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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 27th 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 7th 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 16th 1995 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Adaptation and Appropriation, 2nd Edition
    By Julie Sanders
    To Be Published November 26th 2015
  2. Literary Geography
    By Sheila Hones
    To Be Published February 1st 2016
  3. The Aphorism and Other Short Forms
    By Ben Grant
    To Be Published May 1st 2016
  4. The Sublime, 2nd Edition
    By Philip Shaw
    To Be Published June 1st 2016

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