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  • Lingoby Gaston Dorren; Alison Edwards

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 10.65

    Welcome to Europe as you've never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities... more...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... more...

  • Writing and Selling Romantic Comedy Screenplaysby Craig Batty; Helen Jacey

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    What happens when ‘happy ever after? isn?t quite so simple? Today?s attitudes to love and romance are as varied and diverse as individuals, and audiences want and need more sophisticated, authentic films that show how we live and love now. So what does this mean for the screenwriter developing a romcom? And how do they write heart-warming stories... more...

  • Das Fremde im Eigenstenby Bernd Kortländer; Sikander Singh

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 50.59

    Hauptbeschreibung Die nationale Identität Deutschlands ist im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert zunächst über die Kultur und Sprache bestimmt worden. Erst spät entwickelte sich die Idee einer staatlichen Einheit, parallel mit dem Verfall der feudalen Strukturen und dem Aufstieg des Bürgertums, zu einer politischen Vorstellung und Forderung. Und erst in den... more...

  • Reflections upon Genreby Jan Engberg

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 59.11

    The presents book departs from an observation made by a group of scholars at Aarhus University: On the one hand, the concept of genre is present in and pivotal for a number of different disciplines studying texts such as literary studies, analytical text linguistics and the investigation of text production in professional settings. On the other hand,... more...

  • Theory and the Disappearing Futureby Tom Cohen; Claire Colebrook; J. Hillis Miller; with a manuscript by Paul de Man

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95

    Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?; an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...

  • The Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literatureby John Wyatt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95

    In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...

  • Literature and The Contemporaryby Roger Luckhurst; Peter Marks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary , in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theaterby Fran Mason

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 97.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater examines the different areas of postmodernist literature and the variety of forms that have been produced. This is accomplished through a list of acronyms, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and several hundred cross-referenced dictionary entries on individual postmodernist... more...

  • After 1945by Hans Gumbrecht

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    What is it the legacy that humankind has been living with since 1945? We were once convinced that time was the agent of change. But in the past decade or two, our experience of time has been transformed. Technology preserves and inundates us with the past, and we perceive our future as a set of converging and threatening inevitabilities: nuclear annihilation,... more...