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American Realist Fictions of Marriage

by Kelli V. Randall Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 30, 2017)

American Realist Fictions of Marriage: From Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton to Frances Harper, Pauline Hopkins intervenes in the field of American literary realism by arguing that selected marriage fiction of Kate...


The Middle Years of Marriage

by Vince Waldron Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 17, 2017)

Midlife can be a time of great change for individuals and a "make or break" period for marriages. Couples navigate a relationship landscape defined by such lifecourse landmarks as "the empty nest," changing...


Talking Shakespeare

by Louis Fantasia Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 28, 2017)

Talking Shakespeare is a collection of essays on Shakespeare’s plays and politics and their impact in the world today. Originally given as provocative talks on Shakespeare at some of the most prestigious...


Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition

by Rafael M. Mérida-Jiménez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 06, 2014)

The objective of Hispanic (LGT) Masculinities in Transition is to investigate the cultural representations/intersections of masculinity and sexual minorities (lesbians, gays, and transgenders) in Spain between...


WechselWirkungen

by Clemens Ruthner, Diana Reynolds Cordileone, Ursula Reber & Raymond Detrez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

What can post/colonial studies and their approaches contribute to our understanding of the Austro-Hungarian (k.u.k.) occupation and administration of Bosnia-Herzegovina from 1878 to 1914?

This anthology presents...


Socialist Literature

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 27, 2012)

Socialist Literature studies the relationship between the development of socialist literary theory and the process of cultural transformation in modern society by tracing the outline of the theory in the works...


Helping Students to Write Successful Paper Titles

by Ode Ogede Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 01, 2012)

All who treasure great literature recognize the pivotal role played by a title. But, until now, at both the undergraduate and the graduate level, no book-length study has devoted detailed expert attention to...


Literary Intellectuals

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2013)

The modernist movement, in literature as well as in criticism, provides a very instructive case of iconoclastic canon-change and subsequent canon-formation, and modern British literary criticism has been remarkably...


Black Queer Identity Matrix

by Sheena C. Howard Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 09, 2015)

This volume launches the first sustained discussion of the need for a queer of color conceptual framework around Black, lesbian female identity. Specifically, this volume addresses the necessity for a more integrated...


El juramento ante Dios, y lealtad contra el amor

by Jaime Cruz-Ortiz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Lusitanian playwrights who wrote comedias during and after the Dual Monarchy (1580–1640), when the Portuguese and Spanish thrones were united under Habsburg rule, continue to be largely unexplored. This edition...


Writing Colonisation

by Sabina Sestigiani Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 08, 2014)

Writing Colonisation: Violence, Landscape, and the Act of Naming in Modern Italian and Australian Literature offers a unique comparative analysis of modern Italian and Australian literature which has never been...


Coming of Age in Franco’s Spain

by Michael D. Thomas Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

How could authors not write about the effects of a civil war that tore their nation in two, that divided and destroyed families and friends? They had to tell the story, though they were carefully scrutinized...


Global Literary Journalism

by Richard Lance Keeble & John Tulloch Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 01, 2013)

Following on from the first volume published in 2012, this new volume significantly expands the scope of the study of literary journalism both geographically and thematically.

Chapters explore literary journalism...


A Quiet Revolution

by Joseph F. Mali Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2014)

In A Quiet Revolution: Some Social and Religious Perspectives on the Nigerian Crisis, Joseph F. Mali argues that contrary to popular belief, corruption and failed leadership are not at the heart of the Nigerian...


Sanctuaries in Washington Irving's «The Sketch Book»

by Hugo G. Walter Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 13, 2014)

The present volume comprises a collection of wonderful and insightful essays exploring the theme of sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book. These are sanctuaries of natural beauty, peacefulness,...


The Most Precious Possession

by Eliezer Segal Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 13, 2014)

Finding a precious object – a gem, a ring or a coin – inside the belly of a fish is a favorite motif in western literatures that can be traced back to the Greek historian Herodotus. In Herodotus’ account...


Biblical Representations of Moab

by R.S. Wafula Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Biblical Representations of Moab: A Kenyan Postcolonial Reading employs critical theories on colonial, anticolonial, and postcolonial ethnicity and African cultural hermeneutics to examine the overlap of politics,...


