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Routledge Handbook on Turkish Literature
By Didem Havlioğlu, Zeynep Uysal. 2023
This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of Turkish literature within both a local and global context. Across eight thematic sections…a collection of subject experts use close readings of literature materials to provide a critical survey of the main issues and topics within the literature. The chapters provide analysis on a wide range of genres and text types, including novels, poetry, religious texts and drama, with works studied ranging from the fourteenth century right up to the present day. Utilising such a historic scope allows the volume to be read across cultures and time, while simultaneously contextualising and investigating how modern Turkish literature interacts with world literature, and finds its place within it. Collectively, the authors challenge the national literary historiography by replacing the Ottoman Turkish literature in the Anatolian civilizations with its plurality of cultures. They also seek to overcome the institutional and theoretical shortcomings within current study of such works, suggesting new approaches and methods for the study of Turkish literature. The Routledge Handbook on Turkish Literature marks a new departure in the reading and studying of Turkish literature. It will be a vital resource for those studying Literature, Middle East Studies, Turkish and Ottoman history, social sciences, and political science.
Building Children’s Worlds: The Representation of Architecture and Modernity in Picturebooks
By Torsten Schmiedeknecht, Jill Rudd, Emma Hayward. 2023
Children are the future architects, clients and users of our buildings. The kinds of architectural worlds they are exposed to…in picturebooks during their formative years may be assumed to influence how they regard such architecture as adults. Contemporary urban environments the world over represent the various stages of modernism in architecture. This book reads that history through picturebooks and considers the kinds of national identities and histories they construct. Twelve specialist essays from international scholars address questions such as: Is modern architecture used to construct specific narratives of childhood? Is it taken to support ‘negative’ narratives of alienation on the one hand and ‘positive’ narratives of happiness on the other? Do images of modern architecture support ideas of ‘community’? Reinforce ‘family values’? If so, what kinds of architecture, community and family? How is modern architecture placed vis-à-vis the promotion of diversity (ethnic, religious, gender etc.)? How might the use of architecture in comic strips or the presence of specific kinds of building in fiction aimed at younger adults be related to the groundwork laid in picturebooks for younger readers? This book reveals what stories are told about modern architecture and shows how those stories affect future attitudes towards and expectations of the built environment.
Litcomix: Literary Theory and the Graphic Novel
By Adam Geczy, Jonathan McBurnie. 2023
Critical studies of the graphic novel have often employed methodologies taken from film theory and art criticism. Yet, as graphic…novels from Maus to Watchmen have entered the literary canon, perhaps the time has come to develop theories for interpreting and evaluating graphic novels that are drawn from classic models of literary theory and criticism. Using the methodology of Georg Lukács and his detailed defense of literary realism as a socially embedded practice, Litcomix tackles difficult questions about reading graphic novels as literature. What critical standards should we use to measure the quality of a graphic novel? How does the genre contribute to our understanding of ourselves and the world? What qualities distinguish it from other forms of literature? LitComix hones its theoretical approach through case studies taken from across the diverse world of comics, from Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s groundbreaking manga to the Hernandez Brothers’ influential alt-comix. Whether looking at graphic novel adaptations of Proust or considering how Jack Kirby’s use of intertextuality makes him the Balzac of comics, this study offers fresh perspectives on how we might appreciate graphic novels as literature.
A Companion to Aeschylus (Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World)
By Peter Burian, Jacques A. Bromberg. 2023
A COMPANION TO AESCHYLUS In A Companion to Aeschylus, a team of eminent Aeschyleans and brilliant younger scholars delivers an…insightful and original multi-authored examination—the first comprehensive one in English—of the works of the earliest surviving Greek tragedian. This book explores Aeschylean drama, and its theatrical, historical, philosophical, religious, and socio-political contexts, as well as the receptions and influence of Aeschylus from antiquity to the present day. This companion offers readers thorough examinations of Aeschylus as a product of his time, including his place in the early years of the Athenian democracy and his immediate and ongoing impact on tragedy. It also provides comprehensive explorations of all the surviving plays, including Prometheus Bound, which many scholars have concluded is not by Aeschylus. A Companion to Aeschylus is an ideal resource for students encountering the work of Aeschylus for the first time as well as more advanced scholars seeking incisive treatment of his individual works, their cultural context and their enduring significance. Written in an accessible format, with the Greek translated into English and technical terminology avoided as much as possible, the book belongs in the library of anyone looking for a fresh and authoritative account of works of continuing interest and importance to readers and theatre-goers alike.
