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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.

Culture and Money in the Nineteenth Century

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ISBN: 9780821421963 9780821445471 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102793
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Since the 1980s, scholars have made the case for examining 19th-century culture, particularly literary output, through the lens of economics. Bivona and Tromp have collected contributions that push New Economic Criticism in new directions.Spanning the Americas, India, England, and Scotland, this volume adopts a global view of the cultural effects of economics and exchange. Contributors use the concept of abstraction to show how economic thought and concerns around money permeated all aspects of 19th-century culture, from the language of wills to arguments around the social purpose of art.The characteristics of investment and speculation; the symbolic and practical meanings of paper money to the Victorians; the shifting value of goods, services, and ideas; the evolving legal conceptualizations of artistic ownership are all essential to understanding nineteenth-century culture in Britain and beyond.

Manga Vision

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Book Series: Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781925377071 9781925523041 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Monash University Publishing Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101453
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Manga Vision examines cultural and communicative aspects of Japanese comics, drawing together scholars from Japan, Australia and Europe working in areas as diverse as cultural studies, linguistics, education, music, art, anthropology, and translation, to explore the influence of manga in Japan and worldwide via translation, OEL manga and fan engagement. This volume includes a mix of theoretical, methodological, empirical and professional practice-based chapters, examining manga from both academic and artistic perspectives. Manga Vision also provides the reader with a multimedia experience, featuring original artwork by Australian manga artist Queenie Chan, cosplay photographs, and an online supplement offering musical compositions inspired by manga, and downloadable manga-related teaching resources.

TransArea

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ISBN: 9783110477733 9783110480177 9783110477795 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104788
Subject: Sociology
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The future of area studies lies in opening out into TransArea studies, which tie together area-connected competencies with transdisciplinary research practices. It is one of the loftiest and most urgent duties of philology to lift up this treasure in the awareness of the special relevance of literature, and to make it democratically available to the broadest possible sections of the population.

Reescribir la violencia

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ISBN: 9782807600379 9782807600386 Year: DOI: 10.3726/978-2-8076-0038-6 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104678
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Reescribir la violencia supone un acercamiento al conflicto armado en Colombia desde la obra de escritoras que narran las experiencias de víctimas de la guerra. Diarios, autobiografías, historias de vida, entrevistas y narrativa testimonial serán los cauces de expresión más idóneos para la perpetuación de la memoria de mujeres asediadas por la violencia. El presente volumen recoge un análisis de la obra híbrida, entre el periodismo y la ficción, de Silvia Galvis, Patricia Lara, Elvira Sánchez-Blake y Laura Restrepo, basado en la manera en la que estas escritoras llevan a cabo la resemantización de eventos históricos y el rescate del olvido de experiencias individuales, desde una perspectiva diferente a la oficial.

Interferencias del archivo: Cortes estéticos y políticos en cine y literatura

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Book Series: Romania Viva ISBN: 9783631661079 9783653055689 9783653966923 Year: DOI: 10.3726/9783653055689 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103677
Subject: Arts in general
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Archivo, memoria, cine, literatura y política. Desde una perspectiva intermedial, los ensayos reunidos en el libro analizan las relaciones entre estos campos en Argentina y Chile durante las últimas décadas. Un eje aborda las estrategias de (anti)memoria en dictadura, postdictadura y las democracias neoliberales, entre los años 80 y la actualidad; otro eje reflexiona sobre las nuevas coordenadas del cine argentino como territorio paradigmático del arte contemporáneo. Se articulan textos y films de los chilenos Gonzalo Justiniano, Pablo Larraín, Enrique Lihn, Germán Marín, Gonzalo Millán, Pablo Perelman y varias documentalistas chilenas; y films de los argentinos Lisandro Alonso, Anahí Berneri, Albertina Carri, Santiago Loza, Lucrecia Martel, Santiago Mitre y Celina Murga.

DiverCity – Global Cities as a Literary Phenomenon

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837635416 9783839435410 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101245
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Based on the structured analysis of selected North American novels, this work examines global cities as a literary phenomenon (»DiverCity«). By analyzing Dionne Brand’s Toronto, »What We All Long For« (2005), Chang-rae Lee’s New York, »Native Speaker« (1995), and Karen Tei Yamashita’s Los Angeles, »Tropic of Orange« (1997), Melanie U. Pooch provides the connecting link for exploring the triad of globalization and its effects, global cities as cultural nodal points, and cultural diversity in a globalizing age as a literary phenomenon. Thus, she contributes to a global, interdisciplinary, and multi-perspectival understanding of literature, culture, and society.

Houses, Secrets, and the Closet

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783837634686 9783839434680 Year: Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101251
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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»Houses, Secrets, and the Closet« investigates the literary production of masculinities and their relation to secrets and sexualities in 18th and 19th century fiction. It focusses on close readings of Gothic fiction, Sensation Novels, and tales by Horace Walpole, Ann Radcliffe, William Godwin, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, and Henry James. The study approaches these texts through the lens of domestic space, gender, knowledge, and power. This approach serves to investigate the cultural roots of the »closet« – the male homosexual secret – which reveals a more general notion of male secrecy in modern society. The study thus contributes to a better understanding of the cultural history of masculinities and sexualities.

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