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Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics

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  • 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...

  • Revenge of the Aestheticby Michael Clark

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    This collection of essays showcases the work of some of the most influential theorists of the last 30 years of the 20th century as they grapple with the question of how literature should be treated in contemporary theory. The contributors challenge trends that have recently dominated the field - especially those that emphasize social and political... more...

  • Psychonarratologyby Marisa Bortolussi; Peter Dixon

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 37.00

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

  • Theorizing the Avant-Gardeby Richard Murphy

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 42.00

    Challenges conventional approaches to the avant-garde through a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary take on postmodernism. more...

  • Freud's Literary Cultureby Graham Frankland

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 42.00

    This original study offers a comprehensive reappraisal of Freud's work from a literary-critical perspective. more...

  • Literature and the Taste of Knowledgeby Michael Wood

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 29.00

    A lively study of the forms of knowledge in literature, first published in 2005. more...

  • Deconstructing the Heroby Margery Hourihan

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 66.95

    This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island , the James Bond stories and Star Wars . The book describes how adventure stories are influential... more...

  • Before Modernism Wasby Geoff Gilbert

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 130.00

    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...

  • 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...