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  • Gothic
    Gothic (English, Paperback) Fred Botting

    This enduringly popular book has become a classic in the expanding and increasingly popular field of Gothic Studies. This long awaited new edition contains a new chapter on ?Contemporary Gothic', an expanded section on American Gothic and more discussion of the gothic in women's film and writing throughout the book. It is also updated in relation to media and technology with further discussion of...

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  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities
    The Death and Life of Great American Cities (English, Paperback) Martin Fuller

    American author, journalist, and activist Jane Jacobs was born in 1916 in Scranton, Pennsylvania. She moved to New York City in 1934, where she became a journalist, writing for magazines including Architectural Forum and Fortune.

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  • Colonialism/Postcolonialism
    Colonialism/Postcolonialism (English, Paperback) Ania Loomba

    Colonialism/Postcolonialism is a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the historical, theoretical and political dimensions of colonial and postcolonial studies....

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  • Forms
    Forms (English, Paperback) Caroline Levine

    Forms offers a powerful new answer to one of the most pressing problems facing literary, critical, and cultural studies today?how to connect form to political, social, and historical context. Caroline Levine argues that forms organize not only works of art but also political life?and our attempts to know both art and politics. Inescapable and frequently troubling, forms shape every aspect of our...

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  • Metaphors We Live by
    Metaphors We Live by (English, Paperback) George Lakoff, Mark Johnson

    George Lakoff and Mark Johnson suggest that basic metaphors used in everyday speech not only affect the way we communicate ideas, but actually structure our perceptions and understandings from the beginning.

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  • The Seven Basic Plots
    The Seven Basic Plots (English, Paperback) Christopher Booker

    Examines the basis of story telling in literature, film, and libretto. This book provides an answer to the riddle of whether there are only a small number of 'basic stories' in the world. Using many examples, it shows that there are seven archetypal themes.The author then leads us through the changes in the nature of storytelling.

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  • New Materialisms
    New Materialisms (English, Paperback) Diana H. Coole

    Leading cultural and political theorists argue that any account of experience, agency, and political action demands attention to the urgent issues of our own material existence and environment.

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  • The Social Construction of What?
    The Social Construction of What? (English, Paperback) Ian Hacking

    Often lost in the debate over the validity of social construction is the question of what is being constructed. Ian Hacking looks at the issue of child abuse, and examines the ways in which advanced research on new weapons influences not the content but the form of science.

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  • How Novels Work
    How Novels Work (English, Paperback) John Mullan

    This book draws on the author's column in The Guardian, 'Elements of Fiction'. Using examples from well-known recent novels, it examines the techniques by which fiction works. It will widen the vocabulary of anyone interested in contemporary fiction, not least by showing where it has elements in common with classic novels of the past.

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  • Of Grammatology
    Of Grammatology (English, Paperback) Jacques Derrida

    One of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works, Of Grammatology is made even more accessible and usable by this new release.

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  • Badiou and His Interlocutors
    Badiou and His Interlocutors (English, Paperback) Alain Badiou

    This is a unique collection presenting work by Alain Badiou and commentaries on his philosophical theories. It includes three lectures by Badiou, on contemporary politics, the infinite, cinema and theatre and two extensive interviews with Badiou ? one concerning the state of the contemporary situation and one wide ranging interview on all facets of his work and engagements. It also includes six...

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  • Beginning Theory
    Beginning Theory (English, Paperback) Peter Barry

    Beginning theory has been helping students navigate through the thickets of literary and cultural theory for over two decades. This new and expanded fourth edition continues to offer students and readers the best one-volume introduction to the field....

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  • The New Jim Crow
    The New Jim Crow (English, Paperback) Ryan Moore

    The United States has the world's largest prison population, with more than two million behind bars. Alexander says this is mainly due to America's 'war on drugs,' launched in 1982. In The New Jim Crow, she explains how this government initiative has led to America's black citizens being imprisoned on a colossal scale.

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  • Culture
    Culture (English, Hardback) Terry Eagleton

    One of our most brilliant minds offers a sweeping intellectual history that argues for the reclamation of culture's value

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  • Poetics
    Poetics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    Suitable for all students of Greek theatre and literature, this book examines the dramatic elements of plot, character, language and spectacle that combine to produce pity and fear in the audience, and asks why we derive pleasure from this apparently painful process.

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  • Dust
    Dust (English, Paperback) Michael Marder

    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things....

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  • The Sacred Wood
    The Sacred Wood (English, Paperback) T. S. Eliot

    This gave my essays a kind of urgency, the warmth of appeal of the advocate, which my later, more detached and I hope more judicial essays cannot claim.' This urgency is still apparent more than eighty years after the essays first appeared.

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  • The Routledge Queer Studies Reader
    The Routledge Queer Studies Reader (English, Paperback) Donald E. Hall

    The Routledge Queer Studies Reader provides a comprehensive resource for students and scholars working in this vibrant and interdisciplinary field....

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  • The Dialogic Imagination
    The Dialogic Imagination (English, Paperback) M. M. Bakhtin

    Contains essays that reveal Mikhail Bakhtin (1895-1975) - known in the West largely through his studies of Rabelais and Dostoevsky - as a philosopher of language, a cultural historian, and a major theoretician of the novel. This work features four selections from "Voprosy literatury i estetiki", published in Moscow in 1975.

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  • Weatherland
    Weatherland (Paperback) Alexandra Harris

    An account English weather, which is at the very heart of English life and culture, as it is experienced physically, emotionally and spiritually. It catches the distinct voices of compelling individuals: 'Bloody cold', says Jonathan Swift in the 'slobbery' January of 1713; Percy Shelley wants to become a cloud and John Ruskin wants to bottle one.

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