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Subject Index

Architecture, Landscape 23 Modernism 9, 11

Art 6, 10, 13, Music 14
41-42 (Trans)National Identity 9, 11
Education/Pedagogy 36 Peace/War Studies 2, 41
Evil, Violence, Horror 7, 12 Philosophy 9-10, 12, 23,
European Studies 4-5, 9 29-30, 36-41
Exile, Diaspora, Migration 28 Postmodernism 10
Film & (New-) Media Studies 1, 6, 11, 13, Psychology 9, 40-42-43
25, 42-43 Religion 29, 38, 43
Gender, Sexuality 1-2, 7-8, 10, Social & Political Science 5, 36-37,
31, 33, 41-42 41-42
Health Studies 33 Space/Mobility/
History 4-5, 7, 11, 23 Globalisation 2, 8, 11
History of Medicine/Psychiatry 33 Terrorism 41
Jewish 26, 38 Textual Scholarship,
Law 37 Authorship 4-5, 16
Linguistics 5, 17, 34-35 Translation 5, 17

Literature and Culture

American Literature 1-4
Comparative & General
Literature 5-6, 8-9, 11-
12, 42-43
(Inter), (Trans) Cultural
Studies 3, 5, 8, 11-13,
20-21, 31, 36,
Drama/Theatre 13-17, 22
English & New Literature
in English 7-8, 11, 13-19,
French & Francophone
Literature 19-26
German 27-28
Greece 8
Scottish 18
Slavic 28-29
Spanish 30-32

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Aboulafia/Shook: Contemporary Pragmatism. Vol. 5, no. 1 39

Aboulafia/Shook: Contemporary Pragmatism. Vol. 5, no. 2 39
Adriaensen/Kunz: Pesquisas en la obra tardía de Juan Goytisolo 30
Aydemir/Rotas: Migratory Settings 8
Baak, van: The House in Russian Literature 28
Balmain/Drawmer: Something Wicked This Way Comes 7
Baumgartner/Davis: Hosting the Monster 12
Belzen/Geels: Autobiography and the psychological study of religious lives 43
Ben Shaul: Hyper-Narrative Interactive Cinema 42
Bouton: Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding 1
Brewer: Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter 14
Brouwer: Dutch Contributions 29
Chantler/Dente: Translation Practices 5
Claes: La clef des Illuminations 24
Clifford: Learned Ignorance in the Medicine Bow Mountains 36
Collins: Modals and Quasi-modals in English 35
Cristofovici: Touching Surfaces 41
Dalle Pezze/Salzani : Essays on Boredom and Modernity 9
Davis: ‘The Cruel Madness of Love’ 33
Donaldson-Evans: Madame Bovary at ther Movies 25
Donovan, Fjellestad, Lundén: Authority Matters 16
Driesen, vanden: Writing the Nation 16
Durand: Frédéric Beigbeder et ses doubles 26
Eckstein, a.o.: Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ 13
Eke/Knapp: Neulektüren – New Readings 27
Engelberts, a.o.: Des éléments aux traces 22
Evans/Griffiths: Pleasure and Pain 21
Evelein: Exiles Traveling 28
Fabry: Las formas des vacío 32
Feenstra/Hermans: el cine español (1990-2005) 31
Ganser: Roads of Her Own 2
Gersdorf: The Poetics and Politics of the Desert 4
Gibbs: Nkyin-Kyin 19
Gilead: Necessity and Truthful Fictions 40
Goedert/Scherbel: Perspektiven der Philosophie 36
Grillaert: What the God-seekers found in Nietzsche 29
Gruss: The Pleasure of the Feminist Text 7
Hand: Conrad’s Victory 15
Harrigan: Veiled Encounters 27
Hohl Trillini: The Gaze of the Listener 14
Houppermans, a.o.: Proust dans la littérature contemporaine 25
Hurcombe/Kemp: Sébastien Japrisot 19

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Iyer/Zare: Other Tongues 17
Jakobsson: Images of the North 11
Janke: Die dreifache Vollendung des Deutschen Idealismus 37
Kalitzkus/Twohig: The Tapestry of Health, Illness and Disease 33
Kimmich: Offspring Fictions 17
Khovanova, Dogan, Kovalov: Expanded EU 5
Knopf: Decolonizing the Lens of Power 1
Knowles: “My Dear Friend” 15
Kohlke/Orza: Negotiating Sexual Idioms 42
Kolocotroni/Mitsi: Women Writing Greece 8
Krajenbrink/Quinn: Investigating Identities 6
LaGrone: Alice Walker’s The Color Purple 3
Le Calvez: Genèses flaubertiennes 24
Lee: Gothic to Multicultural 3
Letteri: Heidegger and the Question of Psychology 40
Lihoreau: Knowledge and Questions 38
Lowrie: Sightings 21
Lubotsky, a.o.: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European Linguistics 34
Lubotsky, a.o.: General Linguistics 35
Lugo-Lugo/Bloodsworth-Lugo: A New Kind of Containment 41
Lyle/McCallam: Histoires de la Terre 20
Moret: Esas niñas cuando crecen 32
Mostefai/Scott: Rousseau and L’Infâme 23
Newland: The Cultural Construction of London’s East End 11
Nieva-de la Paz: Roles de género 31
Olander/Larsson : Stressing the past 34
Osborne/Kriese: Global Community 37
Pender/Lever: Nick Enright 13
Piep: Embattled Home Fronts 2
Ricardo: Cyberculture and New Media 43
Rorato/Saunders: The Essence and the Margin 9
Sager Eidt: Writing and Filming the Painting 6
Sagi: Tradition vs. Traditionalism 38
Schulte Nordholt: Témoignages de l’après-Auschwitz 26
Sliogeris : The Thing and Art 12
Smith: Réécrire la Renaissance, de Marcel Proust à Michel Tournier 20
Stirling: Bella Caledonia 18
Tucker: Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response 30
Van Hulle/Leerssen: Editing the Nation’s Memory 4
Wawrzinek: Ambiguous Subjects 10
West-Pavlov: Space in Theory 12
Wiemann: Genres of Modernity 18
Yaari: Rethinking the French City 23

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Decolonizing the Lens of Power
Indigenous Films in North America
Kerstin Knopf

(Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 100)

This is the first book that comprehensively examines Indigenous filmmaking in North
America, as it analyzes in detail a variety of representative films by Canadian and US-American
Indigenous filmmakers: two films that contextualize the oral tradition, three short films, and
four dramatic films. The book explores how members of colonized groups use the medium of
Amsterdam/New York, NY film as a means for cultural and political expression and thus enter the dominant colonial film
2009 discourse and create an answering discourse. The theoretical framework is developed as an
XXIII, 494 pp. + 201 color ill. interdisciplinary approach, combining postcolonialism, Indigenous studies, and film studies. As
ISBN: 978-90-420-2543-1 Indigenous people are gradually taking control over the imagemaking process in the area of film
Bound € 112,-/US$ 146,- and video, they cease being studied and described objects and become subjects who create
self-controlled images of Indigenous cultures. The book explores the translatability of Indigenous
oral tradition into film, touching upon the changes the cultural knowledge is subject to in this
process, including statements of Indigenous filmmakers on this issue. It also asks whether or not
there is a definite Indigenous film practice and whether filmmakers tend to dissociate their
work from dominant classical filmmaking, adapt to it, or create new film forms and styles
through converging classical film conventions and their conscious violation. This approach
presupposes that Indigenous filmmakers are constantly in some state of reaction to Western
ethnographic filmmaking and to classical narrative filmmaking and its epitome, the Hollywood
narrative cinema. The films analyzed are The Road Allowance People by Maria Campbell, Itam
Hakim, Hopiit by Victor Masayesva, Talker by Lloyd Martell, Tenacity and Smoke Signals by
Chris Eyre, Overweight With Crooked Teeth and Honey Moccasin by Shelley Niro, Big Bear
by Gil Cardinal, and Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner by Zacharias Kunuk.

Eudora Welty’s Delta Wedding

Edited by Reine Dugas Bouton

(Dialogue 4)

Presenting the first full-length collection of essays on Eudora Welty’s novel, Delta
Wedding (1946), this volume is the fourth book in Rodopi Press’s Dialogue Series.
Within these pages, emerging and experienced literary critics engage in an exciting dialogue
about Welty’s noted novel, presenting a wide range of scholarship that focuses on feminist
concerns, pays tribute to the rhetoric of exclusion and empowerment, examines the role of
outsider and boundaries, explores meaning-making, and highlights the novel’s humor and
Amsterdam/New York, NY musicality. This volume will no doubt be of interest to Welty aficianados as well as southern
2008 studies and feminist scholars and to those who are interested in the craft of writing fiction
XXII, 193 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2435-9
Bound € 43,-/US$ 56,-
ISBN: 978-90-420-2436-6
Textbook € 18,-/US$ 23,-
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Roads of Her Own
Gendered Space and Mobility in American Women’s Road
Narratives, 1970-2000
Alexandra Ganser

(Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature 8)

Reading Jack Kerouac’s classic On the Road through Virginia Woolf ’s canonical A
Room of One’s Own, the author of this book examines a genre in North American
Amsterdam/New York, NY literature which, despite its popularity, has received little attention in literary and cultural
2009 criticism: women’s road narratives. The study shows how women’s literature has inscribed itself
339 pp. into the American discourse of the Whitmanesque “open road”, or, more generally, the
ISBN: 978-90-420-2552-3 “freedom of the road”. Women writers have participated in this powerful American myth, yet
Bound € 68,-/US$ 88,- at the same time also have rejected that myth as fundamentally based on gendered and
racial/ethnic hierarchies and power structures, and modified it in the process of writing back to
it. The book analyzes stories about female runaways, outlaws, questers, adventurers,
kidnappees, biker chicks, travelling saleswomen, and picaras and makes theoretical observations
on the debates regarding discourses of spatiality and mobility—debates which have defined the
so-called spatial turn in the humanities.
The analytical concept of transdifference is introduced to theorize the dissonant plurality of
social and cultural affiliations as well as the narrative tensions produced by such pluralities in
order to better understand the textual worlds of women’s multiple belongings as they are present
in these writings. Roads of Her Own is thus not only situated in the broader context of
a constructivist cultural studies, but also, by discussing narrative mobility under the sign of
gender, combines insights from social theory and philosophy, feminist cultural geography, and
literary studies.
Key names and concepts: Doreen Massey – Rosi Braidotti – Literary Studies – Spatial Turn –
Gendered Space and Mobility – Nomadism – Road writing – Transdifference – American
Culture – Popular Culture – Women’s Literature after the Second Wave – Quest – Picara.

Embattled Home Fronts

Domestic Politics and the American Novel of World War I
Karsten H. Piep

(Costerus NS 179)

Embattled Home Fronts is an inquiry into the highly conflicted US American

experience of World War I as it plays itself out in the diverse body of novelistic works to which
it has given rise and by which it has been, in turn, shaped and commemorated. As such, this
book naturally concerns itself with the formal aspects of artistic war representation. But rather
Amsterdam/New York, NY than merely endeavoring to illustrate how American writers from various backgrounds chose to
2009 depict World War I, the present work seeks to uncover the particular ideologies and political
XI, 310 pp. practices that inform these representational choices.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2520-2 To this end, Embattled Home Fronts examines both canonized and marginalized US
Paper € 64,-/US$ 83,- American World War I novels within the context of contemporaneous debates over shifting
class, gender, and race relations. The book contends that American literary representations of
the Great War are shaped less by universal insights into modern society’s self-destructiveness
than by concerted efforts to fashion class-, gender-, and race-specific experiences of warfare in
ways that stabilize and heighten political group identities. In moving beyond the customary

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focus on ironic war representations, Embattled Home Fronts illustrates that the
representational and ideological battles fought within American World War I literature not only
shed light on the emergence of powerful identity-political concepts such as the New Woman
and the New Negro, but also speak to the reappearance of utopian, communitarian, and social
protest fictions in the early 1930s.
This study Embattled Home Fronts provides a new understanding of the relationship
between war literature and home front politics that should be of interest to students and
scholars working from a variety of disciplines and perspectives

Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

Edited by Kheven LaGrone

(Dialogue 5)

Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Color Purple is a tale of personal
empowerment which opens with a protagonist Celie who is at the bottom of America’s social
caste. A poor, black, ugly and uneducated female in the America’s Jim Crow South in the first
half of the 20th century, she is the victim of constant rape, violence and misogynistic verbal
abuse. Celie cannot conceive of an escape from her present condition, and so she learns to be
passive and unemotional. But The Color Purple eventually demonstrates how Celie
Amsterdam/New York, NY learns to fight back and how she discovers her true sexuality and her unique voice. By the end
2009 of the novel, Celie is an empowered, financially-independent entrepreneur/landowner, one who
XXV, 320 pp. speaks her mind and realizes the desirability of black femaleness while creating a safe space for
ISBN: 978-90-420-2544-8 herself and those she loves. Through a journey of literary criticism, “Dialogue: Alice Walker’s
Paper € 69,-/US$ 90,- The Color Purple” follows Celie’s transformation from victim to hero. Each scholarly
ISBN: 978-90-420-2560-8 essay becomes a step of the journey that paves the way for the development of self and sexual
Textbook €30,-/US$39,- awareness, the beginnings of religious transformation and the creation of nurturing places like
Minimum order 10 copies home and community.

