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  • Exploring Postmodernismby Matei Calinescu; Douwe W. Fokkema

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1988; US$ 165.00

    The great diversity of contexts in which the term Postmodernism is currently encountered reflects the remarkable success of a coinage that has been in circulation for only about forty years. It has been used by philosophers, sociologists, art critics and literary historians to become, finally, a household word in the language of advertising and politics.... more...

  • Imitation and the Image of Manby James S. Hans

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1987; US$ 128.00

    In the Imitation and the Image of Man James S. Hans presents his conception of the mimetic. His primary goal to this study is to broaden several kinds of discourse: first, to redfine our conception of the literary; second, to expand our ideas of the kinds of things that can be treated together; third, to enrich our understanding of the possibilities... 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...

  • 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book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this... more...

  • Critical Conditionsby Horace L. Fairlamb

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00

    An examination and revaluation of contemporary theories about the foundations of knowledge and meaning, first published in 1994. more...

  • Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derridaby Mark Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00

    Defence of literary art against the centuries-old drive to subsume literature into theory and philosophy. more...

  • Literary Theoryby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 8.74

    Dr. David Carter has taught at several UK universities and presently teaches at Yonsei University, Seoul. He has published on psychoanalysis, literature, drama, film history and applied linguistics, and is also a freelance journalist and translator. He is the author of the Pocket Essentials volume on Georges Simenon. 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...

  • Raumordnungen bei Theodor Fontaneby Katrin Scheiding

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 21.92

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Darstellung des Raums hat eine große Bedeutung in Theodor Fontanes Romanwerk. Bei der Lektüre der Werke wird deutlich, dass der Dichter gezielt mit unterschiedlichen Räumen, Orten und Schauplätzen sowie kontrastreich gegenüber gestellten Lebensbereichen arbeitet. Die Handlungsumgebung ist keine bloße Kulisse, sondern korrespondiert... more...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 164.39

    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...