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Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

This series provides concise, authoritative guides to key concepts in literary and cultural studies. Edited by acknowledged leaders in the field, the volumes consist of essential secondary literature. They give historical purchase on the development of the concept concerned and also provide students with a snapshot of current thinking.

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  1. Folklore

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Alan Dundes

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    The academic study of folklore is a worldwide, interdisciplinary field spanning the humanities and the social sciences. It is very much tied to nationalism and national identity and for this reason it has often been the smaller countries that have led the way in terms of providing theory and method...

    Published October 28th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Narrative Theory

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Mieke Bal

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    This set of volumes sketches the history, breadth, and applicability of narrative theory, thus demonstrating its value as an analytical instrument. The collection includes articles from the leading names of narrative theory, such as Roland Barthes, Mikhail Bakhtin, Tzvetan Todorov and...

    Published July 29th 2004 by Routledge

  3. Urban Culture

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Chris Jenks

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    This collection is an interdisciplinary study focusing on the various cultural aspects of city life. The works included are drawn from a broad range of canonical and secondary sources and emphasise the 'new', covering modernist and postmodernist perspectives of urban culture. The collection is...

    Published July 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  4. Gothic

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Fred Botting, Dale Townshead

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    In the last two decades criticism of Gothic fiction has been transformed from a scholarly backwater, interesting itself in literary curiosities, to a wave of wide-ranging critical investigations collectively convinced of the significance, scope and centrality of the genre.Embracing recent...

    Published April 22nd 2004 by Routledge

  5. Performance

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Philip Auslander

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Over the past twenty years, 'performance' has emerged as a central analytical and critical concept. Now the focus of a burgeoning academic discipline, performance studies, it is also crucial to many other fields, including anthropology, sociology, communications, art history, cultural studies,...

    Published March 13th 2003 by Routledge

  6. Modernism

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Tim Middleton

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    As befits so notoriously ambiguous a term, 'modernism' may be studied in a wide variety of contexts. The term embraces subjects ranging from the new architectural practices of Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, the innovative art of painters as diverse as Monet and Kandinsky, the drama of Strindberg...

    Published December 19th 2002 by Routledge

  7. Deconstruction

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    This collection reprints a cross section of key works, which chart the ways in which deconstruction is conceptualised and demonstrates the impact it has had on a wide range of traditions - areas as diverse as psychoanalysis, law, gender studies and architecture....

    Published November 28th 2002 by Routledge

  8. Feminism

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Mary Evans

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Feminism has always refused compartmentalisation within any one social context, and this collection attests to its universal relevance. This is a guide for specialist and non-specialist readers to the many debates and discussions to which feminists have contributed in the past two hundred years.The...

    Published October 26th 2000 by Routledge

  9. Postcolonialism

    Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Edited by Diana Brydon

    Series: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies

    Postcolonialism: Critical Concepts documents the scope of postcolonialism as a multidisciplinary project, re-examining the history and legacy of colonialism from the perspectives of the colonized as well as the colonizers. This collection gathers the most influential sources in postcolonial work...

    Published June 22nd 2000 by Routledge

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