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Royle, Nicholas 1957-

Works: 52 works in 304 publications in 4 languages and 8,188 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Handbooks and manuals  Drama  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Horror fiction  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Nicholas Royle
In memory of Jacques Derrida by Nicholas Royle( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was one of the most original and inspiring writers and philosophers of our time. This work explores the legacies of Derrida's thinking in the context of philosophy, language, globalisation, war, terrorism, justice, the democracy to come, poetry, literature, memory, mourning, the gift, friendship and dreams
Veering : a theory of literature by Nicholas Royle( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, one of our most astute contemporary literary critics offers a powerful analysis of the perceived demise of 'theory' and rise of 'creative writing' in literary and cultural studies. Nicholas Royle foregrounds and meddles with assumptions concerning what is conventionally thought to be'theory', 'autobiography' and 'literature'
Jacques Derrida by Nicholas Royle( )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Royle's book proceeds in a new and different way, in particular by focusing on the crucial but strange place of literature in Derrida's writings. He thus provides an appreciation and understanding based on detailed reference to Derrida's texts, interwoven with close readings of literary works
An introduction to literature, criticism and theory by Andrew Bennett( Book )

55 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today, taking care to avoid the jargon that can arise in contemporary criticism and theory. It focuses on a range of texts including Chaucer, Achebe, Milton and Morrison
Deconstructions : a user's guide by Nicholas Royle( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has been put together to demonstrate the ceaselessly multiple and altering contexts in which deconstructive thinking and practice are at work, both within and beyond the academy, both within and beyond what is called 'the West'."--Jacket
Elizabeth Bowen and the dissolution of the novel : still lives by Andrew Bennett( Book )

21 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Bowen and the Dissolution of the Novel argues that the Anglo- Irish writer Elizabeth Bowen (1899-1973) is one of the most important, though undervalued, practitioner of the twentieth-century novel in English. This is an innovative study with significant implications for contemporary critical and theoretical writing. The authors contend that Bowen's work calls for a radically new conception of criticism and theory - and of the novel itself
The uncanny by Nicholas Royle( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study is of the uncanny; an important concept for contemporary thinking and debate across a range of disciplines and discourses, including literature, film, architecture, cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis and queer theory. Much of this importance can be traced back to Freud's essay of 1919, 'The Uncanny' (Das Unheimliche). Where he was perhaps the first to foreground the distinctive nature of the uncanny as a feeling of something not simply weird or mysterious but, more specifically, as something strangely familiar. As a concept and a feeling, however, the uncanny has a complex history going back to at least the Enlightenment. Royle offers a detailed historical account of the emergence of the uncanny, together with a series of close readings of different aspects of the topic. Following a major introductory historical and critical overview, there are chapters on the death drive, deja-vu, 'silence, solitude and darkness', the fear of being buried alive, doubles, ghosts, cannibalism, telepathy and madness, as well as more 'applied' readings concerned, for example, with teaching, politics, film and religion
After Derrida by Nicholas Royle( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to read Shakespeare by Nicholas Royle( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intent upon letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading these classic authors, the How to Read series provides a context and an explanation that will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon. Approaching the writing of major intellectuals, artists, and philosophers need no longer be daunting. How to Read is a new sort of introduction--a personal master class in reading--that brings you face to face with the work of some of the most influential and challenging writers in history. In lucid, accessible language, these books explain essential topics such as Shakespeare's passion for complexity and his enduring ability to portray the power of love. Nicholas Royle conveys the richness and complexity of Shakespeare's work by focusing, above all, on how to read and enjoy short passages and interpret specific words from the plays and poems themselves. Discussing poetry and the question of reading, to the nature of memory and forgetting, to the power of love, Royle covers many of Shakespeare's most prevalent themes. Attention is also given to important aspects of historical context and critical reception and debate, as well as to the effects of different interpretations and different media (stage, film, the Internet, and more). Royle's primary concern, however, is with letting the reader experience--anew or for the first time--the extraordinary pleasure and stimulation of reading Shakespeare. Extracts are taken from a range of Shakespeare's works including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, The Winter's Tale, and the Sonnets."--Publisher's website
E.M. Forster by Nicholas Royle( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas Royle provides detailed readings of all Forster's novels, as well as of critical writings such as his Aspects of the Novel
An introduction to literature, criticism, and theory : key critical concepts by Andrew Bennett( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is an indispensable guide. In twenty-four short, compelling and highly readable chapters, this book presents the key critical concepts in literary studies today. Bennett and Royle avoid the jargonistic, abstract nature of much 'theory'. Instead they explore crucial issues in contemporary criticism and theory by focusing closely on a range of literary texts - from Chaucer to Achebe, from Milton to Morrison. This book is essential reading for students of literature and English Studies. It can also be recommended as a general introduction for students in the humanities."--BOOK JACKET
Telepathy and literature : essays on the reading mind by Nicholas Royle( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screenplay and essays on the film Derrida by Kirby Dick( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thing called literature : reading, thinking, writing by Andrew Bennett( Book )

9 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is this thing called literature? What is the point of studying literature? How do I study literature? Relating literature to timeless topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the crazy, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke.The book's three parts reflect the key components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. Part One comprises short chapters on reading a poem, reading a novel, reading a story, and reading a play. Part Two considers what thinking is, especially in relation to critical thinking and thinking about literature. Part three includes practical chapters on writing an essay, creative writing, and writing fiction. The authors use helpful, familiar examples throughout and offer brief reflections on questions such as 'What is literature?', on 'English' as a war zone, on crisis management and literary criticism, on dictionaries and on what the authors call creative reading. Bennett and Royle's lucid and friendly style engages and encourages personal experience of this thing called literature"--
Quilt by Nicholas Royle( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Facing the challenges of dealing with his father's death, a man embarks on a bizarre project to build a tank housing four manta rays in the dining room of his parents' home. As he grows increasingly obsessed with the project, his grip on reality begins to slip
An English guide to birdwatching by Nicholas Royle( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mammoth book of wolf men : the ultimate werewolf anthology by Stephen Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brings together 23 tales of terror and transformation from classic pulp novellas like Manly Wade Wellman's "The Hairy Ones Will Dance" and much more. This is the ideal companion for those that have enjoyed the movie The Wolfman
Murmurations : an anthology of uncanny stories about birds( Book )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best {British} short stories 2016 by Nicholas Royle( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best British Short Stories invites you to judge a book by its cover - or more accurately, by its title. This new series aims to reprint the best short stories published in the previous calendar year by British writers, whether based in the UK or elsewhere. The editor's brief is wide ranging, covering anthologies, collections, magazines, newspapers and web sites, looking for the best of the bunch to reprint all in one volume
The university in ruins : essays on the crisis in the concept of the modern university( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Jacques Derrida
Jacques DerridaAn introduction to literature, criticism and theoryDeconstructions : a user's guideElizabeth Bowen and the dissolution of the novel : still livesThe uncannyAfter DerridaHow to read ShakespeareE.M. Forster
Alternative Names
Nicholas Royle British writer

Nicholas Royle British writer (born 1957)

Nicholas Royle Brits schrijver

Royle, N. W. O.

Royle, N. W. O. 1957-

Royle, N. W. O. (Nicholas W. O.), 1957-

Royle, Nicholas W. O.

Royle, Nicholas W. O. 1957-

Royle, Nicholas William Onslow

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