Author: Kelly J Mays
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Literary Criticism
The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.
This bibliography - compiled to fill a gap in literary research relating to Munros work covers all of her fictional writing up to 2005 and includes annotations to interviews, Munros non fiction writings, and hundreds of critical books, theses, and articles. These descriptive annotations, coupled with a detailed subject index, display the broad range of subject approaches, assessments, and angles by which her complex, deep and multi-layered work has been scrutinized by academics, journalists, writers, and critics.
Author: Juliette Yaakov
Publisher: Hw Wilson Co
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Highly recommended reference works in all subject areas and non-fiction books for adults, plus information on electronic editions when available. More than 8,000 books in the main volume. More than 2,400 new titles in annual paperbound supplements. More than 2,000 analytic entries for items in collections and anthologies.
Author: Joad Raymond
Release Date: 2013-09-13
Examining new research, this excellent volume presents a series of case-studies exemplifying the new newspaper history. Using cross-cultural comparisons, Joad Raymond establishes an agenda for answering crucial questions central to the future histories of the political and literary culture of early-modern Britain: * What is the relationship between the circulation of news in Britain and communication networks elsewhere in Europe? * Was the British development of the media unique? * What are the specific rhetorical properties of news-communication in seventeeth-century Britain? * What was the relationship between commerce and politics? * How do local exchanges of news relate to national practices and institutions? Previously published as a special issue of the journal Media History, this book is compulsory reading for researchers and students of European history and media studies alike.
Author: Virginia Jackson
Publisher: JHU Press
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
The Lyric Theory Reader collects major essays on the modern idea of lyric, made available here for the first time in one place. Representing a wide range of perspectives in Anglo-American literary criticism from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the collection as a whole documents the diversity and energy of ongoing critical conversations about lyric poetry. Virginia Jackson and Yopie Prins frame these conversations with a general introduction, bibliographies for further reading, and introductions to each of the anthology’s ten sections: genre theory, historical models of lyric, New Criticism, structuralist and post-structuralist reading, Frankfurt School approaches, phenomenologies of lyric reading, avant-garde anti-lyricism, lyric and sexual difference, and comparative lyric. Designed for students, teachers, scholars, poets, and readers with a general interest in poetics, this book presents an intellectual history of the theory of lyric reading that has circulated both within and beyond the classroom, wherever poetry is taught, read, discussed, and debated today.
Medieval Women's Writing is a major new contribution to ourunderstanding of women's writing in England, 1100-1500. The mostcomprehensive account to date, it includes writings in Latin andFrench as well as English, and works for as well as by women. Mariede France, Clemence of Barking, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe,and the Paston women are discussed alongside the Old English livesof women saints, The Life of Christina of Markyate, the St AlbansPsalter, and the legends of women saints by Osbern Bokenham. Medieval Women's Writing addresses these keyquestions: Who were the first women authors in the English canon? What do we mean by women's writing in the Middle Ages? What do we mean by authorship? How can studying medieval writing contribute to ourunderstanding of women's literary history? Diane Watt argues that female patrons, audiences, readers, andeven subjects contributed to the production of texts and theirmeanings, whether written by men or women. Only an understanding oftextual production as collaborative enables us to grasp fullywomen's engagement with literary culture. This radical rethinkingof early womens literary history has major implications for allscholars working on medieval literature, on ideas of authorship,and on women's writing in later periods. The book will becomestandard reading for all students of these debates.
Author: Laura Cleaver
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-05-29
During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, texts about the recent and more distant past were produced in remarkable numbers in the lands controlled by the kings of England. This may be seen, in part, as a response to changing social and political circumstances in the wake of the Norman conquest of England in 1066. The names of many of the twelfth and thirteenth-century historians are well known, and they include Orderic Vitalis, William of Malmesbury, John of Worcester, Henry of Huntingdon, Gerald of Wales, and Matthew Paris. Yet the manuscripts in which these works survive are also evidence for the involvement of many other people in the production of history, as patrons, scribes, and artists. Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World focuses on history books of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to examine what they reveal about the creation, circulation, and reception of history in this period. In particular, this research concentrates on illuminated manuscripts. These volumes represent an additional investment of time, labour, and resources, and combinations of text and imagery shed light on engagements with the past as manuscripts were copied at specific times and places. Imagery could be used to reproduce the features of older sources, but it was also used to call attention to particular elements of a text, and to impose frameworks onto the past. As a result, Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World has the potential to change the way in which we see the medieval past and its historians.