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Kafka and Wittgenstein

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ISBN: 9780810131460 9780810131842 9780810131507 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102830
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In Kafka and Wittgenstein, Rebecca Schuman undertakes the first ever book-length scholarly examination of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s philosophy of language alongside Franz Kafka’s prose fiction. In groundbreaking readings, she argues that although many readers of Kafka are searching for what his texts mean, in this search we are sorely mistaken. Instead, the problems and illusions we portend to uncover, the important questions we attempt to answer—Is Josef K. guilty? If so, of what? What does Gregor Samsa’s transformed body mean? Is Land-Surveyor K. a real land surveyor?— themselves presuppose a bigger delusion: that such questions can be asked in the first place. Drawing deeply on the entire range of Wittgenstein’s writings, Schuman cannily sheds new light on the enigmatic Kafka.

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Literature --- Kafka --- Wittgenstein

Sharon Pollock: First Woman of Canadian Theatre

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Book Series: The West ISSN: 19226519 ISBN: 9781552387900 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 336 Language: English
Publisher: University of Calgary Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Performing Arts --- Arts in general
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As playwright, actor, director, teacher, mentor, theatre administrator, and critic, Sharon Pollock has played an integral role in the shaping of Canada's national theatre tradition, and she continues to produce new works and to contribute to Canadian theatre as passionately as she has done over the past fifty years. Pollock is nationally and internationally respected for her work and support of the theatre community. She has also played a major role in informing Canadians about the "dark side" of their history and current events. This collection, comprised entirely of new and original assessments of her work and contribution to theatre, is both timely and long overdue. Includes a new play titled "Sharon's Tongue" by the Playing with Pollock CollectiveWith contributions by:Kathy K. Y. ChungDonna CoatesCarmen DerksenSherrill GraceMartin MorrowJeton NezirajWes PearceTanya SchaapShelley ScottJerry WassermanJason WeinsCynthia Zimmerman

Das Universitätsmamsellen-Lesebuch - Fünf gelehrte Frauenzimmer, vorgestellt in eigenen Werken

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ISBN: 9783863952433 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-849 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: History
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Fünf unternehmungslustige junge Frauen wuchsen am Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts gemeinsam in Göttingen auf: Philippine Gatterer, Caroline Michaelis, Therese Heyne, Meta Wedekind und Dorothea Schlözer. Alle fünf waren Professorentöchter und genossen eine für ihre Zeit außergewöhnliche Bildung, sodass sie der Nachwelt unter dem Namen „Göttinger Universitätsmamsellen“ bekannt wurden. Als Erwachsene wandten sie sich der Literatur zu und veröffentlichten eigenwillige Gedichte, Abenteuerromane, aber auch Reiseberichte, Übersetzungen und Briefe. Dieser Band versammelt eine Auswahl ihrer interessantesten Werke, ergänzt um Kurzbiographien, historische Erläuterungen und einen illustrierten Stadtrundgang.

Die Großstadt als literarischer Raum in der römischen Dichtung

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ISBN: 9783863952259 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2015-851 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Linguistics
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Die Entstehung von Großstädten ist kein Novum der letzten drei Jahrhunderte. Auch im griechisch-römischen Kulturraum gab es bereits Millionenstädte, die in struktureller, kultureller und sozialer Hinsicht heutigen Großstädten durchaus vergleichbar waren. Aber hielt diese besondere Form menschlichen Zusammenlebens auch Einzug in die Literatur ihrer Zeit? Ohne Zweifel wurde in den Dichtungen der augusteischen und kaiserzeitlichen Epoche eine Großstadt wiederholt zum Ort der Literatur gewählt: die Hauptstadt Rom. Die vorliegende Untersuchung geht der Frage nach, inwieweit die Großstadt mit ihren (spezifischen) räumlichen Merkmalen in den zeitgenössischen Werken thematisiert wird und wie die lateinischen Autoren sich zu ihr als einem eigenen literarischen Gegenstand positionieren.

[Given, If, Then]: A Reading in Three Parts

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ISBN: 9780692298374 Year: Pages: 116 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0090.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Philosophy
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[Given, If, Then] attempts to conceive a possibility of reading, through a set of readings: reading being understood as the relation to an Other that occurs prior to any semantic or formal identification, and, therefore, prior to any attempt at assimilating, or appropriating, what is being read to the one who reads. As such, it is an encounter with an indeterminable Other, an Other who is other than other — an unconditional relation, and thus a relation to no fixed object of relation. The first reading by Jeremy Fernando, “Blind Reading,” unfolds through an attempt to speak of reading as an event. Untheorisable in itself, it is a positing of reading as reading, through reading, where texts are read as a test site for reading itself. As such, it is a meditation on the finitude and exteriority in literature, philosophy, and knowledge; where blindness is both the condition and limit of reading itself. Folded into, or in between, this (re)reading are a selection of photographs from Jennifer Hope Davy’s image archive. They are on the one hand simply a selection of ‘impartial pictures’ taken, and on the other hand that which allow for something singular and, therefore, always other to dis/appear — crossing that borderless realm between ‘some’ and ‘some-thing.’ Eventually, there is a writing on images on writings by Julia Hölzl. A responding to the impossible response, a re-iteration, a re-reading of what could not have been written, a re-writing of what could not have been read; these poems, if one were to name them such, name them as such, answer (to) the impossibility of answering: answer to no call.

