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  • Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction

    Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots, 1st Edition

    By Dan Shen

    In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this…

    Paperback – 2016-03-03
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Reading- The Grand Illusion

    How and Why People Make Sense of Print, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-02-10

  • Entranced by Story

    Brain, Tale and Teller, from Infancy to Old Age, 1st Edition

    By Hugh Crago

    We live in a world of stories; yet few of us pause to ask what stories actually are, why we consume them so avidly, and what they do for story makers and their audiences. This book focuses on the experiences that good stories generate: feelings of purposeful involvement, elevation, temporary loss…

    Paperback – 2016-01-29
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Bicultural Literature and Film in French and English

    1st Edition

    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 – 2015-12-21
    Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature

  • Harold Bloom (Routledge Revivals)

    Towards Historical Rhetorics, 1st Edition

    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

  • Corpus Stylistics and Dickens’s Fiction

    1st Edition

    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

  • Polemic

    Language as Violence in Medieval and Early Modern Discourse, 1st Edition

    By Almut Suerbaum, George Southcombe

    If terms are associated with particular historical periods, then ’polemic’ is firmly rooted within early modern print culture, the apparently inevitable result of religious controversy and the rise of print media. Taking a broad European approach, this collection brings together specialists on…

    Hardback – 2015-03-28

  • Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    1st Edition

    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

  • Translation and Linguistic Hybridity

    Constructing World-View, 1st Edition

    By Susanne Klinger

    This volume outlines a new approach to the study of linguistic hybridity and its translation in cross-cultural writing. By building on concepts from narratology, cognitive poetics, stylistics, and film studies, it explores how linguistic hybridity contributes to the reader’s construction of the…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • English Studies in Transition

    Papers from the Inaugural Conference of the European Society for the Study of English, 1st Edition

    Edited by Piero Boitani, Robert Clark

    Bringing together twenty-five contributors from all over Europe, this volume represents the vitality and diversity of the current transcultural European dialogue on English studies. Topics addressed include: * the nature of the canon * the poetics of language * the representation of women and the…

    Paperback – 2014-12-02

  • Literary Pragmatics (Routledge Revivals)

    1st Edition

    By Roger D. Sell

    Up until the mid-1980s most pragmatic analysis had been done on spoken language use, considerably less on written use, and very little at all on literary activity. This has now radically changed. ‘Pragmatics’ could be informally defined as the study of relationships between language and its users.…

    Hardback – 2014-11-13
    Routledge Revivals

  • Postcolonial Audiences

    Readers, Viewers and Reception, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bethan Benwell, James Procter, Gemma Robinson

    Without readers and audiences, viewers and consumers, the postcolonial would be literally unthinkable. And yet, postcolonial critics have historically neglected the modes of reception and consumption that make up the politics, and pleasures of meaning-making during and after empire. Thus, while…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
    Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

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