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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95
A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...
- Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 51.38
Hauptbeschreibung Reporting on a foreign war or a crisis is a challenging activity, a true professional test for a journalist. Media is often criticized for promoting violence by its conflict reporting: either by staying detached or by being biased. Peace, or conflict-sensitive, journalism was created for improvement of conflict coverage: it emphasizes... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 112.00
Plots of War: Modern Narratives of Conflictdiscusses the dynamics of change and transformation thatunderlie the troubled project of modernity and shows how deeply it has been shaped by war and violence. The narrative of war, theemplotment of violence in historic and mainly in symbolic terms, is deeply embedded in the construction of individual and... more...
- De Gruyter 1996; US$ 154.00
The Thirteenth Blaubeuren Symposium was dedicated to the discussion of the changing face of the ridiculous and the changing functions of laughter since the Middle Ages. The contributions focus on parallels and differences in English, American, German, French, Italian and Spanish literature and on their respective cultural and historical origins. more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 13.70
Hauptbeschreibung Die Großstadt hat die Schriftsteller von jeher fasziniert. Schon Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts entstanden die ersten Großstadtromane, im 19. und bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein erschienen die Klassiker des Genres. Der vorliegende Band macht in Form anregender Essays mit den wichtigsten literarischen Großstadtdarstellungen aus drei... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 29.95
This remarkably broad and informative book offers an introduction to and overview of World Literature. Tracing the term from its earliest roots and situating it within a number of relevant contexts from postcolonialism to postmodernism, Theo D?haen examines: the return of the term "world literature" and its changing meaning Goethe?s concept... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures ? ?turning points? ? in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative concepts to... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 55.49
Hauptbeschreibung The Visual Culture of Modernism offers a wide-ranging exploration of intertextual relations that bring together artists, artistic forms and artistic periods in response to the question: what is the relevance of early twentieth-century American Modernism to our present historical moment? Scholars from Europe and America develop responses... more...
Der Holocaust bei Spiegelman, Croci, Kubert und Heuvel: Eine Untersuchung zum historischen Lernen durch ComicsDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.95
Hauptbeschreibung Historisches Lernen durch Sprechblasen? Der Holocaust im Comic? Auf den ersten Blick eine seltsam anmutende Kombination. Kann der Comic ein geeignetes Medium sein, um Kindern und Jugendlichen eine so ernsthafte Thematik wie den Holocaust näher zu bringen und historisches Lernen zu fördern? In diesem Buch untersucht die Autorin vier... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses, Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur. This interdisciplinary... more...