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  • Ethics in Cultureby Astrid Erll; Herbert Grabes; Ansgar Nünning; Simon Cooke; Anna-Lena Flügel; Meike Hölscher; Jan Rupp

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    This volume brings together a wide range of criticial perspectives from literary studies, media and cultural memory studies, and philosophy, tracing the complex and sometimes conflicting relationship between ethics and aesthetics in theoretical contexts and individual case studies. more...

  • Ethnic Canonby David Palumbo-Liu

    University of Minnesota Press 1995; US$ 97.50

    Argues that texts are added to the canon only after an operation that attempts to resolve and neutralize historical and political contradictions and differences. The Ethnic Canon offers a wide variety of critical viewpoints and is unique in its pointed critique of the academy regarding specific authors and texts that have and have not been included... more...

  • Failure, A Writer's Lifeby Joe Milutis

    John Hunt Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    Failure is a catalogue of literary monstrosities, a philosophy for the unreadable, and a map for new literary worlds. more...

  • From Popular Goethe to Global Popby Ines Detmers; Birte Heidemann

    Editions Rodopi 2013; US$ 68.60

    This essay collection embarks on a historical voyage into the idea of the West, while contextualising its relevance to the contemporary discourses on cultural difference. Although the idea of the West predates both colonial and Orientalist projects, it has been radically reshaped by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the end of the Cold War and the... more...

  • Global Romanticismby Evan Gottlieb; Samuel Baker; Miranda Burgess; Ian Duncan; Anthony Jarrells; Debbie Lee; Yoon Sun Lee; Louis Kirk McAuley; Robert Mitchell; Steve Newman; Stuart Peterfreund; Katie Trumpener; Matthew Wickman; Michael Wiley

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 99.99

    Building on postcolonial and transatlantic paradigms as well as new theoretical developments like Actor-Network-Theory, Global Romanticism: Origins, Orientations, and Engagements, 1760 ? 1820 views the literature and culture of late-eighteenth- and early-nineteenth-century Britain and beyond through the lens of long-durational globalization.... more...

  • Hard-Boiledby Erin Smith

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In the 1920s a distinctively American detective fiction emerged from the pages of pulp magazines. The ?hard-boiled? stories published in Black Mask, Dime Detective, Detective Fiction Weekly , and Clues featured a new kind of hero and soon challenged the popularity of the British mysteries that held readers in thrall on both sides of the Atlantic.... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literatureby Paul Varner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 124.99

    The Historical Dictionary of Romanticism in Literature takes a close and comprehensive look at romanticism in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. more...

  • Literature Suppressed on Sexual Groundsby Dawn B. Sova

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 50.00

    Literature Suppressed on Sexual Grounds, Revised Edition examines the issues underlying the suppression of more than 100 works deemed sexually obscene. The entries new to this edition include America by Jon Stewart, Sex by Madonna, The Buffalo Tree by Adam Rapp, and many more. Also included are updates to entries such as Forever by Judy Blume, and... more...

  • Modernismby Michael H. Whitworth

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    This guide helps readers to engage with the major critical debates surrounding literary modernism. A judicious selection of key critical works on literary modernism Presents a critical history from the earliest reviews to the most recent theoretical assessments Shows how modernist writers understood and constructed modernism. ... more...

  • My First Playby Nick Hern

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    My First Play is a unique collection of pieces by playwrights, actors and theatre directors – all of them regular Nick Hern Books authors – in response to the simplest of briefs: write about your first play. Candid, hilarious, and often sharply revealing, the resulting pieces – many of them written in the hurly-burly of work on... more...