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Signs Taken For Wonders

Author : Franco Moretti
ISBN : 1844670562
Genre : Literary Collections
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A compelling analysis of the relations between high and mass culture, from tragedy and horror to detective fiction and classical realism.
Category: Literary Collections

The Post Colonial Studies Reader

Author : Bill Ashcroft
ISBN : 0415345650
Genre : History
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Boasting new extracts from major works in the field, as well as an impressive list of contributors, this second edition of a bestselling Reader is an invaluable introduction to the most seminal texts in post-colonial theory and criticism.
Category: History

The Post Colonial Studies Reader

ISBN : 0415096227
Genre : Colonies in literature
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The Post-Colonial Studies Readeris the most comprehensive selection of key texts in post-colonial theory and criticism yet compiled. This collection covers a huge range of topics, featuring nearly ninety of the discipline's most widely read works. TheReader's90 extracts are designed to introduce the major issues and debates in the field of post-colonial literary studies. This field itself, however, has become so varied that no collection of readings could encompass every voice which is now giving itself the name "post-colonial." The editors, in order to avoid a volume which is simply a critical canon, have selected works representing arguments with which they do not necessarily agree, but rather which above all stimulate discussion, thought and further exploration. Post-colonial "theory" has occurred in all societies into which the imperial force of Europe has intruded, though not always in the official form oftheoretical text. Like the description of any other field the term has come to mean many things, but this volume hinges on one incontestable phenomenon: the "historical fact"of colonialism, and the palpable consequences to which this phenomenon gave rise. The topic involves talk about experience of various kinds: migration, slavery, suppression, resistance, representation, difference, race, gender, place, and reaction to the European influence, and about the fundamental experiences of speaking and writing by which all these come into being. In compiling this reader, the editors have sought to stimulate people to ask: "How might a genuinely post-colonial literary enterprise proceed?" The fourteen sections include: Issues and Debates; Universality and Difference; Textual Representation and Resistance; Postmodernism and Post-Colonialism; Nationalism; Hybridity; Ethnicity and Indigenity; Feminism and Post-Colonialism; Language; The Body and Performance; History; Place; Education; and Production andConsumption. Contributors include many of the leading post-colonial theorists and critics--such as Franz Fanon, Chinua Achebe, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Homi Bhabba, Derek Walcott, Edward Said, and Trinh T. Minh-ha--in addition to a number of the discourse's newer voices.The Post-Colonial Studies Readerwill prove an authoritative compilation, representing an invaluable contribution to the study of post-colonial theory and criticism.
Category: Colonies in literature


Author : P. J. Cain
ISBN : 0415206308
Genre : Imperialism
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The philosopher W.B. Gallie argued many years ago that there could be no simple definition of words such as 'freedom' because they embodied what he called 'essentially contested concepts'. They were words whose meaning had to be fought over and whose compteting definitions arose out of political struggle and conflict. Imperialism, and its close ally, colonialism, are two such contested concepts. This set will give readers an insight in to the main lines of debate about the meanings of imperialism and colonialism over the last two centuries.
Category: Imperialism

The Expansion Of England

Author : Bill Schwarz
ISBN : 0415060265
Genre : History
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This book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. It provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic identities underpinning & shaping the experiences of men and women in the 19th century.
Category: History

Urban Culture

Author : Chris Jenks
ISBN : 0415304989
Genre : City and town life
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This set includes key pieces from Peter Ackroyd, Charles Baudelaire, Walter Benjamin, Homi Bhaba, Charles Dickens, Fredrick Engles, Paul Gilroy, Thomas Hobbes, Max Weber, George Simmel, Ian Sinclair, Edward W. Soja, Gayatri Spivak, Nigel Thrift, Virginia Woolf, Sharon Zukin, and many others. The material is arranged thematically highlighting the variety of interests that coexist (and conflict) within the city. Issues such as gender, class, race, age and disability are covered along with urban experiences such as walking, politics & protest, governance, inclusion and exclusion. Urban pathologies, including gangsters, mugging, and drug-dealing are also explored. Selections cover cities from around the globe, including London, Berlin, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Rio de Janeiro, Bombay and Tokyo. A general introduction by the editor reviews theoretical perspectives and provides a rationale for the collection. This collection offers a valuable research tool to a broad range of disciplines, including: sociology; anthropology; cultural history; cultural geography; art critical theory; visual culture; literary studies; social policy and cultural studies.
Category: City and town life

