The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages

Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages.

Author: Anna Balakian

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027286420

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 732

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Edited by Anna Balakian, this volume marks the first attempt to discuss Symbolism in a full range of the literatures written in the European languages. The scope of these analyses, which explore Latin America, Scandinavia, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as well as West European literatures, continues to make the volume a valuable reference today. As René Wellek suggests in his historiographic contribution, the fifty-one contributors not only make us think afresh about individual authors who are “giants,” but also draw us to reassess schools and movements in their local as well as international contexts. Reviewers comment that this “copious and intelligently structured” anthology, divided into eight parts, traces the conceptual bases and emergence of an international Symbolist movement, showing the spread of Symbolism to other national literatures from French sources, as well as the symbiotic transformations of Symbolism through appropriation and amalgamation with local literary trends. Several chapters deal with the relationships between literature and the other arts, pointing to Symbolism at work in painting, music, and theatre. Other chapters on the psychological aspects of the Symbolist method connect in interesting ways to a vision of metaphor and myth as virtually musical notation and an experimental emphasis on the play afforded by gaps between words. The volume is “a major contribution” to “the most significant exponents” and “essential themes” of Symbolism. The theoretical, historical, and typological sections of the volume help explain why the impact of this important movement of the fin-de-siècle is still felt today.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Mallarm in the Twentieth Century

Mallarm   in the Twentieth Century

... is Kurt Wais , " German Poets in the Proximity of Baudelaire and the Symbolists , " in The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages , ed . Anna Balakian ( Budapest : Akademiai Kiado , 1982 ) , 145-56 .

Author: Robert Greer Cohn

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637957

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Essays on various aspects of the work of the French poet Stephane Mallarme on the centenary of his death (1998).
Categories: Literary Criticism

French XX Bibliography

French XX Bibliography

H2529 . [ F1404 ) . ... symbolist ( The ) movement in the literature of European languages . Ed . by Anna Balakian . Budapest : Akadémiai Kiadó , 1982. 2 p.l. , ( 5 ) -732 p . ( bib . p . 699-717 ) . A comparative history of literatures ...

Author: Douglas W. Alden

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0933444451

Category: French literature

Page:

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Categories: French literature

Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

In The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages: A Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages, ed. Anna Balakian. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1982; rev. ed. 1984, pp. 361–380. Proctor, Gregory.

Author: Elliot Antokoletz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355954

Category: Music

Page: 360

View: 807

Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bart?k explores the means by which two early 20th century operas - Debussy's Pell?as et M?lisande (1902) and Bart?k's Duke Bluebeard's Castle (1911) - transformed the harmonic structures of the traditional major/minor scale system into a new musical language. It also looks at how this language reflects the psychodramatic symbolism of the Franco-Belgian poet, Maurice Maeterlinck, and his Hungarian disciple, B?la Bal?zs. These two operas represent the first significant attempts to establish more profound correspondences between the symbolist dramatic conception and the new musical language. Duke Bluebeard's Castle is based almost exclusively on interactions between pentatonic/diatonic folk modalities and their more abstract symmetrical transformations (including whole-tone, octatonic, and other pitch constructions derived from the system of the interval cycles). The opposition of these two harmonic extremes serve as the basis for dramatic polarity between the characters as real-life beings and as instruments of fate. The book also explores the new musico-dramatic relations within their larger historical, social psychological, philosophical, and aesthetic contexts.
Categories: Music

Die Semantik der musiko literarischen Gattungen

Die Semantik der musiko literarischen Gattungen

Manfred Hoppe , " The Symbol in Austrian Literature at the Turn of the Century : Problems and Attempted Solutions " ... Interdisciplinary Phenomenon " , in : The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages , hrsg . v .

Author: Ulrich Weisstein

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 3823346555

Category: Music and literature

Page: 276

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Categories: Music and literature

Romantic Poetry

Romantic Poetry

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages ( Ed . Anna Balakian ) III . Le Tournant du siècle des Lumières 1760-1820 . Les genres en vers des Lumières au Romantisme ( Dir . György M. Vajda ) IV .

