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Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Repository Staff Only: item control page. QUT Home Contact. Home Browse About. Abstract Postmodernism has played a significant part in the development of playful and experimental picturebooks for children over the past 50 years. The little mouse takes the torn out piece of paper, folds it into a paper airplane, and rides the airplane into the landscape below.

These picturebooks play with the boundaries of the page and expose the book as a fictitious setting while breaking the boundaries of the normal expectations of the picturebook frame by figuratively travelling outside its pages. These books are, sadly, out of print although you can find them on amazon. Harold literally draws his own story. Coming up next: intertextuality and retelling fairy tales in postmodern picturebooks! Pingback: Postmodern Picturebooks… For Adults?!

You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. She produced eight books and more than a thousand articles between and , and she also earned a reputation as a glamorous celebrity and figure model--all while enjoying one of the most exciting, fast-paced lifestyles of her era. Sometimes controversial but always outstanding, Jane was a pioneer among women and writers.

Now, for the first time, her life and work are studied in a thoroughly researched, scholarly yet entertaining literary biography"--Provided by publisher. In this unique book, Kamal Abdel-Malek probes into the various situations where Arab and Jew encounter each other in the modern Palestinian fiction, poetry, and film.

The book explores the violent confrontations and moments of reconciliation in these encounters. In its bold survey of these encounters, the book does not shy away from presenting the banality of evil while at the same time it unapologetically celebrates the triumphal and radiant feats of the human spirit when blood-enemies recognize their common humanity.

Through the study of Charles Testut's Le Vieux Salomon, a nineteenth-century southern Francophone antislavery novel, this book encourages a reassessment of the southern experience and of the canon of southern literature. Arguing for a southern literary identity strongly influenced by French socialist thought and colonial culture, Abel's book is an invaluable resource for Francophone scholars interested in race and colonial literature.

Fiction of the New Statesman is the first study of the short stories published in the renowned British journal theNew Statesman. This book argues that New Statesman fiction advances a strong realist preoccupation with ordinary, everyday life, and shows how British domestic concerns have a strong hold on the working-class and lower-middle-class imaginative output of this period. She finds her evidence in a variety of works, both filmed and on the page, on African and Caribbean women, with telling moments that relate to both or wither sets of societies.

Amongst the topics we may expect, such as motherhood and sexuality, we find a number we may never have considered elements of commentary on marriage before, such as polygyny, AIDS and national identity, making this unique and surprisingly accessible. Accilien's choices of texts and films are fascinating, as is her commentary of marriage as a viable option when women have social and economic equity with men. Hybridity is examined in the light of globalization, indicating how postcolonial discourse could become a counter-hegemonic ethics of resistance to global neoliberal doxa.

Finds the sexual element in British writer's early novels to be interwoven with his interest in French existentialism; characters struggle with sexual issues and choose between dull convention and seeking their own authenticity. Characterizes his later work as shifting from existentialism to the more generalized issue of the limits of human knowledge. Annotation c. The specially commissioned essays in this volume examine the work of more than twenty major British novelists.

The book provides a comprehensive introduction to the poems for students, taking a number of fresh, theoretically-sophisticated and productive approaches to the poetry and its characters. Contributors bring to bear insights generated by comparative study, speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory among others to raise new, probing questions about the heroic poetry and its reception. Each essay is accompanied by up-to-date lists of further reading and a contextualisation of the poems or texts discussed in critical history. Drawing on the latest international studies of the poems in their manuscript context, and written by experts in their individual fields, engaging with the texts in their original language and context, but presented with full translations, this companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology Routledge, is accessible to students and illuminating for experts.

Similarly in the Bible, David mourns his companion, Jonathan. These passages, along with other ambiguous erotic and sexual language found in the Gilgamesh epic and the biblical David story, have become the object of numerous and competing scholarly inquiries into the sexual nature of the heroes' relationships. This book examines the stories' sexual and homoerotic language and suggests that its ambiguity provides new ways of understanding ideas of gender and sexuality in the ancient Near East and its literature.

Expansion of 'New Yorker' article on Cather. These essays on Arthurian prose romances, published as a tribute to Cedric E. Topics include the question of religious influences; the transition of Arthurian material to foreign contexts; and the fortunes of the prose romance in England, focusing on the Prose Merlinand Malory.

