From Pulpit to Fiction

Sermonic Texts and Fictive Transformations

Author: Allen Permar Smith

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783039113286

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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This book examines the authority and power of a -sermonic text- through its fictive qualities. The author argues that a sermonic text functions in the manner of a work of fiction and creates an event and space that forces a decision upon the reader. The text creates a place where the Kingdom of God is about to happen and is happening. Consequently, the reader is forced to make a decision. Will he or she -go and do likewise-, or reject the Kingdom of God? In this way, a sermonic text acts like a work of fiction and invites a reader into its space and event. If the reader of the sermonic text chooses temporally to enter the event of the text, the reader has the potential to participate in its dynamics and is forced to make a decision either to believe or not believe. Like a work of fiction, it does not require those external guarantees of authority that are found in the community of faith: its doctrines, creeds and ecclesiology. Rather, the authority of the sermonic text is intrinsic as in a work of fiction and stands on its own. The discussion is interdisciplinary, drawing upon literary theory, cultural theory and theology."
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Texts Through History

Author: Adele Wills

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415319096

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 83

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Texts Through History: * provides students with the skills they need to analyze the historical context of a text, without relying on extra research * introduces some of the key schools of criticism, such as Feminism, Marxism and Post-Colonialism * explores attitudes over time to regional identity, race and mythology * traces the development of genre over time, examining the way different historical contexts can affect and change the form of a text * includes a wide range of illustrative texts, from interviews and poetry, to comic sketches, rice packets and adverts. Written by an experienced teacher and AS and A2 Level examiner, Texts Through Historyis an essential resource for students of AS and A2 Level English.
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Scurvy

The Disease of Discovery

Author: Jonathan Lamb

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691182930

Category: History

Page: 336

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Scurvy—a disease usually associated with long stretches of maritime travel—generated extraordinary sensations. Eyes dazzled, skin was morbidly sensitive, emotions veered between disgust and delight. In this book, Jonathan Lamb presents an intellectual history of scurvy unlike any other, probing its cultural impact during the eighteenth-century age of geographic and scientific discovery. Drawing on historical accounts from scientists and voyagers as well as major literary works, Lamb explains the medical knowledge surrounding scurvy and the debates about its cause, prevention, and attempted cures. He argues that a “culture” of scurvy arose in the colony of Australia, which was prey to the disease in its early years, and identifies a literature of scurvy in the works of such figures as Herman Melville, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Francis Bacon, and Jonathan Swift. Masterful and illuminating, Scurvy shows how eighteenth-century journeys of discovery not only ventured outward to the ends of the earth, but were also an inward voyage into the realms of sensation and passion.
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The Crossover Novel

Contemporary Children's Fiction and Its Adult Readership

Author: Rachel Falconer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135865019

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 280

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"Highly recommended" by Choice While crossover books such as Rowling's Harry Potter series have enjoyed enormous sales and media attention, critical analysis of crossover fiction has not kept pace with the growing popularity of this new category of writing and reading. Falconer remedies this lack with close readings of six major British works of crossover fiction, and a wide-ranging analysis of the social and cultural implications of the global crossover phenomenon. A uniquely in-depth study of the crossover novel, Falconer engages with a ground-breaking range of sources, from primary texts, to child and adult reader responses, to cultural and critical theory.
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Making Poetry Matter

International Research on Poetry Pedagogy

Author: Sue Dymoke,Andrew Lambirth,Anthony Wilson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441163530

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Making Poetry Matter draws together contributions from leading scholars in the field to offer a variety of perspectives on poetry pedagogy. A wide range of topics are covered including: - Teacher attitudes to teaching poetry in the urban primary classroom - Digital poetry and multimodality - Resistance to poetry in Post-16 English Throughout, the internationally recognised contributors draw on case studies to ensure that the theory is clearly linked to classroom practice. They consider the teaching and learning challenges that poetry presents for those working with learners aged between 5 and 19 and explore these challenges with reference to reading; writing; speaking and listening and the transformative nature of poetry in different contexts.
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The Illustrated Gormenghast Trilogy

Author: Mervyn Peake

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409019799

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

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'Peake's books are actual additions to life; they give, like certain rare dreams, sensations we never had before, and enlarge our conception of the range of possible experience' C.S. Lewis Enter the world of Gormenghast. The vast crumbling castle to which the seventy-seventh Earl, Titus Groan, is Lord and heir. Titus is expected to rule this Gothic labyrinth of turrets and dungeons, cloisters and corridors as well as the eccentric and wayward subject. Things are changing in the castle and Titus must contend with a kingdom about to implode beneath the weight of centuries of intrigue, treachery, manipulation and murder.
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Worlds in the making

constructivism and postmodern knowledge

Author: Edyta Lorek-Jezińska,Teresa Siek-Piskozub,Katarzyna Wie̜ckowska

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 501

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