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Roland Barthes by Graham Allen
Book DescriptionRoland Barthes is a central figure in the study of language, literature, culture and the media. This book prepares readers for their first encounter with his crucial writings on some of the most important theoretical debates, including: *existentialism and Marxism *semiology, or the 'language of signs' *structuralism and narrative analysis *post-structuralism, deconstruction and 'the death of the author' *theories of the text and intertextuality. Tracing his engagement with other key thinkers such as Sartre, Saussure, Derrida and Kristeva, this volume offers a clear picture of Barthes work in-context. The in-depth understanding of Barthes offered by this guide is essential to anyone reading contemporary critical theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415263610
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Allen
Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality, Paperback (January 2016)
The twelve essays in this edited collection examine the experience of reading, from the late medieval period to the twentieth century. Central to the theme of the book is the role of materiality: how the physical object - book, manuscript, libretto - affects the experience of the person reading it.
Shelley's Frankenstein, Paperback (September 2008)
A guide to Mary Shelley's gothic novel, "Frankenstein" - a key text for introductory literature courses at undergraduate level. It is helpful for reading and studying the novel, setting it in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, and offering analyses of its themes, style and structure.
Mary Shelley, Hardback (August 2008)» View all books by Graham Allen
Graham Allen provides both an introduction to and review of the critical responses to Mary Shelley's major fictions, from the Romantic period to the present day, while also pushing debates forward. The book moves beyond Frankenstein, presenting new readings of other texts such as Matilda, Valperga, The Last Man and Lodore.
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Author Biography - Graham Allen
Graham Allen is a lecturer in English at University College, Cork. He is the author of Intertextuality in Routledge's New Critical Idiom series and has published widely in literary theory and in the literature of the Romantic period.
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