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  • The Limits of Critiqueby Rita Felski

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 22.50

    Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic?s task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong... more...

  • Literary Criticism and Theoryby Pelagia Goulimari

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Critical Theory Todayby Lois Tyson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    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...

  • Critical Practiceby Catherine Belsey

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

    What is poststructuralist theory, and what difference does it make to literary criticism? Where do we find the meaning of the text: in the author's head? in the reader's? Or do we, instead, make meaning in the practice of reading itself? If so, what part do our own values play in the process of interpretation? And what is the role of the text? Catherine... more...

  • Arthurian Literature XIXby Keith Busby; Roger Dalrymple

    Boydell & Brewer 2002; US$ 99.00

    Articles on comedy in Arthurian romance - French, Dutch, Italian, Scottish and English. more...

  • The Performance of Nobility in Early Modern European Literatureby David M. Posner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 54.00

    This book illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. more...

  • Ruminations on Twentysomething Lifeby Aaron Karo

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 16.95

    IS THERE LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? In this sidesplitting follow-up to his smash hit, Ruminations on College Life, Aaron Karo takes readers on another outrageous journey -- this time through his early twenties. With hilarious anecdotes and irreverent observations, Karo captures the twentysomething experience like never before and answers the question,... more...

  • Deconstructing the Heroby Margery Hourihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars . The book describes how adventure stories are influential... more...

  • Textual Practiceby Terence Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 1989; US$ 37.95

    This book should be of interest to students and teachers of literature and literary theory. more...