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- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 31.95
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 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...
- 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 Romanticisms creative and polemical engagements with the Peninsular War, the bid of Spanish American colonies to establish independence with British support, and the impac 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...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95
The now-forgotten genre of the bellum grammaticale flourished in the sixteenth- and seventeenth centuries as a means of satirizing outmoded cultural institutions and promoting new methods of instruction. Butler examines representations of language as war in texts written in Latin, French, and German; the study, by exploring the relationship between... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 330.00
L?Époque de la Renaissance. Crises et essors nouveaux (1560?1610), a collaborative literary history of the second half of the sixteenth century in Europe, responds to a number of challenges, including those critical of the Renaissance concept itself in favour of a broader Early Modern concept. It inventories the writings of its chosen time-span in... more...
- Princeton University Press 1992; US$ 46.50
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...