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The Romantic Period: The Intellectual & Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830

The Romantic Period: The Intellectual & Cultural Context of English Literature 1789-1830

1st Edition

Robin Jarvis
April 15, 2004

The Romantic Period was one of the most exciting periods in English literary history. This book provides a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the intellectual and cultural background to Romantic literature. It is accessibly written and avoids theoretical jargon, providing a solid foundation...

American Literature Before 1880

American Literature Before 1880

1st Edition

Robert Lawson-Peebles
November 13, 2003

American Literature Before 1880 attempts to place its subject in the broadest possible international perspective. It begins with Homer looking westward, and ends with Henry James crossing the Atlantic eastwards. In between, the book examines the projection of images of the East onto an as-yet...

English Drama Since 1940

English Drama Since 1940

1st Edition

David Ian Rabey
January 23, 2003

English Drama Since 1940 considers the bids of successive post-war dramatists to find language and images of remorseless disclosure, appropriate to the public manifestation of sensed crisis and the interrogation of the ideal of renewal.  This book introduces the period and its...

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century, 1700-1789

1st Edition

David Fairer
December 10, 2002

In recent years the canon of eighteenth-century poetry has greatly expanded to include women poets, labouring-class and provincial poets, and many previously unheard voices. Fairer’s book takes up the challenge this ought to pose to our traditional understanding of the subject. This book seeks to...

Irish Literature Since 1800

Irish Literature Since 1800

1st Edition

Norman Vance
December 05, 2002

This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed. It begins...

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

English Literature in the Age of Chaucer

1st Edition

Dieter Mehl
August 13, 2001

 Written in an engaging and accessible manner, English Literature in the Age of Chaucer serves as both a lucid introduction to Middle English literature for those coming fresh to the study of earlier English writing, and as a stimulating examination of the themes, traditions and the literary...

African Literatures in English: East and West

African Literatures in English: East and West

1st Edition

Gareth Griffiths
May 19, 2000

Here is an introduction to the history of English writing from East and West Africa drawing on a range of texts from the slave diaspora to the post-war upsurge in African English language and literature from these regions....

English Drama Before Shakespeare

English Drama Before Shakespeare

1st Edition

Peter Happe
February 25, 1999

English Drama before Shakespeare surveys the range of dramatic activity in English up to 1590. The book challenges the traditional divisions between Medieval and Renaissance literature by showing that there was much continuity throughout this period, in spite of many innovations. The range of...

Caribbean Literature in English

Caribbean Literature in English

1st Edition

Louis James
February 11, 1999

Caribbean Literature in English places its subject in its precise regional context. The `Caribbean', generally considered as one area, is highly discrete in its topography, race and languages, including mainland Guyana, the Atlantic island of Barbados, the Lesser Antilles, Trinidad, and Jamaica,...

English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

1st Edition

Hilary Fraser, Daniel Brown
April 24, 1997

Hilary Fraser provides a comprehensive and thorough survey of English prose in the nineteenth century which draws from a wide variety of fields including art, literary theory and criticisim, biography, letters, journals, sermons, and travel reportage. Through these works the cultural, social,...

Scottish Literature Since 1707

Scottish Literature Since 1707

1st Edition

Marshall Walker
February 19, 1997

Marshall Walker's lively and readable account of the highs and lows of Scottish literature from this important date to the present addresses the important themes of democracy, power and nationhood. Disposing of stereotypical ideas about Scotland and the Scots, this fresh approach to Scottish...

Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present

Criticism and Literary Theory 1890 to the Present

1st Edition

Chris Baldick
March 13, 1996

Presents a coherent and accessible historical account of the major phases of British and American Twentieth-century criticism, from 'decadent' aestheticism to feminist, decontsructonist and post-colonial theories. Special attention is given to new perspectives on Shakesperean criticism, theories of...

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