Summary Book Review American Lit Remixed by Melissa J. Strong:
Download or read book American Lit Remixed written by Melissa J. Strong and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Lit Remixed argues that literary texts use music to combat the artifice and alienation of the digital age. Works by well known authors and less familiar ones draw from mixtapes, remixes, vinyl records, and cassettes to reinvent identity and community, as well as literary form.
Summary Book Review Sound Recording Technology and American Literature by Jessica E. Teague:
Download or read book Sound Recording Technology and American Literature written by Jessica E. Teague and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-05-20 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Phonographs, tapes, stereo LPs, digital remix - how did these remarkable technologies impact American writing? This book explores how twentieth-century writers shaped the ways we listen in our multimedia present. Uncovering a rich new archive of materials, this book offers a resonant reading of how writers across several genres, such as John Dos Passos, Langston Hughes, William S. Burroughs, and others, navigated the intermedial spaces between texts and recordings. Numerous scholars have taken up remix - a term co-opted from DJs and sound engineers - as the defining aesthetic of twenty-first century art and literature. Others have examined modernism's debt to the phonograph. But in the gap between these moments, one finds that the reciprocal relationship between the literary arts and sonic technologies continued to evolve over the twentieth century. A mix of American literary history, sound studies, and media archaeology, this interdisciplinary study will appeal to scholars, students, and audiophiles.
Summary Book Review Where is American Literature? by Caroline F. Levander:
Download or read book Where is American Literature? written by Caroline F. Levander and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2013-04-16 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where is American Literature? offers a spirited andcompelling argument for rethinking the way we view Americanliterature in relation to the nation while powerfully demonstratingwhy it continues to matter in a global age. A refreshing and accessible investigation into thevarious locations - linguistic, geographical, virtual, ideological- where American writing is produced and consumed Takes a highly original approach by viewing US literaturespatially rather than chronologically or thematically, retuning ourunderstanding of the subject The book offers a vital intervention in current debates overthe impact of digital technologies on the production and receptionof literature, ensuring that the field remains lively anddynamic Invites readers to reconsider the subject by questioningcurrent perspectives on, and approaches to, US literature, offeringa range of fresh perspectives on familiar texts and topics
Author :Joshua Miller Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2021-09-23 ISBN 10 :9781108976855 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (685 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction by Joshua Miller:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Twenty-First Century American Fiction written by Joshua Miller and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2021-09-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading lists, course syllabi, and prizes include the phrase '21st-century American literature,' but no critical consensus exists regarding when the period began, which works typify it, how to conceptualize its aesthetic priorities, and where its geographical boundaries lie. Considerable criticism has been published on this extraordinary era, but little programmatic analysis has assessed comprehensively the literary and critical/theoretical output to help readers navigate the labyrinth of critical pathways. In addition to ensuring broad coverage of many essential texts, The Cambridge Companion to 21st Century American Fiction offers state-of-the field analyses of contemporary narrative studies that set the terms of current and future research and teaching. Individual chapters illuminate critical engagements with emergent genres and concepts, including flash fiction, speculative fiction, digital fiction, alternative temporalities, Afro-futurism, ecocriticism, transgender/queer studies, anti-carceral fiction, precarity, and post-9/11 fiction.
Summary Book Review Gothic Remixed by Megen de Bruin-Molé:
Download or read book Gothic Remixed written by Megen de Bruin-Molé and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Longlisted for the 2022 International Gothic Association's Allan Lloyd Smith Prize The bestselling genre of Frankenfiction sees classic literature turned into commercial narratives invaded by zombies, vampires, werewolves, and other fantastical monsters. Too engaged with tradition for some and not traditional enough for others, these 'monster mashups' are often criticized as a sign of the artistic and moral degeneration of contemporary culture. These hybrid creations are the 'monsters' of our age, lurking at the limits of responsible consumption and acceptable appropriation. This book explores the boundaries and connections between contemporary remix and related modes, including adaptation, parody, the Gothic, Romanticism, and postmodernism. Taking a multimedia approach, case studies range from novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series, to television programmes such as Penny Dreadful, to popular visual artworks like Kevin J. Weir's Flux Machine GIFs. Megen de Bruin-Molé uses these monstrous and liminal works to show how the thrill of transgression has been contained within safe and familiar formats, resulting in the mashups that dominate Western popular culture.
Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature by Yogita Goyal:
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature written by Yogita Goyal and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-02-15 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a new map of American literature in the global era, analyzing the multiple meanings of transnationalism.
