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    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Stories do not actually exist in the world but are created and structured? modeled? through the process of mediation, i.e. through the means and techniques by which they are represented. This is an important field, not only for narratology but also for literary and media studies. The articles in this volume, contributed by international scholars from... more...

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    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 196.00

    The concept of "literature" is notoriously vague and defies definition, yet at the same time it is indispensable in an age where traditional subject boundaries are breaking down. This volume discusses possible ways of defining the concept in such a manner that it can be productively deployed heuristically in varied historical and cultural contexts.... more...

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    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

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    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

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  • A Companion to the Philosophy of Literatureby Walter Jost; Garry L. Hagberg

    Wiley 2009; US$ 225.95

    This monumental collection of new and recent essays from an international team of eminent scholars represents the best contemporary critical thinking relating to both literary and philosophical studies of literature. Helpfully groups essays into the field's main sub-categories, among them ‘Relations Between Philosophy and Literature’,... more...

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    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 30.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

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    Scribner 2010; US$ 13.99

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    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This collection brings together leading international scholars and filmmakers focusing on Latin American cinema. Themes discussed include subjectivity, history, memory, representations of reality, cinema's relation to the public sphere, and issues of production, distribution, and marketing. more...