Literary theory

    Critical Practice

    By Martin McQuillan

    Paperback £18.95

    This book considers the relationship between theory and practice in creative acts. In particular it addresses the work of theorists who also create and makers who have an avowed relation to theory.

    Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils

    By Reuven Tsur

    Paperback £27.97

    Poetic Conventions as Cognitive Fossils contrasts two approaches to poetic conventions: the "culture-begets-culture" or "influence-hunting" approach, which traces conventions back to earlier cultural phenomena by mapping out their migrations; and the "constraints-seeking" or "cognitive-fossils" approach, that assumes that conventions originate in cognitive solutions to adaptation problems.

    Faulkner's Media Romance

    By Julian Murphet

    Hardback £49.10

    A major new reading of Faulkner's work that scans the major novels for signs of the new media ecology of the 1920s and 30s.

    Writing the Mind

    By Simon Kemp

    Paperback £26.23

    "My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think... and I can't stop myself from thinking." - Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to compare and...

    Google Me

    By Barbara Cassin

    Paperback £16.85

    A witty, philosophically-informed, and openly polemical critique by Barbara Cassin of Google that looks at Google's claims to organize knowledge, and its alleged ethical basis. This critique goes to the heart of the assumed benefits to humanity of increasingly advanced internet technology.

    Neoliberalism and Contemporary Literary Culture

    Paperback £23.26

    Neoliberalism and Contemporary Literary Culture is essential reading for anyone invested in the ever-changing state of literary culture.

    Shakespeare and Cultural Materialist Theory

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    Arden Shakespeare and Theory provides a comprehensive analysis of the theoretical developments that have dominated Shakespeare studies in recent years, as well as those that are emerging at the present moment. Each volume provides: a clear definition of a particular theory; a survey of its major theorists and critics; an...

    Thomas Mann and Shakespeare

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    Bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines and countries, Thomas Mann and Shakespeare is the first book-length study to explore the always fascinating, if sometimes disturbing, connections between Shakespeare and Mann. It establishes startling resonances between the central works of these two authors, pairing, for instance, Der Zauberberg with The Tempest,...


    By Michael Mack

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    Combining theory with literary criticism, the book sheds light on how overlooked aspects of Henry James s, H. Melville s and H. G. Wells s novels question notions of natural order as well as an opposition between the subjective and the objective.

    Desire: A Memoir

    By Jonathan Dollimore

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    Fifty years after the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 decriminalised homosexual acts, Jonathan Dollimore explores, in, through and beyond the gay sub-cultures of cities like New York, Brighton and Sydney, what the new freedoms meant for him and others in the following decades. He writes honestly and movingly about his...

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