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An, Yanming
Publication Date: Sunday May 01, 2011

Chinese translation of Wilhelm Dilthey’s The Formation of the Historical World in the Human Sciences. 精神科学中历史世界的建构(狄尔泰文集·第3卷)。 中国人民大学出版社。China Renmin University Press, Beijing 2011. Important work of the famous philosopher Wilhelm Dilthey.


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Tuesday February 21, 2012

Engineering, Development and Philosophy: American, Chinese and European Perspectives. Edited by Steen H. Christensen, Carl Mitcham, Bocong Li, and Yanming An. Springer, 2012 This inclusive, cross-cultural study rethinks the nexus between engineering, development, and culture. It offers diverse commentary from a range of disciplinary perspectives on how the philosophies of today’s cultural triumvirate—American, European and Chinese—are shaped and given nuance by the cross-fertilization of engineering and development.


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Thursday February 21, 2019

New Life for Old Ideas: Chinese Philosophy in the Contemporary World: A Festschrift in Honour of Donald J. Munro. Edited by Yanming An and Brian J. Bruya. Over five decades, Donald J. Munro has been one of the most important voices in sinological philosophy. Among other accomplishments, his seminal book  The Concept of Man in Early China influenced a generation of scholars. His rapprochement with contemporary cognitive and evolutionary science helped bolster the insights of Chinese philosophers, and set the standard for similar explorations today...


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Saturday August 21, 2021

Translation of Georg Brandes's Friedrich Nietzsche. 《 尼采传》格奥尔格.勃兰兑斯 著, 安延明 译. 译林出版社. Yilin Press, China. 2021 This volume is perhaps the ideal introduction to the life and work of Friedrich Nietzsche, as it allows the reader to appreciate his great impact and originality at the time that he was writing.


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Tuesday October 21, 2008

A New Perspective to the Applied Ethics. Edited by An, Yanming and Wang, Qian. Beijing: People's Press. 2008


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Sunday March 21, 1999

The Historical Hermeneutics in Wilhelm Dilthey. 狄爾泰的歷史解釋理論。遠流出版公司 Yuan-liou Publications, Taiwan, 1999. Dilthey's theory of historical interpretation is the most influential part of his entire thought, and this book concisely describes the life history, intellectual history and even conceptual history related to this theory. The author also adds personal comments and attempts to make some comparisons between Dilthey's thought and Chinese thought and reality.


An, Yanming
Publication Date: Saturday January 21, 2006

The Idea of Cheng (Sincerity/Reality) in the History of Chinese Philosophy. Global Scholarly Publications, New York 2006. Yanming An combines a mastery of detail with a complex and humane philosophical vision. He articulates the role of cheng as a central concept of Chinese thought, discusses the extension of cheng from moral psychology to philosophy of nature, metaphysics and philosophy of language and examines its contrasting roles in explaining change and transformation.


Anido, Raquel
Publication Date: Wednesday April 25, 2018

El pasado en solfa : la música literaria y fílmica de la España contemporánea. Anthropos Editorial, 2018


Barattoni, Luca
Publication Date: Monday October 22, 2012

Italian Post-Neorealist Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2013. Unlike countries such as France, the Czech Republic or Brazil, Italy did not have a new wave properly understood as a movement. However, while new artistic schools were emerging in many other countries, Italy was undergoing its most dramatic social and economic transformations.


Barattoni, Luca
Publication Date: Monday May 21, 2018

Nuriel, Patricia and Luca Barattoni (eds.): Jewish Identities in Latin American Cinema , a special issue for Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (2019) The growing field of Jewish Latin American film studies in recent years accounts for the increasing presence of Jewish  characters and cultural subjects in Latin American cinema. Since their early days, the Jews were among the innovators of the film and music industries in Latin America.


Barattoni, Luca
Publication Date: Saturday January 01, 2011

Natura, cosmo e città nel primo Majakovskij. Pasian di Prato: Campanotto Editore, 2011


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Friday October 14, 2022

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2021


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Friday October 14, 2022

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, Spring/Summer, 2020


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Thursday March 22, 2018

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2018.


