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2017 & 2018 Literature Titles for Review

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January 1st - January 9th 2018

  • Postmodern Brecht

    A Re-Presentation

    By Elizabeth Wright

    In this radical and deliberately controversial re-reading of Brecht, first published in 1989, Elizabeth Wright takes a new view of the playwright, giving us a more ‘Brechtian’ reading than so far achieved and making his work historically relevant here and now. The author discusses in detail Brecht’…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • The Taming of the Text

    Explorations in Language, Literature and Culture

    Edited by Willie Van Peer

    The contributors of this text, first published in 1988, provide a dynamic view of the social functioning of texts, taking account of linguistic, literary and cultural elements. They bring together innovative perspectives on literary analysis and theory, on pragmatics and discourse analysis, as well…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Nature and Language

    A Semiotic Study of Cucurbits in Literature

    By Ralf Norrman, Jon Haarberg

    There exists an area of overlap where language and nature meet, and this book, first published in 1980, illuminates that fascinating territory. When real-world things, such as plants, are used in literature or language as symbols, these special signs have a double allegiance. They function as…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Historical Criticism and the Meaning of Texts

    By J. R. de J. Jackson

    In this original and significant contribution to literary controversy, first published in 1989, Professor Jackson argues on semantic grounds that historical criticism, which he defines as the attempt to read works of literature and criticism as they were read when they were new, is a necessary…

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  • William Empson

    The Man and His Work

    Edited by Roma Gill

    This volume of commemorative and celebratory essays, first published in 1974, concentrates on William Empson – the critic, the poet and friend. The papers range from the biographical to the academic, but what every one suggests is the impossibility of separating the man from his work and the ‘life’…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Black Literature and Literary Theory

    By Henry Louis Gates, Jr

    The imaginative literature of African and Afro-American authors writing in Western languages has long been seen as standing outside the Western literary canon. In fact, however, black literature not only has a complex formal relation to that canon, but tends to revise and reflect Western rhetorical…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms

    Revised and Enlarged Edition

    Edited by Roger Fowler

    This book, first published in 1987, differs from many other ‘dictionaries of criticism’ in concentrating less on time-honoured rhetorical terms and more on conceptually flexible, powerful terms. Each entry consists of not simply a dictionary definition but an essay exploring the history and full…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • E. M. Forster as Critic

    By Rukun Advani

    This title, first published in 1984, is a study of E. M. Forster as a liberal-humanist thinker and socio-literary critic. Advani discusses Forster’s ideas on man, society, politics, religion, art, aesthetics, fiction and literary criticism. The author examines why Forster was impelled from fiction…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • A. J. Greimas and the Nature of Meaning

    Linguistics, Semiotics and Discourse Theory

    By Ronald Schleifer

    In this book, first published in 1987, Professor Schleifer sets Greimas’ work in its intellectual context and sets forth the development of his distinctive style of interpretation. Moreover, the author goes on to consider Greimas’ work against the latest examinations of discourse in philosophy,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • The Ecstasies of Roland Barthes

    By Mary Bittner Wiseman

    In this book, first published in 1989, Mary Bittner Wiseman interprets Roland Barthes’s experiments as efforts to reposition the human subject with respect to language and to time in order to let the subject escape from the language of a particular culture and the present time. With her insistent…

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  • The Reader's Construction of Narrative

    By Horst Ruthrof

    In this book, first published in 1981, the author argues that narrative is an interaction between "the presented world and the presentational process" and attempts to define narrative from the perspective of reading. The Reader’s Construction of Narrative includes chapters on narrative language,…

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  • Deconstruction and the Politics of Criticism

    By Sibel Irzik

    The purpose of this book, first published in 1990, is to call attention to the contrast between the remarkable politicization of the rhetoric of literary criticism and the scarcity of interest in the concrete historical and political contexts of literary texts. Deconstruction and the Politics of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Language, Thought and Comprehension

