Author :Julia Straub Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2016-05-10 ISBN 10 :9783110376739 Pages :632 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (673 users download)
Summary Book Review Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies by Julia Straub:
Download or read book Handbook of Transatlantic North American Studies written by Julia Straub and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2016-05-10 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transatlantic literary studies have provided important new perspectives on North American, British and Irish literature. They have led to a revision of literary history and the idea of a national literature. They have changed the perception of the Anglo-American literary market and its many processes of transatlantic production, distribution, reception and criticism. Rather than dwelling on comparisons or engaging with the notion of ‘influence,’ transatlantic literary studies seek to understand North American, British and Irish literature as linked with each other by virtue of multi-layered historical and cultural ties and pay special attention to the many refractions and mutual interferences that have characterized these traditions since colonial times. This handbook brings together articles that summarize some of the crucial transatlantic concepts, debates and topics. The contributions contained in this volume examine periods in literary and cultural history, literary movements, individual authors as well as genres from a transatlantic perspective, combining theoretical insight with textual analysis.
Author :Erik Redling Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2022-01-19 ISBN 10 :9783110587647 Pages :712 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (764 users download)
Summary Book Review Handbook of the American Short Story by Erik Redling:
Download or read book Handbook of the American Short Story written by Erik Redling and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-01-19 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.
Summary Book Review The Rise of New Media 1750–1850 by Julia Straub:
Download or read book The Rise of New Media 1750–1850 written by Julia Straub and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-05-22 with total page 193 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This monograph explores transatlantic literary culture by tracing the proliferation of ‘new media,’ such as the anthology, the literary history and the magazine, in the period between 1750 and 1850. The fast-paced media landscape out of which these publishing genres developed produced the need of a ‘memory of literature’ and a concomitant rhetoric of remembering strikingly similar to what today is called a cultural memory debate. Thus, rather than depicting the emergence of an American national literature, The Rise of New Media(1750–1850) combines impulses from media history, the history of print, the sociology of literature and canon theory to uncover nascent forms and genres of literary self-reflectivity and early stirrings of a canon debate in the Atlantic World.
Download or read book Gained Ground written by Eva Gruber and published by European Studies in North Amer. This book was released on 2018 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Compares the cultural productions of Canada and the US - literature, but also film, opera, and even theme parks - providing a reassessment of Canadian Studies within a comparative framework.
Author :Christine Gerhardt Publisher :Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG Release Date :2018-06-11 ISBN 10 :9783110481327 Pages :584 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.8/5 (132 users download)
Summary Book Review Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century by Christine Gerhardt:
Download or read book Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century written by Christine Gerhardt and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-06-11 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook offers students and researchers a compact introduction to the nineteenth-century American novel in the light of current debates, theoretical concepts, and critical methodologies. The volume turns to the nineteenth century as a formative era in American literary history, a time that saw both the rise of the novel as a genre, and the emergence of an independent, confident American culture. A broad range of concise essays by European and American scholars demonstrates how some of America‘s most well-known and influential novels responded to and participated in the radical transformations that characterized American culture between the early republic and the age of imperial expansion. Part I consists of 7 systematic essays on key historical and critical frameworks ― including debates aboutrace and citizenship, transnationalism, environmentalism and print culture, as well as sentimentalism, romance and the gothic, realism and naturalism. Part II provides 22 essays on individual novels, each combining an introduction to relevant cultural contexts with a fresh close reading and the discussion of critical perspectives shaped by literary and cultural theory.
Summary Book Review Abolitionist Cosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring Gender, Race, and Nation in American Antislavery Literature by Pia Wiegmink:
Download or read book Abolitionist Cosmopolitanism: Reconfiguring Gender, Race, and Nation in American Antislavery Literature written by Pia Wiegmink and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-09-19 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts gives a clear overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, translations and comments.
Summary Book Review Play Among Books by Miro Roman:
Download or read book Play Among Books written by Miro Roman and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.
