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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 1818-2018

Ever since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was first published in 1818, the story of the scientist and his Creature has been constantly told, discussed, adapted, filmed, and translated, making generations of readers approach the novel in an extraordinary variety of ways and languages.This new collection of nineteen essays brings togeth...

Spanish Women Authors of Serial Crime Fiction

With its focus on recent detective series featuring female investigators, this collection analyzes the authors’ treatment of current social, political and economic problems in Spain and beyond, in addition to exploring interrelations between gender, globalization, the environment and technology. The contributions here reveal the va...

The Anecdotal Narration and Encyclopedic Thought of Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia

Pliny the Elder’s Naturalis Historia, with its varied content, enables and expects the reader to employ a complex interpretative technique. One aspect of Pliny’s diction is that he often interrupts the discussions of topics with digressions and begins to address something that seemingly has nothing to do with the subject. The hypot...

A Handbook on Discretion in Public Procurement

This handbook details an EU case law approach to the concept of discretionary eligibility within the context of public procurement. It provides examples from the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in order to provide insights into applicable discretionary power on the part of the contracting authorit...

Biofiction and Writers’ Afterlives

The twelve essays collected in this work explore the afterlives of nineteenth- and twentieth-century writers in biographical fiction, or biofiction, and its sister genre, the biopic. The essays situate these genres in relation to their generic, cultural, and ideological contexts, and are organised into four groups. The first locate...

Communication in Postmodern Urban Fiction

We cannot imagine our world without its digital mirror anymore. We communicate to others in mediated ways and even create ourselves through our technological devices, presenting an imagined version of us to the outside world. This book is concerned with precisely this imagination of the self in an increasing digitalized society, go...

First Letters in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

‘First letters’ can be understood in various ways: as the first letters written by a person, such as the letters of children, or of drafts which were preserved, amended and copied; as the first letter of a particular type, such as an experienced letter-writer’s first love letter; and as the first letter to a new correspondent, amon...

Malaysian Literature in English

This collection of essays brings together work by some of the most internationally acclaimed critics of Malaysian literature in English from different parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. It investigates the works of major writers of the tradition in the genres of drama, fiction an...

The Role of the Social Media in Empowering Saudi Women’s Expression

This book reveals the mysterious world of internet forums and their masked participants. It details those masked activists surfaced in the online world and how they become influential in the printed press. Their impact and their struggle for reform are traced through their old, hidden identities. The study dives deep into the world...

Postcolonial Star Wars

This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars. Divided into five sections––Rebellion, Racism, Feminism, The Subaltern, and The Gothic––the text considers the narrative and technica...

Christmas in North Korea

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is perhaps one of the least-visited places in the world. Geopolitical issues have often denied historians and travelers an opportunity to fulfill their aspirations of visiting this nation. Perhaps the greatest loss is the lack of opportunity to get to know the 25 million people in North Kor...

Fiction and ‘The Woman Question’ from 1850 to 1930

This book is about how ‘The Woman Question’ was represented in works of fiction published between 1850 and 1930. The essays here offer a wide-ranging and original approach to the ways in which literature shaped perceptions of the roles and position of women in society. Debates over ‘The Woman Question’ encompassed not only the stru...
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