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  • 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...

  • Politics and Lettersby Raymond Williams; Geoff Dyer

    Verso Books 2015; US$ 26.95

    ? Guardian ?For anybody interested in the relationship between literature and society in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries this book is essential reading.? ? Financial Times ?An absolutely riveting piece of work.? ? New Society ?This is, quite simply, one of the most magnificent books I have read.? ?Philip Corrigan, Media,... more...

  • Fantasy and the Real World in British Children?s Literatureby Caroline Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This study examines the children?s books of three extraordinary British writers?J.K. Rowling, Diana Wynne Jones, and Terry Pratchett?and investigates their sophisticated use of narrative strategies not only to engage children in reading, but to educate them into becoming mature readers and indeed individuals. The book demonstrates how in quite different... more...

  • Insister of Jacques Derridaby Peggy Kamuf; Helene Cixous

    Edinburgh University Press 2007; US$ 46.99

    "Exciting, passionate writing. A refusal to mourn her very close friend Derrida's death, it begins with a telling of a dream in which Derrida and Cixous feature as footballing mice." Tom Boncza-Tomaszewski, The Independent. In 2003 Derrida had promised to attend a colloquium on 'Reading Cixous and Derrida Reading Each Other/Themselves'.... more...

  • Dancing with Disasterby Kate Rigby

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 24.50

    The calamitous impacts of climate change that are beginning to be felt around the world today expose the inextricability of human and natural histories. Arguing for a more complex account of such calamities, Kate Rigby examines a variety of past disasters, from the Black Death of the Middle Ages to the mega-hurricanes of the twenty-first century,... more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.42

    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$ 54.49

    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...

  • Soziosemiotikby Achim Eschbach

    Herbert von Halem Verlag 2015; US$ 21.79

    An die inzwischen zu einem soziologischen Klassiker avancierte Studie Berger und Luckmanns »Die gesellschaftliche Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit« anknüpfend, versucht die soziosemiotische Anthologie die Theorie gesellschaftlich tradierter Erkenntnis von Welt unter semiotischen Gesichtspunkten weiterzudenken und zu erweitern. Aus diesem Grund sollen... more...

  • Minima Philologicaby Werner Hamacher; Catherine Diehl; Jason Groves

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Minima Philologica brings together two essays by Werner Hamacher that are meant to revitalize philology as a practice beyond its restriction to the restoration of linguistic data and their meanings. In these two texts, "95 Theses on Philology" and "For-Philology," Hamacher propounds a notion of generalized philology that is equivalent... more...

  • Misfit Forms: Paths Not Taken by the British Novelby Lorri G. Nandrea

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 41.99

    The complicated junctions negotiated by the novel during the eighteenth century reveal not only achievements but also exclusions. Misfit Forms offers a speculative reconstruction of roads less traveled. What if typographical emphasis and its associated transmission of sensuality and feeling had not lost out to "transparent" typography and... more...