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  • An Introduction To Post-Colonial Theoryby Peter Childs; Patrick Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    The first book of its kind in the field, this timely introduction to post- colonial theory offers lucid and accessible summaries of the major work of key theorists such as Frantz Fanon, Edward Said.Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak. The Guide also Explores the lines of resistance against colonialism and highlights the theories of post-colonial identity... more...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children’s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This study examines the children’s books of three extraordinary British writers—J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett—and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...

  • 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Knowby John Sutherland

    Quercus 2011; US$ 10.99

    Literature suffers from appearing both deceptively easy and dauntingly difficult. We all like to think we can read a novel and understand what 'genre', 'style' and 'narrative' mean, but do we really understand them fully and how they can enrich our reading experience? How should we approach the works of great writers such as William Shakespeare, T.S.... more...

  • Dancing with Disasterby Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50 US$ 20.83

    The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century,... more...

  • Too Far for Comfortby Rana Tekcan

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    The dynamic between the biographer and the subject is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of biography as a genre. How does the biographer stage the illusion that is the narrative life, the illusion that the subject assumes a living form through words? In contrast to purely fictional forms, biography writing does not allow total freedom... more...

  • Postcolonial Studiesby Pramod K. Nayar

    Wiley 2015; US$ 49.50 US$ 44.55

    This new anthology brings together the most diverse and recent voices in postcolonial theory to emerge since 9/11, alongside classic texts in established areas of postcolonial studies. Brings fresh insight and renewed political energy to established domains such as nation, history, literature, and gender Engages with contemporary concerns such... more...

  • The Secret Viceby Diane Mason

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    The secret vice: Masturbation in Victorian fiction and medical culture provides a unique consideration of writings on self-abuse in the long nineteenth century. The book examines the discourse on masturbation in medical works by English, Continental and American practitioners and demonstrates the influence and impact of these writings, not only on... more...

  • Erzählen über Konflikteby Evelyn Gius

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Der vorliegende Band untersucht die narrative Struktur von Erzählungen über Arbeitskonflikte anhand eines Korpus von narrativen Interviews. So lässt sich die Konflikthaftigkeit einer Situation an der Art der Erzählung über diese Situation ablesen. Die Ergebnisse können als Heuristik für die Konfliktbearbeitung genutzt werden. Für die Analyse... more...

  • "My Own Portrait in Writing"by Patrick Grant

    Athabasca University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    By what criteria can one judge the specific literary quality of Van Gogh's more than eight hundred letters? This is the question that Patrick Grant explores by way of a set of ideas about dialogue and self-fashioning derived especially from Mikhail Bakhtin. Grant considers the reading of the letters within the context of modern-literary theoretical... more...