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  • The Reader in the Text: Essays on Audience and Interpretationby Susan Rubin Suleiman; Inge Crosman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    A reader may be in" a text as a character is in a novel, but also as one is in a train of thought--both possessing and being possessed by it. This paradox suggests the ambiguities inherent in the concept of audience. In these original essays, a group of international scholars raises fundamental questions about the status--be it rhetorical, semiotic... more...

  • Romanticism and Modernityby Thomas Pfau; Robert Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Though traditionally defined as a relatively brief time period - typically the half century of 1780-1830 - the "Romantic era" constitutes a crucial, indeed unique, transitional phase in what has come to be called "modernity," for it was during these fifty years that myriad disciplinary, aesthetic, economic, and political changes long in the making... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theoryby Paul Wake; Simon Malpas

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Now in a fully updated second edition The Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory is an indispensible guide for anyone approaching the field for the first time. Exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines through a series of 11 critical essays and a dictionary of key names and terms, this book examines some of the most complex... more...

  • Interpretieren nach den »turns«by Claudia Liebrand; Rainer J. Kaus

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.00

    Seit den 1990er Jahren jagen sich die »turns« in den Literaturwissenschaften. So wurden der »cultural turn«, der »performative turn«, der »spatial turn«, der »iconic turn« oder der »philological turn« ausgerufen - um nur einige zu nennen. Der Band stellt nun die Frage nach dem State of the Art der Interpretation. Was heißt es für die Literaturwissenschaftler_innen,... more...

  • Signaturen des Geschehensby Zoltán Kulcsár-Szabó; Csongor Lörincz

    transcript 2014; US$ 51.85

    Wie hängt der Ablauf jeglichen Ereignisses mit der Struktur einer Öffentlichkeit zusammen? Welcher strukturelle Unterschied besteht zwischen dem öffentlichen und verborgenen, unbemerkten oder nachträglich erkannten Ablauf eines Ereignisses? Die Beiträge des Bandes zeigen: Wenn ein Geschehen gerade dadurch zum Ereignis wird, dass es öffentlich wird,... more...

  • An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theoryby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.99

    Fresh, original and compelling, An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory is the essential guide to literary studies. Starting at ?the beginning? and concluding with ?the end?, the book covers topics that range from the familiar (character, narrative, the author) to the more unusual (secrets, pleasure, ghosts). Eschewing abstract isms... more...

  • The Literary Theory Toolkitby Herman Rapaport

    Wiley 2011; US$ 26.95

    The Literary Theory Toolkit offers readers a rich compendium of key terms, concepts, and arguments necessary for the study of literature in a critical-theoretical context. Includes varied examples drawn from readily available literary texts spanning all periods and genres Features a chapter on performance, something not usually covered in similar... more...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 23.98

    The secret history of novelists is often a history of exile and tourism - a history of language learning. Like the story of Gustave Flaubert and Juliet Herbert, it is a history of loss and mistakes. As Flaubert finished Madame Bovary , Miss Herbert, his niece's governess, translated the novel into English. But this translation has since been lost.... more...

  • On Writingby A. L. Kennedy

    Random House 2013; US$ 15.98

    After six novels, five story collections and two books of non-fiction, and countless international prizes, A.L. Kennedy certainly has the authority to talk about the craft of writing books ? it?s just a wonder she?s found the time . These are missives from the authorial front line ? urgent and vivid, full of the excitement, fury and frustration... more...

  • The Poetics of Othernessby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Using the concept of otherness as an entry point into a discussion of poetry, Jonathan Hart's study explores the role of history and theory in relation to literature and culture. Chapters range from trauma in Shakespeare to Bartolomé de Las Casas' representation of the Americas to the trench poets to voices from the Holocaust. more...