Gothic to Multicultural
Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction
A. Robert Lee

(Costerus NS 178)

Gothic to Multicultural: Idioms of Imagining in American Literary Fiction,

twenty-three essays each carefully revised from the past four decades, explores both range and
individual register. The collection opens with considerations of gothic as light and dark in
Charles Brockden Brown, war and peace in Cooper’s The Spy, Antarctica as
Amsterdam/New York, NY world-genesis in Poe’s The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym, the link of “The Custom
2009 House” and main text in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, reflexive codings in Melville’s
543 pp. Moby-Dick and The Confidence-Man, Henry James’ Hawthorne as
ISBN: 978-90-420-2499-1 self-mirroring biography, and Stephen Crane’s working of his Civil War episode in The Red
Bound € 109,-/US$ 142,- Badge of Courage. Two composite lineages address apocalypse in African American fiction
and landscape in women’s authorship from Sarah Orne Jewett to Leslie Marmon Silko. There
follow culture and anarchy in Henry James’ The Princess Casamassima, text-into-film in
Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence, modernist stylings in Fitzgerald, Faulkner and
Hemingway, and roman noir in Cornell Woolrich. The collection then turns to the
limitations of protest categorization for Richard Wright and Chester Himes, autofiction in
J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye, and the novel of ideas in Robert Penn Warren’s
late fiction. Three closing essays take up multicultural genealogy, Harlem, then the Black South,
in African American fiction, and the reclamation of voice in Native American fiction. 3

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The Poetics and Politics of the Desert
Landscape and the Construction of America
Catrin Gersdorf

(Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature 6)

This study explores the ways in which the desert, as topographical space and cultural presence,
shaped and reshaped concepts and images of America. Once a territory outside the geopolitical
and cultural borders of the United States, the deserts of the West and Southwest have since
emerged as canonical American landscapes. Drawing on the critical concepts of American
Amsterdam/New York, NY studies and on questions and problems raised in recent debates on ecocriticism, The Poetics
2009 and Politics of the Desert investigates the spatial rhetoric of America as it developed in
355 pp., V ill. included. view of arid landscapes since the mid-nineteenth century. Gersdorf argues that the integration
ISBN: 978-90-420-2496-0 of the desert into America catered to the entire spectrum of ideological and political responses
Bound € 72,-/US$ 94,-
to the history and culture of the US, maintaining that the Americanization of this landscape
was and continues to be staged within the idiomatic parameters and in reaction to the
discursive authority of four spatial metaphors: garden, wilderness, Orient, and heterotopia.

Editing the Nation’s Memory

Textual Scholarship and Nation-Building in
Nineteenth-Century Europe
Edited by Dirk Van Hulle and Joep Leerssen

(European Studies - An Interdisciplinary Series in European Culture, History and Politics 26)

Europe’s nation-states emerged from a complex of nineteenth-century developments in which

cultural consciousness-raising played a formative role. The nineteenth-century reflection on
Amsterdam/New York, NY Europe’s national identities involved a re-inventory and revalorisation of the vernacular cultural
2008 past and, above all, the nation’s literary heritage. Everywhere in Europe, foundational texts
317 pp. (including medieval epics and romances, ancient laws and chronicles) were retrieved from their
ISBN: 978-90-420-2484-7 obscure repositories. In new, printed editions, prepared according to the emerging academic
Bound € 64,-/US$ 83,- standards of textual scholarship, they were appropriated, contested and canonised as public
symbols of the nation’s permanence in history. This often neglected, but crucially important
Europe-wide process of ‘editing the nation’s memory’ involved old states and emerging nations,
large and small countries, metropolitan and peripheral regions; it straddled politics, the
academic professionalization of textual scholarship and of the human sciences, and literary taste.
This collection of studies by outstanding specialists offers a comparative synopsis on exemplary
cases from all corners of the European continent.

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Expanded EU: from Autonomy to Alliance

Chief Editor: Kseniya M. Khovanova; Co-editors: Nejat Dogan and Maksym


(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 51)

This book is a selection of the scholarly works presented at the 2nd International Redefining
Europe Conference in Prague, 2005 as a part of the Ashburn Institute’s analogous
initiative, the goal of which is to advance people’s understanding of the future of European
civilisation, and to explore the varying dynamics of transatlantic relations. This volume is a 2nd
Amsterdam/New York, NY publication in the Redefining Europe Conference Series. The third manuscript will
2008 appear in print following the Renewing the Transatlantic Relationship: Prospects for Europe
XI, 167 pp. and the United States in an Emerging Multipolar World Conference held in
ISBN: 978-90-420-2482-3 Norman, OK in November 2008. This book is targeted at scholars and students in political
Paper € 36,-/US$ 47,- science and related disciplines.

Translation Practices
Through Language to Culture
Edited by Ashley Chantler and Carla Dente

(Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 122)

This cutting-edge collection, born of a belief in the value of approaching ‘translation’ in a wide
range of ways, contains essays of interest to students and scholars of translation, literary and
textual studies. It provides insights into the relations of translation to comparative literature,
cultural studies, literature and other arts, contrastive linguistics.
Amsterdam/New York, NY Subjects and authors discussed include: the translator as ‘go-between’; the textual editor as
2009 translator; Ghirri’s photography and Celati’s fiction; the European lending library; La Bible
279 pp. d’Amiens; the coining of Italian phraseological units; Michèle Roberts’s Impossible
ISBN: 978-90-420-2533-2 Saints; the impact of modern translations for stage on perceptions of ancient Greek drama;
Paper € 50,-/US$ 65,- and the translation of slang, intensifiers, characterisation, desire, the self, and America in 1990s
Italian fiction.
The collection closes with David Platzer’s discussion of translating Dacia Maraini’s poetry into
English and with his new translations of ‘Ho Sognato una Stazione’ (‘I Dreamed of a Station’)
and ‘Le Tue Bugie’ (‘Your Lies’).

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Writing and Filming the Painting
Ekphrasis in Literature and Film
Laura M. Sager Eidt

(Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 117)

This innovative interdisciplinary study compares the uses of painting in literary texts and films.
In developing a framework of four types of ekphrasis, the author argues for the expansion of the
concept of ekphrasis by demonstrating its applicability as interpretive tool to films about the
visual arts and artists. Analyzing selected works of art by Goya, Rembrandt, and Vermeer and
Amsterdam/New York, NY their ekphrastic treatment in various texts and films, this book examines how the medium of
2008 ekphrasis affects the representation of the visual arts in order to show what the differences
243 pp. imply about issues such as gender roles and the function of art for the construction of a personal
ISBN: 978-90-420-2457-1 or social identity. Because of its highly cross-disciplinary nature, this book is of interest not
Paper € 49,-/US$ 64,- only to scholars of literature and aesthetics, but also for scholars of film studies. By providing an
innovative approach to discussing non-documentary films about artists, the author shows that
ekphrasis is a useful tool for exploring both aesthetic concerns and ideological issues in film.
This study also addresses art historians as it deals with the reception of major artists in
European literature and film throughout the 20th century.

Investigating Identities
Questions of Identity in Contemporary
International Crime Fiction
Edited by Marieke Krajenbrink and Kate M. Quinn

(Textxet. Studies in Comparative Literature 56)

Investigating Identities: Questions of Identity in Contemporary International Crime

Fiction is one of the relatively few books to date which adopts a comparative approach to
the study of the genre. This collection of twenty essays by international scholars, examining
Amsterdam/New York, NY crime fiction production from over a dozen countries, confirms that a comparative approach
can both shed light on processes of adaptation and appropriation of the genre within specific
XI, 348 pp.
national, regional or local contexts, and also uncover similarities between the works of authors
ISBN: 978-90-420-2529-5
from very different areas.
Paper € 72,-/US$ 94,-
Contributors explore discourse concerning national and historical memory, language, race,
ethnicity, culture and gender, and examine how identity is affirmed and challenged in the
crime genre today. They reveal a growing tendency towards hybridization and postmodern
experimentation, and increasing engagement with philosophical enquiry into the
epistemological dimensions of investigation. Throughout, the notion of stable identities is
subject to scrutiny.
While each essay in itself is a valuable addition to existing criticism on the genre, all the
chapters mutually inform and complement each other in fascinating and often unexpected ways.
This volume makes an important contribution to the growing field of crime fiction studies
and to ongoing debates on questions of identity. It will therefore be of special interest to
students and scholars of the crime genre, identity studies and comparative literature. It will also
appeal to all who enjoy reading contemporary crime fiction.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes
Essays on Evil and Human Wickedness
Edited by Colette Balmain and Lois Drawmer

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 57)

The papers collected in this volume are expanded from papers given at the 6th Global
Conference on Evil and Human Wickedness, which took place in March 2005. The chapters
here represent the diversity and interdisciplinary nature of the conference itself covering topics
such as historical and theological concepts of evil, media representations of evil, contemporary
Amsterdam/New York, NY debates surrounding the Bosnia war and woman perpetrators in Birkenau, and the construction
2009 of the Other as evil in the face of the continuing hysteria over AIDS. The range of the papers
VII, 212 pp. collected here makes this book essential reading for students of all humanities disciplines.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2550-9
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The Pleasure of the Feminist Text

Reading Michèle Roberts and Angela Carter
Susanne Gruss

(GENUS: Gender in Modern Culture 11)

“I would regard myself as a feminist writer, because I’m a feminist in everything else and one
can’t compartmentalise these things in one’s life.” (Angela Carter)
“When I became a feminist in 1968, I felt that I’d come home: the first home I ever had that
was feminine. And it was very wild and theatrical and erotic, the early feminism.” (Michèle
Amsterdam/New York, NY Roberts)
XI, 345 pp. Angela Carter and Michèle Roberts share a keen interest in gender and sexual identity, but many
ISBN: 978-90-420-2531-8 of their topics seem to mark them as opposites: Roberts’s fascination with the impact of
Paper € 72,-/US$ 94,- religion, motherhood and autobiography on female identity covers areas that Carter shuns in
her writings. In reading these two authors parallel and in contrast to each other, this monograph
follows a triple objective: it provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the works of
Roberts, explores aspects of Carter’s work that have not yet been analyzed sufficiently (religion,
motherhood, and masculinity), and uses both authors to explore motifs and strategies of
feminist writing. The analyses of both authors’ works are supplemented by close readings of a
wide range of theoretical perspectives (especially French feminism and psychoanalysis) and
concise theoretical outlines of the topics covered (radical feminism, religion, motherhood and
fatherhood, masculinity, fairy tales, romances and chick lit, and history and auto/biography).

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Women Writing Greece
Essays on Hellenism, Orientalism and Travel
Edited by Vassiliki Kolocotroni and Efterpi Mitsi

(Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 118)

Women Writing Greece explores images of modern Greece by women who experienced
the country as travellers, writers, and scholars, or who journeyed there through the
imagination. The essays assembled here consider women’s travel narratives, memoirs and novels,
ranging from the eighteenth to the late twentieth century, focusing on the role of gender in
Amsterdam/New York, NY travel and cross-cultural mediation and challenging stereotypical views of ‘the Greek journey’,
2008 traditionally seen as an antiquarian or Byronic pursuit. This collection aims to cast new light on
IV, 257 pp. women’s participation in the discourses of Hellenism and Orientalism, examining their
ISBN: 978-90-420-2481-6 ideological rendering of Greece as at once a luminous land and a site crossed by contradictory
Paper € 52,-/US$ 68,- cultural memories. Arranged chronologically, the essays discuss encounters with Greece by,
among others, Lady Elizabeth Craven, Lady Hester Stanhope, Lady Montagu, Lady Morgan,
Mary Shelley, Felicia Skene, Emily Pfeiffer, Eva Palmer, Jane Ellen Harrison, Virginia Woolf,
Ethel Smyth, Christa Wolf, Penelope Storace and Gillian Bouras, and analyse them through a
variety of critical, historical, contextual and theoretical frames.

Migratory Settings

Edited by Murat Aydemir and Alex Rotas

(Thamyris /Intersecting: Place, Sex and Race 19)

Migratory Settings proposes a shift in perspective from migration as movement from

place to place to migration as installing movement within place. Migration not only
takes place between places, but also has its effects on place, in place. In brief, we suggest a view
on migration in which place is neither reified nor transcended, but ‘thickened’ as it becomes
the setting of the variegated memories, imaginations, dreams, fantasies, nightmares,
anticipations, and idealizations of both migrants and native inhabitants that experiences of
Amsterdam/New York, NY migration bring into contact with each other. Migration makes place overdetermined, turning
2008 it into the mise-en-scène of different histories. Hence, movement does not lead to placelessness,
276 pp. but to the intensification and overdetermination of place, its ‘heterotopicality.’ At the same
ISBN: 978-90-420-2425-0 time, place does not unequivocally authenticate or validate knowledge, but, shot-through with
Paper € 55,-/US$ 72,- the transnational and the transcultural, exceeds it ceaselessly. Our contributions take us to the
migratory settings of a fictional exhibition; a staged political wedding; a walking tour in a
museum; African appropriations of Shakespeare and Sophocles; Gollwitz, Germany; Calais,
France; the body after a heart transplant; refugees’ family portraiture; a garden in Vermont; the
womb. With contributions by Mieke Bal, Maaike Bleeker, Paulina Aroch, Astrid van
Weyenberg, Sarah de Mul, Annette Seidel Arpaci, Sudeep Dasgupta, Wim Staat, Maria
Boletsi, Griselda Pollock, Alex Rotas, and Murat Aydemir.

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The Essence and the Margin
National Identities and Collective Memories in Contemporary
European Culture
Edited by Laura Rorato and Anna Saunders

(Studia Imagologica 15)

With the expansion of the EU and calls for a European constitution, the question of a
common European identity has become increasingly pressing in recent times. However, in the
Amsterdam/New York, NY face of diverse national and regional traditions – and the absence of an obvious European
2009 cultural imaginary – the forging of a strong sense of European identity proves problematic. This
231 pp. volume brings together case studies of national and regional images from across Europe, which
ISBN: 978-90-420-2571-4 together suggest emerging patterns of identification within contemporary Europe – patterns
Paper € 46,-/US$ 60,- which may not necessarily amount to a European ‘identity’, but rather to a European ‘mode’ of
identification. The chronological structure of the volume demonstrates the increasingly
problematic nature of national collective memories and past imaginaries in light of emergent
marginal voices and images, and suggests that it is both from beyond and within the national
paradigm that new challenges are now reshaping the cultural imaginary of European

Focusing on cultural images within film, literature, national narratives and myths, museum
exhibitions and architecture, this volume is of interest to a wide variety of disciplines in the
humanities, and presents an interdisciplinary approach to questions of cultural memory and
identity formation.

