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Challenging Communion

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Book Series: Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture ISBN: 9780814213230 9780814274637 Year: Pages: 244 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625760 Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100035
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In this book, Jennifer Garrison examines literary representations of the central symbol of later medieval religious culture: the Eucharist. In contrast to scholarship that depicts mainstream believers as enthusiastically and simplistically embracing the Eucharist, Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature identifies a pervasive Middle English literary tradition that rejects simplistic notions of eucharistic promise. Through new readings of texts such as Piers Plowman, A Revelation of Love, The Book of Margery Kempe, and John Lydgate's religious poetry, Garrison shows how writers of Middle English often take advantage of the ways in which eucharistic theology itself contests the boundaries between the material and the spiritual, and how these writers challenge the eucharistic idea of union between Christ and the community of believers.

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Hip Sublime

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Book Series: Classical Memories/Modern Identities Paul Allen Miller and Richard H. Armstrong, Series Editors ISBN: 9780814213551 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100786
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In their continual attempt to transcend what they perceived as the superficiality, commercialism, and precariousness of life in post-World War II America, the Beat writers turned to the classical authors who provided, on the one hand, a discourse of sublimity to help them articulate their desire for a purity of experience, and, on the other, a venerable literary heritage.This volume examines for the first time the intersections between the Beat writers and the Greco-Roman literary tradition. Many of the “Beats” were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, frequently incorporating their knowledge of Classical literature into their own avant-garde, experimental practice. The interactions between writers who fashioned themselves as new and iconoclastic, and a venerable literary tradition often seen as conservative and culturally hegemonic, produced fascinating tensions and paradoxes, which are explored here by a diverse group of contributors.

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A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN: 9780814214121 9780814277348 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103733
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Story, in the largest sense of the term, is arguably the single most important aspect of narrative. But with the proliferation of antimimetic writing, traditional narrative theory has been inadequate for conceptualizing and theorizing a vast body of innovative narratives. In A Poetics of Plot for the Twenty-First Century: Theorizing Unruly Narratives, Brian Richardson proposes a new model for evaluating literature—returning to the basis of narrative theory to illuminate how authors play with and help clarify the boundaries of narrative theory. While he focuses on late modernist, postmodern, and contemporary narratives, the study also includes many earlier works, spanning from Aristophanes and Shakespeare through James Joyce and Virginia Woolf to Salman Rushdie and Angela Carter.

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Unbecoming Language

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ISBN: 9780814213841 9780814255018 Year: DOI: 10.26818/9780814213841 Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103028
Subject: Gender Studies
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In Unbecoming Language, Annabel L. Kim examines a corpus of French literature writing against difference. Inaugurated by Nathalie Sarraute and sustained in the work of Monique Wittig and Anne Garréta, this corpus highlights three generations of the twentieth and recent twenty-first centuries and the direct chain of influence between them. Kim considers these writers, and the story of literature’s political potential, as a way of rereading and reinterpreting each writer’s individual corpus—rearticulating the strain of anti-difference feminist thought that has been largely forgotten in our (Anglo-American) histories of French feminisms.

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Literature --- French --- Feminism --- Literature

Black Love, Black Hate

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ISBN: 9780814213865 9780814255032 Year: DOI: 10.26818/9780814213865 Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103023
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Felice D. Blake’s Black Love, Black Hate: Intimate Antagonisms in African American Literature highlights the pervasive representations of intraracial deceptions, cruelties, and contempt in Black literature. Literary criticism has tended to focus on Black solidarity and the ways that a racially linked fate has compelled Black people to counter notions of Black inferiority with unified notions of community driven by political commitments to creative rehumanization and collective affirmation. Blake shows how fictional depictions of intraracial conflict perform necessary work within the Black community, raising questions about why racial unity is so often established from the top down and how loyalty to Blackness can be manipulated to reinforce deleterious forms of subordination to oppressive gender, sexual, and class norms.

Migrating Fictions

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ISBN: 9780814213582 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100797
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In Migrating Fictions, Manzella turns to U.S. Women’s literature that represents internal migrations in the US in the twentieth century. This project situates itself within the “spatial turn” of literary studies to analyze the way the U.S has displayed a history of spatial colonization, which we see as a pattern we turn to a variety of seemingly disconnected forced migrations. With chapters that focus on migrations related the Dust Bowl, the Great Migration, the migration of peoples placed in Japanese American internment camps, and the migration of Southwestern migrant labor, Manzella makes some fascinating connections across narratives that would not typically be brought together. Ultimately, this project lays bare the oppressive practices of U.S. policy and reveals the resistance individual groups accessed as they completed these internal migrations.

Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature

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Book Series: Global Latin/o Americas ISBN: 9780814213438 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100791
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature and Culture: Literary and Cultural Essays explores how Spanish literary critics from the U.S. and Spain view and study Chicano literature and culture, and reflects on Chicano literature’s literary place in 21st century America and its transnational aspirations.

Environment and Narrative

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ISBN: 9780814214206 9780814277546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103730
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Never before has a collection of original essays strived to create such constructive, shared discourse between ecocritical and narrative scholars as well as environmental humanities scholars interested in narrative. Erin James and Eric Morel’s volume Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology explores the complexity of pairing material environments and their representations with narrative forms of understanding.To explore the methodological possibilities within “econarratology,” the contributors evaluate the mechanics of how narratives convey environmental understanding via building blocks such as the organization of time and space, characterization, focalization, description, and narration. They also query how readers emotionally and cognitively engage with such representations and how the process of encountering different environments in narratives stands to affect real-world attitudes and behaviors.

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