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Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Crossing Central Europe: Continuities and Transformations, 1900-2000
Edited by Helga Mitterbauer and Carrie Smith-Prei

Crossing Central Europe is a pioneering volume that focuses on the complex networks of transcultural interrelations in Central Europe from 1900 to 2000.

Available Dec 2017
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
By Alice A. Kuzniar

Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary.

Published Apr 2017
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
Fritz Bennewitz in India: Intercultural Theatre with Brecht and Shakespeare
By Joerg Esleben with Rolf Rohmer and David G. John

This volume offers the first comprehensive analysis of the work of East German theatre director Fritz Bennewitz in India between 1970 and 1994.

Published Nov 2016
Husserl on Ethics and Intersubjectivity: From Static and Genetic Phenomenology
Husserl on Ethics and Intersubjectivity: From Static and Genetic Phenomenology
By Janet Donohoe

In Husserl on Ethics and Intersubjectivity, Janet Donohoe offers a compelling look into Husserl’s shift from a "static" to a "genetic" approach in his analysis of consciousness.

Published Apr 2016
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Fact and Fiction: Literary and Scientific Cultures in Germany and Britain
Edited by Christine Lehleiter

Fact and Fiction explores the intersection between literature and the sciences, focusing on German and British culture between the eighteenth century and today.

Published Feb 2016
Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism
Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism
By John K. Noyes

In Herder: Aesthetics against Imperialism, John K. Noyes plumbs the connections between Herder’s anti-imperialism, often acknowledged but rarely explored in depth, and his epistemological investigations.

Published Dec 2015
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects
By Patrick O’Neill

Patrick O’Neill approaches five of Kafka’s novels and short stories by considering the many translations of each work as a single, multilingual “macrotext.”

Published Dec 2014
Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties
Revolting Families: Toxic Intimacy, Private Politics, and Literary Realisms in the German Sixties
By Carrie Smith-Prei

Revolting Families places the literary depiction of familial and intimate relations in 1960s West Germany against the backdrop of public discourse on the political significance of the private sphere.

Published Sep 2013
Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria
Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria
By Martina Kolb

Nietzsche, Freud, Benn, and the Azure Spell of Liguria offers a fresh approach to these writers’ groundbreaking literary achievements and profound interest in poetic expression as cathartic self-liberation.

Published Jun 2013
Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist
Affecting Grace: Theatre, Subject, and the Shakespearean Paradox in German Literature from Lessing to Kleist
By Kenneth S. Calhoon

Affecting Grace examines the importance of Shakespeare’s poetry and plays within German literature and thought after 1750 – including its relationship to German classicism, which favoured unreflected ease over theatricality.

Published Apr 2013