Translation: Crafts, Contexts, Consequences
By Jan Steyn. 2022
The various dimensions of translation studies, too often studied independently, are here brought into conversation: Translation practice, including the various…crafts employed by its practitioners; the specialized contexts in which translation occurs or against which translation can be considered; and the ethico-political consequences of translations or the manner of their making. Including exciting new work from leading translation theorists, practicing literary translators, and prominent thinkers from adjoining disciplines such as psychoanalysis and neuroscience, the essays gathered here demonstrate many rich areas of overlap, with translation pedagogy, the fundamental nature of translation, the translator's creativity, retranslation, canon formation, and the geopolitical stakes of literary translation among them.
Form and Feeling in Japanese Literati Culture
By Matthew Mewhinney. 2022
This book explores how two early modern and two modern Japanese writers – Yosa Buson (1716–83), Ema Saikō (1787–1861), Masaoka…Shiki (1867–1902), and Natsume Sōseki (1867–1916) – experimented with the poetic artifice afforded by the East Asian literati (bunjin) tradition, a repertoire of Chinese and Japanese poetry and painting. Their experiments generated a poetics of irony that transformed the lineaments of lyric expression in literati culture and advanced the emergence of modern prose poetry in Japanese literature. Through rigorous close readings, this study changes our understanding of the relationship between lyric form and the representation of self, sense, and feeling in Japanese poetic writing from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth century. The book aims to reach a broad audience, including specialists in East Asian Studies, Anglophone literary studies, and Comparative Literature.
This book analyses the epistemological problems that Shakespeare explores in Othello. In particular, it uses the methods of analytic philosophy,…especially the work of the later Wittgenstein, to characterize these problems and the play. Shakespeare’s Othello is often thought to connect with traditional sceptical problems, and in particular with the problem of other minds. In this book, Richard Gaskin argues that the play does indeed connect in interesting—but also in surprising and so far relatively unexplored—ways with traditional epistemological concerns. Shakespeare presupposes a generally Wittgensteinian model of mind as revealed in behaviour, and communication as necessarily successful in general. Gaskin examines different epistemological models of the tragedy, and argues that it is useful to apply materials from Wittgenstein’s On Certainty to the analysis of Othello’s loss of confidence in Desdemona’s fidelity: Othello treats Desdemona’s fidelity as a ‘hinge certainty’, something that is so fundamental to the language-game that abandoning it results—so Wittgenstein predicts—in chaos and madness. The tragedy arises, Gaskin suggests, from treating the wrong kind of thing as a hinge certainty. Othello and the Problem of Knowledge will appeal to scholars and advanced students interested in aesthetics, epistemology, philosophy of literature, Shakespeare, and Wittgenstein.
Una brillante colección de ensayos que abarca desde la deuda pública hasta la naturaleza de la ciencia ficción y la…crisis climática. La galardonada y exitosa autora de El cuento de la criada y Los testamentos ofrece su divertida, erudita, curiosa y asombrosamente clarividente visión del mundo, desde la deuda y la tecnología hasta la crisis climática y la libertad, y busca respuestas a cuestiones candentes como... ¿Por qué la gente cuenta historias, sea cual sea su cultura? ¿Cuánto puedes dar de ti sin evaporarte? ¿Cómo podemos vivir en nuestro planeta? ¿Qué relación hay entre los zombis y el autoritarismo? Una colección de ensayos de actualidad con el marchamo indiscutible de la que quizá sea la novelista viva más famosa y, sin duda, la más venerable de nuestro tiempo. Reseñas:«Ésta no es una mera colección de ensayos para los entusiastas de Atwood. Más bien es un intento de dar sentido al mundo, que aborda con un brío característico cualquier cosa, desde Ana la de Tejas Verdes a Donald Trump, desde los zombis a la censura [...]. Mientras que el tono se mueve entre el ingenio surrealista fuera de serie y la gravedad desapasionada, Atwood siempre consigue que la idea de las grandes preguntassea un poco más digerible. [...] La colección es polifónica, entusiasta, esclarecedora.»Sophie Macintosh, i News «Es fascinante leer las reflexiones de Atwood sobre sus propias novelas [...], pero también es llamativo ver cuántas piezas incluye en este libro que celebran de manera generosa a otros escritores.»Stephanie Merritt, The Observer«Si hay una persona en el mundo cuya opinión sobre las cuestiones más apremiantes te gustaría conocer, seguramente sería Margaret Atwood. [...] Da respuesta a preguntas candentes sobre el cambio climático, el ascenso de Trump y sobre la deuda técnica.»Joanna Taylor, Evening Standard«Una colección de ensayos para devanarse los sesos de Margaret Atwood, la autora ganadora del premio Booker. Percepciones maravillosamente escritas que van desde los zombis a la crisis climática.»Stylist «Me bebí el libro el fin de semana pasado, de dos cálidos tragos.»Jennifer Senior, The Atlantic
Time's Glory: Original Essays on Robert Penn Warren
By James A. Grimshaw Jr.. 1953
Robert Penn Warren, the first U.S. Poet Laureate, has received every honor this country can bestow on a writer. Warren…has written fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has proven to be one of the most versatile writers in modern times. Now, seven original essays on Warren's writing, written by leading scholars and students, have been brought together in one volume. In Warren's fiction sloth, or acedia, is the deadliest of sins. Frances Bixler examines this theme as it courses through five novels. World Enough and Time and The Cave both are analyzed in chapters of their own. Warren's volume of poetry Altitudes and Extensions is given a close reading, while his nonfiction works, particularly The Legacy of the Civil War and Jefferson Davis Gets His Citizenship Back, are also critiqued. The breadth and depth of Robert Penn Warren's canon of work are illustrated by the essays collected by James A. Grimshaw, Jr. Although many books have been written on Warren and his work, to cover such a wide range of his work in one volume is a rare achievement. James A. Grimshaw, Jr., is a professor in, and head of, the Department of Literature and Languages at East Texas State University. His publications include Robert Penn Warren: A Descriptive Bibliography and Robert Penn Warren's "Brother to Dragons": A Discussion .
