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A.S. ByattCritical Storytelling

A.S. Byatt: Critical Storytelling

Alexa Alfer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719066528
eISBN:
9781781701751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719066528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This comprehensive study of A. S. Byatt's work spans virtually her entire career and offers readings of all of her works of fiction up to and including her Man-Booker-shortlisted novel The Children's ... More

The Absurd in Literature

The Absurd in Literature

Neil Cornwell

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074097
eISBN:
9781781700969
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book offers a comprehensive account of the absurd in prose fiction. As well as providing a basis for courses on absurdist literature (whether in fiction or in drama), it offers a broadly based ... More

Acceptable WordsEssays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Acceptable Words: Essays on the Poetry of Geoffrey Hill

Jeffrey Wainwright

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067549
eISBN:
9781781703359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067549.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry ‘recognises that words fail us’. This book explores his struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. It seeks to show how all Hill's ... More

Aesthetics of contingencyWriting, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Aesthetics of contingency: Writing, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Matthew C. Augustine

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100764
eISBN:
9781526138651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100764.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Aesthetics of contingency provides an important reconsideration of seventeenth-century literature in light of new understandings of the English past. Emphasising the contingency of the political in ... More

Affective medievalismLove, abjection and discontent

Affective medievalism: Love, abjection and discontent

Thomas Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526126863
eISBN:
9781526142009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526126863.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book destabilises the customary disciplinary and epistemological oppositions between medieval studies and modern medievalism. It argues that the twinned concepts of “the medieval” and ... More

After '89Polish Theatre and the Political

After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After ... More

Alan HollinghurstWriting Under the Influence

Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing through the concept of influence, this collection considers the entire breadth of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning writing. It addresses critical issues threaded through the work of ... More

American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55The politics of enchantment

American literature and Irish culture, 1910-55: The politics of enchantment

Tara Stubbs

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719084331
eISBN:
9781781705841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084331.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

American literature and Irish culture, 1910-1955: the politics of enchantment discusses how and why American modernist writers turned to Ireland at various stages during their careers. By placing ... More

Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh

Anshuman A. Mondal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070044
eISBN:
9781781701102
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070044.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a critical introduction to the fictional and non-fictional writings of one of the most celebrated and significant literary voices to have emerged from India in recent decades. Encompassing ... More

The Arts of Angela CarterA Cabinet of Curiosities

The Arts of Angela Carter: A Cabinet of Curiosities

Marie Mulvey-Roberts (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526136770
eISBN:
9781526146748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136787
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book aims to give new insights into the multifarious worlds of Angela Carter and to re-assess her impact and importance for the twenty-first century. It brings together leading Carter scholars ... More

As You Like It

As You Like It

Robert Shaughnessy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This book examines the modern performance history of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved and most enduring comedies, and one that has given opportunities for generations of theatre-makers and ... More

Aspects of knowledgePreserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Aspects of knowledge: Preserving and reinventing traditions of learning in the Middle Ages

Marilina Cesario and Hugh Magennis (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780719097843
eISBN:
9781526135896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097843.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This edited collection explores how knowledge was preserved and reinvented in the Middle Ages. Unlike previous publications, which are predominantly focused either on a specific historical period or ... More

Bad EnglishLiterature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Rachael Gilmour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At a time when monolingualist claims for the importance of ‘speaking English’ to the national order continue louder than ever, even as language diversity is increasingly part of contemporary British ... More

Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Ballads and songs of Peterloo

Alison Morgan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781784993122
eISBN:
9781526138668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784993122.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is the first edited collection of poems and songs written in the immediate aftermath of the Peterloo Massacre in 1819. Of the seventy or so poems included in the anthology, many were ... More

Barry HinesKes, Threads and Beyond

Barry Hines: Kes, Threads and Beyond

David Forrest and Sue Vice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784992620
eISBN:
9781526132208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992620.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyses all of Barry Hines’s written works, including fiction, screenplays for film and television and scripts for the theatre. We draw on Barry Hines’s archive, in which appear several ... More

Beat Sound, Beat VisionThe Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Beat Sound, Beat Vision: The Beat Spirit and Popular Song

Laurence Coupe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071126
eISBN:
9781781702079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071126.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision that influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat ... More

