Exploring Literature, Creating Fiction


Alexander, M. (2013) A History of English Literature (Palgrave MacMillan)
Bennett, A. & Royle, N. (2016) An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (Routledge)
Brown, P., Roediger, H. & McDaniel, M. (2014) Make it Stick (Harvard University Press)
Cavanagh, D. et al [Eds.] (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 Book Group)
Crystal, D. (2005) The Stories of English (Penguin)
Feather, J. (2005) A History of British Publishing (Routledge)
Furniss, T. & Bath, M. (2007) Reading Poetry: An Introduction (Routledge)
Hawthorn, J. (2017) Studying the Novel: Seventh Edition (Bloomsbury)
Longhurst, B. et al (2016) Introducing Cultural Studies (Routledge)
Montgomery, M. et al (2012) Ways of Reading: Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature, 4th Edition (Routledge)
O'Gorman, F. [Ed.] (2010) The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Culture (Cambridge University Press)
Pope, R. (1995) Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies (Routledge)
Richter, D. H. (2017) Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Wiley-Blackwell)
VanderMeer, J. (2013) Wonderbook: The Illustrated Guide to Creating Imaginative Fiction (Abrams Image)
Literary Theory Abrams, M. H. (1971) The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition (Oxford University Press)
Ashcroft, B., Griffiths, G. & Tiffin, H. [Eds.] (2003) The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures (Routledge)
Beckman, W. (2015) European Romanticism: A Brief History with Documents (Hackett Publishing Company)
Carruthers, J. (2011) England's Secular Scripture: Islamophobia and the Protestant Aesthetic (Continuum)
During, S. [Ed.] (2007) The Cultural Studies Reader (Routledge)
Eagleton, T. (2008) Literary Theory: An Introduction (Wiley-Blackwell)
Easthope, A. (2003) Literary into Cultural Studies (Routledge)
Ellis, M. (2000) The History of Gothic Fiction (Edinburgh University Press)
Fludernik, M. (2009) Introduction To Narratology (Routledge)
Forster, E. M. (1927/2005) Aspects of the Novel (Penguin)
Grzanka, P. R. (2014) Intersectionality: A Foundations and Frontiers Reader (Westview Press)
Hall, S., Evans, J. & Nixon, S. [Eds.] Representation: Cultural Representations and Signifying Practices (Sage)
Kundera, M., L. Asher [Trans.] (2005) The Art of the Novel (Faber & Faber)
Leitch, V. B. [Ed.] (2001) The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (Norton)
Lupack, A. (2007) The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
(Oxford University Press)
McClintock, A. (2013) Imperial Leather: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (Routledge)
McLeod, J. (2013) Beginning Postcolonialism (Oxford University Press)
Moi, T. (2002) Sexual/Textual Politics: Feminist Literary Theory (Routledge)
Said, E. W. (1978/2003) Orientalism (Penguin)
Said, E. W. (1994) Culture And Imperialism (Vintage)
Sullivan, N. (2003) A Critical Introduction to Queer Theory (New York University Press)
Sutherland, J. (2011) 50 Literature Ideas You Really Need to Know (Quercus)
Williams, R. (1971) Culture and Society, 1780-1950 (Penguin)
Woolf, V. (1929/2002) A Room of One's Own (Penguin)
The Arts Aberth, S. (2010) Leonora Carrington (Lund Humphries)
Cousins, M. (2011) The Story of Film (Pavilion Books)
Cragoe, C. D. (2008) How to Read Buildings: A Crash Course in Architecture (Herbert Press)
Crilley, M. (2016) The Drawing Lesson (Watson-Guptill)
Farthing, S. & Cork, R. (2010) Art: The Whole Story (Thames and Hudson Ltd)
Gioia, T. (1997) The History of Jazz  (Oxford University Press)
Harrington, A. (2004) Art and Social Theory: Sociological Arguments in Aesthetics (Polity)
Hofmann, W. (2001) Caspar David Friedrich (Thames and Hudson Ltd)
Noon, P. & Riopelle, C. (2015) Delacroix: And the Rise of Modern Art (Yale University Press)
