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Transgression
By Julian Wolfreys

Transgression

Identity, Space, Time

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Transgression by Julian Wolfreys

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This book provides a stimulating introduction to the concept of literary transgression which shows students how to interpret it from various theoretical standpoints and demonstrates its historical development.It offers a significant re-evaluation of the central concept of transgression and charts its cultural and historical development. It covers a broad range of literature from different historical periods including Epic verse and Gothic fiction. It provides detailed close readings of texts to aid students' understanding.Julian Wolfreys introduces students to the central concept of transgression, showing how to interpret the concept from a number of theoretical standpoints. He demonstrates how texts from different cultural and historical periods can be read to examine the workings of 'transgression' and the way in which it has changed over time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333752760
ISBN-10: 0333752767
Format: Paperback
(215mm x 138mm x 11mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Julian Wolfreys

JULIAN WOLFREYS is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture at Loughborough University, UK. He has written and edited numerous books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, and literary theory.

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