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A Diagnosis of Modern Life

by Stijn De Cauwer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 15, 2014)

Robert Musil’s Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften is not only a towering masterpiece of German literature but also an impressively rich and razor-sharp assessment of life in the beginning of the twentieth century....


False Friends in Learner Corpora

by M Luisa Roca-Varela Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 06, 2015)

This book is conceived as a contribution to the general understanding of learner language. It presents an innovative approach to the study of English false friends. False friends are a current issue for those...


Translation and Popular Music

by Sebnem Susam-Saraeva Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

Research on translation and music has so far focused mainly on «art music» and on issues such as quality, singability and accessibility. Studies which seek to embed translation and music within their historical...


Tabloid Century

by Adrian Bingham & Martin Conboy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

Popular newspapers played a vital role in shaping British politics, society and culture in the twentieth century. This book provides a concise and accessible historical overview of the rise of the tabloid format...


Interactivity 2

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

Two years is a long time in the world of new media – a world of phubbing and selfies, of cyberbullying and neknomination, of bitcoins, Prism surveillance and Google Glass. Much has occurred since the first...


Exploring the Utopian Impulse

by Michael J. Griffin & Tom Moylan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 16, 2015)

Exploring the Utopian Impulse presents a series of essays by an international and trans-disciplinary group of contributors that explores the nature and extent of the utopian impulse. Working across a range of...


Pierre Klossowski

by Herve Castanet Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 20, 2014)

This book examines the many facets of the work of Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001). Klossowski first established himself as a writer and was known and admired by peers such as Bataille, Blanchot, Gide, Foucault,...


Dubbing, Film and Performance

by Charlotte Bosseaux Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

Research on dubbing in audiovisual productions has been prolific in the past few decades, which has helped to expand our understanding of the history and impact of dubbing worldwide. Much of this work, however,...


Rules and Exceptions

by Christopher Beedham, Warwick Danks & Ether Soselia Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

This book assembles a collection of papers first presented at the Summer School and Conference on the Method of Lexical Exceptions held at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2-8 September 2007, which explored...


Thinking Between Islam and the West

by Chi-Chung (Andy) Yu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 11, 2014)

In this book, the author assesses the social vision of three western Muslim intellectuals, Seyyed H. Nasr, Bassam Tibi and Tariq Ramadan. He finds that the thoughts of Nasr and his students promote a kind of...


Cosmopolitan Modernity

by Anastasia Marinopoulou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 24, 2015)

This book examines recent debates on the political dynamics of cosmopolitanism, particularly in its connection with European civil society and the public sphere. The aim of the volume is to trace to what extent...


Discovering Women’s History

by Christa Spreizer Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

Discovering Women’s History brings to light the work of a selection of German-speaking women journalists from the first half of the twentieth century who made significant contributions to German life and culture,...


Strange Adventures

by Elizabeth Sercombe Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2016)

Strange Adventures examines portrayals of womanhood in the works of prize-winning French author Pierrette Fleutiaux. Fleutiaux’s refreshing pictures of womanhood offer insights into how women can become more...


Critique of Cosmopolitan Reason

by Rebecka Lettevall & Kristian Petrov Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 07, 2014)

Since the Enlightenment, the definition of terms such as humanity, citizenship and rights has fluctuated and these ideas continue to have relevance for contemporary discussions of globalization from a «cosmopolitan»...


Carrying a Torch

by Mei Yang Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 27, 2014)

The Olympic torch relay held before the 2008 Games was the moment when East met West on the media stage. This book analyses the torch relay and its representation, offering a discursive construction of Olympic...


One Word, Two Genders

by Chiara Semplicini Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 09, 2016)

Dutch is a peculiar language in that certain nouns have more than one gender. This first academic study of double gender nouns (DGNs) in the Dutch language investigates this anomaly. First assigned a lexicological...


'Truthe is the beste'

by Gerald Morgan & Nicolas Jacobs Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 10, 2014)

The thirteen essays in this book, presented in honour of Dr A.V.C. (Carl) Schmidt, are designed to reflect the range of his interests. Dr Schmidt, who was a Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford from 1972 until...


