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  • Literary Theory: The Basicsby Hans Bertens

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 24.95

    This third edition of Hans Bertens? bestselling book is an essential guide to the often confusing and complicated world of literary theory. Exploring a broad range of topics from Marxist and feminist criticism to postmodernism and new historicism Literary Theory: The Basics covers contemporary topics including: reception theory and reader response... more...

  • Contemporary Jewish Writingby Andrea Reiter

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    This book examines Jewish writers and intellectuals in Austria, analyzing filmic and electronic media alongside more traditional publication formats over the last 25 years. Beginning with the Waldheim affair and the rhetorical response by the three most prominent members of the survivor generation (Leon Zelman, Simon Wiesenthal and Bruno Kreisky)... more...

  • The Ashes Quiz Bookby Hugh Larkin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 4.99

    Are you a cricket fan? Do you eagerly await the biennial Test cricket series between England and Australia? Are you an expert on all the facts and figures relating to the Ashes? If so, you are certain to want to have a go at answering the 250 challenging questions in The Ashes Quiz Book. In 1993, which England captain resigned after four Tests, when... more...

  • The New Historicismby Harold Veeser

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    Following Clifford Geertz and other cultural anthropologists, the New Historicist critics have evolved a method for describing culture in action. Their "thick descriptions" seize upon an event or anecdote--colonist John Rolfe's conversation with Pocohontas's father, a note found among Nietzsche's papers to the effect that "I have lost my umbrella"--and... more...

  • Fredric Jamesonby Sean Homer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.95

    "The text is extremely well researched, written and organized, covering the entirety of Jameson's corpus. The study is also very lively and polemical, bringing in a wide range of critical literature to bear on Jameson's thought. There is no such comparable book on the market which provides such a comprehensive and engaging study." Douglas Kellner,... more...

  • Figuring Lacan (RLE: Lacan)by Juliet Flower MacCannell

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    It could be argued that the influence of Lacan on modern literary studies has been greater than anyone?s. Lacan has historicised the universal or mythic perceptions of Freud, and thus lent a new status to literature as a cultural artefact. This book, originally published in 1986, aims to delineate the trends in the uses made of Lacan today; to examine... more...

  • Gender Studies und Literaturby Sigrid Nieberle

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 13.58

    In den letzten fünf Jahrzehnten haben sich die Women?s und Gender Studies in vielen Bereichen von Forschung und Lehre etabliert. Auch in den Literaturwissenschaften ist der Begriff "Gender" längst zu einem produktiven Konzept avanciert. Diese Einführung beschreibt die Möglichkeiten gender-orientierter Arbeitsweisen in der Auseinandersetzung mit literarischen... more...

  • Text - Material - Mediumby Wolfgang Lukas; Rüdiger Nutt-Kofoth; Madleen Podewski

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In ever-larger sections devoted to documentation, historical-critical editions have increasingly focused on the material and medial components of a text through descriptions and illustrations of textual media. The collected essays in this volume use theoretical arguments and case examples to illustrate the potential benefits that accrue... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 58.91

    Der Drache ist eine beliebte Figur der Literatur ? von der Antike bis heute. Er ist aber anscheinend auch ein Stereotyp: Er verkörpert bis heute das Böse, das Chaotische, das lebensfeindliche Prinzip und sogar den Teufel. Diese Arbeit fragt, welche Rolle speziell der mittelalterlichen Literatur bei der Deutung des Drachen zukommt. Unter Berücksichtigung... more...

  • Das Buch der Tafelfreudenby Curt Gutkind

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2014; US$ 43.85

    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...