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  • Argentina Noir: New Millenium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires
    <p>​<em>An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.&#160;</em></p><p><em>Argentina Noir</em>&#160;offers a guide to Argentine crime fiction, with a focus on works published since the year 2000. It argues that the novela negra, or crime novel, has become the favored genre for many writers to address the social malaise brought about by changes linked to globalization and market-driven economic policies. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz presents close readings and original interpretations of eleven novels, all set in or around Buenos Aires, and explores the ways these texts adapt major motifs, figures, and literary techniques in Hispanic crime fiction in order to give voice to wide-ranging social critiques. Schmidt-Cruz addresses such topics as organized crime and institutional complicity, corruption during the presidency of Carlos Menem (1989–1999), terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires and the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, and the winners and the losers of neoliberal structural changes. With a solid underpinning in sociological studies and criticism of the genre and its historical context,&#160;<em>Argentina Noir</em>&#160;reveals how these novels are renovating the genre to engage pressing issues confronting not only Argentina but also countries throughout Latin America and around the globe.</p><p>“This is a very significant contribution to the field. It is a full and illustrative, as well as authoritative, guide to crime fiction and the novela negra in Argentina in the twenty-first century, with a particular focus on the literature’s social and political thematics.” — Philip Swanson, author of&#160;<em>The New Novel in Latin America&#58; Politics and Popular Culture after the Boom</em><br></p>
  • Japanese Culture Through Videogames
    <p>Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analysed together to understand videogames as a dynamic mode of artistic expression.</p><p>Well-known titles such as&#160;<em>Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter&#160;</em>and&#160;<em>Katamari Damacy&#160;</em>are evaluated in detail, showing how ideology and critique are conveyed through game narrative and character design as well as user interface, cabinet art, and peripherals. This book also considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers, and how Japanese designers have used the medium to express ideas about home and nation, nuclear energy, war and historical memory, social breakdown and bioethics. Placing each title in its historical context, Dr.&#160;Hutchinson ultimately shows that videogames are a relatively recent but significant site where cultural identity is played out in modern Japan.</p><p>Comparing Japanese videogames with its American counterparts, as well as other media forms, such as film, manga and anime,&#160;<em>Japanese Culture Through Videogames</em>&#160;will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, as well as Game Studies, Media Studies and Japanese Studies more generally.<br></p>
  • Grammar of Tamazight: Central Atlas of Morocco: A Functional Approach
    <p>​This reference grammar contributes to the various works on Tamazight (<em>tamaziɣt</em>) or Berber linguistics. It provides an overview of the structure of Tamaziɣt language by describing its sounds (phonology), its morphology (how its words are formed and classified), its syntax (the distribution of its lexical units to form phrases and sentences), and how the meaning of words (semantics) is constructed and conveyed. The grammar goes into some details in some areas and could serve as a pedagogical tool for teachers of Tamaziɣt (or Berber) and/or for linguists who work in comparative studies.<br></p>
  • Desafío y otros poemas (The Challenge and Other Poems)
    <p>​<em>Desafío y otros poemas</em> is a book of anti-war poems that merited the 2018 Victoria Urbano Poetry Prize Honorable Mention. Some of the poems also appeared in a peer-reviewed academic journal&#58; <em>Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades</em> (formerly <em>LETRAS FEMENINAS</em>), Vol 44, No 1 (2018)&#58; REGS 44.1 Summer-Fall 2018. In April and May of 2019, <em>Desafío </em>&#160;was the &#160;#1 best-selling new release in Hispanic American poetry.<br></p>
  • Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First Century Travel Writing in German
    <p>​The rich contemporary literature of travel has been the focus of numerous recent publications in English that seek to understand how travel narratives, with their distinctive representations of identities, places, and cultures, respond to today's globalized, high-speed world characterized by the dual mass movements of tourism and migration. Yet a corresponding cutting-edge discussion of twenty-first-century travel writing in German has until now been missing. The fourteen essays in Anxious Journeys redress this situation. They analyze texts by leading authors such as Felicitas Hoppe, Christoph Ransmayr, Julie Zeh, Navid Kermani, Judith Schalansky, Ilija Trojanow, and others, as well as topics such as Turkish-German travelogues and the relationship of comics to travel writing. The volume examines how writers engage with classic tropes of travel writing and how they react to the current sense of crisis and belatedness. It also links travel to ongoing debates about the role of the nation, mass migration, and the European project, as well as to Germany's place in the larger world order.&#160;<br></p>
  • Resistance, Heroism, Loss: World War II in Italian Literature and Film
