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Theory After 'Theory'
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|April 29, 2011

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This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory's new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes…
The Work of Literature
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|September 23, 2017

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What is distinctive about the cultural practice called "literature"? How does it benefit individuals and society? How do literary works retain their importance and their capacity to give pleasure over decades and centuries? What constitutes responsible criticism?…
James Joyce's Ulysses: A Casebook
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|February 26, 2004

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James Joyce's Ulysses is probably the most famous-or notorious-novel published in the twentieth century. Its length and difficulty mean that readers often turn to critical studies to help them in getting the most out of it. But the vast quantity of secondary…
Acts of Literature
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|November 22, 1991

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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Critical Rhythm: The Poetics of a Literary Life Form
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|January 8, 2019

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This book shows how rhythm constitutes an untapped resource for understanding poetry. Intervening in recent debates over formalism, historicism, and poetics, the authors show how rhythm is at once a defamiliarizing aesthetic force and an unstable concept.…
Zoë Wicomb & the Translocal: Writing Scotland & South Africa
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|September 25, 2017

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This is the first book on the fiction of Zoë Wicomb, a writer long at the forefront of the South African canon and whose international stature was firmly secured with the award of an inaugural Windham Campbell prize at Yale in 2013. It brings together…
Theory After 'Theory'
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|May 3, 2011

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This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory's new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes…
Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy, 1970-1995

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During the final years of the apartheid era and the subsequent transition to democracy, South African literary writing caught the world's attention as never before. Writing South Africa offers a window on the literary activity of this extraordinary period,…
Poetic Rhythm: An Introduction
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|January 26, 1996

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This is the first introduction to rhythm and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of the spoken word, nursery rhymes, song and rap. Poetic Rhythm builds on this knowledge and experience, moving from basic…
Joyce, Race, And Empire
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|May 26, 1995

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In this first full-length study of race and colonialism in the works of James Joyce, Vincent J. Cheng argues that Joyce wrote insistently from the perspective of a colonial subject of an oppressive empire, and demonstrates how Joyce's texts constitute a…
The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers

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Was the experience of poetry - or a cultural practice we now call poetry - continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did…
The Experience of Poetry: From Homer's Listeners to Shakespeare's Readers
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|January 28, 2019

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Was the experience of poetry—or a cultural practice we now call poetry—continuously available across the two-and-a-half millennia from the composition of the Homeric epics to the publication of Ben Jonson's Works and the death of Shakespeare in 1616? How did the…
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