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  • Gender and Romance in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"by Susan Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this fresh look at Chaucer's relation to English and French romances of the late Middle Ages, Crane shows that Chaucer's depictions of masculinity and femininity constitute an extensive and sympathetic response to the genre. For Chaucer, she proposes, gender is the defining concern of romance. As the foundational narratives of courtship, romances... more...

  • Aestheticism and Deconstructionby Jonathan Loesberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    Considered an exemplar of "Art-for-Art's Sake" in Victorian art and literature, Walter Pater (1839-1894) was co-opted as a standard bearer for the cult of hedonism by Oscar Wilde, and this version of aestheticism has since been used to attack deconstruction. Here Jonathan Loesberg boldly uses Pater's important work on society and culture, Studies... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Irish Modernismby Joe Cleary

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This volume takes an interdisciplinary approach to Irish modernism, offering readers an accessible overview of key writers and artists. more...

  • The Hero of the Waverley Novelsby Alexander Welsh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.50

    One of the most influential works on Sir Walter Scott, The Hero of the Waverley Novels is a model for reconstructing ideas common at a given period in time. In this book Alexander Welsh draws upon the entire canon of Scott's fiction to demonstrate its bearing on property and the behavior prescribed for the propertied classes. Analyzing the "passive... more...

  • Traces of Another Timeby Margaret Scanlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Is the historical novel the outmoded genre that some people imagine--form inseparable from romanticism, nationalism, and the nineteenth century? In this stimulating volume, Margaret Scanlan answers a convincing "no," as she demonstrates the relevance of historical novels by well-known figures such as Anthony Burgess, John le Carr, Graham Greene, Doris... more...

  • Tretower to Clyroby Karl Miller

    Quercus 2014; US$ 14.99

    In his latest book of essays Karl Miller turns his attention to appreciate certain writers of the English-speaking modern world. A new ruralism has come to notice in this country, and the book is drawn to country lives as they have figured in the literature of the last century. An introductory essay is centered on the Anglo-Welsh borderlands.... more...

  • Wahrheit und Täuschungby Friedhelm Marx; Julia Schöll

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 14.96

    Literaturwissenschaftler untersuchen das vielfach preisgekrönte literarische und essayistische Werk Jenny Erpenbecks. Jenny Erpenbecks Texte beobachten Menschen bei ihrer unermüdlichen Suche nach Wahrheit - die jedoch stets in der Erkenntnis mündet, dass »die Wahrheit« per se nicht existiert. Stattdessen bleibt jedem Einzelnen nur die Aufdeckung der... more...

  • Moral und Methodeby Richard M. Meyer; Nils Fiebig

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 21.37

    Zum 100. Todestag Richard M. Meyers am 8. Oktober 2014: eine Auswahl der Essays des renommierten Berliner Germanisten. »Aus der Liebe zu Sprache und Poesie ist die Philologie erwachsen und ohne sie verdorrt sie, wo noch so viele Quellen fließen.« In zahlreichen philologischen Aphorismen wie diesem brachte Richard M. Meyer (1860-1914) die große Leidenschaft... more...

  • Personal Businessby Aeron Hunt

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    In recent years the analysis of the intersection of literature and economics has generated a vibrant conversation in literary and cultural studies of the Victorian period. But Aeron Hunt argues that an emphasis on abstraction and impersonality as the crucial features of the Victorian economic experience has led to a partial and ultimately misleading... more...

  • Der George-Kreis und die Theosophieby Jan Stottmeister

    Wallstein Verlag 2014; US$ 33.81

    Eine wichtige Studie zum George-Kreis, der in einem bislang unbekanntem Ausmaß von der Theosophie geprägt wurde. Die Theosophische Gesellschaft war die kulturgeschichtlich einflussreichste esoterische Institution des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts. Ihre Lehren vermengten Elemente indischer Religionen und des europäischen Okkultismus zu einer religiös grundierten... more...