Author :Katherine Fama Publisher :Rutgers University Press Release Date :2022-05-13 ISBN 10 :9781978828537 Pages :174 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.2/5 (853 users download)
Summary Book Review Single Lives by Katherine Fama:
Download or read book Single Lives written by Katherine Fama and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Single Lives is a collection of singleness studies essays from the interdisciplinary humanities that explores the last two hundred years of literature and popular media by, about, and for single women in the US and the UK. Independent women have always been a center around which social anxieties and excitement coalesced. Moving between the family home and domestic independence, between household and public labor, and between celibacy and a range of sexual relations, the single woman remains a literary and cultural focus, as she has been from the 19th to the 21st centuries. This collection offers readers the opportunity to uncover the social, political, economic, and cultural connections between the "singly blessed" women and "bachelor girls" of the 19th and early 20th century and "all the single ladies" of the 21st century. Essays read singleness across genre and field, offering new approaches to studying modern and contemporary single women in literature, film, and history. Authors engage scholarship from wide ranging fields of social history, women's studies, queer theory, and Black feminism. The collection reads familiar texts against the grain, rethinking archival resources, revisiting familiar figures, and exploring new sources: cookbooks, ephemera, personal documents, recovered film histories, and forms of domestic space and labor.This is a book for scholars of gender and sexuality, social history, feminist film and media scholars, and literary historians, and reflects the urgent contemporary interest in single women as a political, economic, and cultural force.
Summary Book Review Emerson's Memory Loss by Christopher Hanlon:
Download or read book Emerson's Memory Loss written by Christopher Hanlon and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018 with total page 185 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: Recalling Emerson -- Emerson's memory loss -- Knowing by heart -- Streams of thought -- Coda: Inside information
Summary Book Review Black Travel Writing by Isabel Kalous:
Download or read book Black Travel Writing written by Isabel Kalous and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2021-11-30 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does it mean for Black diasporic writers to travel to Africa? Focusing on the period between the 1990s and 2010s, Isabel Kalous examines autobiographical narratives of travel to Africa by African American and Black British authors. She places the texts within the long tradition of Black diasporic engagement with the continent, scrutinizes the significance of Black mobility, and demonstrates that travel writing serves as a means to negotiate questions of identity, belonging, history, and cultural memory. To provide a framework for the analyses of contemporary narratives, her study outlines the emergence, development, and key characteristics of the multifaceted genre of Black travel writing. Authors discussed include, among others, Saidiya Hartman, Barack Obama, and Caryl Phillips.
Summary Book Review The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World by Federica Coluzzi:
Download or read book The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World written by Federica Coluzzi and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-09-28 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides the first systematic study of the translation and reception of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone world, reconstructing for the first time the contexts and genesis of its English-language afterlife from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Dante is one of the foremost authors of the Western canon, and his Vita Nova has been repeatedly translated into English over the past two centuries. However, there exists no comprehensive account of the critical, scholarly, and creative English-language reception of Dante’s work. This collection brings together scholars from Dante studies, translation studies, English studies, and book history to examine the translation and reception of the Vita Nova among modern English-speaking publics, in both academic and non-academic contexts, and thus represents a major contribution to Dante studies. The Afterlife of Dante’s Vita Nova in the Anglophone World will be an essential reference point for scholars and students in English and Italian studies, literary and cultural studies, and translation and reception studies in the UK, Ireland, the USA, and Italy, where Dante is taught and researched.
Summary Book Review The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual by John D. Morgenstern:
Download or read book The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual written by John D. Morgenstern and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2019-01-10 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The T. S. Eliot Studies Annual features the year’s best scholarship on this major literary figure.
