Literary History & Criticism


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  • Cover scan of Walter Scott And Contemporary Theory
    Walter Scott And Contemporary Theory
    Evan Gottlieb - Paperback - Bloomsbury
    This title introduces key concepts in contemporary literary theory to explore the major novels of Sir Walter Scott. This volume builds on this renewed appreciation of Scott's importance by viewing his most significant novels through the lens of contemporary critical theory.
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    Walter Scott And Contemporary Theory
    Evan Gottlieb - Hardback - Continuum
    This title introduces key concepts in contemporary literary theory to explore the major novels of Sir Walter Scott. This volume builds on this renewed appreciation of Scott's importance by viewing his most significant novels through the lens of contemporary critical theory.
  • Cover scan of The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Sisters
    The Girlhood Of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender Transgression, Adolescence
    Jennifer Higginbotham - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for the paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. She demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to the little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies.
  • Cover scan of Muriel Rukeyeser And Documentary
    Muriel Rukeyeser And Documentary: The Poetics Of Connection
    Catherine Gander - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This study of 20th-century American poet Muriel Rukeyser explores the multiple avenues of her 'poetics of connection' to reveal a profound engagement with the equally intertextual documentary genre.
  • Cover scan of The Poetry Of Jack Spicer
    The Poetry Of Jack Spicer
    Daniel Katz - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    In the years since his death, San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer has gradually come to be recognized as one of most intriguing, demanding, and rewarding of the so-called 'New American Poetry' poets who were first published in Donald Allen's historic anthology of that name. This is a full-length critical monograph on his work, placing it in the context not only of the San Francisco Renaissance and contemporary movements with which Spicer dialogued and often disagreed but also of the major modernists from whom his innovative poetics derived, differed, and developed.
  • Cover scan of The Poetry Of Jack Spicer
    The Poetry Of Jack Spicer
    Daniel Katz - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    In the years since his death, San Francisco Renaissance poet Jack Spicer has gradually come to be recognized as one of most intriguing, demanding, and rewarding of the so-called 'New American Poetry' poets who were first published in Donald Allen's historic anthology of that name. This is a full-length critical monograph on his work, placing it in the context not only of the San Francisco Renaissance and contemporary movements with which Spicer dialogued and often disagreed but also of the major modernists from whom his innovative poetics derived, differed, and developed.
  • Cover scan of Politics Of Nostalgia In The Arabic Novel
    Politics Of Nostalgia In The Arabic Novel: Nation-State, Modernity And Tradition
    Wen-chin Ouyang - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    The Arabic novel has taken shape in the intercultural networks of exchange between East and West, past and present. Wen-chin Ouyang shows how this has created a politics of nostalgia which can be traced to discourses on aesthetics, ethics and politics relevant to cultural and literary transformations of the Arabic speaking world in the 19th and 20th centuries. She reveals nostalgia and madness as the tropes through which the Arabic novel writes its own story of grappling with and resisting the hegemony of both the state and cultural heritage.
  • Cover scan of Romantic Literature And Postcolonial Studies
    Romantic Literatyure And Postcolonial Studies
    Elizabeth A. Bohls - Paperback - Edinburgh University Press
    This book examines the relationship between romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire. Literature played a crucial role in constructing and contesting the modern culture of empire that was fully in place by the start of the Victorian period. Postcolonial criticism's concern with issues of geopolitics, race and gender, subalternity and exoticism shape discussions of works by major authors such as Blake, Coleridge, both Shelleys, Austen and Scott, as well as their less familiar contemporaries.
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    Romantic Literatyure And Postcolonial Studies
    Elizabeth A. Bohls - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This book examines the relationship between romantic writing and the rapidly expanding British Empire. Literature played a crucial role in constructing and contesting the modern culture of empire that was fully in place by the start of the Victorian period. Postcolonial criticism's concern with issues of geopolitics, race and gender, subalternity and exoticism shape discussions of works by major authors such as Blake, Coleridge, both Shelleys, Austen and Scott, as well as their less familiar contemporaries.
  • Cover scan of The Unexpected
    The Unexpected: Narrative Temporality And The Philosophy Of Surprise
    Mark Currie - Hardback - Edinburgh University Press
    This study asks how stories affect the way we think about time and, in particular, how they condition thinking about the future. Focusing on surprise and the unforeseeable, the book argues that stories are mechanisms that reconcile what is taking place with what will have been.

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