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  1. 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

  2. Multimodality, Cognition, and Experimental Literature

    By Alison Gibbons

    Series: Routledge Studies in Multimodality

    Since the turn of the millennium, there has seen an increase in the inclusion of typography, graphics and illustration in fiction. This book engages with visual and multimodal devices in twenty-first century literature, exploring canonical authors like Mark Z. Danielewski and Jonathan Safran Foer...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Doing English

    3rd Edition

    By Robert Eaglestone

    Series: Doing... Series

    'Exactly what students need.' – Times Education Supplement ‘Excellent […] Thought-provoking and accessible.' – The English and Media Magazine 'Doing English does English proud ... This is essential reading for students intending to study English to degree level – and for all those...

    Published June 21st 2009 by Routledge

  9. Caliban's Voice

    The Transformation of English in Post-Colonial Literatures

    By Bill Ashcroft

    In Shakespeare’s Tempest, Caliban says to Miranda and Prospero: "...you taught me language, and my profit on’t Is, I know how to curse. " With this statement, he gives voice to an issue that lies at the centre of...

    Published December 4th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Rhetoric

    By Jennifer Richards

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Rhetoric has shaped our understanding of the nature of language and the purpose of literature for over two millennia. It is of crucial importance in understanding the development of literary history as well as elements of philosophy, politics and culture. The nature and practise of rhetoric was...

    Published August 28th 2007 by Routledge