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  • Literaturtheorieby Jonathan Culler

    Reclam Verlag 2014; US$ 5.11

    2002 erschien die Einführung des amerikanischen Literaturwissenschaftlers Jonathan Culler in erster Auflage. Seither hat sie sich an den Universitäten etabliert. Anhand einfacher Fragen gibt sie Einblick in die wichtigsten Aspekte der Literaturtheorie: Was ist und will Theorie? Was ist ein Text? Was ist ein Autor? Was unterscheidet Lyrik von Prosa?... more...

  • Mark of the Beastby Alfredo Bonadeo

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The First World War is a watershed in the intellectual and spiritual history of the modern world. On the one hand, it brought an end to a sense of optimism and decency bred by the prosperity of nineteenth-century Europe. On the other, it brought forth a sense of futility and alienation that has since pervaded European thought. That cataclysmic experience... more...

  • Medieval Romance and Material Cultureby Nicholas Perkins

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    Studies of how the physical manifests itself in medieval romance - and medieval romances as objects themselves. 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...

  • Modernism/Postmodernismby Peter Brooker

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    The concepts of 'Modernism' and 'Postmodernism' constitute the single most dominant issue of twentieth-century literature and culture and are the cause of much debate. In this influential volume, Peter Brooker presents some of the key viewpoints from a variety of major critics and sets these additionally alongside challenging arguments from Third World,... 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...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Today's music, painting, and film share with literature in the development of a new aesthetic, even as these other arts influence (and are influenced by) literary themes and structures. And at the same time the music and art of the past continue to re-echo in twentieth-century letters. The thirteen essays gathered here open a fine and varied view... more...

  • Perspectives on Contemporary Literatureby David Hershberg

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In all parts of the world and in every age, many of the greatest works of literature have been shaped or inspired by the swirl of historical events. The wars, holocausts, and mushroom clouds of our own era haunt the pages of many twentieth-century writers; events of the past, even the remote past, also inspire many authors, though their work is contemporary... 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...

  • Postcolonial Criticismby Bart Moore-Gilbert; Gareth Stanton; Willy Maley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Post-colonial theory is a relatively new area in critical contemporary studies, having its foundations more Postcolonial Criticism brings together some of the most important critical writings in the field, and aims to present a clear overview of, and introduction to, one of the most exciting and rapidly developing areas of contemporary literary criticism.... more...