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  • Fiction Sets You Freeby Russell A. Berman

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...

  • A Said Dictionaryby R. Radhakrishnan

    Wiley 2012; US$ 42.95 US$ 37.22

    This interpretive dictionary introduces the critical and theoretical world of distinguished literary and cultural critic Edward W. Said through the crucial terms and concepts central to his work. Compares and contrasts Said's perspective with other key theorists, such as Derrida, Spivak, Foucault, and Jameson Describes the crucial terms and concepts... 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...

  • Aneignung und interkulturelle Repräsentationby Sybille de la Rosa

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2012; US$ 33.76

    Sybille De La Rosa arbeitet eine auf dem Begriff der kreativen Aneignung basierende Repräsentationstheorie aus und zeigt deren Relevanz im Bereich der Menschenrechtspolitik auf. Sie greift auf hermeneutische und postkoloniale Überlegungen zurück, die in ein Konzept der interkulturellen Aneignung und Repräsentation überführt werden. Abschließend zeigt... more...

  • Der maskierte Erosby Roman Lach

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.14

    This book contains love correspondences between Otto von Bismarck, Adalbert Stifter, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Ernst Haeckel and their respective wives and lovers. It counters the transient nature of love by extending the correspondence to other areas: realism ? constituting much more than just a literary and artistic program ? is here... more...

  • Literature against Philosophy, Plato to Derridaby Mark Edmundson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

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

  • Literary Educationby James Gribble

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 29.00

    This book is an attempt to offer a justification for the teaching of literature in schools and universities, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of literary education. The issues which Dr Gribble discusses could all be bracketed under the general heading of the relationship between literature and life. The book is written for those... more...

  • Critical Conditionsby Horace L. Fairlamb

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 33.00

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

  • Fremde Weltenby Lars Schmeink; Hans-Harald Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.14

    Until recently, scholars were hesitant to take the fantastic seriously. But since the 1990s, the increasing presence of the fantastic in mass media has spurred growing academic interest in the subject. This book discusses that new interest and brings together recent research in various disciplines. It provides an overview of current approaches... more...

  • Authentisches Erzählenby Antonius Weixler

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 141.14

    A central feature of the newer forms of authenticity is that they replace the truth of what is presented with the truthfulness of the presentation. While academic discussion of authenticity has focused mainly on the aesthetic aspects, this volume focuses on the narrative dimension of the phenomenon. The authors thereby reveal a conceptual... more...