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Spenserian Satire

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Book Series: The Manchester Spenser ISBN: 9780719088087 9781526125132 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100058
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Scholars of Edmund Spenser have focused much more on his accomplishments in epic and pastoral than his work in satire. Scholars of early modern English satire almost never discuss Spenser. However, these critical gaps stem from later developments in the canon rather than any insignificance in Spenser's accomplishments and influence on satiric poetry. This book argues that the indirect form of satire developed by Spenser served during and after Spenser's lifetime as an important model for other poets who wished to convey satirical messages with some degree of safety. The book connects key Spenserian texts in The Shepheardes Calender and the Complaints volume with poems by a range of authors in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, including Joseph Hall, Thomas Nashe, Tailboys Dymoke, Thomas Middleton and George Wither, to advance the thesis that Spenser was seen by his contemporaries as highly relevant to satire in Elizabethan England.

The Genocidal Gaze

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ISBN: 9780814344385 9780814343852 9780814343869 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Wayne State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101055
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The first genocide of the twentieth century, though not well known, was committed by Germans between 1904–1907 in the country we know today as Namibia, where they exterminated hundreds of Herero and Nama people and subjected the surviving indigenous men, women, and children to forced labor. The perception of Africans as subhuman—lacking any kind of civilization, history, or meaningful religion—and the resulting justification for the violence against them is what author Elizabeth R. Baer refers to as the “genocidal gaze,” an attitude that was later perpetuated by the Nazis. In The Genocidal Gaze: From German Southwest Africa to the Third Reich, Baer uses the metaphor of the gaze to trace linkages between the genocide of the Herero and Nama and that of the victims of the Holocaust. Significantly, Baer also considers the African gaze of resistance returned by the indigenous people and their leaders upon the German imperialists.

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.

Lecturas descentradas : Estudios de literatura latinoamericana desde el sur

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ISBN: 9789873667688 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.979 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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En este libro Luciana A. Mellado estudia un corpus literario amplio y diverso, conformado por producciones del brasilero Joaquin Machado de Assis, de los cubanos José Martí y Jesús Díaz, del uruguayo José Rodó, del peruano José Mariátegui, del chileno Roberto Bolaño y de los argentinos Roberto Arlt y Graciela Cros. A través de sus distintos capítulos se proponen relaciones y tensiones entre el campo artístico y el campo sociopolítico problematizando la praxis literaria y los modos situados en que se concreta. Con una aguda lectura crítica reflexiona sobre la forma en que la literatura ha ido diseñando maneras de mirar y de pensar la cultura latinoamericana. Su abordaje revisita el problema de la representación en la literatura y los vínculos de la escritura literaria con las formas de vida.

Melpoména v okovech? Povahokresba ve francouzské tragédii 17. století

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ISBN: 9788024643304/9788024643960 Year: Pages: 336 Language: Czech
Publisher: Karolinum Press Grant: Kreativita a adaptabilita jako předpoklad úspěchu Evropy v propojeném světě reg. č.: CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana

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Book Series: Biblioteca di Studi di Filologia Moderna ISBN: 9788884539731 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_341475 Language: Italian
Publisher: Firenze University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana examines the "Italianism" of William Butler Yeats and the popularity of the Irish poet in Italian poetry and criticism. Appraising the presence and evocative influence of "learned Italian things" on the work of the Irish poet, through the study of his letters and as illustrated by the library conserved by his daughter Anne, and with constant references to the texts themselves, the Italian influences most evidently present in the work of the Irish Nobel winner are analysed and discussed. This first section of the book presents in its entirety the largely unpublished correspondence between Years and the philosopher Mario Manlio Rossi. Subsequently, observing the influence and the fascination exerted by the work of Yeats on Italian poets such as Montale, Solmi and Giudici, who even translated some of Yeats' poems, and Lucio Piccolo, who also had a brief epistolary exchange with the Irish poet, this too still partially unpublished, we arrive at a critical examination of the Italian reception of Yeats' works. W. B. Yeats e la cultura italiana is rounded off by an annotated bibliography of the translations and works of criticism which represents an important overview of the penetration of Yeats' work in Italy (1905-2005).

The Letters of Vincent van Gogh: A Critical Study

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Book Series: Cultural Dialectics ISSN: 19158378 ISBN: 9781927356746 9781927356753 9781927356760 Year: Pages: 254 DOI: 10.15215/aupress/9781927356746.01 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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When he died at the age of thirty-seven, Vincent van Gogh left a legacy of over two thousand artworks, for which he is now justly famous. But van Gogh was also a prodigious writer of letters - more than eight hundred of them, addressed to his parents, to friends such as Paul Gauguin, and, above all, to his brother Theo. His letters have long been admired for their exceptional literary quality, and art historians have sometimes drawn on the letters in their analysis of the paintings. And yet, to date, no one has undertaken a critical assessment of this remarkable body of writingÑnot as a footnote to the paintings but as a highly sophisticated literary achievement in its own right. Patrick Grant's long-awaited study provides such an assessment and, as such, redresses a significant omission in the field of van Gogh studies. As Grant demonstrates, quite apart from furnishing a highly revealing self-portrait of their author, the letters are compelling for their imaginative and expressive power, as well as for the perceptive commentary they offer on universal human themes. Through a subtle exploration of van Gogh's contrastive style of thinking and his fascination with the notion of imperfection, Grant illuminates gradual shifts in van Gogh's ideas on religion, ethics, and the meaning of art. He also analyzes the metaphorical significance of a number of key images in the letters, which prove to yield unexpected psychological and conceptual connections, and probes the relationships that surface when the letters are viewed as a cohesive literary product. The result is a wealth of new insights into van Gogh's inner landscape.

