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Pope, the Odyssey and the Ontology of Language

This unique study examines the interface between contemporary philosophy and literature through Alexander Pope’s majestic translation of the Odyssey of Homer. Employing the lens supplied by the philosopher Graham Harman in his development of Object-Oriented Ontology, it explores the beautiful (and sometimes dazzling) figurative lan...

Tales for Shakespeare

Suitable for students, researchers, thespians, and general readers, Tales for Shakespeare is an anthology of source stories behind seven of Shakespeare’s most beloved, frequently studied, and regularly performed plays.It begins with a general introduction examining Shakespeare’s creative process and the assumptions about creativity...

Translation in the Digital Age

Translation, interpreting and translatology face major challenges today, as new technologies provide new ways of investigating our profession, analysing the process of performing these acts of linguistic mediation, or the outcome of our work, and even permit a fresh look at old data. However, aside from a certain improvement in ter...

Law, Literature and Political Philosophy in the Spanish Golden Age

This collection of articles, thoroughly documented, analyses particular aspects of the Spanish 16th and 17th centuries. It discusses a range of topics, including the Catholic reason of state, anti-Machiavellianism, and royal power and its limits, from the point of view of Golden Age authors. This is a work where literature, law the...

Engaging Art

This book explores the tangled texture of the art world, a curious and mysterious space. In 60 essays, drawn from around the globe, it reveals new dimensions about how artists make their art, resist censorship and retain an independent, creative spirit.The essays ask and answer several crucial questions: How do artists in Europe, t...

300 Years of Robinsonades

Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe (1719) has had an enduring and widespread impact, becoming a universal myth. This volume offers various approaches to the rewriting of the desert(ed) island myth of the novel. Its originality comes from the time range covered, as its focus ranges from medieval proto-Robinsonades to twentieth-century c...

Edward Dorn, Charles Olson, and the American West

This book examines the poetics of the 20th-century American West depicted by Edward Dorn through the influence and inspiration of his Black Mountain College mentor and fellow poet Charles Olson. It considers some of the most important and challenging poetic representations of the 20th-century American West to come out of the Beat M...

English Studies in the 21st Century

English Studies in the 21st Century presents the results of recent academic research concerning a wide spectrum of subjects—including politics, psychology, religion, philosophy, history, culture, aesthetics, and education—related to literary, cultural, and language studies. Specifically, this collection includes scholarly reflectio...

Food in American Culture and Literature

Carving a unique space within the burgeoning field of food studies, the essays gathered in this volume position themselves at a variety of flashpoints along the spectrum of cultural and literary analysis. While some remain firmly entrenched in traditional genre analysis, some extend toward history and sociology, giving this collect...

Instances of Death in Greek Tragedy

In some versions of the myth, Iphigenia was due to be immolated by her father on Artemis’ altar before the beginning of the Trojan War, but was replaced by the goddess with a deer, at the last moment. This is the most staggering, and perhaps best-known, rite of sacrifice in Greek tragedy. Perfectly symmetrical, the end of this war ...

Perspectives on Waste from the Social Sciences and Humanities

Waste is something we encounter on an everyday basis. Today, the waste-mountain is increasing despite ambitious measures being taken to decrease it. Consequently, increased scholarly interest is being devoted to waste, but primarily from a technocratic and scientific point of view. This compilation offers different perspectives on ...

The Paris Residences of James Joyce

This book presents a narrative and photographic journey of the hotels and apartments where James Joyce lived for twenty years in 1920s and 1930s Paris. In June 1920, at the age of 38, the Irish author sought a city where he could finish Ulysses—one of the finest literary works in history. He arrived in Paris on the recommendation o...
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