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  • Die Literatur der Roma Frankreichsby Julia Blandfort

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 137.40

    Literary works by Romani authors offer rare and intimate insights into the lifeworld of Europe?s largest minority. Until now, literary scholarship has largely ignored such internal perspectives on Romani life. This book attempts to close the research gap and provides a comprehensive analysis of the works of Romani authors in France, seen... more...

  • Excess and Embodiment in Contemporary Women's Writingby Zeynep Zeren Atayurt

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect' in contemporary Western society. This book engages... more...

  • Eustache Deschampsby Deborah M. Sinnreich-Levi; Ian S. Laurie

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    Eustache Deschamps studied under the tutelage of Guillaume de Marchault, traveled in Syria, Palestine, and Egypt-where he was said to have been made a slave-and eventually become recognized as one of the great French medieval poets. He was the first writer to dissociate lyric poetry from its musical setting and his witty perceptions comment on nearly... more...

  • The Puritan and the Cynicby Jefferson Humphries

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 64.99

    Through a comparative study of French and American texts, this book attempts to discover why Americans, and so often American writers, profess moral sentiments while engaging so little in traditional moralistic genres--the maxim and the fable. more...

  • Debating the Roman de la Roseby Christine McWebb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She argued against what she considered to be misrepresentations of female virtue and vice in the Rose. Her bold objections aroused the... more...

  • From Topic to Taleby Eugene Vance; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 39.00

    Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society. more...

  • Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Agesby Noah D. Guynn

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 100.00

    Guynn offers an innovative new approach to the ethical, cultural, and ideological analysis of medieval allegory. Working between poststructuralism and historical materialism, he considers both the playfulness of allegory and its disciplinary force. more...

  • Cligèsby Chrétien de Troyes; Ingrid Kasten; Ingrid Kasten

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 200.84

    This is the first modern German translation of  Chrétien de Troyes' Cligès .  An introduction, commentary and bibliography make the text accessible for German-speaking readers. more...

  • Forgotten Engagementsby Angela Kershaw

    Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 88.20

    This study is the first to examine the contribution made by women writers to politically committed literature in 1930s France. Its purpose is to bring to light the work of female authors of left-wing fiction whose novels are comparable to those of well-known male practitioners of littérature engagée , such as Paul Nizan and Louis Aragon.... more...

  • Violence in French and Francophone Literature and Filmby James Day

    Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80

    Stories of violence — such as the account in Genesis of Cain’s jealousy and murder of Abel — have been with us since the time of the earliest recorded texts. Undeniably, the scourge of violence fascinates, confounds, and saddens. What are its uses in literature — its appeal, forms, and consequences? Anchored by Alice Kaplan’s... more...