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Modernist Fiction: An Introduction

Paperback, 08/10/1997, £34.99
£31.49
Covers a wide range of modernist novelists and novels, and also provides a guide to key developments in the genre. This revised edition includes a new discussion of "Heart of Darkness", an expanded section on gender and a revised section on the politics of Modernism.

Under Fire

Paperback, 17/03/2014, £9.99
£8.99
Follows the fortune of a French battalion during the First World War. This title presents a critique of inequality between ranks, the incomprehension of those who have not experienced battle, and of war itself.

New Oxford Shakespeare: Authorship Companion

Hardback, 09/02/2017, £125.00
£112.50
This companion volume to The New Oxford Shakespeare: The Complete Works concentrates on the issues of canon and chronology. This major work in attribution studies presents in full the evidence behind the choices made in The Complete Works about which works Shakespeare wrote, in whole or part.

Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Theatre

Paperback, 13/10/2011, £33.49
£30.14
An international team of scholars examines the theatrical world in which Shakespeare worked, tracing the social, political, and patronage pressures under which actors operated. They also explore the practicalities of playing: acquiring scripts, theatres, rehearsing, lighting, music, props, boy actors, and the role of women in an 'all-male' world.

Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life

Paperback, 12/08/2003, £23.50
£21.15
Why do women join book clubs? What do the women discuss when they meet? to answer questions like these, Long spent years observing and participating in women's book clubs in the Houston area. She discovered that members find reading a crucial way for them to reflect on their lives.

Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace

26/08/2011, £60.00
£54.00
Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars.

Julius Caesar: New Critical Essays

Paperback, 02/08/2012, £39.99
£35.99

Making of Jacobean Culture: James I and the Renegotiation of Elizabethan Literary Practice

Paperback, 14/12/2006, £23.99
£21.59
A fresh examination of the historical factors shaping the emergence of Jacobean literary culture.

Cambridge Introduction to Jean Rhys

Paperback, 02/04/2009, £17.99
£16.19
A student-friendly guide to the life, work, context and reception of the author of Wide Sargasso Sea.

Literature of the 1920s: Writers Among the Ruins: v. 3

Hardback, 02/10/2012, £70.00
£63.00
A study, in which, the 1920s emerge as a period with its own distinctive historical awareness and creative agenda, one in which Modernist, non-Modernist and semi-Modernist writers met on shared ground with common memories and preoccupations. It offers a general account of Twenties literature in Britain.

Literature of the 1940s: War, Postwar and 'Peace': v.5

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £24.99
£22.49
Offers a reading of the literary response to a decade of trauma and transformation. This study focuses on the thematic preoccupations that emerged from writers' immersion in and resistance to the Second World War. It includes a detailed and theoretically informed case studies of canonical writers such as Bowen, Orwell, Greene and Waugh.

Virginia Woolf and the Politics of Language

Paperback, 24/09/2012, £19.99
£17.99
In the context of the significant struggles with 'fundamentalisms', media consolidation, and the stifling of dissent, the author's close readings of Woolf's writings focus on their relevance to our political situation.

Writing War in the Twentieth Century

Paperback, 31/12/2000, £26.50
£23.85
An examination of why the immense violence and suffering in the 20th century failed to arouse artistic and cultural expressions powerful enough to prevent their recurrence. By looking at the whole span of the century's writing on war, it provides a critique of art's ethical limitations.

Authoring War: The Literary Representation of War from the Iliad to Iraq

Hardback, 20/01/2011, £67.00
£60.30
Authoring War illuminates the ingenious ways in which writers have met the challenge of conveying conflict, from the Iliad to Iraq.

Bloomsbury Group Memoir Club

Hardback, 03/01/2014, £20.00
£18.00
Shortly before his death, S. P. Rosenbaum began work on the history of the Bloomsbury Group's 'Memoir Club'. With original archival material and valuable insights on leading Bloomsbury figures such as Woolf, Keynes and Forster, this illuminating book offers a new perspective on our understanding of twentieth-century autobiography and life writing.

Modernism: A Sourcebook

Paperback, 18/06/2008, £25.99
£23.39
This Sourcebook provides a substantial anthology of documents for contextualising texts from the Modernist period of Anglo-American literature. The documents are supported by substantial editorial, including an authoritative introduction which outlines key historical events, movements, and literary and cultural issues of the time.

