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Linguistic Construction of Ethnic Borders

by Peter Rosenberg, Konstanze Jungbluth & Dagna Zinkhahn Rhobodes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 20, 2015)

This volume focuses on the linguistic constructs involved in ethnic borders. Ethnic borders have proven themselves to be surprisingly long-lived: in nearly all European countries and beyond, border demarcation,...


The International Turn in American Studies

by Marietta Messmer & Armin Paul Frank Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

The volume is a contribution to the ongoing debate on the internationalization of American Studies. The essays by European, American and Latin American scholars provide critical evaluations of a wide range of...


Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Agata G. Handley, Piotr Zawilski & Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


Dominicanidad / Dominicanity

by Andre Klump & Christine Felbeck Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 14, 2016)

Con unos 20 artículos de investigadores/-as de Europa, de los Estados Unidos y de la República Dominicana, la presente obra interdisciplinaria e internacional ofrece un panorama actual de la investigación...


What Does It Look Like?

by Sebastiaan A. Verschuren Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 05, 2017)

This book is the first part of a comprehensive study of Wittgenstein’s conception of language description. Describing language was no pastime occupation for the philosopher. It was hard work and it meant struggle....


New Trends in Children's Literature Research

by Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The purpose of this volume is to present the scientific background of the Children’s Literature and Translation research group, which was established in 1992 at the University of Vigo. In 2006 it was awarded...


The Representations of the Spanish Civil War in European Children’s Literature (1975-2008)

by Blanca Ana Roig Rechou & Veljka Ruzicka Kenfel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 11, 2014)

This work analyses the Spanish Civil War in Spanish and European Children’s Literature from 1975, when Spain passed from a dictatorship to a parliamentary monarchy, to the present. The contributors focus on...


From Modern Theory to a Poetics of Experience

by Grzegorz Grochowski & Ryszard Nycz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

The volume From Modern Theory to a Poetics of Experience contains a wide selection of essays, which were published during past decades in academic journal Teksty Drugie and were widely appreciated as significant...


Glorious Outlaws: Debt as a Tool in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction

by Izabela Morska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2016)

This book addresses debt in postcolonial fiction: financial, social, historical, and cultural. The author examines how literary characters including servants, fallen women, and cultural outsiders pay or refuse...


Birth of the Intelligentsia – 1750–1831

by Maciej Janowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part one (1750–1831) traces the formation of the intelligentsia...


In Defence of Christianity

by Jakob Engberg, Anders-Christian Jacobsen & Jörg Ulrich Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2014)

In Defence of Christianity examines the early Christian apologists in their context in thirteen articles divided in four parts. Part I provides an introduction to apology and apologetics in antiquity, an overview...


Dimensions of Sociolinguistic Landscapes in Europe

by Anastassia Zabrodskaja & Mikko Laitinen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

The articles in this volume investigate everyday textual material of sociolinguistic landscapes in the early 21st century. Sociolinguistic landscapes reflect societal change, and they enable observers to map...


Mediating the World in the Novels of Iain Banks

by Katarzyna Pisarska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

This book offers a detailed analysis of all mainstream novels of Iain Banks. It explores the question of mediation, the process of a semiotic (re)construction of the world on the part of Banks’s characters,...


Welcome to the Chemical Theatre

by Marta Komsta Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

The book discusses the evolution of the urban chronotope in the selected novels by Peter Ackroyd, an acclaimed British author. The examined narratives illustrate the transformation from the postmodern tenets...


Painted Devils, Siren Tongues

by Justyna Galant Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 31, 2015)

The book outlines the semiotic universe of Jacobean drama, examining both canonical tragedies by Thomas Middleton, John Webster and less known dramas such as Anonymous Lust’s Dominion, Markham and Sampson’s...


Expanding the Gothic Canon

by Andrzej Slawomir Kowalczyk & Anna Kedra-Kardela Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This volume offers a survey of analyses of Gothic texts, including literary works, feature films, a TV serial, and video games, with a view to showing the evolution and expansion of the Gothic convention across...


