Postmodern Studies

Series edited by Theo D'haen and Hans Bertens

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Series
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0923-0483
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Andrew Rayment

“The books are true while reality is lying…” Championing the popular Fantasy genre on the same terms as its readers, Rayment casts a critical eye over the substance and methods of political critique in the Fantasy novels of Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman and China Miéville...
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Volume: 
52
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038585
Publication date: 
January 2014

Micheal Sean Bolton

William S. Burroughs’ experimental narratives, from the 1959 publication of Naked Lunch through the late trilogy of the 1980s, have provided readers with intriguing challenges and, for some, disheartening frustrations. Yet, these novels continue to generate new interest and inspire new...
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Volume: 
51
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042038486
Publication date: 
January 2014

Marion May Campbell

Poetic Revolutionaries is an exploration of the relationship between radical textual practice, social critique and subversion. From an introduction considering recent debates regarding the cultural politics of intertextuality allied to avant-garde practice, the study proceeds to an exploration of...
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Volume: 
50
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042037861
Publication date: 
January 2014

David Banash

Collage Culture develops a comprehensive theory of the origins and meanings of collage and readymades in modern and postmodern art, literature, and everyday life. Demonstrating that the origins of collage are found in assembly line technologies and mass media forms of layout and advertising in...
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Volume: 
49
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042036819
Publication date: 
January 2013

Edited by Jorge Sacido

How can the short story help to redefine modernism, postmodernism and their interrelationship? What is the status of the short story in modern literary history? These are the central questions that the essays collected in this volume try to answer from different perspectives through readings of...
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Volume: 
48
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042035577
Publication date: 
January 2012

Joanna Rostek

From Daniel Defoe to Joseph Conrad, from Virginia Woolf to Derek Walcott, the sea has always been an inspiring setting and a powerful symbol for generations of British and Anglophone writers. Seaing through the Past is the first study to explicitly address the enduring relevance of the maritime...
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Volume: 
47
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789042033818
Publication date: 
January 2011

Edward S. Robinson

Shift Linguals traces a history of the cut-up method, the experimental writing practice discovered by Brion Gysin and made famous by Beat author William S. Burroughs. From the groundbreaking works of Dada and Surrealism that paved the way for Burroughs’ breakthrough, through the...
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Volume: 
46
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042033030
Publication date: 
January 2011

Edited by Hannes Bergthaller and Carsten Schinko

Niklas Luhmann’s theory of social systems is one of the most ambitious attempts to create a coherent account of global modernity. Primarily interested in the fundamental structures of modern society, however, Luhmann himself paid relatively little attention to regional variations. The aim...
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Volume: 
45
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042032576
Publication date: 
January 2011

Nicoline Timmer

Do You Feel It Too? explores a new sense of self that is becoming manifest in experimental fiction written by a generation of authors who can be considered the ‘heirs’ of the postmodern tradition. It offers a precise, in-depth analysis of a new, post-postmodern direction in fiction...
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Volume: 
44
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042029309
Publication date: 
January 2010

Maria Beville

Being the first to outline the literary genre, Gothic-postmodernism, this book articulates the psychological and philosophical implications of terror in postmodernist literature, analogous to the terror of the Gothic novel, uncovering the significance of postmodern recurrences of the Gothic, and...
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Volume: 
43
Format: 
Paperback
ISBN: 
9789042026643
Publication date: 
January 2009

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