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Category: Literary Theory

Resistance and Emancipation: Cultural and Poetic Practices by Arturo Casas, Ben Bollig

By Arturo Casas, Ben Bollig

This e-book is a suite of essays built from the conferences of the ‘Poetics of Resistance’ community in Leeds (2008) and Santiago de Compostela (2009). the amount includes contributions from a global team of researchers and cultural manufacturers, who're dedicated to the activation, advertising and research of counter-hegemonic practices either within the improvement and transmission of information and within the emancipatory instruments of cultural creation. The essays within the assortment are written through students, activists and artists from all over the world and crisis matters as varied as poetry, movie, philosophy, literary thought, plastic arts and television.
the connection among cultural creation and resistance lies on the center of the book’s matters. Creativity and its manifestations in paintings, cultural construction and information construction are an essential source for one of those resistance that attracts upon the get to the bottom of and contribution of the person to an analogous measure that it emphasizes the significance of collective mirrored image and motion. The interplay among creative construction, emancipation and resistance for that reason can't be diminished to a dedication to specific ideologies as expressed in paintings or writing. particularly, the poetics of resistance and emancipation are produced throughout the negotiation of the subjective and the collective, of mirrored image and motion, and of cultural practices and ideologies.
the quantity includes contributions in English and in Spanish.

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Metaphors for God's time in science and religion by S. Happel

By S. Happel

Metaphors for God's Time in technology and Religion examines the exploratory paintings of metaphors for time in astrophysical cosmology, chaos concept, evolutionary biology and neuroscience. Stephen Happel claims that the Christian God is in detail concerned at each point of actual and organic technological know-how. He compares how scientists and theologians either generate tales, metaphors and logos in regards to the universe and asks "who is the God who invents me?"

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Return to Freud: Jacques Lacan's Dislocation of by Samuel Weber

By Samuel Weber

During this significant paintings, top theorist Samuel Weber offers a much-needed advent to the idea of Jacques Lacan. Professor Weber techniques his topic from a twin standpoint: he reads Lacan within the mild of Freud (whose paintings Lacan is anxious to interpret), and from the point of view of structuralism, notably Saussure, from whom Lacan borrows and develops a particular belief of language as 'signifier'. Lacan is proven to give a contribution crucially to the rethinking of subjectivity that marks a lot of up to date literary conception, and his 'return to Freud' - the advanced courting among his paintings and its Freudian antecedents - is explored broadly. the outcome, made on hand right here for the 1st time in English (in a sort completely revised, up to date, and augmented by means of the writer) is a always illuminating paintings of highbrow enquiry, with very important implications for our age.

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Narratives of Child Neglect in Romantic and Victorian by G. Benziman

By G. Benziman

Contextualizing the topos of the missed baby inside various discourses, this publication demanding situations the belief that the early 19th century witnessed a transparent transition from a Puritan to a releasing method of teenagers and demonstrates that oppressive assumptions live on in significant texts thought of a part of the Romantic cult of early life.

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Nervous Acts: Essays on Literature, Culture and Sensibility by G. Rousseau

By G. Rousseau

These essays show the sweeping effect of the human worried approach at the upward push of literature and sensibility in early smooth Europe. The mind and nerves have often been handled as slim themes in the background of technological know-how and medication. Now George Rousseau, a world authority at the family members of literature and medication, demonstrates why a broader context is critical. The fearful procedure was once a very important consider the increase of contemporary civilization. greater than the other physique half, it holds the major to knowing how a long way again the lines and stresses of contemporary lifestyles - fatigue, melancholy, psychological affliction - extend.

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Cybertext Poetics: The Critical Landscape of New Media by Markku Eskelinen

By Markku Eskelinen

Both attracted to what's and what should be, Cybertext Poetics combines ludology and cybertext concept to unravel chronic difficulties and introduce paradigm alterations within the fields of literary idea, narratology, online game reviews, and electronic media. The ebook first integrates theories of print and electronic literature inside of a extra entire conception able to coming to phrases with the ever-widening media different types of literary expression, after which expands narratology some distance past its present confines leading to a number of new probabilities for either interactive and non-interactive narratives. by means of targeting a cultural mode of expression that's officially, cognitively, affectively, socially, aesthetically, ethically and rhetorically diversified from narratives and tales, Cybertext Poetics constructs a ludological foundation for comparative online game reviews, exhibits the significance of online game experiences to the knowledge of electronic media, and argues for a plurality of transmedial ecologies.

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New Right Discourse on Race and Sexuality: Britain, by Anna Marie Smith

By Anna Marie Smith

The 1st ebook within the Cultural Margins sequence is a ground-breaking research of racism and homophobia in British politics. Anna Marie Smith analyzes key moments in New correct discourse: the speeches of Enoch Powell on black immigration (1968-72) and the legislative crusade of the overdue Nineteen Eighties to ban the promoting of homosexuality. She demanding situations the silence on problems with race and sexuality in past experiences of Thatcherism and the hot correct, and gives a devastating critique of racism and homophobia in late-twentieth-century Britain.

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