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After '89Polish Theatre and the Political

After '89: Polish Theatre and the Political

Bryce Lease

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784992958
eISBN:
9781526115263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992958.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This monograph takes as its subject the dynamic new range of performance practices that have been developed since the demise of communism in the flourishing theatrical landscape of Poland. After ... More

Alan HollinghurstWriting Under the Influence

Alan Hollinghurst: Writing Under the Influence

Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719097171
eISBN:
9781526115201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Focusing through the concept of influence, this collection considers the entire breadth of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning writing. It addresses critical issues threaded through the work of ... More

British Rural Landscapes on Film

British Rural Landscapes on Film

Paul Newland (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

British Rural Landscapes on Film offers wide-ranging critical insights into ways in which rural areas in Britain have been represented on film, from the silent era, through both world wars, and on ... More

Dangerous bodiesHistoricising the gothic corporeal

Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The body is a potential marker of monstrosity, identifying those who do not fit into the body politic. Irregularity and the grotesque have been associated with Gothic architecture and are also ... More

Dickens and race

Dickens and race

Dr. Laura Peters

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719064265
eISBN:
9781781705728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064265.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Dickens’s enthralment with places he has never been, ie., places of the imagination, remains undiminished throughout his life. Significantly, these places he has never been are peopled with people ... More

Discovering GilgameshGeology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Discovering Gilgamesh: Geology, narrative and the historical sublime in Victorian culture

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780719090516
eISBN:
9781781706466
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090516.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1872, a young archaeologist at the British Museum made a tremendous discovery. While he was working his way through a Mesopotamian ‘slush pile’, George Smith, a self-taught expert in ancient ... More

The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

The Epigram in England, 1590-1640

James Doelman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096440
eISBN:
9781526115218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096440.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While among the most common of Renaissance genres, the epigram has been largely neglected by scholars and critics: James Doelman’s The Epigram in England: 1590-1640 is the first major study on the ... More

A familiar compound ghostAllusion and the Uncanny

A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Sarah Annes Brown

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the relationship between allusion and the uncanny in literature. An unexpected echo or quotation in a new text can be compared to the sudden appearance of a ghost or mysterious ... More

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

The Fantasy Fiction Formula

Deborah Chester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781784992880
eISBN:
9781526104199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992880.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

There’s more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, ... More

God's only daughterSpenser's Una as the invisible Church

God's only daughter: Spenser's Una as the invisible Church

Kathryn Walls

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780719090370
eISBN:
9781781706510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first book-length study devoted to Una, the beleaguered but ultimately triumphant heroine of Book One of The Faerie Queene. Challenging the standard identification of Spenser’s Una with ... More

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