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Voicing Voluntary Childlessness

by Natalie Edwards Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

The decision to reject motherhood is the subject of several key works of literature in French since the new millennium. This book looks at first-person accounts of voluntary childlessness by women writing in...


Authority and Wisdom in the New Ireland

by Billy Gray & Carmen Zamorano Llena Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

Since the end of the nineteenth century, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration of its cultural, political, constitutional and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the...


Digital Literature for Children

by Mireia Manresa & Neus Real Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 29, 2015)

This book is the result of a research project carried out by the research group GRETEL from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) on children’s and adolescents’ digital literary education. It offers...


A Diagnosis of Modern Life

by Stijn De Cauwer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 15, 2014)

Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften is not only a towering masterpiece of German literature but also an impressively rich and razor-sharp assessment of life in the beginning of the twentieth century....


"Voelkisch" Writers and National Socialism

by Guy Tourlamain Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This book provides a view of literary life under the Nazis, highlighting the ambiguities, rivalries and conflicts that determined the cultural climate of that period and beyond. Focusing on a group of writers...


Mick Imlah

by Andre Naffis-Sahely & Robert Selby Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

As well as a highly respected poet and editor, Mick Imlah (1956–2009) was one of the finest literary critics of his generation. He spent most of his twenty-five-year career working for the Times Literary Supplement...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Pierre Klossowski

by Herve Castanet Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 20, 2014)

This book examines the many facets of the work of Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001). Klossowski first established himself as a writer and was known and admired by peers such as Bataille, Blanchot, Gide, Foucault,...


Dubbing, Film and Performance

by Charlotte Bosseaux Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Research on dubbing in audiovisual productions has been prolific in the past few decades, which has helped to expand our understanding of the history and impact of dubbing worldwide. Much of this work, however,...


Demand the Impossible

by Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 05, 2014)

Although published in 1986, Demand the Impossible was written from inside the oppositional political culture of the 1970s. Reading works by Joanna Russ, Ursula K. Le Guin, Marge Piercy, and Samuel R. Delany...


Embracing Democracy

by Donald L. Wallace Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

Hermann Broch wrote two of the most significant novels of German modernism, The Sleepwalkers and The Death of Virgil, which established his importance to German literature. His writings on democracy, mass delusion...


Rules and Exceptions

by Christopher Beedham, Warwick Danks & Ether Soselia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored...


Radical Unions in Europe and the Future of Collective Interest Representation

by Heather Connolly, Lefteris Kretsos & Craig Phelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This book analyses contemporary trends in radical unionism in Europe. It contains nine country case-studies that probe the limits and possibilities of trade union renewal with a focus on radical activity. The...


Of Mermaids and Others

by Cary A. Shay Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

This volume is a critical introduction to the poetry of Irish writer Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Writing poetry exclusively in Irish but allowing and overseeing translations of her work into several languages, primarily...


New Visions of the Child in Italian Cinema

by Roger Pitt & Danielle Hipkins Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

The figure of the child has long been a mainstay of Italian cinema, conventionally interpreted as a witness of adult shortcomings, a vessel of innocence, hope and renewal, or an avatar of nostalgia for the (cinematic)...


Jorge Semprún

by Daniela Omlor Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

Jorge Semprún is a leading writer from the first generation of Spanish Civil War exiles, yet studies of his work have often focused solely on his literary testimony to the concentration camps and his political...


Political, Religious and Social Conflict in the States of Savoy, 1400–1700

by Sarah Alyn Stacey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 19, 2014)

Taking conflict as its collective theme, this book brings together the work of early modern specialists to offer a range of insights into the political, social and religious climate in Savoy between 1400 and...


Cinema at the Shore

by Fiona Handyside Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 30, 2014)

From Brigitte Bardot in her bikini at the Cannes Film Festival, to François Ozon’s intimate portrayals of grief and loss, some of the most iconic and challenging moments in French cinema are associated with...


Isotopias

by Peter Tame Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

This monograph is the first book to examine places and spaces in French war fiction of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. These places and spaces are presented as literary isotopias, or fictional «worlds»,...


Rethinking ‘Identities’

by Lucille Cairns & Santiago Fouz-Hernandez Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This volume sets out to re-imagine the theoretical and epistemological presuppositions of existing scholarship on identities. Despite a well-established body of scholarly texts that examine the concept from...


The Poetics of Sight

by John Harvey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (March 26, 2015)

«Ut pictura poesis», Horace said, but through the two millennia in which «the sister arts» have been compared, little has been said about the nature of sight itself. What we see in «our mind’s eye» as...


Songbirds on the Literary Stage

by Julia Effertz Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This interdisciplinary study, situated at the cross-section of music, literature and gender, examines the woman singer and her song as a literary motif in French and German prose fiction from the 1790s to the...


Shockwaves of Possibility

by Phillip E. Wegner Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 22, 2014)

Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is...


Discovering Women’s History

by Christa Spreizer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 25, 2014)

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture,...


Speaking the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Jessica Falconi, Sheila Khan & Kamila Krakowska et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

This volume brings together interviews on the topic of the postcolonial nation and its narrations with prominent writers from Angola and Mozambique. The interviewees offer personal insights into the history...


Narrating the Postcolonial Nation

by Luis R. Mitras, Hilary Owen, Ana Mafalda Leite & Rita Chaves et al. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

The essays collected in this volume look at the way that Mozambican and Angolan literary works seek to narrate, re-create and make sense of the postcolonial nation. Some of the studies focus on individual works;...


Strange Adventures

by Elizabeth Sercombe Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2016)

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more...


