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Third edition of Womack's "Key Concepts in Literary Theory" hits the shelves

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 306 hits

The revised third edition of Kenneth Womack’s book, Key Concepts in Literary Theory, was published January 12, 2014, by Edinburgh University Press. The bestselling collection of literary terms was co-authored by Womack and his colleagues Julian Wolfreys and Ruth Robbins.

The revised edition of Key Concepts in Literary Theory features 100 new literary terms and concepts, along with expanded bibliographies including key texts by major literary critics. The volume also features entries devoted to keywords from literary theory, the social sciences, cultural studies, and other disciplines.

Womack serves as Penn State Altoona's senior associate dean for Academic Affairs, as well as the Penn State Laureate for the 2013-14 academic year. He is the author of three novels, John Doe No. 2 and the Dreamland Motel (2010), The Restaurant at the End of the World (2012), and Playing the Angel (2013). Wolfreys is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, while Robbins serves as Head of the Department of Cultural Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University.

Womack is also the author or editor of numerous works of nonfiction, including Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles (2007) and The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles (2009), which was named as The Independent’s “Music Book of the Year.” His next Beatles-related work, The Beatles Encyclopedia: Everything Fab Four, will be released in 2014 in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

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