This book develops alternative paradigms of literary realism with which to reexamine a group of crucial but marginalized 20th-century writers who have been misread as conventional mimetic realists. Henry Adams has been called an indispensable figure in American thought. Although he famously "took his own life" in the autobiographical Education of Henry Adams, his letters--more intimate and unbuttoned, though hardly unselfconscious--are themselves indispensable for an understanding of the man and his times.

This selection, the first based on the authoritative six volume Letters, represents every major private and public event in Adams's life from to and confirms his reputation as one of the greatest letter writers of his time. Adams knew everyone who was anyone and went almost everywhere, and--true to the Adams family tradition--recorded it all. These letters to an array of correspondents from American presidents to Henry James to five-year-old honorary nieces reveal Adams's passion for politics and disdain for politicians, his snobbish delight in society and sincere affection for friends, his pose of dilettantism and his serious ambitions as writer and historian, his devastation at his wife's suicide and his acquiescence in the role of Elizabeth Cameron's "tame cat," his wicked humor at others' expense and his own reflexive self-depreciation.

This volume allows the reader to experience nineteenth-century America through the eyes of an observer on whom very little was lost, and to make the acquaintance of one of the more interesting personalities in American letters.


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As Ernest Samuels says in his introduction, "The letters lift the veil of old-age disenchantment that obscures the Education and exhibit Adams as perhaps the most brilliant letter writer of his time. What most engages one in the long course of his correspondence is the tireless range of his intellectual curiosity, his passionate effort to understand the politics, the science, and the human society of the world as it changed around him It is as literature of a high order that his letters can finally be read.

A major contribution to Holocaust studies, the book examines the capacity of supernatural elements to dramatize the ethical and representational difficulties of Holocaust fiction. Exploring texts by such writers as D. Thomas and Markus Zusak it will appeal to scholars and students of Holocaust literature, magic realism, and contemporary fiction. Owning Up provides a new model for interpreting the U. Focusing on the formative period of the nineteenth century, Adams shows that conceptions of privacy became meaningful only when posed in opposition to the encroaching forces of market capitalism and commodification.

Even as Americans came to regard privacy as a natural right and to identify it with sacred ideals of democratic freedom, they also learned to think of it as fragile and under threat. Owning Up argues that narratives of violation and dispossession played a fundamental role in the emergence of U. Using biographical and autobiographical writing by and about women writers including Sojourner Truth, Margaret Fuller, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Keckley, and Louisa May Alcott, Adams traces the figure of imperiled privacy across five decades.

Where previous studies of early American privacy have focused on white femininity and middle-class domesticity as defining features, Owning Up contends that privacy is an empty category.

Without a fixed content of its own, privacy acquires meaning only by being articulated-and constantly re-articulated-against threats of invasion and loss. Chapters look at how such narratives operate within particular political and economic contexts, including antebellum reform, racial reconstruction, free labor ideology, and laissez faire social Darwinism. The analysis concludes at the end of the century with calls for legislation to protect the individual's "right to be let alone," a culminating moment in the discourse of threatened privacy that informs the American sense of self to this day.

This book argues that 'courtly' love in the Old French verse romance represented not an ideal for its medieval public, but a disorder. American Historical Fiction By L. Checklist of critical lit on English lang. By contrasting the British response to Smith's political economy with that of contemporary German Idealists, Richard Adelman also uses this consideration of the importance of idleness to Romantic aesthetics to chart the development of a distinctly British idealism in the last decades of the eighteenth century.

Exploring the work of Adam Smith, Jeremy Bentham, Friedrich Schiller, William Cowper, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Mary Wollstonecraft and many of their contemporaries, this study pinpoints adebate over human activity and capability taking place between and , and considers its social and political consequences for the cultural theory of the early nineteenth century" Does twenty-first century fiction offer the reader identifiably new fictional styles, themes, characteristics or tropes? What theoretical ideas best describe the uncertain world we appear now to be living in?

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What are the most interesting and significant novels of the twenty-first century and what do they tell us about the contemporary times we live in? These are the key questions engaged with in this new critical volume of essays on 21st century fiction. Throughout this unique collection the aim is to identify what is distinctive and innovative about the individual novels and about 21st century fiction in general. Allegories of Desire By M. So far, in the West, the dissemination of Bakhtinian thought has proceeded with little or no awareness of contemporary approaches to Bakhtin in his homeland.

