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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 139.95
A significant forensic literary history of the highest quality which examines cultural transfer, cultural exchange and influence in a growing field of academic importance. Meticulously researched with insightful well contexualised critical analysis. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2008; US$ 51.80
Stories of violence such as the account in Genesis of Cains 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 Kaplans... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2007; US$ 64.40
The steady development of queer theory over the last two decades has provided useful analytical tools and the will to dismiss the watchdog of heteronormativity. Modes of reading have evolved, as this volume of FLS amply attests. Following Bill Edmistons introduction to the volume a concise and informative history of queer theory ... more...