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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

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

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

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