    <p>​This volume, co-edited with Dr. Thomas Cragin,&#160;examines how film and literature have addressed and shaped political, social and cultural imperatives regarding World War II. These articles expand our understanding of the shifting phases in national memory by highlighting significant features of each era's portrayal of the war. Contributions come from scholars working in film genre studies, cultural history, gender studies, Holocaust studies, and the very new fields of emotion studies, shame theory, and environmental studies.&#160;<br></p>
  • Derroteros de la memoria: Egilona y Pelayo en el teatro ilustrado y romántico. (The Paths of Memory’s Conquest: Egilona and Pelayo in Enlightenment and Romantic Theater)
    <p>​Gaining awareness or remembering the national past is a part of nation building process. Historical narratives function as a tool to legitimize communities as nations and states through myths of origins. However, the act of remembering is not necessarily a recovery of actual historical events. It involves a process of interpretation, manipulation, and ideological construction with the aim of fixing a hegemonic version of the past in the collective memory of people. This book explores the foundational myth of &quot;the loss and restoration of Spain&quot; focusing on its main characters, including Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and Pelayo, the first King of Asturias.<br></p>
  • Post-factum
    <p>Gaining awareness or remembering the national past is a part of nation building process. Historical narratives function as a tool to legitimize communities as nations and states through myths of origins. However, the act of remembering is not necessarily a recovery of actual historical events. It involves a process of interpretation, manipulation, and ideological construction with the aim of fixing a hegemonic version of the past in the collective memory of people. This book explores the foundational myth of &quot;the loss and restoration of Spain&quot; focusing on its main characters, including Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and Pelayo, the first King of Asturias.<br></p>
  • El hombre que amaba los sueños: Leonardo Padura entre Cuba y España (The Man that Loved Dreams: Leonardo Padura Between Cuba and Spain)
    <p>This book studies the works of Padura in the context of Transatlantic Studies, that, since the first babblings of this century, have begun to construct a useful and fertile way to connect literature to the culture on both sides of the ocean. The book begins by situating the Cuban narrator within the Peninsular context, as he began to travel to Spain in the mid-nineties and became well-known after winning the Premio Gafé Gijón and publishing his works through the Editorial Tusquets. Next, the study examines how his works have evolved in the new millennium toward a progressive internationalization of his themes, combining the clearly insular universe of the first Mario Conde, police officer during the &quot;Special Period in Time of Peace&quot; of Cuba, with elements that refer time and again to Spain and Europe, such as the Spanish Civil War, the boom of Fascism and Stalinism in the mid-twentieth century, and the exile of Cubans to Spain and the United States. The book ends with an examination of how film and literature come together as the transatlantic continues to be one of Padura's central concepts. The context of globalization has left its mark on an island that still looks inward but that, at the same time, is anxious to unburden itself from the destiny that Virgilio Piñera defined as &quot;the aggravating circumstance of being surrounded by water.&quot;</p><p>This study represents the first approach to the complete works of the Cuban narrator that examines not only the technical devices and thematic elements that populate his fiction, but also the journey of the reception of the works of Padura outside of the borders of the island.&#160;&#160;<br></p>
  • Donde se escucha el mar
    <p>“El amor -asegura Luis García Montero- es un territorio importantísimo para la poesía, porque uno de los caminos más fértiles de la poesía del siglo XX ha sido la toma de conciencia de que la emancipación y la libertad pasan también por una transformación de la vida cotidiana. El amor, más que cerrar los ojos, los abre al mundo y a la reflexión de la realidad”. El problema es que hay mucha gente que muere sin saber lo que es. “Quien lo probó, lo sabe”, apostilla el autor de&#160;<em>Completamente viernes</em>, convencido de que, a pesar de los vaivenes de la vida pública y las crisis continuas de la sociedad contemporánea, “la ética de la felicidad es una manera de estar en el mundo”.</p><p>Si detrás del mar no está la tierra sino el olvido, si detrás del monte que amanece no está la ciudad dormida, si no está el azul, sino el mundo encerrado en una cárcel, puede parecer que no hay salida, no hay luz, no hay esperanza. Sin embargo, el amor puede darle la vuelta al panorama, como por arte de magia, como esclarece el final del poema “Geografías”&#58; “Detrás de mí/ no están las caracolas./ Detrás del mar no está la tierra,/ sino el amor donde se escucha el mar”.<br></p>
  • Danièle Sallenave: une écriture impliquée
    <p>Danièle Sallenave is a contemporary French novelist, essayist and playwright. The essays in this edited volume&#160;focus on Danièle Sallenave's ethics, politics and poetics.</p><p><em>Ce volume d'articles vise à mettre en lumière l’implication intellectuelle, morale et civique de Danièle Sallenave, tant dans son œuvre fictionnelle que critique, et étudie les diverses façons dont elle établit un véritable « pacte mémoriel » avec son lecteur. La littérature, par sa fonction de désaliénation ou d’« irrésignation », vise selon elle à développer les potentialités du sujet et notamment à former son jugement politique. On trouvera également en fin de volume les actes inédits de la Table ronde qui eut lieu à l’Académie française le 14 janvier 2015, une semaine après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo. Danièle Sallenave, Chantal Thomas, Camille Laurens et Adrien Bosc s’y interrogent sur la liberté de penser et la notion d’implication chez les écrivains d’aujourd’hui.</em></p>
