Extensions: Essays in English Studies from Shakespeare to the Spice Girls

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Sue Hosking, Dianne Schwerdt
Wakefield Press, 1999 - 220 pages
Extensions is a refreshing and stimulating collection of essays that illustrates the diversity of subject matter and the variety of critical approaches now used in English Studies. Covering traditional and contemporary works, this book encourages readers to rethink and rediscover aspects of familiar texts.

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Contents

Introduction
1
ReWritings
3
Ophelia Centre Stage
25
Two Poems
42
Homeless at home
55
Passion versus Principle
72
Elizabeth Jolleys The Well and the Female Gothic
89
Narrating the Colonial Experience
126
Jack Davis and Archie Weller
141
Representation Power and Genre in The Piano
158
Did he smile his work to see? The Compelling Aesthetics
172
The XFiles
186
Girl Culture or Why Study the Spice Girls?
199
Contributors
216
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