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  • 1913by Jean-Michel Rabate

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2007; US$ 34.95

    Puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913. This text examines the wide range of diverse artistic, literary, and political endeavours undertaken in this one year. more...

  • Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literatureby Professor Mary Bryden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    Deleuze's writing is permeated with references to literature. Despite asserting that he was not a literary critic, Deleuze provides exhilarating and original interactions with texts. This study offers in-depth encounters between Deleuze's thought and the writers who fascinated him, demonstrating the productivity of a Deleuzian frame of reference. more...

  • Crimes of Art and Terrorby Frank Lentricchia; Jody McAuliffe

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? In Crimes of Art and Terror , Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe explore the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. Lentricchia and McAuliffe begin by anchoring their penetrating discussions in the events of 9/11 and the scandal provoked by composer... more...

  • 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...

  • Edward Said and the Literary, Social, and Political Worldby Ranjan Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    The contributors to this volume†- many among the foremost Edward Said scholars in the world - examine Said as the literary critic, his relationship to other major contemporary thinkers and his involvement with major movements of his time (such as music, feminism, new humanism, and Marxism). more...

  • Professing Literatureby Gerald Graff

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 27.50

    Widely considered the standard history of the profession of literary studies, Professing Literature unearths the long-forgotten ideas and debates that created the literature department as we know it today. In a readable and often-amusing narrative, Gerald Graff shows that the heated conflicts of our recent culture wars echo—and often recycle—controversies... more...

  • Rhetoric, Rhetoricians and Poetsby Marijke Spies; Ton van Strien; Henk Duits

    Amsterdam University Press 2000; US$ 29.25

    A tribute to Marijke Spies on her retirement as professor of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch literature. more...

  • In tekst gevatby Maaike Meijer

    Amsterdam University Press 2006; US$ 47.40

    Sekse en etniciteit impliceren fundamentele hiŽrarchieŽn in onze cultuur, die alle representatie doordesemen. Het zijn krachten die elke tekst van binnenuit besturen, conventies van representatie die zo vanzelfsprekend zijn, dat zij niet langer, als conventies worden gezien. Dat verklaart waarom deze categorieŽn zo vaak als 'natuurlijk' worden... 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...