Download E-books Writing Politics in Imperial Rome (Brill's Companions in Classical Studies) PDF

By W.J. Dominik

Roman literature is inherently political within the diversified contexts of its creation and the abiding matters of its subject material. This assortment examines the suggestions and methods of political writing at Rome in a vast diversity of literature spanning nearly centuries, differing political platforms, climates, and contexts. It applies a definition of politics that's extra in response to smooth severe methods than has frequently been the case in experiences of the political literature of classical antiquity. through making use of a wide selection of significantly trained viewpoints, this quantity deals the reader not just an extended view of the abiding thoughts, techniques, and issues of political expression at Rome but in addition many new views on person authors of the early empire and their republican precursors.

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Download E-books Montaigne's English Journey: Reading the Essays in Shakespeare's Day PDF

By William M. Hamlin

Montaigne's English trip examines the genesis, early readership, and multifaceted impression of John Florio's exuberant translation of Michel de Montaigne's Essays. released in London in 1603, this publication was once generally learn in seventeenth-century England: Shakespeare borrowed from it as he drafted King Lear and The Tempest, and lots of 1000's of English women and men first encountered Montaigne's tolerant outlook and disarming candour in its densely-printed pages. Literary historians have lengthy been eager about the effect of Florio's translation, analysing its contributions to the improvement of the English essay and tracing its appropriation within the paintings of Webster, Dryden, and different significant writers. William M. Hamlin, against this, undertakes an exploration of Florio's Montaigne in the overlapping nation-states of print and manuscript tradition, assessing its value from the various views of its earliest English readers. Drawing on letters, diaries, regular books, and hundreds of thousands of marginal annotations inscribed in surviving copies of Florio's quantity, Hamlin deals a complete account of the transmission and reception of Montaigne in seventeenth-century England. particularly he makes a speciality of themes that continually intrigued Montaigne's English readers: sexuality, marriage, sense of right and wrong, theatricality, scepticism, self-presentation, the character of knowledge, and the facility of customized. All in all, Hamlin's research constitutes a massive contribution to investigations of literary readership in pre-Enlightenment Europe.

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Download E-books The Littoral Zone: Australian Contexts and their Writers (Nature, Culture and Literature) PDF

During this, the 1st number of ecocritical essays dedicated to Australian contexts and their writers, Australian and united states students (settlers, invaders, transitority visa holders) touch upon the transliteration of sea, land and inside throughout the works of significant and minor authors and during their very own event with the bioregion. The littoral sector is the place to begin during this clean method of analyzing literature and is organised round the ordinary setting - rainforest, wilderness, mountains, coast, islands, Antarctica. there is the seashore the place sexual and religious crises take place; the Wheatbelt region - the main seen clearance line on this planet; wilderness literature, camel hiking, and the transformation of a salt flat into an inland island. New Age literature that 'appropriates' Aboriginals and their cultures because the therapeutic poultice for an sick and dispirited West; a second look of pastoralism, and "the ft of thousands of sheep [. that] have performed unspeakable harm to soils"; an inquiry into no matter if Judith Wright's paintings can "persuade us to have a good time" on this planet; an research of the Limestone Plains, domestic of the bush capital and the bogong moth; of bananas, cane toads and the good Barrier Reef in tropic Queensland; of nationwide parks and guesthouses the place "the mountains meet the sea"; a discursive method of temperate islands that covers sealing, Soldier payment, and sea kingdom pastoral; and at last to Antarctica, the place an preliminary utopian procedure provides solution to an emphasis on its stark, 'timeless' icescape as a minimalist backdrop for human dramas. The author-terrain is not any much less grand in its scope: poets, playwrights, novelists, and non-fiction writers are mentioned around the huge variety of contexts that constitutes the littoral sector often called 'Australia'.

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Download E-books German Literature, Jewish Critics: The Brandeis Symposium (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

One of the Jewish lecturers and intellectuals expelled from Germany and Austria throughout the Nazi period have been many experts in German literature. surprisingly, their impression at the perform of Germanistik within the usa, England, and Canada has been given little recognition. Who have been they? Did their imaginative and prescient of German literature and tradition vary considerably from that of these who remained of their former place of birth? What difficulties did they face within the American and British educational settings? in particular, how did they assist form German reviews within the postwar period? This distinct and significant symposium, which convened at Brandeis collage less than the auspices of its heart for German and eu reports, addresses those and plenty of different questions. between its exceptional participants--who numbered over thirty in all--are Peter Demetz (Yale, emeritus), Gesa Dane (Göttingen), Amir Eshel (Stanford), Willi Goetschel (Toronto), Barbara Hahn (Princeton), Susanne Klingenstein (MIT), Christoph König (Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach), Ritchie Robertson (Oxford), Egon Schwarz (Washington college St. Louis, emeritus), Hinrich Seeba (UC Berkeley), Walter Sokel (University of Virginia, emeritus), Frank Trommler (University of Pennsylvania), and plenty of extra. the amount comprises not just the (revised) essays of the contributors but in addition their ready responses, transcripts of the panel dialogue, and discussion of the individuals with participants of the viewers. Stephen D. Dowden is professor of German at Brandeis college; Meike G. Werner is assistant professor of German at Vanderbilt collage.