Richard III: A Critical Reader

Paperback, 24/10/2013, £21.99
£19.79

Spanish Tragedy: A Critical Reader

Paperback, 20/10/2016, £21.99
£19.79

Edward II: A Critical Reader

Paperback, 23/02/2017, £21.99
£19.79

Julius Caesar: A Critical Reader

Paperback, 20/10/2016, £21.99
£19.79

From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

Paperback, 15/09/2012, £31.50
£28.35
This volume includes essays that consider how changes such as the mounting ubiquity of digital technology and the globalization of structures of publication and book distribution are shaping the way readers participate in the encoding and decoding of textual meaning. Contributors also examine how and why reading communities cohere in a range of contexts.

'Shuttles in the Rocking Loom': Mapping the Black Diaspora in African American and Caribbean Fiction

Hardback, 11/10/2013, £20.00
£18.00
This important new work explores the symbolic geographies found within modern black fiction and identifies a significant set of relations between these geographies and communal affiliations, identity politics, and understandings of a diasporic past.

Letters of Keith Douglas

Paperback, 26/10/2000, £18.99
£17.09
Keith Douglas enlisted when World War II began, to fight and to try to make sense of history from within its turbulence. Like the major poets of World War I, his art was tried and tempered, and then curtailed. His letters tell the story of a man fully engaged by his art, his times and his loves.

Gerard Manley Hopkins and Victorian Catholicism: A Heart in Hiding

Paperback, 18/10/2003, £39.99
£35.99
Drawing on historical and cultural studies of Victorian Catholicism, along with Hopkins's writings, Muller shows how the melancholy trajectory of the Jesuit poet's career mimics the deflation of Catholic hopes during the second half of Victoria's reign.

Sarah Waters: Contemporary Critical Perspectives

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £21.99
£19.79
Leading scholars explore the work of Sarah Waters from a full range of critical perspectives. Includes a new interview with the author.

In Search of the Afropolitan: Encounters, Conversations and Contemporary Diasporic African Literature

Paperback, 01/07/2016, £24.95
£22.46
A dissemination of the figure of the 'Afropolitan' from a critical literary angle. It attempts to explore a field of study which lacks a comprehensive literary approach to ways of being Afropolitan in the 21st century.

Life in the Day

Hardback, 13/07/2017, £16.99
£15.29
The sequel to the hugely enjoyable and poignant childhood memoir by Hunter Davies - The Co-op's Got Bananas!

New Encyclopedia of Science Fiction 2ed

Paperback, 25/11/1999, £25.00
£22.50
The first edition of this encyclopaedia was published in 1979. This edition is intended to be more than a simple updating. The world of science fiction in the 1990s is much more complex and diverse than it was in the 1970s and the book has been expanded to account for the dramatic changes.

On the Origin of Stories: Evolution, Cognition, and Fiction

Paperback, 02/11/2010, £18.95
£17.06
Offers a comprehensive account of the evolutionary origins of art and storytelling. This title explains why we tell stories, how our minds are shaped to understand them, and what difference an evolutionary understanding of human nature makes to stories we love.

Reading Communities from Salons to Cyberspace

Paperback, 01/01/2011, £60.00
£54.00
Reading is both a social process and a social formation, as this book illustrates across centuries and cultural contexts. Highlighting links evident in reading communities from literary salons to online environments, each essay reflects the rich repertoire of research methods available to reading scholars.

Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London

Paperback, 27/07/2017, £9.99
£8.99
Flaneuse [flanne-euhze], noun, from French. Feminine form of flaneur [flanne-euhr], an idler. In this book, the author defines her as 'a determined resourceful woman keenly attuned to the creative potential of the city, and the liberating possibilities of a good walk'.

Culture and Society: 1780-1950

Paperback, 03/08/2017, £10.99
£9.89
Acknowledged as a masterpiece of materialist criticism in the English language, this collection cover topics from British literary history to George Eliot and George Orwell to enquire about the complex ways economic reality shapes the imagination.

Beat Atlas

Paperback, 07/04/2011, £13.99
£12.59
Beat Atlas is the ultimate tour guide for those interested in the Beats and their travels "on the road."