G K Chesterton London And Modernity

Author : Matthew Beaumont
ISBN : 9781780935805
Genre : Literary Criticism
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G. K. Chesterton, London and Modernity is the first book to explore the persistent theme of the city in Chesterton's writing. Situating him in relation to both Victorian and Modernist literary paradigms, the book explores a range of theoretical and methodological approaches to address the way his imaginative investments and political interventions conceive urban modernity and the central figure of London. While Chesterton's work has often been valued for its wit and whimsy, this book argues that he is also a distinctive urban commentator, whose sophistication has been underappreciated in comparison to more canonical contemporaries. With chapters written by leading scholars in the field of 20th-century literature, the book also provides fresh readings and suggests new contexts for central texts such as The Man Who Was Thursday, The Napoleon of Notting Hill and the Father Brown stories. It also discusses lesser-known works, such as Manalive and The Club of Queer Trades, drawing out their significance for scholars interested in urban representation and practice in the first three decades of the 20th century.
Category: Literary Criticism

Contested Culture

Author : Jane M. Gaines
ISBN : 9780807861646
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Jane M. Gaines examines the phenomenon of images as property, focusing on the legal staus of mechanically produced visual and audio images from popular culture. Bridging the fields of critical legal studies and cultural studies, she analyzes copyright, trademark, and intellectual property law, asking how the law constructs works of authorship and who owns the country's cultural heritage.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Colonizer S Discourse As It Emerges In Memmi S The Colonizer And The Colonized And In Bhabha S Signs Taken For Wonders

Author : Emilia Wendykowska
ISBN : 9783656257493
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essay from the year 2012 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: A, University of Malta, course: Postcolonial Criticism, language: English, abstract: The following essay deals with the discourse colonizer uses; based on Bhabha's "Signs Taken for Wonders" and Memmi's "The Colonizer and the Colonized".
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespearean Tragedy

Author : John Drakakis
ISBN : 9781317899907
Genre : Drama
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Shakespearean Tragedy brings together fifteen major contemporary essays on individual plays and the genre as a whole. Each piece has been carefully chosen as a key intervention in its own right and as a representative of an influential critical approach to the genre. The collection as a whole, therefore, provides both a guide and explanation to the various ways in which contemporary criticism has determined our understanding of the tragedies, and the opportunity for assessing the wider issues such criticism raises. The collection begins by considering the impact of social semiotics on approaches to the tragedies, before moving on to deal, in turn, with the various forms of Marxist criticism, New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Poststructuralism.
Category: Drama

Signs Taken In Wonder

Author : Mario Levi
ISBN : UCSD:31822038693685
Genre : Art
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The title of this book refers to the moment of wonder and amazement associated with the discovery of a city and its art and culture. The publication highlights the narrative aspects of contemporary artistic production in Istanbul, in both art and literature. The essays and works of art collected here reflect the city's cultural status in the contemporary art world. The authors examine major issues of introspection, perception, and construction of reality from various perspectives. Work by artists from three generations show personal perspectives and visionary narratives that chart extensive external and internal processes of movement and change.0Exhibition: MAK Wien, Austria (23.1.-21.4.2013).
Category: Art

The Cartographic Eye

Author : Simon Ryan
ISBN : 0521577918
Genre : History
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Looks at what early Australian explorers found through their own writings.
Category: History

The Jazz Cadence Of American Culture

Author : Robert C. O'Meally
ISBN : 0231104499
Genre : Music
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Offers thirty-five essays on jazz and the blues, their relationships to other arts, and what they reveal about American society
Category: Music

Taiwan Film Directors

Author : Emilie Yueh-yu Yeh
ISBN : 9780231502993
Genre : History
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Focusing on the work of four contemporary filmmakers—Ang Lee, Edward Yang, Hou Hsiao-hsien, and Tsai Ming-liang—the authors explore how these filmmakers broke from tradition, creating a cinema that is both personal and insistent on examining Taiwan's complex history. Featuring stills, anecdotes, and close readings of films, the authors consider the influence of Hong Kong and martial arts films, directors' experiments with autobiography, the shifting fortunes of the Taiwanese film industry, and Taiwan cinema in the context of international cinema's aesthetics and business practices.
Category: History