Author: Angela Esterhammer

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027234507

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 537

View: 567

Romantic Poetry encompasses twenty-seven new essays by prominent scholars on the influences and interrelations among Romantic movements throughout Europe and the Americas. It provides an expansive overview of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century poetry in the European languages. The essays take account of interrelated currents in American, Argentinian, Brazilian, Bulgarian, Canadian, Caribbean, Chilean, Colombian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Mexican, Norwegian, Peruvian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, and Uruguayan literature. Contributors adopt different models for comparative study: tracing a theme or motif through several literatures; developing innovative models of transnational influence; studying the role of Romantic poetry in socio-political developments; or focusing on an issue that appears most prominently in one national literature yet is illuminated by the international context. This collaborative volume provides an invaluable resource for students of comparative literature and Romanticism.SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series' total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism's own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Comparative Literature in Europe

Comparative Literature in Europe

Kubilius examined how lithuanian literature in its entirety integrated the greatest european writers (Dante, ... the Baltic states in the collective publication The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages (1984) serve ...

Author: Nikol Dziub

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527524095

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Thanks to its historical, theoretical, and methodological dimensions, this book is unique, both in Europe and in the USA. It brings together researchers from across Europe to explain how comparative literature works, both on an institutional and a technical level, in the country in which they teach. The contributions also define the characteristics of European comparative literature on a continental level. From Austria to Ukraine, by way of Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Ireland, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland, this book offers an expansive panorama, placing great emphasis on usually “invisible” countries. Moreover, it relates both to the postcolonial and post-Soviet present and to the future of comparative literature: it is a handbook, but also a laboratory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe

History of the Literary Cultures of East Central Europe

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages. (Akadémia Kiado) 1984. 732 PP" III VAIDA, Gyiirgy M. T (réd.): Le Tournant du siecle des lumieres 1760—1820. Les genres en vers des lumieres au romantisme.

Author: Marcel Cornis-Pope

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027293404

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 512

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Continuing the work undertaken in Vol. 1 of the History of the Literary Cultures of East-Central Europe, Vol. 2 considers various topographic sites—multicultural cities, border areas, cross-cultural corridors, multiethnic regions—that cut across national boundaries, rendering them permeable to the flow of hybrid cultural messages. By focusing on the literary cultures of specific geographical locations, this volume intends to put into practice a new type of comparative study. Traditional comparative literary studies establish transnational comparisons and contrasts, but thereby reconfirm, however inadvertently, the very national borders they play down. This volume inverts the expansive momentum of comparative studies towards ever-broader regional, European, and world literary histories. While the theater of this volume is still the literary culture of East-Central Europe, the contributors focus on pinpointed local traditions and geographic nodal points. Their histories of Riga, Plovdiv, Timişoara or Budapest, of Transylvania or the Danube corridor – to take a few examples – reveal how each of these sites was during the last two-hundred years a home for a variety of foreign or ethnic literary traditions next to the one now dominant within the national borders. By foregrounding such non-national or hybrid traditions, this volume pleads for a diversification and pluralization of local and national histories. A genuine comparatist revival of literary history should involve the recognition that “treading on native grounds” means actually treading on grounds cultivated by diverse people.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Symbolist Art in Context

Symbolist Art in Context

Jullian, “The Esthetics of Symbolism in French and Belgian Art,” in Balakian, ed., The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages, 529. He added: “Symbolism is a network of allegorical representation that is either ...

Author: Michelle Facos

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520255821

Category: Art

Page: 264

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The Symbolist art movement of the late nineteenth century forms an important bridge between Impressionism and Modernism. But because Symbolism, more than the two movements it links, emphasizes ideas over objects and events, it has suffered from vague and conflicting definitions. In Symbolist Art in Context, Michelle Facos offers a clearly written, comprehensive, and accessible description of this challenging subject. Reaching back into Romanticism for Symbolism's origins, Facos argues that Symbolism enabled artists (including Munch and Gauguin) to confront an increasingly uncertain and complex world—one to which pessimists responded with themes of decadence and degeneration and optimists with idealism and reform.
Categories: Art

Camille Claudel

Camille Claudel

"The Language of Symbolism." In A. Balakian, ed., The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages. Translated by J. Houis. Budapest: Academiai Kiado, 1982. 85-99. Alhadeff, Albert. "Rodin: A Self-Portrait in The Gates of ...

Author: Angelo Caranfa

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 0838753914

Category: Art

Page: 214

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The revelation of Camille Claudel as an artist in her own right is the primary focus of this study. Clear and simple in theme and design, and containing over forty illustrations, Camille Claudel: A Sculpture of Interior Solitude unfolds her life and art in distinct movements, beginning with a biographical sketch and ending with a comparison of her art to that of her contemporary, Aristide Maillol. The book unveils the uninterrupted movement of Claudel's path to artistic creativity and independence, the price for which was solitude and self-denial.
Categories: Art

European Symbolism

European Symbolism

... 1998 ) Balakian , Anna , ed . , The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages ( Budapest : Akadémiai Kiadó , 1982 ) Barrès , Maurice , ' Lettre à la Revue critique , La Revue critique des idées et des livres , 25-7 ...

