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  • ?If Then the World a Theatre Present??by Björn Quiring

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00

    To picture the world as a theatre has been a common procedure since antiquity. In early modernity, however, the theatrum mundi became a particularly prominent metaphor, especially in England where it was used by playwrights as well as by theologians opposed to the professional theatre. This volume examines how and why the uses of the metaphor proliferated... more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Visuelle Kulturby Brigitte Weingart; Claudia Benthien

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This handbook illuminates contemporary discourse on the relationship between text and image, intermediality, and ?literature and the arts.? Using exemplary case studies, it offers the first systematic presentation of theoretical and methodological approaches for understanding the relationship between literature and visual culture. more...

  • Text-Architekturenby Evi Zemanek; Robert Krause

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Literature and architecture are related in a complex way. In this volume, literary, and cultural critics along with art historians explore new perspectives in understanding 19th and 20th century texts and contexts. Architecture?s presence in literature and the aesthetic interdependency between the two arts illustrates the ways that ?space? established... more...

  • The Literature of Al-Andalusby María Rosa Menocal; Raymond P. Scheindlin; Michael Sells

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 82.00

    The Literature of Al-Andalus explores the culture of Iberia adopting an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. more...

  • Inventing the Enemyby Umberto Eco

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2012; US$ 15.95

    A  collection of timely essays written over the last ten years by Umberto Eco, internationally acclaimed and best-selling author. more...

  • Close Readersby Alan Stewart

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 33.95

    Humanism, in both its rhetoric and practice, attempted to transform the relationships between men that constituted the fabric of early modern society. So argues Alan Stewart in this ground-breaking investigation into the impact of humanism in sixteenth-century England. Here the author shows that by valorizing textual skills over martial prowess, humanism... more...

  • Framing Authorityby Mary Thomas Crane

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 37.50

    Writers in sixteenth-century England often kept commonplace books in which to jot down notable fragments encountered during reading or conversation, but few critics have fully appreciated the formative influence this activity had on humanism. Focusing on the discursive practices of "gathering" textual fragments and "framing" or forming, arranging,... more...

  • Proclaiming a Classicby Daniel Javitch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Despite its immediate popularity and its acclaim as a modern equal of the ancient epics, Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (published in its final version in 1532) was for learned readers a perplexing work: it mixed romance, epic, and lyric poetry, poked fun at its marvelous and outmoded chivalric matter, contained many interrupted narrative threads, and... more...

  • Allegories of Loveby Diana de Armas Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the work he considered his masterpiece, Persiles and Sigismunda, Cervantes finally explores the reality of woman--an abstraction largely idealized in his earlier writing. Traditional critics have perpetuated this disembodied ideal woman: "Every Man," claimed the translators of the 1706 Don Quixote, has "some darling Dulcinea of his Thoughts." As... more...

  • Making a Matchby Ann Jennalie Cook

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.50

    Making a Match examines the various options posed at every stage of English wooing, together with the presentation of these protocols in the plays of Shakespeare. Across the canon, wooing may command either a casual reference or a central position in the action, but no play escapes a connection of some kind. Instead of taking a fixed position on... more...