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  • River of Inkby Thomas Christensen

    Counterpoint 2014; US$ 34.99

    With its title harkening back to the sack of Baghdad in 1258when the Tigris ran black with the ink of books flung into the water by Mongol invaders River of Ink is a collection of essays that range widely across time and cultures to illuminate the role of literature and art throughout history. Christensen draws from a panoply of subjects, from the... more...

  • Reading Joyceby David Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    `Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...

  • A Preface to James Joyceby Sydney Bolt

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This new edition includes material on Joyce's distinctive view of femininity and a greatly expanded treatment of Finnegan's Wake . The first section outlines the biographical and cultural background, the second offers a detailed critical survey of three major works, including Ulysses and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man , and the third section... more...

  • Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mindby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    At a time when psychoanalysis is attacked by biologists, psychologists and literary critics alike, this book offers a radical defence. Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mind gives a clear introduction to the theories of Freud and Jung, the strange linguistic rewriting of Freud by Jacques Lacan. It explores the extraordinary variety... more...

  • Anatomy of a Robotby Despina Kakoudaki

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Drawing from a rich fictional and cinematic tradition, Anatomy of a Robot explores the political and textual implications of our perennial projections of humanity onto figures such as robots, androids, cyborgs, and automata. In an engaging, sophisticated, and accessible presentation, Despina Kakoudaki argues that, in their narrative and cultural... more...

  • Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Cultureby Monica Germana; Aris Mousoutzanis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world?s globalised space, the traumatic burden of history, and the mutual relationship... more...

  • Advocating Propaganda – Viewpoints from Israelby Ron Schleifer; Jessica Snapper

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Based on a series of interviews with top players in the Israeli propaganda war, Advocating Propaganda ? Viewpoints from Israel gathers the perspectives from a rabbi, a priest, a politician, public servants, a military officer, a student activist, and a social media consultant to discuss the incomprehensible situation of Israel?s faltering public... more...

  • The Heroine in Literature and Film As Expressive of the Twelve Natural Seasonsby Edward Eriksson

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    Written as a companion piece to complement Professor Eriksson’s prior groundbreaking analysis, The Appearance of the Mythic Hero in the Twelve Seasons of Nature, this text, focusing on the heroine’s experience, does more than just provide the other half to the hero’s journey. Instead, The Heroine In Literature and Filam as Expressive... more...

  • Spellboundby Maria Tatar

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 43.95 US$ 39.99

    Franz Anton Mesmer's concept of animal magnetism exercised a profound influence on key European and American thinkers. Mesmer, who saw in his discovery the secret of health, had hoped to recover the harmony between man and nature by harnessing the power of magnetic fluids. In calling attention to the existence of a second self that surfaces in the... more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Raumby Jörg Dünne; Andreas Mahler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 158.54

    This handbook examines the relationship between literature and space, taking into account particularly literary presentations of spatiality. It systematically applies theoretical models for analyzing and questioning paradigmatic texts. In this way, the handbook offers the first comprehensive presentation of this field of study. more...