Beside You in Time

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ISBN: 9781478090045 9781478006350 9781478005049 9781478005674 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.1215/9781478090045 Language: English
Publisher: Duke University Press
Subject: Sociology --- Gender Studies --- Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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In Beside You in Time Elizabeth Freeman expands biopolitical and queer theory by outlining a temporal view of the long nineteenth century. Drawing on Foucauldian notions of discipline as a regime that yoked the human body to time, Freeman shows how time became a social and sensory means by which people assembled into groups in ways that resisted disciplinary forces. She tracks temporalized bodies across many entangled regimes—religion, secularity, race, historiography, health, and sexuality—and examines how those bodies act in relation to those regimes. In analyses of the use of rhythmic dance by the Shakers; African American slave narratives; literature by Mark Twain, Pauline Hopkins, Herman Melville, and others; and how Catholic sacraments conjoined people across historical boundaries, Freeman makes the case for the body as an instrument of what she calls queer hypersociality. As a mode of being in which bodies are connected to others and their histories across and throughout time, queer hypersociality, Freeman contends, provides the means for subjugated bodies to escape disciplinary regimes of time and to create new social worlds.

La Patagonia habitada : Experiencias, identidades y memorias en los imaginarios artísticos del sur argentino

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ISBN: 9789874960115 DOI: 10.4000/books.eunrn.2742 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Editorial UNRN
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Social Sciences
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Este libro se ocupa de los modos en que la Patagonia es imaginada por diferentes discursos artísticos que se producen en su territorio: textos literarios, testimoniales e históricos; narraciones orales; producciones visuales y audiovisuales; así como de agencias colectivas de creación, difusión e investigación. Heterogéneos, los once artículos del volumen postulan y transitan la región como un entramado discursivo donde distintos sujetos desarrollan su potencialidad de acción y enunciación respecto de su propia historia. Porque de lo que se trata, según Luciana A. Mellado, es de repensar los significados de la Patagonia desde una pluralidad temática y disciplinar que recupere la centralidad de las experiencias situadas de creación e investigación artística, en búsqueda de la descolonización epistemológica. Así, el lector encontrará en esta obra una diversidad de lecturas que se ofrece en contrapunto a las narrativas hegemónicas sobre la Patagonia desde las coordenadas de la serie experiencia, identidad y memoria.

Musik und Melancholie im Werk Heimito von Doderers

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ISBN: 9783205788287 Year: Pages: 690 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_453615 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - D 4313
Subject: Music
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The present book consists of two parts, thus embodying the “two forces” that Bakhtin sees at play in every work of art: form and content. They are accorded equal weight. With regard to form, the book explores the various literary strategies employed by Doderer in his “Divertimenti,” in as much as they are inspired by musical forms. With regard to content the book focuses on the rather gloomy subjects that dominate the “Divertimenti.” The aim is to explore in how far these two aspects, i.e. musical form – a superstructure informed by musical aesthetics – and melancholic content – an oppressive atmosphere, the explicit foregrounding of experiences of depression – depend on each other. The book shows how they form a compelling whole. It is based on a variety of unpublished primary sources that have not been studied before, including an early fragment of “Divertimento No VI” („Erwachen fröhlicher Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande“) as well as diary sketches and draft outlines of the composition of the work. The book is thus able to comprehensively explore the musical techniques and strategies of musical composition of the “Divertimenti.” This thorough formal analysis provides new insights into what Steven Paul Scher has called an area of “comparative liminality” – that area in which the conditions are negotiated under which musical techniques can be transferred into “literature.” The “Divertimenti” belong to the world of Saturn. By focusing on melancholy and depression – topics that resonate throughout the Divertimenti and provide the dark undertone of the author’s later works – the book offers a new reading of Doderer’s work; it brings to light depictions of “deperceptive” states. This requires a new explanation of Doderer’s own theory of “apperception” and “deperception,” and of “first” and “second reality.” It will be offered in light of Kristeva’s “dark sun.” The book explores depictions of melancholy in a broader context and considers potential links between literary and clinical manifestations of melancholy. In view of the intellectual milieu of contemporary Vienna, the present study shows how deeply indebted Doderer’s early works are to Viennese Modernism – a quality that has been obstructed by the fact that most of these works were only published after Doderer’s death. This presupposes an appreciation of the Wiener Moderne which goes beyond the time span suggested by Gotthart Wunberg’s 1981 anthology, “Die Wiener Moderne. Literatur, Kunst und Musik zwischen 1890 und 1910,” instead drawing inspiration from “Wien 1880-1938. Die fröhliche Apokalypse,” a 1986 exhibition at the Centre Pompidou in Paris which, according to Jacques Le Rider, epitomizes the study of Viennese Modernism. Doderer’s receptivity for the intellectual, theoretical, and artistic movements of the turn of the 20th century is shown to be more pronounced than previously assumed. While the ambition of Doderer’s works ultimately transcends Viennese Modernism, a close exploration of the central tenets of this period can highlight various aspects of his early works, especially his uncompromising will to (musical) form.

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