Most widely held works by Kenneth Womack
A companion to the Victorian novel ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
Victorian novels remain enormously popular today. Some continue to be made into films, while authors such as Charles Dickens and George Eliot are firmly established in the canon and taught at all levels. These works have also attracted a great deal of critical attention, with much current scholarship examining the novel in relation to its historical, political, and cultural contexts. This reference work is an introductory guide to the Victorian novel, its background, and its legacy. The first section looks at the emergence of the Victorian novel and its literary precursors, with particular emphasis on the growth of serialization and the development of the novel of syndication. The second explores significant and social and cultural facets of 19th-century British literature, while the third discusses the principal features of different genres, such as ghost stories, the Gothic, detective fiction, the social problem novel, and contemporary film adaptations. Individual authors are examined in the fourth section, while the fifth overviews various critical approaches and their application to 19th-century fiction.
The Cambridge companion to the Beatles ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
"From Please Please Me to Abbey Road, this collection of essays tells the story of the Beatles - the creation of the band, their musical influences, and their cultural significance, with emphasis on their genesis and practices as musicians, songwriters, and recording artists. Through detailed biographical and album analyses, the book uncovers the background of each band member and provides expansive readings of the band's music."--BOOK JACKET.
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 887 libraries worldwide
A political radical and a child of the working class, Felix has lost faith in a political system in which candidates never represent the interests of the working class. Harold Transome, the cynical son of wealthy Tory landowners, embraces radical politics for very different reasons. Both Harold and Felix vie for the affections of Esther Lyon, and she must weigh her feelings for them with the social and material goals she has set for herself. Their personal drama unfolds against the broad canvas of social and political upheaval of 1830s England.
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
An eclectic view of the book and manuscript collecting and bibliographical activity during nineteenth century Britain is presented. Subjects range from the wealthy, bibliographically knowledgeable members of the aristocrats to others who impoverished themselves and their families in their obsession. Discusses how these collections were instrumental in the advocacy of the public library movement.
Twentieth-century British book collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 658 libraries worldwide
Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers, a socially and economically diverse lot united by their love of books. Discusses the reversal in roles of booksellers to auctioneers, the movement away from descriptive or factual elements of the book trade to concern with the commercial aspects of the business, and promoting the special merits of a book or manuscript in order to sell it.
Reading the Beatles : cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab Four ( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 640 libraries worldwide
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Essays on British book collectors and bibliographers from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries. This period marked the growth of humanism and coincides with the early Renaissance, before the widespread establishment of print culture. Focuses on the historical evolution of a specific library, as well as a collecting family. Discusses the nature and variety of collecting as a cultural activity.
Formalist criticism and reader-response theory by Todd F Davis ( Book )
12 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 578 libraries worldwide
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist and postcolonial literary studies." "The volume also provides clear and useful definitions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist."--BOOK JACKET.
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Contains essays that provide insights into the history and development of criticism in the humanities, covering notable philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought, and movements in Europe, North America, and Great Britain.
Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community by Kenneth Womack ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
As a literary genre, academic fiction has emerged in recent years as one of the most popular modes for satirizing the cultural conflicts and sociological nuances inherent in campus life. Drawing upon recent insights in ethical criticism and moral philosophy, Postwar Academic Fiction: Satire, Ethics, Community offers new readings of fictional and nonfictional works by such figures as Kingsley Amis, Vladimir Nabokov, Joyce Carol Oates, David Lodge, David Mamet, Ishmael Reed, Sandra M.Gilbert and Susan Gubar and Jane Smiley.
Mapping the ethical turn : a reader in ethics, culture, and literary theory ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
Postmodern humanism in contemporary literature and culture : reconciling the void by Todd F Davis ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"In Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Culture: Reconciling the Void, Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literacy scholarship and the reading experience itself. This book addresses a wide range of texts, including playwright Eve Ensler's Vagina Monologues, the poetry and prose of Sherman Alexie, the films of David Mamet, the poetry of Mary Oliver, Paul Thomas Anderson's Magnolia, and the Beatles' White Album, among a host of others. Drawing upon a form of postmodern humanism, these storytellers posit opportunities for genuine ethical reflection and the revivification of community. And in so doing, they attempt to reconcile the postmodern void through the transitory powers of art."--BOOK JACKET.
Long and winding roads : the evolving artistry of the Beatles by Kenneth Womack ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 245 libraries worldwide
Books and beyond : the Greenwood encyclopedia of new American reading ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Twentieth-century bibliography and textual criticism : an annotated bibliography by William Baker ( Book )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Recent work in critical theory, 1989-1995 : an annotated bibliography ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Reading the family dance : family systems therapy and literary study ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
The critical response to John Irving ( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
The good soldier : a tale of passion by Ford Madox Ford ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Explores the relationships between and American and a British couple.
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