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  • Julia Kristevaby Noelle McAfee

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    One of the most original thinkers of the twentieth century, Julia Kristeva has been driving forward the fields of literary and cultural studies since the 1960s. This volume is an accessible, introductory guide to the main themes of Kristeva's work, including her ideas on: *semiotics and symbolism *abjection *melancholia *feminism *revolt. McAfee provides... more...

  • Polemicby Jane Gallop

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 38.95

    These new essays by leading scholars examine some famous and less well-known instances of polemical encounters. The essays are enhanced by an interview with Gayatri Spivak, specially conducted by Jane Gallop for this volume Historically rigorous, theoretically astute, and sometimes wickedly funny, Polemic makes criticism a critical issue. more...

  • Anti-Americanism in European Literatureby Jesper Gulddal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Pursues the hypothesis that fictional literature has been instrumental in the development and dissemination of European anti-Americanism from the early 1800s to today. Focusing on Britain, France and Germany, it offers analyses of a range of canonical literary works in which resentful hostility towards the United States is a predominant feature. more...

  • Evénement et romanby Marc Courtieu

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 62.00

    Le récit est généralement défini comme transformation d’un état en un autre, transformation dont l’élément déclenchant est un événement . Or les études narratologiques ont, avec constance, fait comme si cet « atome » narratif était inanalysable. L’objet de ce livre... more...

  • Cold War Literatureby Andrew Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The Cold War was the longest conflict in a century defined by the scale and brutality of its conflicts. In the battle between the democratic West and the communist East there was barely a year in which the West was not organising, fighting or financing some foreign war. It was an engagement that resulted ? in Korea, Guatemala, Nicaragua and elsewhere... more...

  • Die Befreiung der Bücher: Zur Bedeutung der Dezemberrevolution von 1989 für die rumänische Literaturby Andrei Teusianu

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 8.33

    In der vorliegenden Untersuchung wird das soziale Subsystem der Kultur betrachtet und darin die Literatur als jener Teilbereich der Kultur, der wegen seiner engen Interdependenz mit anderen sozialen Subsystemen, wegen seines meinungsbildenden Potenzials, wegen seiner langen Tradition und nicht zuletzt auch wegen seiner Bedeutung als irradiierendes... more...

  • L'Aube de la Modernité 1680-1760by Peter-Eckhard Knabe; Roland Mortier; François Moureau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 338.00

    The purpose of this collective work is to throw new light on a period which is defined, neither in historical, nor in ideological terms, but along specific literary criteria. Across the XVIIth and the XVIIIth century, a new perspective appears on the status of literature and its relation to the author. Literature overflows the traditional limits of... more...

  • Approaching Postmodernismby Douwe W. Fokkema; Hans Bertens

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 180.00

    Most of the essays collected in this volume deal with theoretical issues that dominate the international debate on Postmodernism, issues such as the shifting nature of the concept, the problem of periodization and the problem of historicity. Other essays offer readings of Postmodernist texts and relate practical criticism to a theoretical framework.... more...

  • Einfach phantastisch!by Ulrike Gerstner

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 18.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Wo einer Phantasie hat, da ist auch eine Geschichte. Und wo ein Held ist, da kann ein Abenteuer nicht weit sein. In belebendem Kontrast zum gewohnten Alltag bietet phantastische Literatur seit Jahrhunderten Abenteuer für Lesehungrige. Millionen Leser folgten Frodo Beutlin durch Mittelerde und dem kleinen Bastian durch Michael Endes... more...

  • Geoffrey Hartmanby G. Douglas Atkins

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    `The critic explicitly acknowledges his dependence on prior words that make his word a kind of answer. He calls to other texts "that they might answer him."' Geoffrey Hartman is the first book devoted to an exploration of the `intellectual poetry' of the critic who, whether or not he `represents the future of the profession', is a unique and major... more...