Beckett on ScreenThe Television Plays

Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Jonathan Bignell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study analyses Samuel Beckett's television plays in relation to the history and theory of television, arguing that they are in dialogue with innovative television traditions connected to ... More

Beckett’s DantesIntertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Beckett’s Dantes: Intertextuality in the Fiction and Criticism

Daniela Caselli

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719071560
eISBN:
9781781701973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719071560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This is a study on the literary relation between Beckett and Dante. It is a reading of Samuel Beckett and Dante's works and a critical engagement with contemporary theories of intertextuality. The ... More

British Asian FictionTwenty-first Century Voices

British Asian Fiction: Twenty-first Century Voices

Sara Upstone

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719078323
eISBN:
9781781703229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719078323.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This text focuses solely on the writing of British writers of South Asian descent born or raised in Britain. Exploring the unique contribution of these writers, it positions their work within debates ... More

British Rural Landscapes on Film

British Rural Landscapes on Film

Paul Newland (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

British Rural Landscapes on Film offers wide-ranging critical insights into ways in which rural areas in Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era, through both world wars, and on ... More

The Burley Manuscript

The Burley Manuscript

Peter Redford (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781526104489
eISBN:
9781526121127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526104489.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Burley manuscript is a miscellany compiled by William Parkhurst in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century, unique in its size – over six hundred items inscribed on nearly four hundred ... More

Byron and Italy

Byron and Italy

Alan Rawes and Diego Saglia (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Byron’s connection with Italy is one of the most familiar facts about British Romanticism. A considerable portion of his legend is linked to his many pronouncements about the country (where he lived ... More

Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'AguiarRepresentations of Slavery

Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar: Representations of Slavery

Abigail Ward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082757
eISBN:
9781781703250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Slavery is a recurring subject in works by the contemporary British writers Caryl Phillips, David Dabydeen and Fred D'Aguiar, yet their return to this past arises from an urgent need to understand ... More

Castles and ColonistsAn Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Castles and Colonists: An Archaeology of Elizabethan Ireland

Eric Klingelhofer

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719082467
eISBN:
9781781702505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719082467.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book examines life in the leading province of Elizabeth I's nascent empire. It shows how an Ireland of colonising English farmers and displaced Irish ‘savages’ were ruled by an imported ... More

Charlotte BrontëLegacies and Afterlives

Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Amber K. Regis and Deborah Wynne (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and afterlives examines the persistent fascination and creative engagement with Charlotte Brontë’s life and work in the context of the bicentenary of her birth. The essays ... More

Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe

Jago Morrison

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chinua Achebe has long been regarded as Africa's foremost writer. In this major new study, Jago Morrison offers a comprehensive reassessment of his work as an author, broadcaster, editor and ... More

The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

The church as sacred space in Middle English literature and culture

Laura Varnam

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784994174
eISBN:
9781526132420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994174.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The church as sacred space places the reader at the heart of medieval religious life, standing inside the church with the medieval laity in order to ask what the church meant to them and why. It ... More

Conrad's MarlowNarrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Paul Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides a rigorous investigation of one of the more intriguing characters in English literature, looking at how the character is constructed and is then read against the main literary ... More

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry, and Melissa Raine (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526129154
eISBN:
9781526141996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526129154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

For 700 years, Geoffrey Chaucer has spoken to scholars and amateurs alike. How does his work speak to us in the twenty-first century? This volume provides a unique vantage point for responding to ... More

ConversionsGender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Conversions: Gender and Religious Change in Early Modern Europe

Simon Ditchfield and Helen Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099151
eISBN:
9781526121059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Under the combined effects of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations within and pressure from the Ottoman Empire without, early modern Europe became a site in which an unprecedented number of ... More

Counterfactual Romanticism

Counterfactual Romanticism

Damian Walford Davies (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781784991418
eISBN:
9781526150370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526107077
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Introducing contingency and that which did not happen as necessary and revealing conditions both of Romanticism itself and of our critical relationship with it, Counterfactual Romanticism explores ... More

Creating characterTheories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Creating character: Theories of nature and nurture in Victorian sensation fiction

Helena Ifill

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781784995133
eISBN:
9781526136275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784995133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the range of ways in which the two leading sensation authors of the 1860s, Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Wilkie Collins, engaged with nineteenth-century ideas about how the ... More

