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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredityby Christine Lehleiter

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 99.99

    Examining novels, studies on plant hybridization, treatises on animal breeding, and collections of anatomical monstrosities, Origins Matter delineates how romantic authors imagined the ramifications of emerging notions of heredity for the conceptualization of selfhood. more...

  • Reading the Renaissance (Routledge Revivals)by Jonathan Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Reading the Renaissance, first published in 1996, is a collection of essays discussing the literature, drama, poetics and culture of the Renaissance period. The Renaissance, which extends from about 1300 to 1700 depending on the country, was originally a rebirth of the arts but has also come to apply to the wider cultural change in the face of modernization.... more...

  • Das Buch der Tafelfreudenby Curt Gutkind

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 25.60

    Essen ist ein bevorzugtes Thema der abendländischen Kultur und Religion. Das gemeinsame Mahl an üppig gedeckter Tafel huldigt den Göttern und festigt die Gemeinschaft. Die Literatur umkreist Essen und Trinken, Rausch und Genuss, Kochkunst und Gastfreundschaft in immer neuen Variationen. Theologen verdammen Trunksucht und Völlerei, Philosophen feiern... more...

  • The Ancients and Shakespeare on Timeby Piotr Nowak

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 34.00

    In The Ancients and Shakespeare on Time Piotr Nowak depicts a world where tradition ? devoid of gravity, ?Sans teeth, sans eyes, sans taste, sans everything? ? attempts to curb the young and new, while youth resists with all its power, vitality and characteristic insolence. The wars of generations, which Nowak explores in the works of Plato, Aristophanes... more...

  • Von Ariern und Aliensby Michael Novian

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.67

    Zukünftige Welten, beherrscht von einer technisch wie moralisch überlegenen nordischen Rasse: Was deutsche Science-Fiction-Autoren in den 1920er- und frühen 1930er-Jahren zu Papier bringen, sind nicht selten präfaschistische Allmachtsfantasien galaktischen Ausmaßes. Unerschrocken treten darin technisch hochgerüstete Arier kriegerischen Aliens von fernen... more...

  • From Winchester To Thisby Willie Donaldson

    Peter Owen Publishers 2014; US$ 11.65

    This is the long-awaited autobiography by the man who brought you The Henry Root Letters. 'An insider by birth and education, living on the outside' (Tatler), William Donaldson reveals all in this frank and often scurrilous memoir where past and present collide in a hilarious vision of his extraordinary life. The author charts his course from his... more...

  • Haunted West Endby Gilly Pickup

    The History Press 2013; US$ 4.36

    The West End of London has long been popular with theatre-goers and tourists to the capital, but this historic area is also home to a multitude of terrifying ghosts. From the spectre of 'Black Sally' said to haunt Hyde Park, and the shade of Lilly Langtree which continues to walk the boards in a West End theatre, to the ghostly voices of children... 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...