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Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity

Children and Yiddish Literature: From Early Modernity to Post-Modernity

1st Edition

Gennady Estraikh, Kerstin Hoge, Krutikov Mikhail
July 26, 2016

Children have occupied a prominent place in Yiddish literature since early modern times, but children’s literature as a genre has its beginnings in the early 20th century. Its emergence reflected the desire of Jewish intellectuals to introduce modern forms of education, and promote ideological...

Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination

Haunted Serbia: Representations of History and War in the Literary Imagination

1st Edition

David Norris
July 25, 2016

Haunting is what happens when the past is disturbed and the victims of previous violence, who are thought to be buried and forgotten, are brought back to the present and made to live again. Serbian fiction writers of the 1980s exhume the ghosts of the past, re-remembering the cruelty of the...

Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World: Prose, Photography, Film

Rethinking Juan Rulfo's Creative World: Prose, Photography, Film

1st Edition

Nuala Finnegan, Dylan Brennan
July 21, 2016

Though primarily known for his haunting, enigmatic novel Pedro Páramo and the unrelenting depictions of the failures of post-revolutionary Mexico in his short story collection, El Llano en llamas, Juan Rulfo also worked as scriptwriter on various collaborative film projects and his powerful...

Pasolini after Dante: The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation

Pasolini after Dante: The 'Divine Mimesis' and the Politics of Representation

1st Edition

Emanuela Patti
July 20, 2016

What role did Dante play in the work of Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-1975)? His unfinished and fragmented imitation of the Comedia, La Divina Mimesis, is only one outward sign of what was a sustained dialogue with Dante on representation begun in the early 1950s. During this period, the philologists...

Translating Myth

Translating Myth

1st Edition

Ben Pestell, Pietra Palazzolo, Leon Burnett
July 20, 2016

Ever since Odysseus heard tales of his own exploits being retold among strangers, audiences and readers have been alive to the complications and questions arising from the translation of myth. How are myths taken and carried over into new languages, new civilizations, or new media? An international...

Lucidity: Essays in Honour of Alison Finch

Lucidity: Essays in Honour of Alison Finch

1st Edition

Ian James, Emma Wilson
July 20, 2016

This collection of essays addresses the question of lucidity as a thematic in literature and film but also as a quality of both expression and insight in literary criticism and critical thought more generally. The essays offer treatments of lucidity in itself and in relation to its opposites, forms...

Rewriting 'Les Mystères de Paris': The 'Mystères Urbains' and the Palimpsest

Rewriting 'Les Mystères de Paris': The 'Mystères Urbains' and the Palimpsest

1st Edition

Amy Wigelsworth
July 15, 2016

Key works of popular fiction are often rewritten to capitalize on their success. But what are the implications of this rewriting process? Such is the question addressed by this detailed study of several rewritings of Eugène Sue’s Mystères de Paris (1842-43), produced in the latter half of the...

The Poetry of Ernest Jones: Myth, Song, and the 'Mighty Mind'

The Poetry of Ernest Jones: Myth, Song, and the 'Mighty Mind'

1st Edition

Simon Rennie
May 31, 2016

As the last leader of the Chartist movement, Ernest Charles Jones (1819-69) is a significant historical figure, but he is just as well-known for his political verse. His prison-composed epic The New World lays claim to being the first poetic exploration of Marxist historical materialism, and his...

Poetry and the Leningrad Religious-Philosophical Seminar 1974-1980: Music for a Deaf Age

Poetry and the Leningrad Religious-Philosophical Seminar 1974-1980: Music for a Deaf Age

1st Edition

Josephine von Zitzewitz
May 24, 2016

The Religious-Philosophical Seminar, meeting in Leningrad between 1974-1980, was an underground study group where young intellectuals staged debates, read poetry and circulated their own typewritten journal, called ‘37’. The group and its journal offered a platform to poets who subsequently entered...

The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent

The Italian Academies 1525-1700: Networks of Culture, Innovation and Dissent

1st Edition

Jane E. Everson, Denis V Reidy, Lisa Sampson
April 21, 2016

The intellectual societies known as Academies played a vital role in the development of culture, and scholarly debate throughout Italy between 1525-1700. They were fundamental in establishing the intellectual networks later defined as the ‘République des Lettres’, and in the dissemination of ideas...

Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit: Beyond the Prose Poem

Aloysius Bertrand's Gaspard de la Nuit: Beyond the Prose Poem

1st Edition

Valentina Gosetti
April 05, 2016

Aloysius Bertrand’s Gaspard de la Nuit (1842) is a familiar title to music lovers, thanks to Ravel’s piano work of the same name, and to specialists of French literature, especially those interested in Baudelaire’s prose poetry. Yet until very recently the collection and its author have generally...

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