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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby Rita Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    This Pivot volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. more...

  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby R. Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 70.83

    This Palgrave Pivot volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts. more...

  • "Arms, and the Man I sing . . ."by Arvid Løsnes

    University of Delaware Press 2011; US$ 94.00

    This study referred to as a "preface" is given this designation because its basic aim is not to offer an up-to-date overall assessment of Dryden's translation of Virgil's Æneid but, rather, to provide a relevant basis for such an assessment ?thus allowing for a wide range of readership. The relevance of this approach rests on two basic premises:... more...

  • Emily Dickinson by Mordecai Marcus

    Wiley 1982; US$ 4.95 US$ 4.36

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background — all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Emily Dickinson: Selected Poems, you explore some 85 poems from one of America's... more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare; Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Wiley 2006; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.99

    "But, for my own part, it was Greek to me." Now you can appreciate Julius Caesar in plain English. Political intrigue. Ambition. Envy. Conspiracy. Hypocrisy. Betrayal. Assassination. Pride. Suicide. The Ides of March. The tides of war. Julius Caesar makes today's political scene seem boring! If the original text seems Greek (or geek) to you, now... more...

  • "My Own Portrait in Writing"by Patrick Grant

    Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical... more...

  • 'Post'-9/11 South Asian Diasporic Fictionby P. Liao

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 84.56

    While much of the critical discussion about the emerging genre of 9/11 fiction has centred on the trauma of 9/11 and on novels by EuroAmerican writers, this book draws attention to the diversity of what might be meant by "post" -9/11 by exploring the themes of uncanny terror through a close reading of four "post" -9/11 South Asian... more...

  • 'Since at least Plato...' and Other Postmodernist Mythsby Mary J. Devaney

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    'Since at Least Plato...' and Other Postmodernist Myths surveys the fields of theories of postmodernism and criticizes some of the most common claims found in them about philosophy, science, and the relationship and literary techniques to metaphysics, epistemology, and political ideologies. Devaney finds the accounts offered by these theories of concepts... more...