English Studies in Transition

Bringing together twenty-five contributors from all over Europe, this volume represents the vitality and diversity of the current transcultural European dialogue on English studies. Topics addressed include: * the nature of the canon * the poetics of language * the representation of women and the notion of nationalism in post-colonial literature. The significance of this volume lies not only in the quality of the individual contribut...

The Pirate's Dilemma

It started with punk. Hip-hop, rave, graffiti, and gaming took it to another level, and now modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global at the same time. In The Pirate's Dilemma, VICE magazine's Matt Mason -- poised to become the Malcolm Gladwell of the iPod Generation -- brings the exuberance of a passionate music fan and the technological savvy of an IT wizard ...

Ireland and Scotland: Literature and Culture, State and Nation, 1966-2000

While political connections between Ireland and Scotland have been vigorously promoted in recent years, Ray Ryan's book is the first sustained, comparative study of literature and culture from both sites. Analyzing a broad range of Irish and Scottish literary texts, Ryan shifts attention from the traditionally defined canon of Irish culture, and establishes the relevance of Scotland for any future discussion of Irish cultural contexts.

Rapt in Plaid: Canadian Literature and Scottish Tradition

Rapt in Plaid combines reflection, criticism and memoir to illustrate a curious and long-lasting connection between Scottish and Canadian literary traditions. Examples drawn from genres including lyric poetry, narrative romance, war fiction, children's literature, sentimental fiction, thrillers, domestic novels and short stories link Canadian writers such as John Richardson, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Sinclair Ross, Hugh MacLennan, M...

Headhood, Elements, Specification and Contrastivity

The papers in this volume focus on notions which are central to the work of John M. Anderson – the founder of Dependency Phonology – and to phonological theory: the idea of structural analogy between phonology and syntax; the head/dependent relation; the idea that phonological representations are best conceived of in terms of a set of privative elements (rather than as binary-valued features); and the related notions of contrastivity...

"Il copista come autore"

Il copista come autore è un saggio del filologo Luciano Canfora che vuole guidare il lettore lungo un percorso attraverso i secoli, alla scoperta del complesso meccanismo che ci ha consentito di conoscere gli autori e le opere dell’antichità classica e le modalità della loro trasmissione. Nel libro vengono approfonditi concetti come originale o autore, in relazione alle opere dell'antichità classica, che, a parte qualche frammento di...


In this handy volume, Claire Colebrook offers an overview of the history and structure of irony, from Socrates to the present. Students will welcome this clear, concise guide, which: *traces the use of the concept through history, from Greek times to the Romantic period and on to the postmodern era *looks closely at the work of Socrates and the more contemporary theorists Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze *explores the philosophical...

Captivating Westerns: The Middle East in the American West

Tracing the transnational influences of what has been known as a uniquely American genre, “the Western,” Susan Kollin’s Captivating Westerns analyzes key moments in the history of multicultural encounters between the Middle East and the American West. In particular, the book examines how experiences of contact and conflict have played a role in defining the western United States as a crucial American landscape. Kollin interprets the ...

Nothing Abstract: Investigations in the American Literary Imagination

Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, Nothing Abstract is a collection of essays gathered over the past twenty years--all of which, in some fashion, have to do with a genetic approach to literary study. In previous books, the author has traced the compositional histories of certain literary works, the course of individual careers, and the genesis of literary movements. In this book, Tom Quirk resists the direction take...

Once Upon a Fact: Helping Children Write Nonfiction (Language and Literacy)

This timely book explores the debate about how best to engage children in the writing of nonfiction and suggests many instructional strategies for K-6 classrooms. Using transcripts and descriptions of children's actual writing practices, the authors show that children willingly embrace nonfiction writing when the genre is given an important place in the classroom. Drawn from the authors' classroom-based research study with third grad...