Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • The Muse

    Psychoanalytic Explorations of Creative Inspiration

    Edited by Adele Tutter

    Psychoanalysts have long been fascinated with creative artists, but have paid far less attention to the men and women who motivate, stimulate, and captivate them. The Muse counters this trend with nine original contributions from distinguished psychoanalysts, art historians, and literary…

    Paperback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Psychoanalytic Inquiry Book Series

  • Gendered Identities

    Critical Readings of Gender in Children's and Young Adult Literature

    Edited by Tricia Clasen, Holly Hassel

    This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates scholarship on this topic by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic…

    Hardback – 2016-08-16 
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Lacan's Return to Antiquity

    Between nature and the gods

    By Oliver Harris

    Lacan’s Return to Antiquity is the first book devoted to the role of classical antiquity in Lacan’s work. Oliver Harris poses a question familiar from studies of Freud: what are Ancient Greece and Rome doing in a twentieth-century theory of psychology? In Lacan’s case, the issue has an additional…

    Paperback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Joyce and Lacan

    Reading, Writing, and Psychoanalysis

    By Daniel Bristow

    What happens when the intellectual giant of twentieth-century literature, James Joyce, is made an object of consideration and cause of desire by the intellectual giant of modern psychoanalysis, Jacques Lacan? This is what Joyce and Lacan explores, in the three closely interrelated areas of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge

  • 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’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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’…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • Black Literature and Literary Theory

    Edited 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literary Theory

16Series in Literary/Critical Theory

Product Search