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  • Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991 book cover

    Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition

    An Annotated Bibliography, 1961-1991, 1st Edition

    By Lewis Walker

    This bibliography will give comprehensive coverage to published commentary in English on Shakespeare and the Classical Tradition during the period from 1961-1985. Doctoral dissertations will also be included. Each entry will provide a clear and detailed summary of an item's contents. For pomes and…

    eBook – 2019-05-24

  • Victorian Women Poets book cover

    Victorian Women Poets

    1st Edition

    By Tess Cosslett

    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…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Virginia Woolf book cover

    Virginia Woolf

    1st Edition

    By Rachel Bowlby

    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…

    eBook – 2016-07-01
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Arthurian Women: A Casebook book cover

    Arthurian Women

    A Casebook, 1st Edition

    By Thelma S. Fenster, Norris J. Lacy

    Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women…

    eBook – 2015-12-22
    Arthurian Characters and Themes

  • Romanticism book cover


    1st Edition

    By Cynthia Chase

    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…

    eBook – 2014-09-25
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Shakespeare: The Last Plays book cover


    The Last Plays, 1st Edition

    By Kiernan Ryan

    This is the first collection of criticism on Shakespeare's romances to register the impact of modern literary theory on interpretations of these plays. Kiernan Ryan brings together the most important recent essays on Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest, the greatest of the `last…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Shakespeare's History Plays book cover

    Shakespeare's History Plays

    1st Edition

    By Robert Watt

    Shakespeare's history plays are central to his dramatic achievement. In recent years they have become more widely studied than ever, stimulating intensely contested interpretations, due to their relevance to central contemporary issues such as English, national identities and gender roles.…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Longman Critical Readers

  • The Brontes book cover

    The Brontes

    1st Edition

    By Patricia Ingham

    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…

    eBook – 2014-06-11
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Shakespearean Tragedy book cover

    Shakespearean Tragedy

    1st Edition

    By John Drakakis

    Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifteen major contemporary essays on individual plays and the genre as a whole. Each piece has been carefully chosen as a key intervention in its own right and as a representative of an influential critical approach to the genre. The collection as a whole,…

    eBook – 2014-06-06
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Tragedy book cover


    1st Edition

    By John Drakakis, Naomi Conn Liebler

    This wide-ranging and unique collection of documents on one of the most enduring of literary genres, Tragedy, offers a radical revaluation of its significance in the light of the critical attention that it has received during the past one-hundred and fifty years. The foundations of much…

    eBook – 2014-05-12
    Longman Critical Readers

  • Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader book cover

    Psychoanalysis and Gender

    An Introductory Reader, 1st Edition

    By Rosalind Minsky

    What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward…

    eBook – 2014-04-23
    Critical Readers in Theory and Practice

  • The Arthurian Handbook: Second Edition book cover

    The Arthurian Handbook

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Norris J. Lacy, Geoffrey Ashe, Debra N. Mancoff

    Everything you ever wanted to know about King Arthur and his knights is covered in this fascinating volume: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love story in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in paintings, the…

    eBook – 2014-01-14

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