Reflections on Literature and Culture

Reflections on Literature and Culture

This is the first volume in any language that collects Hannah Arendt's remarkable series of essays and notes on literary figures and cultural questions.

Author: Hannah Arendt

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804744998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 360

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This is the first volume in any language that collects Hannah Arendt's remarkable series of essays and notes on literary figures and cultural questions.
Categories: Philosophy

Irish Masculinities

Irish Masculinities

This collection features a variety of contributors - from emerging voices in Irish literary criticism to established scholars in the field - who provide a fearless interrogation of the conventional readings of the representation of Irish ...

Author: Caroline Magennis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0716531356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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This collection features a variety of contributors - from emerging voices in Irish literary criticism to established scholars in the field - who provide a fearless interrogation of the conventional readings of the representation of Irish men. In particular, these essays deconstruct the notion of masculinity as a fixed stable identity and explore the plurality of representations of manhood in literature and culture. Several of the essays look at hybridity in Irish male identity and the idea of diasporic identity, as well as discussing male identity in the domestic sphere. They consider masculinities (both north and south of the border) in a diverse range of topics (from O'Duffy's Blueshirts to Belfast drag queens and consumer culture), bringing a much-needed sophistication to the issue of masculinity in Irish studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reflections On Exile

Reflections On Exile

Taken together, these essays--from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers--afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation.

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781847089212

Category: Social Science

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With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. As in the title essay, the widely admired "Reflections on Exile," the fact of his own exile and the fate of the Palestinians have given both form and the force of intimacy to the questions Said has pursued. Taken together, these essays--from the famous to those that will surprise even Said's most assiduous followers--afford rare insight into the formation of a critic and the development of an intellectual vocation. Said's topics are many and diverse, from the movie heroics of Tarzan to the machismo of Ernest Hemingway to the shades of difference that divide Alexandria and Cairo. He offers major reconsiderations of writers and artists such as George Orwell, Giambattista Vico, Georg Lukacs, R. P. Blackmur, E. M. Cioran, Naguib Mahfouz, Herman Melville, Joseph Conrad, Walter Lippman, Samuel Huntington, Antonio Gramsci, and Raymond Williams. Invigorating, edifying, acutely attentive to the vying pressures of personal and historical experience, his book is a source of immeasurable intellectual delight.
Categories: Social Science

Clearing a Space

Clearing a Space

This work features essays about Indian popular culture and high culture, travel and location in Paris, Bombay, Dublin, Calcutta and Berlin, empire and nationalism, Indian and Western cinema, music, art and literature, politics, race, and ...

Author: Amit Chaudhuri

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1906165017

Category: History

Page: 330

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Offers an exploration of what it means to be a modern Indian in relation to the West. This work features essays about Indian popular culture and high culture, travel and location in Paris, Bombay, Dublin, Calcutta and Berlin, empire and nationalism, Indian and Western cinema, music, art and literature, politics, race, and cosmopolitanism.
Categories: History

Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture

Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture

This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture.

Author: Cathy McGlynn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319636092

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and reimaginings, the contributors to Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture analyse how artists, writers, directors and performers challenge, and in some cases reaffirm, cultural constructions of ageing women, as well as give voice to ageing women’s subjectivities. The book concludes with an afterword by Germaine Greer which suggests possible avenues for future research.
Categories: Social Science

Scotland in Theory

Scotland in Theory

The collection will be of interest to teachers and students of Scottish and English literature, literary theory, cultural and media analysis, and the history of ideas.

Author: Eleanor Bell

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9042010282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 287

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Scotland in Theory offers new ways of reading Scottish texts and culture within the context of an altered political framework and a changing sense of national identity. With the re-establishment of a Parliament in Edinburgh, issues of nationality and nationalism can be looked at afresh. It is timely now to revisit representations of Scottish culture in cinematography and literature, and also to examine aspects of gender, sexuality and ideology that have shaped how Scots have come to understand themselves. Established and younger critics use a variety of theoretical approaches here to catch an authentic sense of a post-modern Scotland in the process of change. Literature and the arts provide radical ways of knowing what Scotland, in theory, could become. The collection will be of interest to teachers and students of Scottish and English literature, literary theory, cultural and media analysis, and the history of ideas. Contributors include Eleanor Bell, Kasia Boddy, Cairns Craig, Thomas Docherty, Christopher Harvie, Ellen Raïssa-Jackson, Willy Maley, Gavin Miller, Tom Nairn, Sarah Neely, Laurence Nicoll, Berthold Schoene, Anne McManus Scriven, A.J.P. Thomson, Ronald Turnbull, Christopher Whyte.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays offers evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and culture.

