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  • Postcolonial Theory and Autobiographyby David Huddart

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Cultural theory has often been criticized for covert Eurocentric and universalist tendencies. Its concepts and ideas are implicitly applicable to everyone, ironing over any individuality or cultural difference. Postcolonial theory has challenged these limitations of cultural theory, and Postcolonial Theory and Autobiography addresses the central... more...

  • De grijze aapby Dirk Sikkel

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50

    Lang geleden, voordat er mensen bestonden, bleven alle dieren vruchtbaar tot hun dood. De afgelopen vijf miljoen jaar hebben wij ons ontwikkeld tot de enige diersoort met een menopauze. Kennelijk was dit ergens goed voor; de natuur geeft deze onvruchtbare extra tijd van leven niet cadeau. Het nut van de vijftigplusser, en daarmee zijn natuurlijke gedrag,... more...

  • Autobiographyby Linda Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 26.95

    If every writer necessarily draws on their own life, is any writing outside the realm of ‘autobiography’? The new edition of this classic guide is fully updated to include: developments in autobiographical criticism, highlighting major theoretical issues and concepts different forms of the genre from confessions and narratives to memoirs and diaries... more...

  • The Structure of Literary Understandingby Stein Haugom Olsen

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 37.00

    This is a paperback edition of what has become an important contribution to aesthetics and the theory of literature. more...

  • Stories, Theories and Thingsby Christine Brooke-Rose

    Cambridge University Press 1991; US$ 37.00

    The novelist and critic Christine Brooke-Rose investigates those difficult border zones between the 'invented' and the 'real' in fiction. more...

  • Paratextsby Gerard Genette; Richard Macksey; Jane E. Lewin

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 64.00

    Genette shows how paratexts – titles, forewords, publishers' blurbs – shape both individual readings and literature as cultural institution. more...

  • The Nature of Narrativeby Robert Scholes; James Phelan; Robert Kellogg

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 12.99

    For the past forty years The Nature of Narrative has been a seminal work for literary students, teachers, writers, and scholars. Countering the tendency to view the novel as the paradigm case of literary narrative, authors Robert Scholes and Robert Kellogg in the original edition offered a compelling history of the genre narrative from antiquity... more...

  • Children's Literature Studiesby Matthew O Grenby; K. Reynolds

    Macmillan Education UK 2011; US$ 35.32

    Children's literature is a rapidly expanding field of research which presents students and researchers with a number of practical and intellectual challenges. This research handbook is the first devoted to the specialist skills and complexities of studying children's literature at university level. Bringing together the expertise of leading international... more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 27.95 US$ 25.16

    The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar... more...

  • Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Cultureby Todd F. Davis; Professor Kenneth Womack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community. more...