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  • An Introduction to Venantius Fortunatus for Schoolchildrenby Mike Schorsch

    Autumn Hill Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    Part parody, part mockery, and entirely witty, this book of translated poetry by a forgotten medieval saint offers all that one might expect from beginning to end: telling contrasts between vastly different sensibilities, values, beliefs, customs, and modes of expressing and interacting with the world. Indirectly and unsurprisingly, the book critiques... more...

  • Sources of the Faust Trad Cbby Robert P. More; Philip M. Palmer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 204.00

    First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Consolations of Writingby Rivkah Zim

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Boethius wrote The Consolation of Philosophy as a prisoner condemned to death for treason, circumstances that are reflected in the themes and concerns of its evocative poetry and dialogue between the prisoner and his mentor, Lady Philosophy. This classic philosophical statement of late antiquity has had an enduring influence on Western thought.... more...

  • Whose Cosmopolitanism?by Nina Glick Schiller; Andrew Irving

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    The term cosmopolitan is increasingly used within different social, cultural and political settings, including academia, popular media and national politics. However those who invoke the cosmopolitan project rarely ask whose experience, understanding, or vision of cosmopolitanism is being described and for whose purposes? In response, this volume... more...

  • Hieroglyphicsby Arthur Machen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Welsh writer Arthur Machen achieved literary acclaim with his groundbreaking tales of the supernatural, some of which modern-day horror luminary Stephen King ranks among the best in the English language. In the engaging nonfiction volume Hieroglyphics, Machen turns his focus to literary criticism, opining on the role of the ecstatic in literature. more...

  • Merlin and Legendary Romanceby Carol Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 120.00

    An indepth work on the origins of the Merlin of Arthurian legend, this book examines early texts, thirteenth century romances focusing particularly on Merlin as a character, rather than those where Merlin is a background cast member. The outline here starts with looking at the genre and the place of fantasy, moving on to consider the attitudes towards... more...

  • Modern Genre Theoryby David Duff

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 68.95

    Since Aristotle, genre has been one of the fundamental concepts of literary theory, and much of the world's literature and criticism has been shaped by ideas about the nature, function and value of literary genres. Modern developments in critical theory, however, prompted in part by the iconoclastic practices of modern writers and the emergence of... more...

  • Facing the Fiendby Eva Marta Baillie

    The Lutterworth Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    With the preponderance of visual imagery in our late modern period, why is it the literary Satan keeps emerging? And what can the literary figure of Satan contribute to the understanding of evil? Eva Marta Baillie argues that the literary is the only means by which Satan can survive, and that as a result of the changing literary (and cultural, philosophical,... more...

  • Insulting the Public?by Peter J. Anderson; Tony Weymouth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 86.95

    Insulting the Public? examines the way in which the European Union and issues relating to it are represented to the public. Combining theoretical and empirical research, the text explores and provides an assessment of the performance of the British Press in its representation of the European Union in the period immediately preceding the General Election... more...

  • Mapping Foreign Correspondence in Europeby Georgios Terzis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    The book studies the current trends of foreign correspondence in Europe. The EU?s expansion has had abundant effects on news coverage and some of the European capitals have become home to the biggest international press corps in world. So, who are these "professional strangers" stationed in Europe and how do they try to make their stories, that are... more...