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  • Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrillby Jennifer Green-Lewis; Margaret Soltan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00

    This book marks the growing exhaustion with a politicized approach to literature, and celebrate the return of beauty as a subject in its own right to literary studies. more...

  • Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europeby Julie Campbell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Exploring interactions of early modern male and female writers, Campbell examines how the querelle des femmes influenced the perception of well-educated women who were part of literary circles in Italy, France, and England from approximately 1530-1650. To gain a better sense of how querelle language and issues were used for or against learned women... more...

  • Romantic Border Crossingsby Jeffrey Cass; Larry Peer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    Romantic Border Crossings participates in the movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties surrounding comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. Spanning a wide range of authors and topics that includes Elizabeth Inchbald, Gérard de Nerval, Jacobinism,... more...

  • Erzählkulturby Rolf Wilhelm Brednich

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 224.00

    The volume presents 25 papers on the cultural analysis of narration and narratives. The selection concentrates both on comparative historical narratology and on contemporary narratology as an analysis of consciousness. The authors come from a number of European countries and from North America, and the papers, in German and English, provide exemplary... more...

  • Making Publics in Early Modern Europeby Bronwen Wilson; Paul Yachnin

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    The book looks at how people, things, and new forms of knowledge created "publics" in early modern Europe, and how publics changed the shape of early modern society. The focus is on what the authors call "making publics" ? the active creation of new forms of association that allowed people to connect with others in ways not rooted in family, rank... more...

  • Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeareby Joan Fitzpatrick

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 119.95

    Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as read in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period to the mid seventeenth century. The essays are international and interdisciplinary in their approach; they incorporate... more...

  • True Relations: Essays on Autobiography and the Postmodernby G. Thomas Couser; Joseph Fichtelberg

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 111.00

    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.||Postmodern... more...

  • Weichteil- und Viszeralchirurgie bei Hippokratesby Mathias Witt

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 119.00

    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 in... more...

  • Modernism, Magazines, and the British avant-gardeby Faith Binckes

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 94.99

    This book is a re-examination of the fertile years of early modernism immediately preceding the First World War. During this period, how, where, and under whose terms the avant-garde in Britain would be constructed and consumed were very much to play for. It is the first study to look in detail at two little magazines marginalised from many accounts... more...

  • Fateful Beautyby Douglas Mao

    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...