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  • 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...

  • The Blackwell Guide to Literary Theoryby Gregory Castle

    Wiley 2009; US$ 109.95

    This student-friendly text introduces students to the history and scope of literary theory, as well as showing them how to perform literary analysis. Designed to be used alongside primary theoretical texts as an introduction to theory or alongside literary texts as a model for performing literary analysis. Presents a series of exemplary... more...

  • Bordering on the Bodyby Laura Doyle

    Oxford University Press, USA 1994; US$ 72.99

    The figure of the mother in literature and the arts has been the subject of much recent critical attention. Whereas many studies have focused on women writers and the maternal, Laura Doyle significantly broadens the field by tracing the racial logic internal to Western representations of maternality at least since Romanticism. She formulates a theory... more...

  • Borders, Boundaries, and Framesby Mae Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The essays in this volume take up the challenge of working out -- or reworking -- the problematics of the borders, the boundaries and the frameworks that structure our various and multiple notions of identity -- textual, personal, collective, generic, and disciplinary. The contributors to this volume write about subjects (and are often themselves subjects)... more...

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Postmodern Fictionby Bran Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    A lucid exploration of the key features of postmodernism and the most important authors from Beckett to DeLillo. more...

  • Carmen, a Gypsy Geographyby Ninotchka Devorah Bennahum

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 35.99

    Encounters with the Gypsy female flamenco dancer throughout history more...

  • Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticismby Tobin Siebers

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99

    Claiming that a Cold War mentality has impaired the ability of literary theorists to talk about the politics of criticism effectively, the author of this treatise argues that modern criticism is a child of the Cold War. more...

  • Comedy in Comparative Literatureby David Gallagher

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...

  • Companion to Literary Myths, Heroes and Archetypesby Pierre Brunel

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 89.95

    First published in French in 1988, and in English in 1992, this companion explores the nature of the literary myth in a collection of over 100 essays, from Abraham to Zoroaster. Its coverage is international and draws on legends from prehistory to the modern age throughout literature, whether fiction, poetry or drama. Essays on classical figures,... more...

  • The Concept of Literary Applicationby Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Application is the process in which readers of literature focus on elements in a text and compare them with the outside world as they know it ? an operation with cognitive and emotional consequences. This book demonstrates how and why this simple yet neglected mechanism is of profound importance for the understanding of literary art and experience.... more...