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  • Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readersby Maria Nikolajeva

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 43.95

    This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children?s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and... more...

  • Point of View, Perspective, and Focalizationby Peter Hühn; Wolf Schmid; Jörg Schönert

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Stories do not actually exist in the world but are created and structured? modeled? through the process of mediation, i.e. through the means and techniques by which they are represented. This is an important field, not only for narratology but also for literary and media studies. The articles in this volume, contributed by international scholars... more...

  • Grenzen der Literaturby Simone Winko; Fotis Jannidis; Gerhard Lauer

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The concept of "literature" is notoriously vague and defies definition, yet at the same time it is indispensable in an age where traditional subject boundaries are breaking down. This volume discusses possible ways of defining the concept in such a manner that it can be productively deployed heuristically in varied historical and cultural... more...

  • Five Fictions in Search of Truthby Myra Jehlen

    Princeton University Press 2008; US$ 36.95

    Fiction, far from being the opposite of truth, is wholly bent on finding it out, and writing novels is a way to know the real world as objectively as possible. In Five Fictions in Search of Truth , Myra Jehlen develops this idea through readings of works by Flaubert, James, and Nabokov. She invokes Proust's famous search for lost memory as the exemplary... more...

  • My Life as an Experimentby A. J. Jacobs

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    One man. Ten extraordinary quests. Bestselling author and human guinea pig A. J. Jacobs puts his life to the test and reports on the surprising and entertaining results. He goes undercover as a woman, lives by George Washington?s moral code, and impersonates a movie star. He practices "radical honesty," brushes his teeth with the world?s most rational... more...

  • Professional Feature Writingby Bruce Garrison

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 78.95

    "Professional Feature Writing" provides the basics of news media feature writing and establishes a solid foundation for students and writers making feature writing their career. This fifth edition offers a thorough and up-to-date look at newspaper, magazine, newsletter, and online publications, with emphasis on daily newspapers and consumer... more...

  • Inter-Actionsby Nelvin Vos

    UPA 2009; US$ 34.99

    The conversation between religion and culture, drama and Christianity, needs to be ongoing. This book is a contribution to the dialogue, asking questions, pointing towards possible answers, and encouraging others to join in the conversation. more...

  • The CSI Effectby Michele Byers; Val Marie Johnson

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 37.99

    The CSI Effect: Television, Crime, and Governance demonstrates that CSI's appeal cannot be disentangled from its production as a televisual text or the broader discourses and practices that circulate within our social landscape. This groundbreaking interdisciplinary collection bridges the gap between the study of popular culture media and the study... more...

  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Walter Jost; Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 232.95

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ?Relations Between Philosophy and Literature?, ?Emotional... more...

  • I'm Dying Up Hereby William Knoedelseder

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.99

    In the mid-1970s, Jay Leno, David Letterman, Andy Kaufman, Richard Lewis, Robin Williams, Elayne Boosler, Tom Dreesen, and several hundred other shameless showoffs and incorrigible cutups from all across the country migrated en masse to Los Angeles, the new home of Johnny Carson?s Tonight Show . There, in a late-night world of sex, drugs, dreams... more...