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  • Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679)by Lothar Noack

    De Gruyter 1999; US$ 168.00

    This biography of Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau (1616-1679) draws on hitherto largely untapped source material to describe the life and work of the Silesian poet and city councillor of Breslau (Wroclaw) against the backdrop of the rival claims of politics and literature. By extending its purview to the political, economic, socio-historical... more...

  • The Pangborn Defenceby Norm Sibum

    Biblioasis 2012; US$ 14.95

    The Pangborn Defence, a departure from Sibum's previous verse, will be something of a surprise for those who have followed his career. Poems written as letters to personages both real and imagined, there are political undertones to many rarely seen in Sibum's ouevre. But there is still the same attention to detail, the same craftsmanship, humour,... more...

  • Die Braut des Königsby Rabea Kohnen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    Middle High German ?courtship tales? combine a narrative model that recurs in many variations with different versions of the confrontation between Christians and Saracens. The present study analyzes the inter-religious issues exposed in this group of texts from the combined perspectives of narratology and cultural studies, and examines... more...

  • Johannes Bisselius: Deliciae Veris ? Frühlingsfreudenby Lutz Claren; Jost Eickmeyer; Wilhelm Kühlmann; Hermann Wiegand

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 210.00

    In 1638, the Jesuit, poet, preacher, and historian Johannes Bisselius (1601?1682) published the first volume of his seasonal poem Deliciae Veris, ?Pleasures of Spring?. The subtly composed, stylistically unique cycle is presented here for the first time in a modern edition with a German translation and insightful commentary, including... more...

  • Gattungs-Wissenby Michael Bies; Michael Gamper; Ingrid Kleeberg

    Wallstein Verlag 2013; US$ 26.71

    Hauptbeschreibung Literatur konstituiert Wirklichkeit und Wissen wesentlich über die Ausstellung und Thematisierung sprachlicher Formgebung. Auf diese Weise reflektiert sie die Bedingungen der Möglichkeit von Wissen und ist so immer auch, qua formaler Gestaltung, Wissen vom Wissen. Ausgehend von grundlegenden epistemologischen Überlegungen zum Verhältnis... more...

  • The Other Side of Fifty and Rays of Lamentationby Tennu Mbuh

    Langaa RPCIG 2013; US$ 18.05

    This collection dissects post-independence Cameroon as a representative postcolonial junction. The history that assists in the writing of the poems is a necessary background to understand the dislocated vision of an erstwhile independent territory. After a patriotic pastime of sweeping every bit of rubbish under the carpet of national unity for over... more...

  • Literatur des Mittelaltersby Heinz Sieburg

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 31.00

    - Diskussion von Epochengrenzen, Sprachstufen und Literaturbegriff - Hintergründe und Entstehungsbedingungen: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit, Geistlichkeit und Adel, Autor und Publikum - Paläografie und Textkritik: Handschrift und Edition - Dichtung als Formkunst: Reim und Metrum - Literaturperioden im Überblick: Alt-, Mittel- und Frühneuhochdeutsch... more...

  • Intermediales Erzählen im frühneuzeitlichen illustrierten Romanby Raphael Kuch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Colmar literary figure, Meistersinger, and painter Jörg Wickram employed the pictorial dimension of his early modern romances as a creative backdrop for his narrative. This book engages in a comprehensive analysis of the narrative, para-textual and trans-textual structure of the romances Galmy (1539), Gabriotto und Reinhart (1551),... more...

  • Birken-Wälderby Klaus Garber; Christoph Hendel; Hartmut Laufhütte

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 377.00

    This volume presents 430 poems and poem groups written by Sigmund von Birken, typically on commission, for bourgeois patrons and members of the city of Nuremberg?s patrician class. The first subvolume contains the texts; the second subvolume the philological apparatus and commentaries. The book reveals the activity of a ?literary service... more...

  • Narration and Heroby Victor Millet; Heike Sahm

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The volume provides an overview of the origins of early medieval aristocratic literature. Although there are regional, linguistic and formal differences, one can observe a number of similarities. Oral literature disseminates a range of themes that are shared by narratives in most parts of the continent. The authors address these similarities... more...