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  • Comedy in Comparative Literatureby David Gallagher

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...

  • Semiotik, Rhetorik und Soziologie des Lachensby Lothar Fietz; Joerg O. Fichte; Hans-Werner Ludwig

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 147.97

    The Thirteenth Blaubeuren Symposium was dedicated to the discussion of the changing face of the ridiculous and the changing functions of laughter since the Middle Ages. The contributions focus on parallels and differences in English, American, German, French, Italian and Spanish literature and on their respective cultural and historical... more...

  • The Routledge Concise History of World Literatureby Theo D'haen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This remarkably broad and informative book offers an introduction to and overview of World Literature. Tracing the term from its earliest roots and situating it within a number of relevant contexts from postcolonialism to postmodernism, Theo D?haen examines: the return of the term "world literature" and its changing meaning Goethe?s concept... more...

  • Turning Pointsby Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 137.40

    At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures ? ?turning points? ? in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative... more...

  • Textus - Contextus - Circumtextusby Johanna Sprondel

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 95.10

    This work uses textual hermeneutics to examine how we might conceive of myth as method. Following the central thesis that myth is uniquely suited for depicting cultural, historical, and social change, this book analyzes the topic through the examples of James Joyce?s Ulysses , Aristotelian poetics, and the late writings of Paul Ric?ur.... more...

  • The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicidesby Gary Lachman

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 15.99

    Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word more...

  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 105.68

    ?Realism? is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding... more...

  • Epicby Paul Innes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    This student guidebook offers a clear introduction to an often complex and unwieldy area of literary studies. Tracing epic from its ancient and classical roots through postmodern and contemporary examples this volume discusses: a wide range of writers including Homer, Vergil, Ovid, Dante, Chaucer, Milton, Cervantes, Keats, Byron, Eliot, Walcott... more...

  • Grotesqueby Justin Edwards; Rune Graulund

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 26.95

    Grotesque provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the use (and abuse) of this complex literary term. Justin D. Edwards and Rune Graulund explore the influence of the grotesque on cultural forms throughout history, with particular focus on its representation in literature, visual art and film. The book: presents a history of the literary... more...

  • News Narratives and News Framingby Karen S. Johnson-Cartee

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 49.99

    News Narratives and News Framing is a revealing look at how the media's construction of news affects our political, economic, and social realities. In this introduction to the theory behind news framing, Karen Johnson-Cartee pulls together elements from communication, journalism, politics, and sociology to create a picture of how news forms these... more...