Loneliness and Solitude in Education

by Julian Stern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 05, 2014)

Analysing loneliness and solitude in schools and exploring how to deal with them is a vital task. In recent research for the author’s Spirit of the School project, a number of pupils, teachers and headteachers...


Historical Memories in Culture, Politics and the Future

by Rahman Haghighat Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

This book is written to satisfy the individual’s desire for intellectual stimulation, to sow in the mind the seed of new ideas, and involve the reader in productive debates. It covers culture, history and...


Beyond Self

by Laszlo Zsolnai Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 01, 2014)

This book addresses ethical and spiritual issues in economics. The central idea advanced in the book is that the extreme focus on the self by economic actors leads to the destruction of both material and non-material...


‘Ye whom the charms of grammar please’

by Kari Haugland, Kevin McCafferty & Kristian A. Rusten Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 14, 2014)

This collection of articles by colleagues and students of Leiv Egil Breivik presents studies within both core and peripheral areas of English historical linguistics. Core topics covered include the development...


Ballet Body Narratives

by Angela Pickard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 30, 2015)

Ballet Body Narratives is an ethnographic exploration of the social world of classical ballet and the embodiment of young ballet dancers as they engage in «becoming a dancer» in ballet school in England. In...


Christe Eleison!

by James Frederick Wellington Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 25, 2014)

For centuries the Jesus Prayer has been leading Orthodox Christians beyond the language of liturgy and the representations of iconography into the wordless, imageless stillness of the mystery of God. In more...


The Spanish of the Northern Peruvian Andes

by Luis Andrade Ciudad Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 26, 2016)

This book analyses a set of rarely described regional Spanish varieties spoken throughout much of the northern Peruvian Andes (Cajamarca, La Libertad and Ancash) from a sociohistorical and dialectological perspective....


Haptic Experience in the Writings of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and Michel Serres

by Crispin Lee Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 03, 2014)

Our sensory relationships with the social and biological world have altered appreciably as a result of recent developments in internet and other mobile communication technologies. We now look at a screen, we...


Wittgenstein on Thinking, Learning and Teaching

by Patrick Quinn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2015)

Wittgenstein is not generally thought of as a philosopher of education, yet his views on how we think, learn and teach have the potential to contribute significantly to our contemporary understanding of pedagogy....


Locating Hybridity

by Ashwiny O. Kistnareddy Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 09, 2014)

Despite its inherent negative implications as a purveyor of essentialism, the concept of hybridity holds a great deal of critical purchase in the postcolonial world. Hybridity allows identities and cultures...


A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalization in Translations of Chinese Literary Prose

by Yu Hou Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 06, 2014)

This corpus-based study investigates the use of nominalization in English translations of Chinese literary prose through the analysis of three English versions of the Chinese novel Hong Lou Meng (Dream of the...


Dealing with Difference in Audiovisual Translation

by Claire Ellender Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 07, 2015)

Subtitling films in another language becomes especially complex when the original language deviates from its standard form. Films that feature non-standard pronunciation, dialects or other varieties of language,...


Between Hollywood and Godlywood

by Nathalie Dupont Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 16, 2015)

This book sheds new light on the relationship between conservative Christianity and Hollywood through a case study of Walden Media, which produced The Chronicles of Narnia franchise. Financed by a conservative...


The Politics of Dubbing

by Carla Mereu Keating Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 16, 2016)

During the late 1920s and the 1930s, the Italian government sought various commercial and politically oriented solutions to cope with the advent of new sound technologies in cinema. The translation of foreign-language...


Hermeneutics of Evil in the Works of End? Sh?saku

by Justyna Weronika Kasza Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 15, 2016)

Evil is a salient component of Endo Shusaku’s writing. Questions surrounding evil haunted the writer as a student of French literature, having discovered the works of Western authors like François Mauriac...


New Points of View on Audiovisual Translation and Media Accessibility

by Anna Jankowska & Agnieszka Szarkowska Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (November 27, 2015)

This collection of articles offers a comprehensive overview of some of the most current research approaches found in the field of audiovisual translation (AVT) and media accessibility across Europe. The authors,...


