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  • Theory and the Disappearing Futureby Tom Cohen; Claire Colebrook; J. Hillis Miller; with a manuscript by Paul de Man

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 28.95

    Paul de Man is often associated with an era of ?high theory?; an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man?s work as a critical... more...

  • Cormac McCarthy and the Ghost of Huck Finnby Leslie Harper Worthington

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Mark Twain once wrote, "We are nothing but echoes." Despite this pronouncement, Twain's voice continues to reverberate in the 21st century. Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn helped define modern American literature, creating The Huck Finn Tradition in contemporary writing. This volume discusses the intertextual connections between... more...

  • The Limits of Literary Historicismby Allen Dunn; Thomas Haddox

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 40.00

              The Limits of Literary Historicism is a collection of essays arguing that historicism, which has come to dominate the professional study of literature in recent decades, has become ossified. By drawing attention to the limits of historicism—its blind spots, overreach, and reluctance to acknowledge its commitments—this... more...

  • Death of a Disciplineby Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 23.99

    For almost three decades, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing across disciplinary boundaries. Today she remains one of the foremost figures in the study of world literature and its cultural consequences. In this new book she declares the death of comparative literature as we know it... more...

  • Die Lebensanschauungen der großen Denkerby Rudolf Eucken

    De Gruyter 1950; US$ 224.00

    Die Lebensanschauungen der grossen Denker : eine Entwicklungsgeschichte des Lebensproblems der Menschheit von Platon bis zur Gegenwart. more...

  • Jahrbuch Literatur und Medizinby Bettina von Jagow; Florian Steger

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2012; US$ 32.96

    Hauptbeschreibung In diesem Jahr haben wir in die Mitte des Jahrbuchs einen Schwerpunkt "Medien und Medizin" gestellt, der Ergebnisse einer 2009 in der Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung München von uns ausgerichteten und von der Münchner Universitätsgesellschaft geförderten Tagung vereint. Über diesen Schwerpunkt hinaus vereint der fünfte Band... more...

  • Ginger-Snapsby Fanny Fern

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    An influential critic, commentator, and journalist, New England-based writer Fanny Fern (born Sara Willis) ascended to the very highest levels of literary acclaim in the late nineteenth century, even at one time commanding the title of the best-paid woman writer in the United States. The collection Ginger-Snaps brings together many of Fern's most... more...

  • Memories and Studiesby William James; Henry James

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    William James was a towering intellectual figure with a vast knowledge base that transcended typical disciplinary boundaries. In this collection of essays, William James explores the topics of memory and cognition through the lenses of philosophy, psychology, and his own personal life experiences, all recounted in his uniquely engaging writing style. more...

  • Die Philosophie bei Star Trekby Henrik Hansemann

    Wiley 2013; US$ 13.50

    Henrik Hansemann, Star-Trek-Experte und früherer Chefredakteur des deutschen Fanportals Treknews.de, sucht und findet Antworten auf Fragen der Logik, Ethik und Moral, die sich im Star-Trek-Universum stellen - immer fundiert und durchweg unterhaltsam. In "Die Philosophie bei Star Trek" werden zum Beispiel folgende Fragen beleuchtet: - Kann es... more...

  • The Use of Imaginary, Historical, and Actual Maps in Literatureby John Wyatt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 179.95

    In this text, the author highlights unrecorded discoveries about how maps and literature are associated. Not only do maps give us a tool by which to understand a physical reality as it actually exists, but maps can support the realm of literary fiction - such as Tolkien’s Middle Earth, or Stevenson’s Treasure Island. There are also maps that... more...