Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Rhetoric

    The Basics

    By Michael Burke

    Rhetoric: The Basics is a concise introduction to the forms, theories and history of rhetoric. The book traces the development of rhetoric from ancient to modern times, all illustrated with contemporary examples drawn from politics to the courtroom to social media. This book: Explores the five…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Contemporary Visual Culture and the Sublime

    Edited by Temenuga Trifonova

    In the course of its long and tumultuous history the sublime has alternated between spatial and temporal definitions, from its conceptualization in terms of the grandeur and infinity of Nature (spatial), to its postmodern redefinition as an ‘event’ (temporal), from its conceptualization in terms of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • J.M. Coetzee: Fictions of the Real

    Edited by Anthony Uhlmann

    J.M. Coetzee has new things to say about this relation between the ‘real’ and ‘fictions of the real’, and while much has already been written about him, these questions need to be more fully explored. The contributions to this volume are drawn together by the idea of the hinge between the world (…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Literature and Culture in Global Africa

    By Tanure Ojaide

    Engaging and interrogating the idea of a ‘Global Africa’, this book examines how African literary and cultural productions have changed over the years due to the social and political influences brought about by increased globalisation. Tanure Ojaide takes a variety of European theoretical concepts…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Global Africa

  • The Critical Idiom Reissued

    By Various

    This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Rhetoric

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Irony and the Ironic

    By D. C. Muecke

    First published in 1970 and revised in 1982, this work provides a critical overview of the concept of irony in literary criticism. After establishing the relationship of the ironical and the non-ironical, it summarises the history of the concept of irony, before isolating and discussing its basic…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Grotesque

    By Philip Thomson

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful overview of the grotesque and its use in a number of literary genres including novels, drama and poetry. After providing a historical summary of the term, the book discusses the various defining aspects of the grotesque and its relationship to…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Formulaicity and Creativity in Language and Literature

    Edited by Ian MacKenzie, Martin A. Kayman

    Formulaicity is pervasive in both spoken and written language. Speakers use a huge amount of prefabricated language including collocations, idioms, fixed and semi-fixed expressions, and verbal creativity often involves combining established word sequences rather than inventing wholly new ones. In…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Writing the Mind

    Representing Consciousness from Proust to Present

    By Simon Kemp

    "My thought is me: that is why I cannot stop. I exist because I think… and I can’t stop myself from thinking." – Jean-Paul Sartre, Nausea Writing the Mind: Representing Consciousness from Proust to Darrieussecq explores the works of seven ground-breaking thinkers and novelists of recent history to…

    Paperback – 2017-07-10 
    Routledge

  • Profit and Pleasure

    Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism, 2nd Edition

    By Rosemary Hennessy

    Profit and Pleasure, Second edition is a classic intervention into the relationship between capitalism and sexual identity. Rosemary Hennessy boldly reorients queer theory toward an up-close analysis of the structures of consumption, labor, and commodification, revealing how sexual identity – in…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

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