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  • Das Streben nach Wissenby Ulrike Spree

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 154.00

    The form and function of popular encyclopedias went through very considerable changes in the 19th century. The study outlines the emergence of the general reference work as a genre in its own right and its differentiation into various types (Konversationslexikon, popular encyclopedia, specialized dictionary). The comparison of encyclopedia... more...

  • Das 20. Jahrhundert. Teil 1: Die englische und die amerikanische Literaturkritik 1900?1950by René Wellek; Anngrit Brunkhorst

    De Gruyter 1990; US$ 335.00

    Geschichte Der Literaturkritik, 1750-1950: Das 20 Jahrhundert. more...

  • Wilhelm von Humboldt: Gesammelte Werke. Band 2by Wilhelm von Humboldt

    De Gruyter 1841; US$ 196.00

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  • Typographische Kulturby Susanne Wehde

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 154.00

    The study takes up the ongoing discussion on the material aspects of communication and the relationship between scriptural and pictorial media. It proceeds from the thesis that the typographic arrangement of script conveys meaning above and beyond the 'imaging of language'. The volume divides into three sections: section one sets out a... more...

  • Sacred Cowsby Fay Weldon

    Random House 2012; US$ 4.21

    In 1989, after the Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against Salman Rushdie for writing The Satanic Verses , Fay Weldon published Sacred Cows , a pamphlet critical of the fundamentalist interpretation of the Koran. Weldon?s pamphlet received a lot of attention on publication ? mostly criticism of her perceived ?Islamophobia? ? but Weldon set... more...

  • Coining for Capitalby Jyotsna Kapur

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    "This book is a welcome addition to the literature on children and the media, and a most stimulating application of social theory to questions of the child in contemporary film and consumer culture."?Ellen Seiter, author of The Internet Playground: Children's Access, Entertainment and Mis-Education Since the 1980s, a peculiar paradox has evolved... more...

  • Boghistorieby Jens Bjerring-Hansen; Torben Jelsbak

    Aarhus University Press 2010; US$ 18.48

    Litteratur kommer aldrig til verden som ren ånd eller som 'nøgne' tekster løsrevet fra fysiske medier og sociale betingelser. I vores kultur har bogen været litteraturens primære medie gennem et halvt årtusinde. Boghistorie er betegnelsen for et nyt tværfagligt forskningsfelt, som forener indsigter og metoder fra en lang række human- og socialvidenskabelige... more...

  • Höfische Tragikby Regina Toepfer

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    This study refutes the notion that there could be no sense of tragedy in the Middle Ages because of the prevailing Christian worldview. The motivating force of misfortunate in the courtly epic shows clear congruities with various theories of tragedy. Using a narratological approach, the author reformulates the concept of the tragic for... more...

  • Nachträge A - Zby Gert Ueding; Gregor Kalivoda

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 252.00

    Over 400 experts were involved in the realization this unique encyclopedic project. For the first time ever in the 2000 year history of rhetoric the classical and modern terms of this field of study have been made available in a dictionary for scientific disciplines and practice; the result is a compendium of our entire current knowledge... more...

  • The Function of Criticism at the Present Timeby Matthew Arnold

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Arnold believes that the ultimate function of humankind lies in exercising its creative powers. He delineates the function of criticism in this work saying that it filters the contents that will reach society. That a critic can judge the greatness of a literary piece has been asserted. more...