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

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Zwischen Präsenz und Repräsentationby Bent Gebert; Uwe Mayer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 168.00

    The linguae& litterae series, edited by Peter Auer, Gesa von Essen and Werner Frick, documents the research activities of the School of Languageand 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...

  • 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...

  • Murdoch's Flagshipby Denis Cryle

    Melbourne University Press 2008; US$ 33.32

    Murdoch's Flagship provides the first in-depth overview of the Australian, mapping its uneven and uncharted progress across its first three decades. While the Fairfax and Packer media groups have received detailed historical coverage over the years, Rupert Murdoch's News Limited and the Australian have not been given the same systematic attention... more...

  • Shtetlby Jeffrey Shandler

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    By examining the meaning of shtetl , Jeffrey Shandler asks how Jewish life in provincial towns in Eastern Europe has become the subject of extensive creativity, memory, and scholarship. He traces the trajectory of writing about these towns, by Jews and non-Jews, residents and visitors, researchers, novelists, memoirists, journalists, and others,... more...

  • Travel and Ethicsby Corinne Fowler; Charles Forsdick; Ludmilla Kostova

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Despite the recent increase in scholarly activity regarding travel writing and the accompanying proliferation of publications relating to the form, its ethical dimensions have yet to be theorized with sufficient rigour. Drawing from the disciplines of anthropology, linguistics, literary studies and modern languages, the contributors in this volume apply... more...