Author: Natasha Grigorian

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039115316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This first comparative study of the Symbolist use of myth in France, Germany, and Russia closely examines a selected range of poetic and pictorial works created between c. 1860 and 1910. The focus of the discussion is on a constellation of five artists, linked by a complex network of influences: Gustave Moreau, José-Maria de Heredia, and Jean Moréas (France); Stefan George (Germany); and Valerii Bryusov (Russia). By analysing myth in painting and poetry, the book gives a new insight into the significance of heroic and aesthetic ideals in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century European culture. International and interdisciplinary in its comparative approach, the study reassesses the distinction between Symbolism and Decadence by shedding new light on the role of myth within the paradoxical interaction of classical and modernist values in Symbolist art. In the course of the argument, Symbolist mythological art emerges as a significant link between the cultural heritage of classical Greece and the creative agonies of twentieth-century European society. The book will appeal not only to scholars of literature and art, but also to a wider academic public concerned with cross-cultural transaction in Europe.
Categories: Literary Criticism

European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism

European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1982). Berg, Christian (ed.) i.a., The Turn of the Century/Le Tournant du siècle; Modernism and Modernity in Literature and the Arts/Le ...

Author: Martin Travers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780826439604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

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European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism is an anthology of key theoretical writings by the major representatives of the schools and movements of recent European literature. Each chapter is devoted to one particular school of movement from within the broad body of literature, from romanticism, realism and modernism though to the literature of political engagement of the 1920s and 1930s, and the more recent initiative of postmodernism. These texts are approached both on their own terms as individual formulations of the goals and procedures (literary, aesthetic and political) that characterized the work of these writers, and as key documents of the literary school or movement to which these writers belonged.
Categories: Literary Criticism

European language Writing in Sub Saharan Africa

European language Writing in Sub Saharan Africa

A COMPARATIVE HISTORY OF LITERATURES IN EUROPEAN LANGUAGES SPONSORED BY THE INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE LITERATURE ASSOCIATION HISTOIRE ... ULRICH WEISSTEIN ) VOLUME II THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN THE LITERATURE OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES ( ED .

Author: Albert S. Gérard

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9630538326

Category: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Page: 1288

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The first major comparative study of African writing in western languages, European-language Writing in Sub-Saharan Africa, edited by Albert S. Gérard, falls into four wide-ranging sections: an overview of early contacts and colonial developments "Under Western Eyes"; chapters on "Black Consciousness" manifest in the debates over Panafricanism and Negritude; a group of essays on mental decolonization expressed in "Black Power" texts at the time of independence struggles; and finally "Comparative Vistas," sketching directions that future comparative study might explore. An introductory e.
Categories: Africa, Sub-Saharan

Nonfictional Romantic Prose

Nonfictional Romantic Prose

The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages (Ed. Anna Balakian) III. le tournant du siècle des lumières 1760—1820. les genres en vers des lumières au romantisme (Dir. Gyôrgy M. Vajda) IV. les avant-gardes littéraires ...

Author: Steven P. Sondrup

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027295651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 477

