Tempests after Shakespeare

Author: C. Zabus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113707602X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Tempests After Shakespeare shows how the 'rewriting' of Shakespeare's play serves as an interpretative grid through which to read three movements - postcoloniality, postpatriarchy, and postmodernism - via the Tempest characters of Caliban, Miranda/Sycorax and Prospero, as they vie for the ownership of meaning at the end of the twentieth century. Covering texts in three languages, from four continents and in the last four decades, this study imaginatively explores the collapse of empire and the emergence of independent nation-states; the advent of feminism and other sexual liberation movements that challenged patriarchy; and the varied critiques of representation that make up the 'postmodern condition'.

Shattered Tempests

Author: Jessica Dall

Publisher: Red Adept Publishing, LLC


Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 4102


Brier Chastain’s powers have already destroyed two cities. With every use, she finds it a little harder to keep them from overpowering her. Palmer, her cosmic counterbalance, is growing weaker, and she has no one else to help. Plagued with half-formed visions and other useless abilities, Palmer Tash only wants to be normal. He prefers suppressing his powers to using them, but with Brier struggling, he no longer has a choice. Unfortunately, with the only man able to train him dying, Palmer’s chance to strengthen his abilities may be gone. With their allies falling, a monstrous army approaching, and prophesies of a gods’ war circling, Palmer and Brier must work out their power problems. If they can’t, they may end up destroying themselves before anyone else has the chance.

Jaunting on the Scoriac Tempests and Other Essays on Fantastic Literature

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434403386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 9273


In this new collection of essays, well-known critic Brian Stableford presents twelve pieces on science-fiction and fantasy writers M. P. Shiel, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Humphry Davy, Robert Hunt, Vernon Lee, J. G. Ballard, James Morrow, Dean Koontz, and Terry Pratchett. Complete with detailed index.

Tempests, Poxes, Predators, and People

Stress in Wild Animals and How They Cope

Author: L.Michael Romero,John C. Wingfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199710597

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

View: 9929


Although scientists have discovered many fundamental physiological and behavioral mechanisms that comprise the stress response, most of current knowledge is based on laboratory experiments using domesticated or captive animals. Scientists are only beginning, however, to understand how stress impacts wild animals - by studying the nature of the stressful stimuli that animals in their natural environments have adapted to for survival, and what the mechanisms that allow that survival might be. This book summarizes, for the first time, several decades of work on understanding stress in natural contexts. The aim is two-fold. The first goal of this work is to place modern stress research into an evolutionary context. The stress response clearly did not evolve to cause disease, so that studying how animals use the stress response to survive in the wild should provide insight into why mechanisms evolved the way that they did. The second goal is to provide predictions on how wild animals might cope with the Anthropocene, the current period of Earth's history characterized by the massive human remodeling of habitats on a global scale. Conservation of species will rely upon how wild animals use their stress response to successfully cope with human-created stressors.

Postfeminist Discourse in Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Warner’s Indigo

Ambivalence, Liminality and Plurality

Author: Natali Boğosyan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443849049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 380

View: 2887


A scrupulous study of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and its most comprehensive rewriting Indigo, or Mapping the Waters by Marina Warner. Taking as its focus representations of femininity and the other, the study scrutinises the various implications of three concepts: ambivalence, liminality and plurality in terms of their relevance to the conjunctures of postfeminism and post-colonialism, proposing that postfeminist discourse is in search of a new ethics and perspective that mainly champion these three terms through the employment of intertextuality as a strategy. The study is careful to carry out a comparative analysis of the works in terms of both poetics and politics. Informed by interdisciplinarity, the study explores how The Tempest destabilises itself, inviting a deconstructionist reading in terms of its relation to patriarchal and colonial dynamics ingrained in the play and how Indigo takes its substantial space among other rewritings of The Tempest by presenting new and imaginative ways of seeing the female and feminised figures in the play.

Understanding Isak Dinesen

Author: Susan Brantly

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 8238


Shadows on the Grass, Winter's Tales, Last Tales, Anecdotes of Destiny, and Ehrengard, Brantly explores the clues, details, and subplots in texts that critics often describe as puzzles and labyrinths. Brantly reveals the thought and care that Dinesen devoted to the construction of her stories, her expansive knowledge of world literature, and the great pleasure awaiting readers as they unravel the mysteries embedded in her texts."--BOOK JACKET.

The Tempest

Author: Hilary Burningham,William Shakespeare,Charity Lincoln

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237518752

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 6715


The books in this series provide support material to help students and teachers in the study of Shakespeare. Using simplified text and dramatic pictures, these books bring to life the main characters and key events. The Teacher's Book provides lesson notes and more than 30 photocopiable activities, including acting, mime, writing, and games.

Writing differences

readings from the seminar of Hélène Cixous

Author: Susan Sellers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780335090099

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 158

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This book is a collection of readings from the members of Helene Cixous' research seminar at the Centre d'Etudes Feminines in Paris. They have been commissioned to illustrate the Centre's pioneering work on sexual difference and its relationship to the literary text. The readings cover a multi-national range of literatures, and a variety of literary periods and genres.

The Sandman Papers

An Exploration of the Sandman Mythology

Author: Joseph L. Sanders

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781560977483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

View: 7271


A collection of twelve analytical essays about the popular mass-circulation comic by Neil Gaiman addresses particular Sandman episodes and story arcs while examining its creator's achievements in relation to his other works. Original.

Shakespearian Tempest -

Author: G. Wilsin Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317833783

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 360

View: 8302


First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.