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The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age

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ISBN: 9780472071197 9780472051199 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age, which features a wide range of practitioner-scholars, is the first of its kind: a gathering of people who are expert in American literary studies and in digital technologies, scholars uniquely able to draw from experience with building digital resources and to provide theoretical commentary on how the transformation to new technologies alters the way we think about and articulate scholarship in American literature. The volume collects articles from those who are involved in tool development, usability testing, editing and textual scholarship, digital librarianship, and issues of race and ethnicity in digital humanities, while also situating digital humanities work within the larger literary discipline. In addition, the volume examines the traditional structures of the fields, including tenure and promotion criteria, modes of scholarly production, the skill sets required for scholarship, and the training of new scholars. The American Literature Scholar in the Digital Age will attract practitioners of digital humanities in multiple fields, Americanists who utilize digital materials, and those who are intellectually curious about the new movement and materials.

Enthusiast!

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ISBN: 9780719074288 9780719095849 9781526125118 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628391 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100119
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book takes enthusiasm to be a defining feature of American literature, showing how successive major writers – Melville, Thoreau, Pound, Moore, Frank O’Hara and James Schuyler – have modernized and re-modeled Emerson’s founding sense of enthusiasm. The book presents the writer as enthusiast, showing how enthusiasm is fundamental to the composition and the circulation of literature. Enthusiasm, it is argued, is the way literary value is passed on. Starting with a brief history of enthusiasm from Plato to Kant and Emerson, the book features chapters on each of Melville, Thoreau, Pound, Moore, O’Hara, and Schuyler. Each chapter presents an aspect of the writer as enthusiast, the book as a whole charting the changing sense of literary enthusiasm from Romanticism to the present day. Lucidly written and combatively argued, the book will appeal to readers of American Literature or Modern Poetry, and to all those interested in the circulation of literary work.

Corps/texte. Pour une théorie de la lecture empathique : Cooper, Danielewski, Frey, Palahniuk

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ISBN: 9782847886658 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.3992 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Un livre peut-il faire mal  ? Plongé dans un texte littéraire, le lecteur fait parfois l’expérience de sensations tactiles, douloureuses, musculaires, viscérales. C’est la « lecture empathique ». Mais comment expliquer ce passage du sens au sensori-moteur  ? Neuropsychologie, phénoménologie, études culturelles, théories de la fiction et de la littérature sont ici convoquées pour répondre à cette question intrigante, au fil d’un parcours révélant les œuvres de quatre auteurs qui ont marqué la littérature américaine des années 1990 et 2000 (Dennis Cooper, James Frey, Chuck Palahniuk et Mark Z. Danielewski). En mettant l’accent sur l’expérience de la littérature plutôt que sur son interprétation, le modèle développé dans cet ouvrage permet de repenser la question de la valeur artistique en termes de puissance sensorielle et d’immersion, dessinant le projet d’une lecture plus corporelle, d’une lecture empathique. Illustration de couverture : autoportrait de David Nebreda © David Nebreda - 2004 - Éditions Léo Scheer

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.

Textes fugitifs : Le récit d’esclave au prisme de l’histoire du livre

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ISBN: 9782847889703 DOI: 10.4000/books.enseditions.8779 Language: French
Publisher: ENS Éditions
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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Contrairement aux esclaves des colonies françaises, les esclaves américains ont laissé de nombreux récits autobiographiques, parus pour la plupart dans les décennies ayant précédé la guerre de Sécession. Comment des hommes et des femmes parfois à peine rescapés des plantations sudistes sont-ils parvenus à (faire) écrire puis à publier le récit de leur servitude ? À partir d’études de cas portant sur des récits d’esclaves connus – ceux de Frederick Douglass ou Harriet Jacobs – et moins connus, Textes fugitifs met à profit les outils de l’histoire du livre pour éclairer les circonstances de publication, de circulation et de réception de ces textes fondateurs de la tradition littéraire africaine-américaine.

