Category Archives: Literary Studies

A History of the Modernist Novel

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A historical past of the Modernist Novel reassesses the modernist canon and produces a wealth of latest comparative analyses that considerably revise the novel's historical past. Drawing on American, English, Irish, Russian, French, and German traditions, best students problem latest attitudes approximately realism and modernism and draw new consciousness to daily life and daily gadgets. as well as its exploration of recent kinds akin to the modernist style novel and experimental ancient novel, this booklet considers the radical in postcolonial, transnational, and cosmopolitan contexts. A heritage of the Modernist Novel additionally considers the novel's worldwide succeed in whereas suggesting that the epoch of modernism isn't really but accomplished.

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Death-Drive: Freudian Hauntings in Literature and Art (The Frontiers of Theory)

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By Robert Rowland Smith

Robert Rowland Smith takes Freud's paintings at the death-drive and compares it with different philosophies of death--Pascal, Heidegger and Derrida specifically. He additionally applies it in a brand new solution to literature and paintings - to Shakespeare, Rothko and Katharina Fritsch, between others. He asks even if artistic endeavors are lifeless or alive, if creative creativity is not truly a kind of destruction, and no matter if our skill to be seduced by way of nice phrases skill we do not placed our selves vulnerable to death.In doing so, he proposes a brand new concept of aesthetics within which artistic endeavors and literary texts have a death-drive in their personal, now not least by means of their defining skill to show clear of all that's genuine, and the place the results of the death-drive suggest that we're continually residing in imaginary, rhetorical or 'artistic' worlds. The booklet additionally presents a worthy creation to the wealthy culture of labor at the death-drive when you consider that Freud.

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Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice (Just Ideas (FUP))

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By Carrol Clarkson

Drawing the road examines the ways that cultural, political, and felony strains are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa via literary texts, artistic endeavors, and other kinds of cultural creation. less than the rubric of a philosophy of the restrict and just about a number of signifying acts and occasions, this e-book asks what it takes to recalibrate a sociopolitical scene, transferring perceptions of what counts and what concerns, of what could be obvious and heard, of what could be valued or considered as meaningful.

The booklet therefore argues for an aesthetics of transitional justice and makes an attraction for a postapartheid aesthetic inquiry, in preference to easily a political or a criminal one. each one bankruptcy brings a South African art, textual content, speech, development, or social stumble upon into dialog with debates in severe concept and continental philosophy, asking: What problem do those South African acts of signification and resignification pose to present literary-philosophical debates?

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Out of Character: Modernism, Vitalism, Psychic Life

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By Omri Moses

"Characters" are these fictive beings in novels whose coherent styles of habit cause them to credible as humans. "Character" is additionally used to consult the capacity—or incapacity—of members to maintain middle ideas. whilst characters are inconsistent, they threat discovering as risky or immoral, let alone unconvincing. yet what's in the back of our culture's esteem for unwavering consistency? Out of Character examines literary characters who defy our culture's versions of private integrity. It argues that modernist writers Henry James, Gertrude Stein, and T. S. Eliot drew suggestion from vitalism as a fashion of reinventing the technique of depicting humans in fiction and poetry. instead of concerning a inflexible personality as anything that inoculates us opposed to the transferring tides of condition, those writers insist at the moral necessity of forming improvisational, dynamic social relationships. Charting the literary effect of William James, Charles Darwin, Friedrich Nietzsche, and, particularly, Henri Bergson, this booklet contends that vitalist understandings of psychology, impact, and belief resulted in new situational and relational definitions of selfhood. As Moses demonstrates, the modernists stirred by way of those important existence classes supply us a feeling of what psychic lifestyles appears like at its most complicated, advanced, and unpredictable.

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Verwisch Die Spuren!. Bertolt Brecht's Work and Legacy: A Reassessment. (Amsterdamer Beitrage Zur Neueren Germanistik)

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This quantity provides a cross-section of present Brecht experiences, reflecting various techniques and views starting from distinctive exegesis of specific texts to cultural feedback within the broadest feel. It offers analyses of Brecht's paintings and investigates his pervasive impact in twentieth century literature. The reports amassed the following conceal the full of Brecht's profession, from the early one-acter Kleinbürgerhochzeit of 1919 to the Sinn und Form years instantly previous his loss of life, in addition to his use of culture and his legacy. when it comes to redressing an inclination in Brecht reception to treat him quite often as a dramatist, the quantity covers novels, poetry, movie, images, journalism and idea in addition to performs.