Summary Book Review The Matrilineal Heritage of Louisa May Alcott and Christina Rossetti by Azelina Flint:
Download or read book The Matrilineal Heritage of Louisa May Alcott and Christina Rossetti written by Azelina Flint and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In an unprecedented comparison of two of the most important female authors of the nineteenth century, Azelina Flint foregrounds the influence of the religious communities that shaped Louisa May Alcott’s and Christina Rossetti’s visions of female creativity. In the early stages of the authors’ careers, their artistic developments were associated with their patrilineal connections to two artistic movements that shaped the course of American and British history: the Transcendentalists and Pre-Raphaelites. Flint uncovers the authors’ rejections of the individualistic outlooks of these movements, demonstrating that Alcott and Rossetti affiliated themselves with their mothers and sisters’ religious faith. Applying the methodological framework of women’s mysticism, Flint reveals that Alcott’s and Rossetti’s religious beliefs were shaped by the devotional practices and life-writing texts of their matrilineal communities. Here, the authors’ iconic portrayals of female artists are examined in light of the examples of their mothers and sisters for the first time. Flint recovers a number of unpublished life-writings, including commonplace albums and juvenile newspapers, introducing readers to early versions of the authors’ iconic works. These recovered texts indicate that Alcott and Rossetti portrayed the female artist as a mouthpiece for a wider community of women committed to social justice and divine communion. By drawing attention to the parallels in the authors’ familial affiliations and religious beliefs, Flint recuperates a tradition of nineteenth-century women’s mysticism that departs from the individualistic models of male literary traditions to locate female empowerment in gynocentric relationships dedicated to achieving a shared revelation of God.
Summary Book Review Comparative North American Studies by Reingard M. Nischik:
Download or read book Comparative North American Studies written by Reingard M. Nischik and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Merging selected approaches to Comparative North American Studies with detailed textual analyses, this book studies works of writers as diverse as Ernest Hemingway, Joyce Carol Oates, Tim O'Brien, and Margaret Atwood. Topics include comparative approaches to the North American modernist short story, narratives of the Canada-US border, and North American reviews of Atwood's novels.
Summary Book Review Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies by Steven J. Gold:
Download or read book Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies written by Steven J. Gold and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This revised and expanded second edition of Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies provides a comprehensive basis for understanding the complexity and patterns of international migration. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political, and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle. Featuring forty-six essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, this new edition showcases evolving research and theorizing around refugees and forced migrants, new migration paths through Central Asia and the Middle East, the condition of statelessness, and South to South migration. New chapters also address immigrant labor and entrepreneurship, skilled migration, ethnic succession, contract labor and informal economies. Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook provides a six-chapter compendium of methodologies for studying international migration and its impacts. Written in a clear and direct style, this Handbook offers a contemporary integrated resource for students and scholars from the perspectives of social science, humanities, journalism and other disciplines.
Summary Book Review Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies by Steven James Gold:
Download or read book Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies written by Steven James Gold and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013 with total page 629 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The current era is marked by an unparalleled level of human migration, the consequence of both recent and long-term political, economic, cultural, social, demographic and technological developments. Despite increased efforts to limit its size and consequences, migration has wide-ranging impacts upon social, environmental, economic, political, and cultural life in countries of origin and settlement. Such transformations impact not only those who are migrating, but those who are left behind, as well as those who live in the areas where migrants settle. The Handbook of Migration Studies offers a conceptual approach to the study of international migration, exploring clearly the many modes of exit, reception and incorporation which involve varied populations in disparate political, economic, social and cultural contexts. How do these movements also facilitate the transmission of ideologies and identities, political and cultural practices and economic resources? Uniquely among texts in the subject area, the Handbook also provides a section devoted to exploring methods for studying international migration. Featuring forty-seven essays written by leading international and multidisciplinary scholars, the Routledge International Handbook of Migration Studies offers a contemporary, integrated and comprehensive resource for students and scholars of sociology, politics, human geography, law, history, urban planning, journalism, and health care.
Summary Book Review Letters across Borders by B. Elliot:
Download or read book Letters across Borders written by B. Elliot and published by Springer. This book was released on 2006-09-02 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection addresses the recent rebirth of interest in immigrant letters. As these letters are increasingly seen as key, rather than incidental, documents in the interpretations of gender, age, social class, and ethnicity/nationality, the scholars gathered here demonstrate a diversity of new approaches to their interpretation.