Preliminary Reading | Theory
Preliminary Reading Abbott, H. P. (2008) The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative (Cambridge University Press)
Bennet, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism, and Theory: Fifth Edition (Routledge)
Brown, P. C., Roediger, H. L. and McDaniel, M. A. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Ed.] (2014) The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature (Edinburgh University Press)
Clark, R. P. (2008) Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer (Little Brown and Company)
Crystal, D. (2004) Rediscover Grammar Third Edition (Longman)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction, Second Edition (Pearson)
Hawthorne, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Miller, L. (2001) Mastering Practical Criticism (Palgrave)
Montgomery, M. et al (2013) Ways of Reading: 4th Edition (Routledge)
Scott, J. (2013) Creative Writing and Stylistics: Creative and Critical Approaches (Palgrave)
Sutherland, J. (2010) 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus)
Trudgill, P. (2000) Sociolinguistics: An Introduction to Language and Society: Fourth Edition (Penguin)
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Geoffrey Chaucer, V. A. Kolve & G. Olson [Eds.], 'The Canterbury Tales' (1400)
William Shakespeare, 'King Lear' (1605–1606)
William Shakespeare, 'Antony and Cleopatra' (1606)
Daniel Defoe, M. Shinagel [Ed.], 'Robinson Crusoe' (1719)
Samuel Richardson, 'Pamela: Or, Virtue Rewarded' (1740)
Henry Fielding, H. Goldberg [Ed.], 'Tom Jones' (1749)
Mary Wollstonecraft, 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman' (1792)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1800)
Jane Austen, P. M. Spacks [Ed.], 'Persuasion' (1817)
Mary Shelley, J. P. Hunter [Ed.], 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Percy B. Shelley, D. H. Reiman & N. Fraistat [Eds.], 'Shelley's Poetry & Prose' (d.1822)
Emily Brontë, R. Dunn [Ed.], 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Charles Dickens, F. Kaplan [Ed.], 'Hard Times' (1854)
Elizabeth Gaskell, A. Shelston [Ed.], 'North and South' (1855)
George Eliot, B. G. Hornback [Ed.], 'Middlemarch' (1872)
15 Henrik Ibsen, ‘A Doll's House’ (1879)
Oscar Wilde, 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' (1891)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 'The Yellow Wallpaper' (1892)
Thomas Hardy, Ralph Pite [Ed.], 'Jude the Obscure' (1895)
Joseph Conrad, T. C. Moser [Ed.], 'Lord Jim' (1900)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1913)
James Joyce, M. Norris [Ed.], 'Dubliners' (1914)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen-eighty Four' (1949)
Samuel Beckett, 'Waiting for Godot' (tr.1955)
Vladimir Nabokov, 'Lolita' (1955)
Chinua Achebe, F. A. Irele [Ed.], 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Bruce Chatwin, 'On the Black Hill' (1982)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Zadie Smith, 'White Teeth' (2000)
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VSIs Allan, W. (2014) Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Bate, J. (2010) English Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Butler, C. (2010) Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Culler, J. (2011) Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Edwards, J. (2013) Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Ferber, M. (2010) Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Groom, N. (2012) The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Keefer, K. (2008) The New Testament as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Matthews, P. H. (2003) Linguistics: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Linafelt, T. (2016) The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Reynolds, K. (2011) Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Robinson, A. (2009) Writing and Script: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Steger, M. B. (2017) Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Treharne, E. (2015) Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Young, R. J. C. (2003) Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
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Theory, History & Literature Bate, J. (2008) The Genius of Shakespeare (Pan Macmillan)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
Breckman, W. (2015) European Romanticism: A Brief History With Documents (Hackett)
Ellis, S. (2005) Chaucer: An Oxford Guide (Oxford University Press)
Hill, C. (1988) A Turbulent, Seditious, and Factious: John Bunyan and his Church (Oxford University Press)
Hogle, J. E. [Ed.] (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge University Press)
Jenkyns, R. (2015) Classical Literature (Pelican)
Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (2003) Metaphors We Live By: Second Edition (University of Chicago Press)
Lodge, D. (2015) The Modes of Modern Writing: Metaphor, Metonymy, and the Typology of Modern Literature (Bloomsbury)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Parrinder, P. (2008) Nation and Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day (Oxford University Press)
Peck, J. & Coyle, M. (2013) A Brief History of English Literature: Second Edition (Palgrave)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels: Essays on Modern Women Poets (Bloodaxe)
Rylance, R. & Simons, J. [Eds.] (2001) Literature in Context (Palgrave)
Todd, J. (2015) The Cambridge Introduction to Jane Austen: Second Edition (Cambridge University Press)
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Postcolonial Theory Abbas, S. (2014) At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament (Modern Language Initiative)
