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South African Feminisms: Writing, Theory, and Criticism,l990-l994

by M.J. Daymond

This is the first collection of feminist critical essays by and about women in South Africa to appear outside of that country. Many of the pieces were written after February 1990, when President de Klerk lifted...


The Life of Sir Walter Scott: A Biography

by S. Fowler Wright

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is one of the best-loved Scottish writers. Beginning with a series of poetry collections and nonfiction works, Scott quickly became known as a rising force in British letters. But...


Using Critical Theory: Using Critical Theory to Read and Write about Literature

by Lois Tyson

Lois Tyson explains the basic concepts of six critical theories in popular academic use today-psychoanalytic, Marxist, feminist, gay/lesbian, African-American, and post-colonial-and shows how they can be employed...


Nation and Narration

by Homi K. Bhabha

Bhabha, in his preface, writes 'Nations, like narratives, lose their origins in the myths of time and only fully encounter their horizons in the mind's eye'.

From this seemingly impossibly metaphorical beginning,...


Voice of the Oppressed in the Language of the Oppressor: A Discussion of Selected Postcolonial Literature from Ireland, Africa and America

by Patsy J. Daniels

This book examines works from twelve authors from colonized cultures who write in English: William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Joseph Conrad, Chinua Achebe, Maxine Hong Kinston, Amy Tan, Toni Morrison, Alic Walker,...


John Milton

by Richard Bradford

Richard Bradford provides an overview of Milton's life, contexts, work and the relationship between these, and of the main critical issues surrounding his work.


Unhuman Culture

by Daniel Cottom

Through a wide-ranging study of literature, art, and philosophy, Daniel Cottom explains why ours is an unhuman culture and how this culture still gives us reason for hope.


Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliography 1948-1992

by Leland Poague & Kathy A. Parsons

Susan Sontag: An Annotated Bibliographycatalogues the works of one of America's most prolific and important 20th century authors. Known for her philosophical writings on American culture, topics left untouched...


Cultures of Forgery: Making Nations, Making Selves

by Judith Ryan & Alfred Thomas

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


French Food: On the Table, on the Page, and in French Culture

by Lawrence R. Schehr & Allen S. Weiss

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The United States and Mexico: Between Partnership and Conflict

by Patrick Colm Hogan

By sharing one of the longest land borders in the world, the United States and Mexico will always have a special relationship. In the early twenty-first century, they are as important to one another as ever...


Reading Shakespeare Historically

by Lisa Jardine

Reading Shakespeare Historically is a passionate, provocative book by one of the most renowned and popular Renaissance scholars writing today. Charting ten years of critical development, these challenging, witty...


Who's Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry

by Alan Parker & Mark Willhardt

Brings a uniquely global perspective to bear on modern verse. Readers will be delighted with this comprehensive volume, providing biographical information on the greatest poets of the century, and critical accounts...


Material Powers: Cultural Studies, History and the Material Turn

by Tony Bennett & Patrick Joyce

This edited collection is a major contribution to the current development of a 'material turn' in the social sciences and humanities.  It does so by exploring new understandings of how power is made up and...


The Traveler, the Tower, and the Worm: The Reader as Metaphor

by Alberto Manguel

Alberto Manguel examines metaphors of readers and reading from literatures across centuries and the globe, from the ancient epic Gilgamesh to the World Wide Web, from the adventures of Ulysses to the tragedy...


Teaching a Stone to Talk

by Annie Dillard

Here, in this compelling assembly of writings, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Dillard explores the world of natural facts and human meanings.


Shakespeare After Theory

by David Scott Kastan

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Albrecht Durer: A Guide to Research

by Jane Campbell Hutchison

Hutchison's book is a complete guide on Durer and the research on his work, his historical import and his aesthetic legacy.


Feminist Readings in Middle English Literature: The Wife of Bath and All Her Sect

by Dr Ruth Evans, Ruth Evans & Leslie Johnson

This volume, designed with the student reader in mind, is an indispensable blend of key essays in the field with specially commissioned new material by feminist scholars from the UK and the US. It includes a...


The Linguistics of Laughter: A Corpus-Assisted Study of Laughter-Talk

by Alan Partington

The Linguistics of Laughter examines what speakers try to achieve by producing 'laughter-talk' (the talk preceding and eliciting an episode of laughter) and, by using abundant examples from language corpora,...