Literary/Critical Theory Products

  • Nature and Language

    A Semiotic Study of Cucurbits in Literature, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Historical Criticism and the Meaning of Texts

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • William Empson

    The Man and His Work, 1st Edition

    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’…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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  • Black Literature and Literary Theory

    1st Edition

    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…

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  • A Dictionary of Modern Critical Terms

    Revised and Enlarged Edition, 1st 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…

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  • E. M. Forster as Critic

    1st Edition

    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…

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  • A. J. Greimas and the Nature of Meaning

    Linguistics, Semiotics and Discourse Theory, 1st Edition

    By Ronald Schleifer

    In this book, first published in 1987, Professor Schleifer sets Greimas’ work in its intellectual context and sets forth the development of his distinctive style of interpretation. Moreover, the author goes on to consider Greimas’ work against the latest examinations of discourse in philosophy,…

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  • The Ecstasies of Roland Barthes

    1st Edition

    By Mary Bittner Wiseman

    In this book, first published in 1989, Mary Bittner Wiseman interprets Roland Barthes’s experiments as efforts to reposition the human subject with respect to language and to time in order to let the subject escape from the language of a particular culture and the present time. With her insistent…

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  • The Reader's Construction of Narrative

    1st Edition

    By Horst Ruthrof

    In this book, first published in 1981, the author argues that narrative is an interaction between "the presented world and the presentational process" and attempts to define narrative from the perspective of reading. The Reader’s Construction of Narrative includes chapters on narrative language,…

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  • Deconstruction and the Politics of Criticism

    1st Edition

    By Sibel Irzik

    The purpose of this book, first published in 1990, is to call attention to the contrast between the remarkable politicization of the rhetoric of literary criticism and the scarcity of interest in the concrete historical and political contexts of literary texts. Deconstruction and the Politics of…

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  • Language, Thought and Comprehension

    A Study of the Writings of I. A. Richards, 1st Edition

    By W. H. N. Hotopf

    This book, first published in 1965, provides an interdisciplinary approach to the work of I. A. Richards. This study is particularly concerned with ideas about education, literary theory, language, philosophy and psychology, and focuses on many of Richard’s most important works, including The…

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  • Structural Models and African Poetics

    Towards a Pragmatic Theory of Literature, 1st Edition

    By Sunday O. Anozie

    In this pioneering work, first published in 1981, Sunday O. Anozie examines the relevance of structuralism and semiology to literary criticism in general and to African poetics in particular. Behind the growing body of African literature lies an immense reservoir of oral tradition for which the…

    Paperback – 2018-01-09
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