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Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature

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Book Series: Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies ISBN: 9789089648747 9789048527380 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648747 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100106
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This collection of essays studies the encounter between allegedly ahistorical concepts of narratology and eighteenth-century literature. It questions whether the general concepts of narratology are as such applicable to historically specific fields, or whether they need further specification. Furthermore, at issue is the question whether the theoretical concepts actually are, despite their appearance of ahistorical generality, derived from the historical study of a particular period and type of literature. In the essays such concepts as genre, plot, character, event, tellability, perspective, temporality, description, reading, metadiegetic narration, and paratext are scrutinized in the context of eighteenth-century texts. The writers include some of the leading theorists of both narratology and eighteenth-century literature.

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Fabels van liefde

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Book Series: Rederijkersreeks ISBN: 9789089643391 Year: Pages: 320 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643391 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch literature - Flemish literature; History

Perfect Worlds

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ISBN: 9789089643506 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.5117/9789089643506 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Perfect Worlds offers an extensive historical analysis of utopian narratives in the Chinese and Euro-American traditions. This comparative study discusses finally the rise of dystopian writing – a negative expression of the utopian impulse – in Europe and America (Zamyatin, Huxley, Orwell, Bradbury, Atwood) as well as in China (Lao She, Wang Shuo, and others). The author observes that the utopian imagination thrives in a context of secularization. It appears that in the twentieth century the distinction between utopia and dystopia is blurred as a result of the increasing autonomy of the reader. Fokkema argues that in modern times utopianism in China and in the West has developed in opposite directions, each appropriating attitudes from the other culture which originally were considered alien.

Geestelijke opklimmingen

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ISBN: 9789089644039 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_430544 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Religion --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch literature; Religion

Of Reynaert the Fox

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ISBN: 9789089640246 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640246 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Education --- Languages and Literatures
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The mid thirteenth-century Dutch beast epic Van den vos Reynaerde is a fascinating reworking of the most popular branch of the Old French Roman de Renart and one of the finest examples of this popular genre, consisting of a lengthy cycle of animal tales which provided a satirical commentary on human society. Featuring the archetypal sly fox, the epic is also one of earliest examples of a longer literary work written in the Dutch vernacular. This charmingly illustrated edition contains the first-ever version of the Dutch text with a facing English translation, making the undisputed masterpiece of medieval Dutch literature accessible to international scholarly audiences otherwise unable to read the narrative in the original. The critical text and the parallel translation are accompanied by an introduction, interpretative notes, an index of names, a complete glossary, and a short introduction to Middle Dutch, making it an excellent choice for undergraduate or graduate study of medieval European literature.

Lustige geesten

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Book Series: Rederijkersserie ISBN: 9789089641045 Year: Pages: 448 DOI: 10.5117/9789089641045 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch literature; History, geography, and auxiliary disciplines

New Germans, New Dutch

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Book Series: Palimpsest: Disorientations ISBN: 9789089640284 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640284 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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In the globalised world of today, traditional definitions of national Self and national Other no longer hold. The unmistakable transformation of German and Dutch societies demands a thorough rethinking of national boundaries on several levels. This book examines how literature of migration intervenes in public discourses on multiculturality in Germany and the Netherlands, epitomised in the strikingly parallel debates on the 'German Leitkultur' and the Dutch 'multicultural drama' in the year 2000. By juxtaposing detailed analyses of literary work by the Turkish-German writers Emine Sevgi özdamar and Feridun Zaimoglu and the Moroccan-Dutch writers Abdelkader Benali and Hafid Bouazza, New Germans, New Dutch offers crucial insights into the specific ways in which this literature negotiates its national context of writing. This book demonstrates how German literature of migration seeks alternative forms of community outside the national parameters, whereas the Dutch literature negotiates difference and re-imagines Dutchness within the national framework.

Meesterschap in tweevoud

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Book Series: De Amazone-reeks ISBN: 9789089640635 Year: Pages: 160 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640635 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Culture and history; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment; Dutch literature; Dutch and Flemish literature

Geschrift eener bejaarde vrouw

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Book Series: De Amazone-reeks ISBN: 9789053564493 Year: Pages: 288 DOI: 10.5117/9789053564493 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Dutch and Flemish literature; Dutch literature; Culture and history; Women: historical, geographic, persons treatment

Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writers

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Book Series: ICAS Publications Series ISBN: 9789089640895 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.5117/9789089640895 Language: Undetermined
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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Most literary analysis of the canon of Indonesian literature overlooks its religious aspect. This book is the first to discuss the construction of gender and Islamic identities in literary writing by four prominent Indonesian Muslim women writers: Titis Basino P I, Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim, Abidah El Kalieqy and Helvy Tiana Rosa. The narratives of the four writers are rich sources for revealing the construction of Indonesian Muslim women's identities. Within their feminist reading the writers understand that gender roles are negotiable rather than inherent. In representing women in a variety of discourses they draw multi-faceted women struggling against repression and domination, and resisting their status as powerless.

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