  • A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive
    <p>​This text is the most complete reference guide to the use of the subjunctive in Spanish. After an exhaustive review of published literature on the subjunctive, and a thorough discussion of all the uses of the subjunctive, including those that have generated much discussion, for example after 'el hecho de que,' causative predicates and verbs of emotion, as well as after certain conjunctions, such as 'aunque' and 'después de que,' the book presents a comprehensive theory of the subjunctive and provides practical rules for understanding, teaching, and acquiring this linguistic structure. The book contains a wealth of authentic examples throughout drawn from linguistic corpora such as the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA) and the Corpus del Español del Siglo XXI (CORPES XXI), large databases compiled by the Royal Spanish Language Academy and available on-line at http&#58;//www.rae.es/.<br></p>
  • El libro de las Heridas: De Sor Juana al Narco. (The Book of Wounds: From Sor Juana to the Narco)/Bilingual Edition
    <p>​Dr. Gladys Ilarregui’s book is a poetic attempt to register the violence of Mexico, departing from the phrase of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, “The world alight, and I awake,” that positions the author as a witness of Latin American violence in the seventeenth century. From the beginning, it is an attempt to travel through the mystical and conventual language of the colonial period into the world of women as victims of different types of prohibitions and violence, as well as the creators of rich symbolic universes and habits of great intimacy. The poems can be read individually but they form a whole textual landscape utilizing very well-known Mexican icons and literary authors to enter into the commonality of crimes, disappearances and persecution of normal citizens. Dr. América Martínez’s translation brought to this work the excellence of her biculturalism and bilingualism in a remarkable collaborative work.<br></p>
  • Ventanas a otros cuerpos (Windows to Other Bodies)
    <p>​&quot;Dr. Alexander Selimov's poetry oscillates, in this book, between crisis and the recovery of intimacy, between absence and presence, between the past and the present, between the &quot;you&quot; and the self, and between companionship and loneliness. We are in the presence of one of the most authentic voices in the panorama of contemporary poetry in Spanish which, as an added merit, has fully integrated into a linguistic community and a cultural identity far removed from its origins.&quot;&#160; —<em>Ángel</em> <em>Esteban, University of Granada.</em></p>
  • Women’s Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial China
    <p>​This book explores poetic forms in which women wrote and investigates poetic devices which women innovatively employed to create agency and negotiate their literary, social, and political concerns. It recognizes the contributions of women-authored poems and criticism to the construction and evolution of a distinct women’s poetic tradition in dynastic China. It argues that gentry-class women used lyric poetry and poetic criticism as an important venue to engage themselves in the construction and modification of important discourses, be they cultural, social, or political. The tension between women’s act of writing and self-reinscription on one hand, and the cultural and social limitations on their writing contexts on the other, results in a discernible women’s writing tradition, a heterogeneous and protein process of construction instead of a stable and static “being.”<br></p>
  • Remembering East Germany
    <p>​In January 2017, Prof. Emeritus of German Richard Zipser completed a translation into English of his documentary memoir <em>Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin</em> (From Oberlin to East Berlin), which was published in 2013 by Ch. Links Verlag in Germany. The English version, entitled <em>Remembering East Germany</em>, has a substantial amount of new material and is available online&#58; <a href="http&#58;//www.richard-zipser.com/">www.richard-zipser.com</a>. This highly personal book is based on experiences he had with writers and the secret police (<em>Stasi</em>) while doing research and travelling in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. The memoir draws heavily on a 340-page file the secret police compiled on him with the help of informants, sections of which are incorporated into the book with appropriate commentary. It is an unusual Cold War spy story.<br></p>
  • Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian Culture
    <p>​This volume investigates the ways in which Italian women writers, filmmakers, and performers have represented female identity across genres from the immediate post-World War II period to the turn of the twenty-first century. Considering genres such as prose, poetry, drama, and film, these essays examine the vision of female agency and self-actualization arising from women artists' critique of female identity.<br></p>
  • Un Jésus postmoderne: Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del Évangiles
    <p>​<em>Un Jésus postmoderne</em>&#160;offers a discussion of some forty contemporary French novels depicting the life of Jesus within the framework of today's debate on fundamentalism and secularism. Focusing on the interplay of narrative viewpoints and (anti)theological perspectives, this study scrutinizes the postmodern representation of Jesus for contemporary readers. Drawing on Marcel Gauchet and Julia Kristeva, as well as René Girard's 'scapegoat theory,' among many others, this study examines Jesus as a 'problematic hero' and a 'conceptual character' on the threshold of the new millennium. It shows how these novels reflect recent advances in biblical exegesis, religious anthropology, psychoanalysis, and theology.<br></p>
  • Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, 3rd edition
    <p>​This new edition of NAFSA’s best-selling book is designed primarily for staff and faculty working in higher education in the United States (or with such institutions) who are responsible for developing, leading, or managing short-term education abroad programs. It is also useful for those in upper administration trying to gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of undertaking short-term programs. Others involved with educational travel, such as alumni or secondary school programs, or community service experiences, will find much of the content relevant as well.<br></p>
  • La estirpe de Babel
    <p>​On the same day that Palim VI turns fifteen, there is a universal upset of the languages in Babel's Tower. The young man, attracted by the musicality of the languages, tries to interpret what his own father and many others involved in the chaos are vocalizing. When he discovers that he is immortal during the fire of the Library of Babylon, he infers that his destiny will be tied to literature. He will travel with Virgil from Naples to Rome; will run into Cervantes in a Sevillian prison the year that the author conceives the idea for the&#160;<em>Quixote</em>; he will teach Hebrew to Kafka just as Hitler begins his political career; and he will come to the aid of a drunken, depressed, and irresponsible Faulkner after he has finished writing&#160;<em>The Sound and the Fury</em>. Thirteen encounters with thirteen great geniuses cause Palim VI to feel richer each day even though he lacks stable relationships, roots, and material possessions.<br></p>
  • Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro
    <p>​In his monograph, Dr. Botello examines how Philip II's strategic priorities and his decision-making style influenced Cervantes's&#160;<em>Don Quijote</em>&#160;in concrete and meaningful ways. The monarch's emphasis on written communication, the messianic character of his kingship, and his obsession with collecting (particularly relics) serve to critically reevaluate Cervantes's masterpiece.&#160;Botello argues that Don Quixote's obsession with books of chivalry and his faith in the written word&#160;can be read as a subtle criticism towards the process of bureaucratization of Spain that peaked during the reign of&#160;&quot;The Prudent King.&quot; Botello also studies the opposing way of communication in&#160;<em>Don Quijote</em>, through the spoken word. He examines how the illiterate Sancho Panza and his good judgment in Barataria represent Cervantes's idealization of the spoken word, and his desire to return to a utopian Golden Age based on orality. Finally, Dr. Botello compares the space of the cave of Montesinos in the second part of the novel and the monastery of the Escorial. He suggests that in this episode Cervantes is parodying Philip II's vast collection of relics in the Escorial, as well as creating his own literary&#160;<em>Wunderkammer</em>&#160;(cabinet of curiosities), as an attempt to emulate and compete with the royal collections installed by Philip II in the Escorial. <em>Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro</em> is the first book that studies the impact of Philip II's policies on Cervantes' novel.<br></p>
  • The Analects of Confucius Revisited: translation and critical edition
    <p>​The&#160;<em>Analects</em>&#160;of Confucius, consisting of twenty chapters with a total of more than 15,000 characters, is unique in that it was written exclusively in the form of dialogue. The enthusiasm over this canonical text has reached its peak in recent years, yielding an unprecedented number of scholarly studies. While Drs. Chen and Tu are delighted with the reemergence of interest in the book, they also realize the need to clarify misunderstandings about the interpretation of this classic text and to provide a historical context that would enable us to account for some of the inconsistencies in the work. The objective of their study is three-fold. First, to introduce a real Confucius to English-language readers, particularly young readers who have no previous knowledge of the Confucian tradition that has profoundly shaped Chinese culture. To help these readers better understand this canonical Confucian text, they provide the original Chinese text with a well-informed English translation. Additionally, they also provide analytical commentaries and critical readings, thus presenting Confucius, the humanist thinker, both in his historical context and in his contemporary relevance. Secondly, by preparing a new translation and critical connotation, Chen and Tu wish to bring Confucius into American classrooms and share with American students the profound wisdom and insights of Confucius with regard not only to philosophy and the art of governance, but to everyday life and happiness that relate to all of us as human beings. Most important, studying Confucianism helps make sense of daily routine activities and may help one to think of ways of dealing with whatever social and moral predicaments one experiences in life.<br></p>
  • Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature
