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  • Uses of Literatureby Rita Felski

    Wiley 2011; US$ 37.95

    Uses of Literature bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about why we read literature. Explores the diverse motives and mysteries of why we read Offers four different ways of thinking about why we read literature - for recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock Argues for a new “phenomenology” in literary... more...

  • Dances with Devilsby Jacques Pauw

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    For more than a decade, Jacques Pauw has traversed his native continent in pursuit of warlords and drug traffickers, child soldiers and charlatans, adventure and anarchy. What he found was a rich array of personalities and a panoply of stories, ranging from the profoundly tragic to the intensely personal. Pauw?s stories range from South Africa to Rwanda,... more...

  • Blue Collar, Theoreticallyby John F. Lavelle

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Though Marxism is the dominant philosophical theory applied to class in academia, its real-life inconsistencies, particularly stereotyping, have troubling effects on working class studies. As a result of its hegemony, alternative discourses have been effectively shut out of the academic world. This critical work seeks to establish a new philosophy... more...

  • Pale Nativeby Max du Preez

    Random House Struik 2011; US$ 10.00

    Max du Preez has one hell of a story to tell. In his career as a renegade reporter, he?s survived three dismissals, seven libel suits, thirteen criminal cases, four aeroplane crashes, a bombing, two assassination attempts and was a regular on right-wing hit lists. He was in Soweto on 16 June 1976, witnessed the debauched parties of apartheid cabinet... more...

  • Human Rights and Mediaby Diana Papademas

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 114.95

    Volume 6 on "Human Rights and Media" introduces and analyzes the significant relationship and discourse of human rights and media. As agenda setters, framers and integral actors in human rights movements, various forms of media are analyzed by the contributing authors. News media, the press, television, cinema, photojournalism, the internet and other... more...

  • Citizens' Media against Armed Conflictby Clemencia Rodriguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    For two years, Clemencia Rodríguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodríguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community... more...

  • Convention and Innovation in Literatureby Theo D?haen; Rainer Grübel; Helmut Lethen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 210.00

    This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made... more...

  • The Hospitable Canonby Virgil Nemoianu; Robert Royal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 143.00

    The papers in this book respond to the public debate over literary canons, in the United States, and elsewhere, by placing the political-ideological aspects of the conflict inside perspectives derived from comparative literature. Canons are seen by most of the contributors as based on democratic and communal intentions or choices inevitable filtered... more...

  • The Literature of Melancholiaby Martin Middeke; Christina Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker. more...

  • Ekphrastic Medieval Visionsby Claire Barbetti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    Explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions. Demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to transform, shift, and revise composition. more...