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Nonfictional Romantic Prose: Expanding Borders surveys a broad range of expository, polemical, and analytical literary forms that came into prominence during the last two decades of the eighteenth century and the first half of the nineteenth. They stand in contrast to better-known romantic fiction in that they endeavor to address the world of daily, empirical experience rather than that of more explicitly self-referential, fanciful creation. Among them are genres that have since the nineteenth century come to characterize many aspects of modern life like the periodical or the psychological case study; others flourished and enjoyed wide-spread popularity during the nineteenth century but are much less well-known today like the almanac and the diary. Travel narratives, pamphlets, religious and theological texts, familiar essays, autobiographies, literary-critical and philosophical studies, and discussions of the visual arts and music all had deep historical roots when appropriated by romantic writers but prospered in their hands and assumed distinctive contours indicative of the breadth of romantic thought. SPECIAL OFFER: 30% discount for a complete set order (5 vols.).The Romanticism series in the Comparative History of Literatures in European Languages is the result of a remarkable international collaboration. The editorial team coordinated the efforts of over 100 experts from more than two dozen countries to produce five independently conceived, yet interrelated volumes that show not only how Romanticism developed and spread in its principal European homelands and throughout the New World, but also the ways in which the affected literatures in reaction to Romanticism have redefined themselves on into Modernism. A glance at the index of each volume quickly reveals the extraordinary richness of the series’ total contents. Romantic Irony sets the broader experimental parameters of comparison by concentrating on the myriad expressions of “irony” as one of the major impulses in the Romantic philosophical and artistic revolution, and by combining cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies with special attention also to literatures in less widely diffused language streams. Romantic Drama traces creative innovations that deeply altered the understanding of genre at large, fed popular imagination through vehicles like the opera, and laid the foundations for a modernist theater of the absurd. Romantic Poetry demonstrates deep patterns and a sharing of crucial themes of the revolutionary age which underlie the lyrical expression that flourished in so many languages and environments. Nonfictional Romantic Prose assists us in coping with the vast array of writings from the personal and intimate sphere to modes of public discourse, including Romanticism’s own self-commentary in theoretical statements on the arts, society, life, the sciences, and more. Nor are the discursive dimensions of imaginative literature neglected in the closing volume, Romantic Prose Fiction, where the basic Romantic themes and story types (the romance, novel, novella, short story, and other narrative forms) are considered throughout Europe and the New World. This enormous realm is seen not just in terms of Romantic theorizing, but in the light of the impact of Romantic ideas and narration on later generations. As an aid to readers, the introduction to Romantic Prose Fiction explains the relationships among the volumes in the series and carries a listing of their tables of contents in an appendix. No other series exists comparable to these volumes which treat the entirety of Romanticism as a cultural happening across the whole breadth of the “Old” and “New” Worlds and thus render a complex picture of European spiritual strivings in the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries, a heritage still very close to our age.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Anxiety Angst Anguish in Fin de Si cle Art and Literature

Anxiety  Angst  Anguish in Fin de Si  cle Art and Literature

9Anna Balakian, ed., The Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages (Budapest: John Benjamins 1982), p. 512. 10Clement Greenberg, review of Betty Parsons Gallery exhibition, in The Nation (168, No. 9, pp. 221-222).

Author: Rosina Neginsky

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527546646

Category: Art

Page: 412

View: 519

This volume examines various manifestations of anguish in art, literature, and philosophy. It demonstrates that the experience of anguish manifested itself in a spectacular way in the arts in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. It makes obvious the extraordinary tension between anguish and art. The works discussed here reflect the magnitude of anguish generated by historical events, scientific advancements (especially in psychology), and metaphysical inquiries of the time. Through the invention of new artistic languages, those works also illustrate the fecundity of anguish for artists.
Categories: Art

A History of Literature in the Caribbean

A History of Literature in the Caribbean

... AUSPICES DE L'ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL DE LITTÉRATURE COMPAREE VOLUME I EXPRESSIONISM AS AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PHENOMENON (Ed. Ulrich Weisstein) VOLUME II THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN THE LITERATURE OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES (Ed. Anna ...

Author: A. James Arnold

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027298331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 672

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For the first time the Dutch-speaking regions of the Caribbean and Suriname are brought into fruitful dialogue with another major American literature, that of the anglophone Caribbean. The results are as stimulating as they are unexpected. The editors have coordinated the work of a distinguished international team of specialists. Read separately or as a set of three volumes, the History of Literature in the Caribbean is designed to serve as the primary reference book in this area. The reader can follow the comparative evolution of a literary genre or plot the development of a set of historical problems under the appropriate heading for the English- or Dutch-speaking region. An extensive index to names and dates of authors and significant historical figures completes the volume. The subeditors bring to their respective specialty areas a wealth of Caribbeanist experience. Vera M. Kutzinski is Professor of English, American, and Afro-American Literature at Yale University. Her book Sugar’s Secrets: Race and The Erotics of Cuban Nationalism, 1993, treated a crucial subject in the romance of the Caribbean nation. Ineke Phaf-Rheinberger has been very active in Latin American and Caribbean literary criticism for two decades, first at the Free University in Berlin and later at the University of Maryland. The editor of A History of Literature in the Caribbean, A. James Arnold, is Professor of French at the University of Virginia, where he founded the New World Studies graduate program. Over the past twenty years he has been a pioneer in the historical study of the Négritude movement and its successors in the francophone Caribbean.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A History of Literature in the Caribbean Cross cultural studies

A History of Literature in the Caribbean  Cross cultural studies

... LES AUSPICES DE L'ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL DE LITTÉRATURE COMPARÉE VOLUME I EXPRESSIONISM AS AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY PHENOMENON ( Ed . Ulrich Weisstein ) VOLUME II THE SYMBOLIST MOVEMENT IN THE LITERATURE OF EUROPEAN LANGUAGES ...