    A Study of the Writings of I. A. Richards

    By W. H. N. Hotopf

    This book, first published in 1965, provides an interdisciplinary approach to the work of I. A. Richards. This study is particularly concerned with ideas about education, literary theory, language, philosophy and psychology, and focuses on many of Richard’s most important works, including The…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Structural Models and African Poetics

    Towards a Pragmatic Theory of Literature

    By Sunday O. Anozie

    In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • British Post-Structuralism

    Since 1968

    By Antony Easthope

    Through this exploration of the relation between Marxism, post-structuralism and the theory of the subject, first published in 1988, Antony Easthope contrasts the degree to which post-structuralism has made a radical impact on English and American national cultures. This book reprints an important…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • The Languages of Literature

    Some Linguistic Contributions to Criticism

    By Roger Fowler

    In The Language of Literature, first published in 1971, Roger Fowler argues that the vitality and centrality of the verbal dimension of literature, and, read as a whole, the papers in this collection imply a consistent point of view on language in literature. The author focuses on the continuity of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Essays in Modern Stylistics

    Edited by Donald Freeman

    Essays in Modern Stylistics, first published in 1981, is a collection of essays in the application of modern linguistic theory to the study of literature. The essays reflect the development in stylistics away from programmic statements towards analysis of particular literary works and effects. This…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Gadamer and Hermeneutics

    Science, Culture, Literature

    Edited by Hugh J. Silverman

    This title, first published in 1991, opens with an account by Gadamer of his own life and work and their relation to the achievements of hermeneutics. Building upon the key theme of dialogue, Gadamer and Hermeneutics provides a series of essays, either linked Gadamer to other major contemporary…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • The Conspiracy of the Text

    The Place of Narrative in the Development of Thought

    By Jeff Adams

    In The Conspiracy of the Text, first published in 1986, Jeff Adams looks at an early stage in childhood to examine the ways in which children create social organisation and moral order. Adams shows how certain narratives, such as fairy tales, serve as a foundation for this system, and does this…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Wounded Fiction

    Modern Poetry and Deconstruction

    By Joseph Adamson

    This book, first published in 1988, does not concern the theory of poetry so much as the poetry of theory: a poetry that theorizes, that has a "view" on things, that thinks. What or what things does poetry think about, and what do we mean by thinking? The author attempts to answer these questions…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Post-Structuralist Classics

    Edited by Andrew Benjamin

    Modern literary theory is increasingly looking to philosophy for its inspiration. After a wave of structural analysis, the growing influence of deconstruction and hermeneutic readings continues to bear witness to this. This exciting and important collection, first published in 1988, reveals the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • The Future of Literary Theory

    Edited by Ralph Cohen

    In this book, first published in 1989, twenty-give eminent critics and theorists write about different aspects of literary theory. These essays represent leading research in psychoanalytic criticism, new historicism, Continental theory, feminism, Afro-American studies, philosophy, cybernetics,…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Speech Acts and Literary Theory

    By Sandy Petrey

    This book, first published in 1990, combines an introduction to speech-act theory as developed by J. L. Austin with a survey of critical essays that have adapted Austin's thought for literary analysis. Speech-act theory emphasizes the social reality created when speakers agree that their language…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Ulysses and Faust

    Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present

    By Harry Redner

    Ulysses and Faust: Tradition and Modernism from Homer till the Present examines the most important authors of Western literature: Homer, Virgil, Dante, Shakespeare, Cervantes, Marlowe, Goethe, Joyce, Eliot, Mann, Bulgakov and Pasternak, who based their works on one or other of the two key myths of…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

January 9th - January 31st 2018

  • Writing and Victorianism

    By J.B. Bullen

    Writing and Victorianism asks the fundamental question 'what is Victorianism?' and offers a number of answers taken from methods and approaches which have been developed over the last ten years. This collection of essays, written by both new and established scholars from Britain and the U.S.A,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
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  • Writing and Fantasy

