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- ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 122.00
The essays in this collection explore new directions in autobiography studies. Examining a wide range of texts, from narratives of suicide survivors, cross-dressers, and people with HIV/AIDS to self-representations in the visual arts, the collection demonstrates how writers have used the postmodern experience fragmentation to forge new kinds of identities.... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00
Contrary to a widely held belief, Hippocratic surgery did not just cover orthopaedics, it also included therapy for serious injuries to soft tissue. This was generally forgotten, since Hippocrates? central text on the matter was lost in the Early Middle Ages. The work presented here attempts to reconstruct the lost text from quotes and references... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 37.50 US$ 30.00
When Oscar Wilde said he had "seen wallpaper which must lead a boy brought up under its influence to a life of crime," his joke played on an idea that has often been taken quite seriously--both in Wilde's day and in our own. In Fateful Beauty , Douglas Mao recovers the lost intellectual, social, and literary history of the belief that the beauty--or... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 119.00
In 28 essays selected from the proceedings of the XXII International Congress of FILLM held at Assumption University, Bangkok, scholars and teachers of languages and literatures have noted, bemoaned and analyzed the waning influence of the humanities to varying degrees. They have raised questions, offered solutions and vigorously defended their languages... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2010; US$ 100.10
In Romanticism and the Anglo-Hispanic Imaginary, the authors assess British Romanticism?s creative and polemical engagements with the Peninsular War, the bid of Spanish American colonies to establish independence with British support, and the impact of travel narratives about Spain and the Americas. The essays analyze questions of language and translation... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 49.00
Women Write Back explores the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century womens responses to texts written by well-known Enlightment figures. Hilger investigates the authorial strategies employed by Karoline von Günderrode, Ellis Cornelia Knight, Julie de Krüdener, and Helen Maria Williams, whose works engage Voltaires Mahomet... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 86.80
The Abject of Desire approaches the aestheticization of the unaesthetic via a range of different topics and genres in twentieth-century Anglophone literature and culture. The experience of disgust, which Winfried Menninghaus describes as an acute crisis of self-preservation, is correlated with conceptualizations of gender in... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2010; US$ 19.99
More than fifty years after the publication of Anatomy of Criticism , Northrop Frye remains one of Canada's most influential intellectuals. This reappraisal reasserts the relevance of his work to the study of literature and illuminates its fruitful intersection with a variety of other fields, including film, cultural studies, linguistics, and feminism.... more...
- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 46.50 US$ 37.20
Studying major writers and philosophers--Schlegel and Schleiermacher in Germany, Wordsworth in England, and Chateaubriand in France--Gerald Izenberg shows how a combination of political, social, and psychological developments resulted in the modern concept of selfhood. More than a study of one national culture influencing another, this work goes to... more...