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Liberalizing the European Media

Shalini Venturelli.

July 1998; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 324 pages.

Arguing that the problem of political rights of information and participation in the public sphere is the central question involving the development of the European Union, this book offers...

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Electronic Text

Edited by Kathryn Sutherland.

December 1997; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 256 pages.

Since the 1950s, when Roland Barthes re-expressed the formalist ideal of an open-ended text, there has been much interest among literary critics and theorists of text in the question of...

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Walking, Literature, and English Culture

Anne D. Wallace.

November 1994; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (19th century). 280 pages.

This book is a cultural history of walking in 19th-century England, assessing its importance in literature and in culture at large. Engaging with current debates about the relationship...

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Dangerous Enthusiasm

Jon Mee.

October 1994; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (19th century). 268 pages.

This book considers William Blake's prophetic books written during the 1790s in the light of the French Revolution controversy raging at the time. His works are shown to be less the...

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Myths of the Nation

Rumina Sethi.

June 1999; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literature. 232 pages.

This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of ‘true’ and...

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Time's Purpled Masquers

Alastair Fowler.

June 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (1500 to 1800). 180 pages.

This book explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. Although the stars were important astrologically, this is at ...

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Edmund Spenser's Irish Experience

Andrew Hadfield.

May 1997; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (1500 to 1800). 240 pages.

This book argues that Edmund Spenser's perception and fragmented representation of Ireland shadows the whole narrative of his major work, The Faerie Queene, traditionally regarded as one of...

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Hopkins' Idealism

Daniel Brown.

February 1997; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (poetry and poets). 360 pages.

The conventional picture of the young Hopkins as a conservative High-Church ritualist is starkly contested by this book, which draws upon his unpublished Oxford essays on philosophy to...

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Dickens and the Spirit of the Age

Andrew Sanders.

September 1999; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (19th century). 206 pages.

This book considers the extent to which Dickens and his work reflects the vibrant novelty of the middle third of the 19th century, an age in which the modern world was shaped and...

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Alterities

Thomas Docherty.

March 1996; published online October 2011.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 240 pages.

Dealing with literature from Shakespeare and Donne to Calvino, with philosophy from the medieval to the contemporary, with cinema from popular to art-film, and with political theory from...

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