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674003020

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 617

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With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays offers evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and culture.
Categories: Literary Collections

Canon Vs Culture

Canon Vs  Culture

Canon Vs. Culture explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts of the last quarter century-- the changes from academic inquiry conducted through a selected list of accepted authorities to an investigation of the cultural ...

Author: Jan Groak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134818099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Canon Vs. Culture explores the consequences of one of the main educational shifts of the last quarter century-- the changes from academic inquiry conducted through a selected list of accepted authorities to an investigation of the cultural operations of an entire society.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Fiction of the 1990s

American Fiction of the 1990s

This volume reads the rich body of 1990s American fiction in the context of key cultural concerns of the period.

Author: Jay Prosser

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134077458

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 249

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American Fiction of the 1990s: Reflections of History and Culture brings together essays from international experts to examine one of the most vital and energized decades in American literature. This volume reads the rich body of 1990s American fiction in the context of key cultural concerns of the period. The issues that the contributors identify as especially productive include: Immigration and America’s geographical borders, particularly those with Latin America Racial tensions, race relations and racial exchanges Historical memory and the recording of history Sex, scandal and the politicization of sexuality Postmodern technologies, terrorism and paranoia American Fiction of the 1990s examines texts by established authors such as Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Thomas Pynchon, who write some of their most ambitious work in the period, but also by emergent writers, such as Sherman Alexie, Chang-Rae Lee, E. Annie Proulx, David Foster Wallace, and Jonathan Franzen. Offering new insight into both the literature and the culture of the period, as well as the interaction between the two in a way that furthers the New American Studies, this volume will be essential reading for students and lecturers of American literature and culture and late twentieth-century fiction. Contributors include: Timothy Aubry, Alex Blazer, Kasia Boddy, Stephen J. Burn, Andrew Dix, Brian Jarvis, Suzanne W. Jones, Peter Knight, A. Robert Lee, Stacey Olster, Derek Parker Royal, Krishna Sen, Zoe Trodd, Andrew Warnes and Nahem Yousaf.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

Ruins in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

This book focuses on literal and metaphorical ruins, as they are appropriated and imagined in different forms of writing.

Author: Efterpi Mitsi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030269050

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

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This book focuses on literal and metaphorical ruins, as they are appropriated and imagined in different forms of writing. Examining British and American literature and culture in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the book begins in the era of industrial modernity with studies of Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Henry James and Daphne Du Maurier. It then moves on to the significance of ruins in the twentieth century, against the backdrop of conflict, waste and destruction, analyzing authors such as Beckett and Pinter, Kurt Vonnegut, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton and Leonard Cohen. The collection concludes with current debates on ruins, through discussions of Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht, as well as reflections on the refugee crisis that take the ruin beyond the text, offering new perspectives on its diverse legacies and conceptual resources.
Categories: Literary Criticism

London Post 2010 in British Literature and Culture

London Post 2010 in British Literature and Culture

This volume investigates the portrayal of London in recent British literature and culture and looks at the way in which they have articulated competing versions of the contemporary city.

Author: Oliver Lindner

Publisher: Brill / Rodopi

ISBN: 9004343997

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

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This volume investigates the portrayal of London in recent British literature and culture and looks at the way in which they have articulated competing versions of the contemporary city.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Climate and Literature

Climate and Literature

In place of such vague notions, we find within these pages interesting and stimulating examples of true applied science and contemporary literary theory that more often than not treat literary depiction of climate not so much as a ...

Author: Janet Pérez

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 0896723542

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 134

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With the rise of a succession of sophisticated approaches that largely disregard literature's traditional role as a mirror of life, climate and other environmental factors have been generally disregarded in the interpretation of literary texts during recent decades. For that reason, it is only fitting that the climatological dimension be re-explored after a forty-year hiatus."Climate and Literature embraces a significant revision of the original telluric "notions" about the determinist relationship between climate and the attitudes and behavior of literary characters set in particular surroundings. In place of such vague notions, we find within these pages interesting and stimulating examples of true applied science and contemporary literary theory that more often than not treat literary depiction of climate not so much as a reflection of influence of particular geographic environments, but as a powerful symbol for psychological or textural processes undergone by the novels' characters, narrators or readers."—Dr. Thomas Franz, Ohio State University.
Categories: Literary Criticism

High Culture

High Culture

This is the first comprehensive text to address addiction and its multiple effects on and extensions into art, literature, philosophy, and psychology.

