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  • Mencius On The Mind V 5

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 

  • Reading- The Grand Illusion

    How and Why People Make Sense of Print

    By Kenneth Goodman, Peter H. Fries, Steven L. Strauss

    What is reading? In this groundbreaking book, esteemed researchers Ken Goodman, Peter Fries, and Steven Strauss, explain not only what reading really is but also why common sense makes it seem to be something quite different from that reality. How can this grand illusion be explained? That is the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-08 

  • Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English

    Edited by Peter I. Barta, Phil Powrie

    This book focuses on literature and cinema in English or French by authors and directors not working in their native language. Artists with hybrid identities have become a defining phenomenon of contemporary reality following the increased mobility between civilisations during the postcolonial…

    Hardback – 2015-12-28 
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14 

  • From Conversation to Oral Tradition

    A Simplest Systematics for Oral Traditions

    By Raymond F Person

    This book argues that many of the most prominent features of oral epic poetry in a number of traditions can best be understood as adaptations or stylizations of conversational language use, and advances the claim that if we can understand how conversation is structured, it will aid our…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07 
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Writers and Social Thought in Africa

    Edited by Wale Adebanwi

    Social theory and social theorizing about Africa has largely ignored African literature. However, because writers are some of the continent’s finest social thinkers, they have produced – and continue to produce – works which constitute potential sources for the analysis of social thought, and for…

    Hardback – 2015-10-27

  • Harold Bloom (Routledge Revivals)

    Towards Historical Rhetorics

    By Peter De Bolla

    Since the 1960s, the literary critic Harold Bloom has been producing some of the most powerful criticism in the United States. This large body of work has, since the publication of The Anxiety of Influence in 1973, increasingly distanced itself from all critical vogues, be they psychoanalytic,…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15
    Routledge Revivals

  • Stories, Meaning, and Experience

    Narrativity and Enaction

    By Yanna B. Popova

    This book presents a complete reconsideration of the nature of narrative organization developed in the framework of a new and comprehensive approach to cognitive science: enaction. This new paradigm offers an understanding of human cognition based in the perception and sensory motor dynamics of an…

    Hardback – 2015-07-14
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Authorship Contested

    Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author

    Edited by Amy E. Robillard, Ron Fortune

    This volume explores a dimension of authorship not given its due in the critical discourse to this point—authorship contested. Much of the existing critical literature begins with a text and the proposition that the text has an author. The debates move from here to questions about who the author is…

    Hardback – 2015-06-24
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

  • Men, Power and Liberation

    Readings of Masculinities in Spanish American Literatures

    Edited by Amit Thakkar, Chris Harris

    Each contribution to this book discusses key issues arising from the portrayal of men and the formation of masculine identities in a range of representative and landmark texts, fictional and non-fictional, drawn from different historical periods and from various countries in the Hispanophone…

    Hardback – 2015-06-03

  • Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

    By Michaela Mahlberg

    This book presents an innovative approach to the language of one of the most popular English authors. It illustrates how corpus linguistic methods can be employed to study electronic versions of texts by Charles Dickens. With particular focus on Dickens’s novels, the book proposes a way into the…

    Paperback – 2015-05-21
    Routledge Advances in Corpus Linguistics

  • Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    By Suzanne Bailey

    Current work on speech pragmatics and visual thinking calls for a radical reassessment of the problem of obscurity or difficulty in Robert Browning’s work. In this innovative study, Bailey reinterprets Browning's life and work in the context of contemporary theories of language and attention,…

    Paperback – 2015-02-27
    Studies in Major Literary Authors

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