Series: The New Critical Idiom

Series by cover

1–8 of 48 ( next | show all )

Works (48)

Adaptation and Appropriation by Julie Sanders
Allegory (The New Critical Idiom) by Jeremy Tambling
The Author by Andrew Bennett
Autobiography by Linda Anderson
Class (The New Critical Idiom) by Gary Day
Colonialism/Postcolonialism (The New Critical Idiom) by Ania Loomba
Comedy by Andrew Stott
Creativity: Theory, History, Practice by Rob Pope
Crime Fiction by John Scaggs
Culture/Metaculture (The New Critical Idiom) by Francis Mulhern
Discourse by Sara Mills
Drama/Theatre/Performance (The New Critical Idiom) by Simon Shepherd
Dramatic Monologue (The New Critical Idiom) by Glennis Byron
Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom) by Greg Garrard
Elegy (The New Critical Idiom) by David Kennedy
Gender by David Glover
Genre (The New Critical Idiom) by John Frow
Gothic by Fred Botting
The Historical Novel (The New Critical Idiom) by Jerome de Groot
Historicism by Paul Hamilton
Humanism by Tony Davies
Ideology by David Hawkes
Interdisciplinarity (The New Critical Idiom) by Joe Moran
Intertextuality by Graham Allen
Irony by Claire Colebrook
Literature by Peter Widdowson
Magic(al) Realism by Maggie Ann Bowers
Memory (The New Critical Idiom) by Anne Whitehead
Metaphor by David Punter
Metre, Rhythm and Verse Form by Philip Hobsbaum
Mimesis by Matthew Potolsky
Modernism by Peter Childs
Myth by Laurence Coupe
Narrative (The New Critical Idiom) by Paul Cobley
Parody by Simon Dentith
Pastoral by Terry Gifford
Performativity (The New Critical Idiom) by James Loxley
The Postmodern by Simon Malpas
Realism (The New Critical Idiom) by Pam Morris
Rhetoric by Jennifer Richards
Romance by Barbara Fuchs
Romanticism by Aidan Day
Science Fiction by Adam Roberts
Sexuality by Joseph Bristow
Stylistics by Richard Bradford
Subjectivity by Donald E. Hall
The Sublime (The New Critical Idiom) by Philip Shaw
The Unconscious by Anthony Easthope

Related tags


Series description


How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


BogAl (52), AnnaClaire (1), SeibelsBib_Wetzlar (1)
About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 119,579,363 books! | Top bar: Always visible