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Author : Stefanie Hessler
ISBN : 0262038099
Genre : Art
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"Tidalectics presents seminal historical texts alongside new research on one of the world's most important and currently threatened ecosystems--the oceans--by key voices whose work is deeply anchored in the oceanic space. These writers offer perspectives from a diverse range of disciplines, including art, law, geography, oceanography, architecture, anthropology, and Oceanian philosophy."--Page 4 of cover.
Category: Art

Routes And Roots

Author : Elizabeth M. DeLoughrey
ISBN : 9780824834722
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Category: Literary Criticism

Scale In Literature And Culture

Author : Michael Tavel Clarke
ISBN : 9783319642420
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing. Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and pressing shifts in scale brought on by globalization and the era of the Anthropocene, including: the difficulties of defining the concept of scale; the challenges that shifts in scale pose to knowledge formation; the role of scale in mediating individual subjectivity and agency; the barriers to understanding objects existing in scalar realms different from our own; the role of scale in mediating the relationship between humans and the environment; and the nature of power, authority, and democracy at different social scales.
Category: Literary Criticism

Australia And The Insular Imagination

Author : S. Perera
ISBN : 9780230103122
Genre : Political Science
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This book maps the seascape borders of Australia's insular imagination. It explores how the boundaries and contours of the nation were made and remade in the first years of the war on terror, offering a striking reassessment of the territoriality of 'the island continent'.
Category: Political Science


Author : Marc Shell
ISBN : 9780804789264
Genre : History
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Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy (England and Iceland), explains the location of military hot-spots and great cities (Hormuz and Manhattan), and sheds new light on dozens of world-historical productions whose motivating islandic aspect has not heretofore been recognized (Shakespeare's Hamlet and Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung). Written by Shell in view of the melting of the world's great ice islands, Islandology shows not only new ways that we think about islands but also why and how we think by means of them.
Category: History

The Black Atlantic Reconsidered

Author : Winfried Siemerling
ISBN : 9780773582132
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Readers are often surprised to learn that black writing in Canada is over two centuries old. Ranging from letters, editorials, sermons, and slave narratives to contemporary novels, plays, poetry, and non-fiction, black Canadian writing represents a rich body of literary and cultural achievement. The Black Atlantic Reconsidered is the first comprehensive work to explore black Canadian literature from its beginnings to the present in the broader context of the black Atlantic world. Winfried Siemerling traces the evolution of black Canadian witnessing and writing from slave testimony in New France and the 1783 "Book of Negroes" through the work of contemporary black Canadian writers including George Elliott Clarke, Austin Clarke, Dionne Brand, David Chariandy, Wayde Compton, Esi Edugyan, Marlene NourbeSe Philip, and Lawrence Hill. Arguing that black writing in Canada is deeply imbricated in a historic transnational network, Siemerling explores the powerful presence of black Canadian history, slavery, and the Underground Railroad, and the black diaspora in the work of these authors. Individual chapters examine the literature that has emerged from Quebec, Nova Scotia, the Prairies, and British Columbia, with attention to writing in both English and French. A major survey of black writing and cultural production, The Black Atlantic Reconsidered brings into focus important works that shed light not only on Canada's literature and history, but on the transatlantic black diaspora and modernity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poetic Investigations

Author : Paul Naylor
ISBN : 0810116685
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This text studies five contemporary writers whose radical engagements with poetic form and political content shed new light on issues of race, class and gender. In a detailed reading of three American poets - Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey and Lyn Hejinian, and two Caribbean poets, Kamau Brathwaite and M. Nourbese Philip, the book argues that these writers have produced new forms of poetry that address the holes in history that more traditional forms of poetry neglect. By refusing to limit their work to lyrical expressions of personal experience, it maintains that these writers produce poetry that explores the linguistic, historical and political conditions of contemporary culture, advancing a formally and thematically challenging critique of the ways in which women and people of colour are represented. Far from constituting a unified school of poetry however, the book argues that these five writers represent different facets of the various kinds of poetic practice taking place on the margins of contemporary culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

Duvalier S Ghosts

Author : Jana Evans Braziel
ISBN : 0813034574
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Theoretically sound and well researched. Braziel has written a compelling book on the literatures of post-Duvalier Haiti."--Millery Polyné, New York University "A very original study, a tour-de-force that crisscrosses the disciplinary boundaries typically separating the social sciences and the humanities. It is richly researched, beautifully written, and will surely attract much critical attention and praise."--Valerie Kaussen, University of Missouri From a position of urgent political engagement, this provocative book offers novel and compelling interpretations of several well-known Haitian-born authors, particularly regarding U.S. intervention in their homeland. Drawing on the diasporic cultural texts of several authors, such as Edwidge Danticat and Dany Laferrière, Jana Evans Braziel examines how writers participate in transnational movements for global social justice. In their fictional works they discuss the U.S.'s many interventionist methods in Haiti, including surveillance, foreign aid, and military assistance. Through their work, they reveal that the majority of Haitians do not welcome these intrusions and actively criticize U.S. treatment of Haitians in both countries. Braziel encourages us to analyze the instability and violence of small nations like Haiti within the larger frame of international financial and military institutions and forms of imperialism. She forcefully argues that by reading these works as anti-imperialist, much can be learned about why Haitians and Haitian exiles often have negative perceptions of the U.S.
Category: Literary Criticism


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ISBN : UCSC:32106020190945
Genre : English literature
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Category: English literature

Tourist Traveller Troublemaker

Author : Stewart Brown
ISBN : UCSC:32106019864682
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Major essays on the work of Derek Walcott, Kamau Brathwaite, Lorna Goodison, Kwame Dawes, and other prominent Caribbean, African, British, and American poets are featured in this collection that has as its subtext a mistrust of postcolonial theory and its whole academic industry/enterprise. Stewart Brown includes autobiographical, literary essays that establish the ground from which the other essays are written, asserting that poetry is more important than its criticism. Thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated, these essays were written mainly for literary rather than academic journals, and are wide-ranging, provocative, and intellectually rigorous.
Category: Literary Criticism