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  • 'A New Type of History'by Beverley Southgate

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    Linking fiction with history and historical theory, 'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists ? Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, Virginia Woolf, Wyndham Lewis, Penelope Lively, and James Hamilton-Paterson ? who have criticized scientifically based... more...

  • Knockoutby Martin Keune

    be.bra verlag 2015; US$ 0.94

    Berlin, 1932. Ein Leichenfund in der Boxerkneipe Fliegerbombe gibt der Polizei Rätsel auf. Bei den Ermittlungen zwischen Halbweltgrößen, Nazischlägern und Revuegirls gerät Kommissar Sándor Lehman immer tiefer in einen Strudel mysteriöser Ereignisse. Gleichzeitig steht die Weimarer Republik vor dem politischen Knock-out. Als die Reichswehr vor dem Polizeipräsidium... more...

  • Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universalby Wuteh Vakunta

    Langaa RPCIG 2015; US$ 18.00

    On perusing Stream of Consciousness: Poetics of the Universal by Peter Wuteh Vakunta, one is struck by the eclectic and englobing nature of themes broached. Vakunta?s poetry is both a transversal and longitudinal dissection of our world. The poet assumes the posture of a divinity casting interrogative glances at the deeds of humans. Not a single terrestrial... more...

  • New Directions in 21st-Century Gothicby Lorna Piatti-Farnell; Donna Lee Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book brings together a carefully selected range of contemporary disciplinary approaches to new areas of Gothic inquiry. Moving beyond the representational and historically based aspects of literature and film that have dominated Gothic studies, this volume both acknowledges the contemporary diversification of Gothic scholarship and maps its... more...

  • Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fictionby Marek C. Oziewicz

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book is the first to offer a justice-focused cognitive reading of modern YA speculative fiction in its narrative and filmic forms. It links the expansion of YA speculative fiction in the 20 th century with the emergence of human and civil rights movements, with the communitarian revolution in conceptualizations of justice, and with spectacular... more...

  • Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Cultureby Justin D. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume, a collection with contributions from some of the major scholars of the Gothic in literature and culture, reflects on how recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. The engaging essays look into the links between technologies and the proliferation of the Gothic... more...

  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...

  • Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fictionby Victoria Flanagan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.... more...

  • Exoticizing the Past in Contemporary Neo-Historical Fictionby Elodie Rousselot

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This collection of essays is dedicated to examining the recent literary phenomenon of the 'neo-historical' novel, a sub-genre of contemporary historical fiction which critically re-imagines specific periods of history. more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literatureby M. Keith Booker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 94.99

    This new volume by Booker in the 'Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts' series is a worthy successor to Brian Stableford's earlier Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature , reprinted in paperback as The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature . The entry for Stableford describes that book as 'the first edition,' suggesting... more...