Books in category Literary Criticism – Semiotics & Theory

  • Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism

    Vladimir Nabokov and the Poetics of Liberalism
    Dana Dragunoiu

    Through a close examination of Nabokov's father's political, moral, and aesthetic values and, more generally, Russian liberalism as it existed in the first few decades of the 20th century, the author provides persuasive answers to many long …

  • Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks

    Combat Trauma and the Ancient Greeks
    P. Meineck, D. Konstan

    This ground-breaking book applies trauma studies to the drama and literature of the ancient Greeks.

  • Art in Education

    Art in Education
    D. Atkinson

    This book draws upon important developments in contemporary philosophy and the social sciences, particularly semiotics, hermeneutics, post-structuralism and psychoanalysis, which focus on the centrality of language, discourse and power in …

  • Comparative Criticism Volume 17 Walter Pater and the Culture of the Fin de Sià cle

    Comparative Criticism: Volume 17, Walter Pater and the Culture of the Fin-de-Siècle
    E. S. Shaffer

    Addresses literary theory and criticism, comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and interdisciplinary perspectives.

  • Northrop Frye

    Northrop Frye
    Jean O’Grady, Ning Wang

    Drawn from papers given at an international symposium on Northrop Frye in Hoh-Hot, Inner Mongolia, this volume offers insights intoFrye's theoretical approaches and the new context provided by cross-cultural questions.

  • Literary Intention Literary Interpretations and Readers

    Literary Intention, Literary Interpretations, and Readers
    John Maynard

    Probing the entire range of issues connected with this many-faceted and knotty concept, this book engages with interpretation on both theoretical and practical levels.

  • Futures

    Richard Rand, Jacques Derrida

    Speculative in every sense, these essays are marked by a common concern for the act of reading as it is practiced in the work of Jacques Derrida.

  • Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century

    Kenneth Burke and the 21st Century
    Bernard L. Brock

    This volume, edited by an influential Burkean scholar, addresses the question: Who was Burke and how can his work be helpful to those who must face new problems and challenges?

  • Narrating Postmodern Time and Space

    Narrating Postmodern Time and Space
    Joseph Francese

    Although Morrison, Doctorow, and Tabucchi vary in their stylisitic responses to these changes, their narratives propose a collective recovery of the past into a future-oriented present and serve as examples of how literature can intervene …

  • Interference Patterns

    Interference Patterns
    Jon Adams

    The story of twentieth-century literary criticism can be told as a story about methodological anxieties: anxieties fostered by the success of the sciences and enacted by critics who have tried to set the study of literary texts on a more …

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