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  • Thinking on Thresholdsby Subha Mukherji

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    Through a combination of case studies and theoretical investigations, the essays in this book address the imaginative power of the threshold as a productive space in literature and art. more...

  • Romancing Deathby William Schnoebelen

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Romancing Death sheds the light of God on the popularity of vampirism in today’s pop culture. This fascinating exposé of the dark realities behind romanticizing the occult in our current culture reveals the naked truth about how the church has not addressed the needs of people young and old who fill the holes in their souls and... more...

  • Comedy in Comparative Literatureby David Gallagher

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...

  • Deutschsprachige Artusdichtung des Mittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 22.41

    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$ 157.19

    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...

  • 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$ 145.96

    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...