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Saturday September 22, 2018

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 2, No. 2, Fall/Winter, 2018.


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Monday April 22, 2019

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2019.


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Wednesday April 22, 2020

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, Spring/Summer, 2020.


Cripps, Jody
Publication Date: Wednesday November 22, 2017

Society for American Sign Language Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, Fall/Winter, 2017.


De Tholozany, Pauline
Publication Date: Thursday September 28, 2017

Title: L’Ecole de la maladresse : de J.-J. Rousseau à J.J. Grandville, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. Paris : Honoré Champion (2017) Publisher: Honoré Champion


Fitzmaurice, Stephen
Publication Date: Friday October 22, 2021

Stephen B. Fitzmaurice, The Role of the Educational Interpreter: Perceptions of Administrators and Teachers, October 2021 While educational interpreting has been studied for decades, the research has historically focused on the tasks educational interpreters are engaged in during their work day.


Fitzmaurice, Stephen
Publication Date: Wednesday September 22, 2021

Elizabeth A. Winston and Stephen B. Fitzmaurice , Editors. Advances in Educational Interpreting. September 2021 In this follow up to  Educational Interpreting: How It Can Succeed , published in 2004, Elizabeth A. Winston and Stephen B. Fitzmaurice present research about the current state of educational interpreting in both K-12 and post-secondary settings.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Sunday September 24, 2006

Annotated translation (with Johannes Schmidt) of F. W. J. Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom and Matters Connected Therewith (1809) (Albany: SUNY, 2006) Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt offer a fresh translation of Schelling’s enigmatic and influential masterpiece, widely recognized as an indispensable work of German Idealism.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Thursday September 25, 2008

Tolstoy: A Guide for the Perplexed (London: Continuum, 2008) Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy (1828-1910) is one of the most important writers in the Western tradition. His two great novels, War and Peace and Anna Karenina, cover an enormous range of basic human experiences with a precision and probing spirit that, in the words of one critic, are simply "unmatched by any other writer."


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Tuesday November 15, 2016

Nietzsche and Dostoevsky: Philosophy, Morality, Tragedy (Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2016) After more than a century, the urgency with which the writing of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Friedrich Nietzsche speaks to us is undiminished. Nietzsche explicitly acknowledged Dostoevsky’s relevance to his work, noting its affinities as well as its points of opposition.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Monday July 17, 2017

Heidegger in Russia and Eastern Europe (London: Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017) Heidegger’s influence in the twentieth century probably outstrips that of any other philosopher, at least in the so-called Continental tradition. The 'revolution' Heidegger brought about with his compelling readings of the broader philosophical tradition transformed German philosophy and spread quickly to most of Europe, the United States and Japan.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Tuesday July 24, 2018

The Black Circle: A Life of Alexandre Kojève (Columbia University Press, July 2018) Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) was an important and provocative thinker. Born in Russia, he spent most of his life in France. His interpretation of Hegel and his notorious declaration that history had come to an end exerted great influence on French thinkers and writers such as Raymond Aron, Georges Bataille, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Lacan, and Raymond Queneau.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Saturday November 24, 2018

Translation of Alexandre Kojève, Atheism (Columbia University Press, November 2018). One of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and unconventional thinkers, Alexandre Kojève was a Russian émigré to France whose lectures on Hegel in the 1930s galvanized a generation of French intellectuals.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Tuesday September 24, 2019

Translation of António Lobo Antunes, Until Stones Become Lighter Than Water. The Margellos World Republic of Letters. Yale University Press (September 24, 2019) A novel about the horrors of war and its aftermath from one of Europe’s most brilliant authors.


Love, Jeff
Publication Date: Saturday July 31, 2004

The Overcoming of History in War and Peace (Leiden: Brill-Rodopi, 2004) The Overcoming of History in "War and Peace" marks a radical departure from the critical tradition dominated by Sir Isaiah Berlin's view that the novel is deeply divided against itself, a majestically flawed contest of brilliant art and clumsy thought.


