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- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95
Why do we find artificial people fascinating? 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... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95
This collection of essays provides students of literary critical theory with an introduction to Freudian methods of interpretation, and shows how those methods have been transformed by recent developments in French psychoanalysis, particularly by the influence of Jacques Lacan. It explains how classical Freudian criticism tended to focus on the thematic... more...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00
Trauma in Contemporary Literature analyzes contemporary narrative texts in English in the light of trauma theory, including essays by scholars of different countries who approach trauma from a variety of perspectives. The book analyzes and applies the most relevant concepts and themes discussed in trauma theory, such as the relationship between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
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,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 35.63
Die im Band versammelten Beiträge berühren sich unter verschiedenen Denkbildern der Konstellation: mit Walter Benjamin in der Anweisung für eine andere Lektüre, mit Adorno in einem Verfahren, das bislang nicht Gedachte zu einer lesbaren Figur zusammenzuschließen, oder mit Foucault in der Eröffnung eines kohärenten Beschreibungsgebietes für neue Konstellationen... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses, Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur. This interdisciplinary... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
?Realism? is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00
Im Mittelpunkt des Sammelbandes stehen deutsche und polnische literarische Texte und Filme aus der Zeit des Zweiten Weltkriegs bis in die unmittelbare Gegenwart. In einigen Fällen bilden unpublizierte Dokumente (z. B. Lagererinnerungen) oder pseudodokumentarische Werke (z. B. NS-Propagandafilme) den Gegenstand. Das Interesse gilt der Erschließung sowohl... more...