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  • Reading Joyceby David Pierce

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    `Is there one who understands me?' So wrote James Joyce towards the end of his final work, Finnegans Wake . The question continues to be asked about the author who claimed that he had put so many enigmas into Ulysses that it would `keep the professors busy for centuries' arguing over what he meant. For Joyce this was a way of ensuring his immortality,... more...

  • News Junkieby Jason Leopold

    Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    In News Junkie, the cutthroat worlds of journalism, politics, and high finance are laid bare by Jason Leopold, whose addictive tendencies led him from a life of drug abuse and petty crime to become an award-winning investigative journalist who exposed some of the biggest corporate and political scandals in recent American history. Leopold broke... more...

  • Anatomy of a Robotby Despina Kakoudaki

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    Why do we find artificial people fascinating? Drawing from a rich fictional and cinematic tradition, Anatomy of a Robot explores the political and textual implications of our perennial projections of humanity onto figures such as robots, androids, cyborgs, and automata. In an engaging, sophisticated, and accessible presentation, Despina Kakoudaki... more...

  • Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mindby Leonard Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    At a time when psychoanalysis is attacked by biologists, psychologists and literary critics alike, this book offers a radical defence. Literature, Psychoanalysis and the New Sciences of Mind gives a clear introduction to the theories of Freud and Jung, the strange linguistic rewriting of Freud by Jacques Lacan. It explores the extraordinary variety... more...

  • Apocalyptic Discourse in Contemporary Cultureby Monica Germana; Aris Mousoutzanis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This interdisciplinary collection of essays focuses on critical and theoretical responses to the apocalypse of the late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century cultural production. Examining the ways in which apocalyptic discourses have had an impact on how we read the world?s globalised space, the traumatic burden of history, and the mutual relationship... more...

  • The Future of Postcolonial Studiesby Chantal Zabus

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The Future of Postcolonial Studies celebrates the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of The Empire Writes Back by the now famous troika - Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths and Helen Tiffin. When  The Empire Writes Back first appeared in 1989, it put postcolonial cultures and their post-invasion narratives on the map. This vibrant collection... more...

  • Romancing Deathby William Schnoebelen

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Romancing Death sheds the light of God on the popularity of vampirism in today’s pop culture. This fascinating exposé of the dark realities behind romanticizing the occult in our current culture reveals the naked truth about how the church has not addressed the needs of people young and old who fill the holes in their souls and... more...

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

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 182.00

    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 origins. more...

  • Turning Pointsby Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    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 concepts to... more...

  • Realisms in Contemporary Cultureby Dorothee Birke; Stella Butter

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00

    ?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 of what... more...