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Public Relations in Global Cultural Contexts

by NILANJANA BARDHAN & C KAY WEAVER

This volume emphasizes theories and concepts that highlight global interconnectedness through a range of interpretative and critical approaches to understanding the global significance and impacts of public...


The Aging Consumer

by Aimee Drolet & Norbert

At present, about 45 million Americans are over the age of 65, and by 2020, one out of every six Americans will be 65 or older. These statistics are reflective of a worldwide phenomenon in developing and developed...


Representing the Plague in Early Modern England

by Rebecca Totaro & Ernest B Gilman

This collection offers readers a timely encounter with the historical experience of people adapting to a pandemic emergency and the corresponding narrative representation of that crisis, as early modern writers...


Travel Writing and Atrocities

by Robert M Burroughs

Looking at travelogues, ethnographic monographs, consular reports, diaries and letters, sketches, photography and more, Burroughs examines eyewitness travel reports of atrocities committed in European-funded...


The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science

by Bruce Clarke & Manuela Rossini

With forty-four newly commissioned articles from an international cast of leading scholars,The Routledge Companion to Literature and Science traces the network of connections among literature, science, technology,...


The Achievement of Wendell Berry

by Fritz Oehlschlaeger

Arguably one of the most important American writers working today, Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books, including novels and collections of poems, short stories, and essays. A prominent spokesman...


The Black Woman: An Anthology

by Toni Cade Bambara & Eleanor W Traylor

A collection of early, emerging works from some of today's most celebrated African American female writers

When it was first published in 1970, The Black Woman introduced readers to an astonishing new wave of...


James M. Cain: Hard-Boiled Mythmaker

by David Madden

Providing an overview of all of James M. Cain's fiction, including an analysis of the major themes of his entire literary career, the book examines Cain's impact on and importance in 20th-century culture, film...


Conradian Contracts: Exchange and Identity in the Immigrant Imagination

by Tamas Juhasz

Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion...


Jesus Christ Superstar

by Robert Price

Though the Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" has become a religious and musical phenomenon, beloved around the world among Christians and non-believers alike, no one has ever delved into the lyrics with the...


Wendell Berry and Religion: Heaven's Earthly Life

by Joel Shuman

Farmer, poet, essayist, and environmental writer Wendell Berry is acclaimed for his ideas regarding the values inherent in an agricultural society. Place, community, good work, and simple pleasures are but a...


Who We Are: On Being (and Not Being) a Jewish American Writer

by Derek Rubin

This unprecedented collection brings together the major Jewish American writers of the past fifty years as they examine issues of identity and how they’ve made their work respond.

E.L. Doctorow questions the...


A Temple of Texts

by William H. Gass

From one of the most admired essayists and novelists at work today: a new collection of essays—his first since Tests of Time, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

These twenty-five...


English Novel, Vol I, The: 1700 to Fielding

by Richard W. F. Kroll

The English Novel, Volume I:1700 to Fielding collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches...


Tennyson

by Rebecca Stott

Alternative approaches have emerged which have radically altered our understanding of Tennyson's poetry and his relationship to the Victorian age. This text covers the most significant areas of new work on Tennyson,...


English Novel, Vol II, The: Smollett to Austen

by Richard. W. F. Kroll

The English Novel, Volume II: Smollett to Austen collects a series of previously-published essays on the early eighteenth-century novel in a single volume, reflecting the proliferation of theoretical approaches...


Reading Fin de Siècle Fictions

by Lyn Pykett

The fin de siècle, the period 1880-1914, long associated with decadence and with the literary movements of aestheticism and symbolism, has received renewed critical interest recently. The essays in this volume...


Ideology

by Terry Eagleton

This collection of readings on the concept of ideology is brought together by the Marxist critic, Terry Eagleton. His introduction traces the historical evolution of ideology and examines in a more theoretical...


The Short Story: A Critical Introduction

by Valerie Shaw

Throughout this text, Valerie Shaw addresses two key questions: 'What are the special satisfactions afforded by reading short stories?' and 'How are these satisfactions derived from each story's literary techniques...


Women Writers in Renaissance England: An Annotated Anthology

by Randall Martin

Of all the new developments in literary theory, feminism has proved to be the most widely influential, leading to an expansion of the traditional English canon in all periods of study. This book aims to make...