The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms

Author: Chris Baldick
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198715443
Release Date: 2015-04-29
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contains a fully updated A-Z guide to over 1,200 definitions of terms from the fields of literary theory and criticism, rhetoric, versification and drama. Recommendations for further reading are included.

A Dictionary of Critical Theory

Author: Ian Buchanan
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780192514219
Release Date: 2018-02-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

Containing over 750 in-depth entries, this is the most wide-ranging and up-to-date dictionary of critical theory available. This authoritative guide covers the whole range of critical theory, including the Frankfurt school, cultural materialism, cultural studies, gender studies, film studies, literary theory, hermeneutics, historical materialism, and socio-political critical theory. Entries clearly explain complex theoretical discourses such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism, deconstruction, and postmodernism. There are biographies of hundreds of important figures in the field, with feature entries for those who have heavily influenced areas of the discipline, such as Derrida and Deleuze. This new edition of the dictionary has been updated to extend coverage of diaspora, race and postcolonial theory, including key authors such as C. L. R. James and Paul Gilroy, and of queer and sexuality studies, including notable figures such as Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick. Fully revised to keep up to date with this diverse field, this new edition expands the coverage to include entries such as hyperobject and transgender. Entries are fully cross-referenced and many contain further reading suggestions. Covering all aspects of critical theory from globalization and race studies, to queer theory and feminism, this multidisciplinary A-Z is essential for students in the humanities and social sciences.

A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285974514
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Education

First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Routledge Dictionary of Literary Terms

Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0415340179
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Literary Criticism

Examines the significance and history of a wide range of terms and phrases related to the analysis of literature.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Author: P. H. Matthews
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199675128
Release Date: 2014-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This authoritative dictionary provides coverage across the field of linguistics, both the theoretical and the practical. In over 3,250 entries it clearly defines terms relating to phonetics, grammar, semantics, languages (spoken and written), dialects, and sociolinguistics.

Oxford Dictionary of Modern Slang

Author: John Ayto
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199232055
Release Date: 2010-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offering coverage of over 6,000 slang words and expressions from the Cockney 'abaht' to the American term 'zowie', this is the most authoritative dictionary of slang from the 20th and 21st centuries.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Margaret Drabble
Publisher:
ISBN: 7560046940
Release Date: 2000
Genre: American literature

本书是《牛津英国文学指南》的最新版本。引进后作为“英美文学文库”的一册。对具有历史的及现代的重要意义的作家、作品、组织等均有简明介绍外,还收入了二十世纪新派文人.

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar

Author: Bas Aarts
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191079009
Release Date: 2014-01-16
Genre: Reference

The Oxford Dictionary of English Grammar is a straightforward and accessible A-Z guide to the diverse and often complex terminology of English grammar. It contains over 1,600 entries with clear and concise definitions, enhanced by numerous example sentences, as well as relevant quotations from the scholarly literature of the field.This second edition is written and edited by Professor Bas Aarts of University College London, writer of the acclaimed Oxford Modern English Grammar. It has been fully revised and updated, with particular attention paid to refreshing the example sentences included within the text. There are over 150 new entries that cover current terminology which has arisen since the publication of the first edition, and there are also new entries on the most important English grammars published sincethe start of the 20th century. Hundreds of new cross-references enhance the user-friendly nature of the text, and the list of works cited has been thoroughly updated to reflect the current state of the field. A short appendix of web links has been added.All in all, this Dictionary is an invaluable guide to English grammar for all students and teachers of the subject, as well as all those with an informed interest in the English language.

Literary Terms

Author: Steven M. Berner
Publisher: Quickstudy
ISBN: 1572225882
Release Date: 2001-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

This 4-page guide is arranged alphabetically and contains hundreds of useful, up-to-date definitions and terms covering the styles and techniques writers use to transmit their ideas.

A Dictionary of Business and Management

Author: Jonathan Law
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199684984
Release Date: 2016-02-18
Genre: Business & Economics

This wide-ranging and authoritative dictionary contains over 7,100 entries covering all areas of business and management, including marketing, organizational behaviour, business strategy, law, and taxation. In its sixth edition, it features the very latest developments, such as those relating to information technology (including mobile technology), and the financial crisis and the subsequent sovereign debt crisis. Entries have been updated to refer to recent events and news in the field, for example the LIBOR scandal. Over 100 new entries have been added including bitcoin, Cog's Ladder, mobile commerce, Six Sigma, social media, theory of institutional deficiencies, and zero-hours contract. Furthermore, there is expanded coverage of areas such as financial regulation and corporate social responsibility, with a number of new entries offering insight into these topics, including aw-shucks defence and Financial Conduct Authority. The new edition of this established bestselling dictionary elucidates modern financial and management jargon, defining entries in a clear, concise, and accessible manner. With recommended web links for many entries, accessible and kept up to date via the Dictionary of Business and Management companion website, this edition is more informative than ever. This A--Z reference work is essential for business students, teachers and professionals, and useful for anyone needing a guide to business terminology.

A Dictionary of Biology

Author: Elizabeth Martin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198714378
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Reference

Fully revised and updated for the seventh edition, this market-leading dictionary is the perfect guide for anyone studying biology, either at school or university. With more than 5,500 clear and concise entries, it provides comprehensive coverage of biology, biophysics, and biochemistry. Over 250 new entries include terms such as Broca's area, comparative genomic hybridization, mirror neuron, and Pandoravirus. Appendices include classifications of the animal and plant kingdoms, the geological time scale, major mass extinctions of species, model organisms and their genomes, Nobel prizewinners, and a new appendix on evolution. Entry-level web links to online resources can be accessed via a companion website.

Oxford Dictionary of Reference and Allusion

Author: Andrew Delahunty
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199567461
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Previous ed.: Oxford dictionary of Allusions, 2nd ed., 2005.

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Author: Ian Chilvers
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198604777
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Art

Alphabetical entries list key names, places, and styles in Western art from ancient Greece to the present day.