BBC and Television Genres in Jeopardy

by Jeremy Tunstall Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 20, 2015)

This book considers British television from the point of view of executive producers: the people who employ the workforce and are in charge of making all television series. The focus of the book is twenty-one...


The Dark Side of Diderot / Le Diderot des ombres

by James Hanrahan & Síofra Pierse Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 29, 2015)

This collection of essays investigates the darker aspects of Diderot, writer, art critic, philosopher and encyclopédiste. The chapters focus on the schism between positive images of the Enlightenment and an...


The Philosophy of Edith Stein

by Mette Lebech Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

Many interested reader will have put aside a work by Edith Stein due to its seeming inaccessibility, with the awareness that there was something important there for a future occasion. This collection of essays...


Returning the Gaze

by Asma Agzenay Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 20, 2015)

This book is proposed as a contribution to postcolonial critiques of the colonial and postcolonial exotic. It investigates the exotic as a representation of colonial cultural difference in colonial discourse,...


Foreign Language Learning as Intercultural Experience

by Arnd Witte & Theo Harden Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 31, 2015)

Learning a foreign language in its cultural context has a significant effect on the subjective mind, ranging from the unsettling to the inspirational. The complex interplay between native and foreign languages,...


Virtuous Educational Research

by Julian Stern Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 16, 2016)

This is a book of conversations with researchers working across Europe, the USA and Africa. It aims to illuminate the lived reality of educational research on a wide variety of topics, including family life...


Politics of Cross-Cultural Reading

by Marion Dalvai Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 31, 2015)

The last two decades have witnessed an upsurge in scholarship on world literature. In most of this work world literature is understood as a concept in intellectual history, as a cultural system or as a curriculum...


Philosophy of Education in the Semiotics of Charles Peirce

by Alin Olteanu Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 09, 2015)

This book investigates the philosophy of education implicit in the semiotics of Charles Peirce. It is commonly accepted that the acts of learning and teaching imply affection of some sort, and Charles Peirce’s...


Elements of Hermeneutic Pragmatics

by Tahir Wood Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 15, 2014)

Can linguistic pragmatics be developed without the need to formulate rules, criteria or maxims? The author argues that rules as they have been conceived of within pragmatics, particularly speech act theory,...


Spiritual Guidance on Mount Athos

by Graham Speake & Kallistos Ware Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

Spiritual guidance is the serious business of Mount Athos, the principal service that the Fathers offer to each other and to the world. Athonites have been purveyors of spiritual guidance for more than a thousand...


A Liberation Ecclesiology?

by Sean Corkery Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

Freedom, one of the most potent ideals of the post-Enlightenment era, came to remarkable prominence in ecclesiology through the emergence of liberation theologies in the twentieth century. At the same time,...


Language, Identity and Migration

by Vera Regan, Chloé Diskin & Jennifer Martyn Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

This volume presents a collection of the latest scholarly research on language, migration and identity. In a globalised world where migratory patterns are in constant flux, the traditional notion of the ‘immigrant’...


The Racial Horizon of Utopia

by Edward K. Chan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (December 04, 2015)

Race and utopia have been fundamental features of US American culture since the origins of the country. However, racial ideology has often contradicted the ideals of social and political equality in the United...


Ten Steps

by Fabio Camilletti & Paola Cori Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 20, 2015)

This book is a ten-step journey around the thought and poetry of the most sensitive Italian visionary of modernity, Giacomo Leopardi, whose contribution to Western thought has been acclaimed by admirers from...


Out of Time

by Alec Charles Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 31, 2015)

Doctor Who is one of television’s most enduring and ubiquitously popular series. This study contends that the success of the show lies in its ability, over more than half a century, to develop its core concepts...


Critical Time in Modern German Literature and Culture

by Dirk Göttsche Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 29, 2016)

The fleeting nature of time is a defining feature of modern and postmodern existence. Identified by Reinhart Koselleck as the temporalization («Verzeitlichung») of all areas of human knowledge and experience...


Some Ethnolinguistic Notes on Polar Eskimo

by Stephen Leonard Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (August 07, 2015)

This book serves as an insightful ethnographic introduction to the language and oral traditions of the Inugguit, a sub-group of the Inuit who live in north-west Greenland. A unique work, it encompasses an overview...