The Real Ireland

Author : Harvey O'Brien
ISBN : 0719069076
Genre : History
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More than just a study of Irish documentary film, this book is a study of Ireland itself - of how the idea of Ireland evolved throughout the 20th century and how documentary cinema both recorded and participated in the process of change.
Category: History

T S Eliot Lancelot Andrewes And The Word Intersections Of Literature And Christianity

Author : G. Atkins
ISBN : 9781137381637
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With special attention to the poems For Lancelot Andrewes, Journey of the Magi, and Ash-Wednesday , G. Douglas Atkins offers an exciting new analysis of T.S. Eliot's debt to the seventeenth-century churchman Lancelot Andrewes and his theories of reading and writing texts.
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Anxious Pleasures

Author : Jonathan Hall
ISBN : 0838635695
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Anxious Pleasures argues for both a historical way of understanding the unconscious and for exploring how the unconscious is constructed as a threatening underside, or "other," of any discursive order. It arose from author Jonathan Hall's dissatisfaction with the separation of psychoanalytical and historical approaches to literature, as well as from a fascination with the continuing capacity of major Renaissance writers to produce both disturbance and pleasure. It also arose from the author's experience of teaching a multicultural history of comic drama to largely non-Western graduate students. Their probing questions make them the coauthors of this book. Taking its point of departure from Freud's theorization of the joke, Hall argues that laughter marks the moment when the subject's own commitments to rationality or any other order are dangerously exposed, even though this risk is immediately covered up to avoid the anxiety which full recognition of that exposure would entail. The book's opening chapter argues that the pleasure offered by comic discourse as a channel of libidinal release or de-repression is always doubled by the unconscious anxiety, or desire for restored order, which the comic discourse also constructs as its condition of possibility. The chapter later goes on to relate the forms of inwardly divided subjectivity required by the emergent nation-state to the strategies of Shakespearean comedy. The liberating, expansionist, and anarchic desacralization (or Deleuzian "decoding") of previously stable and authoritative discourse through a play with its signifiers, a desacralization that reveals both the arbitrariness and manipulative power of both verbal and visual signs, is characteristic of early capitalist expansion. And certainly Shakespearean wit, coupled with the psychic mobility of character, contributes greatly to this revolution in language. The main body of the work offers closer and more concrete readings of the comedies in the light of this historical focus upon the production of an inherently schizoid discourse. The first section, which deals with the merchant plays, explores the relationship of mercantile "adventuring" desire to the state's need for both abstract law and territoriality and personal rule. The following sections deal with such themes as the relationship of wit to political and sexual anxiety, the connection of the mobility of signs to an elusive interiority of the subject, and the paradoxically threatening and redemptive mobility of women in relationship to patriarchal control. The final chapter argues that the psychic divisions set up by Shakespearean comedy are continually reproduced in the modern nation-state - a fact that largely accounts for their continuing playability and the psychic "truths" that both construct and address them.
Category: Literary Criticism

Feminist Economics Today

Author : Marianne A. Ferber
ISBN : 0226242064
Genre : Business & Economics
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The 1993 publication of Marianne A. Ferber and Julie A. Nelson's Beyond Economic Man was a landmark in both feminist scholarship and the discipline of economics, and it quickly became a handbook for those seeking to explore the emerging connections between the two. A decade later, this book looks back at the progress of feminist economics and forward to its future, offering both a thorough overview of feminist economic thought and a collection of new, high-quality work from the field's leading scholars.
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Forms Of English History In Literature Landscape And Architecture

Author : J. Twyning
ISBN : 9781137284709
Genre : Art
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An exploration of the way English literature has interacted with architectural edifices and the development of landscape as a national style from the Middle Ages to the 19th Century. Analyzing texts in relation to cultural artefacts, each chapter demonstrates the self-conscious production of English consciousness as its most enduring history.
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Dickens On Screen

Author : John Glavin
ISBN : 0521001242
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Dickens on Screen is a broad ranging investigation of over a century of film adaptations of Dickens's works.
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