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The MHRA Committee has decided to discontinue the Texts and Dissertations series. The MHRA will honour all existing contracts and invites authors henceforth to submit proposals to the Legenda series.
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Titles marked with an asterisk are joint publications with the Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London School of Advanced Study, and belong to the Bithell Series of Dissertations.
Between Two Worlds: The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
By Amy Fuller.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-159-0
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-160-6
The seventeenth-century Mexican
poet, playwright and nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, is
best known for her secular works, most notably her
damning indictment of male double standards, Hombres
necios (Stupid Men). However, her autos
sacramentales (allegorical one-act plays on the
Eucharist) have received little attention, and have only
been discussed individually and out of sequence. By
examining them as a collection, in their original order,
their meaning and importance are revealed.
The Making of Jorge Luis
Borges as an Argentine Cultural Icon.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-077-7
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-078-4
This study uncovers the complexity of the operations that constitute the definition of Argentine cultural identity through Borges.
Mitos cristianos en la
poesía del 27.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-024-1
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-025-8
This study offers a view of the poetry of the Spanish Generation of 1927 from an innovative perspective: through the analysis of the inclusion of Christian myths. Not only are the canonical authors of the Generation studied, but also those often omitted in anthologies, such as Lucía Sánchez Saornil, Ana María Martínez Sagi, and Rosa Chacel.
El camino inverso: del cine
al teatro. La vida en un hilo, de Edgar
Neville y Mi adorado Juan, de Miguel Mihura.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-006-7
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-007-4
El camino inverso: del cine al teatro, estudia el tema de las adaptaciones de obras fílmicas a la escena teatral (adaptaciones 'inversas') como fenómeno emergente en el ámbito artístico actual y un hecho cultural síntoma de la cultura contemporánea posmoderna.
Poetics in the Works of a Late-20th-Century Catalan
Woman Poet: Maria-Mercè Marçal.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-000-5
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-001-2
This study analyses the interaction
between body and language in the first five books of
Marçal's poetry, examining the ways in which her poetic
images display her Catalan feminine subjectivity, the
function of the poet, the space of poetry and the
representation of love.
and Philosophical Debates in Tristram Shandy
and Jacques le fataliste.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-016-6
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-017-3
In the final pages of Jacques le fataliste the narrator draws a connection between Diderot’s novel and Sterne’s Tristram Shandy through an ambiguous accusation of plagiarism, making it unclear as to which text is the original and which author is the plagiarist. Margaux Whiskin compares both novels and explores Diderot’s motives in suggesting that his novel might be a plagiarised version of Sterne’s.
Frontier Memory: Cultural
Conflict and Exchange in the Romancero fronterizo.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-907322-91-4
Pbk ISBN 978-1-907322-92-1
In this study, Sizen Yiacoup offers
ideological readings of the romances fronterizos
that take into consideration yet look beyond expressions
of cross-cultural hostility or sympathy in order to
assess the ways in which the poems recall a process of
cultural exchange between Christians and Muslims.
Phantom Images: The Figure
of the Ghost in the Work of Christa Wolf and Irina
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-026-5
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-027-2
Ghosts have made an unexpected reappearance in German literature since 1989. Catherine Smale reads this as symptomatic of writers’ attempts to renegotiate their personal and collective identity in the wake of German reunification.
Time in the Philosophy of
Hbk ISBN 978-1-907322-83-9
Pbk ISBN 978-1-907322-84-6
Gabriel Marcel (1889-1973) stands outside the traditional canon of twentieth-century French philosophers. Helen Tattam proposes a range of readings as opposed to one single interpretation, a series of departures or explorations that bring his work into contact with critical partners such as Henri Bergson, Paul Ricœur and Emmanuel Lévinas.
Narrative and National
Allegory in Rómulo Gallegos’s Venezuela.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-907322-79-2
Pbk ISBN 978-1-907322-80-8
Rómulo Gallegos (1884-1969) left a lasting imprint on how Venezuelans conceive of their national history and identity. Jenni Lehtinen offers the first full-length study of Gallegos’s later Venezuelan novels, Canaima (1935), Pobre negro (1937), and Sobre la misma tierra (1943), which have been up to now eclipsed by the critical attention devoted to Doña Bárbara (1929).
The Prose of Sasha Sokolov:
Reflections on/of the Real.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-907322-52-5
Pbk ISBN 978-1-907322-95-2
Despite a considerable scholarly interest in his work, no comprehensive book-length study has yet been published on Sokolov. With the focus on his three main texts, School for Fools, Between Dog and Wolf and Palisandriia, this groundbreaking monograph is an exploration of Sokolov’s aesthetics in which language is shown to embody reality, rather than express it.
The Signifying Self: Cervantine Drama as Counter-Perspective Aesthetic.
By Melanie Henry.
Hbk ISBN 978-1-78188-002-9
Pbk ISBN 978-1-78188-003-6
This study offers a comprehensive analysis of all eight of Cervantes’s Ocho comedias (published 1615), moving beyond conventional anti-Lope approaches to Cervantine dramatic practice in order to identify what, indeed, his theatre promotes.
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