    <p>​The&#160;<em>Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature</em>&#160;provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining the ways in which it is possible to read modern Japanese literature and situate it in relation to critical theory. The&#160;<em>Handbook</em>&#160;examines various modes of literary production (such as fiction, poetry, and critical essays) as distinct forms of expression that nonetheless are closely interrelated. Attention is drawn to the idea of the&#160;<em>bunjin</em><em>&#160;</em>as a 'person of letters' and a more realistic assessment is provided of how writers have engaged with ideas—not labelled a 'novelist' or 'poet,' but a 'writer' who may at one time or another choose to write in various forms. The book provides an overview of major authors and genres by situating them within broader themes that have defined the way writers have produced literature in modern Japan, as well as how those works have been read and understood by different readers in different time periods.<br></p>
  • Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy: translation and critical edition
    <p><em>Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo&#58; Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy </em>examines a pivotal moment in the history of science and women's place in it. Ray offers the first in-depth study and complete English translation of this fascinating correspondence, which&#160;reveals the complex intersections of scientific and literary concerns among early modern&#160;intellectual communities.&#160;Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a polymath and author of the epic poem&#160;<em>Scanderbeide</em>, was also a natural philosopher, a member of a well-known salon in Rome, and an important ally of Galileo at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution. Their correspondence, undertaken soon after the publication of Galileo's&#160;<em>Starry Messenger, </em>reveals how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his help revising her poem; offering, in return, her endorsement of his recent telescopic discoveries. Situated against the vibrant and often contentious backdrop of early modern intellectual and academic culture, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the Scientific Revolution was, in fact, the product of a long evolution with roots in the deep connections between literary and scientific exchanges.<br></p>
  • Récits de vie au Burkina Faso: Enjeux, rhétorique, réception
    <p>​<strong>Dr. Edgard Sankara</strong>.&#160;<em>Récits de vie au Burkina Faso&#58; Enjeux, rhétorique, réception&#160;</em>(Paris&#58; L'Harmattan, 2016). This book is the first comprehensive study of life narratives from or about the Francophone West African country, Burkina Faso. It covers a variety of authors&#58; colonial African civil servants, politicians, scholars, religious leaders, and everyday citizens. The study explores the rhetorical aspects and reception of selected autobiographies&#58; how a Burkina Faso national living in the US writes a book (<em>Of Water and the Spirit</em>) and rhetorically uses traditional African knowledge as a substitute to Western knowledge in order to successfully conquer the American public; how the life story of a Burkina Faso prostitute is used by an American anthropologist in order to debunk Western stereotypes of misery about Africa (<em>Hustling is not Stealing</em>/<em>Exchange is not Robbery</em>), and how this rhetorical intention may deprive a female storyteller of authorship and thus challenge collaborative autobiography. The study also looks at the relevance of written life narratives as archives and as an alternative version of Burkina Faso&#160;history. In that vein, the author advocates that life narratives by other Africans who worked in Burkina Faso (as civil servants in the French administration) in colonial times should also be counted as part of the national archive for the history of that country.&#160;<br></p>
  • The Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death: Living Nirvana: translation and critical edition
    <p>​<em>The Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death&#160;</em>comprehensively but concisely recapitulates the Three Turnings of the Dharma-Wheel—the central teachings of Buddha, of the Mahayana and of the Vajrayana—and in particular of the Mind-only tradition in relation to Buddhist cosmology, karma, and transmigration. With a foreword by Robert Magliola, specialist in comparative religion (Buddhism/Deconstruction and Buddhism/Christianity, author of&#160;<em>Derrida on the Mend</em>,&#160;<em>On Deconstructing Life-Worlds&#58; Buddhism, Christianity, Culture</em>, and&#160;<em>Facing Up to Real Doctrinal&#160;Difference</em>)<em>,</em>&#160;the book incorporates&#160;a modern scientific sensibility focusing on memory, time and space, matter and energy—using metaphors drawn from science and technology to illustrate spiritual concepts—and it provides an answer to those grappling with life difficulties amid emotions of fear, anxiety, anger, and insecurity.<br></p>
  • Amadís de Gaula, Libro Primero: critical edition
    <p>​<em>Amadís de Gaula&#160;</em>is a&#160;beautiful tale of the chivalric exploits&#160;of the legendary knight of the same name. It is also the most famous example of the literary genre of the&#160;<em>Libros de caballerías&#160;</em>(books of chivalry)&#160;in Spain.&#160;It would be difficult to exaggerate the popularity and diffusion of&#160;<em>Amadís de Gaula</em>. An&#160;authentic Golden Age best-seller (it had at least nineteen editions in Spanish), this work was read by all social classes, from aristocrats and kings to peasants without any formal education at all. Its protagonist soon inspired the creation of ballads, romances, and plays, and it was translated into French, English, Italian, German, Dutch, and Hebrew,&#160;demonstrating an unprecedented editorial success in the panorama of European literature. Amadís was the principal model upon which Don Quijote built his identity in Cervantes’ <em>Don Quijote de la Mancha</em>, and various adventures of the protagonist are burlesque rewritings of specific episodes of&#160;<em>Amadís.&#160;</em>Cervantes was right&#58; without any doubt,&#160;<em>Amadís the Gaula</em>&#160;is a timeless masterpiece of chivalric literature.&#160;<br></p>