Essays on Boredom and Modernity

Edited by Barbara Dalle Pezze and Carlo Salzani

(Critical Studies 31)

The past thirty years saw a growing academic interest in the phenomenon of boredom. If
initially the analyses were mostly a-historical, now the historicity of boredom is widely
recognised, though often it is taken as evidence of its permanence as a constant “quality” of the
human condition, expression of a metaphysical malady inherent to the fact of being human.
New trends in the literature focus on the peculiar relationship between boredom and modernity
and attempt to embrace the new social, cultural and political factors which provoked the
epochal change of modernity and relate them to a change in the parameters of human
Amsterdam/New York, NY
2009 experience and the crisis of subjectivity. The very changes that characterise modernity are the
IV, 227 pp. same that led to the “democratisation” of boredom: modernity and boredom are shown to be
ISBN: 978-90-420-2566-0 inextricably connected and inseparable.
Bound € 46,-/US$ 60,-
This volume aims at contributing to the growing body of literature on boredom with a number
of essays which reflect on the connection of boredom and modernity and focus on particular
texts, authors, or aspects of the phenomenon. The approach is multidisciplinary, in keeping
with the pervasiveness of the phenomenon in our culture and societies, with essays reflecting on
philosophy, literature, film, media and psychology.

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The Thing and Art
Two Essays on the Ontotopy of the Work of Art
Arvydas Šliogeris
(On the Boundary of Two Worlds: Identity, Freedom, and Moral Imagination in the Baltics 16)

On the grounds of the interpretation of Rainer Maria Rilke’s poetry and Paul Cézanne’s
paintings the book attempts to approach the work of art as a thing. This lets to overcome a
one-sided aesthetical interpretation of the origin of the work of art and to indicate its place in
the cosmos of uncreated, i.e. not hominized things. So, the second fundamental issue raised is
Amsterdam/New York, NY a try to point out a metaphysical difference between a hominized and not hominized (natural)
2009 thing. Such a non-aesthetical point of view is called ontotopy by the author and is opposed to
XI, 155 pp. traditional ontology and the philosophy of art.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2564-6
Paper € 34,-/US$ 44,- Translated from Lithuanian by Robertas Beinartas. Introduced by Leonidas Donskis.

Ambiguous Subjects
Dissolution and Metamorphosis in the Postmodern Sublime
Jennifer Wawrzinek

(GENUS: Gender in Modern Culture 10)

In the history of ideas, the aesthetic categories of the sublime and the grotesque have exerted a
powerful force over the cultural imagination. Ambiguous Subjects is one of the first
studies to examine the relationship between these concepts. Tracing the history of the sublime
from the eighteenth century through Burke and Kant, Wawrzinek illustrates the ways in which
Amsterdam/New York, NY the sublime has traditionally been privileged as an inherently masculine and imperialist mode of
2008 experience that polices and abjects the grotesque to the margins of acceptable discourse, and
156 pp. the way in which twentieth-century reconfigurations of the sublime increasingly enable the
ISBN: 978-90-420-2548-6 productive situating of these concepts within a dialogic relation as a means of instating an
Paper € 31,-/US$ 40,- ethical relation to others.

This book examines the articulations of both the sublime and the grotesque in three
postmodern texts. Looking at novels by Nicole Brossard and Morgan Yasbincek, and the
performance work of The Women’s Circus, Wawrzinek illuminates the ways in which these
writers and performers restructure the spatial and temporal parameters of the sublime in order
to allow various forms of highly contingent transcendence that always necessarily remain in
relation to the grotesque body. Ambiguous Subjects illustrates how the sublime and the
grotesque can co-exist in a manner where each depends on and is inflected through the other,
thus enabling a notion of individuality and of community as contingent, but nevertheless very
real, moments in time.

Ambiguous Subjects is essential reading for anyone interested in aesthetics, continental

philosophy, gender studies, literary theory, sociology and politics.


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The Cultural Construction of London’s East End
Urban Iconography, Modernity and the Spatialisation of
Paul Newland

(Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature 5)

Paul Newland’s illuminating study explores the ways in which London’s East End has been
constituted in a wide variety of texts – films, novels, poetry, television shows, newspapers and
Amsterdam/New York, NY journals. Newland argues that an idea or image of the East End, which developed during the
2008 late nineteenth century, continues to function in the twenty-first century as an imaginative
II, 321 pp. space in which continuing anxieties continue to be worked through concerning material
ISBN: 978-90-420-2454-0 progress and modernity, rationality and irrationality, ethnicity and ‘Otherness’, class and its
Paper € 65,-/US$ 85,- related systems of behaviour.
The Cultural Construction of London’s East End offers detailed examinations of the
ways in which the East End has been constructed in a range of texts including BBC Television’s
EastEnders, Monica Ali’s Brick Lane, Walter Besant’s All Sorts and
Conditions of Men, Thomas Burke’s Limehouse Nights, Peter Ackroyd’s
Hawksmoor, films such as Piccadilly, Sparrows Can’t Sing, The Long Good Friday,
From Hell, The Elephant Man, and Spider, and in the work of Iain Sinclair.

Images of the North

Histories – Identities – Ideas
Edited by Sverrir Jakobsson

(Studia Imagologica 14)

This interdisciplinary volume seeks to examine and explore the various issues surrounding image
construction, identity making and representations of the North, as well as the
interconnectedness between those issues. The aim is to elucidate the multiple aspects of the
idea of the North, both as a mythological space and a discursive system created and shaped by
Amsterdam/New York, NY cultures outside the North as well as from within.
2009 The objective of the research project Iceland and Images of the North is to elucidate
292 pp. Ill. several aspects of images of the North and to explore their functions in the present, focusing
ISBN: 978-90-420-2528-8 especially on Iceland. What effect have Iceland and its people had on images of the North, and
Paper € 58,-/US$ 75,- how do those images influence the Icelanders and other nations? The project will be a
cooperative, interdisciplinary undertaking by researchers in the humanities and social sciences.


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Hosting the Monster

Edited by Holly Lynn Baumgartner and Roger Davis

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 52)

Hosting the Monster responds to the call of the monstrous with, not rejection, but
invitation. Positing the monster as that which defies classification, the essays in this collection
are an ongoing engagement with that which lies outside of established boundaries. With
chapters ranging from the monstrous mother or the deformed child to subjectivity in transition,
this volume is not only of interest to film and gender scholars and literary and cultural theorists
but also students of popular culture or horror. Its wide appeal stems from its invitation both to
Amsterdam/New York, NY entertain the monster and to widen the call to and the listening for the monsters that have not
2008 yet, and perhaps must not yet, come calling back. This sense of hospitality and non-hostility is
X, 260 pp. one guiding principle of this collection, suggesting that the ability to survey and research the
ISBN: 978-90-420-2486-1 otherwise may reveal more about the subjectivity of the self through the wisdom of the other,
Paper € 54,-/US$ 70,- however monstrous the manifestation.

Space in Theory
Kristeva, Foucault, Deleuze
Russell West-Pavlov

(Spatial Practices: An Interdisciplinary Series in Cultural History, Geography and Literature 7)

Space in Theory: Kristeva, Foucault, Deleuze seeks to give a detailed but succinct
overview of the role of spatial reflection in three of the most influential French critical thinkers
of recent decades. It proposes a step-by-step analysis of the changing place of space in their
theories, focussing on the common problematic all three critics address, but highlighting the
Amsterdam/New York, NY significant differences between them. It aims to rectify an unaccountable absence of detailed
2009 analysis to the significance of space in their work up until now.
275 pp. Space in Theory argues that Kristeva, Foucault and Deleuze address the question: How
ISBN: 978-90-420-2545-5 are meaning and knowledge produced in contemporary society? What makes it possible to
Paper € 55,-/US$ 72,- speak and think in ways we take for granted? The answer which all three thinkers provide is:
space. This space takes various forms: psychic, subjective space in Kristeva,
power-knowledge-space in Foucault, and the spaces of life as multiple flows of becoming in
This book alternates between analyses of these thinkers’ theoretical texts, and brief digressions
into literary texts by Barrico, de Beauvoir, Beckett, Bodrožic or Bonnefoy, via Borges, Forster,
Gide, Gilbert, Glissant, Hall, to Kafka, Ondaatje, Perec, Proust, Sartre, Warner and Woolf.
These detours through literature aim to render more concrete and accessible the highly complex
conceptulization of contemporary spatial theory.
This volume is aimed at students, postgraduates and researchers interested in the areas of French
poststructuralist theory, spatial reflection, or more generally contemporary cultural theory and
cultural studies.


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Nick Enright
An Actor’s Playwright
Edited by Anne Pender and Susan Lever

(Australian Playwrights 12)

Nick Enright (1950-2003) was one of Australia’s most significant and successful playwrights. As
a writer, director, actor and teacher he influenced theatre in Australia for thirty years. Enright
wrote more than fifty plays for the stage, film, television and radio, translated and adapted
more, and taught acting to students in varied settings, both in Australia and the United States.
Amsterdam/New York, NY His writing repertoire included comedy, social realism, farce, fantasy and the musical. In
2008 addition to his prodigious contribution to all of these genres, he was a passionate advocate for
224 pp. + 6 ill. the actor and the theatre in contemporary society.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2460-1 In this volume Anne Pender and Susan Lever present a set of essays and recollections about
Paper € 46,-/US$ 60,- Nick Enright’s work for students, teachers and scholars. The book offers a comprehensive study
of Enright’s writing for theatre, film and television. Scholars, acting teachers and theatre
directors have contributed to this work each illuminating an aspect of Enright’s remarkable
career. The discussions cover interpretations of Enright’s scripts and productions, detailed
analysis of his directing style, substantial background and analysis of his writing for musicals, as
well as accounts of his specific approach to acting and to adaptation across genres. The essays
and recollections included in this book will inspire theatre practitioners as well as scholars. Most
importantly, this book will inform and enlighten students and teachers both at high school and
university about an exceptional career in the theatre.

Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+

New Perspectives in Literature, Film and the Arts
Edited by Lars Eckstein, Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker and Christoph

(Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 121)

Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ provides an encompassing survey of artistic responses to the

changes in the British cultural climate in the early years of the 21st century. It traces topical
reactions to new forms of racism and religious fundamentalism, to legal as well as ‘illegal’
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immigration, and to the threat of global terror; yet it also highlights new forms of intercultural
communication and convivial exchange. Framed by contributions from novelists Patrick Neate
427 pp.
and Rajeev Balasubramanyam, Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+ showcases how artistic
ISBN: 978-90-420-2497-7
Bound € 85,-/US$ 111,- representations in literature, film, music and the visual arts reflect and respond to social and
political discourses, and how they contribute to our understanding of the current (trans)cultural
situation in Britain. The contributions in this volume cover a wide range of writers such as
Graham Swift, Ian McEwan, Zadie Smith, Jackie Kay, Nadeem Aslam, Gautam Malkani,
Nirpal Dhaliwal and Monica Ali; films ranging from Gurinder Chadha’s Bend It Like
Beckham and Bride and Prejudice to Michael Winterbottom’s In This World and Alfonso Cuarón’s
Children of Men; paintings and photography by innovative black and Asian British Artists; and
dubstep music.


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The Gaze of the Listener
English Representations of Domestic Music-Making
Regula Hohl Trillini

(Word and Music Studies 10)

This study analyzes representations of music in fiction, drama and poetry as well as normative
texts in order to contribute to a gendered cultural history of domestic performance. From the
Tudors to the First World War, playing the harpsichord or piano was an indispensable asset of
any potential bride, and education manuals as well as courtship plots and love poems pay
Amsterdam/New York, NY homage to this social function of music. The Gaze of the Listener charts the fundamental
2008 tension which determines all these texts: while music is warmly recommended in conduct
XI, 249 pp. books and provides standard metaphors like concord and harmonyfor virtuous love, a
ISBN: 978-90-420-2489-2 profound anxiety about its sensuous inarticulateness and implicit femininity unsettles all
Paper € 52,-/US$ 68,- descriptions of actual music-making. Along with repressive plot lines, the privileging of visual
perception over musical appreciation is the most telling indicator of this problem. The Gaze of
the Listener is the first coherent account of this discourse and its historical continuity from the
Elizabethan to the Edwardian period and provides a significant background for more narrowly
focused research. Its uniquely wide database contextualizes numerous minor works with
classics without limiting itself to the fringe phenomenon of musician novels. Including a fresh
account of the novels of Jane Austen in their contemporary (rather than Victorian) context, the
book is of interest to scholars and students in gender studies, English literature, cultural studies
and musicology.

Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter

Edited by Mary F. Brewer

(Dialogue 6)

This collection of essays focuses on one of Harold Pinter’s most popular and challenging plays, The
Dumb Waiter, while addressing also a range of significant issues current in Pinter studies and which
are applicable beyond this play. The interesting and provocative dialogues between established and
emerging scholars featured here provide close readings of The Dumb Waiter, within relevant cultural
and historical contexts and from a range of theoretical perspectives. The essays range over issues
of autobiography and theater, genre studies, and the impact of Pinter’s political activism on his
dramatic production, among others. The collection is also concerned with the meaning of the play
Amsterdam/New York, NY when assessed against other example’s of Pinter’s work, both dramatic and non-dramatic writing.
Each contributor shows a gift for presenting a complex argument in an accessible style, making
XIV, 269 pp.
this book an important resource for a wide range of readers, from undergraduates to postgraduates
ISBN: 978-90-420-2556-1
and specialist researchers. The collection offers essays that approach The Dumb Waiter, from an
Paper € 57,-/US$ 74,-
interdisciplinary perspective and as both a literary and dramatic text. Thus, the book should be of
ISBN: 978-90-420-2557-8
Textbook € 25,-/US$ 33,- equal significance to those encountering Pinter within the context of English Studies, drama, and
Minimum order 10 copies performance.


