Download Literature and Animal Studies (Literature and Contemporary by Mario Ortiz-Robles PDF

By Mario Ortiz-Robles

Why do animals speak in literature? during this provocative e-book, Mario Ortiz Robles tracks the presence of animals throughout an expansive literary archive to argue that literature can't be understood as a human undertaking except its capability to symbolize animals. concentrating on the literary illustration of primary animals, together with horses, canines, cats, and songbirds, Ortiz Robles examines a number of the tropes literature has traditionally hired to offer aspiring to our fraught kinfolk with different animals. past permitting us to visualize the lives of non-humans, literature could make an enduring contribution to Animal experiences, an rising self-discipline in the humanities, by way of displaying us that there's anything fictional approximately our relation to animals.



Literature and Animal Studies combines a wide mapping of literary animals with designated readings of key animal texts to supply a brand new means of organizing literary historical past that emphasizes genera over genres and a brand new manner of classifying animals that's premised on tropes instead of taxa. The ebook makes us see animals and our relation to them with clean eyes and, in doing so, activates us to study the function of literature in a tradition that considers it an endangered paintings form.

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Download Studies in Literary Criticism (Volume 2) by Mohit K. Ray PDF

By Mohit K. Ray

The twenty-five essays integrated during this quantity, that is truly a sequel to Studies in Literary Criticism (2001), is a variety of articles released in several journals and periodicals. many of the essays have been occasioned via seminars and meetings held in India and in a foreign country, and have been released in several books and journals over an extended time period. the aim of gathering a few of them during this quantity is to cause them to simply available to the scholars and students who're drawn to the components handled.

The quantity covers a large spectrum of components and starts with the great previous Shakespeare, and comprises essays on mainstream canonical authors comparable to Conrad, Joyce, Yeats, Eliot, Owen, Golding. in addition, it additionally addresses a few significant writers outdoors the mainstream British literature akin to Hemingway from the United States, Craven and Kroetsch from Canada, Brodsky the exile, and a host of Indian authors—from Nirad C. Chaudhuri to Amit Chaudhuri, together with Gita Mehta, V. Tendulkar, Arundhati Roy, Manoj Das, Girish Karnad in-between--and exceptionally Rabindranath Tagore as additionally the good old Sanskrit poet Kālidāsa.

Various severe theories and ideas, comparable to Archetypal feedback, fable feedback, New feedback, Historicism, Feminist feedback, Eco-Feminism, Transculturalism, Phonoaesthetics, Textual feedback, Intermediality of paintings and song, Aristotle’s Poetics and Indian Poetics--as good because the probability of evolving a brand new Poetics--have been mentioned and utilized in studying authors and texts, either literary and important. In process exploring this broad spectrum of literature, the writer extra reaches out to attention-grabbing parts like Mozart’s opera, eastern Kabuki theatre, historic Indian nāţyaśāstra, the Indian culture of oral literature and folk-drama, etc., thereby introducing a impressive variety and point of view within the studies.

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Download A Companion to Euripides (Blackwell Companions to the by Laura K. McClure PDF

By Laura K. McClure

A better half to Euripides is an up to date, centralized evaluation of Euripides and his paintings, drawing from the main lately released texts, commentaries, and scholarship, and supplying precise discussions and provocative interpretations of his extant performs and fragments.

  • The such a lot modern scholarship on Euripides and his oeuvre, that includes the most recent texts and commentaries
  • Leading students within the box talk about all of Euripides’ performs and their afterlife with breadth and depth
  • A devoted part makes a speciality of the reception of Euripidean drama because the Hellenistic
  • Original and provocative interpretations of Euripides and his performs forge vital paths of in destiny scholarship

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Download Ghada al-Samman's Beirut '75: An Autobiographical by George El-Hage PDF

By George El-Hage

In Beirut ‘75, Ghada al-Samman shockingly depicts the tragic lives of fictitious characters who locate themselves in Beirut, Lebanon ahead of the outbreak of the battle. Heralded by means of many critics as being a piece that prophesied the Lebanese civil warfare, Beirut ‘75 is as an alternative a piece that expresses the existential and political beliefs of its writer and never the total truth of the socio-political scenario at that serious second in Lebanese historical past. even if Ghada al-Samman argues that the paintings isn't really autobiographical and that she doesn't profess any specific political stance, the paintings is permeated along with her political beliefs and her personal own lifestyles adventure. town of Beirut, torn among the East and the West, may be considered as a metaphor for the writer herself.

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Download Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and by GEORGE BUTTE PDF

By GEORGE BUTTE

Suture and Narrative: Deep Intersubjectivity in Fiction and Film by George Butte deals a brand new phenomenological figuring out of the way fiction and movie narratives use specific concepts to create and characterize the event of neighborhood. Butte turns to the concept that of suture from Lacanian movie concept and to the paintings of Merleau-Ponty to give a contribution a deeper and broader method of intersubjectivity for the sector of narrative theory.

