Literature and theatre

Beginnings

This acclaimed series is designed to give practical help to students beginning to tackle recent developments in English, Literary Studies and Cultural Studies. The books in the series demonstrate and encourage a questioning engagement with the new; give essential information about the context and history of each topic covered; and show how to develop a practice which is up-to-date and informed by...

Contemporary American and Canadian Writers

This innovative series reflects the breadth and diversity of writing over the last thirty years, and provides critical evaluations of established, emerging and critically neglected writers – mixing the canonical with the unexpected. It explores notions of the contemporary and analyses current and developing modes of representation with a focus on individual writers and their work. The challenge...

Contemporary British Novelists

Contemporary British Novelists offers readers critical introductions to some of the most exciting and challenging writing of recent years. Through detailed analysis of their work, volumes in the series present lucid interpretations of authors who have sought to capture the sensibilities of the late twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Informed, but not dominated, by...

Hispanic Texts

Critical editions of key Spanish language texts, with introduction, notes and vocabulary in English. Key titles La casa de Bernada Alba – Lorca (edited by Herbert Ramsden) Bodas de Sangre - Lorca (edited by Herbert Ramsden) Requiem por un Campesino espanol Ramon J Sender (edited by Patricia McDermott)

International Gothic Series

Each volume in this series contains new essays on the many forms assumed by – as well as the most important themes in – the ever-expanding range of international ‘Gothic’ fictions from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century. Launched by leading members of the International Gothic Association (IGA) and some editors and advisory board members of its journal, Gothic Studies, this series...

Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century

Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century seeks to make a significant intervention into the critical narratives that dominate conventional and established understandings of nineteenth-century literature. Informed by the latest developments in criticism and theory the series provides a focus for how texts from the long nineteenth century, and more recent...

Revels Plays

"The Revels Plays have a earned a well-deserved reputation for producing exemplary critical editions of non-Shakespearean plays, prepared according to high scholarly standards and aimed at an audience of advanced students and literary professionals." ...

Revels Plays Companion Library

For over fifty years The Revels Plays has provided for students of the English Renaissance drama carefully edited texts of the major Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. The Revels Plays Companion Library is intended to further this expansion and to allow for new developments. ...

Revels Student Editions

Based on the highly respected Revels Plays, which provide a wide range of scholarly critical editions of plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries, the Revels Student Editions offer readable and competitively priced introductions, text and commentary designed to distil the erudition and insights of the Revels Plays, while focusing on matters of clarity and interpretation. These editions are aimed at...

The Irwell Edition of the Works of Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess (1917–1993) was one of the most prominent novelists and critics of the twentieth century, but for many years much of his work has been unavailable. A graduate of Manchester University, he wrote thirty-three novels, twenty-five works of non-fiction, and two volumes of autobiography. Pursuing a parallel career as a classical composer, he wrote a symphony, a piano concerto, a violin...

The Manchester Spenser

The Manchester Spenser is a monograph and text series devoted to historical and textual approaches to Edmund Spenser – to his life, times, places, works and contemporaries. ...

Women, Theatre and Performance

This series, Women, Theatre and Performance, has its origins in the work of a number of feminist theatre academics from the 1980s and 1990s – a period when interest burgeoned in the part that women have played in theatre over the centuries. That interest was in its turn the daughter of the ‘Second Wave’ women’s movement, the women’s theatre movement and the women’s history movement...

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