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  • American Theorists of the Novelby Peter Rawlings

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 24.95

    The American theorists: Henry James, Lionel Trilling and Wayne C. Booth have revolutionized our understanding of narrative and have each championed the novel as an art form. Concepts from their work have become part of the fabric of novel criticism today, influencing theorists, authors and readers alike. Emphasizing the crucial relationship between... more...

  • Of Literature and Knowledgeby Peter Swirski

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    " Of Literature and Knowledge  looks ... like an important advance in this new and very important subject... literature is about to become even more interesting." ? Edward O. Wilson, Pellegrino University Professor, Harvard University. Framed by the theory of evolution, this colourful and engaging volume presents a new understanding of the mechanisms... more...

  • The Poetics of Descriptionby Janice Hewlett Koelb

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    This book tells a remarkable story that begins in classical antiquity with ecphrasis, the art of describing the world so vividly that the audience could become imaginative eyewitnesses, and the events that caused an ideal of immediacy to be transformed into nearly its opposite, a preoccupation with representation of representation. more...

  • Exotic Parodiesby Asha Varadharajan

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 75.00

    This groundbreaking text begins with the premise that postmodernism, poststructuralism, postcolonialism, and Marxism continue to present certain problems with the self/other distinction. It goes on to offer the first extended critique of the work of Gayatri Spivak; challenge the critical reception of Adorno in the American academy; examine Said's... more...

  • Genealogy and Literatureby Lee Quinby

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    Traditionalists insist that literature transcends culture. Others counter that it is subversive by nature. By challenging both claims, Genealogy and Literature reveals the importance of literature for understanding dominant and often violent power/knowledge relations within a given society. more...

  • Queer Constellationsby Dianne Chisholm

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    Queer Constellations investigates the dreams and catastrophes of recent urban history viewed through new queer narratives of inner-city life. Dianne Chisholm introduces readers to new practices of walking, seeing, citing, and remembering the city in works by Neil Bartlett, Samuel R. Delany, Robert Glück, Alan Hollinghurst, Gary Indiana, Eileen Myles,... more...

  • Narratology beyond Literary Criticismby Jan Christoph Meister; Tom Kindt; Wilhelm Schernus

    De Gruyter 2005; US$ 224.00

    The Narratologiaseries publishes state-of-the-art monographs and collective volumes devoted to modern narrative theory and its historical reconstruction in all the philological disciplines. It is the first narratological forum of its kind in Germany. In addition to literary texts, the series focuses on narration in everyday contexts, in... more...

  • The Implied Authorby Tom Kindt; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 196.00

    Gegenstand des Buches ist der in den Kulturwissenschaften ebenso verbreitete wie umstrittene Begriff des implied author , der seit seiner Einführung vor einem halben Jahrhundert Anlass für literaturtheoretische Kontroversen gewesen ist. Die ersten Kapitel der Studie untersuchen die Geschichte des Begriffs: die Prägung des Konzepts in Wayne... more...

  • Authorship in Contextby Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi; Dr Polina Mackay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 109.00

    Theories of authorship and material culture provide the framework for this study. It maps Anglo-American authorship as it shifts from a theoretical to a more material approach to its study in contexts recognized as key to its development: the nineteenth-century literary market-place, twentieth-century experimentalism and postmodern culture. more...

  • The Autonomy of Literatureby Dr Richard Lansdown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 139.00

    In the aftermath of the theory wars, the imaginative, formal, and moral features of literature have been substantially marginalized, downgraded, and neglected. Yet for many readers such elements will always be central to the experience of reading, just as for writers they are central to the experience of writing. This provocative study argues that... more...