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Volume Editors: John M. Clum and Natka Bianchini
Albee and Influence is the fourth volume in the series New Directions in Edward Albee Studies sponsored by the Edward Albee Society. The volume contains essays, written by leading Albee scholars, that focus on literary and philosophical influences on Edward Albee’s plays as well as essays on writers and works that Albee influenced. Essays focus on Albee’s relationship with such major American playwrights as Thornton Wilder, Amiri Baraka, Sam Shepard, Lanford Wilson and John Guare. There are also contributions on Albee’s work as mentor to young playwrights. The volume also includes an interview with award-winning director Pam McKinnon.
Volume Editors: Susana Zapke and Elisabeth Gruber
This volume offers a comprehensive introduction to the major political, social, economic, and cultural developments in Vienna from c. 1100 to c. 1500. It provides a multidisciplinary view of the complexity of the vibrant city on the Danube. The volume is divided into four sections: Vienna, the city and urban design;, politics, economy and sovereignty; social groups and communities; , and spaces of knowledge, arts, and performance. An international team of eighteen scholars examines issues ranging from the city’s urban environment and art history, to economic and social concerns., using a range of sources and reflecting the wide array of possible approaches to the study of medieval Vienna today.

Contributors are: Csendes Peter, Denk Ulrike, Ertl Thomas, Gastgeber Christian, Haffner Thomas, Keil Martha, Kirchweger Franz, Krause Heike, Lutter Christina, Mitchell Paul, Mühlberger Kurt, Opačić Zoë, Opll Ferdinand, Schedl Barbara, Sonnlechner Christoph, and Wright Peter.
Volume Editors: Clifford Davidson and Sophie Oosterwijk
This edition of Lydgate’s Dance of Death offers a detailed comparison of the different text versions, a new scholarly edition and translation of Marchant’s 1485 French Danse Macabre and an art-historical analysis of its woodcuts.
It addresses the cultural context and historical circumstances of Lydgate’s poem and its model, the mural of 1424-25 with accompanying French poem in Paris, as well as their precursors, notably the Vado mori poems and the Legend of the Three Living and the Three Dead. It discusses authorship, the personification and visualisation of Death, and the wider dissemination of the Dance. The edited texts include commentaries, notes and a glossary.
Author: Inna Islanova
This is a book about the archaeological sites of the 5th to 8th century of the Volga-Baltic watershed in the forest zone of Eastern Europe. The region has long been known for burial assemblages of the so-called culture of the Pskov long barrows, but the book brings to light a different group of sites. The population living on those sites co-existed with those who buried their dead under the Pskov long barrows, but within a different landscape. This polarity suggests that the local population was behind the culture of Pskov long barrows, while the new category of site point to immigrants from the southwest. The book suggests that the "new" archaeological sites were inhabited by a Slavic-speaking population from the periphery of the Kiev and Kolochin cultures.
Author: Robert Couzin
Robert Couzin’s Right and Left in Early Christian and Medieval Art is the first in-depth study of handedness, position, and direction in the visual culture of Europe and Byzantium from the fourth to the fourteenth century. An understanding of this largely unnoticed or ignored dimension of imagery can enrich the study of most major themes of medieval art history, including iconography, visuality, reception, narrative, form, gender, production, and patronage. For designers, artisans, and audiences alike, the pre-eminence of the right and lapses or intentional departures from that norm were potentially significant. This investigation of right and left in medieval visual culture is informed by modern experimental research on laterality and contextualized within prevailing theological doctrines and socio-cultural practices.