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  • Victorian Settler Narrativesby Tamara S Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This edited collection from a distinguished group of contributors explores a range of topics including literature as imperialist propaganda, the representation of the colonies in British literature, the emergence of literary culture in the colonies and the creation of new gender roles such as ?girl Crusoes? in works of fiction. more...

  • 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...

  • Mythology in the Modern Novelby John J. White

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    J. J. White reexamines the use of myth in fiction in order to bring a new terminological precision into the field. While concentrating on the German novel (Mann, Broch, and Nossack), he discusses the work of Alberto Moravia, John Bowen, Michel Butor, and Macdonald Harris as well, in order to show the modern predilection for myth in whatever national... 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$ 99.00

    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...