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Magic Lantern Empire
Colonialism and Society in Germany
John Phillip Short
Examines German colonialism as a mass cultural and political phenomenon unfolding at the center of a nascent, conflicted German modernity.



Formative Fictions
Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman
Tobias Boes
Boes argues that the dual status of the Bildungsroman renders this novelistic form an elegant way to negotiate the diverging critical discourses surrounding national and world literature.



The Partisan Muse in the Early Icelandic Sagas (1200–1250)
Theodore M. Andersson
A study of the genesis of Old Icelandic prose literature from its roots in oral tradition to the compilation of key early sagas at the beginning of the thirteenth century.



The Total Work of Art in European Modernism
David Roberts
Situating the Gesamtkunstwerk at the heart of European modernism.



Benjamin's Library
Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque
Jane O. Newman
Recovering Walter Benjamin's connection to seventeenth-century Baroque literature and political theory.



Knowing Poetry
Verse in Medieval France from the "Rose" to the "Rhétoriqueurs"
Adrian Armstrong, Sarah Kay
Exploring how verse was used to transmit and shape philosophical, historical, and other forms of knowledge in France in the later Middle Ages.



Humanistica Lovaniensia
Journal of Neo-Latin Studies



Novel Translations
The European Novel and the German Book, 1680–1730
Bethany Wiggin
Wiggins charts just one of the paths by which newness—in its avatars as fashion, novelties, and the novel—entered the European world in the decades around 1700. As readers across Europe snapped up novels, they domesticated the genre.



Trading Places
Colonization and Slavery in Eighteenth-Century French Culture
Madeleine Dobie
Dobie explores the place of the colonial world in the culture of the French Enlightenment, tracing the displacement of colonial questions onto two familiar aspects of Enlightenment thought: Orientalism and fascination with Amerindian cultures.



Legal Tender
Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination
John Griffith Urang
Through close readings of a diverse selection of films and novels from the former GDR, Urang offers an eye-opening account of the ideological stakes of love stories in East German culture.



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