Who was Mark Twain? Was he the genial author of two beloved boys books, the white-haired and white-suited avuncular humorist,…the realistic novelist, the exposer of shams, the author repressed by bourgeois values, or the social satirist whose later writings embody an increasingly dark view? In light of those and other conceptions, the question we need to ask is not who he was but how did we get so many Mark Twains? The Mercurial Mark Twains(s): Reception History and Iconic Authorship provides answers to that question by examining the way Twain, his texts, and his image have been constructed by his audiences. Drawing on archival records of responses from common readers, reviewer reactions, analyses by Twain scholars and critics, and film and television adaptations, this study provides the first wide-ranging, fine-grained historical analysis of Twain’s reception in both the public and private spheres, from the 1860s until the end of the twentieth century.
Beyond Intimacy: Radical Proximity and Justice in Three Mexican Poets (McGill-Queen's Iberian and Latin American Cultures Series)
By Christina Karageorgou-Bastea. 2023
The ethos of poetry and its social efficacy cannot be underestimated in the quest for a fair society. The works…of three contemporary Mexican poets – Abigael Bohórquez, Myriam Moscona, and Gloria Gervitz – offer models for examining important philosophical and literary questions that explore the relationship between art and the enactment of justice. Beyond Intimacy returns lyric poetry to the centre of struggles for justice within concrete historical frameworks, highlighting gender, ethnic, and cultural tensions. Through an analysis of works by these three poets, Christina Karageorgou-Bastea reveals the far-reaching social transcendence of poetry; she shows that lyric poetry invites a public dialogue where queer pariahs model citizenship, a dying language guards and transmits tradition, and the end of motherhood is the cusp in the struggle for woman’s freedom. The radicalization of intimacy, the relationship par excellence between self and other on which poetic interaction is based, has the power to dismantle deeply rooted hierarchies within art and society. Karageorgou-Bastea explores poetry’s potential for justice through different modes of intimacy including desire, filiation, and mourning.Meeting on the grounds of their aspiration to harmony, lyricism, and justice-making lead the way to social equity and fairness in Beyond Intimacy.
Spenser: The Faerie Queene (Longman Annotated English Poets)
By A. C. Hamilton. 2007
The Faerie Queene is a scholarly masterpiece that has influenced, inspired, and challenged generations of writers, readers and scholars since…its completion in 1596. Hamilton's edition is itself, a masterpiece of scholarship and close reading. It is now the standard edition for all readers of Spenser. The entire work is revised, and the text of The Faerie Queene itself has been freshly edited, the first such edition since the 1930s. This volume also contains additional original material, including a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses and dedicatory sonnets, chronology of Spenser's life and works and provides a compilation of list of characters and their appearances in The Faerie Queene.