Mai, Joseph
Publication Date: Wednesday March 22, 2017

Robert Guédiguian. Manchester University Press, 2017. Intervening at the crossroads of philosophy, politics, and cinema, this book argues that the career of Robert Guédiguian, director of Marius et Jeannette (1997) and other popular auteurist films, can be read as an original and coherent project


Mai, Joseph
Publication Date: Thursday July 22, 2021

Barnes, Leslie and Joseph Mai (eds.). The Cinema of Rithy Panh: Everything Has a Soul. Rutgers University Press, 2021 Born in 1964, Cambodian filmmaker Rithy Panh grew up in the midst of the Khmer Rouge’s genocidal reign of terror, which claimed the lives of many of his relatives. After escaping to France, where he attended film school, he returned to his homeland in the late 1980s and began work on the documentaries and fiction films that have made him Cambodia’s most celebrated living director. 


Mai, Joseph
Publication Date: Saturday May 22, 2010

Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Reviewed in: H-France, Film-Philosophy, Sight and Sound, Contemporary French Civilization, The French Review, Modern & Contemporary France, Choice For well over a decade, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne have produced highly original and ethically charged films that immerse their audiences in an intense and embodied viewing experience.


Oropesa, Salvador
Publication Date: Saturday August 07, 1999

La novelística de Antonio Muñoz Molina: sociedad civil y literatura lúdica. Jaén: Universidad de Jaén, 1999.


Oropesa, Salvador
Publication Date: Saturday May 24, 2003

The Contemporáneos Group: Rewriting Mexico in the Thirties and Forties. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2003 Salvador Oropesa offers original readings of the works of five Contemporáneos--Salvador Novo, Xavier Villaurrutia, Agustín Lazo, Guadalupe Marín, and Jorge Cuesta--and their efforts to create a Mexican literature that was international, attuned to the realities of modern Mexico, and flexible enough to speak to the masses as well as the elites.


Oropesa, Salvador
Publication Date: Monday October 24, 2011

Ihrie, Maureen, and Salvador A. Oropesa, eds. World literature in Spanish: an Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2011 Providing a thorough introduction to Spanish-language literature worldwide and across time is a tall order. However, World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, affording an amazingly comprehensive reference collection in a single work.


Oropesa, Salvador
Publication Date: Monday February 24, 2014

Literatura y comercio en España: las tiendas (1868-1952). Málaga: Universidad de Málaga, 2014


Oropesa, Salvador
Publication Date: Monday February 24, 1992

La obra de Ariel Dorfman: ficción y crítica. Madrid: Pliegos, 1992


Peebles, Kelly
Publication Date: Saturday July 24, 2021

Peebles, Kelly Digby, and Gabriella Scarlatta. Representing the Life and Legacy of Renée de France . Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, 2021. This book considers the life and legacy of Renée de France (1510–75), the youngest daughter of King Louis XII and Anne de Bretagne, exploring her cultural, spiritual, and political influence and her evolving roles and actions as fille de France , Duchess of Ferrara, and Dowager Duchess at Montargis.


Peebles, Kelly
Publication Date: Friday August 22, 2014

Jeanne Flore. Tales and Trials of Love: a bilingual edition and study. Edited and translated by Kelly Digby Peebles. Poetry translated by Marta Rijn Finch. (Toronto: CRRS/Iter, 2014). In Tales and Trials of Love, Jeanne Flore (whose identity remains a mystery) depicts an ideal notion of love as a mutually beneficial relationship upheld in a world governed by Venus and Cupid.


Risso, Roberto
Publication Date: Thursday May 24, 2018

«La penna è chiacchierona» Edmondo De Amicis e l’arte del narrare. Franco Cesati Editore, 2018 This monograph examines and analyzes the whole literary production of an author, Edmondo De Amicis (1846-1908) who is well known only for a very limited number of works, especially his best and long seller Cuore (The Heart of a Boy).


