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  • Dilettantism and Its Values: From Weimar Classicism to the Fin De Siecle book cover

    Dilettantism and Its Values

    From Weimar Classicism to the Fin De Siecle, 1st Edition

    By Richard Hibbitt

    "The concept of dilettantism has not always been associated with amateurism or superficiality. It played a significant role in French and German critical writing from the late eighteenth century until the fin de siecle, embracing notions such as apprenticeship, fruitful error, parody, aestheticism…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture book cover

    Orality and Literacy in Modern Italian Culture

    1st Edition

    By Michael Caesar

    "In our highly literate culture, orality is all-pervasive. Different kinds of media and performance - theatre, film, television, story-telling, structured play - make us ask what is the relation between improvisation and premeditation, between transcription and textualization, between rehearsal,…

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  • Rethinking Languages in Contact: The Case of Italian book cover

    Rethinking Languages in Contact

    The Case of Italian, 1st Edition

    By Anna-Laura Lepschy

    "Taking as its theme the interaction between Italian and other languages, and marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of Weinreich's seminal Languages in Contact, this volume provides an up-to-date survey of the role of linguistic and cultural interaction in the process of language change.…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
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  • Retrospectives: Essays in Literature, Poetics and Cultural History book cover

    Retrospectives

    Essays in Literature, Poetics and Cultural History, 1st Edition

    By Neil Kenny

    "Terence Cave's work has made a major contribution to the rethinking of the relationship between literature, history and culture over the last half-century. Retrospectives brings together substantially revised versions of studies written since 1970: together they constitute a searching…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • The Choreography of Modernism in France: La Danseuse 1830-1930 book cover

    The Choreography of Modernism in France

    La Danseuse 1830-1930, 1st Edition

    By Julie Townsend

    "Whether in the pages of a trashy novel, in the glow of gaslights, in a dance hall, or on the walls of art galleries, the figure of the female dancer haunts nineteenth-century French culture. Artists and writers of all kinds took on la danseuse as an emblem of their own artistic prowess. They…

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    Routledge

  • Ugo Foscolo and English Culture book cover

    Ugo Foscolo and English Culture

    1st Edition

    By Sandra Parmegiani

    "The history of the literary relations between Italy and England has its most celebrated early modern representative in Ugo Foscolo (1778-1827). Foscolo's translation of Laurence Sterne's A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy is often regarded as the benchmark of his English experience,…

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    Routledge

  • The Cervanrean Heritage: Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain book cover

    The Cervanrean Heritage

    Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain, 1st Edition

    By J. A. Garrido Ardila

    "Many critics regard Cervantes's Don Quixote as the most influential literary book on British literature. Indeed the impact on British authors was immense, as can be seen from 17th-century plays by Fletcher, Massinger and Beaumont, through the great 18th-century novels of Fielding, Smollett,…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Post-war Jewish Women's Writing in French: Juives Francaises Ou Francaises Juives? book cover

    Post-war Jewish Women's Writing in French

    Juives Francaises Ou Francaises Juives?, 1st Edition

    By Lucille Cairns

    "How have French Jewish women reacted to the great traumas of the last century - the Holocaust, North African decolonization and the resulting migration of African Jews to France, the Arab-Israeli crisis and the aftermath of 9/11? Cairns's major new volume identifies the themes of books by…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • The Present Word. Culture, Society and the Site of Literature: Essays in Honour of Nicholas Boyle book cover

    The Present Word. Culture, Society and the Site of Literature

    Essays in Honour of Nicholas Boyle, 1st Edition

    By John Walker

    "This book addresses three key areas of intellectual enquiry: literary criticism, cultural critique, and philosophical theology. Once closely related, especially in the Catholic tradition, they often appear to be separate and unconnected domains in the modern university. The work of Nicholas Boyle…

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  • Reading Literature in Portuguese book cover

    Reading Literature in Portuguese

    1st Edition

    By Claudia Pazos Alonso

    "This collection brings together textual commentaries on thirty representative works of literature in Portuguese - either complete poems or extracts from longer works - ranging from the medieval lyric of the 13th century, through the poetry and drama of the Portuguese Renaissance, the great Realist…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre book cover

    The Tradition of the Actor-author in Italian Theatre

    1st Edition

    By Donatella Fischer

    "The central importance of the actor-author is a distinctive feature of Italian theatrical life, in all its eclectic range of regional cultures and artistic traditions. The fascination of the figure is that he or she stands on both sides of one of theatre's most important power relationships:…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

  • Journeys of Remembrance: Representations of Travel and Memory in Post-war French and German Literature book cover

    Journeys of Remembrance

    Representations of Travel and Memory in Post-war French and German Literature, 1st Edition

    By Kathryn Jones

    "The Second World War was a common experience of cultural and historical rupture for many European countries, but studies of this period and its after-images often remain locked in national frameworks. Jones' comparative study of national memory cultures argues for a more nuanced view of…

    eBook – 2017-12-02
    Routledge

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