Oakley, G. (1997) The Devil's Music: History of the Blues (DaCapo Press)
Roche, E. (2004) The Acoustic Guitar Bible (SMT)
Ross, A. (2009) The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century (Harper Perennial)
Steele, J. (1997) An Architecture for People: Complete Works of Hassan Fathy (Thames & Hudson)
Sultan, K. (1993) Acoustic Blues Guitar (Centerstream)
Touma, H. H., L. Schwartz [Trans] (2003) The Music of the Arabs (Amadeus Press)
Spec Fic &
Al-Hassani, Salim T. S. (2012) 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization' (National Geographic)
Armitt, L. (2005) Fantasy Fiction: An Introduction (Continuum)
Bould, M. & Vint, S. (2011) The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (Routledge)
Eco, U., McEwen, A. [Trans] (2015) The Book of Legendary Lands (MacLehose Press)
Filmer-Davies, K. (1996) Fantasy Fiction and Welsh Myth: Tales of Belonging (Palgrave Macmillan)
Hogle, J. [Ed.] (2002) The Cambridge Companion to Gothic Fiction (Cambridge University Press)
Hume, K. (2014) Fantasy and Mimesis: Response to Reality in Western Literature (Routledge)
Irwin, R. (2005) The Arabian Nights: A Companion (Tauris Parke Paperbacks)
Lodge, D. (2011) The Art of Fiction (Vintage)
Jones, D. W. (2006) The Tough Guide To Fantasyland (Firebird Books) 
Mendlesohn, F. & James, E. (2012) Short History of Fantasy: 2nd Edition (Libri Publishing)
Sandner, D. [Ed.] (2004) Fantastic Literature: A Critical Reader (Praeger)
Wolf, M. J. P. (2012) Building Imaginary Worlds: The Theory and History of Subcreation (Routledge)
Wood, J. (2009) How Fiction Works (Vintage)
Zipes, J. (2013) The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre (Princeton University Press)
Critical Idioms | VSIs Allen, G. (2000) Intertextuality (Routledge)
Anderson, L. (2010) Autobiography (Routledge)
Botting, F. (2013) Gothic (Routledge)
Bradford, R. (1997) Stylistics (Routledge)
Childs, P (2016) Modernism (Routledge)
Cobley, P. (2001) Narrative (Routledge)
Colebrook, C. (2003) Irony (Routledge)
Day, A. (2011) Romanticism (Routledge)
Frow, J. (2014) Genre (Routledge)
Garrard, G. (2011) Ecocriticism (Routledge)
Allan, W. (2014) Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Bate, J. (2010) English Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Boyle, N. (2008) German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Butler, C. (2010) Modernism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Davies, O. (2012) Magic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) 
Ferber, M. (2010) Romanticism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Gutting, G. (2005) Foucault: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Groom, N. (2012) The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Hainsworth, P. & Robey, D. (2015) Dante: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Keefer, K. (2008) The New Testament As Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Preliminary Literature
Preliminary Literature
Homer, ‘The Odyssey’ (8th Century BCE)
Jane Austen, 'Emma' (1815)
Jane Austen, 'Persuasion' (1817)
Jonathan Swift, 'Gulliver's Travels' (1726)
Laurence Sterne, 'Tristram Shandy' (1767)
Knut Hamsun, 'Hunger' (1890)
James Joyce, 'Dubliners' (1914)
Franz Kafka, 'The Trial' (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'Mrs Dalloway' (1925)
Virginia Woolf, 'Orlando' (1928)
Dante Alighieri, 'The Divine Comedy' (1320)
Geoffrey Chaucer, 'The Canterbury Tales' (1400)
Miguel de Cervantes, 'Don Quixote' (1615)
John Milton, 'Paradise Lost' (1667)
John Bunyan, 'The Pilgrim's Progress' (1678)
Charlotte Lennox, 'The Female Quixote' (1752)
James Joyce, 'Ulysses' (1922)
Philip Pullman, 'His Dark Materials' (1995-2000)
Derek Walcott, 'Omeros' (1990)
Angela Carter, 'Nights at the Circus' (1984)
Ann Radcliffe, 'The Mysteries of Udolpho' (1794)
Jane Austen, 'Northanger Abbey' (1817)
Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Lolly Willowes' (1926)
