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  • The Limits of Literary Historicismby Allen Dunn; Thomas Haddox

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 40.00

              The Limits of Literary Historicism is a collection of essays arguing that historicism, which has come to dominate the professional study of literature in recent decades, has become ossified. By drawing attention to the limits of historicism—its blind spots, overreach, and reluctance to acknowledge its commitments—this... more...

  • Critical Conditionsby Horace L. Fairlamb

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 30.00

    An examination and revaluation of contemporary theories about the foundations of knowledge and meaning, first published in 1994. more...

  • Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derridaby Mark Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 43.00

    Defence of literary art against the centuries-old drive to subsume literature into theory and philosophy. more...

  • Death of a Disciplineby Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in the study of world literature and its cultural consequences. In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature as we know it... more...

  • Die Lebensanschauungen der großen Denkerby Rudolf Eucken

    De Gruyter 1950; US$ 224.00

    Die Lebensanschauungen der grossen Denker : eine Entwicklungsgeschichte des Lebensproblems der Menschheit von Platon bis zur Gegenwart. more...

  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris—romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live... more...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    The second edition of Lois Tyson's classic guide offers a thorough and accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory. It provides in-depth coverage of the most significant approaches to literary analysis today, including feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, reader-response theory, new criticism, structuralism and semiotics, deconstruction,... more...

  • Hermeneutic Desire and Critical Rewritingby Marcel Cornis-Pope

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 168.00

    Starting from a comprehensive examination of current poststructuralist and sociosemiotic theories of narrative, this book formulates an interactive model of literary interpretation and pedagogy emphasising process, critical self-awareness and strategies of rereading/rewriting. A literary pedagogy premised on the concept of 'rewriting', the author argues,... more...

  • The Direction of Literary Theoryby Steven Earnshaw

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 50.00

    An initial proposition is made that literary theory is divided into two broad, antithetical camps - one where the focus is purely textual, the other where the focus is on context. Section One is devoted to resolving this central dichotomy by examining issues that are highly contentious within literary theory (the author, intention, value, postmodernism... more...

  • The Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literatureby John Wyatt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95

    In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...