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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99
An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... more...