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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...

  • 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 of... 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 between 1968... more...

  • Liturgie und Literaturby Cornelia Herberichs; Norbert Kössinger; Stephanie Seidl

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Liturgy and literature have had a complex historical relationship. This applies equally to theculture of the Middle Ages, so heavily influenced by Christianity,as well as to the modern era. This book studies exemplary cases from a range of disciplines (linguistics, literary studies, history, philosophy, and theology) to illuminate overlap and disjunction... more...

  • A Conrad Chronologyby Owen Knowles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Newly revised and enlarged, the second edition of A Conrad Chronology draws upon a rich range of published and unpublished materials. It offers a detailed factual record of Joseph Conrad's unfolding life as seaman and writer as well as tracing the compositional and publication history of his major works. more...

  • Das Schreiben des Abenteuers - das Abenteuer des Schreibensby Ulrike Söllner-Fürst

    transcript 2014; US$ 41.61

    Alejo Carpentiers Roman »Los pasos perdidos« (Die verlorenen Spuren) gehört zu den großen Romanen der lateinamerikanischen Moderne. Ulrike Söllner-Fürsts Neulektüre unter dem Suchraster komparatistischer Intermedialitätsforschung legt die Bezüge dieses Textes zu Malerei, Fotografie, Musik, Theater, Tanz, Film und Architektur und seine poetologische... more...

  • Dante und die Templergnosisby Joseph P. Strelka

    Narr Francke Attempto 2012; US$ 54.16

    Dantes Göttliche Komödie, eines der größten Werke der Weltliteratur, ist erst nach siebenhundert Jahren der Auslegung und Forschung als dichterisches Zeugnis der untergegangenen geistigen Tradition der Templergnosis erkannt worden. Der erste und wichtigste Bahnbrecher dieser Entdeckung, Robert John, hat die Templergnosis eine Glückseligkeitslehre genannt.... more...

  • Paolo Volponi - Literatur als Spiegel der Geschichteby Lothar Knapp

    transcript 2014; US$ 46.95

    Dieses Buch stellt erstmalig das Werk des italienischen Schriftstellers Paolo Volponi in seinem gesamten Umfang auf dem deutschen Buchmarkt vor. Damit wird ein Autor in Deutschland bekannt gemacht, dessen Literatur im Kern zu definieren ist als die politisch motivierte kritische Darstellung des Geschichtsverlaufs in Italien vom Prozess der Einigung... more...

  • Crossfireby Roberta Johnson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The marriage of philosophy and fiction in the first third of Spain's twentieth century was a fertile one. It produced some truly notable offspring -- novels that cross genre boundaries to find innovative forms, and treatises that fuse literature and philosophy in new ways. In her illuminating interdisciplinary study of Spanish fiction of the "Silver... more...

  • The Tragic Mythby Edward F. Stanton

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    With literature, music constituted the most important activity of poet and playwright Federico Garcia Lorca's life. The two arts were closely related to each other throughout his career. As a child, Lorca imbibed traditional Andalusian songs from the lips of the family maids, whom he would remember with affection years later. At a very early age he... more...