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  • Textus - Contextus - Circumtextusby Johanna Sprondel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 97.58

    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...

  • The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicidesby Gary Lachman

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 15.99

    Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word more...

  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 108.43

    The linguae & litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Language and Literature of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS). These research activities in literary studies and linguistics are characterized by an approach that is theoretically... more...

  • Epicby Paul Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott... more...

  • Grotesqueby Justin Edwards; Rune Graulund

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film. The book: presents a history of the literary... more...

  • Erinnerung in Text und Bildby Jürgen Egyptien

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 130.13

    Die Beiträge dieses Sammelbands gehen auf eine im Herbst 2010 durchgeführte Tagung im schlesischen Katowice zurück, auf der vorwiegend polnische und deutsche Literatur- und Filmwissenschaftler sich mit den Zeugnissen der Auseinandersetzung mit Krieg und Holocaust in ihren beiden Ländern beschäftigten. Im Mittelpunkt der Beiträge stehen... more...

  • Goebbels` Mann beim Radioby Max Bonacker

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 32.49

    Millionen von Deutschen war in den Jahren des Zweiten Weltkriegs die Stimme Hans Fritzsches vertraut. Er war der bekannteste Kommentator im deutschen Rundfunk, doch darin erschöpfte sich seine Rolle nicht: Schon seit 1933 übte der Journalist, der seine ersten Erfahrungen im Medienkonzern des Deutschnationalen Alfred Hugenberg gesammelt hatte, Schlüsselfunktionen... more...

  • Erzählräume nach Auschwitzby Andree Michaelis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 130.13

    Immer schon wollten Überlebende der Shoah von ihren Erfahrungen in den nationalsozialistischen Lagern Zeugnis ablegen. Doch welche Möglichkeiten, welche Erzählräume standen ihnen tatsächlich zur Verfügung? Wie und unter welchen Umständen konnten sie ihr Zeugnis narrativ gestalten und in welcher Weise lässt sich diese Gestaltung heute angemessen würdigen?... more...

  • Zwischen Präsenz und Repräsentationby Bent Gebert; Uwe Mayer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 130.13

    Concepts of myth are often characterized in terms of presence, and by the ways in which they are immediate and overpowering. At the same time, they also refer to the representational character of myth, stressing the aspects of mediation and reflection. The essays trace the dynamic between presence and representation in concepts of myth... more...

  • Borders, Boundaries, and Framesby Mae Henderson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The essays in this volume take up the challenge of working out -- or reworking -- the problematics of the borders, the boundaries and the frameworks that structure our various and multiple notions of identity -- textual, personal, collective, generic, and disciplinary. The contributors to this volume write about subjects (and are often themselves subjects)... more...