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  • Playing with Picturebooksby Cherie Allan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 90.00

    Offers new insights into the continuing influence of postmodernism on a wide range of international picture books for children published between 1963 and 2008. Its chapters include metafiction; disruption to narrative conventions; interrogation of 'truths'; historiographic metafiction; difference and ex-centricity; globalisation and media. more...

  • Reisen eines Deutschen in England im Jahr 1782by Jürgen Jahnke; Christof Wingertszahn

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    This first sub-volume of the travelogues includes Travels in England in 1782 and the associated essay ?Letter from London.? Moritz describes his travels, undertaken ?mainly on foot? in letters to a friend in Berlin. The text has been edited in accordance with the sources, including all variants, and is presented with extensive biographical, geographical,... more...

  • Rosengartenby Elisabeth Lienert; Sonja Kerth; Svenja Nierentz

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This new edition of the Dietrich epic Rosengarten documents the marked textual variations of the heroic epic. It includes three variants of Version A of the poem; Versions D and P of Version DP; the mixed version C; the fragments of a Version F; and a fragment of the Low-German Rosengarten. Explanations concerning textual sources, the stemma, and editorial... more...

  • Eschatologie und Soteriologie in der Dichtungby Daniela Kohler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Johann Gottfried Herder?s paraphrase of the Apocalypse Maran Atha (1779) and Johann Caspar Lavater?s ?Messiah? epics (1780, 1794) provide evidence that the tradition of Christian verse did not end, by any means, with the completion of Klopstock?s ?Messiah,? as has been assumed by literary historians. Based on Herder's and Lavater?s works, this study... more...

  • Swift and Othersby Claude Rawson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    Explores the impact of the great satirist Jonathan Swift on other writers of the English Augustan tradition. more...

  • Medieval Ovidby Amanda J. Gerber

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Ovid's Metamorphoses played an irrefutably important role in the integration of pagan mythology in Christian texts during the Middle Ages. This book is the only study to consider this Ovidian revival as part of a cultural shift disintegrating the boundaries between not only sacred and profane literacy but also between academic and secular politics. more...

  • Nietzscheby Lucas Murrey

    Lehigh University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    Lucas Murrey has produced a visionary adaptation of the Nietzschean Dionysiac to illuminate the dysfunctionality of twenty-first century capitalism. more...

  • Geistliches Erzählenby Nicole Eichenberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Despite the richness of its facets, the short religious epic has been largely neglected by scholars until now. This study explores this literary phenomenon using a multi-perspectival descriptive model. Extensive detailed case studies provide basic information and present the genre in its broader literary historical and systematic context. more...

  • Laster im Mittelalter / Vices in the Middle Agesby Christoph Flüeler; Martin Rohde

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 168.00

    The volume presents a collection of papers by well-known scholars from a variety of disciplines. It is based on the findings of the 2006 Freiburg Colloquium, which concerned itself for the first time with the long tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins and medieval catalogues of vices. A systematic account is given of the field from the perspectives... more...

  • Bruders Hüter / Bruders Mörderby Susanne Hartwig; Isabella Treskow

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 133.00

    Is the figure of the intellectual still relevant in and for society in the late 20th and the beginning of the 21st century? The essays of this book from various disciplines explore this question based on the use of the term violence from a perspective of English Studies, German Studies, history and sociology. The focus is on the period... more...