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  • Systemtheoretische Literaturwissenschaftby Niels Werber; Maren Lickhardt

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 168.00

    This handbook gives an overview of systems theory in the field of literature, culture and media studies. The individual entries provide an introduction to the key concepts and problems in such a way that their added heuristic value becomes clear, without requiring a detailed understanding of the whole architecture of Luhmann?s theory for this purpose.... more...

  • Spanish Literatureby Jo Labanyi

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Spanish literature has given the world the figures of Don Quixote and Don Juan, and is responsible for the 'invention' of the novel in the 16th century. The medieval period produced literature in Castilian, Catalan, Galician, Latin, Arabic, and Hebrew, and today there is a flourishing literature in Catalan, Galician, and Basque as well as in... more...

  • Strange Thingsby Margaret Atwood

    Little, Brown Book Group 2009; US$ 20.39

    Margaret Atwood's witty and informative book focuses on the imaginative mystique of the wilderness of the Canadian North. She discusses the 'Grey Owl Syndrome' of white writers going native; the folklore arising from the mysterious-- and disastrous -- Franklin expedition of the nineteenth century; the myth of the dreaded snow monster, the Wendigo;... more...

  • The Brother-Sister Culture in Nineteenth-Century Literatureby Valerie Sanders

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 165.00

    This book argues that brother-sister relationships, idealized by the Romantics, intensified in nineteenth-century English domestic culture, and is a neglected key to understanding Victorian gender relations. Attracted by the apparent purity of the sibling bond, novelists and poets also acknowledged its innate ambivalence and instability, through conflicting... more...

  • Proust And Signsby Gilles Deleuze

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 58.50

    In a remarkable instance of literary and philosophical interpretation, the incomparable Gilles Deleuze reads Marcel Proust?s work as a narrative of an apprenticeship?more precisely, the apprenticeship of a man of letters. Considering the search to be one directed by an experience of signs, in which the protagonist learns to interpret and decode the... more...

  • Emotion und Kognitionby Sonja Koroliov

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    How is emotion related to knowledge and understanding? The articles assembled in this volume examine the 18th century as a time of discovery, when original answers to these questions were developed. The articles consider the impact of emotions on perception, the importance of narrativity in engaging with emotionality, and how emotions relate to self-mastery... more...

  • Bacacayby Witold Gombrowicz; Bill Johnston

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 16.00

    A balloonist finds himself set upon by erotic lepers?a passenger on a ship notices a human eye on the deck?a group of aristocrats enjoy a vegetarian dish made from human flesh?a virginal young girl gnaws raw meat from a bone?a notorious ruffian is terrorized by a rat. Welcome to the bizarre universe of Witold Gombrowicz, whose legendary short story... more...

  • Samuel Beckettby Laura Salisbury

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 112.00

    Reads Beckett's comic timing as part of a post-war ethics of representation. Samuel Beckett is a funny writer. He is also an author whose work is taken to respond ethically to the unspeakable seriousness of the post-Holocaust situation. How can these two statements sit together? Ranging widely over Beckett's fiction, drama, and critical writings,... more...

  • Childhood and Children's Books in Early Modern Europe 1550-1800by Andrea Immel; Michael Witmore

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bodily Pain in Romantic Literatureby Jeremy Davies

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    When writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries explored the implications of organic and emotional sensitivity, the pain of the body gave rise to unsettling but irresistible questions. Urged on by some of their most deeply felt preoccupations ? and in the case of figures like Coleridge and P. B. Shelley, by their own experiences... more...