    By Ceri Sullivan

    Writing and Fantasy brings together essays which restore a sense of the fantastic as a political response to cultural opportunities and pressures. It moves on from two conventional fields of discussion: the psychoanalytic, where phantasies are produced by the emergence of the consciousness, and the…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
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  • Andre Gide

    By David H. Walker

    This book presents a selection of some of the most significant critical work written on Andre Gide during his lifetime and since. As a major writer of the twentieth-century, his life and creative output, as well as his role as a leading intellectual, attracted comment from prominent contemporaries…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
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  • The Novel Today

    A Critical Guide to the British Novel 1970-1989

    By Allan Massie

    This is a survey of contemporary British fiction. Focussing primarily on the distinctive achievement and personality of each writer, the author also discusses the contribution of British fiction to such genres as women's writing, the political novel, spy and crime fiction. It addresses questions…

    Hardback – 2018-03-31 
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  • The Hardships of the English Laws in Relation to Wives by Sarah Chapone

    Edited by Susan Paterson Glover

    Susan Paterson Glover here presents, in modern type, a critical edition of the first printed work by an English woman writer, Sarah Chapone, on the inequity of the common law regime for married women. Glover's extended, original introduction provides an account of Chapone's life; a discussion of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-13
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    The Early Modern Englishwoman, 1500-1750: Contemporary Editions

  • Anti-Jacobin Novels, Part II, Volume 9

    By W M Verhoeven, Claudia L Johnson, Philip Cox, Adriana Craciun, Richard Cronin

    A selection of Anti-Jacobin novels reprinted in full with annotations. The set includes works by male and female writers holding a range of political positions within the Anti-Jacobin camp, and represents the French Revolution, American Revolution, Irish Rebellion and political unrest in Scotland.…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
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  • Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects

    Edited by Helen Kingstone, Kate Lister

    The Victorian era is famous for the collecting, hording, and displaying of things; for the mass production and consumption of things; for the invention, distribution and sale of things; for those who had things, and those who did not. For many people, the Victorian period is intrinsically…

    Hardback – 2018-01-31
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    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Routledge Revivals: Barnaby Rudge (1987 )

    An Annotated Bibliography

    By Thomas Jackson Rice

    Originally published in 1987 Barnaby Rudge is a comprehensive collection of bibliographical resources surrounding Dickens fifth novel Barnaby Rudge. The book addresses what the author terms, a ‘prevalent lack of research’ surrounding the novel. The collection lists bibliographic references which…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30
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  • Essays on Music and Language in Modernist Literature

    Musical Modernism

    By Katherine O'Callaghan

    This volume explores the role of music as a source of inspiration and provocation for modernist writers. In its consideration of modernist literature within a broad political, postcolonial, and internationalist context, this book is an important intervention in the growing field of Words and Music…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • New Atalantis

    By Delarivier Manley

    An early example of satirical political writing by a woman. The book, with its blend of politics and sexuality, is based on the public and private lives of prominent politicians and society figures of the time.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
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    Pickering Women's Classics

  • Anti-Jacobin Novels, Part II, Volume 8

    By W M Verhoeven, Claudia L Johnson, Philip Cox, Adriana Craciun, Richard Cronin

    A selection of Anti-Jacobin novels reprinted in full with annotations. The set includes works by male and female writers holding a range of political positions within the Anti-Jacobin camp, and represents the French Revolution, American Revolution, Irish Rebellion and political unrest in Scotland.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-24
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  • Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference

    Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World

    By Patricia Akhimie

    Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare’s plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement - this book…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Shakespeare

  • Melville and the Question of Meaning

    By David Faflik

    This rich volume of essays restores meaning itself as the focal point of one of our most thoughtful modern writers, Herman Melville. Melville and the Question of Meaning thinks about thinking in Melville. For if Melville’s concerns with interpretation (the contributors to one recent collection…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24
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    Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature

