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Literature Matters

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ISBN: 9781785420344 9781785420351 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613237 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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This new collection of J. Hillis Miller’s essays centres on the question “why and to what end should we read, teach, and spend our time with literary and/or cultural studies?” At a time when electronic media seem to dominate the market completely, and jobs follow the money flows into electronic and technical fields, literary and cultural studies might appear as a decorative addenda but not really necessary for the process of growth and development, neither in business nor in the area of personal development. This question is not really new, it has many facets, requires differentiated answers which depend and mirror the political and cultural climate of a society.

Francophonie and the Orient

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Book Series: Languages and Culture in History ISBN: 9789048540273 9789462988255 Year: Pages: 181 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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Based on transnational France-Asia approaches, this book studies Asian cultures once steeped in French civilisation but free of a colonial mode in order to highlight the transliterary examples of cultural transfer. This book is a pioneering study of the Francophone phenomenon within the context of cultures categorised as non-Francophone. Espousing a transcultural approach, Francophonie and the Orient examines the emergence of French heritage in the Far-East, the various forms of its manifestation, and the modes of its identification.Several thematic signposts guide the diverse pathways of the research. Firstly, the question is posed as to whether colonisation is the ultimate coat of arms for entry into Francophonie? Secondly, the book raises issues relative to Asian Francophone works: the emergence of literatures with French expression from Asian countries historically free of French domination. Finally, the study reconfigures the Asian Francophone heritage with new paradigms (transnational/global studies), which redefine the frontiers of Francophonie in Asia.

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Literary studies --- French --- Asia

Hard Reading

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Book Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies ISBN: 9781781382615 9781781384398 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102608
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The fifteen essays collected in Hard Reading argue that science fiction has its own internal rhetoric, relying on devices such as neologism, dialogism, semantic shifts, the use of unreliable narrators. It is a “high-information” genre which does not follow the Flaubertian ideal of le mot juste, “the right word”, preferring le mot imprévisible, “the unpredictable word”. Science fiction derives much of its energy from engagement with vital intellectual issues in the “soft sciences”, especially history, anthropology, the study of different cultures, with a strong bearing on politics. Both the rhetoric and the issues deserve to be taken much more seriously than they have been in academia, and in the wider world. Hard Reading is also a memoir of what it was like to be a committed fan, from teenage years, and also an academic struggling to find a place, at a time when a declared interest in science fiction and fantasy was the kiss of death for a career in the humanities.

Left-Dislocation in Latin

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Book Series: Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology ISBN: 9789004357464 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1163/9789004357464 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Based on a detailed analysis of syntax, information structure and pragmatic organization, Left-dislocation in Latin by Hilla Halla-Aho examines how left-dislocation is used in republican Latin comedy, prose and inscriptions as a device to introduce topics. Readership: Scholars working on Latin syntax, especially in the republican period, and generally those interested in how syntax, particularly in its non-standard form, is influenced by information structure and pragmatic organization.

The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE)

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Book Series: Euhormos: Greco-Roman Studies in Anchoring Innovation ISBN: 9789004425682 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.1163/9789004425682 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE) investigates the interdisciplinary history of the reception of Peter from the first century up to Charlemagne, revealing as much about Peter as about the context in which this reception took place. Readership: All interested in the art, culture, epigraphy, literature and politics of early Christianity/late antiquity and the reception of the figure of the apostle Peter in those areas.

Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry: Theories and Models

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Book Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements ISBN: 9789004412590 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.1163/9789004412590 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry brings together a range of innovative approaches to the question of genre, what it means, and how to think about it for Greek poetry from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE. Readership: Students and scholars across the Humanities who are concerned with questions of genre and the history of lyric, and anyone interested in ancient Greek poetry.

Contemporary Irish Women Poets

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Book Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies ISBN: 9781781381878 9781781384695 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102610
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This study examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. Collins explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Medbh McGuckian as well as in that of an exciting group of younger poets. This book analyses, for the first time, the complex responses to the past recorded by contemporary women poets in Ireland and the implications these have for the concept of a national tradition.

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Literature --- literary studies --- poetry --- women --- ireland

How We Write: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blank Page

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ISBN: 9780692519332 Year: Pages: 182 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0110.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The contributors range from graduate students and recent PhDs to senior scholars working in the fields of medieval studies, art history, English literature, poetics, early modern studies, musicology, and geography. All are engaged in academic writing, but some of the contributors also publish in other genres, includes poetry and fiction. Several contributors maintain a very active online presence, including blogs and websites; all are committed to strengthening the bonds of community, both in person and online, which helps to explain the effervescent sense of collegiality that pervades the volume, creating linkages across essays and extending outward into the wide world of writers and readers.

Jane Austen Speaks Norwegian

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Book Series: Costerus New Series ISBN: 9789004337176 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.1163/9789004337176 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Can Jane Austen only be fully understood in English? In Jane Austen Speaks Norwegian, Sørbø compares novels and their translations, while also discussing the strategies chosen by translators of literature. Readership: Students and researchers of English literature and translation, Jane Austen societies, and women's studies and reception studies groups.

New Perspectives on Power and Political Representation from Ancient History to the Present Day

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Book Series: Radboud Studies in Humanities ISBN: 9789004291966 Year: Pages: 218 DOI: 10.1163/9789004291966 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume examines modes of political communication between rulers and ruled from antiquity to the present by applying the concept of representation. It explores the dynamic relationship between elites and the people which is shaped by self-representation and representative claims. Readership: All scholars and students interested in the phenomenon of political representation, from antiquity to the present day.

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