Short Oxford History of English Literature

Paperback, 19/08/2004, £30.00
£27.00
The Short Oxford History of English Literature is the most comprehensive and scholarly history of English literature on the market. It offers an introductory guide to the literature of the British Isles from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day in eleven chapters covering all the major periods of English literature chronologically. Professor Sanders provides detailed analysis of the major writers and their works and examines the impact of British literature on contemporary political, social and intellectual developments. This third edition has been revised and updated for a 21st century reader, incorporating discussion of a greater number of female and contemporary authors.

History of English Literature

Paperback, 30/01/2013, £22.99
£20.69
Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of this best-selling book traces the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the old English period to the present day. It now features a full chapter on the contemporary period, with more on genres and the impact of globalisation.

Mastering English Literature

Paperback, 28/07/2006, £23.99
£21.59
The third edition of this leading text provides a comprehensive guide to literary study. Emphasis has been placed on contextualizing literature and this updated version takes these changes into account by incorporating more material on historical and cultural contexts as well as in-depth discussions on novels, drama and poetry.

Ferdinand de Saussure's Course in General Linguistics

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Edited and produced from the lecture notes of his students at the University of Geneva, the Course in General Linguistics was first published in 1916, three years after its author's death. The book sets out Saussure's theory that all languages share the same underlying structure, regardless of historical or cultural context.

Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
The Second Sex caused uproar when it appeared in 1949. Simone de Beauvoir sets out groundbreaking ideas on what it meant to be a woman, charting the oppression of "the second sex." She argued that gender identity was shaped by upbringing in a world ruled by men, and her most startling thesis became a rallying cry for the feminist movement.

Judith Butler's Gender Trouble

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Butler's 1990 work shook the foundations of feminist theory and changed the conversation about gender. While many thinkers already accepted that "gender" was a category constructed by society defined by one's genitalia, Butler went further and argued that gender is performative-it exists only in the acts that express it.

Edward Said's Orientalism

Paperback, 05/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Advertisements for soap. The image of a lm star. We accept these common objects as a normal part of our life. But each also carries hidden messages that none of us even suspect - as Barthes demonstrated in his unique analysis of the signs that generate meanings and assumptions we all take for granted.

Roland Barthes' Mythologies

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
Advertisements for soap. The image of a film star. We accept these common objects as a normal part of our life. But each also carries hidden messages that none of us even suspect - as Barthes demonstrated in his unique analysis of the signs that generate meanings and assumptions we all take for granted.

Zora Neale Hurston's Characteristics of Negro Expression

Paperback, 15/07/2017, £5.99
£5.39
In this 1920 collection of early critical essays, Eliot proposes rules for how a poet should relate to a poem and to the poetic tradition. Arguing against the Romantic tradition of self-expression, Eliot proposes instead that poetry should express universal values and emotions.

Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Hardback, 15/07/2017, £19.99
£17.99
Kennedy sought to understand the social, economic, and military forces that shape great powers. While earlier scholars of international history had written about `great men' and their achievements, Kennedy focused on the interdependence of military might and economic growth.

Globalization on the Line: Culture, Capital and Citizenship at U.S.borders

Paperback, 17/07/2002, £35.00
£31.50
Instead of viewing globalization and nation states as two separate and opposed domains of theorization and politics, this volume contextualizes US borders within global processes that are reconstituting the relationship between nation states and private corporations at the site of US borders.

Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology

Paperback, 30/05/1991, £21.99
£19.79
Presents an anthology of Chicano literary criticism, with essays on a range of texts - both old and new - that draws on diverse perspectives in contemporary literary and cultural studies: from ethnographic to postmodernist, from Marxist to feminist, from cultural materialist to new historicist.

Immigrant Acts: On Asian American Cultural Politics

Paperback, 21/10/1996, £20.99
£18.89
Discusses the contradictions whereby Asians have been included in the workplaces and markets of the US nation-state, yet, through exclusion laws and bars from citizenship, have been distanced from the terrain of national culture.

Novel:an alternative history

Hardback, 03/06/2010, £30.00
£27.00
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the novel did not originate in 18th-century England, nor even with Don Quixote, but is coeval with civilization itself. After an introduction, in which the author defends innovative, demanding novelists against their conservative critics, this book relaxes into a world tour of the premodern novel.

Invitation to the Dance

Paperback, 05/05/2005, £10.99
£10.00
Contains character, book, painting and place indices. This work is a database of Anthony Powell's imagination and England's cultural landscape. It details over four hundred characters and one million words of Powell's fifty-year dance of fiction and fact.

 

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