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Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture

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ISBN: 9781107128163 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611255 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture, 1740-1790 offers the first study of manuscript-producing coteries as an integral element of eighteenth-century Britain’s literary culture. As a corrective to literary histories assuming that the dominance of print meant the demise of a vital scribal culture, the book profiles four interrelated and influential coteries, focusing on each group’s deployment of traditional scribal practices, on key individuals who served as bridges between networks, and on the aesthetic and cultural work performed by the group. Literary Coteries also explores points of intersection between coteries and the print trade, whether in the form of individuals who straddled the two cultures; publishing events in which the two media regimes collaborated or came into conflict; literary conventions adapted from manuscript practice to serve the ends of print; or simply poetry hand-copied from magazines. Together, these instances demonstrate how scribal modes shaped modern literary production.

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Print, Publicity and Radicalism in the 1790s

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ISBN: 9781107133617 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_611256 Language: English
Publisher: Cambridge University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Jon Mee explores the popular democratic movement that emerged in the London of the 1790s in response to the French Revolution. Central to the movement’s achievement was the creation of an idea of ‘the people’ brought into being through print and publicity. Radical clubs rose and fell in the face of the hostile attentions of government. They were sustained by a faith in the press as a form of ‘print magic,’ but confidence in the liberating potential of the printing press was interwoven with hard-headed deliberations over how best to animate and represent the people. Ideas of disinterested rational debate were thrown into the mix with coruscating satire, rousing songs, and republican toasts. Print personality became a vital interface between readers and print exploited by the cast of radicals returned to history in vivid detail by Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism.

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Architecture and Modern Literature

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ISBN: 9780472071715 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.4350173 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100397
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Architecture and Modern Literature explores the representation and interpretation of architectural space in modern literature from the early nineteenth century to the present, with the aim of showing how literary production and architectural construction are related as cultural forms in the historical context of modernity. In addressing this subject, it also examines the larger questions of the relation between literature and architecture and the extent to which these two arts define one another in the social and philosophical contexts of modernity. Architecture and Modern Literature will serve as a foundational introduction to the emerging interdisciplinary study of architecture and literature.

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Shakespeare's History Plays

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ISBN: 9780748646135 9781474423540 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625259 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100457
Subject: Performing Arts
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Shakespeare's History Plays boldly moves criticism of Shakespeare's history plays beyond anti-humanist theoretical approaches.This important intervention in the critical and theoretical discourse of Shakespeare studies summarises, evaluates and ultimately calls time on the mode of criticism that has prevailed in Shakespeare studies over the past thirty years. It heralds a new, more dynamic way of reading Shakespeare as a supremely intelligent and creative political thinker, whose history plays address and illuminate the very questions with which cultural historicists have been so preoccupied since the 1980s. In providing bold and original readings of the first and second tetralogies ( Henry VI, Richard III, Richard II and Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2), the book reignites old debates and re-energises recent bids to humanise Shakespeare and to restore agency to the individual in the critical readings of his plays.

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South Asian Atlantic Literature, 1970-2010

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Book Series: Edinburgh Studies in Transatlantic Literatures ISBN: 9780748641888 9781474423557 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625260 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100135
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The first major interpretation of recent South Asian diasporic writing in specifically transatlantic terms.The book is organised around four key themes: home and nation; travel and return; racial mixing; and food and eating. Ruth Maxey offers readings of canonical and less well-known South Asian American and British Asian writers and texts and of key cinematic works. She explores the formal and thematic tendencies of the works, relating them to gender politics, the marketplace, and issues of literary value and historical change. The book engages with established debates, while intervening in new ways in transatlantic studies, postcolonial literary studies and Asian American cultural studies.

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Enemies of All Humankind

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Book Series: Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies ISBN: 9781512600155 9781512600759 Year: Pages: 302 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625275 Language: English
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100123
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Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by which Western societies have defined such criminals as pirates, torturers, or terrorists as beyond the pale of civilization. Sonja Schillings argues that this legal fiction does more than characterize certain persons as inherently hostile: it provides a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state. The work draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the state, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against government-sponsored oppression, and the transformation of institutions as “legitimate” interventions on behalf of civilized society.

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Hemispheric Imaginations

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Book Series: Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies ISBN: 9781611689723 9781512600766 Year: Pages: 400 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625277 Language: English
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100121
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What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbors, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. 'Hemispheric Imaginations', an ambitious interdisciplinary study of literary representations of Latin America as encounters with the other, is among the most extensive such studies to date. It will appeal to a broad range of scholars of American Studies.

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Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf and Worldly Realism

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ISBN: 9781474419130 9781474423533 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625278 Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100132
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Austen and Woolf are materialists, this book argues. ‘Things’ in their novels give us entry into some of the most contentious issues of the day. This wholly materialist understanding produces worldly realism, an experimental writing practice which asserts egalitarian continuity between people, things and the physical world. This radical redistribution of the importance of material objects and biological existence, challenges the traditional idealist hierarchy of mind over matter that has justified gender, class and race subordination. Entering their writing careers at the critical moments of the French Revolution and the First World War respectively, and sharing a political inheritance of Scottish Enlightenment scepticism, Austen’s and Woolf’s rigorous critiques of the dangers of mental vision unchecked by facts is more timely than ever in the current world dominated by fundamentalist neo-liberal, religious and nationalist belief systems.

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Thinking Literature across Continents

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ISBN: 9780822361541 9780822373698 Year: Pages: 320 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100275
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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'Thinking Literature across Continents' finds Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller—two thinkers from different continents, cultures, training, and critical perspectives—debating and reflecting upon what literature is and why it matters. Ghosh and Miller do not attempt to formulate a joint theory of literature; rather, they allow their different backgrounds and lively disagreements to stimulate generative dialogue on poetry, world literature, pedagogy, and the ethics of literature. Addressing a varied literary context ranging from Victorian literature, Chinese literary criticism and philosophy, and continental philosophy to Sanskrit poetics and modern European literature, Ghosh offers a transnational theory of literature while Miller emphasizes the need to account for what a text says and how it says it. This book highlights two minds continually discovering new paths of communication and two literary and cultural traditions intersecting in productive and compelling ways.

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Writing Beloveds

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Book Series: Toronto Italian Studies ISBN: 9781487500771 9781487514716 Year: Pages: 232 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625679 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100137
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Writing Beloveds considers the way in which a poetic convention, the 'beloved' to whom Renaissance amatory poetry was addressed, becomes influential political rhetoric, an instrument that both men and women used to shape and justify their claims to power.

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