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Category: Literary Theory

Lamentation and Modernity in Literature, Philosophy, and by R. Saunders

By R. Saunders

Saunders analyzes the ideological makes use of of loss in literary, philosophical, and social texts from the past due nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the course of the lens of women's lament traditions and comprises philosophical texts through Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Derrida; and literary works via William Faulkner, Stéphane Mallarmé, Dimitris Hatzis, and Tahar Ben Jelloun.

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New Literary Hybrids in the Age of Multimedia Expression: by Marcel Cornis-Pope

By Marcel Cornis-Pope

Started in 2010 as a part of the “Histories of Literatures in ecu Languages” sequence backed through the overseas Comparative Literature organization, the present undertaking on New Literary Hybrids within the Age of Multimedia Expression acknowledges the worldwide shift towards the visible and the digital in all parts of textuality: the published, verbal textual content is more and more joined with the visible, frequently digital, textual content. This shift has unfolded new domain names of human success in artwork and tradition. The foreign roster of 24 members to this quantity pursue a extensive variety of concerns less than 4 units of questions that permit a bigger dialog to emerge, either contained in the volume’s sections and among them. The 4 sections conceal, 1) Multimedia Productions in Theoretical and historic viewpoint; 2) local and Intercultural initiatives; three) types and Genres; and, four) Readers and Rewriters in Multimedia Environments. The essays incorporated during this quantity are examples of the categories of tasks and inquiries that experience turn into attainable on the interface among literature and different media, new and outdated. They emphasize the level to which hypertextual, multimedia, and digital fact applied sciences have more advantageous the sociality of interpreting and writing, permitting extra humans to engage than ever sooner than. while, although, they warn that, so long as those applied sciences are used to augment previous conduct of analyzing/ writing, they're going to bring modest effects. one of many significant projects pursued by way of the participants to this quantity is to combine literature within the worldwide informational surroundings the place it might functionality as an imaginitive accomplice, educating its interpretive talents to different parts of the cultural panorama.

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Fictions of Female Adultery 1684-1890: Theories and by B. Overton

By B. Overton

Women's adultery offers the various plots that run via nineteenth century eu fiction. This publication discusses how novels of adultery were theorized, argues its personal theoretical standpoint, and analyzes 'circumtexts' of the fiction of girl adultery: its pre-history in 18th century Britain, and its decline through the Naturalist interval in France. it's the first devoted examine of the speculation of the radical of adultery, and of the illustration of adultery in past British and later nineteenth century French fiction.

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Histories of the Devil: From Marlowe to Mann and the by Jeremy Tambling

By Jeremy Tambling

This publication is ready representations of the satan in English and eu literature. Tracing the fascination in literature, philosophy, and theology with the irreducible presence of what might be known as evil, or comedy, or the carnivalesque, this booklet surveys the elements performed through the satan within the texts derived from the Faustus legend, appears to be like at Marlowe and Shakespeare, Rabelais, Milton, Blake, Hoffmann, Baudelaire, Goethe, Dostoevsky, Bulgakov, and Mann, traditionally, speculatively, and from the perspective of severe thought. It asks: Is there a unmarried intending to be assigned to the belief of the diabolical? What worth lies in pondering diabolically? Is it nonetheless the definition of an excellent poet to be of the devil's celebration, as Blake argued?

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Politicians and Rhetoric: The Persuasive Power of Metaphor by J. Charteris-Black

By J. Charteris-Black

This research of the rhetoric of 9 effectively persuasive politicians explains how their use of language created credible and constant tales approximately themselves and the social international they inhabit. It explores their use of metaphors, their myths and the way language research is helping us to appreciate how politicians may be able to persuade.

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What lies between : void aesthetics and postwar by Matt Tierney

By Matt Tierney

By what aesthetic perform may possibly post-politics be disrupted? now's a second that many think has turn into post-racial, submit- nationwide, post-queer, and post-feminist. This trust is reaffirmed through fresh occasions within the politics of lowered expectancies, particularly within the United States.

What Lies among illustrates how today’s discourse repeats the post-politics of an past time. within the aftermath of worldwide struggle II, either Communism and Fascism have been now not thought of appropriate, political extremes seemed exhausted, and consensus seemed dominant. Then, in contrast to this present day, this consensus met a proper problem, a disruption within the form of a generative and negativist aesthetic figure—the void.

What Lies among explores fiction, movie, and conception from this era that disrupted consensual and technocratic rhetorics with formal experimentation. It seeks to enhance a classy uprising that remains appropriate, and certainly important, within the positivist present.

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Women of Faith in Victorian Culture: Reassessing the Angel by Andrew Bradstock, Anne Hogan

By Andrew Bradstock, Anne Hogan

An interdisciplinary examine of Victorian girls of religion as portrayed within the fiction and non-fiction of the interval. The e-book explores how novelists, biographers and different writers depicted spiritual girls, with designated connection with the impact of the best of the 'Angel in the home' as embodied in Coventry Patmore's poem of that identify. between these whose paintings is explored are George Eliot, Elizabeth Gaskell, Christina Rossetti, George Moore and Anne Bront�as good as hymnwriters, missionary biographers, non-conformist obituarists and artists of the cultured move.

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J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading: by Eamonn Dunne

By Eamonn Dunne

J. Hillis Miller is absolutely essentially the most vital literary critics of the prior century. For good over 5 many years his paintings has been on the vanguard of theoretical and philosophical considering and writing. From his earliest paintings with Georges Poulet and the so-called Geneva university, which brought a new release of North American critics to the idea that of a phenomenological literary hermeneutic, to a deconstructive rhetorical philology and an ethically encouraged textual research, Miller's readings haven't purely mirrored significant pursuits in literary idea, they've got additionally created them. unusually, Eamonn Dunne's J. Hillis Miller and the probabilities of examining is the 1st booklet dedicated solely to interpreting Miller's paintings. Dunne argues that an appreciation of Miller is essential to an educated knowing in regards to the radical adjustments happening in severe pondering within the humanities in recent times. This e-book, the 1st of its type, should be a necessary and allowing road for additional examine into J. Hillis Miller's exemplary and prolific output.

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Literature, Criticism, and the Theory of Signs by Prof. Victorino Tejera

By Prof. Victorino Tejera

Following Peirce in his non-reductive realizing of the speculation of symptoms as a department of aesthetics, this ebook reconceptualizes the approaches of literary production, appreciation and analyzing in semiotic phrases. here's a conscientiously built idea of what kind of standards serve to differentiate apposite from inapposite readings of literary works-of-art. Given Peirce's triadic account of signification, it enlarges Aristotle's view of mimesis as expressive making into an figuring out of literary works as deliberatively designed sign-systems belonging to Peirce's 8th type of indicators. In parallel with Bakhtin's account of the dialogical nature of literary paintings (and its luck in exposing misreadings of Dostoyevsky), this paintings categorizes in special theoretical phrases what's wrong with the non-dialogical readings which deal with Plato's dialogues as doctrinal tractates. As a research in literary concept eventually, and at the foundation of apt differences among exhibitive, lively, and assertive judgments, this booklet re-demarcates and distinguishes the self-discipline of literary feedback from that of literary conception, and either one of those from the paintings of literary production itself

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