Happily: A Personal History-with Fairy Tales
By Sabrina Orah Mark. 2023
A beautifully written memoir-in-essays on fairy tales and their surprising relevance to modern life, from a Jewish woman raising Black…children in the American South—based on her acclaimed Paris Review column &“Happily&”&“One of the most inventive, phenomenally executed books I&’ve read in decades.&”—Kiese Laymon, author of HeavyThe literary tradition of the fairy tale has long endured as the vehicle by which we interrogate the laws of reality. These fantastical stories, populated with wolves, kings, and wicked witches, have throughout history served as a template for understanding culture, society, and that muddy terrain we call our collective human psyche. In Happily, Sabrina Orah Mark reimagines the modern fairy tale, turning it inside out and searching it for the wisdom to better understand our contemporary moment in what Mark so incisively calls &“this strange American weather.&”Set against the backdrop of political upheaval, viral plague, social protest, and climate change, Mark locates the magic in the mundane and illuminates the surreality of life as we know it today. She grapples with a loss of innocence in &“Sorry, Peter Pan, We&’re Over You,&” when her son decides he would rather dress up as Martin Luther King, Jr., than Peter Pan for Halloween. In &“The Evil Stepmother,&” Mark finds unlikely communion with wicked wives and examines the roots of their bad reputation. And in &“Rapunzel, Draft One Thousand,&” the hunt for a wigmaker in a time of unprecedented civil unrest forces Mark to finally confront her sister&’s cancer diagnosis and the stories we tell ourselves to get by.Revelatory, whimsical, and utterly inspired, Happily is a testament to the singularity of Sabrina Orah Mark&’s voice and the power of the fantastical to reveal essential truths about life, love, and the meaning of family.
The Strangers' House: Writing Northern Ireland
By Alexander Poots. 2023
A penetrating study and celebration of Northern Irish literature—telling the region&’s story through the extraordinary novels and poetry produced by…decades of conflict. Northern Ireland is one hundred years old. Northern Ireland does not exist. Both of these statements are true. It just depends who you ask. How do you write about a place like this? THE STRANGERS' HOUSE asks this question of the region&’s greatest writers, living and dead. What have they made of Northern Ireland – and what has Northern Ireland made of them? Northern Ireland is roughly the same size as the State of Connecticut, yet has produced an extraordinary number of celebrated poets and novelists. Louis MacNeice, too clever to be happy, formed by his childhood on the shores of Belfast Lough; son of a Protestant clergyman &“banned for ever from the candles of the Irish poor&”. C. S. Lewis, who discovered Narnia in the rolling drumlins and black rock of County Down. Anna Burns, chronicler of North Belfast and winner of the Booker Prize. And Seamus Heaney, the man of wry precision, the poet with the gift of surprise. As well as household names, Poots also examines writers who may be less familiar to an American readership. These include the dark and bawdy novels of Ian Cochrane, a half-blind writer obsessed with Columbo, and Forrest Reid, a man who saw Arcadia in the Irish countryside, and who was, perhaps, the North&’s first queer author. Reading the work of these writers together produces a testament to over one hundred years of literary endeavor and human struggle. THE STRANGERS' HOUSE is the story of how men and women have written about a home divided, and used their work to move, in the words of Seamus Heaney, &“like a double agent among the big concepts.&”
Hotel Modernisms (Among the Victorians and Modernists)
By Anna Despotopoulou, Efterpi Mitsi, Vassiliki Kolocotroni. 2023
This collection of essays explores the hotel as a site of modernity, a space of mobility and transience that shaped…the transnational and transcultural modernist activity of the first half of the twentieth century. As a trope for social and cultural mobility, transitory and precarious modes of living, and experiences of personal and political transformation, the hotel space in modernist writing complicates binaries such as public and private, risk and rootedness, and convention and experimentation. It is also a prime location for modernist production and the cross-fertilization of heterogeneous, inter- and trans- literary, cultural, national, and affective modes. The study of the hotel in the work of authors such as E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, Kay Boyle, and Joseph Roth reveals the ways in which the hotel nuances the notions of mobilities, networks, and communities in terms of gender, nation, and class. Whereas Mary Butts, Djuna Barnes, Anaïs Nin, and Denton Welch negotiate affective and bodily states which arise from the alienation experienced at liminal hotel spaces and which lead to new poetics of space, Vicki Baum, Georg Lukács, James Joyce, and Elizabeth Bishop explore the socio-political and cultural conflicts which are manifested in and by the hotel. This volume invites us to think of “hotel modernisms” as situated in or enabled by this dynamic space. Including chapters which traverse the boundaries of nation and class, it regards the hotel as the transcultural space of modernity par excellence.
Olga Tokarczuk: Comparative Perspectives (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Literature)
By Jakub Lipski, Lidia Wiśniewska. 2023
Filling a significant gap in contemporary criticism of recent prose fiction, this book offers a provocative analysis of the work…of Nobel Laureate Olga Tokarczuk, situating her output in comparative contexts. The chapters making up the volume range from myth-critical focused readings to interdisciplinary and intercultural perspectives. Tokarczuk’s fiction is explored as mythopoeic and heterotopian experimentation, as well as being read alongside other arts and other authors of various national and linguistic backgrounds. This wide-ranging collection is the first monograph on Tokarczuk in English.
