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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Performativity

    By James Loxley

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Do our writings and our utterances reflect or describe our world, or do they intervene in it? Do they, perhaps, help to make it? If so, how? Within what limits, and with what implications? Contemporary theorists have considered the ways in which the languages we speak might be ‘performative’ in...

    Published November 16th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Dictionary of Oriental Literatures

    The Dictionary of Oriental Literatures fills a long-felt gap in Western literature by presenting a concise summary, in three volumes and about 2000 articles, of the literatures of Asia and North Africa. The first volume describes the Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, Korean and Mongolian literatures; the...

    Published August 14th 2006 by Routledge

  7. 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 28th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Peculiar Language

    2nd Edition

    By Derek Attridge

    First published in 1988, Peculiar Language is now established as one of the most important discussions of the language of literature. This thought-provoking book challenges traditional notions of literary criticism, arguing that all attempts by writers, critics and literary theorists to define the...

    Published May 26th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Structuralism and Semiotics

    2nd Edition

    By Terence Hawkes

    Series: New Accents

    Published in 1977 as the first volume in the New Accents series, Structuralism and Semiotics made crucial debates in critical theory accessible to those with no prior knowledge of the field. Since then a generation of readers has used the book as an entry not only into structuralism and semiotics,...

    Published July 16th 2003 by Routledge

  10. Cognitive Poetics in Practice

    Edited by Joanna Gavins, Gerard Steen

    Cognitive Poetics is a new way of thinking about literature, involving the application of cognitive linguistics and psychology to literary texts. This student-friendly book provides a set of case studies to help students understand the theory and master the practice of cognitive poetics in...

    Published February 26th 2003 by Routledge