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Semiotics & Literary Theory

  • Reading Uncreative Writingby David Kaufmann

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.39

    This book examines Uncreative Writing—the catch-all term to describe Neo-Conceptualism, Flarf and related avant-garde movements in contemporary North American poetry—against a decade of controversy. David Kaufman analyzes texts by Kenneth Goldsmith, Vanessa Place, Robert Fitterman, Ara Shirinyan, Craig Dworkin, Dan Farrell and Katie Degentesh to demonstrate... more...

  • Artefacts of Writingby Peter D. McDonald

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 44.99

    Explores the relationship between literature and international relations and considers how writing resists norms and puts any fixed or final idea of community in question. Part I examines the European context (1860 to 1945) and Part II analyses the traditions of disruptive writing that emerged out of sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia after 1945. more...

  • The Ecopoetics of Entanglement in Contemporary Turkish and American Literaturesby Meliz Ergin

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 95.39

    This book foregrounds entanglement as a guiding concept in Derrida’s work and considers its implications and benefits for ecocritical thought. Ergin introduces the notion of "ecological text" to emphasize textuality as a form of entanglement that proves useful in thinking about ecological interdependence and uncertainty. She brings deconstruction... more...

  • Handbuch Literatur & Psychoanalyseby Frauke Berndt; Eckart Goebel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 183.99

    Die Handbücher zur kulturwissenschaftlichen Philologie dokumentieren die einschlägigen interdisziplinären Arbeitsfelder der Literaturwissenschaft umfassend und bilden den aktuellen Forschungsstand auf hohem Niveau für Studierende, Forschende und Lehrende ab. Die Handbücher bieten nicht nur eine verlässliche Synthese des notwendigen Sachwissens,... more...

  • Symbolism 17: Latina/o Literatureby Rüdiger Ahrens; Florian Kläger; Klaus Stierstorfer; Patricia M. García; John Morán González

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 91.99

    Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed annual dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on various topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic... more...

  • Schiller und die Philosophische Anthropologie des 20. Jahrhundertsby Carina Middel

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    The series "QUELLEN UND FORSCHUNGEN ZUR LITERATUR- UND KULTURGESCHICHTE" (Sources and Research in the History of Literature and Culture), with a rich tradition stretching back to 1874, is an established feature among the renowned publications for German Literary Studies. Edited by Ernst Osterkamp and Werner Röcke at the Humboldt University... more...

  • Handbuch Rhetorik und Philosophieby Andreas Hetzel; Gerald Posselt

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 229.99

    This series on rhetoric illuminates the discipline both systematically and from a historical perspective. Each handbook is devoted to a different subfield, in line with the development of the discipline since the 18 th century. The series focuses on modern developments while discussing both theoretical and practical insights. more...

  • Doing a Systematic Reviewby Angela Boland; Gemma Cherry; Rumona Dickson

    SAGE Publications 2017; US$ 29.00

    Structured around 10 key steps to complete the systematic review process, the new edition of the bestseller is the perfect guide to using the technique in a research project.  more...

  • Reading the Male Gaze in Literature and Cultureby James D. Bloom

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 102.55

    This book examines the phenomenon of 'the male gaze', a concept which has spread beyond academia and become a staple of cultural conversations across disciplinary boundaries. Male gazing has typically been disparaged and even stigmatized as a reflection of misogyny and an instrument of objectification, often justifiably so. But as this book argues... more...

  • Metaphor and Memoryby Cynthia Ozick

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 8.49

    From the author of The Messiah of Stockholm and Art and Ardor comes this collection of supple, provocative, and intellectually dazzling essays. In Metaphor & Memory , Cynthia Ozick writes about Saul Bellow and Henry James, William Gaddis and Primo Levi. She observes the tug-of-war between written and spoken language and the complex relation between... more...