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Read and Download J.C. Bernthal book The Ageless Agatha Christie in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Ageless Agatha Christie. This book was released on 2016-02-17 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: When Agatha Christie died in 1976, she was the bestselling mystery writer in history. This collection of new essays brings fresh perspectives to Christie scholarship with new readings and discussions of little-known aspects of her life, career and legacy. The contributors explore her relationship with modernism, the relevance of queer theory, television adaptations, issues with translations, information behavior theory, feminist readings, postcolonial tribute novels, celebrity culture and heritage cinema. The final word is given to fans in an editorial that collates testimonies from readers, collectors and enthusiasts.

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Read and Download J.C Bernthal book Queering Agatha Christie in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQueering Agatha Christie. This book was released on 2016-09-02 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: This book is the first fully theorized queer reading of a Golden Age British crime writer. Agatha Christie was the most commercially successful novelist of the twentieth century, and her fiction remains popular. She created such memorable characters as Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, and has become synonymous with a nostalgic, conservative tradition of crime fiction. J.C. Bernthal reads Christie through the lens of queer theory, uncovering a playful, alert, and subversive social commentary. After considering Christie’s emergence in a commercial market hostile to her sex, in Queering Agatha Christie Bernthal explores homophobic stereotypes, gender performativity, queer children, and masquerade in key texts published between 1920 and 1952. Christie engaged with debates around human identity in a unique historical period affected by two world wars. The final chapter considers twenty-first century Poirot and Marple adaptations, with visible LGBT characters, and poses the question: might the books be queerer?

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Download Agatha Christie and New Directions in Reading Detective Fiction PDF

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Read and Download Lisa Hopkins book After Austen in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAfter Austen. This book was released on 2018-11-11 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of twelve new essays examines some of what Jane Austen has become in the two hundred years since her death. Some of the chapters explore adaptations or repurposings of her work while others trace her influence on a surprising variety of different kinds of writing, sometimes even when there is no announced or obvious debt to her. In so doing they also inevitably shed light on Austen herself. Austen is often considered romantic and not often considered political, but both those perceptions are challenged her, as is the idea that she is primarily a writer for and about women. Her books are comic and ironic, but they have been reworked and drawn upon in very different genres and styles. Collectively these essays testify to the extraordinary versatility and resonance of Austen’s books.

Download AGATHA CHRISTIE COLLECTION - 3 NOVELS AND 25 SHORT STORIES PDF

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Download Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture PDF

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Read and Download book Geographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGeographies of Affect in Contemporary Literature and Visual Culture. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 258 pages. Book excerpt: Opening a dialogue between the literary and filmic works produced in Central Europe and in the Anglophone world, this volume explores the role of affects and emotions such as shame, fascination and withdrawal in contemporary literature and culture.

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Read and Download Mary Anna Evans book The Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bloomsbury Handbook to Agatha Christie. This book was released on 2022-09-08 with total page 424 pages. Book excerpt: The first specifically academic companion to contemporary scholarship on the work of Agatha Christie, this book includes chapters by an international group of scholars writing on topics and fields of study as various as ecocriticism and the anthropocene, popular modernism, middlebrow fiction, queer theory, feminism, crime and the state, and more. It addresses a broad selection of Christie's crime novels, as well as her short stories, literary novels written pseudonymously, and her own and others' dramatic adaptations for television, film, and the stage, Featuring unprecedented access to images and content held in Christie's personal archive, as well as a Foreword from renowned crime fiction writer Val McDermid, this is essential reading for anyone interested in Christie's work and legacy.

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Read and Download Curtis Evans book Murder in the Closet in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMurder in the Closet. This book was released on 2017-01-11 with total page 304 pages. Book excerpt: Before the 1969 Stonewall Riots, LGBTQ life was dominated by the negative image of “the closet”—the metaphorical space where that which was deemed “queer” was hidden from a hostile public view. Literary studies of queer themes and characters in crime fiction have tended to focus on the more positive and explicit representations since the riots, while pre–Stonewall works are thought to reference queer only negatively or obliquely. This collection of new essays questions that view with an investigation of queer aspects in crime fiction published over eight decades, from the corseted Victorian era to the unbuttoned 1960s.

