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  1. 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 17th 2006 by Routledge

  2. 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 15th 2006 by Routledge

  3. 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

  4. 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 27th 2004 by Routledge

  5. 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 17th 2003 by Routledge

  6. 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 27th 2003 by Routledge

  7. The Language of Literature

    By Adrian Beard

    Series: Routledge A Level English Guides

    Routledge A Level English Guides equip AS and A2 Level students with the skills they need to explore, evaluate, and enjoy English.Books in the series are built around the various skills specified in the assessment objectives (AOs) for all AS and A2 Level English courses. Focusing on the AOs most...

    Published January 16th 2003 by Routledge

  8. The Language of Fiction

    Essays in Criticism and Verbal Analysis of the English Novel, 2nd Edition

    By David Lodge

    Series: Routledge Classics

    Language of Fiction was the first book of criticism by the renowned novelist and critic David Lodge. His uniquely informed perspective - he was already the author of three successful novels at the time of its first publication in 1966 - and lucid exposition meant that the work proved a landmark of...

    Published September 12th 2002 by Routledge

  9. Language Alone

    The Critical Fetish of Modernity

    By Geoffrey Galt Harpham

    How did the concept of language come to dominate modern intellectual history? In Language Alone, Geoffrey Galt Harpham provides at once the most comprehensive survey and most telling critique of the pervasive role of language in modern thought. He shows how thinkers in such diverse fields as...

    Published September 6th 2002 by Routledge

  10. Doing English

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Eaglestone

    Series: Doing... Series

    Aimed at students in the final year of secondary education or beginning degrees, this readable book provides the ideal introduction to studying English literature. Doing English: explains what 'doing English' really means introduces current ideas about literature, contexts and interpretations...

    Published August 29th 2002 by Routledge