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  • Orality and Literacy

    30th Anniversary Edition, 3rd Edition

    By Walter J. Ong

    Walter J. Ong’s classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of oral, written, printed and electronic technologies, and their impact on philosophical, theological, scientific and literary thought. This thirtieth anniversary edition – coinciding with Ong’s centenary year –…

    Paperback – 2012-09-27
    New Accents

  • Education and Learning in the Early Islamic World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Claude Gilliot

    Studying education and learning in the formative period of Islam is not immediately easy, since the sources for this are relatively late and frequently project backwards to the earlier period the assumptions and conditions of their own day. The studies in this volume have been selected for the…

    Hardback – 2012-08-22
    The Formation of the Classical Islamic World

  • The Language of Criticism

    1st Edition

    By John Casey

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by…

    Paperback – 2012-06-07

  • New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Page

    The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the…

    Paperback – 2012-04-20
    Routledge Studies in Multimodality

  • Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion

    An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind, 1st Edition

    By Michael Burke

    This work seeks to chart what happens in the embodied minds of engaged readers when they read literature. Despite the recent stylistic, linguistic, and cognitive advances that have been made in text-processing methodology and practice, very little is known about this cultural-cognitive process and…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
    Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

  • Metaphor and Figurative Language

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Hanks, Rachel Giora

    With contributions from Aristotle to Lakoff and Johnson, and incorporating the work of philosophers, linguists, literary theorists, and cognitive psychologists, this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary six-volume collection on metaphor and figurative language is a new title from Routledge’s Critical…

    Hardback – 2011-11-23
    Critical Concepts in Linguistics

  • Documenting Christianity in Egypt, Sixth to Fourteenth Centuries

    1st Edition

    By Leslie S.B. MacCoull

    The nineteen studies in this volume, produced over the last fifteen years, cover three areas in Christian Egypt's long and enduring history. First are eight papers dealing with record-keeping in both of the Christian Egyptian culture-carrying languages of late antiquity, Coptic and Greek, showing…

    Hardback – 2011-09-02
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Intertextuality

    2nd Edition

    By Graham Allen

    Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding…

    Paperback – 2011-05-19
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Dialogue

    1st Edition

    By Peter Womack

    Dialogue is a many-sided critical concept; at once an ancient philosophical genre, a formal component of fiction and drama, a model for the relationship of writer and reader, and a theoretical key to the nature of language. In all its forms, it questions ‘literature’, disturbing the singleness and…

    Paperback – 2011-04-21
    The New Critical Idiom

  • Poetry as Discourse

    1st Edition

    By Antony Easthope

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2010-10-14

  • The Poetics of Old English

    1st Edition

    By Tiffany Beechy

    Combining literary analysis and theoretical linguistics, Tiffany Beechy's timely and engaging study provides a critical reassessment of Old English texts that challenges the distinction between Anglo-Saxon prose and verse, ultimately recognizing an inherent poetic nature present in all Old English…

    Hardback – 2010-06-28

  • Giorgio Agamben

    1st Edition

    By Alex Murray

    Giorgio Agamben is one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory. His work covers a broad array of topics from biblical criticism to Guantanamo Bay and the ‘war on terror’. Alex Murray explains Agamben’s key ideas, including: an…

    Paperback – 2010-04-14
    Routledge Critical Thinkers

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