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  • The Oral Style (RLE Folklore)by Marcel Jousse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    In this book, first published in 1990, Edgard Sienaert and Richard Whitaker offer the first English translation of Marcel Jousse?s crucially important work, Le style oral . As the translators observe, this study fired the imagination of contemporary intellectuals in Paris soon after its publication and influenced the work of many. In this book, Jousse... more...

  • Turandot's Sisters (RLE Folklore)by Christine Goldberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    The central tale studied in Turandot?s Sisters , first published in 1993, is The Princess Who Can Not Solve the Riddle, AT 851. Other wisdom tales are surveyed to show that they are separate from the riddle tales in material and in spirit. Customs and beliefs concerning riddling and riddle contests are examined to see what motifs from the tales are... more...

  • Yanagita Kunio and the Folklore Movement (RLE Folklore)by Ronald A. Morse

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 120.00

    Yanagita Kunio almost singlehandedly initiated the serious study of folklore in Japan. Even modern Japanese folklorists who may disagree with his approach or his methods must take his body of work as a point of departure for their own. This book, first published in 1990, puts Yanagita?s career within a historical framework and context, full of detail... more...

  • Die Rose: Geschichte und Symbolikby Matthias Jacob Schleiden

    Diplomica Verlag 2015; US$ 12.13

    ?Rose, wer dich nicht liebt ...? Sie ist die bedeutungsvollste und wohl beliebteste aller Blumen: Die Rose zieht die Menschheit seit Urzeiten in ihren Bann. Der Botaniker Matthias Jacob Schlei-den geht ihrer Geschichte und Symbolik auf den Grund. Mit zahlreichen Verweisen aus der Literatur in Form von Gedichten, Sprüchen und Liedern begibt er sich... more...

  • Zombies and Sexualityby Shaka McGlotten; Steve Jones

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    Since the early 2000s, zombies have increasingly swarmed the landscape of popular culture, with ever more diverse representations of the undead being imagined. A growing number of zombie narratives have introduced sexual themes, endowing the living dead with their own sexual identity. The unpleasant idea of the sexual zombie is itself provocative,... more...

  • The Zombie Renaissance in Popular Cultureby Laura Hubner; Marcus Leaning; Paul Manning

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This collection addresses the significant cultural phenomenon of the 'zombie renaissance' ? the growing importance of zombie texts and zombie cultural practices in popular culture. The chapters examine zombie culture across a range of media and practices including films games, music, social media, literature and fandom. more...

  • Myths, Symbols and Legends of Solar System Bodiesby Rachel Alexander

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 39.99

    This practical amateur astronomer?s guide incorporates the mythology concerning our Solar System ? the Sun, the planets and their moons ? into astronomy and explores astronomical, etymological, philosophical, and semiotic connections with astromythology. more...

  • Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Taleby Marina Warner

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries. These fantastic stories have travelled across cultural borders, and been passed on... more...

  • Here Comes A Chopper to Chop Off Your Head - The Dark Side of Childhood Rhymes & Storiesby Liz Evers

    John Blake Publishing 2014; US$ 10.19

    Today?s parents are increasingly replacing nursery rhymes with the latest pop songs, and fairy tales – now thought too scary for little ones – with cute stories about farmyard animals and talking trains. Until recently, weird tales of fairy curses and flesh-eating ogres were considered suitable bedtime reading. And the strange-sounding and sometimes... more...

  • The Year's Work at the Zombie Research Centerby Edward P. Comentale; Aaron Jaffe

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    They have stalked the horizons of our culture, wreaked havoc on moribund concepts of dead and not dead, threatened our sense of identity, and endangered our personal safety. Now zombies have emerged from the lurking shadows of society?s fringes to wander the sacred halls of the academy, feasting on tender minds and hurling rot across our intellectual... more...