Crisis and Legitimacy in Atlantic American Narratives of Piracy

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Book Series: Maritime Literature and Culture ISBN: 9783030436230 Year: Pages: 289 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-43623-0 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This Open Access book, Crisis and Legitimacy in Atlantic American Narratives of Piracy: 1678-1865, examines literary and visual representations of piracy beginning with A.O. Exquemelin’s 1678 Buccaneers of America and ending at the onset of the US-American Civil War. Examining both canonical and understudied texts—from Puritan sermons, James Fenimore Cooper’s The Red Rover, and Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” to the popular cross-dressing female pirate novelette Fanny Campbell, and satirical decorated Union envelopes, this book argues that piracy acted as a trope to negotiate ideas of legitimacy in the contexts of U.S. colonialism, nationalism, and expansionism. The readings demonstrate how pirates were invoked in transatlantic literary production at times when dominant conceptions of legitimacy, built upon categorizations of race, class, and gender, had come into crisis. As popular and mobile maritime outlaw figures, it is suggested, pirates asked questions about might and right at critical moments of Atlantic history.

World Beats

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Book Series: Re-Mapping the Transnational: A Dartmouth Series in American Studies ISBN: 9781611689297 Year: Pages: 280 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_605043 Language: English
Publisher: Dartmouth College Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This fascinating book explores Beat Generation writing from a transnational perspective, using the concept of worlding to place Beat literature in conversation with a far-reaching network of cultural and political formations. Countering the charge that the Beats abroad were at best naïve tourists seeking exoticism for exoticism's sake, World Beats finds that these writers propelled a highly politicized agenda that sought to use the tools of the earlier avant-garde to undermine Cold War and postcolonial ideologies and offer a new vision of engaged literature. With fresh interpretations of central Beat authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs - as well as usually marginalized writers like Philip Lamantia, Ted Joans, and Brion Gysin - World Beats moves beyond national, continental, or hemispheric frames to show that embedded within Beat writing is an essential universality that brought America to the world and the world to American literature. This book presents an original treatment that will attract a broad spectrum of scholars. This title was made Open Access by libraries from around the world through Knowledge Unlatched.

American Classics

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ISBN: 9781618117656 9781618115928 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Academic Studies Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101021
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This collection of essays offers evolutionary psychological analysis of selected works from the American literary tradition. Application of evolutionary theory to writing by Ben Franklin, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, F. Scot Fitzgerald, Zora Neal Hurston, and others creates an interdisciplinary framework for examining key textual features—plot, theme, tone, setting, symbol, characterization, point of view—and at the same time provides an accessible introduction to Darwinian literary critical methodology. Pertinent scientific research, together with essential terms and concepts, is explained in context. Connections are made throughout to existing commentary on the targeted texts, illustrating how Darwinian scrutiny can enrich, extend, or reconfigure understandings derived from other critical approaches.

World Literatures

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Book Series: Stockholm English Studies ISBN: 9789176350768 9789176350799 9789176350775 9789176350782 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.16993/bat Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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"Placing itself within the burgeoning field of world literary studies, the organising principle of this book is that of an open-ended dynamic, namely the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange. As an adaptable comparative fulcrum for literary studies, the notion of the cosmopolitan-vernacular exchange accommodates also highly localised literatures. In this way, it redresses what has repeatedly been identified as a weakness of the world literature paradigm, namely the one-sided focus on literature that accumulates global prestige or makes it on the Euro-American book market. How has the vernacular been defined historically? How is it inflected by gender? How are the poles of the vernacular and the cosmopolitan distributed spatially or stylistically in literary narratives? How are cosmopolitan domains of literature incorporated in local literary communities? What are the effects of translation on the encoding of vernacular and cosmopolitan values? Ranging across a dozen languages and literature from five continents, these are some of the questions that the contributions attempt to address."

Images of Women in 20th-Century American Literature and Culture

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ISBN: 9783828836808 9783828864900 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Tectum Wissenschaftsverlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101920
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What do The Age of Innocence, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Sex and the City have in common? Strong women ahead of their time! Being part of New York’s middle and upper class, Ellen Olenska, Holly Golightly and Carrie Bradshaw & Co. cherish their otherness and strive for personal freedom and gender equality, thereby trying to combine traditional longings and modern beliefs. However, though situated in different decades of the last century, several obstacles are put in their ways because of their independent and self-confident lifestyles which, eventually, cannot all be overcome. From True Womanhood to the “feminine mystique” to the vast array of new gained liberties and life choices at the end of the last millennium, Janina Corda examines the developing images of women and their depiction in the literature and culture of America’s 20th century.

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