  • From Amazons to Zombies: Monsters in Latin America
    <p>​How did it happen that whole regions of Latin America —Amazonia, Patagonia, the Caribbean —are named for monstrous races of women warriors, big-footed giants and cannibals? Through history, monsters inhabit human imaginings of discovery and creation, and also degeneration, chaos, and death. Latin America's most dynamic monsters can be traced to archetypes that are found in virtually all of the world's sacred traditions, but only in Latin America did Amazons, cannibals, zombies, and other monsters become enduring symbols of regional history, character, and identity. <em>From Amazons to Zombies</em> presents a comprehensive account of the qualities of monstrosity, the ways in which monsters function within and among cultures, and theories and genres of the monstrous. It describes the genesis and evolution of monsters in the construction and representation of Latin America from the Ancient world and early modern Iberia to the present.<br></p>
  • Cultural Code: Video Games and Latin America
    <p>​Video games are becoming an ever more ubiquitous element of daily life, played by millions on devices that range from smart phones to desktop computers. An examination of this phenomenon reveals that video games are increasingly being converted into cultural currency. For video game designers, culture is a resource that can be incorporated into games; for players, local gaming practices and specific social contexts can affect their playing experiences. In&#160;<em>Cultural Code</em>, Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen shows how culture uses games and how games use culture, looking at examples related to Latin America. Both static code and subjective play have been shown to contribute to the meaning of games; Dr. Penix-Tadsen introduces culture as a third level of creating meaning.&#160;<em>Cultural Code </em>brings together the critical vocabularies of game studies and Latin American studies to offer a synthetic theorization of the relationship between video games and culture, based on analysis of both in-game cultural representation and the real-life economic, political, and social impact of games.<br></p>
  • Shandong the Magnificent
    <p>​People may not know a lot about China, but many have heard the name of Confucius, the greatest Chinese philosopher and educator. <em>Shandong the Magnificent</em> is about the rich cultural and philosophical tradition of the province of Shandong, which is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. It also is the location of the hometown of Confucius, Qufu, which has become a kind of &quot;Mecca&quot; for Chinese specialists, Chinese studies scholars, and study abroad students. It is among the most visited places in China. This book was written with students in mind and can be used as a resource book for study abroad programs in China. It focuses on the cultural traditions of Shandong, Confucius and his major ideas, as well as some of his most important successors and disciples.&#160;<br></p>
  • Charlemos: Conversaciones prácticas
    <p>​This technology-rich, content-oriented Spanish conversation program has been designed to help students reach the Intermediate-High level of oral proficiency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).&#160;Appropriate for one semester courses taught at most colleges and universities,&#160;<em>Charlemos&#58;&#160;Conversaciones prácticas</em>&#160;consolidates Intermediate-level communication skills and introduces students to the features of the Advanced level through input processing and abundant contextualized speaking practice. The program makes extensive use of multi-media and web technologies to deliver a dynamic and up-to-date learning experience that fosters language acquisition and oral skill development.<br></p>
  • Encuentros: Spanish for Advanced Beginners
    <p>This book was designed by a UD team of professors, instructors and teaching assistants, specifically for the third semester of the basic Spanish sequence (SPAN107).&#160;The goal of this book is to help students reach the&#160;Intermediate-Low&#160;level of proficiency as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).&#160;Culminating tasks in&#160;<em>Encuentros</em>&#160;(such as videos, personal websites, blogs, etc.) follow a process approach (one that is implemented in stages, with multiple opportunities for feedback and improvement).&#160;These real-life tasks provide an innovative multimedia platform for students to document their progress throughout the course. This textbook also has an online supplement powered by Pearson's&#160;<em>MySpanishLab</em>&#160;which allows students to take advantage of state-of-the-art language learning resources.&#160;<br></p>
  • Easy Italian Reader; Premium Second Edition: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Readers
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  • The Epic City: Urbanism, Utopia, and the Garden in Ancient Greece and Rome
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    <p>​The abbey of San Sebastiano, which lies not far from the town of Alatri in Southern Lazio, preserves within its walls almost fifteen hundred years of history. This history is unusually bound to a number of important figures, from Saint Benedict to Pope Nicholas V and his circle of humanists. For the past four years a small team has been investigating the standing structures of the abbey, analyzing the stratigraphy of the standing walls and tracing the various phases through the building.&#160; The study has produced some startling discoveries&#58; the plan and preserved walls of one of the oldest monasteries in Europe, and one of the earliest Renaissance villas. The book gives an account of the architecture and the history of the building, showing how each phase relates to the last both structurally and thematically.<br></p>
