A Companion to British Literature

A Companion to British Literature

Editor(s): Robert DeMaria, Heesok Chang, Samantha Zacher

Published Online: 10 JAN 2014 09:53PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470656044

Online ISBN: 9781118827338

DOI: 10.1002/9781118827338

About this Book

A Companion to British Literature is a comprehensive guide to British literature and the contexts and ideas that have shaped and transformed it over the past thirteen centuries. Its four volumes cover literature from all periods and places in Britain and demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to studying the subject.

  • Provides the most inclusive and far-reaching overview of British literature from 700-2000, across four volumes and over 100 chapters
  • Discusses the historical, social, political, domestic, linguistic, institutional and material contexts in which British literature has been produced
  • Written by an internationally diverse range of expert contributors including both distinguished academics and up-and-coming young stars
  • Joins readings across geographical, cultural, institutional, economic and mediological contextsDemonstrates to students and teachers alike a wide range of possible approaches to the study of British literature
  • A general index and a thematic table of contents enable readers to navigate the development of British Literature

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Medieval Literature 700–1450

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  2. Part II: Early Modern Literature 1450–1660

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  3. Part III: Long Eighteenth-Century Literature 1660–1837

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  4. Part IV: Victorian and Twentieth-Century Literature 1837–2000

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