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What Galileo Saw
Imagining the Scientific Revolution
Lawrence Lipking
Lawrence Lipking offers a new perspective on how to understand the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, emphasizing the role that imagination played in the birth of modern science and modern ways of viewing the...



A Tremendous Thing
Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet
Gregory Jusdanis
Gregory Jusdanis explores the complex, sometimes contradictory nature of friendship, reclaiming its importance in both society and the humanities...



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...



Jean-François Lyotard
Writings on Contemporary Art and Artists
Jean-François Lyotard



The French Comics Theory Reader
A vital collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English.



Shakespeare's Medieval Craft
Remnants of the Mysteries on the London Stage
Kurt A. Schreyer
Kurt A. Schreyer explores the relationship between Shakespeare's plays and a tradition of late medieval English biblical drama known as mystery...



Magritte and Literature
Elective Affinities
Ben Stoltzfus
This book examines some of the artist's major paintings whose titles were influenced by and related to works of literature.






The Fleeting Promise of Art
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited
Peter Uwe Hohendahl
Peter Uwe Hohendahl reexamines Adorno’s writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today’s cultural debates.



Presence
Philosophy, History, and Cultural Theory for the Twenty-First Century
This book brings together an interdisciplinary group of contributors to explore the possibilities and limitations of presence from a variety of perspectives



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