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Download E-books Tactical Readings: Feminist Postmodernism in the Novels of Kathy Acker and Angela Carter PDF

By Nicola Pitchford

Tactical Readings analyzes the paintings of Kathy Acker and Angela Carter and argues for placing feminist practices of interpreting on the middle of a revitalized idea of postmodernism. In Acker's and Carter's rereading of even these photos decried by way of a few feminists as such a lot compromised and patriarchal Pitchford additionally sees a manner for feminism to maneuver past its inner divisions over sexuality and obscenity.

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Download E-books The rhetoric of victim and perpetrator: Austrian literature and film, 1986-1995 PDF

By Fatima Felicitas Naqvi-Peters

After Kurt Waldheim's election as president in 1986, Austria's "founding" delusion grew to become the thing of a lot feedback. whereas victimhood had previously served as an explanatory paradigm for the nation's historic improvement, complicity with Nazism all of sudden looked to be a extra persuasive version. Austrian paintings from the eighties and nineties deals a extra nuanced point of view in this dramatic shift. rather than an inexorable chasm, a curious oscillation among viewing oneself as fascism's sufferer and its offender turns into obvious. In exposing the "victim-and-perpetrator" rhetoric with all its power difficulties, the works lower than dialogue have created what may possibly develop into the second one Republic's lasting cultural legacy.

The dissertation starts with Thomas Bernhard's scandal-provoking Heldenplatz (1988). The play makes use of a court docket version: the Austrian viewers stands accused of fascist leanings by way of Jewish characters who themselves reveal authoritarian features. Wolfgang Murnberger's movie, Himmel oder Hölle (1990), examines the conflicting calls for of state and Heimat (one's neighborhood or local background), in addition to the transmission of an ethos of victimhood to later post-war generations. Robert Menasse's Selige Zeiten, brüchige Welt (1992) maintains this engagement with the place of birth through returning us to Austria's fin-de-siècle. the radical demonstrates how Freud's sufferer narratives, omnipresent in nationwide psycho-histories, determine within the gendering of Austria as a malevolent magna mater. Michael Haneke's movie, Benny's Video (1992), increases the problem of cultural imperialism and its violent side-effects in a society that represses the earlier. ultimately, Christoph Ransmayr's 1995 novel, Morbus Kitahara , drawing at the Vienna memorial debates, pessimistically assesses the act of commemoration and means that empathy with fascism's sufferers will be taken too a long way.

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Download E-books Dutch Literature in the Age of Rembrandt: Themes and ideas (Utrecht Publications in General and Comparative Literature) PDF

Dutch literature of the seventeenth century, whereas now not as well-known as different components of the tradition of the Dutch Golden Age, merits self sustaining concentration, not just due to its personal intrinsic worthy, but additionally a result of proof of sturdy social drawback that it offers and the sunshine it sheds on different facets of the Golden Age. regardless of this, open air the Netherlands the literature has now not been tested heavily, certainly end result of the language barrier, but in addition simply because there's no moderate advent to the cloth in English. This e-book fills that lacuna. Richly illustrated, it teams its matters thematically: politics, faith, nature, everyday life. simply because Golden Age portray, specifically, is so well-known, the ebook devotes a unique bankruptcy to the relationship among poetry and portray. A concluding bankruptcy indicates the republic's functionality as a ecu literary buying and selling heart with brisk import and export. incorporated are also texts and translations of poems and broad bibliographies for additional study.

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Download E-books William Wordsworth in Context (Literature in Context) PDF

William Wordsworth's poetry answered to the large literary, political, cultural, technological and social adjustments that the poet lived via in the course of his lifetime (1770‒1850), and to his personal transformation from younger radical encouraged via the French Revolution to Poet Laureate and supporter of the institution. The poet of the 'egotistical elegant' who wrote the pioneering autobiographical masterpiece, The Prelude, and whose paintings is impressive for its research of non-public impressions, stories and reviews, is usually the poet who's seriously engaged with the cultural and political advancements of his period. William Wordsworth in Context provides thirty-five concise chapters on contexts an important for an realizing and appreciation of this major Romantic poet. It makes a speciality of his existence, circle, and composition; on his reception and effect; at the value of overdue eighteenth and early 19th century literary contexts; and at the old, political, medical and philosophical matters that helped to form Wordsworth's poetry and prose.

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Download E-books Who's Afraid of James Joyce? (Florida James Joyce) PDF

The improvement of Joycean experiences right into a revered and intensely huge subdiscipline of modernist reports may be traced to the paintings of a number of vital students. between those that did the main to record Joyce's paintings, Karen Lawrence can simply be one in every of that elite cadre.

