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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • 'Anticipating' the 2011 Arab Uprisingsby Rita Sakr

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    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...

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

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 89.99

    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 ∆neid 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

    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$ 105.00

    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

    "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...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 168.00

    '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...

  • "Unsuitable" Booksby Caren J. Town

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Focusing on the attempted and successful banning of young adult fiction from media centers and classrooms, this book treats the legal and experiential history of censorship in libraries and public schools. It also looks closely at young adult novels from the early 1970s until today that have been the subject of book challenges. The authors discussed... more...

  • The "White Other" in American Intermarriage Stories, 1945-2008by Lauren S. Cardon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    A groundbreaking study of the 'white other' figure in American intermarriage literature and film. more...

  • The 'Invisible Hand' and British Fiction, 1818-1860by Eleanor Courtemanche

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    The 'invisible hand', Adam Smith's metaphor for the morality of capitalism, is explored in this text as being far more subtle and intricate than is usually understood, with many British realist fiction writers (Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Eliot) having absorbed his model of ironic causality in complex societies and turned it to their own purposes. more...

  • (Con)Fusing Signs and Postmodern Positionsby Robert Neustadt

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 150.00

    First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...