Author: Anna Alexander

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791487587

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

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Addresses the place of addiction in modern art, literature, philosophy, and psychology, including its effects on the works of such thinkers and writers as Heidegger, Nietzsche, DeQuincey, Breton, and Burroughs.
Categories: Psychology

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Reflections on Critical Issues

Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults  Reflections on Critical Issues

This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature.

Author: Mingshui Cai

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313076404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Eighteenth century Genre and Culture

Eighteenth century Genre and Culture

This collection of essays, including contributions by Paula Backscheider, Martin C. Battestin, and Patricia Meyer Spacks -- examines the relationships between history, literary forms, and the cultural contexts of British literature from the ...

Author: Dennis Todd

Publisher: University of Delaware Press

ISBN: 0874137594

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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This collection of essays, including contributions by Paula Backscheider, Martin C. Battestin, and Patricia Meyer Spacks- examines the relationship between history, literary forms, and the cultural contexts of British literature from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. Topics include print culture and the works of Mary, Lady Chudleigh; the politics of early amatory fiction; Susanna Centlivre's use of plot; novels by women between 1760 and 1788; and the connection between gender and narrative form in the criminal biographies of the 1770s.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture will offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of this important literary tradition, covering the span of Asian American literature from the late nineteenth-century large ...

Author: Josephine Lee

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190699620

Category: American literature

Page: 2125

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"In the past four decades, the field of Asian American literary and cultural studies has grown enormously, expanding its areas of inquiry beyond reflection on the straight-line patterns of immigration, assimilation, and citizenship to encompass issues such as transnational and diasporic identities and communities, the workings of imperialism, the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality, and social justice/human rights in a global context. The Oxford Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature and Culture will offer a comprehensive and in-depth survey of this important literary tradition, covering the span of Asian American literature from the late nineteenth-century large-scale immigration of Chinese to the United States and Canada to the present. All of the articles appear online as part of the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature"--
Categories: American literature

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

For , at the heart of Lu Xun's reflection on mass culture in an age of consumerism
are daunting questions similar to those ... of technological modernity on literary
culture and modern life are accompanied by profound reflections upon the ethics
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133497037

Category: Arts, Chinese

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Categories: Arts, Chinese

The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Culture

The French Revolution Debate in English Literature and Culture

On November 11, 1789, Edmund Burke received a letter from Charles Francois
Depont, the "very young gentleman at Paris" whom he would address in
Reflections on the Revolution in France, requesting not so much his opinion as
his ...

Author: Lisa Plummer Crafton

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313304963

Category: History

Page: 156

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Discusses the significance of the French Revolution in English literary and cultural history, particularly in the works of Edmund Burke, William Blake, William Wordsworth, and Thomas Carlyle.
Categories: History

Baseball Literature Culture

Baseball Literature Culture

Eighteen essays presented at the 2004 and 2005 ISU conferences are published in this work.

Author: Peter Carino

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483199

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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The Indiana State University Conference on Baseball in Literature and American Culture has consistently produced a strong body of scholarship since its inception in 1995. Eighteen essays presented at the 2004 and 2005 ISU conferences are published in this work. In “Baseball is a Place: Reflections On Building a Baseball Novel,” novelist Mick Cochrane discusses writing a baseball novel, using his 2002 novel Sport to exemplify the process. Tracy Collins, in “Women, American Society, and Baseball Literature in the High Cannon,” examines the ways in which canonical baseball novels are obliged to exclude women. In “‘A Grim Harvest’: Baseball’s Changing of the Guard, 1931,” Steve Gietschier shows baseball progressing from the tenuous agreements of the early modern era to become a stable urban business ready to take on the challenges of the mid-century. Joan Thomas’s “Baseball and America, a Timeless Love Story” muses on the ways in which fans’ relationship with baseball is like that of the lover to the beloved, irrational, forgiving, even maddening but always total. Fourteen other essays on the literature and culture of the game take on topics that include Josh Gibson and Satchel Paige, August Wilson’s Fences, baseball’s long connection with presidents, its even longer connection with tobacco, and the virtue of cheering Chicago’s Cubs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Lighting Out for the Territory

Lighting Out for the Territory

Fishkin "offers an intriguing look at how Mark Twain's life and work have been cherished, memorialized, exploited, and misunderstood."

Author: Shelley Fisher Fishkin

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195121223

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Fishkin "offers an intriguing look at how Mark Twain's life and work have been cherished, memorialized, exploited, and misunderstood."
Categories: Literary Criticism