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

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 210.00

    This anthology presents the results of the Second International Colloquium of the Narratology Research Group (Hamburg University). It engages in the exploration of approaches that broaden Narratology's realm. The contributions illustrate the transcendence of traditional models common to Narratology. They also reflect on the relevance... more...

  • The Implied Authorby Tom Kindt; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 182.00

    This book addresses itself to the concept of the implied author, which has been the cause of controversy in cultural studies for some fifty years. The opening chapters examine the introduction of the concept in Wayne C. Booth?s ?Rhetoric of Fiction? and the discussion of the concept in narratology and in the theory and practice of interpretation.The... more...