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  • 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...

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

    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...

  • Knowledge and Commitmentby Douwe W. Fokkema; Elrud Ibsch

    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...

  • The Muzzled Museby Margreet de Lange

    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...

  • 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 González; 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...

  • 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...

  • Verbal Violence in Contemporary Dramaby Jeanette R. Malkin

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book considers a spectrum of post-war plays in which characters are created, coerced and destroyed by language. more...