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“My Dear Friend”
Further Letters to and about Joseph Conrad
Edited by Owen Knowles

(Conrad Studies 3)

A sequel to A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Joseph Conrad (Rodopi,

1995), this volume collects and annotates letters to Joseph Conrad by his family, friends,
admirers, and publishers. An indispensable companion to the writer’s own letters, it restores the
quality of exchange, interaction, and debate that belongs to a major correspondence. It also
Amsterdam/New York, NY leads to a fuller, more rounded picture of Conrad in his personal and professional dealings: both
2008 of the mutualities and rituals that underpinned his close friendships and of the terms
XXXIV, 211 pp. underlying his mutual disagreements with others. Familiar names are here – Arnold Bennett,
ISBN: 978-90-420-2464-9 John Galsworthy, Edward Garnett, Ford Madox Ford, Bertrand Russell, and H. G. Wells –
Bound € 50,-/US$ 65,- although in largely unfamiliar form, through unpublished or inaccessible materials. Another
notable feature of the volume is the newly recovered correspondence relating to the
implementation, by Henry Newbolt and William Rothenstein, of the Royal Bounty Fund grant
awarded during one of Conrad’s most severe financial crises (1904–06).
An essential resource for the scholar, this vivid collection can also be read with pleasure by the
general reader for the light it throws on Conrad the man and writer and the rich context in
which he moved.

Conrad’s Victory
The Play and Reviews
Edited by Richard J. Hand

(Conrad Studies 4)

Basil Macdonald Hastings’s dramatization of Joseph Conrad’s Victory enjoyed a run of

over eighty performances at London’s Globe Theatre in 1919 with actor-producer Marie Löhr
in the role of Lena. It remains the most successful stage adaptation of Conrad’s fiction, and
Conrad himself was closely involved in the development of the script.
Amsterdam/New York, NY This generously illustrated volume presents the complete script of Macdonald Hastings’s play,
2009 the collected theatre reviews of the production, and the stage censor’s confidential report on the
IX, 219 + 20 ill. script. The volume also features a substantial introduction placing the original novel and its
ISBN: 978-90-420-2542-4 subsequent dramatization in a stimulating critical and cultural context.
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Writing the Nation
Patrick White and the Indigene
Cynthia vanden Driesen

(Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 97)

The time for new approaches to White’s work is overdue. Central to the present study are
Edward Said’s ideas about the role of the intellectual (and the writer) – of speaking “truth to
power,” and also the importance of tracing the “affiliations” of a text and its embeddedness in
the world. This approach is not incompatible with Jung’s theory of the ‘great’ artist and his
Amsterdam/New York, NY capacity to answer the deep-seated psychic needs of his people. White’s work has contributed
2009 in many different ways to the writing of the nation. The spiritual needs of a young nation such
XXXVI, 207 pp. as Australia must also comprehend its continual urge towards self-definition. Explored here is
ISBN: 978-90-420-2516-5 one important aspect of that challenge: white Australia’s dealings with the indigenous people of
Bound € 50,-/US$ 65,- the land, tracing the significance of the Aboriginal presence in three texts selected from the
oeuvre of Patrick White: Voss (1957), Riders in the Chariot (1961), and A Fringe of Leaves (1976).
Each of these texts interrogates European culture’s denigration of the non-European Other as
embedded in the discourse of orientalism. One central merit of White’s commanding perspective
is the constant close attention he pays to European hubris andto the paramount autonomy of
indigenous culture. There is evidence even of a project which can be articulated as a search for the
possibility of white indigeneity, the potential for the whitesettler’s belonging within the land as does
the indigene.

Authority Matters
Rethinking the Theory and Practice of Authorship
Edited by Stephen Donovan, Danuta Fjellestad and Rolf Lundén

(DQR Studies in Literature 43)

In this wide ranging collection of essays, eleven literary scholars and creative writers examine
authorship and authority in relation to the production and reception of cultural texts. Ranging
in time from the Renaissance to the era of digital publishing, the essays invite us to reconsider
the influential theories of Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Pierre Bourdieu for our
Amsterdam/New York, NY understanding of writers such as Philip Sidney, Thomas Hardy, Laura Riding, W.B. Yeats,
2008 Gertrude Stein, and J.M. Coetzee. Shedding new light on authority’s complex role in the
VI, 302 pp. generation of cultural meaning, the essays will be of interest to students and teachers of literary
ISBN: 978-90-420-2483-0 history and critical theory alike.
Bound € 62,-/US$ 81,-


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Other Tongues
Rethinking the Language Debates in India
Edited by Nalini Iyer and Bonnie Zare

(Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 99)

Other Tongues: Rethinking the Language Debates in India explores the implications of
the energetic and, at times, acrimonious public debate among Indian authors and academics
over the hegemonic role of Indian writing in English. From the 1960s the debate in India has
centered on the role of the English language in perpetuating and maintaining the cultural and
Amsterdam/New York, NY ideological aspects of imperialism. The debate received renewed attention following
2009 controversial claims by Salman Rushdie and V.S. Naipaul on the inferior status of
XXXVII, 208 pp. contemporary Indian-language literatures.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2519-6
Bound € 49,-/US$ 64,- This volume
— offers nuanced analysis of the language, audience and canon debate;
— provides a multivocal debate in which academics, writers and publishers are brought
together in a multi-genre format (academic essay, interview, personal essay);
— explores how translation mediates this debate and the complex choices that translation must

Other Tongues is the first collective study by to bring together voices from differing
national, linguistic and professional contexts in an examination of the nuances of this debate
over language. By creating dialogue between different stakeholders – seven scholars, three
writers, and three publishers from India – the volume brings to the forefront underrepresented
aspects of Indian literary culture.

Offspring Fictions
Salman Rushdie’s Family Novels
Matt Kimmich

(Costerus NS 177)

Offspring Fictions: Salman Rushdie’s Family Novels is the first book-length study that
examines families and especially the parent-child relationship in Rushdie’s core works. It argues
that Sigmund Freud’s concept of the family and the author’s variations thereon are central to a
full understanding of the four novels Midnight’s Children, Shame, the controversial The Satanic
Amsterdam/New York, NY Verses and The Moor’s Last Sigh, a quasi-sequel to Rushdie’s first success. Through close readings that
2008 make use of a variety of critical approaches, Offspring Fictions provides a sustained examination
XI, 265 pp of how the parents and children that people Rushdie’s fictions reflect the larger issues his work is
ISBN: 978-90-420-2490-8 concerned with: nationalism, religion, history and authorship. Aimed primarily at academics and
Paper € 56,-/US$ 73,- students, but also of interest to the general reader, Offspring Fictions provides a clear and insightful
analysis of Rushdie’s family tetralogy.


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Genres of Modernity
Contemporary Indian Novels in English
Dirk Wiemann

(Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 120)

Genres of Modernity maps the conjunctures of critical theory and literary production in
contemporary India. The volume situates a sample of representative novels in the discursive
environment of the ongoing critical debate on modernity in India, and offers for the first time
a rigorous attempt to hold together the stimulating impulses of postcolonial theory, subaltern
Amsterdam/New York, NY studies and the boom of Indian fiction in English. In opposition to the entrenched narrative of
2008 modernity as a single, universally valid formation originating in the West, the theoretical and
X, 334 pp. literary texts under discussion engage in a shared project of refiguring the present as a site of
ISBN: 978-90-420-2493-9 heterogeneous genres of modernity. The book traces these figurative efforts with particular
Paper € 69,-/US$ 90,- attention to the treatment of two privileged metonymies of modernity: the issues of
time and home in Indian fiction. Combining close readings of literary texts from Salman Rushdie
to Kiran Nagarkar with a wide range of philosophical, sociological and historiographic reflections,
Genres of Modernity is of interest not only for students of postcolonial literatures but for academics in
the fields of Cultural Studies at large.

Bella Caledonia
Woman, Nation, Text
Kirsten Stirling

(SCROLL: Scottish Cultural Review of Language and Literature 11)

Bella Caledonia: Woman, Nation, Text looks at the widespread tradition of using a
female figure to represent the nation, focusing on twentieth-century Scottish literature. The
woman-as-nation figure emerged in Scotland in the twentieth century, but as a literary figure
rather than an institutional icon like Britannia or France’s Marianne. Scottish writers make use
Amsterdam/New York, NY of familiar aspects of the trope such as the protective mother nation and the woman as fertile
2008 land, which are obviously problematic from a feminist perspective. But darker implications,
136 pp. buried in the long history of the figure, rise to the surface in Scotland, such as woman/nation
ISBN: 978-90-420-2510-3 as victim, and woman/nation as deformed or monstrous. As a result of Scotland’s unusual status
Paper € 28,-/US$ 36,- as a nation within the larger entity of Great Britain, the literary figures under consideration
here are never simply incarnations of a confident and complete nation nurturing her warrior
sons. Rather, they reflect a more modern anxiety about the concept of the nation, and embody
a troubled and divided national identity. Kirsten Stirling traces the development of the
twentieth-century Scotland-as-woman figure through readings of poetry and fiction by male and
female writers including Hugh MacDiarmid, Naomi Mitchison, Neil Gunn, Lewis Grassic
Gibbon, Willa Muir, Alasdair Gray, A.L. Kennedy, Ellen Galford and Janice Galloway.


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Essays on the Ghanaian Theatre
James Gibbs

(Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English 98)

This collection brings together essays written over a thirty-five year period. They reflect James
Gibbs’s position vis-à-vis the Ghanaian theatre as sometimes a remote onlooker, sometimes an
enthusiastic participant observer, deeply involved in issues of perception and influence in a
society moving through colonialism to nationalism, independence and beyond. The main body
Amsterdam/New York, NY of the book is divided into four sections. The first, “Outsiders and Activists,” looks at theatre
2009 for community development during the late 1940s, some connections between drama and film,
XXV, 238 pp. and the astonishing involvement in Ghanaian performance culture of the Haitian poet and
ISBN: 978-90-420-2517-2 playwright Felix Morisseau–Leroy. The second section, “Intercultural Encounters,” examines
Bound € 53,-/US$ 69,- ways in which classic Greek drama has been used by producers and writers in West Africa, with
special reference to Victor Yankah, Kobina Sekyi (Ghana’s first published playwright), and the
Nigerian Femi Osofisan. Section Three, “Plays and Playwrights,” concentrates on Efua
Sutherland, Ama Ata Aidoo, and Joe de Graft. This section uncovers issues of documentation
and achievement that draw attention to the need for investment in organising resources for
writing Ghana’s theatre history. The volume draws to a close with personal accounts of touring
student productions in the 1960s (with due attention to the influence of Bertolt Brecht) and of
involvement in a British film production on location. The book closes with an updated
complete bibliography of Ghana’s chief dramatist, Efua Sutherland.

Sébastien Japrisot
The Art of Crime
Edited by Martin Hurcombe and Simon Kemp

(Faux Titre 329)

Influential author of highly unconventional crime fiction, screenwriter, and occasional film
director, Sébastien Japrisot was one of those rare contemporary writers in France able to
establish an international reputation for himself. Although Japrisot’s novels in particular
continue to be read and studied across the world, this volume is the first ever academic study of
Amsterdam/New York, NY Japrisot’s work in the fields of both literature and cinema. Through a combination of
2009 thematic and text-specific studies, this volume takes in, and examines the legacy of, Japrisot’s
190 pp. work from his youthful writings under his real name, Jean-Baptiste Rossi, to his crime fiction
ISBN: 978-90-420-2534-9 and screen writings of the 1960s and 1970s, concluding with his final novel Un long
Paper € 38,-/US$ 49,- dimanche de fiançailles (A Very Long Engagement). It is both an essential
introduction to Japrisot and a valuable academic assessment of his work’s importance in the
field of contemporary French literature and film.


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Réécrire la Renaissance, de Marcel Proust à Michel
Exercices de lecture rapprochée
Paul J. Smith

(Faux Titre 330)

Réécrire la Renaissance, de Marcel Proust à Michel Tournier présente neuf lectures

rapprochées autour d’un thème commun : la réécriture de la Renaissance dans la littérature
Amsterdam/New York, NY française au XXe siècle. Paul J. Smith nous invite à une promenade littéraire chez quelques
2009 grands auteurs du siècle dernier – Proust, Yourcenar, Albert Cohen, Céline, Ponge, René Char,
223 pp. Perec, François Bon et Tournier – afin d’y étudier la présence de Rabelais et de Montaigne, et
ISBN: 978-90-420-2546-2 la réécriture de quelques thèmes chers à la Renaissance (le philosophe ambulant, le Juif Errant, la
Paper € 45,-/US$ 59,- théorie des quatre éléments, la mythification de Jeanne d’Arc…). Ces essais se proposent non
seulement d’éclairer tel ou tel aspect particulier des œuvres de ces auteurs modernes, mais
également d’élargir cette vision à l’ensemble de leurs créations littéraires. Dans les cas de Proust,
Céline, Ponge et Perec, la lecture rapprochée des Modernes, en proposant un autre regard sur ces
écritures, permet de renouveler notre vision des auteurs de la Renaissance.

Histoires de la Terre
Earth Sciences and French Culture 1740-1940
Edited by Louise Lyle and David McCallam

(Faux Titre 322)

This collection of essays explores how Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment developments in

the earth sciences and related fields (paleontology, mining, archeology, seismology,
oceanography, evolution, etc.) impacted on contemporary French culture. They reveal that
geological ideas were a much more pervasive and influential cultural force than has hitherto
Amsterdam/New York, NY been supposed. From the mid-eighteenth century, with the publication of Buffon’s seminal
2008 Théorie de la Terre (1749), until the early twentieth century, concepts and figures
272 pp. drawn from the earth sciences inspired some of the most important French philosophers,
ISBN: 978-90-420-2477-9 novelists, political theorists, historians and popularizers of science of the time. This book charts
Paper € 54,-/US$ 70,- the original and influential ways in which French writers and thinkers, such as Buffon,
d’Holbach, Balzac, Sand, Verne, Gide and Malraux, exploited the earth sciences for very
different ends. This volume will be of interest to students, researchers and scholars of French
literature in the modern period, cultural historians of modern France, scholars of European
studies, of French political history, of the History of Ideas or the History of Science as well as
researchers in landscape and physical geography.


