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  • 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 US$ 44.00

    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 US$ 33.56

    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...

  • Ask Grahamby Graham Norton

    John Blake Publishing 2011; US$ 7.28

    He's been everywhere, he's seen everything. Now Graham Norton's here to solve your problems! Graham Norton is best known as a television presenter, chat show host and comedian. His warm demeanour and dry wit has endeared him to the nation and he is well on his way to securing the status of a national treasure. But as well as presenting and acting,... more...

  • Der Ursprung des Konzepts um 1800by Albert Meier

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 210.00

    Kunstreligion [art religion] has been an established term since Schleiermacher's Speeches on Religion (1799). However, the origin of the concept is not to be found in the theology of Schleiermacher but rather in its cultural-philosophical sources, i.e. in the derationalization of "Kunst" [art] in the context of autonomy-aesthetics, which... more...

  • Sephardismby Yael Halevi-Wise

    Stanford University Press 2012; US$ 45.00

    In this book, Sephardism is defined not as an expression of Sephardic identity but as a politicized literary metaphor. Since the nineteenth century, this metaphor has occurred with extraordinary frequency in works by authors from a variety of ethnicities, religions, and nationalities in Europe, the Americas, North Africa, Israel, and even India. ... more...

  • Geocritical Explorationsby Jr. Robert T. Tally

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    In recent years the spatial turn in literary and cultural studies has opened up new ways of looking at the interactions among writers, readers, texts, and places.  Geocritical Explorations provides a succinct overview of geocriticism and a point of departure for further study. more...