Studies in English Literatures
Editor: Koray Melikoğlu
ISSN 1614-4651 (print)
ISSN 2940-5769 (online)
Studies in English Literatures (SEL), edited by Koray Melikoğlu, is a series of scholarly monographs and collected volumes devoted to both the traditional corpus studied in English and American Studies Departments and to widely-read Anglophone writers outside this corpus, such as Chinua Achebe, Bessie Head, and Wole Soyinka. The series, whose individual volumes have been received favourably as evidenced by the reviews quoted in these pages, is open to all theoretical approaches.
The General Editor:
The General Editor, Koray Melikoğlu, studied English and Linguistics at the Free University Berlin and University College Cardiff. He worked at Istanbul and Yeditepe universities and has published on Shakespeare, Eliza Haywood, Charlotte Lennox, Flann O’Brien, and Kazuo Ishiguro.
The Rhetoric of Women’s Humour in Barbara Pym’s Fiction€34.90ibidem234 PagesIn this study of three of Barbara Pym’s novels, Naghmeh Varghaiyan, drawing on examinations of women’s humour by Eileen Gillooly, Regina Barreca, and others, shows how the humorous female discourse...
€34.90ibidem196 PagesThis monograph examines Caryl Phillips’s The Nature of Blood (1997), a novel exploring recurring expressions of exclusion and discrimination throughout history with particular focus on Jewish and African...
Too Far for Comfort
A Study on Biographical Distance. Second, Revised and Expanded Edition€29.90ibidem194 PagesThe dynamic between the biographer and the subject is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of biography as a genre. How does the biographer stage the illusion that is the narrative life, the illusion...
Magical Realism in Postcolonial British Fiction
History, Nation, and Narration€29.90ibidem262 PagesThis study aims at delineating the cultural work of magical realism as a dominant narrative mode in postcolonial British fiction through a detailed analysis of four magical realist novels: Salman Rushdie’s...
Dealing with Evils. Essays on Writing from Africa€29.90ibidem346 PagesThis essay collection addresses African writing ranging from transcriptions of ancient (Khoikhoi/San) folktales to some of the classic texts of the African English canon as well as more recent writing...
Paul Fox, Koray Melikoglu
Formal Investigations: Aesthetic Style in Late-Victorian and Edwardian Detective Fiction€29.90ibidem286 PagesThe essays in this revised and expanded volume explore a variety of structuring taxonomies, the relationships between the aesthetic forms, styles and methodologies of detective and crime fiction in the...
€33.00ibidem430 PagesThis revised and expanded volume examines the intersections of aesthetics and morality and asks what Decadence means to art and society at various moments in British literature. As time passes, the definition...
Time, History, and Philosophy in the Works of Wilson Harris€34.90ibidem254 PagesGianluca Delfino’s study is based on the assumption that Wilson Harris’s works as a whole show a remarkable unity of thought rooted in their author’s complex imagination. As a valuable contribution...
Zeynep Zeren Atayurt
Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writing€29.90ibidem210 PagesThe ‘obese’ female body has often been portrayed as the ‘other’ to the slender body. However, this process of ‘othering’, or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where...
Writing Within / Without / About Sri Lanka: Discourses of Cartography, History and Translation in Selected Works by Michael Ondaatje and Carl Muller€29.90ibidem220 PagesPaola Brusasco’s study offers an original insight into Sri Lankan literature in English and an exploration of cultural, social, and linguistic issues at the basis of the country’s ethnic conflict. By...