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  • The Dematerialisation of Karl Marxby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This volume constitutes both an attack on modern left wing literary theory - the main product of the last Marxist renaissance in the past thirty years - and a defence of the one element of Marxism which, in the general collapse, modern theorists have been happiest to lose, its economic materialism. It traces Marxist theory from its beginnings in Hegelian... more...

  • Literature and The Contemporaryby Roger Luckhurst; Peter Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...

  • The Emperor Redressedby Dwight Eddins; Dwight Eddins; M. H. Abrams; Frederick Crews; Richard Levin; Gary Saul Morson; Nina Baym; Ihab Hassan; David Lehman; Paisley Livingston; John R. Searle

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    There have been signs now, for some time, that poststructuralist hegemony is declining. This book helps us to understand the theoretical flaws that make this decline inevitable.                               The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the... more...

  • The Poverty of Structuralismby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    The Poverty of Structuralism is the first in a sequence of volumes which examine in turn the basic ideas of Saussure, Marx and Freud, and analyse the way in which they have been developed and applied to art, culture and modern textual theory. The text offers a critical introduction to the structuralist foundations of modern literary theory. It gives... more...

  • Literary Criticism and Theoryby Pelagia Goulimari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 36.95

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major thinkers and critics from Plato and Aristotle to Foucault,... more...

  • Medieval Romance and Material Cultureby Nicholas Perkins

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Studies of how the physical manifests itself in medieval romance - and medieval romances as objects themselves. more...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Clare Connors

    Oneworld Publications 2010; US$ 7.99

    Rescuing the subject from dry theorists and isms?, Clare Connors considers the real questions that emerge when studying literature, such as how we find meaning and how it relates to its historical context. Using selections from works including Annie Proulx?s Brokeback Mountain?, this unpretentious introduction highlights how enjoyable it is to think... more...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 60.95

    This thoroughly updated third edition of Critical Theory Today offers an accessible introduction to contemporary critical theory, providing in-depth coverage of the most common approaches to literary analysis today, including: feminism; psychoanalysis; Marxism; reader-response theory; New Criticism; structuralism and semiotics; deconstruction; new... more...

  • Introducing Comparative Literatureby César Domínguez; Haun Saussy; Darío Villanueva

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature... more...