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  • Waking Sleeping Beautyby Roberta S. Trites

    University of Iowa Press 1997; US$ 24.95

    The Sleeping Beauty in Roberta Seelinger Trites' intriguing text is no silent snoozer passively waiting for Prince Charming to energize her life. Instead she wakes up all by herself and sets out to redefine the meaning of “happily ever after.” Trites investigates the many ways that Sleeping Beauty's newfound voice has joined other strong female voices... more...

  • The Tale of Terrorby Edith Birkhead

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 5.99 US$ 5.21

    If you're a true fan of horror fiction, don't miss scholar Edith Birkhead's classic survey of the origins of the genre, The Tale of Terror. Focusing on the early roots of horror in the Romantic and Victorian eras, this comprehensive study offers compelling insight and analysis of well-known tales and obscure gems alike. more...

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    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    An examination of sixteenth-century quest narratives, focussing on their conscious use of a medieval tradition to hold a mirror up to contemporary culture. more...

  • Cartographies of Transnationalism in Postcolonial Feminismsby Jamil Khader

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 42.50

    This book proffers an original theory of postcolonial feminist writings, and bears witness to the radical possibility of the work of some prominent and other less-known postcolonial women writers from Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, and the Americas. more...

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    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    Taking off from The Creative Writer’s Survival Guide , John McNally’srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuous is an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing as point of... more...

  • The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fictionby Katherine Cooper; Emma Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history. more...

  • Aliens & Alien Societiesby Schmidt Stanley

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 17.99 US$ 16.19

    "There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy." - Hamlet , William Shakespeare Stanley Schmidt guides you toward a better understanding of our universe to create beings who will live in your science fiction. Aliens and Alien Societies explains science to help you make your fiction plausible. You'll... more...

  • Writing Magicby Gail Carson Levine

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 5.24

    Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic , Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and... more...

  • The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Cultureby Justin Edwards; Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow... more...