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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • Literature and Scienceby John H. Cartwright

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 75.00

    A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. more...

  • James Joyce and the Problem of Psychoanalysisby Luke Thurston

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 34.00

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

  • Fifty Key Literary Theoristsby Richard J. Lane

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    Covering over a century's worth of debate, thinking and writing about literature, this is a unique guide to the lives and works of fifty theorists who have left an indelible mark on literary studies. Featuring theorists such as Judith Butler, Jacques Derrida, Sigmund Freud and Edward Said, this accessible guide includes: a glossary of terms... more...

  • From Text to Literatureby Professor Stein Haugom Olsen; Professor Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 114.00

    The articles in this collection focus attention on the concept of literature and on the relationship between this concept and the concepts of a literary work and a literary text. Adopting an analytic approach, the articles attempt to clarify how these concepts govern our thinking about the phenomenon of literature in various ways, exploring the issues... more...

  • Cold War Criticism and the Politics of Skepticismby Tobin Siebers

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 49.99

    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...

  • The Woman Who Pretended to Be Who She Wasby Wendy Doniger

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 18.99

    Offers a cross-cultural exploration of the theme of self-impersonation. The stories considered in this book range from ancient Indian literature through medieval European courtly literature and Shakespeare to Hollywood and Bollywood. They describe a human way of negotiating reality, illusion, identity, authenticity, memory, and more. 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 readings... 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...

  • 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...