Disabusing Women in the Old French Fabliaux

by Natalie Muñoz Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 06, 2014)

Disabusing Women in the Old French Fabliaux provides a much-needed reevaluation of the role of women in the fabliaux. Spanning the late twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the fabliaux are short, ribald tales...


«All Men and Women Are Created Equal»

by Wolfgang Mieder Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Even a cursory glance at the letters, speeches, and essays of Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902) and Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) reveals that these two nineteenth-century feminists relied on Biblical and...


Immigration and Contemporary British Theater

by Victoria Sams Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Immigration and Contemporary British Theater: Finding a Home on the Stage analyzes how contemporary British theater has responded to post-war immigration to the United Kingdom through its depictions of home...


Do the Balkans Begin in Vienna? The Geopolitical and Imaginary Borders between the Balkans and Europe

by Ana Foteva Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Do the Balkans Begin in Vienna? takes up one of the most fraught areas of Europe, the Balkans. Variously part of the Austro-Hungarian, Ottoman, and Byzantine empires, this region has always been considered Europe’s...


Migrant Identities of «Creole Cosmopolitans»

by Nirmala Menon & Marika Preziuso Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 06, 2014)

One defining question links the essays of this collection: How do aesthetic and stylistic choices perform the condition of dislocation of the migrant and, in doing so, also put pressure on the seemingly global...


English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy

by Len Unsworth & Angela Thomas Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

English Teaching and New Literacies Pedagogy: Interpreting and Authoring Digital Multimedia Narratives is about the fusion of media and narrative, and explores theoretical and practical dimensions of young people’s...


Developments

by Alejandro Latinez Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Developments: Encounters of Formation in the Latin American and Hispanic/Latino Bildungsroman, a notable contribution for students and scholars of Latin American, Brazilian, Hispanic and Latino literature, explores...


Saving France in the 1580s

by James H. Dahlinger Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 22, 2014)

Etienne Pasquier (1529–1615) was a renowned magistrate of the Parliament of Paris, a poet, an advisor to the last Valois kings as well as to Henri IV, and a founder of modern French historiography. This book...


Medea’s Chorus

by Veronica House Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 27, 2014)

Women’s mythic revision is a tradition at the heart of twentieth-century literature. Medea’s Chorus explores post-WWII women’s poetry that takes Greek mythology as its central topos. The book investigates...


(Re)thinking Orientalism

by Rachel Bailey Jones Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 13, 2012)

(Re)thinking Orientalism is a text that examines the visual discourse of Orientalism through the pedagogy of contemporary graphic narratives. Using feminist, critical race, and postcolonial theoretical and pedagogical...


Parody and Palimpsest

by Sarah L. Glasco Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

Parody and Palimpsest: Intertextuality, Language, and the Ludic in the Novels of Jean-Philippe Toussaint adds to the emerging body of work on intertextuality through expansion of critical examinations of the...


Realism and Its Vicissitudes

by Robert Harvey & Patrice Nganang Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

This collection honors the career of Donald «Sandy» Petrey, Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook for over forty years. The diversity of essays – written...


Bills of Mortality

by Patrick Reilly Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

Bills of Mortality: Disease and Destiny in Plague Literature from Early Modern to Postmodern Times explores the dynamic between the fact of plague and the constructs of destiny deadly disease generates in literary...


Translation as Oneself

by Noriko Takeda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

Translation encompasses the whole of humanness, and, as indicated by C. S. Peirce, translation is interpretation. It involves the cognitive process in its entirety, which is based on the unconscious life force...


Toni Morrison and the Maternal

by Linda Wagner-Martin Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2014)

Linda Wagner-Martin’s study of African American writer Toni Morrison’s work, beginning with The Bluest Eye in 1970 and continuing through her 2012 novel Home, describes Morrison as an inherently original...


The Intellectual as a Detective

by Angelo Castagnino Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

The Intellectual as a Detective: From Leonardo Sciascia to Roberto Saviano offers a fresh perspective on both Italian crime fiction and the role of the intellectual in Italian society. By analyzing the characterization...


Figuraciones del deseo y coyunturas generacionales en literatura y cine postdictatorial

by Moisés Park Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 02, 2015)

Figuraciones del deseo y coyunturas generacionales en la literatura y el cine podictatorial analiza discursos narrativos sobre el legado de la dictadura militar en Chile. El argumento inicial del libro indica...


