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The New Critical Idiom

Series Editor: John Drakakis

The well-established New Critical Idiom series continues to provide students with clear introductory guides to the most important critical terms in use today. Each book in this popular series:

  • provides a handy, explanatory guide to the use (and abuse) of the term
  • gives an original and distinctive overview by a leading literary and cultural critic
  • relates the term to the larger field of cultural representation.

With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples this series is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.

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61-63 of 63 results in The New Critical Idiom
  1. Stylistics

    By Richard Bradford

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Richard Bradford provides a definitive introductory guide to modern critical ideas on literary style and stylistics. It will provide students with a basic grasp of stylistics and literary analysis.This comprehensive and accessible guidebook for undergraduates examines:* the terminology of literary...

    Published February 26th 1997 by Routledge

  2. Humanism

    By Tony Davies

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Definitions of humanism as educational movement, philosophical concept or existential ‘life stance’ have evolved over the centuries as the term has been adopted for a variety of cultural and political purposes and contexts, and reactions against humanism have contributed to movements such as...

    Published November 6th 1996 by Routledge

  3. Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form

    By Philip Hobsbaum

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Poetry criticism is a subject central to the study of literature. However, it is laden with technical terms that, to the beginning student, can be both intimidating and confusing. Philip Hobsbaum provides a welcome remedy, illuminating terms ranging from the iambus to the bob-wheel stanza, and...

    Published November 15th 1995 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Colonialism/Postcolonialism, 3rd Edition
    By Ania Loomba
    To Be Published April 29th 2015
  2. Ballad
    By Suzanne Gilbert
    To Be Published July 1st 2015

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