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Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane Rowman & Littlefield International (December 23, 2014)

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Huck Finn's America

by Andrew Levy Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2014)

A provocative, exuberant, and deeply researched investigation into Mark Twain’s writing of America’s favorite icon of childhood, Huckleberry Finn: “A boldly revisionist reading of Twain’s Huckleberry...


George Bowering: Bright Circles of Colour

by Eva-Marie Kroller Talonbooks (October 31, 2014)

The first book-length, critical study of George Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al. Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Literary Crossroads: An International Exploration of Women, Gender, and Otherhood

by Elaine Sykes, Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Bayo Omolola & Elena Garces de Eder et al. Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

This book covers a variety of women's issues from different parts of the world. It also expresses various themes of oppression, marginalization, sexism, gender, and emancipation of women, showing that women's...


Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought: An Intellectual History

by M. D. Benedicty-Kokken Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory.


Stephen King's Contemporary Classics: Reflections on the Modern Master of Horror

by Philip L. Simpson & Patrick McAleer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book looks at the more recent works of fiction by Stephen King as well as an examination of his nonfiction book, On Writing, published in 2000. Works discussed in this volume include Duma Key, The Girl...


Performatively Speaking: Speech and Action in Antebellum American Literature

by Debra J. Rosenthal University of Virginia Press (May 12, 2015)

In Performatively Speaking, Debra Rosenthal draws on speech act theory to open up the current critical conversation about antebellum American fiction and culture and to explore what happens when writers use...


Venus of Khala-Kanti

by Angèle Kingué & Christine Schwartz Hartley Bucknell University Press (November 04, 2014)

The story of Venus of Khala-Kanti unfolds in the ancient forests of an imaginary West African village. The story is at once a straightforward narrative of human courage and an allegory for the amputation of...


Stage Mothers: Women, Work, and the Theater, 1660-1830

by Elaine M. McGirr, Laura Engel, Kathryn Lowerre & Jade Higa et al. Bucknell University Press (October 31, 2014)

Stage Mothers expands the discussion of eighteenth-century women’s social and dramatic roles by demonstrating the complicated, contradictory, and celebratory faces of maternity on stage and on the page. This...


The Orphan of Zhao and Other Yuan Plays: The Earliest Known Versions

by Stephen H. West & Wilt L. Idema Columbia University Press (December 09, 2014)

This is the first anthology of Yuan-dynasty zaju (miscellaneous comedies) to introduce the genre to English-speaking readers exclusively through translations of the plays’ fourteenth-century editions. Almost...


Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

Desire After Affect offers a detailed analysis of the affective turn and its consequences for the humanities.


Mysticism in Postmodernist Long Poems: Contemplation of the Divine

by Joe Moffett Lehigh University Press (October 28, 2014)

This book examines how postmodernist writers use the long poem as a means of exploring a direct relationship with the divine. They find that the must chart individual paths of spiritual understanding informed...


Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts

by Sebastian Groes, Claire Colebrook, Peter Childs & Corina Selejan et al. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

Rather than accept that there is a single body of literature that can be labeled “women’s writing,” this volume explores the ways in which twenty-first-century crises have problematized identity, literature,...


Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria

by Lucie Knight-Santos Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria explores how violence, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962) to the more recent civil war (1991–2002), has shaped literary...


Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al. Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Anglophone-Cameroon Literature: An Introduction

by Emmanuel Fru Doh & Shadrach A. Ambanasom Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres—poetry, prose, and drama—Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young...


The Hobbit and History: Companion to The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

by Nancy R. Reagin & Janice Liedl Wiley (November 04, 2014)

What do Gandalf and Merlin have in common, besides robes and magical staffs? Where do hobbits get their recipes, riddles, and love of rambling? What other Rings of Power were circulating in medieval Europe?...


Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism

by Elisa Beshero-Bondar University of Delaware Press (May 31, 2011)

Women, Epic, and Transition in British Romanticism argues that early nineteenth-century women poets contributed some of the most daring work in modernizing the epic genre. The book examines several long poems...


When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

by Janet Poole Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression...


Visions of Dystopia in China's New Historical Novels

by Jeffrey C. Kinkley Columbia University Press (November 04, 2014)

The depiction of personal and collective suffering in modern Chinese novels differs significantly from standard Communist accounts and most Eastern and Western historical narratives. Writers such as Yu Hua,...


The European social charter

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The 50th anniversary of the European Social Charter presents the opportunity for a comprehensive and informative review of one of the Council of Europe's fundamental treaties.What are its origins? Which states...


Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

by Jennifer Scappettone Columbia University Press (August 19, 2014)

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian Republic, fantasies...


The Poetry of William Carlos Williams of Rutherford

by Wendell Berry Counterpoint (February 10, 2011)

Acclaimed essayist and poet Wendell Berry was born and has always lived in a “provincial” part of the country without an established literary culture. In an effort to adapt his poetry to his place of Henry...


The Council of Europe and human rights

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

Just what are your human rights, and how does the Council of Europe protect them? This small book tells the story simply and clearly, making a complicated issue straightforward. It offers examples illustrating...


The Council of Europe

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The Council of Europe is the oldest of European institutions. Under the banner of human rights and democracy, it brings together 47 member states, ranging from Finland to Turkey and from Switzerland to Russia....


Standard-setting through monitoring? The role of Council of Europe expert bodies in the development of human rights

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

A variety of mechanisms has been established in the Council of Europe to monitor compliance with human rights standards.This publication discusses four specific monitoring bodies, namely the Advisory Committee...