Ursula K. Le Guin, 'The Left Hand of Darkness' (1969)
Deryn Rees-Jones [Ed.], 'Modern Women Poets' (2005)
Jeanette Winterson, 'Lighthousekeeping' (2004)
William Shakespeare, 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' (1596)
William Shakespeare, 'Othello' (1603)
William Shakespeare, 'King Lear' (1606)
Olaudah Equiano, 'The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano' (1789)
George Bernard Shaw, 'Pygmalion' (1913)
Zora Neale Hurston, 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' (1937)
Charlotte Brontë, 'Jane Eyre' (1847)
Chinua Achebe, 'Things Fall Apart' (1958)
Jean Rhys, 'Wide Sargasso Sea' (1966)
Arundhati Roy, 'The God of Small Things' (2004)
Samuel R. Delany, 'Dhalgren' (1975)
Nalo Hopkinson, 'Skin Folk' (2001)
William Wordsworth & Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 'Lyrical Ballads' (1798)
Mary Shelley, 'Frankenstein' (1818)
Andrew Ashfield [Ed.], 'Romantic Women Poets: 1770-1838' (-1838)
Bram Stoker, 'Dracula' (1897)
Emily Brontë, 'Wuthering Heights' (1847)
Gustave Flaubert, 'Madame Bovary' (1856)
William Beckford, 'Vathek' (1782)
George Meredith, 'The Shaving of Shagpat' (1856)
George MacDonald, 'Phantastes' (1858)
David Lindsay, ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’ (1920)
E. R. Eddison, 'The Worm Ouroboros' (1922)
Hope Mirrless, 'Lud-in-the-Mist' (1926)
Robert Louis Stevenson, 'Treasure Island' (1883)
Arthur Conan Doyle, 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1892)
H. G. Wells, 'The First Men in the Moon (1901)
Oscar Wilde, 'De Profundis' (1902)
Nikola Tesla, 'My Inventions' (1919)
J. B. Priestley, 'English Journey' (1934)
Ralph Ellison, 'Invisible Man' (1952)
Vladimir Nabokov, 'Lolita' (1955)
George Orwell, 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' (1949)
William S. Burroughs, 'The Naked Lunch' (1959)
Jorge Luis Borges, James E. Irby [Trans.], 'Labyrinths' (1962)
Norman Spinrad, 'The Iron Dream' (1972)
Leonora Carrington, 'The Hearing Trumpet' (1976)
Michael Ende, 'The Neverending Story' (1979)
William Gibson, 'Neuromancer' (1984)
Tony Harrison, 'V' (1985)
Evangeline Walton, 'The Mabinogion Tetralogy' (2002)
Adrian Mitchell, 'Come On Everybody: Poems 1953-2008' (2012)
Alan Moore, David Lloyd, 'V for Vendetta' (1988-1989)
William Gibson & Bruce Sterling, 'The Difference Engine' (1990)
Andrea Levy, 'Small Island' (2004)
Octavia E. Butler, 'Fledgling' (2005)
Michael Ende, 'Mirror in the Mirror' (1986)
Saladin Ahmed, 'Throne of the Crescent Moon' (2012)
Philip Hensher [Ed.], 'The Penguin Book of British Short Stories, Vol. 2' (2016)
Critical Idioms | VSIs Glover, D. (2008) Genders (Routledge)
Hawkes, D. (2003) Ideology (Routledge)
Innes, P. (2013) Epic (Routledge)
Loomba, A. (2015) Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Routledge)
Mills, S. (2004) Discourse (Routledge)
Morris, P. (2003) Realism (Routledge)
Punter, D (2007) Metaphor (Routledge)
Richards, J. (2007) Rhetoric (Routledge)
Shaw, P. (2017) The Sublime (Routledge)
Widowson, P. (1998) Literature (Routledge)
Linafelt, T. (2016) The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Lyon, J. D. (2010) French Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Morales, H. (2007) Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Podany, A. H. (2013) The Ancient Near East: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Reynolds, K. (2011) Children's Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Seed, D. (2011) Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Treharne, E. (2015) Medieval Literature: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Wall, C. (2016) The Harlem Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Wells, S. (2015) William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)
Young, R. J. C. (2003) Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press)