Butte’s process permits narratives that symbolize perception in addition to blindness, love, and loss, finding those connections and disconnections in narratological innovations that trap the crisscrossing of views, reminiscent of these in fiction’s loose oblique discourse and within the indirect attitude of film’s shot/reverse shot conference. Butte experiences the consequences of this chiasmus within the novels and movie variations of later Henry James works, Barrie’s Peter Pan stories and movie variations, and the films Silence of the Lambsand Nothing yet a Man. Suture’s tale within the 20th century, in accordance with Butte, is a narrative of the lack of immediacy and neighborhood. but in concluding this, Butte unearths optimism within the Coen brothers’ Raising Arizona as good as in Why be at liberty for those who will be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson and Marc Webb’s film (500) Days of Summer.

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Download Literature and Theology as a Grammar of Assent by David Jasper PDF

By David Jasper

reading the roots of the connection among literature and theology, this e-book deals the 1st critical try to probe the deep theological reasons of the research of literature. via an exploration of subject matters of evil, forgiveness, sacrament and what it ability to be human, David Jasper attracts from overseas study and discussions on literature and theology and employs an ancient and profoundly own trip throughout the later a part of the final century as much as the current time. Combining fields resembling bible and literature, poetry and sacrament, this booklet sheds new gentle on how Christian theology seeks to stay articulate in our international, secular and multi-faith culture.

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Download Receptions of the Classics in the African Diaspora of the by Elisa Rizo,Madeleine M. Henry,Cesar Augusto Baldi ,Rodrigo PDF

By Elisa Rizo,Madeleine M. Henry,Cesar Augusto Baldi ,Rodrigo Tadeu Gonçalves,Guilherme Gontijo Flores ,Andrea Kouklanakis,John Maddox

Atlantis in a different way expands the examine of the African diaspora through concentrating on postcolonial literary expressions from Latin the US and Africa. The e-book reviews the presence of classical references in texts written by way of writers (black and non-black) who're devoted to the articulation of the fragmented background of the African event from the center Passage to the current open air of Euro-centric perspectives. for this reason, this booklet addresses the silencing of the African Diaspora in the reputable discourses of Latin the US and Hispanic Africa, in addition to the restrictions that linguistic and geographic obstacles have imposed upon scholarship.

The participants deal with questions on the topic of the kinds of race and cultural identification through studying a various physique of Afro-Latin American and Afro-Hispanic receptions of classical literature and its imaginaries. Literary texts in Spanish and Portuguese written in nations reminiscent of Brazil, Colombia, and Equatorial Guinea give you the chance for a transnational and trans-linguistic exam of using classical tropes and subject matters in twentieth-century drama, fiction, folklore stories, and narrative.

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Download Picturing: Description and Illusion in the Nineteenth by Michael Irwin PDF

By Michael Irwin

First released in 1979. many of the nice 19th century novelists strove to render in phrases the folk and areas that they invented and such a lot readers of fiction photograph of their mind's eye those characters and scenes. This ebook investigates either forms of ‘picturing’, exploring the foundations and difficulties involved, and sheds mild at the workings of fiction — reassessing a couple of well-known novels within the method. by way of so doing, this paintings relates the tutorial examine of the unconventional to the writing and studying of fiction, and the educating of inventive writing. This e-book will attract scholars of literature.

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Download The Duchess of Malfi (International Student Edition) by John Webster,Michael Neill PDF

By John Webster,Michael Neill

The nice English Renaissance tragedy—violent, strong, unforgettable—in a freshly edited and annotated pupil edition.

This Norton severe variation of John Webster’s 1612–13 tragedy deals a newly edited and annotated textual content including an entire advent and illustrative fabrics meant for pupil readers.

The Duchess of Malfi’s subject matters of affection, loyalty, and betrayal have resonated during the centuries, making this a perennially renowned play with audiences and readers alike. This quantity encompasses a beneficiant choice of helping fabrics, between them Webster’s most probably assets for the play (William Painter, George Whetstone, Simon Goulart, and Thomas Beard) in addition to similar works by way of Webster and George Wither on widows, funerals, and memorializing demise. A beneficiant choice from Mark H. Curtis’s vintage essay, “The Alienated Intellectuals of Early Stuart England,” tells readers as a lot concerning the personality of Bosola because it does approximately his author. Henry Fitzgeffrey (1617) and Horatio Busino (1618) supply early responses to the play.

“Criticism” is thematically geared up to supply readers with a transparent experience of The Duchess of Malfi’s imperative subject matters of dramaturgy; the politics of relations, court docket, and faith; and gender. additionally integrated are essays on modern re-imaginings of the play and its severe reception through the years. members comprise Don D. Moore, Inga-Stina Ewbank, Christina Luckyj, Barbara Correll, D. C. Gunby, Lee Bliss, Rowland Wymer, Brian Chalk, Theodora Jankowski, and Pascale Aebischer.

A chosen bibliography is usually included.

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