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Theory. Philosophy. Esthetics

  • The Renaissance Utopiaby Chloë Houston

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    A study of European utopias in context from the early years of Henry VIII’s reign to the Restoration, this book assesses the societies projected by utopian literature from Thomas More’s Utopia (1516) to the political idealism and millenarianism of the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance Utopia complements recent scholarly work on early modern... more...

  • Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Eraby John Watkins; Kathryn L. Reyerson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of identities based on religion, ethnicity, profession, gender, within three distinctive Mediterranean geographies. Contributors address such topics... more...

  • Konstruktionen literarischer Authentizität in autobiographischen Erzähltextenby Nadine Schmidt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 45.06

    Zwei Schwerpunkte verbindet diese Studie: Zum einen setzt sie sich mit dem komplexen Gegenstand der »Konstruktion literarischer Authentizität« auseinander ? also mit einem noch offenen, rezenten Forschungsthema ? und problematisiert den neuerdings in der Forschungsliteratur zur Autobiographik gern benutzten Begriff der »Autofiktion«. Zum anderen wird... more...

  • Rethinking Empathy through Literatureby Meghan Marie Hammond; Sue J. Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    In recent years, a growing field of empathy studies has started to emerge from several academic disciplines, including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. Because literature plays a central role in discussions of empathy across disciplines, reconsidering how literature relates to "feeling with" others is key to rethinking empathy conceptually.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Genre (Routledge Revivals)by Heather Dubrow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This study, first published in 1982, explores and demonstrates the ways in which an awareness of literary genre can illuminate works as diverse as Milton?s ?Lycidas? and Berryman?s Sonnets . The first book to offer a historical survey of genre theory, it traces the history from the Greek rhetoricians to such contemporary figures as Frye and Todorov.... more...

  • Dope in the Age of Innocenceby Damien Enright

    Liberties Press 2014; US$ 8.74

    Ibiza, 1960: on the beautiful Mediterranean island, the high-rise resorts are still decades away. By chance, Damien Enright, twenty-one-years old and Irish, arrives there with his wife and two children and finds a handful of down-at-heel foreign Bohemians leading wild, hedonistic lives. He and his wife get involved; their marriage quickly breaks down... 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...