Download The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama PDF

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Read and Download Caroline Blyth book The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama. This book was released on 2019-01-24 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: The Bible has always enjoyed notoriety within the genres of crime fiction and drama; numerous authors have explicitly drawn on biblical traditions as thematic foci to explore social anxieties about violence, religion, and the search for justice and truth. The Bible in Crime Fiction and Drama brings together a multi-disciplinary scholarship from the fields of biblical interpretation, literary criticism, criminology, and studies in film and television to discuss international texts and media spanning the beginning of the 20th century to the present day. The volume concludes with an afterword by crime writer and academic, Liam McIvanney. These essays explore both explicit and implicit engagements between biblical texts and crime narratives, analysing the multiple layers of meaning that such engagements can produce – cross-referencing Sherlock Holmes with the murder mystery in the Book of Tobit, observing biblical violence through the eyes of Christian fundamentalists in Henning Mankell's Before the Frost, catching the thread of homily in the serial murders of Se7en, or analysing biblical sexual violence in light of television crime procedurals. The contributors also raise intriguing questions about the significance of the Bible as a religious and cultural text – its association with the culturally pervasive themes of violence, (im)morality, and redemption, and its relevance as a symbol of the (often fraught) location that religion occupies within contemporary secular culture.

Download The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms PDF

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ISBN 13: 3110641984
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Read and Download Gianna Zocco book The Rhetoric of Topics and Forms in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Rhetoric of Topics and Forms. This book was released on 2021-01-18 with total page 593 pages. Book excerpt: The fourth volume of the collected papers of the ICLA congress “The Many Languages of Comparative Literature” includes articles that study thematic and formal elements of literary texts. Although the question of prioritizing either the level of content or that of form has often provoked controversies, most contributions here treat them as internally connected. While theoretical considerations inform many of the readings, the main interest of most articles can be described as rhetorical (in the widest sense) – given that the ancient discipline of rhetoric did not only include the study of rhetorical figures and tropes such as metaphor, irony, or satire, but also that of topoi, which were originally viewed as the ‘places’ where certain arguments could be found, but later came to represent the arguments or intellectual themes themselves. Another feature shared by most of the articles is the tendency of ‘undeclared thematology’, which not only reflects the persistence of the charge of positivism, but also shows that most scholars prefer to locate themselves within more specific, often interdisciplinary fields of literary study. In this sense, this volume does not only prove the ongoing relevance of traditional fields such as rhetoric and thematology, but provides contributions to currently flourishing research areas, among them literary multilingualism, literature and emotions, and ecocriticism.

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ISBN 13: 1000182029
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ISBN 13: 1351183206
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Read and Download Ruth Page book Rethinking Language, Text and Context in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRethinking Language, Text and Context. This book was released on 2018-08-14 with total page 332 pages. Book excerpt: This collection of original research highlights the legacy of Michael Toolan’s pioneering contributions to the field of stylistics and in so doing provides a critical overview of the ways in which language, text, and context are analyzed in the field and its related disciplines. Featuring work from an international range of contributors, the book illustrates how the field of stylistics has evolved in the 25 years since the publication of Toolan’s seminal Language, Text and Context, which laid the foundation for the analysis of the language and style in literary texts. The volume demonstrates how technological innovations and the development of new interdisciplinary methodologies, including those from corpus, cognitive, and multimodal stylistics, point to the greater degree of interplay between language, text, and context exemplified in current research and how this dynamic relationship can be understood by featuring examples from a variety of texts and media. Underscoring the significance of Michael Toolan’s extensive work in the field in the evolution of literary linguistic research, this volume is key reading for students and researchers in stylistics, discourse studies, corpus linguistics, and interdisciplinary literary studies.

Download Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 39, No. 2 (Fall 2021) PDF

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Download Agatha Christie Collection - 3 Novels And 25 Short Stories PDF

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ISBN 13: 3319693115
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Read and Download Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko book Victorian Detectives in Contemporary Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TVictorian Detectives in Contemporary Culture. This book was released on 2017-11-28 with total page 116 pages. Book excerpt: In contrast to the main body of current Victorian detective criticism, which tends to concentrate on Conan Doyle’s creation and only uses other detectives as a backdrop, the texts gathered in this volume examine various contemporary ways of (re)presenting real and fictional detectives that originated in or are otherwise associated with that era: Inspector Bucket, Sergeant Cuff, Inspector Reid, Tobias Gregson, Flaxman Low, and psychiatrists as detectives. Such a collection allows for a critical re-assessment of both the detectives’ importance to the Victorian literature and culture and provides a better basis for understanding the reasons behind their contemporary returns, re-imaginings and re-creations, contributing to the creation of a base for further cultural and critical works dealing with reworkings of the Victorian era.