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  • Human Rights and Mediaby Diana Papademas

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 120.99

    Volume 6 on "Human Rights and Media" introduces and analyzes the significant relationship and discourse of human rights and media. As agenda setters, framers and integral actors in human rights movements, various forms of media are analyzed by the contributing authors. News media, the press, television, cinema, photojournalism, the internet and other... more...

  • Citizens' Media against Armed Conflictby Clemencia Rodriguez

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    For two years, Clemencia Rodríguez did fieldwork in regions of Colombia where leftist guerillas, right-wing paramilitary groups, the army, and drug traffickers made their presence felt in the lives of unarmed civilians. Here, Rodríguez tells the story of the ways in which people living in the shadow of these armed intruders use community... more...

  • Alterszäsurenby Thorsten Fitzon; Sandra Linden; Kathrin Liess; Dorothee Elm von der Osten

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.43

    How people relate to time is one of the oldest questions of mankind. This book centers on ?life phases? to show how the life cycle is structured, and it discusses how various theological and literary models denote and divide up the different phases of life. These life-phase models reflect congruent or contrasting overall concepts of time.... more...

  • Convention and Innovation in Literatureby Theo D?haen; Rainer Grübel; Helmut Lethen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 210.00

    This work is a critical evaluation of the concepts of convention and innovation as applied in the study of changing literary values, hierarchies and canons. Two approaches are analyzed: (1) the linking of convention and the subject's awareness of convention, and (2) systems theory. The merits of both approaches are discussed and an attempt is made... more...

  • The Hospitable Canonby Virgil Nemoianu; Robert Royal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 143.00

    The papers in this book respond to the public debate over literary canons, in the United States, and elsewhere, by placing the political-ideological aspects of the conflict inside perspectives derived from comparative literature. Canons are seen by most of the contributors as based on democratic and communal intentions or choices inevitable filtered... more...

  • Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An interdisciplinary approachby Mihai Spariosu

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 102.00

    After almost two hundred years of relative obscurity mimesis finds itself again in the limelight of Western theoretical discourse. In the Anglo-American tradition, mimesis or ?imitation? regained some prominence, at the turn of the century, through S.H. Butcher?s translation of and introduction to Aristotle?s Poetics , and , in the thirties, through... more...

  • Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An interdisciplinary approachby Ronald Bogue

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 113.00

    The essays collected in this volume focus on the interrelated themes of mimesis, semiosis and power, each study exploring some facet of the problem of representation and its relation to strategies of power in the use of verbal and visual signs. Topics discussed include mimesis and power in Plato's Ion, rhetoric and erotics in Petrarch's thought; the... more...

  • The Literature of Melancholiaby Martin Middeke; Christina Wald

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This collection analyzes philosophical, psycho-analytic and aesthetic contexts of the discourse of melancholia in British and postcolonial literature and culture and seeks to trace the multi-faceted phenomenon of melancholia from the early modern period to the present. Texts discussed range from Shakespeare and Milton to Coetzee and Barker. more...

  • Ekphrastic Medieval Visionsby Claire Barbetti

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Explores the transformative power of ekphrasis in high and late medieval dream visions and mystical visions. Demonstrates that medieval ekphrases reveal ekphrasis as a process rather than a genre and shows how it works with cultural memory to transform, shift, and revise composition. more...

  • Literature, Theory, Historyby Jonathan Hart

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    In this interdisciplinary work that ranges from the ancients through the Renaissance to the present, Jonathan Hart examines systems, law,  theatre,  nature, stereotype, otherness, authority,  new historicism,  deconstruction,  feminism, reading, interpretation, poetry, and poetics.  Whatever the period, this towering study assumes that meaning, genre,... more...