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  • Fredric Jamesonby Sean Homer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.95 US$ 23.36

    This is the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory. more...

  • Figuring Lacan (RLE: Lacan)by Juliet Flower MacCannell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    It could be argued that the influence of Lacan on modern literary studies has been greater than anyone?s. Lacan has historicised the universal or mythic perceptions of Freud, and thus lent a new status to literature as a cultural artefact. This book, originally published in 1986, aims to delineate the trends in the uses made of Lacan today; to examine... more...

  • Text - Material - Mediumby Wolfgang Lukas; Rüdiger Nutt-Kofoth; Madleen Podewski

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    In ever-larger sections devoted to documentation, historical-critical editions have increasingly focused on the material and medial components of a text through descriptions and illustrations of textual media. The collected essays in this volume use theoretical arguments and case examples to illustrate the potential benefits that accrue... more...

  • Confessions of the Criticsby H. Aram Veeser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Experientiality of Narrativeby Marco Caracciolo

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Recent developments in cognitive narrative theory have called attention to readers' active participation in making sense of narrative. However, while most psychologically inspired models address interpreters' subpersonal (i.e., unconscious) responses, the experiential level of their engagement with narrative remains relatively undertheorized.... more...

  • Postcolonial Criticismby Bart Moore-Gilbert; Gareth Stanton; Willy Maley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and aims to present a clear overview of, and introduction to, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of contemporary literary criticism.... more...

  • Contemporary Marxist Literary Criticismby Francis Mulhern

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    Marxism has had an enormous impact on literary and cultural studies, and all those interested in the field need to be aware of its achievements. This collection presents the very best of recent Marxist literary criticism in one single volume. An international group of contributors provide an introduction to the development, current trends and evolution... more...

  • The Skeptic Disposition In Contemporary Criticismby Eugene Goodheart

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Eugene Goodheart's remarkably compact and penetrating analysis examines the skeptic disposition that has informed advanced literary discourse over the past generation. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished... more...

  • Feminist Literary Criticismby Mary Eagleton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Looks at the work of a range of critics, including Elaine Showalter, Kate Millett, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and the French feminists. The critical approaches encompass Marxist feminism and contemporary critical theory as well as other forms of discourse. It also provides an overview of the developments in feminist literary theory, and covers all... more...

  • Readers and Readingby Andrew Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Much literary criticism focuses on literary producers and their products, but an important part of such work considers the end-user, the reader. It asks such questions as: how far can the author condition the response of the reader, and how much does the reader create the meaning of a text? Dr Bennett's collection includes important essays from such... more...