A retrospective of a long time of labor on Joyce, this assortment comprises released magazine articles, publication chapters, and decisions from her top identified paintings (all up-to-date and revised), besides one new essay. that includes enticing shut readings of such Joyce works as Dubliners and Ulysses, it will likely be a welcome boost to any severe Joycean's library and should end up super valuable to new generations of Joyce critics seeking to construct on Lawrence's expansive scholarship. either readable and full of life, this paintings may well motivate a life of examining, re-reading, and educating Joyce.

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Download E-books Strategies for Reading and Arguing About Literature PDF

For classes in English Composition, Argumentative Writing, and advent to Literature.

Strategies for studying and Arguing approximately Literature brings jointly the usually divergent reviews of argumentation and literature.  This textbook teaches the paintings of educational argumentation via a spotlight on vintage and modern literature.  utilizing this e-book, scholars will study, perform and grasp serious interpreting ideas, severe writing and examine options, the necessities of educational argumentation, and simple literary conception because it pertains to the improvement of an argument.  at the same time, scholars will discover and savour a number of literature starting from the classical to the modern in a number of genres and significant analyses of literary works. 

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Download E-books Boccaccio's Naked Muse: Eros, Culture, and the Mythopoeic Imagination (Toronto Italian Studies) PDF

By Tobias Foster Gittes

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375) experimented with any such wide selection of genres that critics have tended to concentration extra at the adjustments between his works than on their underlying similarities. notwithstanding, a extra complete exam of his corpus finds that hid underneath this outstanding variety of topic and style there's a coherent mythology, a digital catalogue of cutting edge myths designed to extra effectively replicate his cultural event and higher tackle the wishes of his age.

Exploring the main major of those myths, Boccaccio's bare Muse provides a author who forged himself because the apostle of a brand new humanistic religion, person who may honour God by means of exalting his construction. Tobias Foster Gittes argues that Boccaccio didn't easily reproduce Golden Age schemes in his works. relatively, he subtly altered and tailored them with a purpose to produce a version of human beatitude extra fitted to his conviction that cultural success and human dignity are indissolubly associated. Gittes evaluations universal conceptions of Boccaccio's passivity, or his readiness to talk dismissively of his personal paintings and to solid himself as a sufferer of vicious critics. in its place, Gittes indicates that Boccaccio intentionally assumed this posture of passivity to align himself with a chain of martyrs who, like him, had willingly suffered torments within the curiosity of cultural advancement.

By venturing outdoor the Decameron to the Latin works, and outdoors the standard textual and intertextual readings of Boccaccio to extra generally cultural and anthropological fabric, Boccaccio's bare Muse deals clean insights in this highly major literary determine and his lifelong crusade to rework mythological traditions right into a reward for all humanity.

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Download E-books Dark Humor (Bloom's Literary Themes) PDF

By Blake Hobby

This 20th-century method seeks to create humor by utilizing satirical wit and gruesome occasions. Use of this subject matter are available in "Catch-22", "A sturdy guy is tough to Find", "A Modest Proposal", "Who's terrified of Virginia Woolf?", and lots of different literary works, as tested via this new quantity. that includes unique essays and excerpts from formerly released severe analyses, every one booklet within the new Bloom's "Literary topics" sequence offers scholars useful perception into the title's topic topic.

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Download E-books Representing Auschwitz: At the Margins of Testimony (The Holocaust and its Contexts) PDF

This number of essays through prime overseas students takes the Scrolls of Auschwitz as its start line. those robust hand-written tales, produced inside of Birkenau, search to endure witness to mass homicide from at its center. The hugely literary money owed pose a basic problem to the assumption the Holocaust can't be attested to.

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Download E-books Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History (Topics in the Digital Humanities) PDF

By Matthew L. Jockers

In this quantity, Matthew L. Jockers introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the progressive strength of macroanalysis--a new method of the learn of the literary checklist designed for probing the digital-textual international because it exists this day, in electronic shape and in huge amounts. utilizing computational research to retrieve keyword phrases, words, and linguistic styles throughout millions of texts in electronic libraries, researchers can draw conclusions in response to quantifiable proof relating to how literary traits are hired through the years, throughout classes, inside of areas, or inside of demographic teams, in addition to how cultural, historic, and societal linkages may possibly bind person authors, texts, and genres into an combination literary culture.
 
Moving past the constraints of literary interpretation in response to the "close-reading" of person works, Jockers describes how this new approach to learning huge collections of electronic fabric may help us to raised comprehend and contextualize the person works inside these collections.

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