Der Lomonossow-Rücken: Aus dem Schwedischen von Lukas Dettwiler

Der Autor begleitete im Sommer 2009 während sechs Wochen auf dem Eisbrecher Oden (Odin) eine wissenschaftliche Expedition, die den Lomonossow-Rücken untersuchte. Die etwa 1800 Kilometer lange geologische Formation im Arktischen Ozean wurde 1948 von einer sowjetischen Forschergruppe entdeckt und nach dem russischen Sprachforscher, Dichter, Geologen und Universalgelehrten Michajlo Wassiljewitsch Lomonossow (1711–1765) benannt. Sie verl...

Poetry in a World of Things

“In this terrific and wide-ranging book, Rachel Eisendrath provides a nuanced account of Renaissance defenses of aesthetic pleasure that challenges the traditional association of the early modern period with new scientific notions of objectivity. At the same time, she makes a powerful contribution to contemporary debates in the humanities about 'distant reading,' 'surface reading,' 'the new materialism,' and 'thing theory,' in the pr...

Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid: Staging the Enemy under Augustus

Explores the ideological use of Carthage in the most authoritative of the Augustan literary texts, the Aeneid of Virgil. Addressed to students and scholars of the classical world interested in the literature and ideology produced under autocratic regimes, the representations of enemies and the relationship between history, poetry, and myth.

The Idea of Biblical Poetry: Parallelism and Its History

That Kugel knows his subject - there is no doubt. This is a scholarly work, best suited for those who already have established a solid foundation of study in the realm of Biblical texts. It is well organized, and clearly written - although, again I stress, that it is not for the beginner. I have taken the remainder of the text from his online CV. It will give a much clearer picture of the man and his dedication to subject. The world ...

Compulsory Figures: Essays on Recent American Poets

In this collection of previously published essays, poet and critic Taylor praises the vitality and diversity of contemporary American poetry by examining the poetic technique and development of 17 recent American poets from J.V. Cunningham to James Wright. Each essay locates the style of a particular poet in his or her earliest works and traces the evolution of that style to later, more definitive poems. Although the book lacks an in...

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Lyrical Ballads: 1798 and 1800 (Broadview Editions)

I liked the poems in this book when I took my romanticism class, and it helped me get exposed to a little more of Wordsworth's poetry, one of my favorite poems. “An edition we’ve all been waiting for, as teachers and as scholars―containing more than one would have thought possible to include in one volume. Herein is all the contextual material one could wish for: reviews from periodicals, including Southey’s and Jeffrey’s famous arti...

Analysing Sign Language Poetry

This new study is a major contribution to sign language study and to literature generally, looking at the complex grammatical, phonological and morphological systems of sign language linguistic structure and their role in sign language poetry and performance. Chapters deal with repetition and rhyme, symmetry and balance, neologisms, ambiguity, themes, metaphor and allusion, poem and performance, and blending English and sign language...

Negotiated Justice and Corporate Crime (Crime Prevention and Security Management)

“Here Colin King and Nick Lord present a timely and critical exposition of the increasing tendency in the UK to address corporate crime through non-adversarial means. The fundamental importance of this book derives from their synthesis, for the first time, of a number of legal and policy developments in this area, and their identification of key tensions, inconsistencies, and issues of legitimacy.” (Professor Liz Campbell, Durham Uni...

The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones

"In this newest volume, Randall weaves together the concepts of memory, borders, and boundaries throughout the narrative, like lines on a map, routing the topography of her life experiences. Randall ignores chronology in favor of intrigue, and the dense, moving collection seamlessly flows from poem to poem. [...] In Randall, readers find a reassuring voice—a strong, assertive narrator whose bravery resonates." —Jacquelyn Lazo, ForeWo...