Risso, Roberto
Publication Date: Monday September 24, 2018

Iozzia, Alberto and Roberto Risso (eds.) Italian Quarterly, Year LV, Nos. 215-218, Fall 2018.


Risso, Roberto
Publication Date: Sunday February 24, 2013

«Troppo dolce cosa da leggere…» Il romanzo epistolare italiano del Cinque e Seicento, Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino, 2013.


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Sunday September 24, 2006

Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt (annotated translation): F. W. J. Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations into the Essence of Human Freedom (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006) Jeff Love and Johannes Schmidt offer a fresh translation of Schelling’s enigmatic and influential masterpiece, widely recognized as an indispensable work of German Idealism.


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Thursday April 24, 2014

Rainer, Godel, Karl Menges, and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 12 (2014).


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Friday June 24, 2016

Rainer, Godel and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 13 (2016).


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Thursday March 24, 2016

Staffan Bengtsson, Heinrich Clairmont, Robert Norton, Johannes Schmidt, and Ulrike Wagner: Herder and Religion. Contributions from the 2010 Conference of the International Herder Society at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Heidelberg: Synchron, 2016. 260 pages. Those interested in the nature and wide-ranging impact of Herder’s religious thought will find this volume to be a valuable companion. The contributors participated in the 2010 meeting of the International Herder Society at the University of Notre Dame, and they approach the question of what religion actually meant for Herder by examining the relationship between the shifting nature of his response and his angle of vision.


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Saturday February 24, 2018

Rainer, Godel and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 14 (2018). The Herder Yearbook offers—now for the fourteenth time—a selection of current research on Johann Gottfried Herder.


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Tuesday April 28, 2020

Eva Piirimäe, Liina Lukas, and Johannes Schmidt (eds.). Herder on Empathy and Sympathy. Brill's Studies in Intellectual History, Volume: 311 (2020). The English-German collection Herder on Empathy and Sympathy: Einfühlung und Sympathie im Denken Herders considers the meaning and role of the concepts of empathy and sympathy in Herder’s thought.


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Friday April 24, 2020

Rainer, Godel and Johannes Schmidt (eds.): Herder Yearbook 15 (2020) This year’s volume collects inquiries into Herder’s activities as a reviewer, his view on Homer in comparison to Wolf’s and Humboldt’s, furthermore Herder’s deliberations on a “Neue Mythologie” as well as a contribution on the Älteste Urkunde. Besides two studies elucidating the reception of Herder during the nineteenth […]


Schmidt, Johannes
Publication Date: Wednesday May 24, 2000

Johannes Schmidt: "Die klare, helle Wahrheit." Johann Gottfried Herders Christliche Schriften als Auseinandersetzung mit Gotthold Ephraim Lessings religionsphilosophischen Spätschriften (Hamburg 2000).


Stoicea, Gabriela
Publication Date: Saturday January 22, 2022

The Lessing Yearbook/Yearbook 2021 "Disasters of the 18th Century" deals with the question of how the eighteenth century reacted to catastrophes or catastrophic events, and how these experiences shaped or questioned Enlightenment visions of society and the understanding of the world.


Stoicea, Gabriela
Publication Date: Monday August 24, 2020

Fictions of Legibility: The Human Face and Body in Modern German Novels from Sophie von La Roche to Alfred Döblin. Transcript (2020) Gabriela Stoicea examines how the incidence and role of physical descriptions in German novels changed between 1771 and 1929 in response to developments in the study of the human face and body.


Touya, Eric
Publication Date: Thursday April 24, 2008

French-American Relations: Remembering D-Day after September 11. Lanham: University Press of America, 2008. A major contention of French-American Relations is that the American experience during WWII illustrates "the decency of the American people" (Abraham Lincoln), and gives meaning to the special bond that exists between the two nations.


Touya, Eric
Publication Date: Tuesday May 24, 2011

Francophone Women Writers: Feminisms, Postcolonialisms, Cross-Cultures. Preface by Maryse Condé. Lanham: Lexington Books Publishing, 2011. This anthology seeks to introduce women writers in the "global" Francophone world by investigating the place of feminist, postcolonial and cross-cultural theories in interpreting women francophone literature.