«Mi?osz Like the World»

by Zdzislaw Lapinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Czeslaw Milosz, poet, literary critic, essayist and Nobel Laureate, is a familiar person to the Anglophone literary community. But American and British critics in the main are not very competent in the intimate...


Language Maintenance – Language Attrition

by Roman Laskowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

The monograph, based on broad studies into the Polish diaspora in Sweden, provides a picture of the social factors influencing the maintenance of the heritage language and culture by the second generation of...


Gustav Mahler and the Symphony of the 19th Century

by Constantin Floros Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 10, 2014)

The subject of this book is the semantics of symphonic music from Beethoven to Mahler. Of fundamental importance is the realization that this music is imbued with non-musical, literary, philosophical and religious...


Literature of Consciousness

by Jakub Momro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

The questions the writer Samuel Beckett posed in his dramas, his prose and his poetry are the central questions asked by the most outstanding thinkers of modernity. Samuel Beckett, therefore, is the central...


Music in Literature

by Andrzej Hejmej Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 06, 2015)

This book captures links between music and literature in the light of recent proposals from theorists of intertextuality and comparative literature, and at the same time diagnoses the current state of comparative...


Sienkiewicz’s Bodies

by Ryszard Koziolek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Sienkiewicz’s Bodies focuses on the work of the most popular Polish writer from the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century. It discusses the surprising success of Sienkiewicz’s...


Speaking the Language of the Night

by Adriana Raducanu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 27, 2014)

This study contributes to the emerging field of Global Gothic. It focuses on the survival and evolution of Gothic subgenres and tropes in selected contemporary novels, produced in geographies and histories far...


An other Kind of Home

by Kyle Frackman Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

In this study, the author examines works of German-language literature and film from the nineteenth and twentieth century in order to chart a certain kind of otherness. Common to all of the examined cultural...


Mediated Utopias: From Literature to Cinema

by Ludmila Gruszewska-Blaim & Artur Blaim Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 16, 2015)

The volume comprises adaptation studies of ten selected utopian/dystopian fictions written and filmed in Europe and America during the 20th and 21st centuries: Things to Come, Lost Horizon, Nineteen Eighty-Four...


Structural Aspects of Bilingual Speech

by Elena Gasser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

The goal of the present study was to identify, describe and account for bilingual (Russian-Hebrew) varieties spoken in the Russian immigrant community in Israel. In order to achieve this complex goal, an interdisciplinary...


Language Contact Around the Globe

by Amei Koll-Stobbe & Sebastian Knospe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 07, 2014)

The fifth volume in the series Language Competence and Language Awareness in Europe unites a collection of peer-reviewed papers delivered at the Third Conference on Language Contact in Times of Globalization...


At the Crossroads: 1865–1918

by Magdalena Micinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. The third part deals with the period between 1865 and 1918. It...


The Vicious Circle 1832–1864

by Jerzy Jedlicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The three-part work provides a first synthetic account of the history of the Polish intelligentsia from the days of its formation to World War I. Part two (1832-1864) analyses the growing importance of the intelligentsia...


Testaments, Donations, and the Values of Books as Gifts

by Janika Bischof Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 10, 2014)

Why were books considered valuable in the Middle Ages? This study focuses on medieval testaments and donation records from England before 1450 to investigate this question. The primary sources and datable records...


Tadeusz Kantor Today

by Katarzyna Fazan, Anna R. Burzynska & Marta Brys Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

This book is a compendium of texts by international authors which reflect on Tadeusz Kantor’s art in a broad range of contexts. The studies include works of prominent art historians, theatrologists and artists....


Totalitarian Speech

by Michal Glowinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

Totalitarian Speech brings together a range of texts on totalitarian manipulations of language. The author analyzes various phenomena, from the hateful rhetoric of Nazi Germany to the obfuscating newspeak of...


Poetry in the Service of Politics

by Anna Artwinska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

This book analyzes the ideology-based reception of Adam Mickiewicz in Communist Poland and of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in East Germany, the dynamics of that process and the strategies used to exploit the iconic...


«A World Apart»  by Gustaw Herling

by Wlodzimierz Bolecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

Gustaw Herling’s A World Apart is one of the most important books about Soviet camps and communist ideology in the Stalinist period. First published in English in 1951 and translated into many languages, it...