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Mirrors in Texts - Texts in Mirrors
Joyce O. Lowrie

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 54)

Mirrors are mesmerizing. The rhetorical figure that represents a mirror is called a
chiasmus, a pattern derived from the Greek letter X (Chi). This pattern applies to
sentences such as “one does not live to eat; one eats to live.” It is found in myths, plays,
poems, biblical songs, short stories, novels, epics. Numerous studies have dealt with repetition,
Amsterdam/New York, NY difference, and Narcissism in the fields of literature, music, and art. But mirror structures,
2008 per se, have not received systematic notice. This book analyses mirror imagery, scenes, and
XI, 228 pp. characters in French prose texts, in chronological order, from the 17th to the 20th centuries.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2495-3 It does so in light of literal, metaphoric, and rhetorical structures. Works analysed in the traditional
Paper € 48,-/US$ 62,- French canon, written by such writers as Laclos, Lafayette, and Balzac, are extended by studies
of texts composed by Barbey d’Aurevilly, Georges Rodenbach, Jean Lorrain, and Pieyre de
Mandiargues. This work appeals to readers interested in linguistics, French history, psychology,
art, and material culture. It invites analyses of historical and ideological contexts, rhetorical
strategies, symmetry and asymmetry. Ovid’s Narcissus and Alice in Wonderland are paradigms for
the study of micro and macro-structures. Analyses of mirrors as cultural artefacts are significant
to Lowrie’s sight seeing.

Pleasure and Pain in Nineteenth-Century French

Literature and Culture

Edited by David Evans and Kate Griffiths

(Faux Titre 324)

From Sade at one end of the nineteenth century to Freud at the other, via many French
novelists and poets, pleasure and pain become ever more closely entwined. Whereas the
inseparability of these themes has hitherto been studied from isolated perspectives, such as
psychoanalysis, sadism and sado-masochism, melancholy, or post-structuralist textual
Amsterdam/New York, NY jouissance, the originality of this collaborative volume lies in its exploration of how
2008 pleasure and pain function across a broader range of contexts. The essays collected here
286 pp. demonstrate how the complex relationship between pleasure and pain plays a vital role in
ISBN: 978-90-420-2502-8 structuring nineteenth-century thinking in prose fiction (Balzac, Flaubert, Musset, Maupassant,
Paper € 57,-/US$ 74,- Zola), verse and the memoir as well as socio-cultural studies, medical discourses, aesthetic
theory and the visual arts. Featuring an international selection of contributors representing the
full range of approaches to scholarship in nineteenth-century French studies – historical, literary,
cultural, art historical, philosophical, and sociopolitical – the volume attests to the vitality,
coherence and interdisciplinarity of nineteenth-century French studies and will be of interest to
a wide cross-section of scholars and students of French literature, society and culture.


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Des éléments aux traces/Elements and Traces

Édité par/Edited by Matthijs Engelberts, Danièle de Ruyter, Karine Germoni

and Helen Penet-Astbury
(Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd’hui 20)

Table des matières/Table of Contents

Les quatre éléments/The Four Elements
Angela MOORJANI : Le complexe de prométhée ou sous le signe du feu: Tyrannie et volonté de
savoir chez Beckett
Amsterdam/New York, NY
Mark NIXON : “Infernal Streams” – Beckett’s Rivers
Yannick HOFFERT : Aspects de l’eau dans le théâtre de Beckett
408 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2514-1 Chiara MONTINI : Sinking in the Mud: From an Abandoned Work et le difficile retour à l’anglais
Bound € 82,-/US$ 107,- Mireille BOUSQUET : La boue dans comment c’est: “Petits paquets grammaire d’oiseau”
Michel BERTRAND : L’être de boue ne saurait être un être debout: L’eau et la terre dans Molloy de
Samuel Beckett
Isabelle OST : “Et rêve d’un espace sans ici ni ailleurs”: Parcours en terre beckettienne
Sjef HOUPPERMANS : Père de pierre
Stéphane INKEL : figure de mère et image de pierre: Le temps des cimetières dans Mal vu mal dit et
Worstward Ho
Thomas HUNKELER : “Quelque chose d’arborescent ou de céleste”: Poésie et poétique selon le
jeune Beckett
Yann MEVEL : Beckett et le devenir du paysage
Marie-Claude HUBERT : La mise en scène des éléments
Aphrodite SIVETIDOU : L’expression terrestre de la “réalite humaine” chez Beckett
Jana María GILES : “The Aesthetics of Relinquishment”: Natural and Social Contracts in Beckett’s
“The End”
Karine GERMONI : Le dépeupleur: Des éléments absents/présents ou l’ambiguïté de
l’antiromantisme beckettien
Dirk VAN HULLE : “World Stuff”: Éléments présocratiques dans la genèse de l’œuvre beckettienne
Eric EIGENMANN : Être de poussière et de souffle: L’intertexte biblique de l’anthropologie
Dimitri TOKAREV : Le rôle et les métamorphoses des quatre éléments dans la nausée de sartre et la
fin de Beckett
Donald SPECTOR : Distinguishing the Multiverse from an Echo: Quantum Mechanics and Waiting
for Godot
Hélène LECOSSOIS : Les vestiges du corps dans le théâtre de Samuel Beckett
Dimitri SOENEN : “No Final Script”: Sur les carnets de mise en scène de Samuel Beckett
Liviu DOSPINESCU : Beckett, l’espace vide et le théâtre phénoménologique
Anne-Cécile GUILBARD : Traces du regard: dioptrique de Beckett
Pascale SARDIN : The Spectral Logic of Eh Joe/Dis Joe: From Reception to Genesis and Back
Shane WELLER : “Gnawing to be Naught”: Beckett and Pre-Socratic Nihilism
Gabriela GARCÍA HUBARD : En traversant l’aphasie
Florence GODEAU : Figures d’exclus, figures exclues chez Franz Kafka et Samuel Beckett
Julia SIBONI : Des cendres à la poussière, une ontologie résiduelle
Free Space
Garin DOWD : Prolegomena to a Critique of Excavatory Reason: Reply to Matthew Feldman
Matthew FELDMAN : In Defence of Empirical Knowledge: Rejoinder to “A Critique of Excavatory
English Abstracts of French Articles


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Rethinking the French City
Architecture, Dwelling, and Display after 1968
Monique Yaari
(Architecture | Technology | Culture 2)

This book considers the post-68 French city as a prism through which to understand the
contemporary world and France’s specificity within it. The reader is invited to join in a series of
exploratory strolls through texts, buildings, and neighborhoods, and thereby share in a process of
discovery. Zeroing in on international architectural debates, a range of key Parisian exhibitions,
Amsterdam/New York, NY and major urban design decisions in Paris, Montpellier, and Lille, Yaari unravels an often-acerbic
2008 French critique of both modern and postmodern positions on culture, technology, and the city. This
XXXIII, 491 pp. critique—stemming from the competing claims of national identity, the ethics of architecture and
ISBN: 978-90-420-2500-4 display, and an anthropologically informed revision of prevailing views on the city—has sparked
Bound € 105,-/US$ 137,- in France a passionate search for a third path, which the author proposes to term après-moderne.
Breaking new ground in the field of French Studies through cultural analysis of the contemporary
city, this study brings new insight to scholars and professionals in architecture and urbanism, and
will interest all others for whom France and cities in general hold special appeal.

Rousseau and l’Infâme

Religion, Toleration, and Fanaticism in the Age of
Edited by Ourida Mostefai and John T. Scott

(Faux Titre 326)

Ecrasez l’infâme! Voltaire’s rallying cry against fanaticism resonates with new force
today. Nothing suggests the complex legacy of the Enlightenment more than the struggle of
Amsterdam/New York, NY superstition, prejudice, and intolerance advocated by most of the Enlightenment philosophers,
2009 regardless of their ideological differences. The aim of this book is to undertake a
308 pp. reconsideration of the controversies surrounding the questions of religion, toleration, and
ISBN: 978-90-420-2505-9 fanaticism in the eighteenth century through an examination of Rousseau’s dialogue with
Paper € 62,-/US$ 81,- Voltaire. What come to light from this confrontation are two leading and at times competing
world views and conceptions of the place of the engaged writer in society.


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La clef des Illuminations

Paul Claes

(Faux Titre 323)

Cette étude propose une interprétation inédite ainsi qu’un commentaire détaillé des
Illuminations, texte qui défie depuis plus d’un siècle l’ingéniosité des spécialistes de
Rimbaud. À l’encontre du parti pris des exégètes actuels qui préconisent une approche
fragmentaire ou polyphonique, cette nouvelle lecture soutient que l’hermétisme rimbaldien se
prête à une lecture systématique et univoque.
L’obscurité du recueil résulte d’un codage à la fois textuel et intertextuel. Les transformations
Amsterdam/New York, NY textuelles se modèlent sur les tropes de la rhétorique classique (métaphores, métonymies,
2008 périphrases). Le décryptage des énigmes réservera bien des surprises aux lecteurs, en révélant, par
359 pp. exemple, que les « chalets de cristal et de bois qui se meuvent sur des rails et des poulies
ISBN: 978-90-420-2501-1
invisibles » ne sont autres que des nuages bicolores mus par le vent.
Paper € 72,-/US$ 94,-
Loin d’être un jeu d’association surréaliste, l’hermétisme des Illuminations ne dérive pas
du rejet mais du recyclage de la tradition littéraire. Aussi le commentaire signale-t-il toutes les
formes d’intertextualité exploitées par le poète : lieux communs, citations, allusions et pastiches.
Cette étude qui n’esquive aucune difficulté du texte ne s’adresse pas seulement aux connaisseurs,
mais saura captiver aussi les nombreux admirateurs d’une œuvre dont le poète n’est désormais
plus le seul à avoir la clef.

Genèses flaubertiennes

Éric Le Calvez

(Faux Titre 328)

Genèses flaubertiennes emprunte la voie déjà tracée par Flaubert topographe

(1997) et La Production du descriptif (2002) d’Éric Le Calvez et aborde la genèse de
l’œuvre de Flaubert avec des questions qui relèvent de la théorie de la production textuelle. Le
premier axe choisi examine des fragments d’avant-textes à partir d’une question théorique
précise (relation description-récit, réécriture intertextuelle et construction d’un portrait), aussi
est-il microgénétique. Le second axe, qui se situe entre une micro et une
Amsterdam/New York, NY macrogénétique, élargit la perspective à un ensemble de contextes en fonction de
2009 différents points de vue : genèse ambiguë d’un motif récurrent ou d’un objet récurrent dans
314 pp. tout le récit d’un roman, voire problématique de l’autotextualité. En théorie, une approche
ISBN: 978-90-420-2530-1 macrogénétique serait davantage à même de respecter le travail de l’écrivain ; c’est aussi
Paper € 63,-/US$ 82,- l’approche qui conviendrait le mieux a priori au questionnement narratologique. En
pratique, la tâche est quasi impossible, car étudier la genèse de l’ensemble d’une scène
nécessiterait des analyses qui se prolongeraient indéfiniment. Aussi les chapitres qui illustrent le
troisième et dernier axe, macrogénétique pour sa part, rendent-ils compte de la
formation de plusieurs scènes en se concentrant chaque fois sur des problèmes spécifiques,
souvent de l’ordre d’une stylistique des brouillons.


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Madame Bovary at the Movies
Adaptation, Ideology, Context
Mary Donaldson-Evans

(Faux Titre 325)

Some eighteen film directors from France to the United States, Germany to India, have applied
themselves to the task of adapting Madame Bovary to the screen. Why has Flaubert’s
1857 classic novel been so popular with filmmakers? What challenges have they had to meet?
What ideologies do their adaptations serve? Madame Bovary at the Movies seeks to
Amsterdam/New York, NY answer these questions, avoiding value judgments based on the notion of fidelity to the novel.
2009 In-depth analyses are reserved for the studio films of Renoir, Minnelli and Chabrol and the
218 pp. small-screen adaptation of Fywell. As the first book-length examination of the Madame Bovary
ISBN: 978-90-420-2504-2 adaptations, this volume, in addition to its pedagogical applications, will be a useful reference
Paper € 44,-/US$ 57,- for scholars of literature and film and for those interested in the burgeoning field of adaptation

Proust dans la littérature contemporaine

Edité par Sjef Houppermans, Nell de Hullu-van Doeselaar, Manet van

Montfrans, Annelies Schulte Nordholt et Sabine van Wesemael

(Marcel Proust Aujourd’hui 6)

“Proust tel qu’il a été relu et retravaillé par un certain nombre d’auteurs contemporains
représentatifs de la littérature actuelle : Julien Gracq ; Claude Simon ; Nathalie Sarraute ;
Renaud Camus ; Gérard Wacjman ; Marguerite Yourcenar ; Jacques Roubaud ; Roland
Barthes ; Anne-Marie Garat ; Jean Rouaud.`
Amsterdam/New York, NY
274 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2468-7
Paper € 55,-/US$ 72,-
ISBN: 978-90-420-2509-7
Textbook € 25,-/US$ 33,-
Minimum order 10 copies


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Frédéric Beigbeder et ses doubles

Etudes réunies par Alain-Philippe Durand

(CRIN : Cahiers de recherche des instituts néerlandais de langue et de littérature française 51)

Encore plus peut-être qu’un Michel Houellebecq (que l’on voit rarement à la télévision),
Frédéric Beigbeder est le symbole d’une nouvelle génération de romanciers qui agace
l’intelligentsia. Ainsi, la constatation initiale qui se trouve à l’origine de ce volume est qu’à cause
de sa personnalité et de ses activités multiples, Beigbeder existe uniquement pour ses
innombrables fidèles à travers le monde qui se satisfont de la lecture de ses romans. Pour les
autres dans leur grande majorité - les critiques, les universitaires, les intellectuels – il ne mérite
Amsterdam/New York, NY aucune attention sérieuse, ses œuvres n’existent pas. Or, en ce qui nous concerne, l’équation
2008 n’est pas si simple. D’où les pages qui suivent. Ce premier volume entièrement consacré à
208 pp. Beigebder réunit donc des romanciers, des journalistes et des universitaires des deux côtés de
ISBN: 978-90-420-2472-4 l’Atlantique. Il contient également un entretien et une correspondance inédits de Beigbeder.
Paper € 42,-/US$ 55,- Avec un entretien et une correspondance inédits de l’écrivain.

Témoignages de l’après-Auschwitz dans la littérature

juive-française d’aujourd’hui
Enfants de survivants et survivants-enfants
Annelise Schulte Nordholt (éd.)

