Download E-books Hypertext 2.0: The Convergence of Contemporary Critical Theory and Technology (Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society) PDF

By George P. Landow

George Landow's greatly acclaimed Hypertext used to be the 1st publication to compile the worlds of literary conception and machine know-how to discover the results of giving readers speedy, quick access to a digital library of assets in addition to exceptional keep an eye on of what and the way they learn. In hypermedia, Landow observed in a strikingly literal embodiment of many significant issues of latest literary concept, fairly Derrida's inspiration of "de-centering" and Barthes's belief of the "readerly" as opposed to "writerly" textual content.

"Landow['s]... presentation is measured, experiential, lucid, reasonable, and good. He simply issues out that the idea that 'hypertext' we could us attempt a few recommendations linked to severe concept, and gracefully indicates how the know-how is contributing to reconfigurations of textual content, writer, narrative, and (literary) education."― Post smooth Culture, reviewing the 1st edition

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Download E-books Victorian Travel Writing and Imperial Violence: British Writing on Africa, 1855-1902 (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) PDF

This research explores the cultural and political influence of Victorian tourists' descriptions of actual and verbal violence in Africa. shuttle narratives supply a wealthy access into the transferring meanings of colonialism, as formal imperialism changed casual keep an eye on within the 19th century. supplying a wide-ranging method of commute literature's value in Victorian existence, this booklet positive aspects research of actual and verbal violence in significant exploration narratives in addition to lesser-known volumes and newspaper bills of expeditions. It additionally offers new views on Olive Schreiner and Joseph Conrad via linking violence of their fictional travelogues with the rhetoric of humanitarian trusteeship.

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Download E-books Arab American Literary Fictions, Cultures, and Politics (American Literature Readings in the Twenty-First Century) PDF

N.B. this can be a 'Palgrave to reserve' name. inventory of this publication calls for cargo from in another country. it is going to be brought to you inside 12 weeks. utilizing literary and social research, this e-book examines a variety of glossy Arab American literary fiction and illustrates how socio-political phenomena have affected the improvement of the Arab American novel.

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Download E-books Adaptation and Appropriation (The New Critical Idiom) PDF

From the it sounds as if easy edition of a textual content into movie, theatre or a brand new literary paintings, to the extra complicated appropriation of fashion or that means, it's debatable that each one texts are someway attached to a community of latest texts and artwork varieties. during this new version Adaptation and Appropriation explores:

  • multiple definitions and practices of variation and appropriation
  • the cultural and aesthetic politics at the back of the impulse to adapt
  • the worldwide and native dimensions of adaptation
  • the impression of recent electronic applied sciences on rules of constructing, originality and customization
  • diverse ways that modern literature, theatre, tv and movie adapt, revise and reimagine different works of art
  • the impression on model and appropriation of theoretical activities, together with structuralism, post-structuralism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, feminism and gender studies
  • the appropriation throughout time and throughout cultures of particular canonical texts, by way of Shakespeare, Dickens, and others, but additionally of literary archetypes resembling fable or fairy story.

Ranging throughout genres and harnessing recommendations from fields as diversified as musicology and the typical sciences, this quantity brings readability to the advanced debates round variation and appropriation, providing a much-needed source for these learning literature, movie, media or culture.

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Download E-books Louis Althusser (Transitions (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)).) PDF

By Warren Montag

The book of Louis Althusser's autobiography, the longer term Lasts endlessly, shattered the parable of Althusser as austere structural Marxist. It not just illuminated the non-public lifetime of this public philosopher, yet prompt that his formerly released works may be learn very in a different way. Louis Althusser is the 1st significant evaluate of Althusser's paintings because the book in French of hundreds of thousands of pages of essays, books and letters unknown earlier than 1990, and makes a robust case for a thorough reconsideration of his paintings within the mild of this new fabric. Focusing rather on Althusser's writings on artwork, theatre and literature (as good as these of Althusser's collaborator, Pierre Macherey), Warren Montag lines the contradictory improvement of Althusser's inspiration from the early sixties to his autobiography. extra fabric comprises an annotated bibliography of texts through and on Althusser, and the ebook additionally contains a formerly untranslated essay by way of the theorist on Brecht and Marx.

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Download E-books On the Ethical Imperatives of the Interregnum: Essays in Loving Strife from Soren Kierkegaard to Cornel West (Pivotal Studies in the Global American Literary Imagination) PDF

By William V. Spanos

This booklet is an autobiographical meditation at the means during which the world’s inhabitants has been remodeled right into a society of refugees and émigrés looking –indeed, tough– another means of political belonging. targeting the interregnum we've precariously occupied because the finish of worldwide warfare II―and specifically after Sep 11― it constitutes a sequence of genealogical chapters that hint the author’s trip from his event as a prisoner of battle in Nazi Germany to the awful fire-bombing of Dresden in February 1945. In doing so, it explores his look for an highbrow vocation sufficient to the dislocating epiphany he skilled in bearing witness to those traumatising occasions. Having for this reason misplaced religion within the good judgment of belonging perpetuated through the geographical region, Spanos charts how he started to glance within the rubble of that 0 quarter for another method of belonging: one during which the outdated binary ―whose important was once in keeping with the violence of the Friend/enemy competition― was once changed via a paradoxical loving strife that enriched instead of negated the possibility of both sides. The chapters during this booklet hint this errant vocational itinerary, from the author’s early undergraduate engagement with Kierkegaard and Heidegger to Cornel West, relocating from that disclosive party within the 0 quarter to this current moment.

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Download E-books Prosaics and Other Provocations: Empathy, Open Time, and the Novel (Ars Rossika) PDF

This far-ranging research develops Morson’s idea of “prosaics,” which stresses the significance of normal occasions and the novel’s certain skill to painting them. Arguing that point is open and contingency genuine, Morson develops a “prosaics of method” exhibiting how a few masterpieces have stumbled on a substitute for constitution. His recognized pseudonym Alicia Chudo, the inventor of “misanthropology,” explores the nerve-racking philosophical content material of laughter, disgust, or even empathy. Northwestern University’s most well-liked professor, Morson attributes declining pupil curiosity in literature to present instructing equipment. He argues in prefer of revealing how literature fosters empathy with humans not like ourselves. Ever playful, Morson explores the relation of video games to wit, which expresses the facility of the brain to conquer contingency within the social global.

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Download E-books Post-Theory: New Directions in Criticism (Postmodern Theory Series) PDF

Post-Theory brings jointly the most admired figures and emerging stars within the box of severe thought. Essays contemplate such matters as: the present country of severe thought; the kind of paintings thought has made attainable; and the way forward for idea. commencing with a Preface by way of Ernesto Laclau, the e-book closes with a 'Post-Word' from Helene Cixous. This quantity of latest paintings positive aspects examples of latest theoretical probabilities. members contain: Catherine Besley, Geoffrey Bennington, Hélène Cixous, Patricia Duncker, Lorna Hutson, Ernesto Laclau, Julian Murphet, Christopher Norris, Nicholas Royle, Robert Smith and Eric Woehrling.

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Download E-books The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook PDF

The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook  presents an available advent to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from advert 410-1066.

  • Makes Anglo-Saxon literature available to trendy readers
  • Helps readers to beat the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural obstacles to figuring out and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose
  • Introduces readers to the language, politics, and faith of the Anglo-Saxon literary world
  • Presents unique readings of such works as Beowulf, The conflict of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

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