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Jacques Roubaud

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ISBN: 9782753511750 9782753547148 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Rennes
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License: OpenEdition licence for Books

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La littérature médiévale inspire et informe l’œuvre du poète et romancier oulipien Jacques Roubaud depuis les années 1970. Ses essais La fleur inverse et Graal Fiction, ou encore Graal Théâtre, ambitieuse adaptation dramatique de la légende arthurienne écrite en collaboration avec Florence Delay, en sont les signes les plus évidents. L’intertexte arthurien, s’il est plus discret dans le cycle du Grand Incendie de Londres, n’en éclaire pas moins les errances de la mémoire et de la prose. Le le...

The Apartment of Tragic Appliances: Poems

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ISBN: 9780615792484 Year: Pages: 82 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0030.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Apartment of Tragic Appliances, named as a finalist for a 2013 Lambda Literary Award, is a literal place in which a hapless, portable dishwasher “heats residue only to reimagine cleanliness as an art project,” a recalcitrant microwave neglects to heat, and a refrigerator dies an inconvenient, bulky death. It is also that psychic space in which we consider our loneliness, our wandering hearts, our unpacked boxes, our vulgar desires. In Queer Optimism: Lyric Personhood and Other Felicitous Persuasions (Minnesota, 2007), Michael Snediker worked “in the interests of felicity” to undermine the ways in which queer theory customarily privileges shame and melancholy. Here, in his first full-length collection of poetry, he undertakes a similar upending of expectation, acknowledging “gay sadness” but refusing to fall fully under its sway. The demi-tragedies of daily life are recounted by a voice that is variously wistful, giddy, bawdy, silly, and tart. Along the way, Michael Snediker sets off an impressive pyrotechnic display of literary allusion, drawing on the superstars of the Western canon (think: Virgil, Racine, Proust, James, Wharton, Tennessee Williams) and of popular culture (Lucille Ball, John Travolta, Alex Trebek). Buyer beware: In these pages you will not find advice on how to feng shui your duplex or tame a Cuisinart run amok. Instead, you will find something far rarer: a book of poetic sustenance. As Daniel Tiffany observes, “We have been missing poems like these for a long time.”

I You He She It

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ISBN: 9781862181427 Year: Pages: 200 Language: English
Publisher: University of Huddersfield Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The latest Grist Anthology is an innovative blend of some of the most exciting and freshest voices in prose and poetry today. It features five sections written from five distinct narrative viewpoints.

Middlebrow Matters

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Book Series: Contemporary French and Francophone Cultures ISBN: 9781786941565 9781786949523 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102590
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Middlebrow is a derogatory word that connotes blandness, mediocrity and a failed aspiration to ‘high’ culture. However, when appropriated as a positive term to denote that wide swathe of literature between the challenging experimentalism of the high and the formulaic drive of the popular, it enables a rethinking of the literary canon from the point of view of what most readers actually read, a criterion curiously absent from dominant definitions of literary value. Since women have long formed a majority of the nation’s reading public, this perspective immediately feminises what has always been a very male canon. Opening with a theorisation of the concept of middlebrow that mounts a defence of some literary qualities disdained by modernism, the book then focuses on a series of case studies of periods (the Belle Époque, inter-war, early twenty-first century), authors (including Colette, Irène Nemirovsky, Françoise Sagan, Anna Gavalda) and the middlebrow nature of literary prizes.

My Gay Middle Ages

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ISBN: 9780615830001 Year: Pages: 86 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0101.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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In the world of My Gay Middle Ages, Chaucer and Boethius are the secret-sharers of A.W. Strouse’s “gay lifestyle.” Where many scholars of the Middle Ages would “get in from behind” on cultural history, Strouse instead does a “reach around.” He eschews academic “queer theory” as yet another tedious, normative framework, and writes in the long, fruity tradition of irresponsible, homo-medievalism (a lineage that includes luminaries like Oscar Wilde, who was sustained by his amateur readings of Dante and Abelard during the darks days of his incarceration for crimes of “gross indecency”). Strouse experiences medieval literature and philosophy as a part of his everyday life, and in these prose poems he makes the case for regarding the Middle Ages as a kind of technology of self-preservation, a posture through which to spiritualize the petty indignities of modern urban life. With a Warholian flair for insouciant name-dropping and a Steinian appetite for syntactic perversion, Strouse monumentalizes the medieval within the contemporary and the contemporary within the medieval.

The Structure of Verse Language

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876904474 Year: Pages: 200 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
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In der Reihe Slavistische Beiträge werden vor allem slavistische Dissertationen des deutschsprachigen Raums sowie vereinzelt auch amerikanische, englische und russische publiziert. Darüber hinaus stellt die Reihe ein Forum für Sammelbände und Monographien etablierter Wissenschafter/innen dar.

Wiederbelebungsversuche. Mediologisches Erzählen in der deutschsprachigen Literatur der 1990er Jahre

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ISBN: 9783731507918 Year: Pages: VII, 278 p. DOI: 10.5445/KSP/1000082068 Language: GERMAN
Publisher: KIT Scientific Publishing
Subject: Linguistics
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The narrations of many young authors of the 1990s operate under and in the terms of the new media at the same time, so the reader is able to observe how media change forms of communication. With the narration a well-known topic is repeated and reanimated. The presence of sensual effects of one medium in another is analysed by the mediological method, which also develops in the 1990s. So this way of narrating, which is significant for the 1990s, is called mediological narration.

Formen und Funktionen der Intertextualitaet im Prosawerk von Anton Čechov

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Book Series: Slavistische Beitraege ISBN: 9783876908779 Year: Pages: 235 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics
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In this monograph an attempt is made to elucidate and systematize selected intertextual references in the prose book of Anton Čechovs with the help of concepts, categories and models developed in the field of intertextuality theory. It is not only about the determination of new texts, but sometimes primarily about a more sophisticated investigation of the intertextual signals, which are questioned on their specific position, form and function in the structure of the text. In this way, a more precise intertextual analysis of individual prose works by Čechov is suggested. Based on the study of some early short stories, we first discuss such types of second-degree texts, such as affirmative imitations, parodies, and counterfactures. This reveals an alternative to the predominantly parodic intertextuality of the early Čechov. Finally, attention is drawn to the varieties of fictional literary reception in the later work of Čechov.&#xD;

Emerging Socialities in 21st Century Healthcare

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ISBN: 9789048532810 9789462982772 Year: Pages: 176 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Social Sciences
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The landscape of health care is changing rapidly, both on an organizational and a technological level. This book gathers medical anthropologists to examine the ways that both patients and health care workers are being affected by new policies, market, and technologies. Contributors cover a wide range of topics, including vaccination, disability, migration, and self-medication, making clear that not only are changing circumstances leading to the emergence of new socialities, but they are also driving new ethics and moralities.

Lebendiger Umgang mit den Toten - der moderne Familienroman in Europa und Übersee

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Book Series: Europäische Schneisen ISBN: 9783937816975 Year: Pages: 455 DOI: 10.15460/HUP.ES.2.130 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Since the nineties of the last century there his an increase of family novels in Germany. Theese novels represent a new model series of so-called 'father novels' that preceded them. The new 'generational novels' take up the exploratory gesture of the father novels. The contributions collected in this volume address the topic and dedicate themselves to exemplary novels from Europe and overseas.

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