  • Arcangela Tarabotti Lettere familiari e di complimento: critical edition
    <p>​''Abbiamo da poco finito di piangere sulla monaca di Monza. Dopo la pubblicazione di questo libro smetteremo di piangere anche su Arcangela Tarabotti.'' (Gabriella Zarri, nella prefazione). Decenni di ricerche sui monasteri femminili nell'età medievale e nella prima età moderna e studi sempre più originali e approfonditi ispirati alle domande e alle posizioni teoriche degli studi di genere hanno messo a fuoco che la nostra idea del monastero come carcere è in gran parte una costruzione storiografica, che deve la sua fortuna anche a romanzi come&#160;I promessi sposi&#160;di Manzoni e a letteratura pamphlettistica come&#160;La religiosa&#160;di Voltaire, insieme con la pubblicazione di cronache e processi che mostravano i disordini, le violenze e gli eccessi che avevano come teatro il monastero. Vivaci e talora avvincenti, le&#160;Lettere&#160;di Arcangela Tarabotti sono qui pubblicate per la prima volta in versione moderna con un ricco apparato storico-critico. Leggendole oggi possiamo penetrare con nuova consapevolezza nei monasteri femminili italiani dell'età rinascimentale e barocca&#58; uno spazio che poteva rappresentare per le donne sia una vera e propria 'morte al mondo', sia un luogo adatto per la propria autorealizzazione e promozione sociale.<br></p>
  • Spain in Perspective: An Introduction to Its History, Art, And Culture
    <p>​Spain in Perspective&#58; An Introduction to Its History, Art, And Culture<br></p>
  • Crimes against the State, Crimes against Persons: Detective Fiction in Cuba and Mexico
    <p>The transplanted, inherently modern detective genre serves as an especially effective lens for exposing the fissures and divergences of modernity in post-1968 Mexico and revolutionary Cuba.</p><p>Combining in-depth critical analyses with the theoretical insights of current literary and cultural theory and Latin American postmodern studies,&#160;<em>Crimes against the State, Crimes against Persons&#160;</em>shows how the Cuban novela negra examines the Revolution through an incisive chronicle of life under a decaying regime, and how the Mexican neopoliciaco reveals the oppressive politics of modernization and globalization in Latin America.</p><p>International in scope, comparative in approach, Braham’s study presents a unique inquiry into the ethical and aesthetic complexities that Latin American authors face in adapting genre detective fiction—a modern, metropolitan model—to radically diverse creative and ideological programs. Considering the work of writers such as Leonardo Padura Fuentes and Paco Ignacio Taibo II, as well as such English-language influences as G. K. Chesterton and Chester Himes, Braham also addresses Marxist critiques of the culture industry and emergent Latin American concepts of postmodernity.<br></p>
  • Danièle Sallenave et le don des morts
    <p>Ce volume contient le première étude consacrée à l’oeuvre complète de Danièle Sallenave. Les trois premiers chapitres examinent ‘l’éthique du roman’ définie par Sallenave contre le formalisme des années 50-60. Ils soulignent les apories de la temporalité dans les premiers romans de l’auteur et mettent en relief les traits qui y opposent temps existentiel et temps historique, temps masculin et temps féminin, temps messianique et temps médiatique. Le chapitre 4, intitulé “Féminisme et postféminisme”, examine la représentation de la féminité dans le corpus sallenavien. Ce chapitre montre d’abord comment l’émancipation proposée par le féminisme universaliste et la transgression rêvée par le féminisme différentialiste s’opposent point par point chez plusieurs personnages. Ce chapitre étudie ensuite l’alliance nécessaire de la critique sociale à la théorie psychanalytique pour bien définir la condition féminine dans&#160;<em>Vie fantôme.</em>chapitre discute enfin la violente polémique qui a opposé. Danièle Sallenave à Julia Kristeva et à Sylviane Agacinski à propos du débat sur la ‘parité’ à la fin des années 90. Le chapitre 5 étudie les journaux de voyage de Sallenave dans les pays de l’Est, puis en Palestine et en Inde. Ce chapitre montre d’une part les difficultés rencontrées par l’auteur pour aboutir à une représentation authentique du tiers-monde. Ce chapitre discute d’autre part l’importance de définir un nouvel humanisme à l’heure de la globalisation&#58; un humanisme universaliste et engagé, basé sur les droits de l’homme et de la femme, bien distinct de l’eurocentrisme d’antan. Le chapitre 6 étudie la métaphore de ‘l’accélération de l’histoire dans&#160;<em>Trois Minutes du diable.</em>&#160;L’analyse détaillée de ce ‘roman polyphonique’ permet de définir une écriture du&#160;<em>temps vivant&#160;</em>adaptée au siècle nouveau.</p>
  • Mothers, Lovers, and Others: The Short Stories of Julio Cortázar
    <p>Using feminist revisions of psychoanalytic thought and cultural studies,&#160;<em>Mothers, Lovers, and Others</em>&#160;examines the pervasive role of the conception of the feminine in the short stories of Argentine writer Julio Cortázar (1914–1984). Contending that his obsession with the mother is the source of Cortázar’s uneasiness with femininity, Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz traces an evolution in his relationship to female space, from a convoluted and defensive posture to a more open and tolerant stance, paralleling his increasing political commitment. Schmidt-Cruz explores the role of gender in Cortázar’s quest to reconcile his divided allegiance to Argentina and France, and his denunciation of the atrocities of the Argentine military dictatorship.