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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Psychonarratologyby Marisa Bortolussi; Peter Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

    This book provides a broad, integrative framework for pursuing research in the field of psychonarratology. more...

  • Freud's Literary Cultureby Graham Frankland

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 35.00

    This original study offers a comprehensive reappraisal of Freud's work from a literary-critical perspective. more...

  • Theorizing the Avant-Gardeby Richard Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 46.00

    Challenges conventional approaches to the avant-garde through a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary take on postmodernism. 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...

  • Animals, Literature and the Politics of Representationby Professor John Simons

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 160.00

    This book addresses the question of animal rights in the context of literary criticism. Working from a committed position, it asks the question, 'What would literary studies look like if we took animal rights seriously?' It offers critical surveys of the main themes in the history of animal rights and some of the more important contemporary positions... more...

  • Before Modernism Wasby Geoff Gilbert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 135.00

    Before Modernism Was places modernist writing within the texture of modern history. Texts by Woolf, James, Freud, Wyndham Lewis, Stein, Malinowski, and others are read through a range of figures that construct and disrupt modern meaning: the ghost that affects the value of your property; the sulky, graceless adolescent; the Pole who may not be Polish;... more...

  • Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticismby Tobin Siebers

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99

    In Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticism , Tobin Siebers claims that modern criticism is a Cold War criticism. Postwar literary theory has absorbed the skepticism, suspicion, and paranoia of the Cold War mentality, and it plays them out in debates about the divided self, linguistic indeterminacy, the metaphysics of presence, multiculturalism,... more...

  • James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysisby Luke Thurston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Luke Thurston explores psychoanalytic readings of Joyce, in particular those of Jacques Lacan. more...