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The Use and Abuse of Literature

by Marjorie Garber

As defining as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively,...


When I Am Playing with My Cat, How Do I Know That She Is Not Playing with Me?: Montaigne and Being in Touch with Life

by Saul Frampton

“When I dance, I dance; when I sleep, I sleep. And when I

am walking alone in a beautiful orchard, if my thoughts

are sometimes preoccupied elsewhere, the rest of the time I

bring them back to the walk, to the...


France at War: On the Frontier of Civilization

by Rudyard Kipling

Trajectory presents classics of world literature with 21st century features! Our original-text editions include the following visual enhancements to foster a deeper understanding of the work: Word Clouds at...


Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media Literary Theory

by Markku Eskelinen

The book uses cybertext theory and ludology to solve several persistent problems in the fields of literary theory, narratology, game studies, and digital media.


The Venice Myth: Culture, Literature, Politics, 1800 to the Present

by David Barnes

Venice holds a unique place in literary and cultural history. Barnes looks at the themes of war, occupation, resistance and fascism to see how the political background has affected the literary works that have...


The Politics and Reception of Rabindranath Tagore's Drama: The Bard on the Stage: The Bard on the Stage

by Arnab Bhattacharya & Mala Renganathan

This is the first volume to focus specifically on Rabindranath Tagore's dramatic literature, visiting translations and adaptations of Tagore's drama, and cross-cultural encounters in his works. As Asia's first...


On Writing

by Eudora Welty

Eudora Welty was one of the twentieth century’s greatest literary figures. For as long as students have been studying her fiction as literature, writers have been looking to her to answer the profound questions...


The Fantastic and European Gothic: History, Literature and the French Revolution

by Matthew Gibson

This iconoclastic book challenges and changes accepted opinions about the Gothic novel, and will introduce the British and American Reader to works hitherto unknown to them, but rivals in quality to the works...


Rediscovering Margiad Evans: Marginality, Gender and Illness

by Kirsti Bohata & Katie Gramich

This collection of essays rediscovers and reassesses the extraordinary literary legacy of the border writer, Margiad Evans (1909-48) - novelist, poet, short story writer and autobiographer.


J.O. Francis, realist drama and ethics: culture, place and nation

by Alyce von Rothkirch

Developing an ethical literary theory of place, this book rediscovers and re-evaluates the work of the Welsh dramatist J. O. Francis, placing his work within the context of the vibrant amateur dramatic scene...


The Gothic Ideology: Religious Hysteria and Anti-Catholicism in British Popular Fiction, 1780-1880

by Diane Long Hoeveler

This book explores why lecherous monks, evil nuns, dank torture chambers and haunted abbeys have filled the pages of gothic novels for two hundred years.


The Twilight of the Gothic?: Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance

by Joseph Crawford

This book explores the history of the paranormal romance genre, from its earliest eighteenth-century sources to the commercial success of contemporary media franchises such as Twilight and True Blood.


Dylan Thomas

by Walford Davies

An authoritative introduction by a leading Dylan Thomas scholar to the nature, cultural background, achievement and critical reception of this major poet's work.


Gothic Machine: Textualities, Pre-Cinematic Media and Film in Popular Visual Culture, 1670-1910

by David J. Jones

Almost everyone loves a good horror film but how did they originate? Audiences thrilled and shuddered at ghosts and monsters projected on screens all over Europe for centuries before film was born. This pioneering...


"Footsteps of Liberty & Revolt": Essays on Wales and the French Revolution

by Mary Ann Constantine & Dafydd Johnston

A collection of essays exploring the impact on Welsh culture of one of the most exciting periods in history, the decades surrounding the French Revolution of 1789.


Women's Writing in Twenty-First-Century France: Life as Literature

by Amaleena Damlé & Gill Rye

Women's Writing in Twenty-First Century France is the first book-length publication on women-authored literature of this period, and comprises a collection of challenging critical essays that engage with the...


George Eliot and the Gothic Novel: Genres, Gender, Feeling

by Royce Mahawatte

Royce Mahawatte critically compares the frightening, startling and melodramatic moments in George Eliot's fiction with excerpts from Gothic and sensation novels and in doing so argues that suspenseful plotting,...


Female Gothic Histories: Gender, History and the Gothic

by Diana Wallace

Female Gothic Histories: Gender, History and the Gothic is an innovative new study of the ways in which women writers have used Gothic historical fiction to symbolise and counter their exclusion from traditional...


R S Thomas: Serial Obsessive

by M Wynn Thomas

The study places the work of a major religious poet of the late twentieth century in a number of striking new perspectives that allow him to be viewed for the first time as an 'alternative' war poet, a conscience-stricken...


Why Read the Classics?

by Italo Calvino & Martin McLaughlin

A posthumously published collection of thirty-six essays offering Italo Calvino's invigorating and illuminating analysis of his most treasured literary classics.