Author: Albert James Arnold

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027234442

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 399

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Cross-Cultural Studies is the culminating effort of a distinguished team of international scholars who have worked since the mid-1980s to create the most complete analysis of Caribbean literature ever undertaken. Conceived as a major contribution to postcolonial studies, cultural studies, cultural anthropology, and regional studies of the Caribbean and the Americas, Cross-Cultural Studies illuminates the interrelations between and among Europe, the Caribbean islands, Africa, and the American continents from the late fifteenth century to the present. Scholars from five continents bring to bear on the most salient issues of Caribbean literature theoretical and critical positions that are currently in the forefront of discussion in literature, the arts, and public policy. Among the major issues treated at length in Cross-Cultural Studies are: The history and construction of racial inequality in Caribbean colonization; The origins and formation of literatures in various Creoles; The gendered literary representation of the Caribbean region; The political and ideological appropriation of Caribbean history in creating the idea of national culture in North and South America, Europe, and Africa; The role of the Caribbean in contemporary theories of Modernism and the Postmodern; The decentering of such canonical authors as Shakespeare; The vexed but inevitable connectedness of Caribbean literature with both its former colonial metropoles and its geographical neighbors. Contributions to Cross-Cultural Studies give a concrete cultural and historical analysis of such contemporary critical terms as hybridity, transculturation, and the carnivalesque, which have so often been taken out of context and employed in narrowly ideological contexts. Two important theories of the simultaneous unity and diversity of Caribbean literature and culture, propounded by Antonio Benítez-Rojo and +douard Glissant, receive extended treatment that places them strategically in the debate over multiculturalism in postcolonial societies and in the context of chaos theory. A contribution by Benítez-Rojo permits the reader to test the theory through his critical practice. Divided into nine thematic and methodological sections followed by a complete index to the names and dates of authors and significant historical figures discussed, Cross-Cultural Studies will be an indispensable resource for every library and a necessary handbook for scholars, teachers, and advanced students of the Caribbean region.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Reference Guide for English Studies

A Reference Guide for English Studies

Symbolism : A Bibliography of Symbolism as an International and Multi - Disciplinary Movement . New York : NYO Press , 1975 . 25936.S9 A52 Balakian , Anna , ed . Symbolist Movement in the Literature of European Languages .

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520079922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 790

View: 738

This text is an introduction to the full range of standard reference tools in all branches of English studies. More than 10,000 titles are included. The Reference Guide covers all the areas traditionally defined as English studies and all the field of inquiry more recently associated with English studies. British and Irish, American and world literatures written in English are included. Other fields covered are folklore, film, literary theory, general and comparative literature, language and linguistics, rhetoric and composition, bibliography and textual criticism and women's studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Alexander Scriabin Companion

The Alexander Scriabin Companion

Quoted in Morrison, Russian Opera and the Symbolist Movement, 221. 51. ... This literature includes Martin Cooper, “Aleksandr Skryabin and the Russian Renaissance,” Studi musicali 1 (1972): ... the Literature of European Languages, ed.

Author: Lincoln Ballard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232624

Category: Music

Page: 440

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This unique collaboration between a musicologist and two pianists – all experts in Russian music – takes a fresh look at the supercharged music and polarizing reception of the Russian composer Alexander Scriabin. From his Chopin-inspired miniatures to his genre-bending symphonies and avant-garde late works, Scriabin left a unique mark on music history. Scriabin’s death centennial in 2015 brought wider exposure and renewed attention to this pioneering composer. Music lovers who are curious about Scriabin have been torn between specialized academic studies and popular sources that glamorize his interests and activities, often at the expense of historical accuracy. This book bridges the divide between these two branches of literature, and brings a modern perspective to his music and legacy. Drawing on archival materials, primary sources in Russian, and recently published books and articles, Part One details the reception and performance history of Scriabin’s solo piano and orchestral music. High quality recordings are recommended for each piece. Part Two explores four topics in Scriabin’s reception: the myths generated by Scriabin’s biographers, his claims to synaesthesia or “color-hearing,” his revival in 1960s America as a proto-Flower Child, and the charges of anti-Russianness leveled against his music. Part Three investigates stylistic context and performance practice in the piano music, and considers the domains of sound, rhythm, and harmony. It offers interpretive strategies for deciphering Scriabin’s challenging scores at the keyboard. Students, scholars, and music enthusiasts will benefit from the historical insights offered in this interdisciplinary book. Armed with this knowledge, readers will be able to better appreciate the stylistic innovations and colorful imagination of this extraordinary composer.
Categories: Music