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  • Pale Nativeby Max du Preez

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2011; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • Alterszäsurenby Thorsten Fitzon; Sandra Linden; Kathrin Liess; Dorothee Elm von der Osten

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 210.00

    Der textwissenschaftlich ausgerichtete Sammelband stellt den Begriff der ‚Alterszäsur‘ als heuristisches Instrument in den Mittelpunkt, um das Problem der Messbarkeit und sinnhaften Strukturierung von Lebenszeit in ihrer historischen Bedingtheit nachzuzeichnen. Die Beiträge untersuchen aus literaturwissenschaftlicher, theologischer und... 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$ 100.00

    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$ 100.00

    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...

  • Literature, Theory, Historyby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    In this interdisciplinary work that ranges from the ancients through the Renaissance to the present, Jonathan Hart examines systems, law,  theatre,  nature, stereotype, otherness, authority,  new historicism,  deconstruction,  feminism, reading, interpretation, poetry, and poetics.  Whatever the period, this towering study assumes that meaning, genre,... more...

  • Poetics of the Hiveby Cristopher Hollingsworth

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 29.95

    "Cris Hollingsworth's waggle dance after scouting the rangiest field of literature--Virgil and Homer down to Milton and Swift, on to Plath and Byatt&#$151;leads you to where the nectar hides. . . . He wisely roams, extracting an anthology of poetry, prose, psychology, history&151;most of all, perception--that tops the bee's knees." --Paul West, author... more...

  • The Cylinderby Helmut Müller-Sievers

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 55.00

    The Cylinder investigates the surprising proliferation of cylindrical objects in the nineteenth century, such as steam engines, phonographs, panoramas, rotary printing presses, silos, safety locks, and many more. Examining this phenomenon through the lens of kinematics, the science of forcing motion, Helmut Müller-Sievers provides a new view of the... more...

  • Polymorphous Domesticitiesby Juliana Schiesari

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 41.95

    Polymorphous Domesticities maps out the play of gender, sexuality, and alternative forms of domesticity in the works of four modern European and American writers—Edith Wharton, Djuna Barnes, Colette, and J. R. Ackerley. What these four writers have in common is a defiance of patriarchal paradigms in their lives as well as in their works. Not only... more...