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A journal focusing on literature and literary topics for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer

Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory
Todd F. Davis and Kenneth Womack. Formalist Criticism and Reader-Response Theory. New York: Palgrave, 2002. x + 192 pp. $65.00 cloth; $21.95 paper.The general editor's preface to this volume from Palgrave's Transitions series characterizes the series'...
Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis
Phillip Sipiora and James S. Baumlin, eds. Rhetoric and Kairos: Essays in History, Theory, and Praxis. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2002. xiii + 258 pp. $71.50 cloth; $23.95 paper.The romantic notion that poetry and rhetoric are "diametrically...
Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic
Terry Eagleton. Sweet Violence: The Idea of the Tragic. Maiden, MA: Blackwell, 2003. 328 pp. $24.95 paper.Terry Eagleton concludes his recent book After Theory by asserting that we will never he in a state of "post theory." After Theory appears to he...
Translation and the Languages of Modernism: Gender, Politics, Language
Stephen G. Yao. Translation and the Languages of Modernism: Gender, Politics, Language. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. xii + 291 pp. $65.00 cloth.Stephen Yao's study of the theory and practice of translation among Modernist poets and dramatists...