Download Structuralism: With an Introduction by Jean-Michel Rabaté by John Sturrock PDF

By John Sturrock

John Sturrock’s vintage explication of Structuralism represents the main succinct and balanced survey on hand of a tremendous severe move linked to the idea of such key figures as Lévi-Strauss, Foucault, Barthes, Lacan and Althusser conception.

  • A vintage paintings in literary and cultural theory.
  • Reissued to coincide with demands a go back to structuralism.
  • Includes a brand new advent by means of Jean-Michel Rabaté, which explores advancements within the reception of structuralist concept long ago 5 to 10 years.

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Download Literary Darwinism: Evolution, Human Nature, and Literature by Joseph Carroll PDF

By Joseph Carroll

In Literary Darwinism, Carroll provides a accomplished survey of this new stream with a suite of his most vital formerly released paintings, in addition to 3 new essays. The essays and experiences supply observation on all of the significant members to the sphere, situate the sector as an entire on the subject of historic tendencies and modern colleges, supply Darwinist readings of significant literary texts similar to satisfaction and Prejudice and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, and study literary Darwinism with regards to the affiliated fields of evolutionary metaphysics, cognitive rhetoric, and ecocriticism. amassing the essays in one quantity will supply a relevant aspect of reference for students attracted to consulting what the "foremost practicioner" (New York occasions) of Darwinian literary feedback has to assert approximately his box.

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Download Ethics and Eventfulness in Middle English Literature by J. Mitchell PDF

By J. Mitchell

Medieval writers have been thinking about fortune and misfortune, but the severe difficulties raised by way of such explorations haven't been properly theorized. Allan Mitchell invitations us to think about those contingencies when it comes to an "ethics of the event." His ebook examines how center English writers together with Chaucer, Gower, Lydgate, and Malory deal with unpredictable occasions reminiscent of sexual allure, political catastrophe, social pageant, disturbing injuries, and the textual situation itself - finding in fortune the very potentiality of moral lifestyles. whereas prior scholarship has special the iconography of woman Fortune, this ebook alters and advances the dialog in order that we see fortune much less as a unfavorable exemplum than as a favorable signal of radical phenomena.

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Download Boys don't cry?: rethinking narratives of masculinity and by Milette Shamir, Jennifer Travis PDF

By Milette Shamir, Jennifer Travis

We take with no consideration the concept white, middle-class, directly masculinity connotes overall keep an eye on of feelings, emotional inexpressivity, and emotional isolation. That males repress their emotions as they search their fortunes within the aggressive worlds of commercial and politics appears to be like a given. This choice of essays through renowned literary and cultural critics rethinks such generally held perspectives via addressing the background and politics of emotion in winning narratives approximately masculinity. How did the tale of the emotionally stifled U.S. male come into being? What are its political stakes? Will the "release" of hetero, white, middle-class masculine emotion remake present sorts of strength or toughen them? This assortment forcefully demanding situations our such a lot entrenched rules approximately male emotion. via readings of works through Thoreau, Lowell, and W. E. B. Du Bois, and of 20th century authors similar to Hemingway and Kerouac, this ebook questions the patience of the emotionally alienated male in narratives of white middle-class masculinity and addresses the political and social implications of male emotional liberate.

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Download Silence and Subject in Modern Literature: Spoken Violence by U. Olsson PDF

By U. Olsson

Why does interrogation silence its item and never make it converse? Silence vs speech is a relevant factor in classical and smooth literary works. This ebook stories literary representations of the facility kin during which we're compelled to speak using a variety of texts ranging from the trendy crime novel, through classics, to avant-garde performs.

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Download The Cambridge Companion to Narrative PDF

Half I: Preliminaries
1 Introduction-David Herman
2 towards a definition of narrative-Marie-Laure Ryan

Part II: learning narrative fiction: a starter-kit
3 tale, plot, and narration-H. Porter Abbott
4 Time and space-Teresa Bridgeman
5 Character-Uri Margolin
6 Dialogue-Bronwen Thomas
7 Focalization-Manfred Jahn
8 Genre-Heta Pyrhönen

Part III: different narrative media (a selection)
9 Conversational storytelling-Neal R. Norrick
10 Drama and narrative-Brian Richardson
11 movie and tv narrative-Jason Mittell
12 Narrative and electronic media-Nick Montfort

Part IV: additional contexts for narrative study
13 Gender-Ruth Page
14 Rhetoric/ethics-James Phelan
15 Ideology-Luc Herman and Bart Vervaeck
16 Language-Michael Toolan
17 Cognition, emotion, and consciousness-David Herman
18 Identity/alterity-Monika Fludernik

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Download Abyss of Reason: Cultural Movements, Revelations, and by Daniel Cottom PDF

By Daniel Cottom

During this pathbreaking examine, the ancient courting among nineteenth-century spiritualism and twentieth-century surrealism is the root for a common exam of conflicting routine in literature, artwork, philosophy, technology, and different parts of social lifestyles. simply because spiritualism delved into the realm past humanity and surrealism used to be based at the global inside of, the 2 offer a provocative body for reading the struggles inside smooth tradition. Cottom argues that we needs to conceive of interpretation when it comes to urgency, wish, fierce competition, and impromptu deviation if we wish to know the way issues come to endure that means for us. He demonstrates that even if Victorians keeping seances and surrealists composing manifestoes have been so much silly, that they had a lot that used to be necessary to assert concerning the existence (and demise) of cause.

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Download Media Poetry: An International Anthology PDF

The 1st overseas anthology to rfile a greatly new poetry which takes language past the confines of the published web page right into a non-linear global of electronic interactivity and hyperlinkage.

The paintings of the poets mentioned during this publication demanding situations even the suggestions of experimental poetics. It embraces new applied sciences to discover a brand new syntax made up of linear and non-linear animation, hyperlinkage, interactivity, real-time textual content iteration, spatiotemporal discontinuities, self-similarity, man made areas, immateriality, diagrammatic kin, visible pace, a number of simultaneities, and plenty of different leading edge procedures.

This new media poetry, even though outlined in the box of experimental poetics, departs noticeably from the avant-garde pursuits of the 1st half the century, and the print-based methods of the second one part. via an include of the substantial probabilities made to be had via new media, the artists during this anthology became the poetic pioneers for the subsequent millennium.

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Download London in Early Modern English Drama: Representing the Built by D. Grantley PDF

By D. Grantley

This ebook explores the altering illustration at the early sleek level of the outfitted surroundings of London. It covers a interval within which town underwent speedy development to turn into the country's first city, and it examines how the city surroundings turns into a part of the body of reference of the drama that's set there.

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