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  • Suicide and Contemporary Science Fictionby Carlos Gutiérrez-Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    Suicide and Contemporary Science Fiction examines the fascination with suicidal crises evident in a range of science fiction. 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...

  • 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...

  • Fear and Loathing in the Northby Cordelia Heß; Jonathan Adams

    De Gruyter Open 2015; Not Available

    Due to the scarcity of sources regarding actual Jewish and Muslim communities and settlements, there has until now been little work on either the perception of or encounters with Muslims and Jews in medieval Scandinavia and the Baltic Region. The volume provides the reader with the possibility to appreciate and understand the complexity of Jewish-Christian-Muslim... 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...

  • Ethos und Pathos der Geisteswissenschaftenby Ralf Klausnitzer; Carlos Spoerhase; Dirk Werle

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This book examines the ways that texts from the humanities have fostered particular approaches to knowledge by constructing different versions of a ?scientific ethos.? The studies contained in this volume explore central moments in the history of science and reveal how and why different forms of scientific ethos have developed since the mid-18th century.... more...

  • Hackert - Indische Dichtungenby

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 349.00

    Thefamous standard work of Goethe research based on all accessible materials ? letters, diary entries and so on ? reconstructs the genesis of Goethe?s works chronologically and thus enables unique insights into the origin of the works and the mental processes ?behind? the works and the period in which they were written. The work will comprise 18 volumes. 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...

  • 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...

  • Textuelle Formationen von Erinnerung und Gedächtnisby Matthias Attig

    De Gruyter Mouton 2015; US$ 140.00

    Uwe Johnson?s great novel Anniversaries weaves poetic sequences and realities into an artfully composed montage to represent a process of remembrance that is at once fragile and complex. This study combines linguistic and literary approaches to explore the unique structure of this poetics of memory ? the reciprocal referentiality of memory and what... more...