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  1. The Language of Criticism

    By John Casey

    First published in 1966, the Language of Criticism was the first systematic attempt to understand literary criticism through the methods of linguistic philosophy and the later work of Wittgenstein. Literary critical and aesthetic judgements are rational, but are not to be explained by...

    Published June 6th 2012 by Routledge

  2. New Perspectives on Narrative and Multimodality

    Edited by Ruth Page

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    The contributors in this collection question what kinds of relationships hold between narrative studies and the recently established field of multimodality, evaluate how we might develop an analytical vocabulary which recognizes that stories do not consist of words alone, and demonstrate the...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Literary Reading, Cognition and Emotion

    An Exploration of the Oceanic Mind

    By Michael Burke

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics

    This work seeks to chart what happens in the embodied minds of engaged readers when they read literature. Despite the recent stylistic, linguistic, and cognitive advances that have been made in text-processing methodology and practice, very little is known about this cultural-cognitive process and...

    Published March 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Postcolonial Audiences

    Readers, Viewers and Reception

    Edited by Bethan Benwell, James Procter, Gemma Robinson

    Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures

    Without readers and audiences, viewers and consumers, the postcolonial would be literally unthinkable. And yet, postcolonial critics have historically neglected the modes of reception and consumption that make up the politics, and pleasures of meaning-making during and after empire. Thus, while...

    Published February 26th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Metaphor and Figurative Language

    Edited by Patrick Hanks, Rachel Giora

    Series: Critical Concepts in Linguistics

    With contributions from Aristotle to Lakoff and Johnson, and incorporating the work of philosophers, linguists, literary theorists, and cognitive psychologists, this wide-ranging and multidisciplinary six-volume collection on metaphor and figurative language is a new title from Routledge’s Critical...

    Published November 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Intertextuality

    2nd Edition

    By Graham Allen

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Theories of intertextuality suggest that meaning in a text can only ever be understood in relation to other texts; no work stands alone but is interlinked with the tradition that came before it and the context in which it is produced. This idea of intertextuality is crucial to understanding...

    Published May 18th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Dialogue

    By Peter Womack

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Dialogue is a many-sided critical concept; at once an ancient philosophical genre, a formal component of fiction and drama, a model for the relationship of writer and reader, and a theoretical key to the nature of language. In all its forms, it questions ‘literature’, disturbing the singleness and...

    Published April 20th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Poetry as Discourse

    By Antony Easthope

    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 13th 2010 by Routledge

  9. Giorgio Agamben

    By Alex Murray

    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers

    Giorgio Agamben is one of the most important and controversial figures in contemporary continental philosophy and critical theory. His work covers a broad array of topics from biblical criticism to Guantanamo Bay and the ‘war on terror’. Alex Murray explains Agamben’s key ideas, including: an...

    Published April 13th 2010 by Routledge

  10. Cognitive Style and Perceptual Difference in Browning’s Poetry

    By Suzanne Bailey

    Series: Studies in Major Literary Authors

    Current work on speech pragmatics and visual thinking calls for a radical reassessment of the problem of obscurity or difficulty in Robert Browning’s work. In this innovative study, Bailey reinterprets Browning's life and work in the context of contemporary theories of language and attention,...

    Published December 22nd 2009 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Philosophy as a Literary Art: Making Things Up
    Edited by Costica Bradatan
    To Be Published September 4th 2014
  2. Mencius On The Mind V 5

    To Be Published November 1st 2014
  3. Dickens’ Novels as Poetry: Allegory and Literature of the City
    By Jeremy Tambling
    To Be Published November 24th 2014
  4. The Essential Ilan Stavans
    By Ilan Stavans
    To Be Published December 5th 2014
  5. Global Portuguese: Linguistic Ideologies in Late Modernity
    Edited by Luiz Paulo Moita-Lopes
    To Be Published December 18th 2014

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