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- The History Press 2011; US$ 3.99
As a boy in the 1850s, Ernest Dewhurst's great-grandfather was dispatched by train from Bolton to Colne in Lancashire. The label pinned to his jacket read 'Anyone can have this lad who wants him'. Thinking about the harshness of his great-grandfather's childhood prompted Ernest to examine his own upbringing, and the comparative cosiness of an isolated... more...
- De Gruyter 1996; US$ 182.00
The Thirteenth Blaubeuren Symposium was dedicated to the discussion of the changing face of the ridiculous and the changing functions of laughter since the Middle Ages. The contributions focus on parallels and differences in English, American, German, French, Italian and Spanish literature and on their respective cultural and historical... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 38.90
Die Großstadt hat die Schriftsteller von jeher fasziniert. Schon Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts entstanden die ersten Großstadtromane, im 19. und bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein erschienen die Klassiker des Genres. Der vorliegende Band macht in Form anregender Essays mit den wichtigsten literarischen Großstadtdarstellungen aus drei Jahrhunderten bekannt.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 33.95
This remarkably broad and informative book offers an introduction to and overview of World Literature. Tracing the term from its earliest roots and situating it within a number of relevant contexts from postcolonialism to postmodernism, Theo D?haen examines: the return of the term "world literature" and its changing meaning Goethe?s concept... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures ? ?turning points? ? in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00
This is a work of media history and media criticism with a human face. It presents profiles of 11 journalists who left some of the country's biggest mainstream media outlets, and took on new career challenges. Their stories give the reader a vivid sense of what it means to be a reporter and to cover big news events. But this book goes beyond media... more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 46.76
The Visual Culture of Modernism offers a wide-ranging exploration of intertextual relations that bring together artists, artistic forms and artistic periods in response to the question: what is the relevance of early twentieth-century American Modernism to our present historical moment? Scholars from Europe and America develop responses to this question... more...
Der Holocaust bei Spiegelman, Croci, Kubert und Heuvel: Eine Untersuchung zum historischen Lernen durch ComicsDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 28.13
Hauptbeschreibung Historisches Lernen durch Sprechblasen? Der Holocaust im Comic? Auf den ersten Blick eine seltsam anmutende Kombination. Kann der Comic ein geeignetes Medium sein, um Kindern und Jugendlichen eine so ernsthafte Thematik wie den Holocaust näher zu bringen und historisches Lernen zu fördern? In diesem Buch untersucht die Autorin vier... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses , Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur.... more...