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    • Devos, Isabelle (2006)
      This book treats the spectacular rise in life expectancy during the last three centuries. It is the first study to bring together both published and unpublished material about the history of the health of Belgian men and ...
    • Bemong, Nele; Borghart, Pieter; De Dobbeleer, Michel; Demoen, Kristoffel; De Temmerman, Koen; Keunen, Bart (2010)
      This edited volume is the first scholarly tome exclusively dedicated to Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of the literary chronotope. This concept, initially developed in the 1930s and used as a frame of reference throughout Bakhtin’s ...
    • Neville, Julia; Auchterlonie, Mitzi; Auchterlonie, Paul; Roberts, Ann; Turnbull, Helen (2021)
      This book is one of the first to study the regional role of women in public and professional life, breaking new ground in early twentieth-century local and gender history. Covering politics (Eleanor Acland and Clara ...
    • Valsangiacomo, Nelly (2015)
      A gripping essay on the role that Italian intellectuals played in the organization and scheduling of Swiss public radio between the Fascist period and the so-called Anni di Piombo (Years of Lead). The book What was the ...
    • Bernaerts, Lars; Pieters, Jürgen (2011)
      What will be the future role of hermeneutics in literary theory? Can we shape the future of hermeneutics by going back to its tradition and by looking at the way hermeneutics is relevant in other disciplines? The new issue ...
    • Crombez, Thomas (2008)
      What does it mean to violate the law on a theatrical stage? This is the central question in the following examination of modern theatre, beginning with the avant-garde, but also including the contemporary and iconoclastic ...
    • Agar, Jon; Ward, Jacob (2018)
      Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain brings together historians with a wide range of interests to take a uniquely wide-lens view of how technology and the environment have been intimately and ...
    • Kalla, Irena Barbara (2012)
      This book explores images of the house in Dutch-language poetry from the postwar period. On the one hand the archetypical notion of the house has always had an established place in poetry. It is connected to the meaning ...
    • Waelti, Slaven (2015)
      Can we communicate the incommunicable? Language is general, but the “depths of the soul” are unique, and only the experience lived in silence is authentic. Would it be possible to find a language that would appear to say ...
    • Dubois, Maud (2013)
      Monique Saint-Hélier became quite successful during the 1930s in particular because of the violent controversy that surrounded her second novel, Bois-Mort. How is it that Saint-Hélier’s work provoked such passionate ...
    • Absillis, Kevin; Humbeeck, Kris (2012)
      Over the last few decades cultural sociology and book history have stimulated the study of publishers and their role in the production, distribution, reception and consumption of literature. As such these disciplines have ...
    • Del Guercio, Gerardo (2019)
      This collection offers six critical essays on the topic of psychology in Edgar Allan Poe. It came together as a response to a visible absence of this subject in recent scholarship. The volume presents Edgar Allan Poe as ...
    • Verbruggen, Christophe (2009)
      This book studies literary sociability during the belle époque (1890-1914) by comparing and relating organizations of authors with intellectual sociability in general. Drawing on a combination of methods including social ...
    • Eeckhout, Bart; Joosen, Vanessa; Sepp, Arvi (2016)
      Urbanity and migration are considered to be two basic components in definitions of modernity. They force us to reflect on how the boundaries between the local and the global are determined and surpassed. Often this results ...
    • Salouâ Studer, Nina (2015)
      This English-language study is dedicated to questions of gender research and the history of medicine in colonial North Africa. It shows that French psychiatrists described "normal" and "abnormal" behaviors of the colonized ...
    • Heirman, Jo; Klooster, Jacqueline (2013)
      In a brief essay called Des espaces autres (1984) Michel Foucault announced that after the nineteenth century, which was dominated by a historical outlook, the current century might rather be the century of space. His ...
    • Stark, Laura (2011)
      "In the mid-19th century, letters to newspapers in Finland began to condemn a practice known as home thievery, in which farm mistresses pilfered goods from their farms to sell behind the farm master’s back. Why did farm ...
    • Bru, Sascha; Masschelein, Anneleen (2009)
      The central theme of this issue is the singularity of general and comparative literary theory in the Low Countries. How do they combine insights from neighboring linguistic areas, more specifically the dominant French, ...
    • Heuckelom Van, Kris; Bruyn De, Dieter; Strycker De, Carl (2012)
      Ranging from Polish inspirations in contemporary authors such as Bernlef, Frank Westerman and Erwin Mortier, over the Central European successes of the now forgotten Jo van Ammers-Küller, to the Bulgarian character Firmin ...