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Dante

Dante

1st Edition

By Jeremy Tambling
December 02, 1998

Dante's work has fascinated readers for seven hundred years and has provided key reference points for writing as diverse as that of Chaucer, the Renaissance poets, the English Romantics, Tennyson and the Pre-Raphaelites, American writers from Melville through to Eliot and Pound, Anglo-Irish ...

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

New Historicism and Renaissance Drama

1st Edition

By Richard Wilson, Richard Dutton
April 13, 1992

New Historicism has been one of the major developments in literary theory over the last decade, both in the USA and Europe. In this book, Wilson and Dutton examine the theories behind New Historicism and its celebrated impact in practice on Renaissance Drama, providing an important collection both ...

Contemporary American Women Writers Gender, Class, Ethnicity

Contemporary American Women Writers: Gender, Class, Ethnicity

1st Edition

By Lois Parkinson Zamora
September 01, 1998

This collection brings together critical essays that examine questions of identity and community in the fiction of contemporary American women writers among them Alice Walker, Toni Morrison and Sandra Cisnernos. The essays consider how identities and societies are dramatized in particular works of ...

Victorian Women Poets

Victorian Women Poets

1st Edition

By Tess Cosslett
October 22, 1996

Through her selection of fourteen essays, Tess Cosslett charts the rediscovery by feminist critics of the Victorian Women Poets such as Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, and the subsequent developments as critics use a range of modern theoretical approaches to ...

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

1st Edition

By Rachel Bowlby
October 05, 1992

Rachel Bowlby's anthology of articles conjures up the enormous richness and variety of recent work that returns to Woolf not so much for final answers as for insights into questions about writing, literary traditions and the differences of the sexes. The collection includes pieces by such ...

Early Women Writers 1600 - 1720

Early Women Writers: 1600 - 1720

1st Edition

By Anita Pacheco
October 24, 1997

The last twenty years have witnessed the rediscovery of a large number of women writers of the early modern period. This process of recovery has had a major impact on early modern studies for, by beginning to restore women to the history of the period, it provides new insight into the formative ...

Chaucer The Canterbury Tales

Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales

1st Edition

By Geoffrey Chaucer, Steve Ellis
October 02, 1998

This new addition to the Longman Critical Readers Series provides an overview of the various ways in which modern critical theory has influenced Chaucer Studies over the last fifteen years. There is still a sense in the academic world, and in the wider literary community, that Medieval Studies are ...

Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift

1st Edition

By Nigel Wood
March 02, 1999

This collection of critical thinking situates the satire of Jonathan Swift within both its eighteenth-century contexts and our modern anxieties about personal identity and communication. Augustan satire at its most provocative is not simply concerned with the public matters of politics or religion,...

Contemporary Film Theory

Contemporary Film Theory

1st Edition

By Antony Easthope
December 20, 1993

During the twentieth century, the medium of film has developed as a means of understanding the complexity of modern life. Since 1968, film theory has concentrated not so much on theme or content but on the deeper question of how the medium works on its viewer. Film theory has been profoundly ...

Renaissance Poetry

Renaissance Poetry

1st Edition

By Cristina Malcomson
October 27, 1998

This book, the first single volume to collate essays about sixteenth and seventeenth century poetry, explores the remarkable changes that have occurred in the interpretation of English Renaissance poetry in the last twenty years. In the introduction Cristina Malcolmson argues that recent ...

Romanticism

Romanticism

1st Edition

By Cynthia Chase
February 01, 1993

The essays in this volume have all been carefully chosen by Cynthia Chase to exemplify the most important strands in contemporary critical thought on Romantic literature, in particular the best of recent feminist, deconstructive, and new historicist writing. They include contributions from critics ...

The Brontes

The Brontes

1st Edition

By Patricia Ingham
October 03, 2002

The novels of Charlotte and Emily Bronte have become canonical texts for the application of twentieth century literary and cultural theory. Along with the work of their sister, Anne, their texts are regarded as a sources of diversity in themselves, full of conflictual material which different ...

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