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  • The Beowulf Poet and His Real Monstersby Ted Morrissey

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 129.95

    This book opens new lines of inquiry into the Old English poem. One such inquiry is trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience. Indicators of a "trauma text" are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly,... more...

  • Surveying the American Tropicsby Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter Hulme; Owen Robinson

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.50

    A collection of essays from distinguished international scholars that explore the idea of a literary geography of the American Tropics. more...

  • The Future of Trauma Theoryby Gert Buelens; Samuel Durrant; Robert Eaglestone

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This collection analyses the future of ?trauma theory?, a major theoretical discourse in contemporary criticism and theory. The chapters advance the current state of the field by exploring new areas, asking new questions and making new connections. Part one, History and Culture , begins by developing trauma theory in its more familiar post-deconstructive... more...

  • Einführung in die Roman-Analyseby Jost Schneider; Klaus-Michael Bogdal; Gunter E. Grimm

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 171.66

    Der Band macht den Leser in verständlicher Sprache Schritt für Schritt mit allen wichtigen Begriffen und Methoden der Roman-Analyse vertraut. Auf einen Abriss der Gattungsgeschichte und eine Einführung in Poetik und Ästhetik des Romans folgt die stets anwendungsorientierte Vorstellung des analytischen Instrumentariums. Vor allem Figurenanalyse, Handlungsanalyse,... more...

  • World Literature in Theoryby David Damrosch

    Wiley 2013; US$ 126.95

    World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions... more...

  • Surveying the American Tropicsby Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Peter Hulme; Owen Robinson

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    American Tropics' refers to a kind of extended Caribbean, an area that includes the southern USA, the Atlantic littoral of Central America, the Caribbean islands, and northern South America. European colonial powers fought intensively here against indigenous populations and against each other for control of land and resources. The regions in the... more...

  • Book of Wise Sayingsby W. A. Clouston

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    In dire need of a stout dose of sound advice? Shake the doldrums and get back on track by dipping into W. A. Clouston's fascinating Book of Wise Sayings. Bringing together bon mots and aphorisms from around the world, this volume can soothe the soul in troubled times or provide philosophical fodder for a lively discussion. more...

  • The Encyclopedia of the Novelby Peter Melville Logan; Olakunle George; Susan Hegeman; Efraín Kristal

    Wiley 2014; US$ 56.95

    Part of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature Arranged in A-Z format and featuring over 140 contributors Written by an international cast of leading scholars, overseen by an Advisory Board of 37 specialists Entries explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; more...

  • Einführung in die Literaturtheorieby Achim Geisenhanslüke; Gunter E. Grimm; Klaus-Michael Bogdal

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 171.66

    Diese Einführung verfolgt Schritt für Schritt die Entwicklung der Literaturtheorie von der Hermeneutik bis zur aktuellen Diskussion um die Kultur- und Medienwissenschaften. Sie erläutert die wichtigsten literaturtheoretischen Ansätze vom 18. Jh. bis zur Gegenwart und stellt ihre bedeutendsten Vertreter vor. Den Ausgangspunkt bilden die philosophische... more...

  • Dialogische Ordnungby Mathias Palm

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 31.22

    Am Beispiel ausgewählter Trostschriften des brandenburg-preußischen Oberzeremonienmeisters Johann von Besser widmet sich Mathias Palms Studie der paradigmatischen Ausprägung des Dialogischen in der Literatur der Frühen Neuzeit. Ausgehend von einem Modell des generellen Zusammenhangs zwischen Norm und Abweichung, orientiert sich das dialogische Paradigma... more...