Studies in English Literatures

Editor: Koray Melikoğlu

ISSN 1614-4651

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.

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  1. Ob-scene Spaces in Australian Narrative. An Account of the Socio-topographic Construction of Space in Australian Literature
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    290 Pages
    Ob-scene Spaces in Australian Narrative is an exhaustive survey of Australian literature proposing itself as a journey through time and space. With a careful selection of texts which recount Australian...
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  2. Ghostly Alterities. Spectrality and Contemporary Literatures in English
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    190 Pages
    Ghostly Alterities analyses the meaning of ghostliness in contemporary Anglophone novels – Patricia Grace’s Baby No-Eyes (1998), Toni Morrison’s Beloved (1987), J. M. Coetzee’s Foe (1986), Vivienne...
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  3. James Joyce - Developing Irish Identity

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    James Joyce - Developing Irish Identity

    A Study of the Development of Postcolonial Irish Identity in the Novels of James Joyce
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    164 Pages
    James Joyce: Developing Irish Identity follows the increasing focus on Irish identity in Joyce’s major works of prose. This study traces the development of the idea of Ireland, the concept of “Irishness,”...
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  4. “Disdeining life, desiring leaue to die”. Spenser and the Psychology of Despair
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    194 Pages
    Paola Baseotto’s important study stresses death’s ubiquity as a concept in Spenser’s works, always present in intimate relation to life, whether in the recurring, disturbing, figures of “deathwishers,”...
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  5. Decapitation and Disgorgement. The Female Body's Text in Early Modern English Drama and Poetry
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    180 Pages
    This book brings the ideas of French feminist Hélène Cixous to bear on a number of Early Modern English texts. The female characters of Mariam from Elizabeth Cary’s The Tragedy of Mariam, Lavinia from...
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  6. New Readings in the Literature of British India, c. 1780-1947
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    340 Pages
    The twelve contributors to this book amply demonstrate the richness, vitality and complexity of the colonial transactions between Britain and India over the last two centuries, and they do so by approaching...
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  7. The Formation of an Irish Literary Canon in the Mid-Twentieth Century
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    276 Pages
    This scholarly study of the formation of the Irish literary canon in the first half of the twentieth century provides fascinating and often surprising insights into the ways in which different educational...
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  8. Writing Home. Black Writing in Britain Since the War
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    240 Pages
    When the SS Empire Windrush berthed at Tilbury docks in 1948 with 492 ex-servicemen from the Caribbean, it marked the beginning of the post-war migrations to Britain that would form part of modern, multicultural...
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  9. James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism
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    206 Pages
    James Joyce and the Mythology of Modernism examines anew how myth exists in Joyce’s fiction. Using Joyce’s idiosyncratic appropriation of the myths of Catholicism, this study explores how the rejected...
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  10. The Staged Encounter: Contemporary Feminism and Women's Drama
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    194 Pages
    This study presents analyses of a wide range of contemporary plays written by women dramatists from a feminist theoretical perspective. It offers creative insights into the exchange between women's dramatic...
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