Spring and Autumn Historiography: Form and Hierarchy in Ancient Chinese Annals (Tang Center Series in Early China)
By Newell Ann Van Auken. 2023
The Spring and Autumn is an annals text composed of brief records covering the period 722–479 BCE and written from…the perspective of the ancient Chinese state of Lu. A long neglected part of the Chinese canon, it is traditionally ascribed to Confucius, who is said to have embedded his evaluations of events within the text. However, the formulaic and impersonal records do not resemble the repository of moral judgments that they are alleged to be.Driven by her discovery that the Spring and Autumn is governed by a system of rules, Newell Ann Van Auken argues that Lu record-keepers—not a later editor—produced the formally regular core of the text. She demonstrates that the Spring and Autumn employs formulaic phrasing and selective omission to encode the priorities of Lu and to communicate the relative importance of individuals, states, and events, and that many of its records are derived from diplomatic announcements received in Lu from regional states and the Zhou court. The Spring and Autumn is fundamentally a document designed to enhance the prestige of Lu, and its records reveal a profound concern with relative rank, displaying an idealized hierarchy that positions the state of Lu and its rulers at the apex. By establishing the Spring and Autumn as a genuine Bronze Age record, this book transforms our understanding of its significance and purpose, and also offers new approaches to the study of ancient annals in early China and elsewhere.
Happy Landings: Emilie Loring's Life, Writing, and Wisdom
By Patti Bender. 2023
Rom coms, meet cutes, mystery men, courageous women, and the happy endings of today draw a direct line to the…words between the covers of Emilie Loring&’s romance novels.With a career spanning 40 years, Emilie Baker Loring saw millions of her books sold during her lifetime. Happy Landings: Emilie Loring's Life, Writing and Wisdom shares this best-selling author&’s uplifting story for the first time. Loring&’s books brimmed with intricate plot twists, intense imagery, and page-turning excitement, setting her works apart from the drugstore novels of the early- to mid-20th century. Her oft-quoted phrases are part of the American lexicon. Her readership has continued long after her passing. Now with generations of readers, Loring&’s books have sold more than thirty-seven million copies in a dozen languages. And now Emilie&’s own compelling life story is finally told in full. With never-before-published photographs, privileged access to the Loring family archives, and twenty years of meticulous research, Patti Bender reveals a woman who lived as she wrote, with intelligence, humor, and wisdom. "After all, living is the greatest thing we'll ever do. Why not make an art of it?" (Emilie Loring) Emilie Loring lived through two World Wars, a pandemic, the Great Depression, and deep, personal loss with her optimism intact and thirty best-selling novels to show for it. This is a woman&’s story in swiftly changing times for women; a charming story with little-known anecdotes about prominent authors; and the story of a writer in the making, with advice and encouragement for aspiring authors. "I am personally grateful to Patti for filling out a dim, long-ago picture of my grandmother. Her skillful, sensitive portrait brings Emilie alive for me and adds many new dimensions--hard working, organized, feminist--with an extraordinary sense of optimism, and faith that things would turn out all right." --Valentine Loring Titus, Emilie Loring's granddaughter
Dieses Open-Access-Buch beschreibt die rege Wiederaufnahme des Romantischen in der literarischen Landschaft um 1900. Es zeichnet die vergessene Diskursgeschichte einer…sogenannten ‚Neuromantik‘ nach, um anschließend zu analysieren, was genau sich in diesen Texten im Vergleich zur historischen Romantik verändert hat. Die Neoromantik der Jahrhundertwende lässt sich damit als eine folgenreiche Station in der internationalen Kulturgeschichte wiederentdecken, die zugleich das Romantik-Bild des 20. Jahrhunderts entscheidend geprägt hat.
Vindicación de los derechos de la mujer
By Mary Wollstonecraft. 2019
La colección «Bebi Edita» arranca con una de las primeras obras de la literatura y filosofía feministas. El primer manifiesto…feminista revisado por una de las voces actuales más revolucionarias: Bebi. Desde su perspectiva única, @SrtaBebi comenta el texto madre del feminismo moderno, Vindicación de los derechos de la mujer, de Mary Wollstonecraft, una relectura con una granada en una mano y un subrayador en la otra. *** @SrtaBebi empezó incendiando las redes con más de 615.000 seguidores. Poco después inflamó libros: Indomable lleva más de 85.000 ejemplares vendidos. Ahora llega para editar su propia colección: «Bebi Edita». Ella decide autores, textos y añade su personal y único punto de vista en un prólogo y comentarios que acompañan a cada libro de la colección. Para seguir quemando.