empire, imperialism, and colonialism, written by one of the leading scholars on the topic... more...

  • Adolescent Girlhood and Literary Culture at the Fin de Siècleby Beth Rodgers

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.10

    This book examines the construction of adolescent girlhood across a range of genres in the closing decades of the nineteenth century. It argues that there was a preoccupation with defining, characterising and naming adolescent girlhood at the fin de siècle. These ?daughters of today?, ?juvenile spinsters? and ?modern girls?, as the... more...

  • The Meaning of Form in Contemporary Innovative Poetryby Robert Sheppard

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 88.10

    This study engages the life of form in contemporary innovative poetries through both an introduction to the latest theories and close readings of leading North American and British innovative poets. The critical approach derives from Robert Sheppard?s axiomatic contention that poetry is the investigation of complex contemporary realities through the... more...

  • 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 Postcolonial Worldby Jyotsna G. Singh; David D. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Postcolonial World presents an overview of the field and extends critical debate in exciting new directions. It provides an important and timely reappraisal of postcolonialism as an aesthetic, political, and historical movement, and of postcolonial studies as a multidisciplinary, transcultural field. Essays map the terrain of the postcolonial... more...

  • The Seduction of Fictionby Carolyne Lee; Jean-François Vernay

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 48.94

    By meshing psychology with literary analysis, this book inspires us to view the reading of fictional works as an emotional and seductive affair between reader and writer. Arguing that current teaching practices have contributed to the current decline in the study of literature, Jean-François Vernay?s plea brings a refreshing perspective by seeking... more...