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  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary... more...

  • The Computation of Styleby Anthony Kenny

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Each year more and more scholars are becoming aware of the importance of the statistical study of literary texts. The present book is the first elementary introduction in English for those wishing to use statistical techniques in the study of literature. Unlike other introductions to statistics, it specifically emphasizes those techniques most useful... more...

  • Chaos and Orderby N. Katherine Hayles

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    The scientific discovery that chaotic systems embody deep structures of order is one of such wide-ranging implications that it has attracted attention across a spectrum of disciplines, including the humanities. In this volume, fourteen theorists explore the significance for literary and cultural studies of the new paradigm of chaotics, forging connections... more...

  • Kittler Nowby Stephen Sale; Laura Salisbury

    Wiley 2015; US$ 64.95

    Friedrich Kittler was one of the world’s most influential, provocative and misunderstood media theorists. His work spans analyses of historical ‘discourse networks’ inspired by French poststructuralism, influential theorizations of new media, through to musings on music and mathematics. Always controversial and relentlessly unpredictable,... more...

  • Interpreting Sexual Violence, 1660?1800by Anne Leah Greenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    The essays in this collection explore representations of and responses to sexual violence over the course of the long eighteenth century. Contributors examine the underlying ideologies that spawned these representations, confronting the social, political, legal and aesthetic conditions of the day. more...

  • The Performance of Nobility in Early Modern European Literatureby David M. Posner

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 52.00

    Illuminates the idea of display and performance in Renaissance noble life and literature. more...

  • Ruminations on Twentysomething Lifeby Aaron Karo

    Touchstone 2005; US$ 16.95

    IS THERE LIFE AFTER COLLEGE? In this sidesplitting follow-up to his smash hit, Ruminations on College Life, Aaron Karo takes readers on another outrageous journey -- this time through his early twenties. With hilarious anecdotes and irreverent observations, Karo captures the twentysomething experience like never before and answers the question,... more...

  • The Literature of Satireby Charles A. Knight

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00

    This is an accessible but sophisticated study of satire from the classics to the present. more...

  • A Companion to Satireby Ruben Quintero

    Wiley 2008; US$ 219.95

    This collection of twenty-nine original essays, surveys satire from its emergence in Western literature to the present. Tracks satire from its first appearances in the prophetic books of the Old Testament through the Renaissance and the English tradition in satire to Michael Moore?s satirical movie Fahrenheit 9/11 . Highlights the important... more...

  • Bootlegby Damon Wayans

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 10.60

    Nothing is too outrageous for Damon Wayans. Whether he's talking about family, celebrities, racism, relationships, politics, or sex, Damon takes no prisoners. And in Bootleg, he brings it all on, uncut and uncensored: Marriage... What are the scariest words known to man? "Till death do us part." Why not until my car breaks down? Or until I run out... more...