Achebe, C. (2010) An Image of Africa/The Trouble with Nigeria (Penguin)
Anderson, B. (2006) Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism (Verso Books)
Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G. and Tiffin, H. [Eds.] (2006) The Post-colonial Studies Reader (Taylor & Francis)
Bérubé, M. (2016) The Secret Life of Stories (NYU Press)
Boehmer, E. (2005) Colonial and Postcolonial Literature: Migrant Metaphors (Oxford University Press)
Bohls, E. A. (2013) Romantic Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Brantlinger, P. (2009) Victorian Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Fanon, F., Markmann, C. L. [Tr.] (1952) Black Skin, White Masks (Pluto)
Fanon, F., Farrington, C. [Tr.] (1961) The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin)
Goff, G. (2005) Classics and Colonialism (Bristol Classical Press)
Gilroy, P. (2004) After Empire: Melancholia or Convivial Culture (Routledge)
Green, M. (1980) Dreams of Adventure, Deeds of Empire (Taylor & Francis)
Kaul, S. (2009) Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press)
Khair, T. (2016) The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness: Ghosts from Elsewhere (Palgrave MacMillan)
Loomba, A. (1998) Shakespeare, Race, And Colonialism (Oxford University Press)
Loomba, A. (2005) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
Majed, H. S. (2015) Islamic Postcolonialism: Islam and Muslim identities in Four Contemporary British Novels (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
McLeod, J. (2010) Beginning Postcolonialism: Second Edition (Manchester University Press)
Murray, S. (2008) Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination (Liverpool University Press)
McClintock, A. (2013) Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge)
Mills, S. (1993) Discourses of Difference: Analysis of Women's Travel Writing and Colonialism (Routledge)
Ramazani, J. (2001) The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (The University of Chicago Press)
Said, E. W. (2012) Culture and Imperialism (Vintage)
Said, E. W. (2003) Orientalism: Western Conceptions of the Orient (Penguin)
Shohat, E. and Stam, R., (2014) Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (Routledge)
Sugirtharajah, R. S. (2005) The Postcolonial Biblical Reader (Wiley-Blackwell)
Varisco, D. M. (2007) Reading Orientalism: Said and the Unsaid (University of Washington Press)
Womack, Y. L. (2013) Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (Lawrence Hill)
Young, R. J. C. (2015) Empire, Colony, Postcolony: A Short History (Wiley-Blackwell)
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Theory, History & Society Brown, C. G. with W. Hamish Fraser (2010) Britain Since 1707 (Routledge)
Connell, R. W. & Pearse, R. (2015) Gender: In World Perspective, Third Edition (Polity)
Davies, N. (2009) Flat Earth News (Vintage Books)
Geary, P. J. (2003) The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe (Princeton University Press)
Hall, L. (2012) Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 (Palgrave Macmillan)
Harvey, D. (2005) A Brief History of Neoliberalism (Oxford University Press)
Jones, O. (2015) The Establishment (Penguin)
Judd, D. (2001) Empire: the British Imperial Experience from 1765 to the Present (Sterling Publishing Company)
Kumar, D. (2012) Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Haymarket)
Klein, N. (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Allen Lane)
Lean, N. (2012) The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims (Pluto Press)
Rane, H., Ewart, J. & Martinkus, J. (2014) Media Framing of the Muslim World: Conflicts, Crises and Contexts (Palgrave MacMillan)
Savage, M. (2015) Social Class in the 21st Century (Pelican)
Todd, S. (2014) The People: The Rise and Fall of the Working Class, 1910-2010 (Hachette)
Zinn, H. (2008) A People's History of the American Empire (Metropolitan Books)
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Creative Writing Bernays, A. & Painter, P. (2005) What If? (Collins Reference)
Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Cox, A. (2016) Writing Short Stories: Second Edition (Routledge)
Green, G. & Kremer, L. (2014) Writing a Novel and Getting Published For Dummies UK (John Wiley & Sons)
Hale, C. (2012) Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch (W. W. Norton)
Halverson, D. (2011) Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)
Ingermanson, R. & Economy, P. (2010) Writing Fiction for Dummies (Wiley)
Lamott, A. (1995) Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anchor)
Manser, M. & Curtis, S. (2002) The Penguin Writer's Manual (Penguin)
Prose, F. (2006) Reading Like A Writer (Aurum Press)
Smiley, J. (2006) Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel (Faber & Faber)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B. (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)
VanderMeer, J. (2013) Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Image)
Wolf, M. J. P. (2012) Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation (Routledge)
Wood, J. (2009) How Fiction Works (Vintage)
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References Baldick, C. (2015) Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms: Fourth Edition (Oxford University Press)
Birch, D. [Ed.] (2009) The Oxford Companion to English Literature: 7th Edition (Oxford University Press)
Ferguson, M. et al (1996) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (W. W. Norton)
Lapote, P. (1995) The Art of the Personal Essay: An Anthology from the Classical Era to the Present (Anchor Books)
Leitch, V. B. et al [Ed.] (2001) Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (W. W. Norton)
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