Partial Visions

by Angelika Bammer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

What would a good world for women look like? How would we get there from where we are and how would we have to change ourselves in the process? This book examines a critical moment in recent American and western...


Global Legacies of the Great Irish Famine

by Marguérite Corporaal, Christopher Cusack, Lindsay Janssen & Ruud van den Beuken Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 23, 2014)

The 150th anniversary of Ireland’s Great Famine in the 1990s generated a significant increase in scholarship on the history of the crisis and its social and cultural aftermath. Two decades later, interest...


One Word, Two Genders

by Chiara Semplicini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (May 09, 2016)

Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological...


Lectures croisées

by Francesco Manzini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 02, 2014)

This selection of essays by Alan Raitt provides a series of cross-readings of nineteenth-century French literary authors and texts. The collection revolves around Flaubert and Villiers de l’Isle-Adam, the...


Wonderlands

by Phillippa Bennett Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 24, 2015)

William Morris’s last romances are strikingly original stories written in his final years, but they remain relatively neglected in both Morris studies and nineteenth-century literary studies. This book provides...


'Truthe is the beste'

by Nicolas Jacobs & Gerald Morgan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 10, 2014)

The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A.V.C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until...


The Political Woman in Print

by Birgit Mikus Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 06, 2014)

This book analyses the depiction and function of politically active women in novels by six female authors from the margins of the democratic revolution of 1848 and the first German women’s movement: Louise...


Heimat, Loss and Identity

by Karina Berger Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 09, 2014)

What became of ethnic Germans in Eastern Europe during the Second World War? In recent years, their suffering, flight and expulsion during and after the war has attracted increasing critical attention. A wave...


Sleeping Beauties in Victorian Britain

by Beatrice Laurent Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (November 25, 2014)

Artists, scientists and the wider public of the Victorian era all seem to have shared a common interest in the myth of the Briar Rose and its contemporary implications, from the Pre-Raphaelites and late Victorian...


France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

by Benjamin Keatinge & Mary Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 01, 2014)

This engaging collection of essays considers the cultural complexities of the Franco-Irish relationship in song and story, image and cuisine, novels, paintings and poetry. It casts a fresh eye on public perceptions...


The Irish Short Story

by Elke D'hoker & Stephanie Eggermont Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 15, 2014)

Often hailed as a ‘national genre’, the short story has a long and distinguished tradition in Ireland and continues to fascinate readers and writers alike. Critical appreciation of the Irish short story,...


John McGahern

by Jennifer Mullen, Adam Bargroff & Raymond Mullen Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 29, 2014)

This volume is a collaborative reassessment of the writing of John McGahern. The contributors provide provocative readings of his major works and also examine some of his lesser-known short stories, essays and...


Fabulous Ireland- «Ibernia Fabulosa»

by Eric Haywood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

According to Petrarch, the Father of the Renaissance, Ireland was almost as well known to the Italians as Italy itself. Visiting Ireland from the comfort of their armchairs, his followers thus knew for a fact...


Across Literary and Linguistic Diversities

by Goethe Society of India, Madhu Sahni & Mazumdar Shaswati Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

Comparative literary studies face new challenges today in a world marked by the migration of people, languages, ideas and texts across diverse and increasingly porous borders. The field is restricted by conventional...


Will the Modernist

by Giovanni Cianci & Caroline M. Patey Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (August 18, 2014)

Why was the Bard of Avon so frequently on the agenda of avant-garde writers in Britain, France, Italy, Portugal, Germany and Ireland? This volume explores the rich and diverse landscape of Shakespearean encounters...


All Her Faculties

by Claudia Rosenhan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 11, 2014)

All Her Faculties focuses on the perpetuation and reflection in literature of particular representations of the female mind that are entrenched in conservative notions of womanhood. The study highlights literature’s...


‘Tickling the Palate’

by Máirtin Mac Con Iomaire & Eamon Maher Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (April 14, 2014)

This volume of essays, which originated in the inaugural Dublin Gastronomy Symposium held in the Dublin Institute of Technology in June 2012, offers fascinating insights into the significant role played by gastronomy...


Spatial Perspectives

by Terri Mullholland & Nicole Sierra Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (December 04, 2015)

This interdisciplinary collection explores the dynamic relationship between literature and architecture from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Contributions take the reader on a journey through unexplored...


Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome

by Paul Gwynne Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (June 30, 2015)

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Patterns of Patronage in Renaissance Rome is the first full-length study of the life and works...


The Paris Fine Art Salon/Le Salon, 1791–1881

by James Kearns & Alister Mill Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (July 31, 2015)

Following on from « Ce Salon à quoi tout se ramène »: Le Salon de peinture et de sculpture, 1791–1890, published in 2010 as an earlier volume in this series, this volume contains a selection of the papers...


New Critical Perspectives on Franco-Irish Relations

by Anne Goarzin Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (September 30, 2015)

This collection of critical essays proposes new and original readings of the relationship between French and Irish literature and culture. It seeks to re-evaluate, deconstruct and question artistic productions...


Opera, Exoticism and Visual Culture

by Hyunseon Lee & Naomi D. Segal Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (January 19, 2015)

As a uniquely hybrid form of artistic output, straddling music and theatre and high and popular culture, opera offers vast research possibilities not only in the field of music studies but also in the fields...


The Spanish of the Northern Peruvian Andes

by Luis Andrade Ciudad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissensc (February 26, 2016)

This book analyses a set of rarely described regional Spanish varieties spoken throughout much of the northern Peruvian Andes (Cajamarca, La Libertad and Ancash) from a sociohistorical and dialectological perspective....