Manual on hate speech

by Anne Weber & Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

The right to freedom of expression entails duties and responsibilities and is subject to certain limits, provided for in Article 10.2 of the European Convention on Human Rights, which are concerned, among other...


Interculturalism and multiculturalism: similarities and differences

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

This book examines the relationship between two policy approaches for managing the cultural diversity of contemporary societies: interculturalism and multiculturalism.

The relationship between these two approaches...


Human rights and a changing media landscape

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

The media play a crucial role in the protection of human rights. They expose human rights violations and offer an arena for different voices to be heard in public discourse. Free, independent and pluralistic...


Europe and the Spectre of Post-Growth Society

by Collectif & Piotr A. Switalski Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

Europe has been going through its most serious crisis of values since the fall of communism. In public discourse, economic and social pressures have overshadowed the other dimensions of the crisis, including...


Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity in Europe - 2nd edition

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (April 01, 2013)

Many people in Europe are stigmatised because of their sexual orientation or gender identity and cannot fully enjoy their universal human rights. Some of them are victims of violence, others have fled to Europe...


Human rights in Europe: no grounds for complacency

by Collectif Conseil de l'Europe (January 01, 2014)

Political rhetoric on human rights in Europe is different from daily reality. Almost every politician is on record as favouring the protection of freedom and justice. Standards on human rights have been agreed...


Why Homer Matters

by Adam Nicolson Henry Holt and Co. (November 18, 2014)

"Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt…and his excitement is contagious."—James...


Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb

by Robert Jacobs, Judy Hiramoto, John Canaday & Tom Engelhardt et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring...


Dylan Thomas

by Hannah Ellis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 11, 2014)

Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet's life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah...


Ideas of Order

by Neil L. Rudenstine Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 18, 2014)

Shakespeare's sonnets are the greatest single work of lyric poetry in English, as passionate and daring as any love poems we may ever encounter, and yet, they are often misunderstood. Ideas of Order: A Close...


The Voyageur Canadian Essays & Criticism 2-Book Bundle: Selected Writings, A.J.M. Smith / The Kindred of the Wild

by Charles G. D. Roberts, A.J.M. Smith, James Polk & Michael Gnarowski Dundurn (March 14, 2014)

This special bundle contains two classic works of Canadian essays, by renowned nature writer Charles G.D. Roberts and noted literary theorist A.J.M. Smith.


Historical Dictionary of Film Noir

by Andrew Spicer Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

The Historical Dictionary of Film Noir is a comprehensive guide that ranges from 1940 to present day neo-noir. It consists of a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, a filmography, and over 400...


Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100

by Jackie C. Horne & Donna R. White Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

In Kenneth Grahame's The Wind in the Willows: A Children's Classic at 100, editors Jackie C. Horne and Donna R. White have assembled a collection of essays that look at the book in terms of class, gender and...


The Pan American Imagination: Contested Visions of the Hemisphere in Twentieth-Century Literature

by Stephen M. Park University of Virginia Press (December 15, 2014)

In the history of the early twentieth-century Americas, visions of hemispheric unity flourished, and the notion of a transnational American identity was embraced by artists, intellectuals, and government institutions....


A Man of Letters

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (October 28, 2011)

V. S. Pritchett is widely - and justly - regarded not only as one of the finest short story writers of this century, but as a critic and essayist of astonishing range, perception and originality. Combining an...


The Poetic Image

by C. Day Lewis Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

This book - a most important and original contribution to the literature of interpretative criticism -contains the Clark Lectures delivered at Cambridge University in 1946. Its theme is poetic imagery, not only...


George Meredith and English Comedy

by V.S. Pritchett Bloomsbury Publishing (September 28, 2011)

'It is because we learn from the writers who have either got into difficulties or who have a certain vanity in creating them, that I have chosen Meredith as my subject', says Mr. Pritchett at the beginning of...


A Notebook on William Shakespeare

by Edith Sitwell Bloomsbury Publishing (December 01, 2011)

First published in 1948, this book may be described as Dame Edith Sitwell's personal notebook. It consists of essays on the subject of the general aspect of the plays-those great hymns to the principle and the...


Pleasing Myself

by Frank Kermode Bloomsbury Publishing (August 20, 2013)

Sir Frank Kermode is acknowledged as one of the greatest critics of our time, renowned for the wit humanity and good sense of his writing. Pleasing Myself brings together the very best of his shorter pieces,...


An Appetite for Poetry

by Frank Kermode Bloomsbury Publishing (May 23, 2013)

Frank Kermode is one of the pre-eminent practitioners of the art of criticism in the English speaking world. It has been his distinction to make a virtue Â? as all the best critics have done Â? of the necessarily...


Manuscripts Don't Burn

by J.A.E. Curtis Bloomsbury Publishing (January 28, 2013)

The Russian playwright and novelist Mikhail Bulgakov (1891 - 1940) is now widely acknowledged as one of the giants of twentieth-century Soviet literature, ranking with such luminaries as Pasternak and Solzhenitsyn....


Risky Business

by Al Alvarez Bloomsbury Publishing (July 05, 2012)

Al Alvarez's writing career has come in many guises. One of the most influential post-war critics, he has written profoundly and eloquently about writers and their craft for over fifty years. But Alvarez has...


Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity

by Jessica A. Folkart Bucknell University Press (October 08, 2014)

Liminal Fiction at the Edge of the Millennium: The Ends of Spanish Identity examines how diverse manifestations of otherness coalesce in the cultural response to shifting perceptions of identity in Spain as...