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Literary Theory -

Related category: Poetry & Writing

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 19 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Economic Science Fictions by William Davies
    Economic Science Fictions - by William Davies

    £24.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781906897680 | ISBN 10: 1906897689

    From the libertarian economics of Ayn Rand to Aldous Huxley’s consumerist dystopias, economics and science fiction have often orbited each other. In Economic Science Fictions, editor William Davies has deliberately merged the two worlds, asking how ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide by Owen Holland and Piero
    Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide - by Owen Holland and Piero

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781848319042 | ISBN 10: 1848319045

    From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline.  Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of litera ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Event of Literature by Terry Eagleton
    The Event of Literature - by Terry Eagleton

    £10.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780300194135 | ISBN 10: 0300194137

    In this characteristically concise, witty, and lucid book, Terry Eagleton turns his attention to the questions we should ask about literature, but rarely do. What is literature? Can we even speak of "literature" at all? What do different literary the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Queering the Gothic by William Hughes & Andrew Smith (Editors)
    Queering the Gothic - by William Hughes & Andrew Smith (Editors)

    £15.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780719086434 | ISBN 10: 0719086434

    Queering the Gothic is the first multi-authored book concerned with the developing interface between Gothic criticism and queer theory. Considering a range of Gothic texts produced between the eighteenth century and the present, the contributors expl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Teaching the Short Story by Ailsa Cox (Editor)
    Teaching the Short Story - by Ailsa Cox (Editor)

    £39.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780230573703 | ISBN 10: 0230573703

    The short story is moving from relative neglect to a more central position in the literary curriculum. As a teaching tool, its accessibility offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands by Michael Chabon
    Maps and Legends: Reading and Writing Along the Borderlands - by Michael Chabon

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780007289875 | ISBN 10: 0007289871

    A collection of essays on books and why they matter, by the Pulitzer-award winning writer of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and The Yiddish Policeman's Union.   Michael Chabon's sparkling book of nonfiction is a love song in 16 p ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue by Terry Eagleton and Matthew Beaumont
    The Task of the Critic: Terry Eagleton in Dialogue - by Terry Eagleton and Matthew Beaumont

    £17.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781844673391 | ISBN 10: 1844673391

    The leading literary theorist dissected in interview.  Terry Eagleton occupies a unique position in the English-speaking world today. He is not only a productive literary theorist, but also a novelist and playwright. He remains a committed so ... more

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  • Cover image of book Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision by Linda Strong-Leek
    Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision - by Linda Strong-Leek

    £21.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781592216758 | ISBN 10: 1592216757

    Excising the Spirit: A Literary Analysis of Female Circumcision delves into one of the most complex issues of the modern era, female circumcision, or female genital mutilation. The issue of female circumcision catapulted into the mainstream after the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Victorian Literature Still Matters by Philip Davis
    Why Victorian Literature Still Matters - by Philip Davis

    £21.95   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781405135795 | ISBN 10: 1405135794

    Why Victorian Literature Still Matters is a passionate defense of Victorian literature’s enduring impact and importance for readers interested in the relationship between literature and life, reading and thinking.   * Explores the prominence ... more

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  • Cover image of book Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain by Adam Sinfield
    Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain - by Adam Sinfield

    £15.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780826494757 | ISBN 10: 0826494757

    Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain is a landmark work in contemporary literary and cultural analysis. It offers a provocative and brilliant account of political change since 1945 and how such change shaped the cultural output of our ... more

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  • Cover image of book Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions by Frederic Jameson
    Archaeologies of the Future: The Desire Called Utopia and Other Science Fictions - by Frederic Jameson

    £19.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781844675388 | ISBN 10: 1844675386

    In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson’s most substantial work since Postmo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Pocket Essential Literary Theory by David Carter
    The Pocket Essential Literary Theory - by David Carter

    £4.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904048664 | ISBN 10: 1904048668

    It sounds daunting: all those isms, long technical words, weird French thinkers and incomprehensible Germans. From university students to the average intelligent reader, everyone is expected to justify their theoretical perspective. The problem is th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England by Pamela Allen Brown
    Better a Shrew Than a Sheep; Women, Drama, and the Culture of Jest in Early Modern England - by Pamela Allen Brown

    £23.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780801488368 | ISBN 10: 0801488362

    In a study that explodes the assumption that early modern comic culture was created by men for men, Pamela Allen Brown shows that jest books, plays, and ballads represented women as laugh-getters and sought out the laughter of ordinary women. Disputi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin by Warren Rochelle
    Communities of the Heart: The Rhetoric of Myth in the Fiction of Ursula K. Le Guin - by Warren Rochelle

    £20.00   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780853238867 | ISBN 10: 0853238863

    This book explores the use of imaginative literature as persuasion, focusing on the science fiction of Ursula Le Guin and her rhetorical use of myth. The author concludes that Le Guin (like Emerson, Peirce, Thoreau, Whitman, and Dewey) is a romantic/ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography by Smith, Hazel
    Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O’Hara: Difference, Homosexuality, Topography - by Smith, Hazel

    £18.50   paperback   (2000) - ISBN 13: 9780853235057 | ISBN 10: 0853235058

    Frank O’Hara’s poetry evokes a specific era and location: New York in the fifties and early sixties. This is a pre-computer age of typewritten manuscripts, small shops and lunch hours: it is also an age of gay repression, accelerating consumerism and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction by Jean Cortiel
    Demand My Writing: Joanna Russ, Feminism, Science Fiction - by Jean Cortiel

    £20.00   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780853236245 | ISBN 10: 0853236240

    In this major study of the work of Joanna Russ, Jeanne Cortiel gives a clear introduction to the major feminist issues relevant to Russ’s work and assesses its development. The book will be especially valuable for students of SF and feminist SF, espe ... more

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  • Cover image of book Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia with Selected Writings by Carole Farley Kessler
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Her Progress Toward Utopia with Selected Writings - by Carole Farley Kessler

    £20.00   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780853234999 | ISBN 10: 085323499X

    The focus of this work is how Charlotte Perkins Gilman developed as a writer and how she imagined a full-blown utopia for women. It offers a fresh reading of Gilman’s fiction and fills a void in Gilman scholarship, in feminist utopian scholarship and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias by Qingyun Wu
    Female Rule in Chinese and English Literary Utopias - by Qingyun Wu

    £18.50   paperback   (1995) - ISBN 13: 9780853235804 | ISBN 10: 0853235805

    Qingyun Wu’s work is a unique discovery in literary studies in the West: Chinese utopian literature paired with its English counterparts form an original and valuable contribution to world literature. In widely varying historical and cultural texts t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature by Janice Radway
    Reading the Romance: Women, Patriarchy, and Popular Literature - by Janice Radway

    £33.95   paperback   (1991) - ISBN 13: 9780807843499 | ISBN 10: 0807843490

    Originally published in 1984, Reading the Romance challenges popular (and often demeaning) myths about why romantic fiction, one of publishing's most lucrative categories, captivates millions of women readers. Among those who have disparaged romance ... more

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