Touya, Eric
Publication Date: Saturday December 24, 2016

The Case for the Humanities: Pedagogy, Polity, Interdisciplinarity. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. Countering the perception that the humanities are unessential, this volume contends that their well-being has not only academic but also cultural, political, and existential ramifications. Our technologically-driven world possesses the means of its own destruction, while economic and financial policies undermine the very existence of our democracy.


Touya, Eric
Publication Date: Wednesday March 06, 2019

Simone de Beauvoir: le combat au féminin. Collection Que Sais-Je ? Paris: Presses Universitaires de France/Humensis, 2019. Situating his arguments vis-à-vis major critics like Michel Onfray and Julia Kristeva, Touya de Marenne explores the repercussions of Beauvoir’s philosophical and political complex thought, but also the oppositions that she inspired during the twentieth century, and to the present day in France, the United States, and the world


Touya, Eric
Publication Date: Monday October 24, 2005

Musique et Poétique à l’Âge du symbolisme: Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Claudel, Valéry. Paris: Editions L’Harmattan, 2005.


Vazsoniy, Nicholas
Publication Date: Wednesday September 01, 2004

Wagner’s Meistersinger: Performance, History, Representation. Ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2003. Paperback edition 2004. Richard Wagner's Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg has been one of the most performed operas ever since its premiere in 1868.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Saturday January 01, 2000

Searching for Common Ground: Diskurse zur deutschen Identität 1750-1871. Ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi. Cologne & Weimar: Böhlau, 2000.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Thursday May 24, 2012

Richard Wagner: Self-Promotion and the Making of a Brand. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paperback 2012. All modern artists have had to market themselves in some way. Richard Wagner may just have done it better than anyone else. In a self-promotional effort that began around 1840 in Paris, and lasted for the remainder of his career, Wagner claimed convincingly that he was the most German composer ever and the true successor of Beethoven.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Friday May 25, 2012

Richard Wagner. Die Entstehung einer Marke. Bd. 7. Wagner in der Diskussion. Trans. Michael Halfbrodt. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2012.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Wednesday April 24, 2019

The Cambridge Wagner Encyclopedia. Ed. Nicholas Vazsonyi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Paperback 2019. Richard Wagner is one of the most controversial figures in Western cultural history. He revolutionized not only opera but the very concept of art, and his works and ideas have had an immeasurable impact on both the cultural and political landscapes of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Wednesday May 24, 2017

Music Theater as Global Culture: Wagner’s Legacy Today. Eds. Anno Mungen, Nicholas Vazsonyi, Julie Hubbert, Ivana Rentsch, Arne Stollberg. Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, 2017. his volume presents the most significant essays written by established and younger scholars as part of the two-year project titled WagnerWorldWide 2013.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Friday September 18, 2020

The Cambridge Companion to Richard Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen. Eds. Mark Berry & Nicholas Vazsonyi. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. The Companion is an essential, interdisciplinary tool for those both familiar and unfamiliar with Wagner's Ring. It opens with a concise introduction to both the composer and the Ring, introducing Wagner as a cultural figure, and giving a comprehensive overview of the work.


Vazsonyi, Nicholas
Publication Date: Sunday December 07, 1997

Lukács Reads Goethe: From Aestheticism to Stalinism. Columbia, SC: Camden House, 1997. Long recognized as one of the foremost literary critics of the twentieth century, the Hungarian-born Georg Lukács (1885-1971) shocked many by turning to Marxism in 1918


Zhang, Yanhua
Publication Date: Saturday March 24, 2007

Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine: An Ethnographic Account from Contemporary China. SUNY series in Chinese Philosophy and Culture. 2007 Chinese medicine approaches emotions and emotional disorders differently than the Western biomedical model. Transforming Emotions with Chinese Medicine offers an ethnographic account of emotion-related disorders as they are conceived, talked about, experienced, and treated in clinics of Chinese medicine in contemporary China.


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