The Encyclopedia of the Gothic

Author: William Hughes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119210410
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture

The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

Author: Sian Echard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118396987
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period

Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of English Literature Part 2 Set

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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119969266
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Part Two set is comprised of The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature, edited by Garrett A. Sulllivan Jr & Alan Stewart, and The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature edited by Frederick Burwick, offering you a discount when buying both titles together. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive reference resource comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Also available in the collection are The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory, The Encyclopedia of the Novel, and The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction, published as Part One in December 2010. For more information on the complete collection, see www.literatureencyclopedia.com.

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Fiction

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405192445
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This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)

The Encyclopedia of Literary and Cultural Theory

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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405183123
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the first comprehensive multi-volume encyclopedia of literary and cultural theory. Arranged in three volumes covering Literary Theory from 1900 to 1966, Literary Theory from 1966 to the present, and Cultural Theory, this encyclopedia provides accessible entries on the important concepts, theorists and trends in post-1900 literary and cultural theory. With explanations of complex terms and important theoretical concepts, and summaries of the work and ideas of key figures, it is a highly informative reference work for a multi-disciplinary readership Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Contains over 300 entries of 1000-7000 words written by an international cast of nearly 300 leading scholars in literary and cultural theory Provides explanations of complex terms, important theoretical concepts, and tools for critical analysis Provides summaries of the work and ideas of key figures such as Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, and Slavoj Žižek, and many more Online version provides students and researchers with 24/7 access to authoritative reference and powerful searching, browsing and cross-referencing capabilities Special introductory price available

Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies

Author: Sangeeta Ray
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
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The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Studies brings together the most wide-ranging and up-to-date scholarship ever assembled on the colonial, postcolonial and neo-colonial condition, covering the period from 1492 to the present. Comprises nearly 400 authoritative yet accessible entries on canonical writers, key texts, genres, literary debates, colonized regions, and related terminology Explores examples from Columbus to China; writers from Las Casas to Gayatri Spivak; and topics of emerging significance, such as environmentalism, electronic mass media, and the transnational social justice movement Written by an international team of leading scholars and rising stars in the field Moves on from the emphasis on Europe’s control of the colonial process, by focusing on how local culture shapes the form of the modern colonial Creates a state-of-the-art resource for students and scholars across numerous disciplines, including literature, cultural studies, political science, sociology, and history – available online www.literatureencyclopedia.com and as a three-volume print set

Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature

Author: Laura C. Lambdin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136594256
Format: PDF
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This reference is a comprehensive guide to literature written 500 to 1500 A.D., a period that gave rise to some of the world's most enduring and influential works, such as Dante's Commedia, Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales, and a large body of Arthurian lore and legend. While its emphasis is upon medieval English texts and society, this reference also covers Islamic, Hispanic, Celtic, Mongolian, Germanic, Italian, and Russian literature and Middle Age culture. Longer entries provide thorough coverage of major English authors such as Chaucer and Sir Thomas Malory, and of genre entries, such as drama, lyric, ballad, debate, saga, chronicle, and hagiography. Shorter entries examine particular literary works; significant kings, artists, explorers, and religious leaders; important themes, such as courtly love and chivalry; and major historical events, such as the Crusades. Each entry concludes with a brief biography. The volume closes with a list of the most valuable general works for further reading.

The Virgil Encyclopedia 3 Volume Set

Author: Richard F. Thomas
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781405154987
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This is the first comprehensive English langage reference volume on Virgil, a poet whose works and thoughts have been at the center of Western literary, cultural, artistic, and pedagogical traditions for more than two millennia. Complements existing Virgil works by providing readers of all levels an approachable point of entry intry into further Virgil studies Offers in-depth treatment of all aspects of Virgil’s poetry, including the Greek and Roman literary traditions that inform his three great collections, the Eclogues, Georgics and Aeneid, and the reception of Virgil's oeuvre in literature, art, and music down through the ages Brings together over 350 contributors who are leading scholars in various periods of literary and cultural studies Comprises over 2,200 entries organized in A-Z format Winner of the 2017 Alexander G. McKay Book Prize for the best book in Vergilian studies bestowed by The Vergilian Society. Also available on Wiley Online Library. For sample content and information on online access, visit www.wileyonlinelibrary.com/ref/virgil.