Wolfreys, Julian 1958-
Most widely held works by Julian Wolfreys
Literary theories a reader and guide ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
The French connections of Jacques Derrida ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,080 libraries worldwide
The Derrida reader writing performances by Jacques Derrida ( Book )
7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
Re: Joyce text, culture, politics ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
Readings acts of close reading in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Literary theories : a case study in critical performance ( Book )
10 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 libraries worldwide
Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyze and interpret the text. In Literary Theories Julian Wolfreys and William Baker challenge the outdated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading itself. Maintaining that the best way to learn is through practical application, the editors have assembled a volume of essays that plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Each essay in the book explores a previously unpublished short story by Richard Jefferies, also included in the volume, from a different theoretical perspective, thereby presenting students with New Historicist, Marxist, feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, and Derridean methods of analysis and interpretation. Cogently argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink the acts of reading, writing, and interpretation.
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 )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 450 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.
Occasional deconstructions by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Victorian hauntings : spectrality, Gothic, the uncanny, and literature by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
"Victorian Hauntings asks its reader to consider the following questions: What does it mean to read or write with ghosts, or to suggest that acts of reading or writing are haunted? In what ways can authors in the nineteenth century be read so as to acknowledge the various phantom effects which return within their texts? In what ways do the traces of such 'ghost' writing surface in the works of Dickens, Tennyson, Eliot and Hardy? How does the work of spectrality, revenance and the uncanny transform materially both the forms of the literary in the Victorian era and our reception of it today?"--Jacket.
Being English : narratives, idioms, and performances of national identity from Coleridge to Trollope by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Deconstruction, Derrida by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In this introduction to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys challenges the notion that what Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. He questions the belief in a critical methodology called deconstruction which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. Wolfreys introduces the reader to the range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while tendering readings, informed by Derrida's thought of canonical and less well-known literary works. He works through considerations of what deconstruction might or might not be, while offering a critical appreciation of the reception of Derrida's work within the institution of literary criticism.
Writing London by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
How did writers in the nineteenth century come to terms with the phenomenon of London, the world's largest and most rapidly expanding city? How did they perceive the 'modern Babylon' in all its excesses and chaos, and how did the rapid change and development of London affect or alter their prose and poetry? Did London, in fact, help to shape modern literary conceptions and representations of urban space and its effects on our lives in cities, as city-dwellers?
Modern North American criticism and theory a critical guide ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
Victorian Gothic : literary and cultural manifestations in the nineteenth century ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 335 libraries worldwide
To what extent did the Gothic haunt the nineteenth century? Victorian Gothic seeks to answer this as it introduces the reader to a timely revision of notions of the Gothic in all its manifestations. The Gothic is found to haunt all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Moreover, Victorian Gothic connects its disparate areas of research in returning repeatedly to the question of the constitution of the subject, in a study of the Victorians from the 1830s to the 1890s.
Modern British and Irish criticism and theory a critical guide ( Book )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
Derrida : a guide for the perplexed by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
This guide provides students with a clear, unintimidating introduction to Derrida, the key concepts and ideas associated with his work and the major subjects he addresses.
Dickens to Hardy, 1837-1884 : the novel, the past and cultural memory in the nineteenth century by Julian Wolfreys ( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
Providing stimulating reassessments of major Victorian novelists in their cultural and historical contexts, this book offers detailed close readings of texts broken down into clearly signposted sections.
Victorian identities : social and cultural formations in nineteenth-century literature ( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
Modern European criticism and theory a critical guide ( Book )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 271 libraries worldwide
Authors, English--Homes and haunts Blake, William,--1757-1827 City and town life Civilization Collective memory Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Deconstruction Derrida, Jacques Dickens, Charles,--1812-1870 Dictionaries Difference (Philosophy) Encyclopedias England England--London English fiction English literature Europe French literature Ghosts Ghost stories, English Gothic revival (Literature) Great Britain History Horror tales, English Identity (Psychology) Intellectual life Interviews Ireland Joyce, James,--1882-1941 Language and languages--Philosophy Literature Literature, Modern Literature and society Literature--Philosophy Literature--Theory, etc. Multicultural education Narration (Rhetoric) North America Oulipo (Association) Philosophy, French Politics and literature Postmodernism and higher education Psychoanalysis and literature Psychological fiction, English Snowed up (Jefferies, Richard) Supernatural Terminology Women and literature Writing--Philosophy