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  • 'Floire and Blancheflor' and the European Romanceby Patricia E. Grieve

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    A comparative study of Floire and Blancheflor and its versions in medieval and Renaissance Europe, first published in 1997. more...

  • "Gypsies" in European Literature and Cultureby Valentina Glajar; Domnica Radulescu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00

    This book traces representations of "Gypsies" that have become prevalent in the European imagination and culture and influenced the perceptions of Roma in Eastern and Western European societies. more...

  • 'Injuns!'by Edward Buscombe

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 16.00

    In 'Injuns!', distinguished film scholar Edward Buscombe presents an original and readable account of the cultural images of Native Americans through history and around the globe. more...

  • "Kann man denn auch nicht lachend sehr ernsthaft sein?"by Daniel Fulda; Antje Roeben; Norbert Wichard

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    So unwillkürlich es im konkreten Fall erscheinen mag: Lachen in der Literatur und als Effekt, nicht zuletzt auf dem Theater, ist ein Gegenstand komplexer Inszenierungen und überdies Fluchtpunkt poetologischer, anthropologischer und sogar sozialprogrammatischer Ansprüche. Es ist mit einer ganzen Reihe von Gattungen und literarischen Formen... more...

  • "Sinn und Form"by Stephen Parker; Matthew Philpotts

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 210.00

    The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that showcase significant scholarly work at the various intersections that currently motivate interdisciplinary inquiry in German cultural studies. Topics span all periods of German and German-speaking lands and cultures from the local to the global, with a special focus on demonstrating... more...

  • "Und es trieb die Rede mich an..."by Joachim Knape; Olaf Kramer; Peter Weit

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 210.00

    Im ersten Teil der Festschrift versuchen Schriftsteller wie Lothar Schöne, Friedrich Wilhelm Korff und Zsusanna Ghase „Annäherungen“ an Gert Ueding und liefern damit zugleich kritische Annäherungen an die Frage nach der Bedeutung der Rhetorik für den Schriftsteller unserer Tage. Der zweite Teil des Bandes „Von den schönen Künsten“ sammelt... more...

  • #aiww: The Arrest of Ai Weiweiby Howard Brenton

    Nick Hern Books 2013; US$ 15.99

    A timely play based on the true story of an imprisoned Nobel Laureate. On 3 April 2011, as he was boarding a flight to Taipei, the Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei was arrested at Beijing Airport. Advised merely that his travel "could damage state security", he was escorted to a van by officials after which he disappeared for 81 days. On his release, the... more...

  • (Mis)Representing Islamby John Richardson

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2004; US$ 54.00

    (Mis)Representing Islam explores and illustrates how élite broadsheet newspapers are implicated in the production and reproduction of anti-Muslim racism. The book approaches journalistic discourse as the inseparable combination of ‘social practices’, ‘discursive practices’ and the ‘texts’ themselves from a perspective which fuses Critical Discourse... more...

  • (Re)imagining the Worldby Yan Wu; Kerry Mallan; Roderick McGillis

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 107.43

    Offering examples and insight from around the world, this book considers how children's fiction writers conceive different worlds: strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. Expresses the power of human imagination and the impact of children's literature. more...

  • (Syn)aestheticsby Josephine Machon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 33.00

    A timely book that identifies the practice of '(syn)aesthetics' in artistic style and audience response, which helps to articulate the power of experiential practice in the arts. This exciting new approach includes interviews with leading practitioners in of theatre, dance, site-specific work, live art and technological performance practice. more...