(Faux Titre 327)

Raczymow, Wajsbrot, Lecadet, Wajcman, Orner, Aaron, Cormann, Modiano… Oler, Cohen,
Perec, Federman, Kofman, Burko-Falcman, Meschonnic, Vargaftig, Goscinny… Qu’ont en
Amsterdam/New York, NY commun ces deux ensembles d’auteurs juifs-français, qui diffèrent tant par le genre et le style de
2008 leurs œuvres ? Les premiers, nés après la Libération, enfants ou petits-enfants des survivants de la
269 pp. Shoah, n’étaient pas là, c’est pourquoi ils ne peuvent témoigner de ce qui pourtant a déterminé
ISBN: 978-90-420-2512-7 tout leur être. Les seconds, nés peu avant ou pendant l’Occupation, appartiennent à la
Paper € 54,-/US$ 70,- minorité d’enfants qui survécurent miraculeusement aux persécutions, cachés dans des
institutions ou chez des familles. Etaient-ils là, eux qui étaient généralement trop jeunes pour
vivre consciemment ce qui leur arrivait ? Enfants de survivants ou survivants-enfants, leur
expérience commune serait alors d’appartenir à l’après, de témoigner de l’après-Auschwitz, de la
difficile transmission et élaboration de la Shoah, dans l’univers d’aujourd’hui. « Témoins
absents » ou par procuration, ces auteurs sont à la fois le témoin de leurs aînés et, de plus en
plus, témoins d’eux-mêmes, de leur propre expérience de l’après. Par des textes inédits des
auteurs en question, des essais théoriques et des études critiques, le présent recueil espère mieux
faire connaître la vaste et riche panoplie de leurs œuvres.


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Veiled Encounters
Representing the Orient in 17th-Century French Travel
Michael Harrigan

(Faux Titre 321)

Travel narratives were the principal source of knowledge about the lands of the Near East and
the Indian Ocean Basin in 17th-century France. Claiming the authority of first-hand
Amsterdam/New York, NY observation, they paradoxically rely for their legitimization on the tropes of an established
2008 literary tradition. The status of these texts remained ambiguous, not least because of their
299 pp. anecdotal depictions of great riches, brutality or sexual promise. Drawing on the insights of
ISBN: 978-90-420-2476-2 post-colonial scholarship, this study tackles a question given scant attention in previous work
Paper € 60,-/US$ 78,- and suggests that beyond the hazy representation of the Orient, an opposition emerges between
the threatening Near East and the indolent East Indies. Distinguishing recognizable
representations from those generated by new encounters, this book questions the feasibility of
cultural representation through travel, exploring a large corpus of original sources written by
French ecclesiastics, gentlemen-travellers, ambassadors and adventurers. Linguistic, religious,
cultural or geographical barriers meant most travellers remained distanced from the peoples
about whom they would simultaneously become authoritative. The encounter was further
transformed in narratives that were intended to entertain and to satisfy the criterion of
curiosité. The ‘Oriental’ that emerges is a supremely variable entity, alternately naked or
veiled, barbaric or civilized, menacing or attractive.

Neulektüren – New Readings

Festschrift für Gerd Labroisse zum 80. Geburtstag
Herausgegeben von Norbert Otto Eke und Gerhard P. Knapp

(Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 67)

Die Einsicht in die Polyvalenz poetischer Texte zähmt die noch jeder Form diskursiver Analyse
von Kunstwerken eigene Tendenz, Sinn und Bedeutung festzuschreiben. Im Spannungsfeld
zwischen der anarchischen “Lust am Text“ (Roland Barthes) und der “Wut des Verstehens“
(Jochen Hörisch) behaupten sich die ‘Lektüren’, die als Verstehensangebote der Vieldeutigkeit
Amsterdam/New York, NY literarischer Werke durch Analysen von Form und Inhalt zur Sichtbarkeit verhelfen wollen, ohne
2009 ihnen den Atem abzuschnüren. Ihr Ziel ist es nicht, das “Rätsel“ (Adorno) literarischer
392 pp. Kunstwerke zu lösen, sondern es als “Rätsel“ in seinen vielfältigen Bedeutungsdimensionen
ISBN: 978-90-420-2524-0 erfahrbar zu machen. Von hier aus versammelt der vorliegende Band ’neue’ Lektüren als
Bound € 80,-/US$ 104,- Angebot zum Gespräch und Herausforderung, Texte als Mittel intensiver Blicköffnungen zu
begreifen, was nichts anderes heißt als: immer wieder aufs Neue zu lesen.
Der Band enthält Studien zu Medea-Bildern (Anna Chiarloni), Marie von Ebner-Eschenbachs
Das Schädliche (Erika Tunner), der Figur des Juden in romantischen Märchen (Martha
B. Helfer), der Reitergeschichte Hugo von Hofmannsthals (Heinz-Peter Preußer), der
frühen Romantikerinnenrezeption (Anke Gilleir), Franz Kafkas Das Urteil (Gerhard P.
Knapp), Robert Walsers Tobold II (Jaak De Vos), Lion Feuchtwangers Moskau
1937 (Anne Hartmann), der Exilerfahrung im Werk Franz Werfels (Hans Wagener), Erich
Frieds Nachdichtung von Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood (Jörg Thunecke), der
Raumkonzeption in Erzähltexten Volker Brauns (Hans-Christian Stillmark), Eli Amirs Roman


Newsletter 2009-1.indd 27 04-05-2009 13:57:11

Nuri (Heidy Margrit Müller), Christa Wolfs Sommerstück (Roswitha Skare),
Urs Widmers Der blaue Siphon (Henk Harbers), Christoph Marthalers Stunde
Null (Christopher B. Balme), der Lyrik Heinz Czechowskis (Anthonya Visser),
Erzähltexten von Judith Hermann und Susanne Fischer (Monika Shafi), Werner Fritschs
Grabungen (Norbert Otto Eke) und zum Wissen um den Autor bei Neulektüren (Elrud Ibsch).

Exiles Traveling
Exploring Displacement, Crossing Boundaries in German
Exile Arts and Writings 1933-1945
Edited by Johannes F. Evelein

(Amsterdamer Beiträge zur neueren Germanistik 68)

This volume presents for the first time a study of the interface between exile and travel within
the context of exile from Nazi Germany. The nineteen essays share the overarching aim to
Amsterdam/New York, NY compare the tropes of travel and exile as generators of a critical discourse and as central
2009 categories within German exile, in particular literature, music and film. The essays are guided
391 pp. by powerful questions: How does travel compare to exile, and how much overlap is there
ISBN: 978-90-420-2540-0 between these two categories? How do exiles travel, as practitioners of displacement? Or rather,
Bound € 78,-/US$ 101,- to what extent does the concept of travel apply to the exilic predicament? Do the terms “exile”
and “travel” still have validity in our postmodern era of cosmopolitanism, ever increasing
mobility, the embrace of otherness, and tourism? How does exile literature in which travel is
thematized compare to the tradition(s) of travel writing? And how are the critical moments of
leavetaking, re-membering home, and return imagined and narrated? The essays feature
numerous German and Austrian authors, musicians, and filmmakers and lend fresh insights into
German Exile and the field of Exile Studies at large.

The House in Russian Literature

A Mythopoetic Exploration
Joost van Baak

(Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 53)

The domestic theme has a tremendous anthropological, literary and cultural significance. The
purpose of this book is to analyse and interpret the most important realisations and tendencies
of this thematic complex in the history of Russian literature. It is the first systematic
book-length exploration of the meaning and development of the House theme in Russian
Amsterdam/New York, NY literature of the past 200 years. It studies the ideological, psychological and moral meanings
2009 which Russian cultural and literary tradition have invested in the house or projected on it in
525 pp. literary texts. Central to this study’s approach is the concept of the House Myth, consisting of a
ISBN: 978-90-420-2549-3 set of basic fabular elements and a set of general types of House images. This House Myth
Bound € 102,-/US$ 133,- provides the general point of reference from which the literary works were analyzed and
compared. With the help of this analytical procedure characteristics of individual authors could
be described as well as recurrent patterns and features discerned in the way Russian literature
dealt with the House and its thematics, thus reflecting characteristics of Russian literary world
pictures, Russian mentalities and Russian attitudes towards life. This book is of interest for
students of Russian literature as well as for those interested in the House as a cultural and
literary topic, in the semiotics of literature, and in relations between culture, anthropology and

Newsletter 2009-1.indd 28 04-05-2009 13:57:12

What the God-seekers found in Nietzsche
The Reception of Nietzsche’s Übermensch by the
Philosophers of the Russian Religious Renaissance
Nel Grillaert

(Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 50)

At the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century, a large and varied
group of the Russian intelligentsia became fascinated by Friedrich Nietzsche, whose provocative
Amsterdam/New York, NY ideas inspired many of them to overcome obsolete traditions and to create new values.
2008 Paradoxically, the German philosopher, who vigorously challenged the established Christian
X, 282 pp. worldview, invigorated the rich ferment of religious philosophy in the Russian Silver Age: his
ISBN: 978-90-420-2480-9 ideas served as a fruitful source of inspiration for the philosophers of the Russian religious
Paper € 60,-/US$ 78,- renaissance, the so-called God-seekers, in their quest for a new religious consciousness.
Especially Nietzsche’s anthropology of the Übermensch was instrumental in their
reformulation of Christianity. This book explores how three pivotal figures in the Russian
religious reception of Nietzsche, i.e. Vladimir Solov’ëv, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii and Nikolai
Berdiaev, engaged in a vacillating yet highly prolific debate with Nietzsche and how each of
them appropriated his anthropology of the Übermensch in their religious philosophy. In
order to explain Merezhkovskii’s and Berdiaev’s assessment of Nietzsche, the author highlights
the significance of Dostoevskii: only by reading Nietzsche through the prism of Dostoevskii
could both God-seekers pin down the religious ramifications of Nietzsche’s thought.
This book will be of interest to anyone fascinated by Nietzsche, Dostoevskii, Russian religious
philosophy, Russian history of ideas and reception studies.

Dutch Contributions to the Fourteenth

International Congress of Slavists
Ohrid, September 10-16, 2008. Literature
Edited by Sander Brouwer

(Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 51)

In this volume of SSLP the contributions of Dutch scholars working in the field of Slavic
literature and culture to the 14th International Congress of Slavists (Ohrid, Macedonia,
Amsterdam/New York, NY September 10–16, 2008) are brought together. All of them except one (on the Polish poet
2008 Cyprian Norwid’s story Stigma), deal with Russian literature from the end of the 18th
IV, 260 pp. century up to recent years. A variety of topics is treated, such as the feminization of Russian
ISBN: 978-90-420-2487-8 literature, the reflection of poetry in prose, anthropological and religious dimensions of
Paper € 53,-/US$ 69,- literature, the specifics of theme and of plot, Russian modernism and postmodernism, and the
status of language, from different methodological angles: gender studies, structural analysis,
philosophical-contextual, postcolonial. Works of such Russian authors as Ippolit Bogdanovich,
Ivan Turgenev, Pavel Mel’nikov-Pecherskii, Ignatii Potapenko, Iurii Trifonov, Timur Kibirov
and Viktor Pelevin are discussed in detail. This volume is of interest for a scholarly audience
interested in Russian literature of the last 250 years.


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Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response in
Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

Janet G. Tucker

(Studies in Slavic Literature and Poetics 52)

Profane Challenge and Orthodox Response in Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment

presents for the first time an examination of this great novel as a work aimed at winning back
“target readers”, young contemporary radicals, from Utilitarianism, nihilism, and Utopian
Socialism. Dostoevsky framed the battle in the context of the Orthodox Church and oral
Amsterdam/New York, NY tradition versus the West. He relied on knowledge of the Gospels as text received orally,
2008 forcing readers to react emotionally, not rationally, and thus undermining the very basis of his
IV, 285 pp. opponents’ arguments. Dostoevsky saves Raskol’nikov, underscoring the inadequacy of rational
ISBN: 978-90-420-2494-6 thought and reminding his readers of a heritage discarded at their peril. This volume should be
Paper € 58,-/US$ 75,- of special interest to secondary and university students, as well as to readers interested in
literature, particularly, in Russian literature, and Dostoevsky.

Pesquisas en la obra tardía de Juan Goytisolo

Bajo la dirección de Brigitte Adriaensen y Marco Kunz

(Foro Hispánico 33)

La narrativa y la ensayística de Juan Goytisolo ha despertado un interés extraordinario en la

crítica. En cuanto a sus novelas, se constata por lo general que la llamada obra de ruptura (la
trilogía reeditada recientemente bajo el título Tríptico del mal (2004)) sigue siendo más
estudiada frente a las novelas tardías del autor. Los editores de este volumen creen firmemente
que también la obra tardía de Goytisolo merece un estudio detenido, a pesar de las
afirmaciones a menudo gratuitas con las que algunos críticos intentan desprestigiarla. Para
Amsterdam/New York, NY remediar este vacío, el presente volumen publica artículos dedicados exclusivamente a la obra
2009 tardía de Juan Goytisolo, es decir, a sus novelas a partir de 1993 — La saga de los Marx
317 pp. (1993), El sitio de los sitios (1995), Las semanas del jardín (1997),
ISBN: 978-90-420-2547-9 Carajicomedia (2000), y Telón de boca (2003) y a sus ensayos tardíos.
Paper € 64,-/US$ 83,-


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Miradas sobre pasado y presente en el cine español

Bajo la dirección de Pietsie Feenstra y Hub. Hermans

(Foro Hispánico 32)

El cine español contemporáneo (1990-2005) dedica mucha atención a la rememoración del

pasado (Segunda República, la Guerra Civil, el período franquista,…) y la realidad social (el
paro, la violencia doméstica, inmigración, eutanasia,…). Directores renombrados como Pedro
Almodóvar, Alejandro Amenábar, Fernando León de Aranoa, Icíar Bollaín, o Isabel Coixet,
Amsterdam/New York, NY muestran este interés dentro de sus miradas cinematográficas. La gran popularidad de este cine
2008 ha estimulado su migración en pantallas ajenas y dentro de contextos universitarios nacionales e
295 pp. internacionales. Este libro reúne unos veinte artículos, de investigadores americanos y europeos,
ISBN: 978-90-420-2473-1 que ilustran las múltiples tradiciones culturales en vigor dentro de los estudios cinematográficos,
Paper € 60,-/US$ 78,- y que enfocan al mismo tiempo el tema central del libro: ¿Cómo se puede leer, la mirada de los
autores españoles, sobre el pasado y el presente, dentro del contexto de su cine nacional?