Summary Book Review Teaching Western American Literature by Brady Harrison:
Download or read book Teaching Western American Literature written by Brady Harrison and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2020-06 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume experienced and new college- and university-level teachers will find practical, adaptable strategies for designing or updating courses in western American literature and western studies. Teaching Western American Literature features the latest developments in western literary research and cultural studies as well as pedagogical best practices in course development. Contributors provide practical models and suggestions for courses and assignments while presenting concrete strategies for teaching works both inside and outside the canon. In addition, Brady Harrison and Randi Lynn Tanglen have assembled insights from pioneering western studies instructors with workable strategies and practical advice for translating this often complex material for classrooms from freshman writing courses to graduate seminars. Teaching Western American Literature reflects the cutting edge of western American literary study, featuring diverse approaches allied with women's, gender, queer, environmental, disability, and Indigenous studies and providing instructors with entrée into classrooms of leading scholars in the field.
Summary Book Review Electronic Literature in Latin America by Claire Taylor:
Download or read book Electronic Literature in Latin America written by Claire Taylor and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-22 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores one of the most exciting new developments in the literary field to emerge over recent decades: the growing body of work known as ‘electronic literature’, comprising literary works that take advantage of the capabilities of digital technologies in their enactment. Focussing on six leading authors within Latin(o) America whose works have proved pioneering in the development of these new literary forms, the book proposes a three-fold approach of aesthetics, technologics, and ethics, as a framework for analyzing digital literature.
Summary Book Review Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature by Paul Downes:
Download or read book Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature written by Paul Downes and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-28 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hobbes, Sovereignty, and Early American Literature pursues the question of democratic sovereignty as it was anticipated, theorized and resisted in the American colonies and in the early United States. It proposes that orthodox American liberal accounts of political community need to be supplemented and challenged by the deeply controversial theory of sovereignty that was articulated in Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan (1651). This book offers a radical re-evaluation of Hobbes's political theory and demonstrates how a renewed attention to key Hobbesian ideas might inform inventive re-readings of major American literary, religious and political texts. Ranging from seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Puritan attempts to theorize God's sovereignty to revolutionary and founding-era debates over popular sovereignty, this book argues that democratic aspiration still has much to learn from Hobbes's Leviathan and from the powerful liberal resistance it has repeatedly provoked.
Summary Book Review Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War by Cody Marrs:
Download or read book Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War written by Cody Marrs and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-07-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American literature in the nineteenth century is often divided into two asymmetrical halves, neatly separated by the Civil War. In Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the Long Civil War, Cody Marrs argues that the war is a far more elastic boundary for literary history than has frequently been assumed. Focusing on the later writings of Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson, this book shows how the war took imaginative shape across, and even beyond, the nineteenth century, inflecting literary forms and expressions for decades after 1865. These writers, Marrs demonstrates, are best understood not as antebellum or postbellum figures but as transbellum authors who cipher their later experiences through their wartime impressions and prewar ideals. This book is a bold, revisionary contribution to debates about temporality, periodization, and the shape of American literary history.
Author :Maryemma Graham Publisher :Cambridge University Press Release Date :2011-02-03 ISBN 10 :9781316184400 Pages : pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (44 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge History of African American Literature by Maryemma Graham:
Download or read book The Cambridge History of African American Literature written by Maryemma Graham and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first major twenty-first century history of four hundred years of black writing, The Cambridge History of African American Literature presents a comprehensive overview of the literary traditions, oral and print, of African-descended peoples in the United States. Expert contributors, drawn from the United States and beyond, emphasise the dual nature of each text discussed as a work of art created by an individual and as a response to unfolding events in American cultural, political, and social history. Unprecedented in scope, sophistication and accessibility, the volume draws together current scholarship in the field. It also looks ahead to suggest new approaches, new areas of study, and as yet undervalued writers and works. The Cambridge History of African American Literature is a major achievement both as a work of reference and as a compelling narrative and will remain essential reading for scholars and students in years to come.
