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  • The Believer, Issue 111by Vendela Vida; Heidi Julavits; Karolina Waclawiak

    McSweeney's, Believer Magazine 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Believer ?s mission is to introduce readers to the best and most interesting work in the world of art, culture, and thoughtwhether that means literature, painting, wrestling, philosophy, or cookingin an attractive vehicle that?s free from the bugbears of condescension, mustiness, and jargony obfuscation. Its content (including essays, interviews,... more...

  • Language, Madness, and Desireby Michel Foucault; Philippe Artières; Jean-François Bert; Mathieu Potte-Bonneville; Judith Revel; Robert Bononno

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    As a transformative thinker of the twentieth century, whose work spanned all branches of the humanities, Michel Foucault had a complex and profound relationship with literature. And yet this critical aspect of his thought, because it was largely expressed in speeches and interviews, remains virtually unknown to even his most loyal readers. This book... more...

  • Philosophy of Literatureby Christopher New

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 38.95

    Literature, like the visual arts, poses its own philosophical problems. While literary theorists have discussed the nature of literature intensively, analytic philosophers have usually dealt with literary problems either within the general framework of aesthetics or else in a way that is accessible only to a philosophical audience. The present book... more...

  • Contemporary Feminist Utopianismby Lucy Sargisson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 59.95

    A new and challenging entry into the debates between feminism and postmodernism, Contemporary Feminist Utopianism challenges some basic preconceptions about the role of political theory today. Sargisson explores current debates within utopian studies, feminist theory and poststructuralist deconstruction. Utopian thinking is offered as a route out... more...

  • What's Left of Theory?by Judith Butler; John Guillory; Kendall Thomas

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 37.95

    First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Narrative and Genreby Mary Chamberlain; Paul Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Any life story, whether a written autobiography or an oral testimony, is shaped not only by the reworkings of experience through memory and re-evaluation, but also art. Any communication has to use shared conventions not only of language itself but also the more complex expectations of 'genre': of the forms expected within a given context and type... more...

  • Ideologyby David Hawkes

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Any literary student who is new to the terminology and uses of critical terms will welcome David Hawkes' Ideology , a comprehensive and concise overview. In refreshingly clear and jargon-free prose, Hawkes: * Considers the myriad definitions and meanings of ideology * Traces the history of the term and the debates which surround it, from Martin... more...

  • The Literature Workbookby Clara Calvo; Jean Jacques Weber

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 40.95

    The Literature Workbook is a practical introductory textbook for literary studies, which can be used either for independent study or as part of a taught class. Laying the ground for further study, The Literature Workbook introduces the beginning student to the essential analytic and interpretative skills that are needed for literary appreciation... more...

  • Parodyby Professor Simon Dentith

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 24.95

    Parody is part of all our lives. It occurs not only in literature, but also in everyday speech, in theatre and television, architecture and films. Drawing on examples from Aristophanes to The Simpsons , Simon Dentith explores: * the place of parody in the history of literature * parody as a subversive or conservative mode of writing * parody's pivotal... more...

  • Romantic Imageby Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    For the past four decades Frank Kermode, critic and writer, has steadily established himself as one of the most brilliant minds of his generation. Author and editor of over forty books, his prodigious output includes some of the best literary criticism to be published. Questioning the public's harsh perception of 'the artist', Kermode at the same time... more...