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  • The Psychology and Sociology of Literatureby Dick Schram; Gerard J. Steen

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 210.00

    The Psychology and Sociology of Literature is a collection of 25 chapters on literature by some of the leading psychologists, sociologists, and literary scholars in the field of the empirical study of literature. Contributors include Ziva Ben-Porat, Gerry Cupchik, Art Graesser, Rachel Giora, Norbert Groeben, Colin Martindale, David Miall, Willie... more...

  • The Quality of Literatureby Willie van Peer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2008; US$ 149.00

    Evaluation is central to literary studies and has led to an impressive list of publications on the status and history of the canon. Yet it is remarkable how little attention has been given to the role of textual properties in evaluative processes. Most of the chapters in The Quality of Literature redress this issue by dealing with texts or genres... more...

  • A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsulaby Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza; Anxo Abuín Gonzalez; César Domínguez

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 285.00

    A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula is the second comparative history of a new subseries with a regional focus, published by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. As its predecessor for East-Central Europe, this two-volume history distances itself from traditional histories built... more...

  • History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europeby Marcel Cornis-Pope; John Neubauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2010; US$ 297.00

    Types and stereotypes is the fourth and last volume of a path-breaking multinational literary history that incorporates innovative features relevant to the writing of literary history in general. Instead of offering a traditional chronological narrative of the period 1800-1989, the History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe approaches... more...

  • L'Aube de la Modernité 1680-1760by Peter-Eckhard Knabe; Roland Mortier; François Moureau

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 338.00

    The purpose of this collective work is to throw new light on a period which is defined, neither in historical, nor in ideological terms, but along specific literary criteria. Across the XVIIth and the XVIIIth century, a new perspective appears on the status of literature and its relation to the author. Literature overflows the traditional limits of... more...

  • Children's Literature as Communicationby Roger D. Sell

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2002; US$ 165.00

    In this book, members of the ChiLPA Project explore the children?s literature of several different cultures, ranging from ancient India, nineteenth century Russia, and the Soviet Union, to twentieth century Britain, America, Australia, Sweden, and Finland. The research covers not only the form and content of books for children, but also their potential... more...

  • A History of Literature in the Caribbeanby A. James Arnold

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2001; US$ 300.00

    For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or... more...

  • A History of Literature in the Caribbeanby A. James Arnold

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 248.00

    Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the Caribbean... more...

  • History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europeby Marcel Cornis-Pope; John Neubauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 297.00

    National literary histories based on internally homogeneous native traditions have significantly contributed to the construction of national identities, especially in multicultural East-Central Europe, the region between the German and Russian hegemonic cultural powers stretching from the Baltic states to the Balkans. History of the Literary Cultures... more...

  • History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europeby Marcel Cornis-Pope; John Neubauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2006; US$ 285.00

    Continuing the work undertaken in Vol. 1 of the History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe , Vol. 2 considers various topographic sites?multicultural cities, border areas, cross-cultural corridors, multiethnic regions?that cut across national boundaries, rendering them permeable to the flow of hybrid cultural messages. By focusing on... more...