Henry James and the Art of Auto/biography

by Miroslawa Buchholtz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

Henry James (1843–1916) has been widely acclaimed for the elegance of his prose, the incisiveness of his social comment, and the subtlety of his psychological analyses. Whereas James’s tales and novels have...


The Remnants of Modernity

by Przemyslaw Czaplinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

Polish culture after 1989 has been defined by conflicts surrounding the remnants of modernity, phenomena marginalised during communism. The book considers two such phenomena: the search for a common tradition...


Tourismuskommunikation

by Doris Höhmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 12, 2014)

Die Kommunikation in der Touristik hat in der germanistischen Forschungslandschaft bislang vergleichsweise wenig Beachtung gefunden. Mit seinen insgesamt 18 oftmals kontrastiv ausgerichteten Beiträgen aus der...


The Flow of Ideas

by Andrzej Walicki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This history of Russian thought was first published in Polish in 1973 and subsequently appeared 2005 in a revised and expanded publication. The current volume begins with Enlightenment thought and Westernization...


Intensifiers and Reflexive Pronouns in English and Mandarin Chinese

by Lin Wang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The book is a study on intensifiers and reflexive pronouns between two languages (English and Mandarin Chinese) and the first one drawing a complete picture in this domain. It provides the full uses of self,...


Teaching Environments

by Roman Bartosch & Sieglinde Grimm Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The essays in this collection seek to bring together current developments in ecocriticism and the pedagogical practice of teaching English at all levels, from primary schools to Higher Education. They cover...


All that Gothic

by Agnieszka Lowczanin & Dorota Wisniewska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 05, 2014)

This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the history, aesthetics and key themes of Gothic, the main issues and debates surrounding the genre along with the approaches and theories that have been applied...


Characters in Literary Fictions

by Jadwiga Wegrodzka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

The book focuses on the category of character in fiction. It provides a general outline of different approaches to literary character followed by nineteen essays on individual authors from Conrad to Coetzee,...


From Sound to Meaning in Context

by Alicja Witalisz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies...


Carminis Personae – Character in Roman Poetry

by Maria Grazia Iodice & Mariusz Zagorski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 20, 2014)

This volume contains a collection of papers by an international team of scholars covering the subject of literary character in Roman poetry. The list of authors discussed in the book includes the most prominent...


Translating Gombrowicz’s Liminal Aesthetics

by Pawel Wojtas Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2014)

The book offers a novel attempt at recapitulating Gombrowicz’s aesthetics in the postmodern Anglo-American context. The research extends to English and American literary traditions in order to account for...


Konsum und Imagination- Tales of Commerce and Imagination

by Godela Weiss-Sussex & Ulrike Zitzlsperger Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 09, 2015)

Das Warenhaus war über Deutschland hinaus bis in die 1930er-Jahre einer der kulturgeschichtlich bedeutendsten Ansatzpunkte für die Auseinandersetzung mit der Moderne und der Konsumkultur. Die Autoren und Autorinnen...


A Degenerate World

by Jerzy Jedlicki, Tristan Korecki & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

Modernism and pessimism seem to go hand in hand. What are the sources of the historical pessimism we see in the legions of writers and thinkers over the past three centuries who saw modern civilization as degenerate...


Deviant Women

by Tiina Mäntymäki, Anna Foka & Marinella Rodi-Risberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This multidisciplinary collection of articles illuminates the ways in which the concept of female deviance is represented, appropriated, re-inscribed and refigured in a wide range of texts across time, cultures...


The Calvinesque

by Claudia Richter Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 06, 2014)

This study deals with the aesthetic manifestations of one of the world’s most fiercely iconophobic and anti-aesthetic religious cultures: Calvinism. It establishes the category of the Calvinesque as an aesthetic...


Time and Temporality in Language and Human Experience

by Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk & Krzysztof Kosecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

Culture and language provide two essential frameworks to deal with the concept of time. They view time as observer-determined and thus shed light on multiple and often conflicting temporalities we live in, think,...