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Of Mermaids and Others: An Introduction to the Poetry of Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (Modern Poetry)

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By Cary A. Shay

This quantity is a severe advent to the poetry of Irish author Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. Writing poetry completely in Irish yet permitting and overseeing translations of her paintings into numerous languages, essentially English, Ní Dhomhnaill is the 1st Irish-language poet to realize a world following. She is additionally a pioneer in fostering a renewed courting among the 2 languages of Ireland’s literary traditions. Ní Dhomhnaill is unflinching in her interventions into not easy social, linguistic or even theoretical arenas, and is widely known for her brutal parodies, ribald sexual situations and protracted debunking and revising of non secular, political and mythological imagery. Her fundamental thematic issues show her commitment to critiquing and eventually altering dominant discourses in order that they account for the presence and contributions of ladies writers. This quantity explores the fraught problems with translating and contextualizing Ní Dhomhnaill’s œuvre, her use and revisions of Irish fable, folklore and political and spiritual iconography, her re-imagining of the mummy in tradition and spiritual ideology, and the units of dying, silence and psychoanalytic discourse in her mermaid cycle and different poems. The e-book hails Ní Dhomhnaill, who has now not hitherto got loads of serious cognizance in English, as an immense determine in global literature.

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Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield

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By Cynthia J. Miller

Acknowledgments creation half I: significant Enemies 1. “Blood-Thirsty Graybacks”: The huge Othering of the Confederacy in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Robert A. Saunders 2. Cry “Havoc!” and permit Slip the Vampires of conflict Cynthia J. Miller three. Vampire Pilots and Industrialized conflict within the Bloody crimson Baron A. Bowdoin Van Riper four. Nazis at the Moon! Nazis below the Polar Ice Cap! And different contemporary Episodes within the unusual Cinematic Afterlife of the 3rd Reich James J. Ward half Ii: The lifeless do not relaxation five. The Wages of warfare: Spectral childrens within the Devil's spine Michael C. Reiff 6. Traversing the Afterlife myth: The Haunted Soldier in Jacob's Ladder Thomas Robert Argiro 7. The Haunted Tank Paul O'Connor eight. (Re)Remembering the nice struggle in Deathwatch Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz nine. The U.N.dead: chilly conflict Ghosts in Carol for an additional Christmas Christina M. Knopf half Iii: Making Monsters 10. Pall within the kin: Deathdream, condominium, and the Vietnam warfare Christopher D. Stone eleven. Strategic

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T. S. Eliot: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the Perplexed)

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By Steve Ellis

T. S. Eliot is likely one of the so much celebrated twentieth-century poets and one whose paintings is essentially synonymous with perplexity. Eliot is perceived as super difficult as a result multi-lingual references and fragmentation we discover in his poetry and his habitual literary allusions to writers together with Dante, Shakespeare, Marvell, Baudelaire, and Conrad.

There is an extra hassle for modern day readers that Eliot most likely did not envisage: the common unfamiliarity with the Christianity that his paintings is steeped in. Steve Ellis introduces Eliot's paintings through the use of his broad prose writings to light up the poetry. As a tremendous critic, in addition to poet, Eliot used to be hugely aware of the demanding situations his poetry set, of its relation to and distinction from the paintings of past poets, and of the ways that the job of examining was once problematized via his work.

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Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides (Brill's Companions to Classical Reception)

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"Brill's significant other to the Reception of Euripides" presents a finished account of the impression and appropriation of all extant Euripidean performs considering the fact that their inception: from antiquity to modernity, throughout cultures and civilizations, from a number of views and inside of a large variety of human event and cultural tendencies, specifically literature, highbrow heritage, visible arts, track, opera and dance, degree and cinematography. A concerted paintings by means of a global staff of experts within the box, the amount is addressed to a large and multidisciplinary readership of classical reception stories, from specialists to non-experts. individuals have interaction in a vividly and energetic interactive discussion with the traditional and the fashionable which, whereas illuminating features of historical drama and highlighting their ever-lasting relevance, bargains a considerate and layered advisor of the human .

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The Critical Path and Other Writings on Critical Theory, 1963-1975 (Collected Works of Northrop Frye)

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This quantity, which collects Northrop Frye's writings at the concept of literary feedback from the center interval of his occupation, contains one in all Frye's personal favourites, The serious Path (1971). A hugely vital marker of Frye's profession, The severe Path overtly addresses themes that he had formerly been reluctant to debate as totally, together with the significance of literature to society, the tasks of critics, and the deeper rationales for learning literature.

Filled with insightful texts that point out his transition from literary critic to a theorist of language, fantasy, and human tradition, this version is helping to light up the various principles and arguments that may seem later in The nice Code and Words with Power. observed through the rigorous scholarship for which the sequence is well known, this can be one other priceless contribution to literary feedback and theory.

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