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  • Handbuch Biographieby Christian Klein

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 69.07

    Biographie als allgegenwärtiges Phänomen. Das Handbuch informiert über die verschiedenen Formen und Felder biographischen Erzählens und macht mit Merkmalen und Funktionen, mit Geschichte, regionalen Entwicklungen und kulturellen Traditionen der Biographik vertraut. Daneben stellt es biographisches Arbeiten als wissenschaftliche Methode in den Geistes-,... more...

  • Phallic Critiques (Routledge Revivals)by Peter Schwenger

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Phallic Critiques, first published in 1984, is a study of ?masculine? styles of writing in the twentieth century ? an age, according to Virginia Woolf, when ?virility has become self-conscious?. Writers who carry macho values to their extreme often subscribe to the popular feeling that writing is an effeminate activity for a real man to be engaged... more...

  • The Dynamics of Genreby Dallas Liddle

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 39.50

    Newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals reached a peak of cultural influence and financial success in Britain in the 1850s and 1860s, out-publishing and out-selling books as much as one hundred to one. But although scholars have long known that writing for the vast periodical marketplace provided many Victorian authors with needed income?and... more...

  • Visions of the Maidby Robin Blaetz

    University of Virginia Press 2001; US$ 22.50

    Representations of Joan of Arc have been used in the United States for the past two hundred years, appearing in advertising, cartoons, popular song, art, criticism, and propaganda. The presence of the fifteenth-century French heroine in the cinema is particularly intriguing in relation to the role of women during wartime. Robin Blaetz argues that... more...

  • Ecocritical Theoryby Axel Goodbody; Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 35.00

    One of the more frequently lodged, serious, and justifiable complaints about ecocritical work is that it is insufficiently theorized. Ecocritical Theory puts such claims decisively to rest by offering readers a comprehensive collection of sophisticated but accessible essays that productively investigate the relationship between European theory and ecocritique.... more...

  • Male Armorby Jon Robert Adams

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 17.50

    There is no shortage of iconic masculine imagery of the soldier in American film and literature?one only has to think of George C. Scott as Patton in front of a giant American flag, Sylvester Stallone as Rambo, or Burt Lancaster rolling around in the surf in From Here to Eternity. In Male Armor , Jon Robert Adams examines the ways in which novels, plays,... more...

  • Composing Culturesby Eric Aronoff; Robert D. Newman

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    The term "culture" has become ubiquitous in both academic and popular conversations, but its usefulness is a point of dispute. Taking the current shift from cultural studies to aesthetics as the latest form of this discussion, Eric Aronoff contends that in American modernism, the concepts of culture and of aesthetics have always been inseparable.... more...

  • Representing the Modern Animal in Cultureby Jeanne Dubino; Ziba Rashidian; Andrew Smyth

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining a wide range of works, from Gulliver's Travels to The Hunger Game s , R epresenting the Modern Animal in Culture employs key theoretical apparatuses of Animal Studies to literary texts. Contributors address the multifarious modes of animal representation and the range of human-animal interactions that have emerged in the past 300... more...

  • The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies, Volume IIby Paul Cefalu; Gary Kuchar; Bryan Reynolds

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This companion volume to The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive exemplifies the new directions in which the field is going as well as the value of crossing disciplinary boundaries within and beyond the humanities. Topics studied include posthumanism, ecological studies, and historical phenomenology. more...

  • Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950by Hazel Sheeky Bird

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history. more...