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  • Literature and Genderby Lizbeth Goodman

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Literature and Gender combines an introduction to and an anthology of literary texts which powerfully demonstrate the relevance of gender issues to the study of literature. The volume covers all three major literary genres - poetry, fiction and drama - and closely examines a wide range of themes, including: feminity versus creativity in women's... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 14.19

    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...

  • Perspektiven zum Sterbenby Daniel Schäfer; Christof Müller-Busch; Andreas Frewer

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2012; US$ 30.54

    Wie wollen wir sterben? Diese Frage steht im Mittelpunkt zahlreicher Diskurse und Publikationen: Was ist ein 'guter Tod' für den individuellen Patienten, was versteht unsere Gesellschaft darunter? Welche 'Sterbekultur' hat die Gegenwart? Autoren aus Medizin, Philosophie, Theologie, Psychologie, Soziologie, Geschichte, Ethik, Palliativmedizin, Hospizbewegung... more...

  • Der Drache in der mittelalterlichen Literatur Europasby Timo Rebschloe

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 61.51

    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...