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Womack, Kenneth

Works: 85 works in 280 publications in 1 language and 14,175 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliography  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Fiction  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  Political fiction  Domestic fiction  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: ML421.B4, 782.421660922
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A companion to the Victorian novel ( )
11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 2,027 WorldCat member 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
Reading the Beatles cultural studies, literary criticism, and the Fab Four ( )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys ( )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the student of literary and critical studies with a range of definitions of the significant terms and concepts used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies. This volume also provides useful discussions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory
The Cambridge companion to the Beatles by Kenneth Womack ( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,082 WorldCat member 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
Books and beyond the Greenwood encyclopedia of new American reading ( )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a historical overview of the development of the genre, a definition, and discussion and brief analyses of works, with the most emphasis on those published by major authors from 1980 to the present
Felix Holt, the radical by George Eliot ( )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member 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
Bruce Springsteen, cultural studies, and the runaway American dream by Kenneth Womack ( )
16 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By assembling a host of essays that engage in interdisciplinary commentary regarding one of Western culture's most enduring artistic and socially radicalizing phenomena, this book offers a cohesive, intellectual, and often entertaining introduction to the many ways in which Springsteen continues to impact our lives by challenging our minds through his lyrics and music
Formalist criticism and reader-response theory by Todd F Davis ( Book )
15 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteenth-century British book-collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member 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 641 WorldCat member 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
Pre-nineteenth-century British book collectors and bibliographers ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member 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
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory offers the student and scholar of literary and cultural studies the most comprehensive, single volume guide to the history and development of modern criticism in the humanities. In a clearly organized format, this major reference work takes the reader through introductions to historically influential philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought and movements from Spinoza and Descartes to Phenomenology and Heidegger, before turning to its three principal areas of critical attention: Europe, North America and Great Britain."--Publisher's website
Postwar academic fiction : satire, ethics, community by Kenneth Womack ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member 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 )
9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Postmodern humanism in contemporary literature and culture : reconciling the void by Todd F Davis ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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 )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twentieth-century bibliography and textual criticism : an annotated bibliography by William Baker ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recent work in critical theory, 1989-1995 : an annotated bibliography by William Baker ( Book )
9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading the family dance : family systems therapy and literary study ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Facts on File companion to Shakespeare by William Baker ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This set is the largest and most comprehensive student's guide to Shakespeare ever published. The primary goal is to make Shakespeare's poems and plays accessible and appealing to high school and college students
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