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Wild Words: Essays on Alberta Literature

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ISBN: 9781897425305 9781897425312 Year: Pages: 219 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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As the first collection of literary criticism focusing on Alberta writers, Wild Words establishes a basis for identifying Alberta fiction, poetry, drama, and nonfiction as valid subjects of study in their own right. By critically situating and assessing specific Alberta authors according to genre, this volume continues the work begun with Melnyk's Literary History of Alberta.

Jane Austen Speaks Norwegian

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Book Series: Costerus New Series ISBN: 9789004337176 Year: Pages: 200 DOI: 10.1163/9789004337176 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Can Jane Austen only be fully understood in English? In Jane Austen Speaks Norwegian, Sørbø compares novels and their translations, while also discussing the strategies chosen by translators of literature. Readership: Students and researchers of English literature and translation, Jane Austen societies, and women's studies and reception studies groups.

Prekäres Erzählen

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Book Series: Robert Walser - Studien ISBN: 9783846765593 Year: Pages: 311 DOI: 10.30965/9783846765593 Language: German
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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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.

Nobelpreisträgerinnen. 14 Schriftstellerinnen im Porträt

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ISBN: 9783110619034 Year: Pages: 305 DOI: 10.1515/9783110619034 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume presents the 14 female winners of the Nobel Prize in Literature, e.g. Lagerlöf, Sachs, Jelinek, Müller, Munro. Contributions offers exemplary readings of chosen works, while outlining the intellectual profile of each author. They also tackle the questions of female writing and canon formation, and interrogate the conditions and contradictions of artistic creativity.

Representations of Slave Women in Discourses on Slavery and Abolition, 1780–1838

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures ISBN: 9780203676011 9780415350266 9780415758925 9781134268702 9781134268658 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9780203676011 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History --- Social Sciences
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This book analyzes textual representations of Jamaican slave women in three contexts--motherhood, intimate relationships, and work--in both pro- and antislavery writings. Altink examines how British abolitionists and pro-slavery activists represented the slave women to their audiences and explains not only the purposes that these representations served, but also their effects on slave women’s lives.

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proslavery --- writers --- antislavery --- writings --- female --- flogging --- apprentices --- african --- jamaican --- mother

Interpretaciones del delito

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ISBN: 9789568416935 Year: Pages: 271 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3945511 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The main hypothesis of this work is drawn around the category of crime, considered from its place in social productivity, which allows interpretively rewriting some features of the organization of society and its contradictions in the literature.

The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters

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Book Series: Edinburgh Critical Studies in Renaissance Culture ISBN: 9780748655908 9781474429801 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100857
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The first sustained study of girls and girlhood in early modern literature and culture. Jennifer Higginbotham makes a persuasive case for a paradigm shift in our current conceptions of the early modern sex-gender system. She challenges the widespread assumption that the category of the 'girl' played little or no role in the construction of gender in early modern English culture. And she demonstrates that girl characters appeared in a variety of texts, from female infants in Shakespeare's late romances to little children in Tudor interludes to adult 'roaring girls' in city comedies. This monograph provides the first book-length study of the way the literature and drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries constructed the category of the 'girl'.

Rereading Heterosexuality

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ISBN: 9780748639557 9781474429818 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100861
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Heterosexuality in contemporary novels, re-examined using the frameworks of feminism and queer theory Drawing on feminist and queer theories of sex, gender and sexuality, this study focuses on female identities at odds with heterosexual norms. In particular, it explores narratives in which the conventional equation between heterosexuality, reproductive sexuality and female identity is questioned. - A timely exploration of the dynamic relationship between feminist and queer theory - Insightful close readings of acclaimed novels, including Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, Zoë Heller's Notes on a Scandal, A. M. Homes' The End of Alice, Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, Alan Warner's Morvern Callar and Sarah Waters' Affinity - Topics range from spinsterhood and intergenerational sexuality to transgender and human cloning

Chapter 5. The Bridges Over the Miljacka (Book chapter)

Book title: Nations and Citizens in Yugoslavia and the Post-Yugoslav States

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ISBN: 9781474221559 Year: Pages: 89-100 DOI: 10.5040/9781474221559.ch-006 Language: English
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic Grant: H2020 European Research Council - 230239
Subject: Political Science --- Social Sciences
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or 'conglomerate' – all occurring in Yugoslavia from mid-1960s at a sometimes vertiginous pace – seem to be interactive parts of the same puzzle. Nevertheless, immediately after the war it appeared that resurrected Yugoslavia and strong patriotism of the national-liberation struggle had given a new impetus to Yugoslavism – this time in a federalist form meant to dissociate the idea from the bitter experiences of pre-war unitarism. Although Yugoslavism itself went through curious re-definitions and had to compete with communist internationalism between 1945 and 1948, socialist nation-building Yugoslavism would be seen and promoted throughout the 1950s as something of uncontested worth. Having described earlier the birth and evolution of Yugoslavism between the mid-nineteenth century and the Second World War, we should recount here its last chapters.

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