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  • Contemporary Approaches in Literary Trauma Theoryby Michelle Balaev

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This edited collection argues that trauma in literature must be read through a theoretical pluralism that allows for an understanding of trauma's variable representations that include yet move beyond the concept of trauma as pathological and unspeakable. more...

  • International Media Communication in a Global Ageby Guy Golan; Thomas Johnson; Wayne Wanta

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 56.95

    This volume provides a comprehensive examination of key issues regarding global communication, focusing particularly on international news and strategic communication. It addresses those news factors that influence the newsworthiness of international events, providing a synthesis of both theoretical and practical studies that highlight the complicated... more...

  • Losing the Newsby Alex Jones

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    What is wrong with the news? To answer this dismaying question, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Alex S. Jones explores how the epochal changes sweeping the media have eroded the core news that has been the essential food supply of our democracy. At a time of dazzling technological innovation, Jones says that what stands to be lost is the fact-based... more...

  • Advocating Propaganda – Viewpoints from Israelby Ron Schleifer; Jessica Snapper

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Based on a series of interviews with top players in the Israeli propaganda war, Advocating Propaganda ? Viewpoints from Israel gathers the perspectives from a rabbi, a priest, a politician, public servants, a military officer, a student activist, and a social media consultant to discuss the incomprehensible situation of Israel?s faltering public... more...

  • This Thing Called Literatureby Andrew Bennett; Nicholas Royle

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 25.95

    What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of... more...

  • Ransacking Parisby Patti Miller

    University of Queensland Press 2015; US$ 12.99

    When Patti Miller arrives in Paris to write for a year, the world glows "as if the light that comes after the sun has gone down has spilled gold on everything." But wasn't that just romantic illusion? Miller grew up on Wiradjuri land in country Australia where her heart and soul belonged. Mother of grown-up boys with lives of their own, what did she... more...

  • Einfache Formenby André Jolles

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 35.00

    Even 50 years after the publication of the first edition, the basic concept of this book is still valid namely to establish the determining contours of fundamental narrative forms, which the author understands as morphological archetypes ? in the Goethean sense. With mainly anonymous authors, they occupy an intermediate position between ?popular? and... more...

  • Nonno sprichtby Patric Marino

    Lokwort Buchverlag 2012; US$ 11.99

    Unter dem Licht der süditalienischen Sonne verbringt der 22-jährige Autor ein paar Sommerwochen bei seinen Nonni. Gemeinsame Marktgänge, Ausfahrten mit dem Panda, Verwandtenbesuche und spontane Gespräche berichten von einem ungewohnt einfachen, bildstarken Alltag. Ein Fest der kleinen poetischen Erlebnisse, die Seite für Seite einen feinen Glanz hinterlassen. more...

  • 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...

  • Genreby John Frow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 24.95

    This second edition of John Frow?s Genre offers a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the area. Genre is a key means by which we categorize the many forms of literature and culture, but it is also much more than that: in talk and writing, in music and images, in film and television, genres actively generate and shape our knowledge of the... more...