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  • Thinking on Thresholdsby Subha Mukherji

    Anthem Press 2011; US$ 99.00

    Through a combination of case studies and theoretical investigations, the essays in this book address the imaginative power of the threshold as a productive space in literature and art. more...

  • The Made-Up Selfby Carl H. Klaus

    University of Iowa Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    In this first book-length study of the personal essay, Carl Klaus unpacks the writer's made-up self and the manifold ways in which a wide range of essayists and essay have brought it to life. By reconceiving the most fundamental aspect of the personal essay--the I of the essayist--Klaus demonstrates that this seemingly uncontrived form of writing... more...

  • Romancing Deathby William Schnoebelen

    Destiny Image, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    Romancing Death sheds the light of God on the popularity of vampirism in today’s pop culture. This fascinating exposé of the dark realities behind romanticizing the occult in our current culture reveals the naked truth about how the church has not addressed the needs of people young and old who fill the holes in their souls and... more...

  • Comedy in Comparative Literatureby David Gallagher

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95

    A collection of essays that explore the very dynamics of comedy, jokes laughter and theorization from early writings of antiquity to contemporary modern day fiction and fits well into the genre of comparative literature and will pose many opportunities for further scholarship. more...

  • Deutschsprachige Artusdichtung des Mittelaltersby Wolfgang Achnitz

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 28.00

    Das Studienbuch führt in die deutschsprachige Artusdichtung des hohen und späten Mittelalters ein. Im Mittelpunkt stehen dabei die über ein Dutzend Artusromane in Reimpaarversen, die zwischen etwa 1180 (Hartmann von Aue) und 1300 (Konrad von Stoffeln) entstanden sind. Darüber hinaus wird das Auftreten der Artusfigur und der Mitglieder der... more...

  • Soul and Formby Georg Lukacs; Judith Butler; John T. Sanders; Katie Terezakis; Anna Bostock

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 29.99

    György Lukács was a Hungarian Marxist philosopher, writer, and literary critic who shaped mainstream European Communist thought. Soul and Form was his first book, published in 1910, and it established his reputation, treating questions of linguistic expressivity and literary style in the works of Plato, Kierkegaard, Novalis, Sterne, and others.... more...

  • Médée protéiformeby Marie Carrière

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 18.99

    Le mythe de l’infanticide Médée a toujours connu une fortune littéraire et la littérature féminine contemporaine ne fait pas exception. L’analyse comparée de huit textes de femmes de divers horizons tente de cerner les enjeux de cette figure irréductible pour une pensée féministe actuelle sur la maternité, le sujet et l’écriture mythique. En s’interrogeant... more...

  • The Routledge Concise History of World Literatureby Theo D'haen

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    This remarkably broad and informative book offers an introduction to and overview of World Literature. Tracing the term from its earliest roots and situating it within a number of relevant contexts from postcolonialism to postmodernism, Theo D’haen examines: the return of the term "world literature" and its changing meaning Goethe’s concept... more...

  • The Concept of Literary Applicationby Anders Pettersson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Application is the process in which readers of literature focus on elements in a text and compare them with the outside world as they know it – an operation with cognitive and emotional consequences. This book demonstrates how and why this simple yet neglected mechanism is of profound importance for the understanding of literary art and experience.... more...

  • The Dedalus Book of Literary Suicidesby Gary Lachman

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 15.99

    Gary Lachman investigates the many links between self-death and the written word more...