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Recoding World Literature

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ISBN: 9780823273409 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626400 Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100064
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of “bibliomigrancy,” Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves.&#xD;&#xD;Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation’s relationship with print culture. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals the political foundations for a history of world literature that is at once a philosophical ideal, a process of exchange, a mode of reading, and a system of classification.

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Reading by Numbers

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ISBN: 9780857284549 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Anthem Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102559
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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‘Reading by Numbers: Recalibrating the Literary Field’ is the first book to use digital humanities strategies to integrate the scope and methods of book and publishing history with issues and debates in literary studies. By mining, visualising and modelling data from ‘AustLit’ – an online bibliography of Australian literature that leads the world in its comprehensiveness and scope – this study revises established conceptions of Australian literary history, presenting new ways of writing about literature and publishing and a new direction for digital humanities research. The case studies in this book offer insight into a wide range of features of the literary field, including trends and cycles in the gender of novelists, the formation of fictional genres and literary canons, and the relationship of Australian literature to other national literatures.

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Fictions of African Dictatorship

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ISBN: 9781787076815 9781787076822 9781787076839 Year: DOI: 10.3726/b11381 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100664
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Fictions of African Dictatorship examines the fictional representation of the African dictator and the performance of dictatorship across genres. The volume includes contributions focusing on literature, theatre and film, all of which examine the relationship between the fictional and the political. Among the questions the contributors ask: what are the implications of reading a novel for its historical content or accuracy? How does the dictator novel interrogate ideas of veracity? How is power performed and ridiculed? How do different writers reflect on questions of authority in the postcolony, and what are the effects on their stories and modes of narration? This volume untangles some of the intricate workings of dictatorial power in the postcolony, through twelve close readings of works of fiction.

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Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante

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ISBN: 9781787352278 Year: Pages: 192 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787352278 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Ethics, Politics and Justice in Dante presents new research by international scholars on the themes of ethics, politics and justice in the works of Dante Alighieri, including chapters on Dante’s modern ‘afterlife’.&#xD;&#xD;Together the chapters explore how Dante’s writings engage with the contemporary culture of medieval Florence and Italy, and how and why his political and moral thought still speaks compellingly to modern readers. The collection’s contributors range across different disciplines and scholarly traditions – history, philology, classical reception, philosophy, theology – to scrutinise Dante’s Divine Comedy and his other works in Italian and Latin, offering a multi-faceted approach to the evolution of Dante’s political, ethical and legal thought throughout his writing career.&#xD;

Affe und Affekt

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Book Series: Cultural Animal Studies ISBN: 9783476051042 Year: Pages: 467 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-476-05104-2 Language: German
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Ethnology --- Languages and Literatures
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Diese Open-Access-Publikation mit dem Titel "Affe und Affekt" untersucht anhand populärwissenschaftlicher Forschungsmemoiren die Form und Funktion von Emotionen, Affekten und Gefühlen in der Feldforschung mit Affen – und wie gerade Literatur und Film das Verhältnis von Mensch, Affe und Affekt für die Wissenschaft produktiv reflektieren und analysieren. Der Mensch ist evolutionär betrachtet ein Affe unter anderen. Doch nennt er sich selbst homo sapiens, die anderen Affen im besten Fall die ‚Menschenaffen‘ - sonst aber pans, pongos oder papios. Diese Unterscheidung ist nur ein kleines Puzzlestück in einer emotionsgetriebenen Rhetorik der Primatologie, der Wissenschaft von den Affen.

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World Literatures

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Book Series: Stockholm English Studies ISBN: 9789176350768 9789176350799 9789176350775 9789176350782 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.16993/bat Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Placing itself within the burgeoning field of world literary studies, the organising principle of this book is that of an open-ended dynamic, namely the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange.&#xD;As an adaptable comparative fulcrum for literary studies, the notion of the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange accommodates also highly localised literatures. In this way, it redresses what has repeatedly been identified as a weakness of the world literature paradigm, namely the one-sided focus on literature that accumulates global prestige or makes it on the Euro-American book market.&#xD;How has the vernacular been defined historically? How is it inflected by gender? How are the poles of the vernacular and the cosmopolitan distributed spatially or stylistically in literary narratives? How are cosmopolitan domains of literature incorporated in local literary communities? What are the effects of translation on the encoding of vernacular and cosmopolitan values?&#xD;Ranging across a dozen languages and literature from five continents, these are some of the questions that the contributions attempt to address."&#xD;

Contemporary Nordic Literature and Spatiality

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Book Series: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies ISBN: 9783030233532 Year: Pages: 307 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-23353-2 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This open access collection offers a detailed mapping of recent Nordic literature and its different genres (fiction, poetry, and children’s literature) through the perspective of spatiality. Concentrating on contemporary Nordic literature, the book presents a distinctive view on the spatial turn and widens the understanding of Nordic literature outside of canonized authors. Examining literatures by Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, and Finnish authors, the chapters investigate a recurrent theme of social criticism and analyze this criticism against the welfare state and power hierarchies in spatial terms. The chapters explore various narrative worlds and spaces—from the urban to parks and forests, from textual spaces to spatial thematics, studying these spatial features in relation to the problems of late modernity.

Reading Breath in Literature

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Book Series: Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine ISBN: 9783319999487 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-99948-7 Language: English
Publisher: Springer
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This open access book presents five different approaches to reading breath in literature, in response to texts from a range of historical, geographical and cultural environments. Breath, for all its ubiquity in literary texts, has received little attention as a transhistorical literary device. Drawing together scholars of Medieval Romance, Early Modern Drama, Fin de Siècle Aesthetics, American Poetics and the Postcolonial Novel, this book offers the first transhistorical study of breath in literature. At the same time, it shows how the study of breath in literature can contribute to recent developments in the Medical Humanities.

Reading Today

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Book Series: Comparative Literature and Culture ISBN: 9781787351950 Year: Pages: 210 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787351950 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press Grant: European Research Council (ERC) - 2011-AdG-295486
Subject: Media and communication --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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New technologies are changing our reading habits. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices supply new platforms for reading, and we must learn to manage them by scrolling, clicking or tapping. Reading Today places reading in current literary and cultural contexts in order to analyse how these contexts challenge our conceptions of who reads, what reading is, how we read, where we read, and for what purposes – and then responds to the questions this analysis raises. Is our reading experience becoming a ‘flat’ one? And does reading in a media environment favour quick reading? Alongside these questions, the contributors unpack emerging strategies of reading.They consider, for example, how paying attention to readers’ emotional reactions as an indispensable component of reading affects our conception of the reading process. Other chapters consider how reading can be explored through such topics as experimental literature, the contemporary encyclopedic novel and the healing power of books.

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literature --- technology --- books --- reading

The Living Stream : Essays in memory of A. Norman Jeffares

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ISBN: 9782821854017 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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