Summary Book Review Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism by Rob Wallace:
Download or read book Improvisation and the Making of American Literary Modernism written by Rob Wallace and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2010-10-14 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: >
Summary Book Review American Literature in Transition, 1876–1910: Volume 4 by Lindsay Reckson:
Download or read book American Literature in Transition, 1876–1910: Volume 4 written by Lindsay Reckson and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-08-18 with total page 703 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Late American Novel by Jeff Martin:
Download or read book The Late American Novel written by Jeff Martin and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2011-03-10 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars, journalists, and publishers have turned their brains inside out in the effort to predict what lies ahead, but who better to comment on the future of the book than those who are driven to write them? The way we absorb information has changed dramatically. Edison’s phonograph has been reincarnated as the iPod. Celluloid went digital. But books, for the most part, have remained the same--until now. And while music and movies have undergone an almost Darwinian evolution, the literary world now faces a revolution, a sudden change in the way we buy, produce, and read books. In The Late American Novel, Jeff Martin and C. Max Magee gather some of today’s finest writers to consider the sea change that is upon them. Lauren Groff imagines an array of fantastical futures for writers, from poets with groupies to novelists as vending machines. Rivka Galchen writes about the figurative and literal death of paper. Joe Meno expounds upon the idea of a book as a place set permanently aside for the imagination, regardless of format. These and other original essays by Reif Larsen, Benjamin Kunkel, Victoria Patterson, and many more provide a timely and much-needed commentary on this compelling cultural crossroad.
Summary Book Review So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix by Bethany C. Morrow:
Download or read book So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix written by Bethany C. Morrow and published by Feiwel & Friends. This book was released on 2021-09-07 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women, by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow. North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedpeople's Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently emancipated. Black people have begun building a community of their own, a refuge from the shadow of the "old life." It is where the March family has finally been able to safely put down roots with four young daughters: Meg, a teacher who longs to find love and start a family of her own. Jo, a writer whose words are too powerful to be contained. Beth, a talented seamstress searching for a higher purpose. Amy, a dancer eager to explore life outside her family's home. As the four March sisters come into their own as independent young women, they will face first love, health struggles, heartbreak, and new horizons. But they will face it all together. Praise for So Many Beginnings: A Little Women Remix "Morrow’s ability to take the lingering stain of slavery on American history and use it as a catalyst for unbreakable love and resilience is flawless. That she has remixed a canonical text to do so only further illuminates the need to critically question who holds the pen in telling our nation’s story." —Booklist, starred review "Bethany C. Morrow's prose is a sharpened blade in a practiced hand, cutting to the core of our nation's history. ... A devastatingly precise reimagining and a joyful celebration of sisterhood. A narrative about four young women who unreservedly deserve the world, and a balm for wounds to Black lives and liberty." —Tracy Deonn, New York Times-bestselling author of Legendborn "A tender and beautiful retelling that will make you fall in love with the foursome all over again." —Tiffany D. Jackson, New York Times-bestselling author of White Smoke and Grown
Summary Book Review Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music by Ross Hair:
Download or read book Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music written by Ross Hair and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-12-08 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Released in 1952, The Anthology of American Folk Music was the singular vision of the enigmatic artist, musicologist, and collector Harry Smith (1923–1991). A collection of eighty-four commercial recordings of American vernacular and folk music originally issued between 1927 and 1932, the Anthology featured an eclectic and idiosyncratic mixture of blues and hillbilly songs, ballads old and new, dance music, gospel, and numerous other performances less easy to classify. Where previous collections of folk music, both printed and recorded, had privileged field recordings and oral transmission, Smith purposefully shaped his collection from previously released commercial records, pointedly blurring established racial boundaries in his selection and organisation of performances. Indeed, more than just a ground-breaking collection of old recordings, the Anthology was itself a kind of performance on the part of its creator. Over the six decades of its existence, however, it has continued to exert considerable influence on generations of musicians, artists, and writers. It has been credited with inspiring the North American folk revival—"The Anthology was our bible", asserted Dave Van Ronk in 1991, "We all knew every word of every song on it"—and with profoundly influencing Bob Dylan. After its 1997 release on CD by Smithsonian Folkways, it came to be closely associated with the so-called Americana and Alt-Country movements of the late 1990s and early 2000s. Following its sixtieth birthday, and now available as a digital download and rereleased on vinyl, it is once again a prominent icon in numerous musical currents and popular culture more generally. This is the first book devoted to such a vital piece of the large and complex story of American music and its enduring value in American life. Reflecting the intrinsic interdisciplinarity of Smith’s original project, this collection contains a variety of new perspectives on all aspects of the Anthology.
Summary Book Review Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English by Wojciech Drag:
Download or read book Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English written by Wojciech Drag and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-12 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality of the twenty-first-century. Being a mixture of fragmentary incompatible voices, collage embodies the chaos of the media-dominated world. Examining the artistic, sociopolitical and personal crises addressed in contemporary collage literature, the book argues that the 21st Century has brought a revival of collage-like novels and essays.