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Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text

Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text

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Beatriz Dr Gonzalez Moreno, Fernando González-Moreno
July 07, 2020

Painting Words: Aesthetics and the Relationship between Image and Text addresses the importance of dialogue between art and literature, text and image in our image-saturated era. In a globalized world, isolation and compartmentalization hinder us back, whereas the Romantic idea of belonging...

The Role of the Literary Canon in the Teaching of Literature

The Role of the Literary Canon in the Teaching of Literature

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Robert Aston
July 07, 2020

This book investigates the role of the idea of the literary canon in the teaching of literature, especially in colleges and secondary schools in the United States. Before the term "canon" was widely used in literary studies, which occurred in the second half of 20th century when the canon was first...

Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

Beards and Masculinity in American Literature

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Peter Ferry
July 06, 2020

Kashmiri Life Narratives: Human Rights, Pleasure and the Local Cosmopolitan

Kashmiri Life Narratives: Human Rights, Pleasure and the Local Cosmopolitan

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Rakhshan Rizwan
July 06, 2020

Kashmiri Life Narratives takes as its central focus writings -- memoirs, non-fictional and fictional Bildungsromane -- published circa 2008 by Kashmiris/Indians living in the Valley of Kashmir, India or in the diaspora. It offers a new perspective on these works by analyzing them within the...

Lorca in English: A History of Manipulation through Translation

Lorca in English: A History of Manipulation through Translation

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Andrew Samuel Walsh
July 01, 2020

Lorca in English examines the evolution of translations of Federico García Lorca into English as a case of rewriting and manipulation through politically and ideologically motivated translation. As new translations of Federico García Lorca continue to appear in the English-speaking world and his...

The Anthropocenic Turn: The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age

The Anthropocenic Turn: The Interplay between Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Responses to a New Age

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GABRIELE DÜRBECK, PHILIP HÜPKES
March 12, 2020

This interdisciplinary volume discusses whether the increasing salience of the Anthropocene concept in the humanities and the social sciences constitutes an "Anthropocenic turn." The Anthropocene discourse creates novel conceptual configurations and enables scholars to re-negotiate and...

D. H. Lawrence and Psychoanalysis

D. H. Lawrence and Psychoanalysis

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John Turner
March 05, 2020

This book opens out a wholly new field of enquiry within a familiar subject: it offers a detailed – yet eminently readable – historical investigation, of a kind never yet undertaken, of the impact of psychoanalysis (at a crucial moment of its history) on the thinking and writing of D.H. Lawrence....

Mythopoeic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda

Mythopoeic Narrative in The Legend of Zelda

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Anthony Cirilla, Vincent Rone
February 06, 2020

The Legend of Zelda series is one of the most popular and recognizable examples in videogames of what Tolkien referred to as mythopoeia, or myth-making. In his essay On Fairy Stories and a short poem entitled Mythopoeia, Tolkien makes the case that the fairy tale aesthetic is simply a more intimate...

Gerardo Diego’s Creation Myth of Music: Fábula de Equis y Zeda

Gerardo Diego’s Creation Myth of Music: Fábula de Equis y Zeda

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Judith Stallings-Ward
February 04, 2020

Since its publication nearly eight decades ago, the consensus among scholars about Fábula de Equis y Zeda, by the Spanish poet Gerardo Diego (1896-1987) remains unchanged: Fábula is an enigmatic avant-garde curiosity. It seems to rob the reader of the reason necessary to interpret it, even as it...

Biotheory: Life and Death under Capitalism

Biotheory: Life and Death under Capitalism

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Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Peter Hitchcock
January 22, 2020

Forged at the intersection of intense interest in the pertinence and uses of biopolitics and biopower, this volume analyzes theoretical and practical paradigms for understanding and challenging the socioeconomic determinations of life and death in contemporary capitalism. Its contributors offer a...

Ethnic Resonances in Performance, Literature, and Identity

Ethnic Resonances in Performance, Literature, and Identity

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Yiorgos Kalogeras, Cathy C. Waegner
December 06, 2019

This volume seeks to weave applications of the dynamic concept of resonance to ethnic studies. Resonance refers to the ever broadening, multidirectional effects of movement or action, a concept significant for many disciplines. The individual chapters exchange the concept of static "intertextuality...

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort

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Sara Martín
December 05, 2019

Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power...

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