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  • Textus - Contextus - Circumtextusby Johanna Sprondel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    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...

  • The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicidesby Gary Lachman

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 11.99

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

  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00

    ?Realism? is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding... 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...

  • Goebbels` Mann beim Radioby Max Bonacker

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 42.00

    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...

  • Erinnerung in Text und Bildby Jürgen Egyptien

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    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...

  • Erzählräume nach Auschwitzby Andree Michaelis

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    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$ 168.00

    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...

  • Pretty Girl In Crimson Roseby Sandy Balfour

    Atlantic Books 2013; US$ 9.99

    Half a million people a day do it in the Telegraph . The Times claims almost as many, and the Guardian 300,000. Most people remember their first time, and everyone has a favourite. You can do it in bed, standing up, or on a train. You can do it alone, with a loved one or in groups. The Queen does it in the bath. It is not illegal, immoral or... more...