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- Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 13.99
Figures of a Changing World offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic organizing trope of traditional culture and metaphor as the basic organizing trope of modern culture. On the one hand, metonymies present... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
This book tells the story of Johannes Kepler's Somnium , a narrative referred to as the first science-fiction story. The Somnium fuses supernatural and scientific models of the cosmos, presenting a defense of Copernicanism within a proto-science fiction story featuring witches, lunar inhabitants, and a daemon particularly well-versed in Neoplatonist... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 150.00
This collection of essays by leading experts in manuscript studies sheds new light on ways to approach medieval texts in their manuscript context. Each contribution provides groundbreaking insight into the field of medieval textual culture, demonstrating the various interconnections between medieval material and literary traditions. The contributors?... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 124.99
Alexandra Gillespie takes a new look at hundreds of neglected old books containing works by Chaucer, the 'father' of English poetry, and his much-maligned follower, John Lydgate. She demonstrates that the shift from manuscript to print was part of the controversial process by which Chaucer earned his exclusive place in English literary history.... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00
For nearly forty years, the theory and practice of medieval poetics have been a central plank of Fritz Peter Knapp's research activity. The present Festschrift celebrating the jubilarian's 65th birthday brings together new studies by renowned scholars inside and outside Germany who carry forward the multi-layered discussion of poetological... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00
This book addresses works of the European Renaissance as they relate both to the world of their origins and to a modern culture that turns to the early moderns for methodological provocation and renewal. It charts the most important developments in the field since the turn towards cultural and ideological features of the Renaissance imagination. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 120.00
This volume insists on the crucial importance of the English experience in Wales to the understanding of the literary cultures of Medieval Britain. more...