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  • Playing the Text, Performing the Futureby Felicitas Meifert-Menhard

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    This volume examines the structure of text-based Future Narratives in the widest sense, including choose-your-own-adventure books, forking-path novels, combinatorial literature, hypertexts, interactive fiction, and alternate reality games. How ?radical? can printed Future Narratives really be, given the constraints of their media? When... more...

  • Future Narrativesby Christoph Bode; Rainer Dietrich

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00

    This head volume of the ?Narrating Futures? series defines and identifies Future Narratives. It parses their characteristic features and aims at an abstract classification of the whole corpus, irrespective of its concrete manifestations across the media. Drawing on different theorems and approaches, it offers a unified theory and a poetics... more...

  • Perspektivische Interaktion im Romanby Marcus Hartner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    How do we internalize literary characters and their fictional consciousness when we are reading? How does multi-perspectivity function? Drawing on modern cognitive research, this study addresses how the perspectives of different characters interact, and demonstrates that this interaction plays a critical role in our understanding and interpretation... more...

  • Die koloniale Karibikby Gesine Müller

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during that time offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored... more...

  • Critical Conditionsby Horace L. Fairlamb

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    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$ 182.00

    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$ 182.00

    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...

  • Butterflies and Sweaty Palmsby Judy Apps

    Crown House Publishing 2012; US$ 12.38

    If you have ever carried a lucky talisman in your pocket to give yourself courage before a big event then carry this book instead. Based on Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), the ground-breaking solutions to performance anxiety in this book will carry you through the most daunting experience of public speaking.The exercises are simple and highly effective.... more...

  • Literary Theoryby David Carter

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.99

    A pocket guide to the key concepts of literary theory, explaining them in clear, accessible language. Cutting through the often confusing welter of peripheral writing on what can be an enormously unwieldy subject, David Carter covers the key thinkers, writers and theories in current lit-crit use, including Derrida; Baudrillard; Habermas; Postmodernism;... more...

  • Death of a Disciplineby Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 24.99

    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...