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  • Global Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95

    In countries worldwide, the Cold War dominated politics, society and culture during the second half of the twentieth century. Global Cold War Literatures offers a unique look at the multiple ways in which writers from Asia, Africa, Europe and North and South America addressed the military conflicts, revolutions, propaganda wars and ideological debates... more...

  • The Game of Probabilityby Rüdiger Campe; Ellwood Wiggins

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 35.00

    There exist literary histories of probability and scientific histories of probability, but it has generally been thought that the two did not meet. Campe begs to differ. Mathematical probability, he argues, took over the role of the old probability of poets, orators, and logicians, albeit in scientific terms. Indeed, mathematical probability would... more...

  • Julia Kristevaby Anna Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 1996; US$ 49.00

    Literature can have a disturbing effect on its readers. It unsettles our hold on everyday experience and makes us strangers and exiles. Anna Smith argues that this is the side of literature which attracts critic and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. Kristeva is drawn to states of extremity where language and the psyche are under duress, and in this book... more...

  • The Revival of Antique Philosophy in the Renaissanceby John L. Lepage

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book examines the revival of antique philosophy in the Renaissance as a literary preoccupation informed by wit. more...

  • Women’s Literary Salons and Political Propaganda During the Napoleonic Eraby Sharon Worley

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 179.95

    In 1800 Napoleon Bonaparte sought to impose an absolute political authority as First Consul for life, and emperor in 1804. A network of women authors connected with Germaine de Staël in Paris, Coppet, Berlin, and Florence maintained salons and addressed political conflicts in their novels, correspondence and theory. Nationalist histories, also... more...

  • Crossing Borders, Dissolving Boundariesby Hein Viljoen

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 85.05

    Borders separate but also connect self and other, and literary texts not only enact these bordering processes, but form part of such processes. This book gestures towards a borderless world, stepping, as it were, with thousand-mile boots from south to north (even across the Atlantic), from South Africa to Scandinavia. It also shows how literary texts... more...

  • The Silent Wordby Robert Young; Ban Kah Choon; Robbie B.H. Goh

    World Scientific Publishing Company 1998; US$ 37.00

    This book is a selection of the papers presented at an international conference on “Meaning as Production: The Role of the 'Unwritten'”, held in Singapore in 1995. It takes textual analysis beyond the traditional boundaries of literary studies, into a more culturally dynamic field of social semiotics, rhetorical studies, hermeneutics... more...

  • The Boundaries of the Literary Archiveby Ms Carrie Smith; Ms Lisa Stead

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This volume offers new and challenging interdisciplinary approaches to the use and study of literary archives. Interrogating literary and archival methodology and foregrounding new forms of textual scholarship, the collection includes essays from both academics and archivists to address the full complexity of the study of modern literary archives.... more...

  • Lingoby Gaston Dorren; Jonathan Buckley; Alison Edwards

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 7.98

    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...

  • Der französische Wortschatz der Vorklassikby Volker Mecking

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 22.70

    Les Occurrences de la Paix de Lyon, ein Text aus dem Jahre 1601, schildert die dramatischen Ereignisse im Vorfeld der Unterzeichnung des Friedensvertrages von Lyon zwischen dem Königreich Frankreich und dem Herzogtum Savoyen. René de Lucinge, Autor des Textes, Diplomat und Botschafter Savoyens, spielte bei der Aushandlung des Vertrags eine zentrale... more...