In recent decades literary approaches to drama have multiplied: new historical, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, socio-linguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven. New information has been amassed, sometimes by re-examination of extant literary texts and material artifacts, at other times from new discoveries from the fields of archaeology, epigraphy, art history, and literary studies. The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedy marks the first comprehensive introduction to and reference work for the unified study of ancient comedy.
This book offers a new focus on various connected topics in the treatment of style as a human phenomenon, and especially the style of literary artefacts. The subject of style is of intense and continuing interest, and the bibliography in the field of literary style alone is enormous. The essays that follow are therefore an attempt to contribute to the literature of a continuing study.
This Companion offers an extensive examination of how new technologies are changing the nature of literary studies, from scholarly editing and literary criticism, to interactive fiction and immersive environments.
This companion addresses a topic of continuing contemporary relevance, both cultural and literary. Offers both a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of close literary analysisBrings together the most up-to-date international scholarship on the ancient novel, including fresh new academic voicesIncludes focused chapters on individual classical authors, such as Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, as well as a wide-ranging thematic analysisAddresses perplexing questions concerning authorial expression and readership of the ancient novel formProvides an accomplished introduction to a genre with a rising profile
The purpose of Point of View, first published in 1990, is twofold: from the perspective of linguistics, to analyse the discourse structure of texts; from the perspective of literary studies, to explain certain non-linguistic aspects of the texts in terms of linguistic form. This study therefore aims to provide a balanced and sufficiently comprehensive account of the relationship between linguistic form and point of view. It will be of particular value to literature students with an interest in linguistics, and literary style.
1100 Words You Need to Know 5th EdUpdated to meet the needs of students preparing for the latest versions of the Sat and Act college entrance tests, the new edition of this helpful, longtime best-selling book features word lists with definitions, analogy exercises, word games, and words-in-context exercises. A special feature is the authors' Panorama of Words, in which each of the book's 1110 words is presented in a sentence from a well-known novel, play, poem, or other literary source. A new "Bonus Materials" section commemorates this book's 40th Anniversary as a leader in vocabulary building and test preparation.