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  • 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...

  • Virtue in Mediaby Patrick Lee Plaisance

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive personal "life story" interviews and collected survey data... more...

  • Konstruktionen literarischer Authentizität in autobiographischen Erzähltextenby Nadine Schmidt

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 45.07

    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...

  • 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...

  • Secrets of Confident Communicators: 50 Techniques to Be Heardby Diana Mather

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 17.00

    What do highly successful communicators know that the rest of us don't?. Do they have a secret recipe for success?. Is there a special alchemy at work?. Whatever your situation or motivation, 'Secrets of Confident Communicators' reveals the 50 things you need to know to express yourself with assurance and get your message across effectively.... 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...