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  1. Legacies of the Rue Morgue
    Taking Edgar Allan Poe's 1841 "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" as an inaugural frame, Andrea Goulet traces the shifting representations of violence, space, and nation in French crime fiction from serial novels of the 1860s to cyberpunk... Learn More
    Published: 30th December 2015
    Hardback | £60.00
  2. Caught on Camera
    Combining the practical knowledge of a renowned director with the perspective of a historian and media specialist, Christian Delage explores the conditions and consequences of using film for the purposes of justice and memory... Learn More
    Published: 5th December 2013
    Hardback | £56.00
  3. Optiques
    Goulet argues that modern narrative forms are crucially structured by scientific and philosophical debates about the nature of vision.... Learn More
    Published: 7th June 2006
    Hardback | £56.00
  4. Paperwork
    Paperwork challenges traditional approaches to print culture and the mass media in the nineteenth century. Kevin McLaughlin argues for a literary-critical approach to the impact of the mass media on literature through a series... Learn More
    Published: 22nd September 2005
    Hardback | £56.00
  5. Dice, Cards, Wheels
    Kavanagh argues that the history of gambling as a cultural practice provides new and important insights into how French culture has responded to the challenge of understanding what identity, responsibility, and freedom can mean... Learn More
    Published: 7th March 2005
    Hardback | £56.00
  6. Romain Gary
    "Schoolcraft's memorable biography of Gary, the first to appear in English, will serve as a point of departure for anyone who is interested in twentieth-century French fiction."—Choice... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2002
    Hardback | £47.00
  7. The Haunting Past

    The Haunting Past

    History, Memory, and Justice in Contemporary France

    Written by Henry Rousso, Preface by Philippe Petit, Translated by Ralph Schoolcraft, Foreword by Ora Avni

    Series Critical Authors and Issues

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    "The Haunting Past is a brief but richly textured treatment of the role of the historian in dealing with information about contemporary political and legal matters."—Libraries and Culture... Learn More
    Published: 4th February 2002
    Hardback | £52.00
  8. Institutions of the English Novel
    In Institutions of the English Novel, Homer Obed Brown takes issue with the generally accepted origin of the novel in the early eighteenth century. Brown argues that what we now call the novel did not appear as a recognized single... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1998
    Paperback | £24.99
  9. Unbowed
    "A lucid and riveting account of the recent violent upheaval in Algeria."—Publishers Weekly... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 1998
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. Literary Criticism

    Literary Criticism

    An Autopsy

    By Mark Bauerlein

    Series Critical Authors and Issues

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    As the study of literature has extended to cultural contexts, critics have developed a language all their own. Yet, argues Mark Bauerlein, scholars of literature today are so unskilled in pertinent sociohistorical methods that... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 1997
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Mourning Glory
    Mourning Glory sheds light on troubled times as it shows how passion and prejudice, grief and denial all contributed to the continuing creation of a revolutionary legacy that still affects our understanding of the nature of language... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 1997
    Hardback | £47.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  12. Esthetics of the Moment
    Thomas M. Kavanagh argues that Enlightenment culture and its tensions, contradictions, and achievements flow from a subversive attention to the present as present, freed from the weight of past and future.... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 1996
    Hardback | £56.00