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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2007; US$ 285.00
The third volume in the History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe focuses on the making and remaking of those institutional structures that engender and regulate the creation, distribution, and reception of literature. The focus here is not so much on shared institutions but rather on such region-wide analogous institutional processes... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2000; US$ 158.00
The authors present a new perspective on a wide range of issues in the study of literature and culture. Some of the topics discussed, such as interpretation, canon formation, and literary historiography, belong to the traditional domain of literary studies. Others ? cultural identity, convention, systems theory, and empirical methods ? originate in... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1997; US$ 98.00
?The long history of censorship is a parallel and equally powerful history of literature. Censors bear witness to the power of the word even more forcefully than the writers and the readers they consider dangerous.? ( Index on Censorship 6/1996) A critical assessment of literature produced under censorship needs to take into account that the stategies... more...
- 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...
- 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...