Writing Skills

Burroway, J., et al (2010) Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft: International Edition, Eight Edition (Pearson)
Delany, S. (2006) About Writing: Seven Essays, Four Letters, and Five Interviews (Wesleyan University Press)
Doty, M. (2010) The Art of Description: Word into World (Graywolf)
Hale, C. (2013) Vex, Hex, Smash, Smooch: Let Verbs Power Your Writing (Norton)
Halverson, D. (2011) Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies (John Wiley & Sons)
Lamott, A. (1995) Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anchor)
Mendlesohn, F. (2008) Rhetorics of Fantasy (Wesleyan University Press) 
Morley, D. (2007) The Cambridge Introduction to Creative Writing (Cambridge University Press)
Pinker, S. (2015) The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century (Penguin)
Strunk Jr., W. & , White, E. B.  (2000) The Elements of Style: Fourth Edition (Longman)

Spec Fic, Magic & Legend

Attebery, A. (2014) Stories about Stories: Fantasy And The Remaking Of Myth (Oxford University Press)
Barber, R. (2004) The Holy Grail: The History of a Legend (Penguin)
Bould, M., Butler, A., Roberts, A., & Vint, S. [Eds.] (2009) The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (Routledge)
Bowser, R. A. & Croxall, B. [Eds.] (2016) Like Clockwork: Steampunk Pasts, Presents, and Futures (Minnesota University Press)
Davies, O. (2010) Grimoires: A History of Magic Books (Oxford University Press)
Eco, U., McEwen, A. [Trans] (2015) The Book of Legendary Lands (MacLehose Press)
Felek, O. & Knysh, A. (2013) Dreams and Visions in Islamic Societies (State University of New York Press)
Hassler-Forrest, D. (2016) Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics (Rowman & Littlefield)
James, E. & Mendlesohn, F. [Eds.] (2012) The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (CUP)
Kennedy, P. & Warner, M. [Eds.] (2013) Scheherazade's Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights (NYU Press)
McAvan, E. (2012) The Postmodern Sacred: Popular Culture Spirituality in the Science Fiction, Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Genres (McFarland)
Owen, A. (2004) The Place of Enchantment: British Occultism and the Culture of the Modern (University of Chicago Press)
Van Bladel, K. (2009) The Arabic Hermes: From Pagan Sage to Prophet of Science (OUP USA)
Warner, M. (2012) Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights (Vintage)
Womack, Y. L. (2013) Afrofuturism: The World of Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Culture (Chicago Review Press)

Histories & Cultures

Bayly, C. A. (2004) The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914 (Wiley-Blackwell)
Fried, J. & Lewis, P. (Author) The Middle Ages (Harvard University Press)
Hobsbawm, E. (1995) The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914-1991 (Abacus)
Hall, L. (2012) Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880 (Palgrave Macmillan)
Knysh, A. (2017) Islam in Historical Perspective (Prentice Hall)
Naerebout, F. G. & Singor, H. W. (2014) Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context (John Wiley & Sons)
Pappe, I (2004) A Modern History of Palestine: Second Edition (Cambridge University Press)
Pryor, F. (2011) The Making of the British Landscape: How We Have Transformed the Land, from Prehistory to Today (Penguin)
Schulze, R. (1998) A Modern History of the Islamic World (I. B. Tauris)
Tharoor, S. (2017) Inglorious Empire: What the British Did to India (Hurst)
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)
Abu-Lughod, L. (2015) Do Muslim Women Need Saving? (Harvard University Press)
Arnal, W. & Mccutcheon, R. T. (2012) The Sacred Is the Profane: The Political Nature Of "Religion" (Oxford University Press)
Chang, Ha-Joon (2011) 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism (Penguin)
Connell, R. W. & Pearse, R. (2015) Gender: In World Perspective, Third Edition (Polity)
Esposito, J. L. and Mogahed, D. (2007) Who Speaks for Islam? (Simon and Schuster)
Jones, O. (2015) The Establishment (Penguin)
Lawler, S. (2014) Identity: Sociological Perspectives: Second Edition (Polity)
Kingsley, P. (2016) The New Odyssey: The Story of Europe's Refugee Crisis (Guardian Faber Publishing)
Klein, N. (2014) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate (Allen Lane)
Kurlansky, M. (2007) Nonviolence: The History of a Dangerous Idea (Vintage)
Lean, N. (2012) The Islamophobia Industry: How the Right Manufactures Fear of Muslims (Pluto Press)
Rippin, A. (2011) Muslims: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices (Routledge)
Savage, M. (2015) Social Class in the 21st Century (Pelican)

Poetry & Theatre

Damon, M. & Livingston, I. [Ed.] (2009) Poetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader (University of Illinois Press)
Damrosch, L. (2016) Eternity's Sunrise: The Imaginative World of William Blake (Yale University Press)
Ferguson, M., Salter, M. J. & Stallworthy, J. (2005) The Norton Anthology of Poetry (Norton)
Markham, E. A. (1989) Hinterland: Caribbean Poetry from the West Indies and Britain (Bloodaxe)
Patke, R. (2006) Postcolonial Poetry in English (Oxford University Press)
Paulin, T. [Ed.] (1990) The Faber Book of Vernacular Poetry (Faber)
Ramazani, J. (2001) The Hybrid Muse: Postcolonial Poetry in English (The University of Chicago Press)
Rees-Jones, D. (2005) Consorting with Angels (Bloodaxe Books)
Trussler, S. (2000) The Cambridge Illustrated History of British Theatre (Cambridge University Press)
Williams, R. (2013) The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry: 2nd Edition (Bloomsbury Academic)

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