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  • Creative Knowledge Citiesby Marina van Geenhuizen; Peter Nijkamp

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This book adopts a holistic, integrated and pragmatic approach to exploring the myths, concepts, policies, key conditions and tools for enhancing creative knowledge cities, as well as expounding potentially negative impacts of knowledge based city policies. The authors provide a critical reflection on the reality of city concepts including university-city... more...

  • Comedy in Comparative Literatureby David Gallagher

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...

  • "Und dann werde ich das größte Zeitungshaus Europas bauen"by Tim von Arnim

    Campus Verlag 2012; US$ 28.00

    "Ich wollte Zeitungen machen, die von den Menschen gelesen werden, anständige, moderne, von der gewohnten deutschen Norm etwas abweichende Zeitungen." Axel Springer <p> In einer umfassenden Biographie, die erstmals den Unternehmer Axel Springer in den Mittelpunkt stellt, zeichnet der Wirtschaftshistoriker Tim von Arnim den beispiellosen... more...

  • The August War in Georgia: Foreign Media Coverageby Amalia Oganjanyan

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Reporting on a foreign war or a crisis is a challenging activity, a true professional test for a journalist. Media is often criticized for promoting violence by its conflict reporting: either by staying detached or by being biased. Peace, or conflict-sensitive, journalism was created for improvement of conflict coverage: it emphasizes... more...

  • A Pennine Childhoodby Ernest Dewhurst

    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...

  • Semiotik, Rhetorik und Soziologie des Lachensby Lothar Fietz; Joerg O. Fichte; Hans-Werner Ludwig

    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...

  • Kleine Literaturgeschichte der Großstadtby Angelika Corbineau-Hoffmann

    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...

  • The Routledge Concise History of World Literatureby Theo D'haen

    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...

  • Turning Pointsby Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • Out of the Newsby Celia Viggo Wexler

    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...