Contemporary Australian Literature

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Book Series: Sydney Studies in Australian Literature ISBN: 9781743324363 9781743324783 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_625670 Language: English
Publisher: Sydney University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100421
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Australia has been seen as a land of both punishment and refuge. Australian literature has explored these controlling alternatives, and vividly rendered the landscape on which they transpire. Twentieth-century writers left Australia to see the world; now Australia's distance no longer provides sanctuary. But today the global perspective has arrived with a vengeance. &#xD;&#xD;In Contemporary Australian Literature: A World Not Yet Dead, Nicholas Birns tells the story of how novelists, poets and critics, from Patrick White to Hannah Kent, from Alexis Wright to Christos Tsiolkas, responded to this condition. With rancour, concern and idealism, modern Australian literature conveys a tragic sense of the past yet an abiding vision of the way forward. &#xD;&#xD;Birns paints a vivid picture of a rich Australian literary voice - one not lost to the churning of global markets, but in fact given new life by it.

Contemporary Irish Women Poets

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Book Series: Liverpool English Texts and Studies ISBN: 9781781381878 9781781384695 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102610
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This study examines the intersection of private and public spheres through the representation of memory in contemporary poetry by Irish women. Collins explores how memory shapes creativity in the work of well-known poets such as Eavan Boland, Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Medbh McGuckian as well as in that of an exciting group of younger poets. This book analyses, for the first time, the complex responses to the past recorded by contemporary women poets in Ireland and the implications these have for the concept of a national tradition.

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Literature --- literary studies --- poetry --- women --- ireland

Manuscripts of the Latin Classics 800-1200

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ISBN: 9789087282264 9789087283278 9789400602113 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Leiden University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102111
Subject: History
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This volume explores the production and use of medieval manuscripts that contain classical Latin texts. Six experts in the field address a range of topics related to these manuscripts, including how classical texts were disseminated throughout medieval society, how readers used and interacted with specific texts, and what these books look like from a material standpoint. This collection of essays also considers the value of studying classical manuscripts as a distinct group, and demonstrates how such a collective approach can add to our understanding of how classical works functioned in medieval society. Focusing on the period 800-1200, when classical works played a crucial role in the teaching of grammar, rhetoric, and dialectics, this volume investigates how classical Latin texts were copied, used, and circulated in both discrete and shared contexts.

Die Literaturen Südosteuropas, 15. bis frühes 20. Jahrhundert

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ISBN: 9783205796411 Year: Pages: 310 Seiten DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578178 Language: German
Publisher: Böhlau Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 201
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This book is the basis of comparative literature studies ofSoutheast-Europe from the late medieval period to early 20th century in the near future and compare for the first time the development of genres and periods of fiction, ideological tendencies, themes and motives, reception and influences concerning the literatures of Hungary and Rumania, the South Slavic countries, Albania, Greece and Turkey.

Médiations interculturelles entre la France et la Suède: Trajectoires et circulations de 1945 à nos jours

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Book Series: Stockholm Studies in Romance Languages ISBN: 9789176350157 9789176350126 9789176350133 9789176350140 Year: Pages: 314 DOI: 10.16993/bad Language: French|Swedish
Publisher: Stockholm University Press Grant: Åke Wibergs stiftelse, Stockholm, Department of Romance and Classical Studies, Stockholm University
Subject: Social Sciences --- History --- Languages and Literatures
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Ce livre porte sur les relations culturelles entre la France et la Suède de 1945 à nos jours. Il réunit les articles présentés à l’occasion de la conférence internationale, « Frankrike-Sverige – Tur och retur », qui a eu lieu à Stockholm en janvier 2014, organisée par l’Université Paris-Sorbonne et l’Université de Stockholm. Ces vingt-deux articles tracent ensemble une histoire croisée des médiations matérielles et immatérielles, dynamiques et complexes, ayant permis la construction des identités culturelles dans trois domaines principaux : les représentations et l’imaginaire ; la médiation et les vecteurs de transmission ; la traduction, la réception et la circulation des oeuvres.

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