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    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat. more...

  • Rethinking Chinese Popular Cultureby Carlos Rojas; Eileen Chow

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Through analyses of a wide range of Chinese literary and visual texts from the beginning of the twentieth century through the contemporary period, the thirteen essays in this volume challenge the view that canonical and popular culture are self-evident and diametrically opposed categories, and instead argue that the two cultural sensibilities are... more...

  • Teaching Literature to Adolescentsby Richard Beach; Deborah Appleman; Bob Fecho; Rob Simon

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 51.95

    Designed to introduce prospective English teachers to current methods of teaching literature in middle and high school classrooms, this popular textbook explores a variety of innovative approaches that incorporate reading, writing, drama, talk, and media production. Each chapter is organized around specific questions that English educators often hear... more...

  • Text und Übersetzungby Martin L. West; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00

    No complete, scholarly commentary of Homer's Iliad has been published in German since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913). In the meantime, considerable progress has been made in many traditional branches of the study of Homer (language, facts, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged fields such as narrative studies have received a systematic... more...

  • The Roman Historiansby Ronald Mellor

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius... more...

  • From Cover to Coverby Kathleen T. Horning

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    The revised edition of From Cover to Cover offers a fresh, up-to-date look at some of the best examples of children's literature today and also includes practical advice on how to write clearly articulated, reasoned opinions so that others can learn about books they have not yet read. A brief, updated introduction explains how children's books... more...

  • International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literatureby Peter Hunt

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 545.00

    Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers... more...

  • Verseby Charles O. Hartman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 34.95

    Verse is a seminal introduction to prosody for anystudent learning to read or write poetry, from secondary tograduate school. Discusses  iambic pentameter and other kinds of metricalverse, scansion, rhythm and rhyme, free verse, song, and advancedtopics such as poetic meter, linguistic approaches to verse, andthe computer scansion of metrical... more...

  • Learning and the Market Placeby Ian MacLean

    BRILL 2009; US$ 173.00

    These essays on the learned book in Early Modern Europe investigate the transmission of knowledge and the operation of the book market from the point of view of its major participants: authors, editors, publishers, readers and bibliographers. more...

  • KAKOS, Badness and Anti-Value in Classical Antiquityby Ineke Sluiter; Ralph M. Rosen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    Part of a series that explores cultural and ethical values in Classical Antiquity, this volume examines the negative foils, the anti-values, against which positive value notions are conceptualized and calibrated in Classical Antiquity. It includes chapters that address this theme from historical, literary, legal, and philosophical perspectives. more...