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  • The Renaissance Utopiaby Chloë Houston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A study of European utopias in context from the early years of Henry VIII’s reign to the Restoration, this book assesses the societies projected by utopian literature from Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) to the political idealism and millenarianism of the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance Utopia complements recent scholarly work on early modern... more...

  • Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Eraby John Watkins; Kathryn L. Reyerson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics... more...

  • Konstruktionen literarischer Authentizität in autobiographischen Erzähltextenby Nadine Schmidt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 45.06

    Zwei Schwerpunkte verbindet diese Studie: Zum einen setzt sie sich mit dem komplexen Gegenstand der »Konstruktion literarischer Authentizität« auseinander ? also mit einem noch offenen, rezenten Forschungsthema ? und problematisiert den neuerdings in der Forschungsliteratur zur Autobiographik gern benutzten Begriff der »Autofiktion«. Zum anderen wird... more...

  • Rethinking Empathy through Literatureby Meghan Marie Hammond; Sue J. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role in discussions of empathy across disciplines, reconsidering how literature relates to "feeling with" others is key to rethinking empathy conceptually.... more...

  • The Ecstatic Poetic Traditionby D. J. Moores

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This work is not only a general inquiry into ecstatic states of consciousness and an historical outline of the ecstatic poetic tradition but also an intensive study of five representative poets--Rumi, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson, and Tagore. In a refreshingly original, wide-ranging engagement with concepts in psychology, religion, philosophy, aesthetics,... more...

  • Dope in the Age of Innocenceby Damien Enright

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down... more...

  • Contemporary Trauma Narrativesby Jean-Michel Ganteau; Susana Onega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book provides a comprehensive compilation of essays on the relationship between formal experimentation and ethics in a number of generically hybrid or "liminal" narratives dealing with individual and collective traumas, running the spectrum from the testimonial novel and the fictional autobiography to the fake memoir, written by a variety of famous,... more...

  • The Future of Testimonyby Antony Rowland; Jane Kilby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony , this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and poetry, and its place in society. It visits testimony... more...

  • Public Affairs Reporting Nowby George Michael Killenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Everyday life, no whether the issues or events arise next-door or a continent away, raises questions and concerns that the public counts on journalists to answer and, more important, confront. More than ever before, we all rely on the news media for warnings, explanations and insights. The profession - and society - cannot afford lazy, inept, uncommitted... more...

  • The Violence of Representation (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1989, this collection of essays brings into focus the history of a specific form of violence ? that of representation. The contributors identify representations of self and other that empower a particular class, gender, nation, or race, constructing a history of the west as the history of changing modes of subjugation. The essays... more...