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Curious Encounters

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ISBN: 9781487503673 9781487531546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102814
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Curious Encounters uncovers a rich history of global voyaging, collecting, and scientific exploration in the long eighteenth century. Voyagers from Greenland to the Ottoman empire crossed paths with French, British, Polynesian, and Spanish travelers across the world, trading objects and knowledge for diverse ends. The essays in this collection restore our understanding of the encounters between European and Indigenous people. To do this, the essays consider diverse agents of historical change, both human and inanimate: commodities, curiosities, texts, animals, and specimens moved through their own global circuits of knowledge and power. The dynamic contact zones of these curious encounters include the ice floes of the Arctic, the sociable spaces of the tea table, the hybrid material texts and objects in imperial archives, and the collections belonging to key figures of the Enlightenment.

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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;

Brand Postcolonial. ‘Third World’ Texts and the Global

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ISBN: 9783110625660 Year: Pages: 150 DOI: 10.1515/9783110625660 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book studies the making of the postcolonial author and text as a brand. It examines specific themes, wherein the postcolonial text acquires global visibility, even determining the nature of global debates: the authenticity of representing ‘native’ cultures, subalternity, indigeneity, and humanism. It studies the circulation of the postcolonial as literary-ethnic chic and the author as a globally mobile celebrity.

Because of You

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839445372 9783837645378 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445372 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Second-person storytelling is a continually present and diverse technique in the history of literature that appears only once in the oeuvre of an author. Based on key narratives of the post-war period, Evgenia Iliopoulou approaches the phenomenon in an inductive way, starting out from the essentials of grammar and rhetoric, and aims to improve the general understanding of second-person narrative within literature. In its various forms and typologies, the second person amplifies and expands the limits of representation, thus remaining a narrative enigma: a small narrative gesture – with major narrative impact.&#xD;

The Persianate World

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ISBN: 9780520972100 9780520300927 Year: Pages: 366 DOI: 10.1525/luminos.64 Language: English
Publisher: University of California Press
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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A world historical exercise in examining ‘out of Asia’ forms of cosmopolitanism, The Persianate World traces the reach and limits of Persian’s usage as a Eurasian lingua franca. From the Balkans via the Caucasus to Bengal, and beyond to the imperial capitals of London, Saint Petersburg and Beijing, the chapters ask how Persian gained its status, maintained it, and finally surrendered it to its many linguistic competitors. Capturing the ‘Persianate’ as process, fourteen essays place transregional Persian in relation to such regional languages as Bengali, Chinese, Turkic, and Punjabi, to trace the expansion and retraction of written ‘Persographia’ between 1400 and 1900.&#xD;

Muße-Diskurse

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ISBN: 9783161551581 9783161551970 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-155197-0 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104839
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The literary discourses of this volume on »Muße«, »dosug«, and »prazdnost'« (leisure) open up new perspectives on the development of Russian culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries by means of lexical and semantic approaches, and by probing philosophical, production-aesthetic and socio-historical aspects. In four comprehensive essays emanating from the Slavic studies division of the joint project SFB 1015 »Muße« and its international co-operations, questions of how transferable the phenomenon of »Muße« is to Russian literature and culture are investigated. Discursive processes of the assessment and re-evaluation of work, laziness and leisure can act as indicators for gauging societal processes as much as the condoning or discrediting of »Muße«. Besides the history of mentalities, aesthetic developments and, in particular, the emergence of new literary genres are also included.

Schreiben im Zwiegespräch / Writing as Dialogue

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839440766 9783837640762 Year: Pages: 242 DOI: 10.14361/9783839440766 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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''Although practices of editing and mentoring are part of an author's daily activities, they have previously been largely neglected by the literary studies. The bilingual volume therefore assembles players from the fields of literary production and theories of authorship and the writing process, who discuss the development towards an opening up of the creative writing process. Their contributions encompass not only reports of experiences made by authors, editors, and mentors and insights into teaching methods applied in creative writing classes at higher education institutions in different European countries. They also explore theoretical approaches to an intersubjective literary practice as well as suggestions for the definition of a dialogic notion of literature in the age of online publishing.&#xD;

Die Lehnwörter im Wortschatz der spätbyzantinischen historiographischen Literatur

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Book Series: Byzantinisches Archiv ISSN: 1864-9785 ISBN: 9783110587678 Year: Volume: 34 Pages: 286 DOI: 10.1515/9783110587678 Language: German, Ancient Greek
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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This volume examines the loanwords found in 18 late-Byzantine histories and chronicles. In order to analyze the lexical interferences in the lexicon of late-Byzantine historical literature, all words were included (except place names and proper names) that substantiate language contact. The editors place special emphasis on the sociolinguistic context in which the loanwords were used.

De la literatura latinoamericana a la literatura (latinoamericana) mundial. Condiciones materiales, procesos y actores

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 2513-0757 ISBN: 9783110622096 Year: Volume: 3 Pages: 253 DOI: 10.1515/9783110622096 Language: Spanish
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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What is World Literature? To answer this question, this book asks another one: How is it produced, that is, what are the material conditions, processes, and actors, which enable Latin-American Literature to circulate internationally and become (Latin-American) World Literature? Exploring the tension between literature for and of the world, the volume also intend to give visibility—and value as World Literature— to local forms of expression.

Chapter 4 Globalisation, mobility and labour in African diasporic fiction (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781138713864 9781315229546 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Routledge
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This chapter addresses the entanglement of mobility and labour in the global era, and suggests&#xD;potential ways to study these issues in contemporary African diasporic fiction.

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