Roles de género y cambio social en la Literatura

española del siglo XX

Bajo la dirreccón de Pilar Nieva-de la Paz.

(Foro Hispánico 34)

La enorme relevancia que tiene actualmente en nuestras sociedades el avance de la igualdad de

género explica el creciente interés por indagar en los procesos históricos y culturales que dan
cuenta de cómo ha transcurrido el largo y costoso avance de las mujeres en su camino hacia la
emancipación real. Los ensayos recopilados en este volumen muestrán cómo la literatura y el
Amsterdam/New York, NY teatro manifiestan la relevancia de los roles de género en la configuración de la sociedad española
2009 a lo largo del siglo XX. El análisis de los cambios y permanencias en la definición de la
315 pp. identidad femenina resulta piedra de toque fundamental en unos estudios firmados por
ISBN: 978-90-420-2559-2 reconocidos especialistas en el ámbito del Hispanismo y los Estudios de Género. Se abordan en
Paper € 63,-/US$ 82,- ellos cuestiones fundamentales como el acceso a nuevas profesiones; las relaciones de pareja; la
particular vivencia de la soledad de las españolas contemporáneas; la maternidad y la sexualidad;
la recreación artística de modelos femeninos positivos y negativos en la literatura, el teatro y el
cine; el referente autobiográfico y su relación con la evolución literaria de las escritoras; su
inserción en la sociedad literaria española en diferentes períodos, así como los cruces e
inversiones en la definición de los géneros que algunos autores y textos reflejan. Una y otra vez
se hace patente en estos ensayos las múltiples manifestaciones de la desigualdad en la situación
social de mujeres y hombres en España a lo largo de la pasada centuria, mientras paralelamente
plantean la necesidad de promover un pensamiento y realidad más igualitarios.


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Las formas del vacío
La escritura del duelo en la poesía de Juan Gelman
Geneviève Fabry

(Texto y Teoría: Teoría Literaria 34)

De libro en libro, a lo largo de una producción poética de medio siglo, el poeta argentino Juan
Gelman (1930-), ganador del Premio Cervantes 2007 y uno de los mayores poetas
hispanoamericanos vivos, explora nuevas vías formales para dar cuenta de su experiencia personal
e histórica, de su recreación incesante de la tradición literaria y cultural. Más
Amsterdam/New York, NY fundamentalmente aún, su poesía « desueña lo perdido y la muerte/canta en los alrededores del
2008 amor » (Incompletamente). Pero ¿de qué pérdida se hace eco el poema? ¿Puede el poema
329 pp. mismo convertirse en un espacio de acogida de « aquello amado ido » (ibid.)? Este
ISBN: 978-90-420-2474-8 libro enfrenta estas preguntas y otras más a lo largo de una lectura crítica de la extensa obra
Paper € 66,-/US$ 86,- poética del autor argentino. El análisis de más de veinte poemarios se enfoca desde la
problemática central del duelo, en su doble acepción de lucha y luto. Más allá de las trágicas
peripecias vitales del propio Gelman, este ensayo pone al descubierto una poética presente desde
Violín y otras cuestiones (1956) hasta, por lo menos, País que fue será (2004), y
que hace de la conciencia vital de la muerte el núcleo de la escritura.

Esas niñas cuando crecen, ¿dónde van a parar?

Zulema Moret

(Texto y Teoría: Estudios Culturales 35)

La novela de formación o Bildungsroman ha encontrado diversas modalidades en el

entramado de la narrativa latinoamericana escrita por mujeres, expresando su diferencia tanto a
nivel de temáticas como de estrategias constructivas. Este libro deconstruye dichas modalidades,
prestando especial atención a la construcción de sus heroínas en su lucha por hallar un lugar en
la sociedad a la pertenecen, considerando diversos posicionamientos en este enfrentamiento
entre sujeto y entorno, como parte constitutiva y fundamental de esta forma literaria. De este
Amsterdam/New York, NY modo, el planteamiento llevado a cabo a lo largo de estas páginas permitirá el análisis del
2008 constructo denominado ‘mujer’ y sus representaciones; la incidencia del medio sociopolítico en
XI, 210 pp. su proceso de crecimiento, la interacción permanente entre la memoria individual y la colectiva,
ISBN: 978-90-420-2488-5 las renovadas posiciones en el orden de una poética en el seno de la tan mentada
Paper € 44,-/US$ 57,- postmodernidad y las variables de raza y clase social, que junto a la condición genérica crean
zonas de intersección discursiva y dejan su impronta estética en el contexto latinoamericano.
Para ello recorre con enfoque interdisciplinario narraciones de Laura Antillano, Lucía Guerra,
Albalucía Angel, Rosario Ferré, Iris Zavala, Griselda Gambaro, Susana Silvestre, Beatriz Guido,
Luz Argentina Chirimoga, Ana María del Río, Marta Traba y Elena Poniatowska, en un
intento de crear una suerte de mapa del imaginario femenino latinoamericano, en su
confrontación con los movimientos sociales durante los importantes acontecimientos ocurridos
en las últimas décadas del siglo XX.


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The Tapestry of Health, Illness and Disease

Edited by Vera Kalitzkus and Peter L. Twohig

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 55)

Human suffering and illness as well as health and healing are topics of ongoing actuality. In a
world of growing complexity and interrelatedness a broader perspective on these topics is
needed. The global conference project on “Making Sense of: Health, Illness and Disease” is a
forum for scholars from various countries who are interested in deepening the interdisciplinary
discourse on the subject. This book is the outcome of the 5th conference held at Mansfield
College, Oxford, in July 2006. It combines essays that transgress traditional disciplinary
Amsterdam/New York, NY boundaries in the field of health care delivery and medicine. It thus will be of interest to
2009 students in the medical humanities, researchers as well as health care providers who wish to gain
VII, 191 pp. insight into the various perspectives through which health, illness and disease can be
ISBN: 978-90-420-2515-8 understood.
Paper € 40,-/US$ 52,-

‘The Cruel Madness of Love’

Sex, Syphilis and Psychiatry in Scotland, 1880-1930
Gayle Davis

(Clio Medica/The Wellcome Series in the History of Medicine 85)

Against a backdrop of contemporary social and sexual concerns, and potent fears surrounding
the moral and physical ‘degeneration’ of late nineteenth and early twentieth-century society,
‘The Cruel Madness of Love’ explores a critical period in the developing relationship
between syphilis and insanity.
Amsterdam/New York, NY General paralysis of the insane (GPI), the most commonly diagnosed of the neurosyphilitic
2008 disorders, has been devastating both in terms of its severity and incidence. Using the rich
V, 285 pp. laboratory and asylum records of lowland Scotland as a case study, Gayle Davis examines the
ISBN: 978-90-420-2463-2 evolution of GPI as a disease category from a variety of perspectives: social, medical, and
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Through exploring case notes and the impact of new diagnostic techniques and therapies, such
as the Wassermann Test and Malarial Therapy, the reader gains a unique insight into both
patients and practitioners. Significant insights are gained into the socio–sexual background and
medical experience of patients, as well as the clinical ideas and judgmental behaviour of the
practitioners confronting this disease.
‘The Cruel Madness of Love’ will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore the
historical relationship between sexuality, morality and disease.


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Stressing the past
Papers on Baltic and Slavic accentology
Edited by Thomas Olander and Jenny Helena Larsson

(Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 35)

From a synchronic point of view, the various accentuation systems found in the Baltic and
Slavic languages differ considerably from each other. We find languages with free accent and
languages with fixed accent, languages with and without syllabic tones, and languages with and
without a distinction between short and long vowels. Yet despite the apparent diversity in the
Amsterdam/New York, NY attested Baltic and Slavic languages, the sources from which these languages have developed –
2009 the reconstructed languages referred to as Proto-Baltic and Proto-Slavic respectively – seem to
VII, 192 pp. have had very similar accentuation systems.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2555-4 The prehistory and development of the Baltic and Slavic accentuation systems is the main topic
Bound € 40,-/US$ 52,- of this book, which contains sixteen articles on Baltic and Slavic accentology written by some
of the world’s leading specialists in this field.

Evidence and Counter-Evidence

Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt
Volume 1: Balto-Slavic and Indo-European Linguistics
Edited by Alexander Lubotsky, Jos Schaeken and Jeroen Wiedenhof. With the
assistance of Rick Derksen and Sjoerd Siebinga

(Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 32)

Amsterdam/New York, Ny The editors: Preface
List of Publications by Frederik Kortlandt
Ix, 616 Pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2470-0
Contributions by
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Adriana Pols, Arend Quak, Jos Schaeken, Rüdiger Schmitt, Patrick Sims-Williams, Han Steenwijk,
Michiel De Vaan, William R. Veder, Theo Vennemann gen. Nierfeld, Willem Vermeer, Jos J.S.


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Evidence and Counter-Evidence
Essays in Honour of Frederik Kortlandt
Volume 2: General Linguistics
Edited by Alexander Lubotsky, Jos Schaeken and Jeroen Wiedenhof. With the
assistance of Rick Derksen and Sjoerd Siebinga

(Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics 33)

Amsterdam/New York, Ny
The editors: Preface
List of Publications By Frederik Kortlandt
Vi, 428 Pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2471-7
Bound € 85,-/US$ 111,- Contributions by
Willem Adelaar, Elisabeth de Boer, V.A. Chirikba, Katia Chirkova, Karen Steffen Chung, George
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ISBN: 978-90-420-2469-4 Kossmann, Riikka Länsisalmi, Elena Maslova, Roy Andrew Miller, Marc Hideo Miyake, Maarten
Mous, Irina Nikolaeva, Martine Robbeets, Elena Skribnik, Harry Stroomer, Arie Verhagen, Jeroen

Modals and Quasi-modals in English

Peter Collins

(Language and Computers - Studies in Practical Linguistics 67)

Modals and Quasi-modals in English reports the findings of a corpus-based study of the
modals and a set of semantically-related ‘quasi-modals’ in English. The study is the largest and
most comprehensive to date in this area, and is informed by recent developments in the study
of modality, including grammaticalization and recent diachronic change. The selection of the
parallel corpora used, representing British, American and Australian English, was designed to
facilitate the exploration of both regional and stylistic variation.
Amsterdam/New York, NY
IX, 193 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2532-5
Bound € 41,-/US$ 53,-


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Perspektiven der Philosophie
Neues Jahrbuch Band 34 – 2008
Herausgegeben von Georges Goedert und Martina Scherbel

In memoriam
Leonhard G. RICHTER: Traueransprache für Wiebke Schrader. Freitag, 14. Dezember 2007
Martina SCHERBEL: Der Mensch in seiner Mitte. Zum philosophischen Werk Wiebke Schraders
Metapher und Wahrheit
Georges GOEDERT: Das Tragische als lebensbejahende Metapher – Zu Nietzsches metaphysischer
Amsterdam/New York, NY Ästhetik der Geburt der Tragödie
2008 Christian FERNANDES: Vergeltung als Metapher für Irrtum und Wahrheit im Buch Ijob
387 pp. Edgar FRÜCHTEL: Nichts als die nackte Wahrheit? Überlegungen zu einer Metaphorologie des
ISBN: 978-90-420-2511-0 Unbegrifflichen
Paper € 75,-/US$ 98,- Kurt MAGER: Kunst, Dichtung, Schönheit. Zur Ästhetik der Geschichtsschreibung
Kant – Aneignung und Kritik
Harald SEUBERT: Der ‚sensus communis‘ in Kants Theorie der Urteilskraft. Zu einem Problem am
Rande der Kantischen Kritik und seinen Implikationen
Andree HAHMANN: „Das Innere und das Äußere“: Kant als kritischer Erbe der dogmatischen
Jürgen-Eckardt PLEINES: Die Dike ist die Tochter der Aidos. Scham als ethischer Grundbegriff
Metaphysik im Gegenlicht
Artur R. BOELDERL: „… das meiste nämlich / vermag die Geburt“. Über die Räumlichkeit des
Daseins oder: Phänomenologie als Natologie
Christian GRAF: Sein, Erscheinung und Existenz. Ontologiekritik als Problem bei Martin
Heidegger, Emmanuel Levinas und Heinrich Barth
Paul JANSSEN: Das menschliche Un-Tier zwischen Wissen und Sinn
Wiebke SCHRADER: Philosophische Publikationen

Learned Ignorance in the Medicine Bow Mountains

A Reflection on Intellectual Prejudice
Craig Clifford

(Value Inquiry Book Series 199)

This book is an apologia for the rooted intellectual against the disdainful condescension
of the cosmopolitan intellectual—an apology in the Socratic sense of the word. It reflects the
author’s Texas rootedness unapologetically and offers a polemical but thoughtful indictment of
the intellectual prejudice against rootedness; but it is ultimately about the universal human
Amsterdam/New York, NY struggle with origins.
XVII, 187 pp. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2498-4
Paper € 20,-/US$ 26,-


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Global Community
Global Security
Edited by Randall E. Osborne and Paul Kriese

(Value Inquiry Book Series 198)

Global security cannot be achieved until people view the world as a global community. Until
such time, differences will continue to be perceived as threatening. These perceived “threats”
are the primary threat to global security. This volume proposes methods for minimizing the “us
versus them” mentality so that we can build a sense of global community.
Amsterdam/New York, NY
XVI, 342 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2492-2
Bound € 72,-/US$ 94,-
ISBN: 978-90-420-2508-0
Textbook € 30,-/US$ 39,-
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Die dreifache Vollendung des Deutschen Idealismus

Schelling, Hegel und Fichtes ungeschriebene Lehre
Wolfgang Janke

(Fichte-Studien-Supplementa 22)

