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  1. Heidegger, Authenticity and the Self

    Themes From Division Two of Being and Time

    Edited by Denis McManus

    Though Heidegger’s Being and Time is often cited as one of the most important philosophical works of the last hundred years, its Division Two has received relatively little attention. This outstanding collection corrects that, examining some of the central themes of Division Two and their...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Dramatic Monologue (Routledge Revivals)

    By Alan Sinfield

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1977, this book looks at the versatile literary form of dramatic monologue. Although it is often associated with Browning and other poets writing between 1830 and 1930, the concept has been employed by diverse poets of multiple periods such as Ovid, Chaucer, Donne, Blake,...

    Published September 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Genre

    2nd Edition

    By John Frow

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    This second edition of John Frow’s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres...

    Published September 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Merry Wives of Windsor

    New Critical Essays

    Edited by Evelyn Gajowski, Phyllis Rackin

    Series: Shakespeare Criticism

    The Merry Wives of Windsor is a much neglected comedy by Shakespeare. Initially popular, it was subsequently dismissed and marginalised as one of his weakest plays. However, recent developments in feminist, ecocritical and new historicist criticism have led to a revival of interest, and this...

    Published September 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Poetics and Politics of Diaspora

    Transatlantic Musings

    By Jerome C. Branche

    Series: Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora

    This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, and efforts at...

    Published September 8th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Voice Terminal Echo (Routledge Revivals)

    Postmodernism and English Renaissance Texts

    By Jonathan Goldberg

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1986, this title examines a set of English Renaissance texts by Shakespeare, Spenser, Herbert, Marvell and Milton, within the theoretic framework of postmodern thought. Following an opening chapter that argues for the value of this conjunction as a way of understanding literary...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  7. Discourse in Psychoanalysis and Literature (Routledge Revivals)

    By Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The essays in this collection, first published in 1987, represent a collective attempt to listen with the third ear to the underhand ways the unspoken has of speaking, and to speak of these ways. By focusing on ‘discourse’ the volume is distinguished from traditional literature by its emphasis on...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  8. Bodies and Machines (Routledge Revivals)

    By Mark Seltzer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Bodies and Machines is a striking and persuasive examination of the body-machine complex and its effects on the modern American cultural imagination. Bodies and Machines, first published in 1992, explores the links between techniques of representation and social and scientific technologies of power...

    Published August 31st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Literary Criticism and Theory

    From Plato to Postcolonialism

    By Pelagia Goulimari

    This incredibly useful volume offers an introduction to the history of literary criticism and theory from ancient Greece to the present. Grounded in the close reading of landmark theoretical texts, while seeking to encourage the reader's critical response, Pelagia Goulimari examines: major...

    Published August 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Theorizing Modernisms

    Essays in Critical Theory

    Edited by Steve Giles

    At a time when postmodernism seems to have achieved a dominant position in cultural and critical theory, the contributors to this volume present a much needed corrective to the misleading images of modernism which have dominated recent debate. Theorizing Modernisms includes an account of European...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge