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  • The August War in Georgia: Foreign Media Coverageby Amalia Oganjanyan

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 42.20

    Hauptbeschreibung Reporting on a foreign war or a crisis is a challenging activity, a true professional test for a journalist. Media is often criticized for promoting violence by its conflict reporting: either by staying detached or by being biased. Peace, or conflict-sensitive, journalism was created for improvement of conflict coverage: it emphasizes... more...

  • Deutschsprachige Artusdichtung des Mittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 28.00

    This textbook provides an introduction to German Arthurian poetry in the High and Late Middle Ages. The main focus is on romances in rhyming couplets produced between 1180 and 1300. In addition, the appearance of the figure of Arthur and other members of the Round Table is traced in other Germanophone genres and contexts. The account ends... more...

  • Soul and Formby Georg Lukacs; Judith Butler; John T. Sanders; Katie Terezakis; Anna Bostock

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others.... more...

  • A Pennine Childhoodby Ernest Dewhurst

    The History Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    As a boy in the 1850s, Ernest Dewhurst's great-grandfather was dispatched by train from Bolton to Colne in Lancashire. The label pinned to his jacket read 'Anyone can have this lad who wants him'. Thinking about the harshness of his great-grandfather's childhood prompted Ernest to examine his own upbringing, and the comparative cosiness of an isolated... more...

  • Médée protéiformeby Marie Carrière

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 18.99

    Le mythe de l?infanticide Médée a toujours connu une fortune littéraire et la littérature féminine contemporaine ne fait pas exception. L?analyse comparée de huit textes de femmes de divers horizons tente de cerner les enjeux de cette figure irréductible pour une pensée féministe actuelle sur la maternité, le sujet et l?écriture mythique. En s?interrogeant... more...

  • Semiotik, Rhetorik und Soziologie des Lachensby Lothar Fietz; Joerg O. Fichte; Hans-Werner Ludwig

    De Gruyter 1996; US$ 196.00

    The Thirteenth Blaubeuren Symposium was dedicated to the discussion of the changing face of the ridiculous and the changing functions of laughter since the Middle Ages. The contributions focus on parallels and differences in English, American, German, French, Italian and Spanish literature and on their respective cultural and historical... more...

  • Kleine Literaturgeschichte der Großstadtby Angelika Corbineau-Hoffmann

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 38.90

    Die Großstadt hat die Schriftsteller von jeher fasziniert. Schon Mitte des 18. Jahrhunderts entstanden die ersten Großstadtromane, im 19. und bis weit ins 20. Jahrhundert hinein erschienen die Klassiker des Genres. Der vorliegende Band macht in Form anregender Essays mit den wichtigsten literarischen Großstadtdarstellungen aus drei Jahrhunderten bekannt.... more...

  • The Routledge Concise History of World Literatureby Theo D'haen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This remarkably broad and informative book offers an introduction to and overview of World Literature. Tracing the term from its earliest roots and situating it within a number of relevant contexts from postcolonialism to postmodernism, Theo D?haen examines: the return of the term "world literature" and its changing meaning Goethe?s concept... more...

  • Turning Pointsby Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures ? ?turning points? ? in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative... more...

  • The Visual Culture of Modernismby Deborah L. Madsen; Mario Klarer

    Narr Francke Attempto 2011; US$ 46.76

    The Visual Culture of Modernism offers a wide-ranging exploration of intertextual relations that bring together artists, artistic forms and artistic periods in response to the question: what is the relevance of early twentieth-century American Modernism to our present historical moment? Scholars from Europe and America develop responses to this question... more...