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  • Writing At Riskby Jason Weiss

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 33.95

    Much has been made of the image of writers in Paris—romanticized and idealized in fiction and on screen, these émigré artists in sidewalk cafés spark our imagination with unusual force. But rarely do the real-life figures speak to us directly to comment on their work, their lives, and their reasons for choosing to live... more...

  • Technology, Literature and Cultureby Alex Goody

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Technology, Literature and Culture provides a detailed and accessible exploration of the ways in which literature across the twentieth century has represented the inescapable presence and progress of technology. As this study argues, from the Fordist revolution in manufacturing to computers and the internet, technology has reconfigured our relationship... more...

  • Psychoanalytic Criticismby Elizabeth Wright

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    What is psychoanalytic criticism and how can it be justified as a type of criticism in its own right? In this new and thoroughly revised edition of her classic textbook, Elizabeth Wright provides a cogent answer to this question and a wide-ranging introduction to psychoanalytic criticism from Freud to the present day. Since each school of psychoanalysis... more...

  • Feminist Literary Historyby Janet Todd

    Wiley 2013; US$ 26.50

    In this timely book Janet Todd offers an analysis and defence of the feminist literary history practised by Elaine Showalter and other contemporary American literary critics. She argues that this approach rightly links the political concerns of feminist criticism to the uncovering of female voices embedded in history. Todd reconstructs the development... more...

  • Fredric Jamesonby Sean Homer

    Wiley 2013; US$ 90.95

    This is the first comprehensive analysis of the work of Fredric Jameson, one of the most important cultural critics writing today. Homer provides a clear exposition and appraisal of Jameson's theories and an assessment of his contribution to contemporary cultural theory. more...

  • Literary Theoryby Terry Eagleton

    Wiley 2011; US$ 33.99

    A quarter of a century on from its original publication, Literary Theory: An Introduction still conjures the subversion, excitement and exoticism that characterized theory through the 1960s and 70s, when it posed an unprecedented challenge to the literary establishment. Eagleton has added a new preface to this anniversary edition to address more... more...

  • A Said Dictionaryby R. Radhakrishnan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.95

    This interpretive dictionary introduces the critical and theoretical world of distinguished literary and cultural critic Edward W. Said through the crucial terms and concepts central to his work. Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other key theorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson Describes the crucial terms and concepts... 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...

  • Meisterschaft im Prozessby Franziska Wenzel

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Die Wertschätzung des mittelalterlichen Textes an seinem historischen Ort, den Handschriften, steigt beständig. Der Ton als textuelle Form eigenen Rechts avanciert mit diesem Buch das erste Mal zum analytischen Gegenstand, und zwar auf der Basis eines Textabdrucks des Langen Tons aller vier Hauptüberlieferungszeugen. Da die Sortierung von Strophen... more...

  • Einführung in die interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaftby Klaus-Michael Bogdal; Andrea Leskovec; Gunter E. Grimm

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.50

    Die interkulturelle Literaturwissenschaft ist eine relativ neue Forschungsrichtung, die im Zeitalter der Globalisierung rasch an Bedeutung gewinnt. Diese Einführung macht mit Gegenstand, Zielen und Methoden bekannt und erklärt die zentralen Konzepte und Theorien. Grundbegriffe wie Kultur, Interkulturalität und Fremdheit werden leicht verständlich definiert,... more...