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Bread and Circuses
Theories of Mass Culture As Social Decay
Patrick Brantlinger
Brantlinger shows how the belief in the historical inevitability of social decay—a belief today perpetuated by the mass media themselves—has become the dominant view of mass culture in our time.


"Bread and Circuses is a joy to read. Brantlinger is learned, witty, and, best of all, inviting of conversation."—Voice Literary Supplement



After Lavinia
A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy
John Watkins
In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the diplomatic landscape. In After Lavinia, John Watkins traces the history of the practice, focusing on the unusually close relationship between diplomacy and literary production in Western Europe from antiquity through the seventeenth century.



Diogenes of Oinoanda/Diogene d'Oenoanda
Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates/Epicurisme et controverses



Do Elephants Have Knees?
And Other Stories of Darwinian Origins
Charles R. Ault
Do Elephants Have Knees? invites readers into serious appreciation of Darwinian histories by deploying the playful thinking found in children's books. Charles R. Ault Jr. weds children's literature to recent research in paleontology and evolutionary biology.



Doing Double Dutch
The International Circulation of Literature from the Low Countries



Haunting Encounters
The Ethics of Reading across Boundaries of Difference
Joanne Lipson Freed



History Is a Contemporary Literature
Manifesto for the Social Sciences
Ivan Jablonka



Indonesia Journal
April 2016
Volume 101 (April 2016) of Indonesia includes five memorial essays in honor of Benedict R.O'G. Anderson, 1936–2015, by his friends and colleagues.



Language as Hermeneutic
A Primer on the Word and Digitization
Walter J. Ong



Language of Power
Feasting and Gift-Giving in Medieval Iceland and its Sagas
Vidar Palsson
Viðar Pálsson addresses pre-modern European power relationships that provide the context for narratives of feasts and exchanges of gifts so conspicuous in the Icelandic sagas.



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