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Download E-books Nabokov and his Books: Between Late Modernism and the Literary Marketplace (Oxford English Monographs) PDF

By Duncan White

On the outbreak of the second one global warfare Vladimir Nabokov stood close to wasting every little thing yet again. The acceptance he had equipped because the pre-eminent Russian novelist in exile used to be imperilled. In Nabokov and his Books, Duncan White exhibits how Nabokov went to the United States and never simply reinvented himself as an American author but in addition used the luck of Lolita to rescue these Russian books that were threatened by way of obscurity. utilizing formerly unpublished and overlooked fabric, White tells the tale of Nabokov the pro author and the way he sought to stability his overdue modernist aesthetics with the calls for of a booming American literary market. As Nabokov's acceptance grew so he took larger and bigger keep an eye on of the way his books have been produced, making the cloth type of the book--including forewords, blurbs, covers--part of the radical. In his later novels, together with Pale Fire, Ada, and Transparent Things, the belief of the novelist wasting regulate of his paintings grew to become the topic of the novels themselves. those plots have been replicated in Nabokov's personal biography, as he found his lack of ability to manage the forces the marketplace luck of Lolita had unleashed. With new insights into Nabokov's lifestyles and paintings, this e-book reconceptualises the best way we expect approximately some of the most vital and influential novelists of the 20 th century.

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Download E-books Kafka Translated: How Translators have Shaped our Reading of Kafka PDF

By Michelle Woods

Kafka Translated is the 1st publication to examine the problem of translation and Kafka's paintings. What impact do the translations have on how we learn Kafka? Are our interpretations of Kafka inspired by way of the translators' interpretations? In what methods has Kafka been 'translated' into Anglo-American tradition via pop culture and by means of lecturers?

Michelle Woods investigates concerns valuable to the burgeoning box of translation reports: the suggestion of cultural untranslatability; the centrality of lady translators in literary historical past; and the under-representation of the impact of the translator as interpreter of literary texts. She particularly makes a speciality of the function of 2 of Kafka's first translators, Milena Jesenská and Willa Muir, in addition to modern translators, Mark Harman and Michael Hofmann, and the way their paintings may possibly let us think again studying Kafka. From the following Woods opens up the complete strategy of translation and re-examines authorized and winning interpretations of Kafka's work.

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Download E-books Género y violencia en la narrativa del Cono Sur (1954-2003) (Monografías A) PDF

By Betina Kaplan

Este libro explora los angeles relación entre género y poder en l. a. construcción de subjetividades femeninas en el contexto de violencia en Argentina, Chile y Uruguay. Presenta una serie de lecturas de cuentos, novelas, fotografías y películas del Cono Sur latinoamericano organizadas según los angeles representación de cuatro tipos de cuerpos: el cuerpo violado, el cuerpo torturado, el cuerpo materno y el cuerpo ausente. Circulando entre los espacios privados y públicos, el cuerpo de l. a. mujer se constituye como una metáfora a ser narrada como manifestación de los angeles experiencia colectiva y, en specific, de los regímenes políticos represivos cuya marca lleva inscrita. Con el propósito de analizar cuestiones en torno a los angeles representación, el cuerpo, el dolor, l. a. familia, los angeles memoria y l. a. abyección, este libro recurre a las teorías feminista, psicoanalítica y de trauma y a los estudios culturales. Establece una serie de preguntas acerca de los angeles representación, el rol del trauma y los angeles memoria en l. a. reconstrucción de discursos, los diferentes impactos de l. a. violencia según los roles de género, l. a. relación entre los angeles representación de los angeles violencia y los otros discursos -la pornografía entre ellos- y l. a. conexión entre los angeles violencia política y los angeles violencia doméstica.

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Download E-books Born under Auschwitz (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture) PDF

By Mary Cosgrove

In German stories the literary phenomenon of depression, which has a longstanding and numerous historical past in eu letters, has regularly been linked to the Early smooth and Baroque classes, Romanticism, and the quandary of modernity. This organization, along the dominant psychoanalytical view of depression in German reminiscence discourses because the Nineteen Sixties, has ended in its forget as an incredible literary mode in postwar German literature, a state of affairs the current e-book seeks to redress through determining and studying epochal postwar works that use depression traditions to touch upon German heritage within the aftermath of the Holocaust. It specializes in 5 writers - Günter Grass, Wolfgang Hildesheimer, Peter Weiss, W. G. Sebald, and Iris Hanika - who consider the legacy of Auschwitz as intellectuals attempting to negotiate a courting to the prior in keeping with the stigma of belonging to a wrongdoer collective (Grass, Sebald, Hanika) or, mostly, to the sufferer collective (Weiss, Hildesheimer), with a purpose to strengthen a depression ethics of reminiscence for the Holocaust and the Nazi earlier. it's going to attract students and scholars of German stories, Comparative Literature, Cultural experiences, Cultural reminiscence, and Holocaust stories. Mary Cosgrove is Reader in German on the college of Edinburgh.

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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

The Oxford Handbooks sequence is a huge new initiative in educational publishing. every one quantity bargains an authoritative and updated survey of unique study in a specific topic zone. in particular commissioned essays from top figures within the self-discipline supply serious examinations of the development and course of debates. Oxford Handbooks offer students and graduate scholars with compelling new views upon quite a lot of matters within the humanities and social sciences.

The Oxford instruction manual of Continental Philosophy is the definitive advisor to the most important subject matters of the continental ecu culture in philosophy within the 19th and 20th centuries. Brian Leiter and Michael Rosen have assembled a stellar team of members who supply a thematic therapy of continental philosophy, treating its material philosophically and never easily as a sequence of museum items from the historical past of principles. The scope of the amount is vast, with discussions protecting quite a lot of philosophical pursuits together with German Idealism, existentialism, phenomenology, Marxism, postmodernism, and significant idea, in addition to thinkers like Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Freud, Heidegger, and Foucault. This Handbook should be a vital reference aspect for graduate scholars lecturers engaged on continental philosophy, in addition to people with an curiosity in eu literature, the background of principles, and cultural studies.

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