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  • A Dictionary of Postmodernismby Niall Lucy

    Wiley 2015; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    A Dictionary of Postmodernism presents an authoritative A-Z of the critical terms and central figures related to the origins and evolution of postmodernist theory and culture. Explores the names and ideas that have come to define the postmodern condition ? from Baudrillard, Jameson, and Lyotard, to the concepts of deconstruction, meta-narrative,... more...

  • Is Shakespeare any Good?by Richard Bradford

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.96

    Is Shakespeare any Good? reveals why certain literary works and authors are treated as superior to others, and questions the literary establishment?s criteria for creating an imperium of ?great? writers. Enables readers to articulate and formulate their own arguments about the quality of literature ? including works that convention forbids us to... more...

  • Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660?1800by Anne Leah Greenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    The essays in this collection explore representations of and responses to sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Contributors examine the underlying ideologies that spawned these representations, confronting the social, political, legal and aesthetic conditions of the day. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00 US$ 42.64

    Illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. 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...