Dangerous bodiesHistoricising the gothic corporeal

Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The body is a potential marker of monstrosity, identifying those who do not fit into the body politic. Irregularity and the grotesque have been associated with Gothic architecture and are also ... More

David Malouf

David Malouf

Don Randall

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study situates Malouf within the field of contemporary international and postcolonial writing, but without losing sight of the author's affiliation with Australian contexts. It presents an ... More

Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècleNeurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Degeneration, decadence and disease in the Russian fin de siècle: Neurasthenia in the life and work of Leonid Andreev

Frederick H. White

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719091643
eISBN:
9781781707449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091643.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Russia was experiencing a decadent period of cultural degeneration. Simultaneous with this artistic response, science was developing ways to identify ... More

Dickens and race

Dickens and race

Dr. Laura Peters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719064265
eISBN:
9781781705728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dickens’s enthralment with places he has never been, ie., places of the imagination, remains undiminished throughout his life. Significantly, these places he has never been are peopled with people ... More

Disclosed PoeticsBeyond Landscape and Lyricism

Disclosed Poetics: Beyond Landscape and Lyricism

John Kinsella

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719075582
eISBN:
9781781701034
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719075582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book explores the author's contemporary poetics and pedagogy as it emerges from his reflections on his own writing and teaching, and on the work of other poets, particularly contemporary writers ... More

Discovering GilgameshGeology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780719090516
eISBN:
9781781706466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090516.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1872, a young archaeologist at the British Museum made a tremendous discovery. While he was working his way through a Mesopotamian ‘slush pile’, George Smith, a self-taught expert in ancient ... More

Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern EnglandThe Material Life of the Household

Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England: The Material Life of the Household

Catherine Richardson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065446
eISBN:
9781781701164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065446.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

In a theatre that self-consciously cultivated its audiences' imagination, how and what did playgoers ‘see’ on the stage? This book reconstructs one aspect of that imaginative process, considering a ... More

Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing

Susan Watkins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074813
eISBN:
9781781703274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074813.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This study examines the writing career of the respected and prolific novelist Doris Lessing, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2007 and who has recently published what she has ... More

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Andrew Tate

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074882
eISBN:
9781781701201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book is a full-length study of Douglas Coupland, one of the twenty-first century's most innovative and influential novelists. It explores the prolific first decade-and-a-half of his career, from ... More

Ekphrastic encountersNew interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Ekphrastic encounters: New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

David Kennedy and Richard Meek (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526125798
eISBN:
9781526141965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526125798.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. In the past twenty five years numerous books and articles have appeared covering different aspects ... More

Elizabeth Gaskell

Elizabeth Gaskell

Patsy Stoneman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074479
eISBN:
9781781701188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This study portrays Elizabeth Gaskell as an important social analyst who deliberately challenged the Victorian disjunction between public and private ethical values, maintaining a steady resistance ... More

The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

James Doelman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While among the most common of Renaissance genres, the epigram has been largely neglected by scholars and critics: James Doelman’s The Epigram in England: 1590-1640 is the first major study on the ... More

The existential drinker

The existential drinker

Steven Earnshaw

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780719099618
eISBN:
9781526141934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099618.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies – who is responsible when a ‘free’ individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have ... More

Extending EcocriticismCrisis, Collaboration and Challenges in the Environmental Humanities

Extending Ecocriticism: Crisis, Collaboration and Challenges in the Environmental Humanities

Peter Barry and William Welstead (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781784994396
eISBN:
9781526132260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This volume of essays explores the scope for a further extension of ecocriticism across the environmental humanities. Contributors, who include both established academics and early-career ... More

A familiar compound ghostAllusion and the Uncanny

A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Sarah Annes Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious ... More

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, ... More

Five Irish WomenThe Second Republic, 1960-2016

Five Irish Women: The Second Republic, 1960-2016

Emer Nolan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526136749
eISBN:
9781526150363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526136756
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is comprised of five interlinked portraits of exceptional Irish women from various fields – literature, journalism, music, politics – who have achieved outstanding reputations since the ... More

Flesh and SpiritAn anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Flesh and Spirit: An anthology of seventeenth-century women's writing

Rachel Adcock, Sara Read, and Anna Ziomek (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090233
eISBN:
9781781707166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090233.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This anthology makes accessible to readers ten little-known and understudied works by seventeenth-century women (edited from manuscript and print) that explore the relationship between spiritual and ... More

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