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Thomas Traherne and the Felicities of the Mind

James Balakier
ISBN: 9781604977233

The discovery of Thomas Traherne's lost manuscripts at the beginning of the twentieth century aroused an intense interest among poetry lovers and scholars of seventeenth-century literature, which has continued to this day. Praised by CHOICE for being "an accessible study," this is the first book-length study to concentrate on the multiple roles played by Felicity in Traherne's canon, including his far-reaching repudiation of the materialist ideas of Thomas Hobbes. Read More..

The Classic of Changes in Cultural Context:

A Textual Archaeology of the Yi jing
Scott Davis
ISBN: 9781604978087

This highly unique study focuses on the archaic core of the Classic of Changes and proposes a structural anthropological analysis for two reasons. First, unlike many treatments of the Yi jing, there is a concern to place the text carefully in the context of the ancient culture which created it. Second, the approach differs from traditional exegesis which did not and ultimately could not address problems of textual understanding in a holistic sense. This book is not a translation of the Classic of Changes; it is a careful interpretation, or rather method of exploration, of the connectivities and topography of the text as a whole. Read More..

Existentialism, Film Noir, and Hard-Boiled Fiction

Stephen Faison
ISBN: 9781604975734

Faison effectively challenges the frequent assertion that the intellectual and creative sources of film noir are to be found in European thinkers and movements, and establishes film noir, like hard-boiled fiction, as a uniquely American phenomenon. Read More..

Plato on Women:

Revolutionary Ideas for Gender Equality in an Ideal Society
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604979183

What has been produced up to the present regarding Plato's positions on the agenda of gender are disparate studies whose scope falls short of the whole range of angles from which Plato himself approached the issues, and the study of gender issues in Plato has remained unsystematic so far. In this book, Harald Haarmann provides the first systematic analysis of Plato's positions on gender and the role of women in an ideal society. Read More..

Plato’s Sophia:

His Philosophical Endeavor in Light of Its Spiritual Currents and Undercurrents
Harald Haarmann
ISBN: 9781604979633

When we maintain the modern separation of the philosophical from the spiritual and neglect the spiritual currents, our comprehension of Plato's intentions as manifested in his philosophical discourse remains greatly obscured. This study aims at achieving a balance. Read More..

Dramatic Theories of Voice in the Twentieth Century

Andrew Kimbrough
ISBN: 9781604977301

“An exceptional book, presenting philosophical and scientific theories of voice in an approach that is both accessible to young scholars and useful to those already familiar with its source texts. Kimbrough … reveals critical insights into the topic … a useful resource for theatre scholars and eminently suitable for assignments in graduate and undergraduate courses in performance theory.” – Theatre Journal Read More..

Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
ISBN: 9781604977882

Although there is a significant literature on the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, there are few analyses that address the deconstructive critique of phenomenology as it simultaneously plays across range of cultural productions including literature, painting, cinema, new media, and the structure of the university. Using the critical figures of “ghost” and “shadow”—and initiating a vocabulary of phantomenology—this book traces the implications of Derridean “spectrality” on the understanding of contemporary thought, culture, and experience. Read More..

Observing Society:

Meaning, Communication, and Social Systems
Daniel B. Lee and Achim Brosziewski
ISBN: 9781604976397

Using clear illustrations and effectively citing original material previously unavailable in English, the authors carefully explain the logic of drawing distinctions to make observations, the concepts of meaning and communication, the forms of communication media such as speech and writing, the evolution of forms of organizing society, the functional differentiation of modern systems, and how social system theory informs sociological research and methodology. Read More..

A Study of Two Classics:

A Cultural Critique of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms and The Water Margin
Liu Zaifu
ISBN: 9781604978278

This is the first book that focuses exclusively on the cultural values of the two classics in Chinese literature. Liu Zaifu, the renowned Chinese critic, also examines how traditional commentators like Jin Shengtan and Li Zhi promoted the cultural values embedded in the two classics and how these harmful values are received and reinforced in contemporary China. He draws inspiration from May Fourth intellectuals, particularly Lu Xun, and from a wide range of works by Western scholars. Read More..

The Grotesque and the Unnatural

Markku Salmela and Jarkko Toikkanen
ISBN: 9781604977929

The book contributes to current discussions on the grotesque in contemporary literary and cultural theory from the perspective of one specific motif: the unnatural. Quite like the grotesque, observing the unnatural (and unnaturalness) reveals a resilient strain in critical thought, and the significance of this history gradually unfolds as the volume charts the progress of its main themes from the Renaissance to the present day. Read More..

 

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