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  • Postmodern Humanism in Contemporary Literature and Cultureby Todd F. Davis; Professor Kenneth Womack

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Davis and Womack investigate the emerging gaps between literary scholarship and the reading experience. The idea of reconciling the void - the locus of our sociocultural disillusionment and despair in an uncertain world - concerns explicit artistic attempts to represent the ways in which human beings seek out meaning, hope and community. more...

  • Reading Across Worldsby James Procter; Bethan Benwell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Combining sustained empirical analysis of reading group conversations with four case studies of classic and contemporary novels: Things Fall Apart , White Teeth , Brick Lane and Small Island , this book pursues what can be gained through a comparative approach to reading and readerships. more...

  • A Conrad Chronologyby Owen Knowles

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Newly revised and enlarged, the second edition of A Conrad Chronology draws upon a rich range of published and unpublished materials. It offers a detailed factual record of Joseph Conrad's unfolding life as seaman and writer as well as tracing the compositional and publication history of his major works. more...

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

    transcript 2014; US$ 30.44

    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$ 56.38

    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...

  • Computing Actionby Jan Christoph Meister; Marie-Laure Ryan; Alastair Matthews

    De Gruyter 2003; US$ 196.00

    Computing Action takes a new approach to the phenomenon of narrated action in literary texts. It begins with a survey of philosophical approaches to the concept of action, ranging from analytical to transcendental and finally constructivist definitions. This leads to the formulation of a new model of action, in which the core definitions... more...

  • Handbuch Biographieby Christian Klein

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2009; US$ 62.57

    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...

  • Miss Herbertby Adam Thirlwell

    Random House 2012; US$ 19.76

    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...

  • Six Memos for the Next Millenniumby Italo Calvino; Martin McLaughlin; Patrick Creagh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Italo Calvino was due to deliver the Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard in 1985-86, but they were left unfinished at his death. The surviving drafts explore of the concepts of Lightness, Quickness, Multiplicity, Exactitude and Visibility (Constancy was to be the sixth) in serious yet playful essays that reveal Calvino's debt to the comic strip... more...

  • Satireby Dustin Griffin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Here is the ideal introduction to satire for the student and, for the experienced scholar, an occasion to reconsider the uses, problems, and pleasures of satire in light of contemporary theory. Satire is a staple of the literary classroom. Dustin Griffin moves away from the prevailing moral-didactic approach established thirty some years ago to a... more...