Disabling Characters

by Patricia A. Dunn Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (August 15, 2014)

Disabling Characters provides detailed analyses of selected young adult (YA) novels and short stories. It looks at the relative agency of the disabled character, the behavior of the other characters, the environment...


The Czech Avant-Garde Literary Movement Between the World Wars

by Thomas G. Winner, Ondrej Sládek & Michael Heim Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (October 06, 2015)

The Czech Avant-Garde Literary Movement Between the Two World Wars tells the little-known story of the renaissance of Czech literary arts in the period between the two world wars. The avant-garde writers during...


Modern German Plays

by Peter Yang Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (June 01, 2014)

Modern German Plays: An Advanced German Textbook utilizes some of the most famous modern plays written in German as vehicles to teach German language, literature, and culture. The featured works are The Three-Penny...


German Mysticism and the Politics of Culture

by Ulrike Wiethaus Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (September 10, 2014)

Probing deeply into texts by and about prominent Christian mystics, religious authors, and saints, German Mysticism and the Politics of Culture challenges the reader to rethink the medieval past as a contemporary...


José de Acosta’s «De procuranda Indorum salute»

by Gregory J. Shepherd Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

José de Acosta’s De procuranda Indorum salute: A Call for Evangelical Reforms in Colonial Peru contextualizes and analyzes the deployment of Catholic missionary forces in the Andes. Its exhaustive approach...


Gonzo Text

by Matthew Winston Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 26, 2015)

Hunter Thompson’s writing is widely read and studied, yet as a methodology and body of work his Gonzo journalism has not been the subject of much critical or theoretical examination. This book fills the gap...


The Early Runic Inscriptions

by Irene García Losquiño Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 13, 2015)

Why were runes invented? What did the Germanic peoples of southern Scandinavia speak during the first centuries CE? Can the earliest runic inscriptions be used to learn something about their dialects, and can...


Comunidades efímeras

by Luis H. Castañeda Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 30, 2014)

Comunidades efímeras estudia una de las vetas más interesantes, y menos visitadas por la crítica, de la imaginación literaria hispanoamericana: la representación novelística de pequeños grupos de vanguardia...


From Goethe to Novalis

by Wolfgang Mieder Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

This Festschrift in honor of Dennis F. Mahoney’s sixty-fifth birthday is somewhat different from the standard Festschrift: rather than present essays from various authors, this Festschrift collects twenty-one...


Shakespeare and Saturn

by Peter D. Usher Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 14, 2015)

In the mid-sixteenth century, Copernicus asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe as was generally believed, but that the sun lay there instead. The relegation of the Earth to the rank of an...


Glocal English

by Farooq A. Kperogi Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (May 31, 2015)

Glocal English compares the usage patterns and stylistic conventions of the world’s two dominant native varieties of English (British and American English) with Nigerian English, which ranks as the English...


Teaching Literature at Ridgeview

by Russell Weaver Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (March 31, 2015)

This collection of essays demonstrates that using fiction, poetry, and drama in the classroom provides students with the best opportunity to learn about thinking, writing, and life at their deepest levels. Several...


Selected Short Works by Klaus Mann

by Timothy K. Nixon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (December 29, 2015)

Selected Short Works by Klaus Mann makes available for the first time a number of pieces by the author of Mephisto and The Turning Point. Klaus Mann (1906–1949) was an early opponent of Nazism, an émigré...


The Concept of the Soul in Marcel Proust

by Bette H. Lustig Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (January 08, 2016)

The concept of the soul in Platonic, Ciceronian, and Talmudic thought segues into the Celtic tradition, Thomas Aquinas, and Maeterlinck and threads its way through the tapestry of Proust’s narrative and his...


Harmonious Disagreement

by Yu Liu Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

The fascinating story of Matteo Ricci (1552–1610) changing himself while trying to change the religious faith of the Chinese has been told many times. As a Jesuit, Ricci pushed Christian evangelism by claiming...


Seven Essays

by Abdulla M. Al-Dabbagh Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (February 26, 2016)

In Seven Essays: Studies in Literature, Drama, and Film, Abdulla Al-Dabbagh’s unique approach to literary and cultural issues succeeds in casting new light on these subjects, revealing innovative fields of...