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Reframing Decadence
C. P. Cavafy's Imaginary Portraits
Peter Jeffreys
In Reframing Decadence Peter Jeffreys shows Cavafy's creative indebtedness to British and French avant-garde aesthetes whose collective impact on his poetry proved to be profound. In the process, Jeffreys offers a critical reappraisal of Cavafy's relation to Victorian aestheticism and French literary decadence.



The Deed of Reading
Literature * Writing * Language * Philosophy
Garrett Stewart
To take the measure of literary writing, The Deed of Reading convenes diverse philosophic commentary on the linguistics of literature, with stress on the complementary work of Stanley Cavell and Giorgio Agamben.



Transforming Anthony Trollope
Dispossession, Victorianism and Nineteenth-Century Word and Image
This volume is a cross-disciplinary collection of essays in the fields of nineteenth-century history, adaptation, word/image and Victorianism.



Remembered Reading
Memory, Comics and Post-War Constructions of British Girlhood
Mel Gibson
Girls' comics were a major genre from the 1950s onward in Britain and the most popular titles sold between 800,000 and a million copies a week. Remembered Reading is a readers’ history that explores the genre, and memories of those comics, looking at how and why this rich history has been forgotten.



Deleuze and Desire
Analysis of "The Logic of Sense"
Piotrek Swiatkowski
The engagement of Gilles Deleuze with psychoanalysis has led to the development of a remarkable and highly influential theory about human desire. The most systematic account of this theory, crucial for anyone interested in the work of Deleuze and FĂ©lix Guattari, can be found in the discussion of the dynamic genesis of sense.



Reckoning with the Imagination
Wittgenstein and the Aesthetics of Literary Experience
Charles Altieri
Charles Altieri argues for a reconsideration of the Kantian tradition of Idealist ethics, which he believes can restore much of the power of the arguments for the role of aesthetics in art.



Surprise
The Poetics of the Unexpected from Milton to Austen
Christopher R. Miller
Christopher R. Miller studies the shift in the cultural meaning of "surprise" in 18th-century England from connoting violent attack to encompassing pleasurable experience, and from external event to internal feeling.



Towards a Political Anthropology in the Work of Gilles Deleuze
Psychoanalysis and Anglo-American Literature
Rockwell F. Clancy
This work explores the significance of two recurring themes in the thought of Gilles Deleuze: his critique of psychoanalysis and praise for Anglo-American literature.



Sfar So Far
Identity, History, Fantasy, and Mimesis in Joann Sfar's Graphic Novels
Fabrice Leroy
The first monograph in any language devoted to the graphic novels of Joann Sfar, an artist whose abundant and innovative work has profoundly marked the contemporary French comics scene.



Speaking the Unspeakable in Postwar Germany
Toward a Public Discourse on the Holocaust
Sonja Boos
In this an interdisciplinary study of a diverse set of public speeches given by major literary and cultural figures in the 1950s and 1960s, Sonja Boos demonstrates that these speakers both facilitated and subverted the construction of a public discourse about the Holocaust in postwar West Germany.



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