• Literature & Literary Studies
      May 2019

      Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

      Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment

      by Siobhán McIlvanney, Gillian Ni Cheallaigh

      This collection of essays contains critical analysis, from a female perspective, of a selection of films, journals and novels from the French medieval period to the Franco-Algerian present, and gives us a strikingly original view of the relationship between women and the cities that they increasingly call ‘home’.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      July 2019

      Horror and Religion

      New literary approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality

      by Eleanor Beal, Jonathan Greenaway

      Horror and Religion is an edited collection of essays offering structured discussions of spiritual and theological conflicts in horror from the late-sixteenth to the twenty-first century. Contributors explore the various ways that horror and religion have interacted over themes of race and sexuality.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      A Multimedia Introduction to the Chinese Ancient Ethnic Characters

      by The Chinese National Ancient Characters Research Association

      The publication is a systematic multimedia introduction to the widely-used ancient ethnic characters in Chinese history. 22 types of characters are introduced through lectures by experts from the Chinese National Ancient Characters Research Association. Each type of character is illustrated by its general information, origin, features, and current situation. It is the first systematic video publication in home and abroad to record the splendid cultural heditage of the Chinese ancient ethnic characters.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      The Fish and the Dragon: Jing Kang Heroes

      by Cai Zhuqing

      It is a martial arts fiction with many historical elements. The story unfolds on actual historical facts, vividly reproducing a series of images of the Northern Song and Southern Song Dynasty. The audio version is adapted on the basis of the original work. With appealing storyline and interpretation of professional anchor, the readers will go back in time to experience the ups and downs of that historical period.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      The Four Spirits

      by Xie Feng

      The Four Spirits is a magical novel. The story unfolds around the protagonist Pi Luoge, telling his experience of Prince Pi to become King Brown, and eventually reunify the southern kingdom.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      The Adorable Cao Cao

      by Ke Shengyu

      Cao Cao is one of the greatest head of government in Chinese history. Born in the family of a eunuch in the Eastern Han Dynasty, Cao was able to traverse the world of heroes and remain invincible for decades. In his glorious life, there have been painful experiences, dilemmas and bitterness in the course of his life. Who can really understand him? The writer writes with vivid language, trying to interpret Cao’s experience and the history in his eyes.

    • Literature & Literary Studies

      One Thousand and One Nights

      by Time New Media Press

      One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Middle Eastern folk tales compiled in Arabic during the Islamic Golden Age. It is one of the most vital and famous works in the world, with the most readers and influence. The story is twisted and bizarre, full of enthusiasm and romanticism. Through the sound interpretation, the readers can feel the charm of classic folk stories.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      March 2019

      Exterranean

      Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene

      by Phillip John Usher

      Takes up a vibrant conversation in the environmental humanities, while shifting our emphasis from emissions to extraction as the source of ecological problems.

    • Literary theory
      March 2019

      The Tongue-Tied Imagination

      Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal

      by Tobias Warner

      To readers interested in the world literature debate, the book opens new directions by investigating how the emergence of literary modernity is entangled with other textualities.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      January 2020

      Anarchaeologies

      Reading as Misreading

      by Erin Graff Zivin

      A clear and well-written account of complex theoretical material.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      January 2020

      Decadent Orientalisms

      The Decay of Colonial Modernity

      by David Fieni

      The book presents a compelling account of the fraught relationship between Muslims, Arabs, and Jews as objects of Semitism and anti-Semitism.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      December 2019

      The Literary Qur'an

      Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb

      by Hoda El Shakry

      The Literary Qurʾan deprovincializes Maghrebi literary studies.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      December 2019

      Radical Botany

      Plants and Speculative Fiction

      by Natania Meeker, Antónia Szabari

      It explores the centrality of plants and their mode of life to western modernity.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      December 2019

      The Disposition of Nature

      Environmental Crisis and World Literature

      by Jennifer Wenzel

      Engages "new materialist" questions of more-than-human agency without losing sight of "old materialist" questions of class, race, exploitation, and inequality.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      September 2019

      Introducing the Medieval Dragon

      by Thomas Honegger

      It is the aim of this short study to explore the characteristics of the medieval dragon, to describe its pedigree in antiquity and beyond, to discuss the different and sometimes differing views on the dragon in the relevant medieval text types – notably encyclopaedias, religious texts, and secular poems and tales – and briefly to outline the development of the dragon in post-medieval literature and culture.

    • Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
      November 2019

      Middle English Devotional Compilations

      Composing Imaginative Variations in Late Medieval England

      by Diana Denissen

      Middle English Devotional Compilations approaches compiling as a literary activity and as an active way of shaping the medieval text. This monograph examines three major but understudied Middle English devotional compilations in depth: the Pore Caitif, The Tretyse of Love and A Talkyng of the Love of God.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      November 2019

      John Ormond’s Organic Mosaic

      Poetry, Documentary, Nation

      by Kieron Smith

      In a uniquely dualistic creative career spanning five decades, John Ormond made major contributions to both English-language poetry and documentary filmmaking. Born in Swansea, he learned to ‘think in terms of pictures’ while working as a journalist in London, where he secured a job at the celebrated photojournalist magazine Picture Post. Employed later by the BBC in Cardiff during the early days of television, Ormond went on to become a pioneer in documentary film. This book is the first in-depth examination of the fascinating correspondences between Ormond’s twin creative channels; viewing his work against the backdrop of a changing Wales, it constitutes an important case study in the history of documentary filmmaking, in the history of British television, and in the cultural history of Wales.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      February 2020

      New Theoretical Perspectives on Dylan Thomas

      “ A writer of words, and nothing else”?

      by Kieron Smith and Rhian Barfoot

      Dylan Thomas’s reputation precedes him. In keeping with his claim that he held ‘a beast, an angel, and a madman in him’, interpretations of his work have ranged from solemn adoration to dubious mythologising. His many voices continue to reverberate across culture and the arts: from poetry and letters, to popular music and Hollywood film. However, this wide and sometimes controversial renown has occasionally hindered serious analysis of his writing. Counterbalancing the often-misleading popular reputation, this book showcases eight new critical perspectives on Thomas’s work. It is the first to provide in one volume a critical overview of the multifaceted range of his output, from the poetry, prose and correspondence to his work for wartime propaganda filmmaking, his late play for voices Under Milk Wood, and his reputation in letters and wider society. The whole proves that Thomas was much more than his own self-characterisation as a ‘writer of words, and nothing else’.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      June 2020

      Noir Affect

      by Christopher Breu, Elizabeth A. Hatmaker, Justus Nieland, Kirin Watcher-Grene, Ignacio Sanchez Prado, Sean Grattan, Peter Hitchcock, Brian Rejack, Pamela Thoma, Alexander Dunst, Andrew Pepper, Paula Rabinowitz

      Traces noir’s negativity as it manifests in different national contexts from the U.S. to Mexico, France and Japan and across a range of different media (films, novels, video games, and manga.)

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