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  • Slavic Structuralismby Endre Bojtar

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1985; US$ 158.00

    This work examines Czech Structuralism from the mid-nineteen twenties until 1948 (J. Mukařovský, R. Jakobson, F. Vodička, R. Wellek, etc.), the Polish so-called Integral School, lasting from about 1930 until 1945, (M. Kridl, K. Budzyk, F. Siedlicki, D. Hopensztand, S. Żółkiewski), as well as R. Ingarden's views on literary criticism,... more...

  • The Reader and the Textby Diana Sorensen Goodrich

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

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  • The Difference Withinby Elizabeth A. Meese; Alice A. Parker

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 128.00

    The essays in this volume represent the most recent thinking collected on the problematics of feminism and critical theory, engaging the question of the relationship between these terms and the differences within each in terms of the other. As a whole, this piece of an extended conversation within feminism suggests both the illusory comfort of generic... more...

  • Feminist Critical Negotiationsby Alice A. Parker; Elizabeth A. Meese

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 128.00

    This volume is a collection of original contributions in the field of feminist critical theory which reflect upon past practices and suggest new strategies and directions for future work. The articles are presented in two non-exclusive, interactive sections: “Theorizing Feminist Criticism” and “The Feminist Writing Subject”.... more...

  • Literary Theoryby Terry Eagleton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 33.99

    A quarter of a century on from its original publication, Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures the subversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theory through the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challenge to the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface to this anniversary edition to address more... more...

  • Exploring Postmodernismby Matei Calinescu; Douwe W. Fokkema

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 165.00

    The great diversity of contexts in which the term Postmodernism is currently encountered reflects the remarkable success of a coinage that has been in circulation for only about forty years. It has been used by philosophers, sociologists, art critics and literary historians to become, finally, a household word in the language of advertising and politics.... more...

  • Imitation and the Image of Manby James S. Hans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 128.00

    In the Imitation and the Image of Man James S. Hans presents his conception of the mimetic. His primary goal to this study is to broaden several kinds of discourse: first, to redfine our conception of the literary; second, to expand our ideas of the kinds of things that can be treated together; third, to enrich our understanding of the possibilities... more...

  • Theory and the Disappearing Futureby Tom Cohen; Claire Colebrook; J. Hillis Miller; with a manuscript by Paul de Man

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95

    Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?; an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...

  • Cormac McCarthy and the Ghost of Huck Finnby Leslie Harper Worthington

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Mark Twain once wrote, "We are nothing but echoes." Despite this pronouncement, Twain's voice continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn helped define modern American literature, creating The Huck Finn Tradition in contemporary writing. This volume discusses the intertextual connections between... more...

  • 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...