John Rodden

John Rodden has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Pennsylvania, among other institutions. He has published more than twenty books on topics ranging from British literary criticism and American intellectual history to comparative international education, European communism and post-communism, and the politics of human rights.


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  1. Between Self and Society
    Between Self and Society explores the psychosocial dramas that galvanize six major British novels written between the eighteenth and twentieth centuries. The book challenges an influential misconception that has for too long hindered... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2016
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. The Unexamined Orwell

    The Unexamined Orwell

    By John Rodden

    Series Literary Modernism

    University of Texas Press

    The year 1984 is just a memory, but the catchwords of George Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four still routinely pepper public discussions of topics ranging from government surveillance and privacy invasion to language corruption... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
    Paperback | £34.00
  3. Every Intellectual's Big Brother
    George Orwell has been embraced, adopted, and co-opted by everyone from the far left to the neoconservatives. Each succeeding generation of Anglo-American intellectuals has felt compelled to engage the life, work, and cultural... Learn More
    Published: 11th August 2010
    Paperback | £22.99
  4. Conversations with Isabel Allende

    Conversations with Isabel Allende

    Revised Edition

    Edited by John Rodden, Foreword by Isabel Allende

    University of Texas Press

    This revised edition has been updated to cover Allende's three newest books—City of the Beasts, Portrait in Sepia: A Novel, and Daughter of Fortune. It includes four new interviews in which Allende discusses completing her trilogy... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2004
    Paperback | £26.99