This collection offers unprecedented access to leading Russian research in juxtaposition with important Western scholarship on Bakhtin. Taking its cue from Bakhtin as founder of dialogical criticism, Face to Face aims to stimulate dialogue across disciplines and national boundaries. Written by leading specialists on the philosopher and humanist, the 17 chapters of this volume describe all aspects of his life and work, making this an outstanding reference both for those who are new to his work all the German quotes are presented with side-by-side English translation and those who know him well.

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The chapters can be read as stand-alone articles. Each is filled with quotes from Herder's work as well as a wealth of information and references to the thought and writings of his contemporaries. Particularly evident is Herder's wide scope and prolific history of publication, with works spanning literature, religion, philosophy, folklore, education, poetry, mythology, and aesthetics, published from to His impact has been underestimated as he's been outshadowed by his contemporaries Kant and Goethe, and due to a history of critical reception, but readers will find his openness to all cultures and his aversion to nationalism and close-mindedness remarkable and contemporary.

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This fine work is an excellent start to re-establishing Herder's importance in 18th-century thought, not just in Germany, but throughout Europe. They both received landmark productions and are widely-studied and performed around the world. The plays have also inspired popular screen adaptations and have generated a body of important and lasting scholarship. In this indispensable Reader's Guide, Thomas P. Adler: - charts the development of the criticism surrounding both works, from the mid-twentieth century through to the present day- provides a readable assessment of the key debates and issues- examines a range of theoretical approaches from biographical and New Criticism to feminist and queer theory.

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In so doing, Adler helps us to appreciate why these plays continue to fascinate readers, theatregoers and directors alike. Born in Syria in , Adonis later moved to Lebanon and became a pivotal figure in the new poetry of the late s. With the publication of Mihyar of Damascus: His Songs in —widely viewed as a watershed moment in Arabic poetry—Adonis forged a new set of possibilities for Arabic poetry, writing in traditional meters but infusing them with modernist rhythms, styles, and conceptual complexities.

A brilliant collection of short essays on literary subjects e. Beckett, Balzac, Proust, Thomas Mann, Dickens, Goethe, Heine, the lyric, realism, the essay, and the contemporary novel by the great social theorist , originally published in as Noten zur literature Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main , and here translated by Adorno's former student, Shierry Weber Nicholsen. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

This book examines the vitality of early modern local consciousness and its deployment by writers to mediate the largerpolitical, religious, and cultural changes of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries" Performing Early Modern Drama Today offers an overview of early modern performance, featuring chapters by academics, teachers, and practitioners, incorporating a variety of approaches.

The book examines modern performances in both Britain and America and includes interviews with influential directors, close analysis of particular stage and screen adaptations and detailed appendices of professional and amateur productions. Chapters examine intellectual and practical opportunities to analyse what is at stake when the plays of Shakespeare's contemporaries are performed by ours. This collection focuses on contemporary remakings of Shakespeare in a variety of contexts and textual forms. Located at the intersection of Shakespeare studies, performance studies, postcolonial criticism and cultural studies, the essays address the question of how Shakespeare's plays affect and are affected by their environments as they are transposed into a variety of media, cultures, geographical locations, genres and historical moments.

The volume includes articles on Shakespeare in American Sign Language, theatre, film, screenplay, music, documentary and soap opera. This volume is based on presentations at the First Graduate Conference in Culture Studies, held at the Catholic University of Portugal October , where the three editors are affiliated.

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The introductory chapter explores the themes of panic and mourning as responses to calamity, and as they occur and are represented in various ways in the culture. This is the first volume in a new series, "Culture and Conflict," which will publish scholarship on these linked themes from literary and cultural studies as well as media, visual arts, and film studies. No index is provided. Charles S. This book is the culmination of that long-term scholarly project.

Dress and Identity in British Literary Culture, ? The symposium entitled Vekhi, or Landmarks, is one of the most famous publications in Russian intellectual and political history. Its fame rests on the critique it offers of the phenomenon of the Russian intelligentsia. It was published in , under the editorship of Mikhail Gershenzon, as a polemical response to the revolution of , the failed outcome of which was deemed by all the Landmarks contributors to exemplify and illuminate fatal philosophical, political, and psychological flaws in the revolutionary intelligentsia that had sought it.