</p><p>“No one doubts that Cortázar is one of the most important Latin American authors of the twentieth century. This book is extremely important because it is part of the new readings about Cortázar that are finally tearing to shreds the veil shrouding his fiction. The topic addresses questions central to the field of feminist criticism and shows how much can be added to our perception of literature when the tools devised by feminism are judiciously and intelligently deployed. No other book on Cortázar gives a better understanding of his female characters or of his evolving attitude toward them. Written in the wake of feminist and gender studies, this book increases our realization of the crucial role played by gender in areas such as national identity and political discourse.” — René Prieto, author of&#160;<em>Body of Writing&#58; Figuring Desire in Spanish American Literature</em></p><p>“Julio Cortázar is one of the most significant writers of the last century. A psychoanalytic approach that appraises the development of his female characters in the light of his personal experience and transformations, without incurring on facile identifications, is extremely central to Cortázar study.” — Hortensia R. Morell, Temple University<br></p>
  • Le Commerce Du Parnasse: critical edition
    <p>This edition of Françoise Pascal's collection epistolary highlights a rare, innovative and entertaining work by a woman writer unknown today, but in her time a distinguished playwright, poet and painter. Now in its first modern edition, this text provides new insights into seventeenth-century life and the discourses of galanterie and préciosité.<br></p>
  • Siempre adelante
    <p>​Siempre adelante--Second Edition Textbook<br></p>
  • Siempre Adelante: Cuaderno de Ejercicios y Manual de Laboratorio 2nd Edition
    <p>​The workbook closely follows the organization of the main text to provide additional reading, writing, listening, and pronunciation practice outside of class.<br></p>
  • Conversation in Spanish: Points of Departure, 6th Edition
    <p>Designed for dynamic conversational interaction as early as the second semester of Spanish, Conversation in Spanish presents more than 50 photos or photo-collages with a series of guided questions to elicit students’ analytical and linguistic skills.<br></p>
  • Medical Examinations: Dissecting the Doctor in French Narrative Prose, 1857-1894
    <p>From the crude battlefield surgery of Revolutionary times to the birth of modern clinical medicine, the nineteenth century witnessed impressive developments in the medical sciences and a concomitant growth in the prestige of the medical practitioner. In France this phenomenon had important implications for literature as writers scrambled to give legitimacy to their enterprise by allying themselves with science. Overflowing its traditional banks, medical discourse inundated the field of French literature, particularly in the realist and naturalist movements.</p><p>The literati's enthrallment with medicine and their subservient adoption of a medical model in the creation of their plots and characters have not previously been seriously questioned. In&#160;<em>Medical Examinations</em>, Mary Donaldson-Evans corrects this oversight. Exploring six novels and two short stories published during the Second Empire and the early Third Republic, she argues that there was a growing resistance to medicine's linguistic and professional hegemony, a resistance fraught with ideological implications. Tainted by a subtle—and sometimes not so subtle—anti-Semitism, some of the fiction of this period adopts counterdiscursive strategies to tar the physician with his own brush. Featured authors include Gustave Flaubert, Edmond and Jules Goncourt, Emile Zola, Joris-Karl Huysmans, Guy de Maupassant, and Alphonse and Léon Daudet.<br></p>
  • Gendered Genres: Female Experiences and Narrative Patterns in the Works of Matilde Serao
    <p>​Matilde Serao’s richly detailed narratives created a metamorphical city of women negotiating the social and cultural byways of turn-of-the-century Italy. With each text, Serao (1856-1927) added another stratum to her imaginary metropolis, grounding her works in realistic detail and acute social observation. Over the course of almost thirty novels, more than one hundred short stories, and innumerable newspaper articles, Serao articulated her own vision of female destiny in a society governed by traditional, often restrictive, paradigms of female behavior. This study examines how Serao refashioned traditional genres throughout her long literary career, a narrative strategy that allowed her to focus specifically on the depiction of female experiences.<br></p>
  • L'Allure de Morand: du Modernisme au Pétainisme
    <p>​A thought-provoking, in-depth study of Paul Morand's writings whih emphasizes Morand's contribution to Modernism in the 1920s and his involvement with the Vichy regime in the 1940s. Such masterpieces as 'Tendres stocks', 'Ouvert la nuit', and 'Rien que la terre' are closely analyzed to demonstrate Morand's profound impact on the evolution of the modern short story and travel writing. Professor Thibault thoroughly examines Morand's nine volumes of chronicles which deal with the author's impressions of the Depression, the Popular Front, the Occupation of France during the Second World War, and the politics of collaboration.<br></p>
  • Women Writers of Contemporary Spain: Exiles in the Homeland
    <p>​<em>Women Writers of Contemporary Spain&#58; Exiles in the Homeland </em>presents a historical overview of women writers in Spain, followed by expert critical analyses of the fascinating and diverse works of thirteen women writers of the Franco and post-Franco eras.&#160;<br></p>
  • Secrets from the Back Room: The Fiction of Carmen Martín Gaite
    <p>​<em>Secrets from the Back Room&#58; The Fiction of Carmen Martín Gaite</em> is a critical introduction to the life and literature of Spain´s most honored contemporary woman writer, spanning the years 1955 to 1985. It features an original autobiographical sketch by Carmen Martín Gaite.<br></p>

 

 

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