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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.

New and Published Books

61-62 of 62 results in The New Critical Idiom
  1. 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 7th 1996 by Routledge

  2. 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 16th 1995 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Colonialism/Postcolonialism, 3rd Edition
    By Ania Loomba
    To Be Published April 28th 2015
  2. Trauma
    By Stef Craps
    To Be Published December 31st 2015
  3. Literary Geography
    By Hones Sheila
    To Be Published January 31st 2016
  4. Ballad
    By Suzanne Gilbert
    To Be Published February 29th 2016

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