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  • Heteronormativity in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Cultureby Ana de Freitas Boe; Abby Coykendall

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    Understanding heteronormativity is imperative for understanding the culture of the eighteenth century writ large, as well as the imaginaries of sex and sexuality that it bequeaths to the present. This collection foregrounds British, European, and transatlantic heteronormativities to pose vital, if vexing, questions about the degree of continuity subsisting... 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...

  • Marxism and Literary Criticismby Terry Eagleton

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 18.95

    Is Marx relevant any more? Why should we care what he wrote? What difference could it make to our reading of literature? Terry Eagleton, one of the foremost critics of our generation, has some answers in this wonderfully clear and readable analysis. Sharp and concise, it is, without doubt, the most important work on literary criticism that has emerged... 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...

  • 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...

  • Towards a 'Natural' Narratologyby Monika Fludernik

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    In this ground breaking work of synthesis, Monika Fludernik combines insights from literary theory and linguistics to provide a challenging new theory of narrative. This book is both an historical survey and theoretical study, with the author drawing on an enormous range of examples from the earliest oral study to contemporary experimental fiction.... more...

  • Romantic Imageby Frank Kermode

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    This classic work, back in print for the first time in over a decade, questions the public's harsh perception of the artist, while at the same time gently poking fun at the artists' own, often inflated self-image. more...

  • Deconstructionby Christopher Norris

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 31.95

    Deconstruction: Theory and Practice has been acclaimed as by far the most readable, concise and authoritative guide to this topic. Without oversimplifying or glossing over the challenges, Norris makes deconstruction more accessible to the reader. The volume focuses on the works of Jacques Derrida which caused this seismic shift in critical thought,... 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...

  • Psychonarratologyby Marisa Bortolussi; Peter Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

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