Die vorgelegte Summe des Hochidealismus ersetzt – der neuen Forschungs- und Quellenlage
entsprechend – die alte Konstruktion vom Dreischritt, der von Fichtes Jenaer
Wissenschaftslehre ausgeht, in die Naturphilosophie Schellings übergeht und in Hegels System
vollendet aufgeht, durch die Gegenthese: Der Deutsche Idealismus ist die Begründung der
Amsterdam/New York, NY Vernunftwissenschaft im Widerstreit von drei Vollendungsansprüchen, erhoben im
2009 Identitätssystem und der positiven Philosophie Schellings, in Hegels Onto-Theo-Logik und der
X, 374 pp. ungeschriebenen Lehre Fichtes, d. i. den mündlichen Vortragszyklen nach 1800. Die
ISBN: 978-90-420-2503-5 eingehende Ausarbeitung dieses dreiseitigen Widerstreites hebt einen Vorrang heraus. Fichtes
Bound € 77,-/US$ 100,- ungeschriebene Lehre ist die einzige der drei Vollendungsgestalten, die im Begreifen des
Wahrheits- und Systemgrundes, des Absoluten, transzendentale Besinnung in absoluter Reflexion
bewahrt und daher auch vorzüglich in der Lage ist, unser Zeitalter der Nichtbesinnung


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Knowledge and Questions

Edited by Franck Lihoreau

(Grazer Philosophische Studien - Internationale Zeitschrift für Analytische Philosophie 77)

This special volume of Grazer Philosophische Studien features twelve original essays on
the relationship between knowledge and questions, a topic of utmost importance to
epistemology, philosophical logic, and the philosophy of language. It raises a great deal of issues
in each of these fields and at their intersection, bearing, inter alia, on the theory of rational
deliberation and inquiry, pragmatism and virtue epistemology, the problems of scepticism and
epistemic justification, the theory of assertion, the possibility of deductive knowledge, the
Amsterdam/New York, NY semantics and pragmatics of knowledge ascriptions, the factivity of knowledge, the analysis of
2008 concealed questions and embedded interrogative clauses, propositional attitudes and
XXIV, 339 pp. two-dimensional semantics, contextualism and contrastivism, the distinction between
ISBN: 978-90-420-2475-5 knowledge-that and knowledge-how, the nature of philosophical knowledge, and the problem
Paper € 73,-/US$ 95,- of epistemic value. Addressing these as well as many other importantly related issues, the papers
in the volume jointly contribute to giving an overview of the current state of the debates on the
topic, and a sense of the directions in which philosophical research on knowledge and
questions is currently heading.

Tradition vs. Traditionalism

Contemporary Perspectives in Jewish Thought
Avi Sagi
Translated from Hebrew by Batya Stein

(Value Inquiry Book Series 197)

This book is a first attempt to examine the thought of key contemporary Jewish thinkers on
the meaning of tradition in the context of two models. The classic model assumes that
tradition reflects lack of dynamism and reflectiveness, and the present’s unqualified submission
Amsterdam/New York, NY to the past. This view, however, is an image that the modernist ethos has ascribed to the
2008 tradition so as to remove it from modern existence. In the alternative model, a living tradition
IX, 219 pp. emerges as open and dynamic, developing through an ongoing dialogue between present and
ISBN: 978-90-420-2478-6 past.
Paper € 46,-/US$ 60,- The Jewish philosophers discussed in this work—Joseph B. Soloveitchik, Yeshayahu
Leibowitz, David Hartman, and Eliezer Goldman—ascribe compelling canonic status to the
tradition, and the analysis of their thought discloses the tension between these two models. The
book carefully traces the course they have plotted along the various interpretations of tradition
through their approach to Scripture and to Halakhah.


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Contemporary Pragmatism Volume 5, Number 1
June 2008

Edited by Mitchell Aboulafia and John R. Shook

Table of Contents
Catherine LEGG: Argument-Forms Which Turn Invalid Over Infinite Domains: Physicalism as
Joseph MARGOLIS: Wittgenstein’s Question and the Ubiquity of Cultural Space
Jay SCHULKIN: Cognitive Adaptation: Insights from a Pragmatist Perspective
Jay SCHULKIN: Cephalic Organization: Animacy and Agency
Amsterdam/New York, NY Lara M. TROUT: C. S. Peirce, Antonio Damasio, and Embodied Cognition: A Contemporary
Post-Darwinian Account of Feeling and Emotion in the ‘Cognition Series’
II, 172 pp.
Rita RISSER: Industry and Quiescence in the Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature
ISBN: 978-90-420-2485-4
Lenart SKOF: Pragmatism and Social Ethics: An Intercultural and Phenomenological Approach
Paper € 35,-/US$ 46,-
Andrew STABLES: Semiosis, Dewey and Difference: Implications for Pragmatic Philosophy of
Book Reviews

Contemporary Pragmatism Volume 5, Number 2

December 2008
Edited by Mitchell Aboulafia and John R. Shook
Table of Contents
Rosa Maria MAYORGA: Rethinking Democratic Ideals in Light of Charles Peirce
Lara M. TROUT: “Colorblindness” and Sincere Paper-Doubt: A Socio-political Application
of C. S. Peirce’s Critical Common-sensism
James R. WIBLE: The Economic Mind of Charles Sanders Peirce
James Ronald STANFIELD and Michael C. CARROLL: The Pragmatist Legacy in American
Amsterdam/New York, NY Institutionalism
2008 Mike O’CONNOR: The Limits of Liberalism: Pragmatism, Democracy and Capitalism
IV, 166 pp. Dwayne A. TUNSTALL: Cornel West, John Dewey, and the Tragicomic Undercurrents of
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Paper € 34,-/US$ 44,- Eric Thomas WEBER: Religion, Public Reason, and Humanism: Paul Kurtz on Fallibilism
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Jerome A. POPP: John Dewey’s Ethical Naturalism
Book Notes
David BOERSEMA: Pragmatism and Reference
Robert BRANDOM: Between Saying and Doing: Towards an Analytic Pragmatism
Larry A. HICKMAN: Pragmatism as Post-postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey
Mark JOHNSON: The Meaning of the Body: Aesthetics of Human Understanding

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Necessity and Truthful Fictions
Panenmentalist Observations
Amihud Gilead

(Value Inquiry Book Series 202)

This book discovers areas and themes, especially in philosophical psychology, for novel
observations and investigations, the diversity of which is systematically unified within the frame
of the author’s original metaphysics, panenmentalism. The book demonstrates how by means
of truthful fictions we may detect meaningful possibilities as well as their necessary relationships
Amsterdam/New York, NY that otherwise could not be discovered.
XIII, 326 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2541-7
Bound € 68,-/US$ 88,-

Heidegger and the Question of Psychology

Zollikon and Beyond
Mark Letteri

(Value Inquiry Book Series 200)

“Mark Letteri’s Heidegger and the Question of Psychology introduces psychologists and
psychotherapists to a number of key ideas proposed by Martin Heidegger—the most influential
and controversial philosopher of the 20th century. Letteri’s book is at once engaging and
informative. Its scope of argument provides readers with a clear and accessible grounding for
Amsterdam/New York, NY Heidegger’s concerns and their implications for the ways they might think about—and “do”
2009 —psychology. Revealing a depth of scholarly knowledge and acumen, Letteri challenges readers
XV, 109 pp. to consider Heidegger’s greatest challenge to psychology: to re-construe its dualist and reductive
ISBN: 978-90-420-2522-6 image of the human being. This is a book I unreservedly recommend to all professionals and
Paper € 25,-/US$ 33,- trainees who view psychology as something more than a technological tool.”
—Professor Ernesto Spinelli, PhD; Director, ES Associates

In Heidegger and the Question of Psychology: Zollikon and Beyond, Mark Letteri
acquaints a broad readership (such as psychotherapists and counselors, not just professional
philosophers) with Martin Heidegger’s connections to psychology and related concerns, and
offers specialists one of the few monographic treatments of the topic. He provides an accessible
and relatively non-technical treatment. Keenly aware of the standard difficulties with Heidegger
(whether real or perceived), Letteri endeavors to render the most relevant points in a clear and
succinct way. The book serves as a companion to Heidegger’s Zollikon Seminars and
Being and Time as it concerns psychological and associated matters.


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A New Kind of Containment
“The War on Terror,” Race, and Sexuality
Edited by Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo and Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

(Value Inquiry Book Series 201)

This book addresses “containment” as it relates to interlocking discourses around the “War on
Terror” as a global effort and its link to race and sexuality within the United States. The
project emerged from the recognition that the events of 11 September 2001, prompted new
efforts at containment with both domestic and international implications.
Amsterdam/New York, NY
XII, 205 pp.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2523-3
Paper € 44,-/US$ 57,-

Touching Surfaces
Photographic Aesthetics, Temporality, Aging
Anca Cristofovici

(Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 19)

Who isn’t seduced by the idea of an affinity between aging and aesthetics? Yet, when does
aging truly begin? What attributes does the aesthetic embrace? Looking into startling
photographic art of the past three decades, this book is prompted by such questions and turns
them into a meditation on how aesthetics mediates our relation to time.
Amsterdam/New York, NY The photographic approach of the corporeal is at the center of the book. Within a
2009 phenomenological framework, Cristofovici brings into focus the physical and the psychic body
XV, 213 pp. to read aging as a process of change and becoming over time. Her understanding of aging sees
ISBN: 978-90-420-2513-4 beyond difference into larger patterns of perceptions that we share.
Paper € 46,-/US$ 60,-
Offering valuable insights into aging as a process of subject construction, this book will be of
interest to students and scholars of visual culture, photography, art history, age studies, and
theories of knowledge. This cross-disciplinary study that puts theory to the test of life’s and art’s
paradoxes in an evocative style will also appeal to a wider readership interested in how
photography and aging illuminate each other.


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Hyper-Narrative Interactive Cinema
Problems and Solutions
Nitzan Ben Shaul

(Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 18)

Hyper narrative interactive cinema refers to the possibility for users or “interactors” to shift at
different points in an evolving film narrative to other film narrative trajectories. Such works
have resulted so far in interactor distraction rather than sustained engagement. Contrary to
post-modern textual and cognitive presumptions, film immersion and computer game theories,
Amsterdam/New York, NY this study uses dual coding theory, cognitive load theory, and constructivist narrative film theory
2008 to claim that interactive hyper-narrative distraction results from cognitive and behavioral
95 pp. multi-tasking, which lead to split attention problems that cannot be cognitively handled. Focus
ISBN: 978-90-420-2461-8 is upon split attention resulting from the non-critical use of de-centered and non-cohering
Paper € 20,-/US$ 26,- hyper-narrative and audio-visual formations, and from interaction. For hyper-narrative
interactive cinema to sustain deep engagement, multi-tasking split attention problems inhering
in such computer-based works have to be managed, and – most importantly - made to enhance
rather than reduce engagement. This book outlines some viable solutions to construct deep
cognitive-emotional engagement of interactors with hyper-narrative interactive cinema

Negotiating Sexual Idioms

Image, Text, Performance
Edited by Marie-Luise Kohlke and Luisa Orza

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 53)

Negotiating Sexual Idioms: Image, Text, Performance affords new theoretical

approaches and insights into the complexity of sexual discourse pervading contemporary
cultures, exploring sexuality’s role in dominant conceptualisations of self and society, in patterns
of political belonging and exclusion, and in societal transformations. Opening with a
Amsterdam/New York, NY substantial critical introduction, this collection of twelve essays and creative pieces contributes
2008 to significant current debates regarding sexual rights and their violation, queer theory and
XXXI, 222 pp. identity politics, sexual fantasy formations and strategies of pleasure, and the celebration of
ISBN: 978-90-420-2491-5 sexual diversity, topics explored through a variety of disciplinary frameworks, including gender
Paper € 50,-/US$ 65,- and film studies, religious philosophy, neo-Victorian and postcolonial literature, sociology,
pornography, and performance art. The volume positions the subjects of sex and sexuality as
crucial to our ethical understanding of the human, both in individual and communal terms,
exploring how claims for sexual subjectivity and citizenship are formulated and the entitlements
they entail. The analytical insights offered signal important new directions for critical
engagement with the socio-political construction of sexuality and its strategic deployment
within the cultural imaginary. Designed to appeal equally to scholars, students, and general
readers, Negotiating Sexual Idioms will prove essential reading for those interested in
multi-disciplinary approaches to reading sex and sexuality within inter-cultural contexts, from
the early modern period to the present-day.


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Cyberculture and New Media

Edited by Francisco J. Ricardo

(At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries 56)

In the extension of digital media from optional means to central site of activity, the domains of
language, art, learning, play, film, and politics have been subject to radical reconfigurations as
mediating structures. This book examines how this changed relationship has in each case
shaped a new form of discourse between self and culture and illustrates explicitly the character
of mediated agency beyond the formal separateness from lived experience that was once
conveniently termed the virtual and which has come to influence common assumptions about
Amsterdam/New York, NY creative expression itself.
VII, 312 pp. Illustrated.
ISBN: 978-90-420-2518-9
Paper € 64,-/US$ 83,-
ISBN: 978-90-420-2551-6
Textbook €28,-/US$36,-
Minimum order 10 copies

Autobiography and the psychological study of

religious lives

Jacob A. Belzen & Antoon Geels (Eds.)

(International Series in the Psychology of Religion 15)

This volume positions itself on the cutting edge of two fields in psychology that enjoy rapidly
increasing attention: both the study of human lives and some core domains of such lives as
religion and spirituality are high on the agenda of current research and teaching. Biographies
and autobiographies are being approached in new ways and have become central to the study of
Amsterdam/New York, NY human lives as an object of research and a preferred method for obtaining unique data about
2008 subjective human experiences. Ever since the beginning of the psychology of religion,
388 pp. autobiographies have also been pointed out as an important source of information about
ISBN: 978-90-420-2568-4 psychic processes involved in religiosity. In this volume, a number of leading theoreticians and
Bound € 79,-/US$ 103,- researchers from Europe and the USA try to bring them back to this field by drawing on new
insights and latest developments in psychological theory.


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