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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...

  • The Ecstatic Poetic Traditionby D. J. Moores

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This work is not only a general inquiry into ecstatic states of consciousness and an historical outline of the ecstatic poetic tradition but also an intensive study of five representative poets--Rumi, Wordsworth, Whitman, Dickinson, and Tagore. In a refreshingly original, wide-ranging engagement with concepts in psychology, religion, philosophy, aesthetics,... more...

  • Historical Guide to World Media Freedomby Jenifer Whitten-Woodring; Douglas A. Van Belle

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 188.00

    Scholars of international relations and international communications view the extent of media freedom from country to country as a key comparative indicator either by itself or in correlation with other indices of national political and economic development. This indicator serves as a bellwether for gauging the health and spread of democracy. ... more...

  • The Future of Testimonyby Antony Rowland; Jane Kilby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony , this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and poetry, and its place in society. It visits testimony... more...

  • The Violence of Representation (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Armstrong; Leonard Tennenhouse

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    First published in 1989, this collection of essays brings into focus the history of a specific form of violence ? that of representation. The contributors identify representations of self and other that empower a particular class, gender, nation, or race, constructing a history of the west as the history of changing modes of subjugation. The essays... more...

  • Writing Academic Texts Differentlyby Nina Lykke

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This edited volume combines cutting-edge research on feminist and intersectional writing methodologies with explorations of links between academic and creative writing practices. Contributors discuss what it means for academic writing processes to explore intersectional in-between spaces between monolithic identity markers and power differentials... more...

  • Contemporary Trauma Narrativesby Jean-Michel Ganteau; Susana Onega

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book provides a comprehensive compilation of essays on the relationship between formal experimentation and ethics in a number of generically hybrid or "liminal" narratives dealing with individual and collective traumas, running the spectrum from the testimonial novel and the fictional autobiography to the fake memoir, written by a variety of famous,... more...

  • Makers of the Media Mindby Wm. David Sloan

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Makers of the Media Mind is a collection of analytical essays focusing on the most important and original ideas contributed to the field of mass communication by journalism educators. Divided into six sections representing the most prominent areas of specialization in the field, this text serves two significant purposes: first, it acquaints readers... more...

  • Images of Crisis (Routledge Revivals)by George P. Landow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    First published in 1982, Images of Crisis explores the premise that literature and art exploit various images to present culturally prevalent ideas, and thus create their own form of iconology. George Landow shows how the tumultuous history of the past two hundred years has resulted in a plethora of metaphors associated with moments of human crisis.... more...

  • Mapping Literary Modernismby Ricardo J. Quinones

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Professor Quinones describes significant stages in the development of literary Modernism, redefining the period as extending from about 1900 to 1940, and beyond, and not as an entity centered on the 1920s. Originally published in 1985. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print... more...