  • Mediating Literary Borders: Asian Australian Writing

    Edited by Janet Wilson, Chandani Lokuge

    Engaging with Asian Australian writing, this book focuses on an influential area of cultural production defined by its ethnic diversity and stylistic innovativeness. In addressing the demanding new transnational and transcultural critical frameworks of such syncretic writing, the contributors…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • Mobility and the Humanities

    Edited by Peter Merriman, Lynne Pearce

    Over the past twenty years there has been something of a ‘mobilities turn’ across many disciplines in the social sciences. This book charts the increasing influence this turn is having on scholars in the arts and humanities, tracing the importance of questions and feelings of movement to scholars…

    Hardback – 2018-01-23
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  • The William Makepeace Thackeray Library

    Volume II - Early Travel Writings

    Edited by Richard Pearson

    First published in 1996, The William Makepeace Thackeray Library is a collection of works written by and about the novelist. William Makepeace Thackeray spent part of virtually every year of his writing life in Paris and he wrote continually on France and French culture. This volume contains a…

    Paperback – 2018-01-18
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    Routledge Revivals: The William Makepeace Thackeray Library

  • The Frankenstein Notebooks

    Part One Draft Notebook A

    Edited by Charles E. Robinson

    Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is arguably the best known work of the English Romantic period. First published in 1996, this edition of The Frankenstein Notebooks contains not only facsimiles and transcriptions of all of surviving manuscripts related to the novel and a corrected, critical text of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-16
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  • Networking the Globe

    New Technologies and the Postcolonial

    Edited by Florian Stadtler, Ole Birk Laursen

    Contemporary events which have catastrophic global ramifications such as the current economic crisis or on-going conflicts across the globe are not only mediated by super-fast digital communication and information networks, but also conditioned by the presence of rapidly advancing technologies.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Postcolonial Literature and Challenges for the New Millennium

    Edited by Lucienne Loh, Malcolm Sen

    This volume brings together an international range of postcolonial scholars to explore four distinct themes which are inherently interconnected within the globalised landscape of the early 21st century: China, Islamic fundamentalism, civil war and environmentalism. Through close-reading a range of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Postcolonial Perspectives on Postcommunism in Central and Eastern Europe

    Edited by Dorota Kołodziejczyk, Cristina Şandru

    A quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and from the vantage point of a post-Cold War, globalised, world, there is a need to address the relative neglect of postcommunism in analysis of postcolonial and neo-colonial configurations of power and influence. This book proposes new…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Auto/Biography in the Americas

    Relational Lives

    Edited by Ricia A. Chansky

    Auto/Biography in the Americas: Relational Lives brings together scholars from disparate geographic regions, cultural perspectives, linguistic frameworks, and disciplinary backgrounds to explore what connects narrated lives in the Americas. By interweaving scholarship on Afro-diasporic…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
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  • Genetic Codes of Culture?

    The Deconstruction of Tradition by Kuhn, Bloom, and Derrida

    By William R. Schultz

    In this text, first published in 1994, the author examines the interdisciplinary significance of the theory of science, literature and philosophy according to the figures who achieved prominence in those fields - Kuhn, Bloom and Derrida. Each scholar's theory is discussed in terms of its major…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Literature as Communication and Cognition in Bakhtin and Lotman

    By Allan Reid

    This title, first published in 1990, argues for the existence of a significant connection between the theories of literature and culture of Mikhail Mikhailovich Bakhtin (1895-1975) and Iurii Mikhailovich Lotman (1922-1993). There is general agreement in the academic or scholarly community that…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Unfolding the Mind

    The Unconscious in American Romanticism and Literary Theory

    By Jeffrey Steele

    American writers in the 1830’s and 1840’s felt the need for a new terminology to express their awakening perception of "new" aspects of the mind. Without words like the "unconscious" vast areas of the psyche would have remained unexpressed and thus unapproachable. This "discovery" of the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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January 31st 2018