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Literature in the Making

Literature in the Making
A History of U.S. Literary Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century

by Nancy Glazener

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2015-10-15
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0199390142
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the eighteenth century, literature meant learned writings; by the twentieth century, literature had come to be identified with imaginative, aesthetically significant works, and academic literary studies had developed special protocols for interpreting and valuing literary texts. Literature in the Making examines what happened in between: how literature came to be more precisely specified and valued; how it was organized into genres, canons, and national traditions; and how it became the basis for departments of modern languages and literatures in research universities. Modern literature, the version of literature familiar today, was an international invention, but it was forged when literary cultures, traditions, and publishing industries were mainly organized nationally. Literature in the Making examines modern literature's coalescence and institutionalization in the United States, considered as an instructive instance of a phenomenon that was going global. Since modern literature initially offered a way to formulate the value of legacy texts by authors such as Homer, Cervantes, and Shakespeare, however, the development of literature and literary culture in the U.S. was fundamentally transnational. Literature in the Making argues that Shakespeare studies, one of the richest tracts of nineteenth-century U.S. literary culture, was a key domain in which literature came to be valued both for fuelling modern projects and for safeguarding values and practices that modernity put at risk-a foundational paradox that continues to shape literary studies and literary culture. Bringing together the histories of literature's competing conceptualizations, its print infrastructure, its changing status in higher education, and its life in public culture during the long nineteenth century, Literature in the Making offers a robust account of how and why literature mattered then and matters now. By highlighting the lively collaboration between academics and non-academics that prevailed before the ascendancy of the research university starkly divided experts from amateurs, Literature in the Making also opens new possibilities for envisioning how academics might partner with the reading public.

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature

The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature
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by Neil Cornwell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-06-01
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN : 1134569076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is an engaging and accessible guide to Russian writing of the past thousand years. The volume covers the entire span of Russian literature, from the Middle Ages to the post-Soviet period, and explores all the forms that have made it so famous: poetry, drama and, of course, the Russian novel. A particular emphasis is given to the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, when Russian literature achieved world-wide recognition through the works of writers such as Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Nabokov and Solzhenitsyn. Covering a range of subjects including women's writing, Russian literary theory, socialist realism and émigré writing, leading international scholars open up the wonderful diversity of Russian literature. With recommended lists of further reading and an excellent up-to-date general bibliography, The Routledge Companion to Russian Literature is the perfect guide for students and general readers alike.

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

by M. Keith Booker

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2015-03-10
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN : 161069936X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French

Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French
A Book

by Douglas L. Boudreau,Marnie M. Sullivan

  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release : 2015-12-24
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN : 1498517323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French applies the methods of ecocritical inquiry to French literature. To date, there is very little ecocritical scholarship on French-language literature and, indeed, very little on any non-Anglophone literature. This collection was created with two audiences in mind: it introduces an ecocritical perspective for readers of French literature, and it familiarizes ecocritics with literature in French. This collection will be a useful resource to scholars of French and Francophone literature, and of ecocriticism.

Anglo-Saxon Literature

Anglo-Saxon Literature
A Book

by John Earle

  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1141437031
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature
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by Lawrence Normand,Alison Winch

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2013-10-24
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1441101918
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature explores the ways in which 20th-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and has been, in turn, a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West. Focussing on Britain and the United States, Buddhism's influence on a range of key literary texts will be examined in the context of those societies' evolving modernity. Writers discussed include T. S. Eliot, Hermann Hesse, Virginia Woolf, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, J. D. Salinger, Iris Murdoch, Maxine Hong Kingston. This book brings together for the first time a series of context-rich interpretations that demonstrate the importance of literature in this ongoing cultural change in Britain and the United States.

Troubling Nationhood in U.S. Latina Literature

Troubling Nationhood in U.S. Latina Literature
Explorations of Place and Belonging

by Maya Socolovsky

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2013-06-26
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0813561191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book examines the ways in which recent U.S. Latina literature challenges popular definitions of nationhood and national identity. It explores a group of feminist texts that are representative of the U.S. Latina literary boom of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s, when an emerging group of writers gained prominence in mainstream and academic circles. Through close readings of select contemporary Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban American works, Maya Socolovsky argues that these narratives are “remapping” the United States so that it is fully integrated within a larger, hemispheric Americas. Looking at such concerns as nation, place, trauma, and storytelling, writers Denise Chavez, Sandra Cisneros, Esmeralda Santiago, Ana Castillo, Himilce Novas, and Judith Ortiz Cofer challenge popular views of Latino cultural “unbelonging” and make strong cases for the legitimate presence of Latinas/os within the United States. In this way, they also counter much of today’s anti-immigration rhetoric. Imagining the U.S. as part of a broader "Americas," these writings trouble imperialist notions of nationhood, in which political borders and a long history of intervention and colonization beyond those borders have come to shape and determine the dominant culture's writing and the defining of all Latinos as "other" to the nation.

Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africa

Neo-Imperialism in Children's Literature About Africa
A Study of Contemporary Fiction

by Yulisa Amadu Maddy,Donnarae MacCann

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2008-12-28
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1135848696
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In the spirit of their last collaboration, Apartheid and Racism in South African Children's Literature, 1985-1995, Yulisa Amadu Maddy and Donnarae MacCann once again come together to expose the neo-imperialist overtones of contemporary children's fiction about Africa. Examining the portrayal of African social customs, religious philosophies, and political structures in fiction for young people, Maddy and MacCann reveal the Western biases that often infuse stories by well-known Western authors. In the book's introductory section, Maddy and MacCann offer historical information concerning Western notions of Africa as "primitive," and then present background information about the complexity of feminism in Africa and about the ongoing institutionalization of racism. The main body of the study contains critiques of the novels or short stories of eleven well-known writers, including Isabel Allende and Nancy Farmer--all demonstrating that children's literature continues to mis-represent conditions and social relations in Africa. The study concludes with a look at those short stories of Beverley Naidoo which bring insight and historical accuracy to South African conflicts and emerging solutions. Educators, literature professors, publishers, professors of Diaspora and African studies, and students of the mass media will find Maddy and MacCann’s critique of racism in the representation of Africa to be indispensible to students of multicultural literature.

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-01-13
  • Pages : 152
  • ISBN : 0199921059
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia, through Borges and García Márquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature
A Book

by Hana Wirth-Nesher,Michael P. Kramer

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2003-06-12
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1139826476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For more than two hundred years, Jews have played important roles in the development of American literature. The Cambridge Companion to Jewish American Literature addresses a wide array of themes and approaches to the distinct yet multifaceted body of Jewish American literature. Essays examine writing from the 1700s to major contemporary writers such as Saul Bellow and Philip Roth. Topics covered include literary history, immigration and acculturation, Yiddish and Hebrew literature, popular culture, women writers, literary theory and poetics, multilingualism, the Holocaust, and contemporary fiction. This collection of specially commissioned essays by leading figures discusses Jewish American literature in relation to ethnicity, religion, politics, race, gender, ideology, history, and ethics, and places it in the contexts of both Jewish and American writing. With its chronology and guides to further reading, this volume will prove valuable to scholars and students alike.

Theology and Literature after Postmodernity

Theology and Literature after Postmodernity
A Book

by Zoë Lehmann Imfeld,Peter Hampson,Alison Milbank

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2015-03-12
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0567304140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume deploys theology in a reconstructive approach to contemporary literary criticism, to validate and exemplify theological readings of literary texts as a creative exercise. It engages in a dialogue with interdisciplinary approaches to literature in which theology is alert and responsive to the challenges following postmodernism and postmodern literary criticism. It demonstrates the scope and explanatory power of theological readings across various texts and literary genres. Theology and Literature after Postmodernity explores a reconstructive approach to reading and literary study in the university setting, with contributions from interdisciplinary scholars worldwide.

Studying Modern Arabic Literature

Studying Modern Arabic Literature
Mustafa Badawi, Scholar and Critic

by Roger Allen

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2015-04-14
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 0748696636
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is devoted to the life and academic legacy of Mustafa Badawi who transformed the study of Modern Arabic Literature in the second half of the 20th century.

Authorship’s Wake

Authorship’s Wake
Writing After the Death of the Author

by Philip Sayers

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2020-12-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1501367684
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Authorship's Wake examines the aftermath of the 1960s critique of the author, epitomized by Roland Barthes's essay, “The Death of the Author.” This critique has given rise to a body of writing that confounds generic distinctions separating the literary and the theoretical. Its archive consists of texts by writers who either directly participated in this critique, as Barthes did, or whose intellectual formation took place in its immediate aftermath. These writers include some who are known primarily as theorists (Judith Butler), others known primarily as novelists (Zadie Smith, David Foster Wallace), and yet others whose texts are difficult to categorize (the autofiction of Chris Kraus, Sheila Heti, and Ben Lerner; the autotheory of Maggie Nelson). These writers share not only a central motivating question – how to move beyond the critique of the author-subject – but also a way of answering it: by writing texts that merge theoretical concerns with literary discourse. Authorship's Wake traces the responses their work offers in relation to four themes: communication, intention, agency, and labor.

Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literature

Gender and Genre in Medieval French Literature
A Book

by Simon Gaunt,Professor of French Language and Literature Simon Gaunt

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 1995-05-11
  • Pages : 372
  • ISBN : 0521464943
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wide-ranging study of gender and the underlying ideologies of Old French and Occitan literature.

Survey of Humanistic Studies in Japan, 1960

Survey of Humanistic Studies in Japan, 1960
A Book

by Nihon Yunesuko Kokunai Iinkai

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1961
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Indian National Bibliography

The Indian National Bibliography
A Book

by B. S. Kesavan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1981
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Directory of American Scholars

Directory of American Scholars
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literature and Politics in the English Reformation

Literature and Politics in the English Reformation
A Book

by Tom Betteridge

  • Publisher : Manchester University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 253
  • ISBN : 9780719064609
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Literature and politics in the English Reformation is a study of the English Reformation as a political and literary event. Focusing on an eclectic group of texts, unified by their articulation of the key elements of the cultural history of the period 1510-80, the book unravels the political, poetic and religious themes of the era. --book jacket.

Indian National Bibliography

Indian National Bibliography
A Book

by B. S. Kesavan

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Restaurants & Institutions

Restaurants & Institutions
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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