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  • 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 163.25

    How people relate to time is one of the oldest questions of mankind. This book centers on ?life phases? to show how the life cycle is structured, and it discusses how various theological and literary models denote and divide up the different phases of life. These life-phase models reflect congruent or contrasting overall concepts of time.... 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$ 12.99

    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$ 163.25

    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...