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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...


Integrated Reporting

by Stefan Hannen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 31, 2017)

The introduction of Integrated Reporting (IR) is supposed to tackle shortcomings of corporate reporting that have been criticized for decades. The new reporting format intends to improve the understandability...


Church and Civil Society in 21st Century Africa

by Sylvester Uche Ugwu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 26, 2017)

In view of the unprecedented level of socioeconomic and political underdevelopment plaguing the African continent, there remains one key area in the polity with great potentials which remains largely untapped:...


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....


Formal Education: A Catalyst to Nation Building

by Anthony Ikechukwu Chimaka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 07, 2014)

The smallest and most remote villages in the developing countries are affected by the rapid and seemingly irresistible trend towards globalization. The limitless availability of information however necessitates...


Lexico-Phonological Comparative Analysis of Selected Dialects of the Meru-Tharaka Group

by Fridah Kanana Erastus Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 19, 2015)

This study is an investigation into the comparative phonology and lexicon of six barely-known Bantu varieties spoken in Kenya. These varieties (Imenti, Igoji, Tharaka, Mwimbi, Muthambi and Chuka) belong to the...


Post- and Transhumanism

by Robert Ranisch & Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

Scientific advances in genetics, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence signal the end of our traditional concept of the human being. The most vigorous movements dealing with this ongoing crisis of humanism...


Chinese Culture in a Cross-Cultural Comparison

by Michael B. Hinner Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

Chinese culture has a very long and extraordinary tradition. With China’s rapid economic growth and a population of more than one billion people, China has become a very important market for many companies....


Morality Behind Bars

by Kay Hemmerling Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 27, 2014)

Prisoners prefer moral ideals like justice and responsibility just as much as non-prisoners. However, they lack moral competence, which Georg Lind has defined as the ability to solve conflicts through deliberation...


Robotics in Germany and Japan

by Michael Funk & Bernhard Irrgang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

Germany and Japan are two of the worldwide leading countries in robotics research. Robotics as a key technology introduces technical as well as philosophical and cultural challenges. How can we use robots that...


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...


Hero, Conspiracy, and Death: The Jewish Lectures

by Maria Janion Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 23, 2014)

With Hero, Conspiracy and Death: The Jewish Lectures, the author has written a book of sweeping significance for readers interested in Polish history, Jewish history, and the Holocaust in which she asks troubling...


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...


Knowledge, Action, Pluralism

by Sebastian Kolodziejczyk & Janusz Salamon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 11, 2014)

In this book, an international team of scholars from leading American, British and Continental European universities, led by Richard Swinburne, Eleonore Stump, William Wainwright and Linda Zagzebski, presents...


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...


Sous les pavés … The Troubles

by Chris Reynolds Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

Recent studies on the impact of 1968 have focussed on transnational perspectives. The scope and nature of the rebellions go far beyond the stereotypical frameworks that have dominated traditional representations....


Wis?awa Szymborska’s poetry

by Anna Nasilowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

This is a reader’s book about Wislawa Szymborska’s poetry. She holds the Nobel Prize in Literature of 1996. The Contents of the book are the Nobel Lecture held in Stockholm at the official ceremony by the...


Between State and Church

by Wojciech Kriegseisen, Bartosz Wójcik & Alex Shannon Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 11, 2015)

The different theoretical notions and practices of the relations between the state and religious communities in early modern Europe constitute one of the most interesting problems in historiography. Moving away...


«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...


Toward Metaphysics

by Jacek Migasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

This book presents and analyzes specific metaphysical tendencies that were revived within particular branches of French philosophy from the 1930s to the 1960s. Using the examples of the five philosophers active...


Farewell to Postmodernism

by Bartosz Kuzniarz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 06, 2015)

In the late 1960s, a whole pantheon of thinkers regarding themselves as radicals stole a part of the anarchic praxis of late capitalism, turned it into philosophy, and with the resulting set of views turned...


Dialectics Beyond Dialectics

by Malgorzata Kowalska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2015)

Dialectics beyond Dialectics is a study of contemporary French philosophy from Bataille to Derrida. It analyses, on the first level of generalization, the decomposition of Hegelianism understood as philosophy...


Warlikowski: Extra Ecclesiam

by Grzegorz Niziolek Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Krzysztof Warlikowski’s work stands among the most remarkable phenomena in post-1989 European theater. This book joins Warlikowski’s theater with the dynamic changes in Polish society following 1989, using...


Marcin Mielczewski and Music under the Patronage of the Polish Vasas

by Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarminska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

The first monograph of the life and œuvre of Marcin Mielczewski (d. 1651) presents the best known Polish composer of seventeenth-century Europe. During the 1990s, while exploring a newly accessible collection...


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...


E-Learning and Education for Sustainability

by Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro, Walter Leal Filho & Sandra S. Caeiro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development...


Allies or Enemies

by Patrycia Jakobczyk-Adamczyk Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

Spanish-British relations changed during the first three decades of the 19th century. Both states emerged victorious from the Napoleonic wars and were united by the alliance, but their respective strength was...


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...


Chauvinism, Polish Style

by Grzegorz Krzywiec & Jaroslaw Garlinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 22, 2016)

The book addresses the genesis of Polish integral nationalism and the role of Roman Dmowski as a co-founder of this phenomenon in the development of Polish political thought at the fin-de-siècle. Based on extensive...


The Musical Rhetoric of the Polish Baroque

by Tomasz Jasinski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 30, 2015)

This book looks at the rich means of text interpretation in seventeenth and eighteenth century Polish music, a relatively unknown phenomenon. The works of old Polish masters exhibit many ingenious and beautiful...


From Conceptual Metaphor Theory to Cognitive Ethnolinguistics

by Agnieszka Libura, Marek Kuzniak & Michal Szawerna Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 30, 2014)

The origins of this volume lie in the international conference Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012, convened by the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association. The proceedings of the conference revolved around...


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...


Creating Public Trust

by Barbara Kozuch & Zbyslaw Dobrowolski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 29, 2014)

The aim of this book is to outline an organisational perspective in exploring public trust. A public management model, adopted for ongoing considerations, covers both changes in public organisations themselves,...


E-Political Socialization, the Press and Politics

by Christ´l De Landtsheer, Russell Farnen & Daniel B. German Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2014)

This book examines the state of print and electronic media in the United States of America, Europe, and China. The latest mass communication advances demonstrate that we live in an increasingly media-centric...


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...