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  • Heroizabilityby Ibrahim Taha

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The author argues that Heroizability, the ability of heroizing the major character, is the required theory for producing meanings in literary narratives introduced in three circles: the author's, the protagonist's, and the reader's. Based on an evolutionary model, heroizability treats literary characters as natural anthroposemiotic entities... more...

  • The Spirit of Carnivalby David Danow

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The world of literature responds to the "spirit of carnival" in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. Literature provides a mirror in which carnival is reflected and refracted through the multifarious perspectives of verbal art. In his original, wide-ranging book, David K. Danow catches the various reflections in that... more...

  • Migration, Space and Transnational Identitiesby Daniel Conway; Pauline Leonard

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Twenty years after the post-apartheid Government took office, this timely text interrogates the extent to which the attitudes, identities and everyday lives of British people have changed in accordance with the 'new' South Africa. New ethnographic research is drawn upon to explore important questions of mobility, locality and identity. more...

  • The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theoryby Hanna Meretoja

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory explores the philosophical and historical underpinnings of the postwar crisis and return of storytelling and shows their relevance for the ongoing debate on the significance of narrative for human existence. more...

  • Metafictionby Mark Currie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 70.95

    Metafiction is one of the most distinctive features of postwar fiction, appearing in the work of novelists as varied as Eco, Borges, Martin Amis and Julian Barnes. It comprises two elements: firstly cause, the increasing interpenetration of professional literary criticism and the practice of writing; and secondly effect: an emphasis on the playing... more...

  • Faktualität und Fiktionalität in autobiographischen Texten des 20. Jahrhundertsby Esther Kraus

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 26.49

    'Die Dichter lügen' - nicht. Platons Vorwurf ist literaturwissenschaftlich längst entkräftet: Fiktionale literarische Texte erzählen Erfundenes - allerdings nicht, um den Leser zu täuschen, sondern um ihn unter Einhaltung bestimmter Spielregeln zu unterhalten. Was aber passiert, wenn eben diese Regeln verletzt werden - und literarische Texte Konventionen... more...

  • The Move Beyond Formby Mary Joe Hughes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    Fictional narratives of the late twentieth century often cross boundaries. This study argues that the undoing of structure in postmodern art form demands a different way of thinking and represents a commentary on the material and social conditions of the late twentieth century and beyond. more...

  • Allegorical Quests from Deguileville to Spenserby Marco Nievergelt

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 90.00

    An examination of sixteenth-century quest narratives, focussing on their conscious use of a medieval tradition to hold a mirror up to contemporary culture. more...

  • The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fictionby Jeff Gerke

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 17.99

    Let's face it: Christian fiction is fun. Even if you're writing a serious-minded study of man's inhumanity to man, there is something exhilarating about story; about creating people and worlds and events; about telling a tale that keeps readers enraptured and maybe - just maybe - leaves them fortified in their walk with Jesus. But for all of the... more...

  • Literature and Terrorismby Michael C. Frank; Eva Gruber

    Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 70.20

    The years following the attacks of September 11, 2001 have seen the publication of a wide range of scientific analyses of terrorism. Literary studies seem to lag curiously behind this general shift of academic interest. The present volume sets out to fill this gap. It does so in the conviction that the study of literature has much to offer to the transdisciplinary... more...