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Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN 13: 1400829526
Total Pages : 264 pages
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Read and Download Wai Chee Dimock book Through Other Continents in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThrough Other Continents. This book was released on 2008-10-20 with total page 264 pages. Book excerpt: What we call American literature is quite often a shorthand, a simplified name for an extended tangle of relations." This is the argument of Through Other Continents, Wai Chee Dimock's sustained effort to read American literature as a subset of world literature. Inspired by an unorthodox archive--ranging from epic traditions in Akkadian and Sanskrit to folk art, paintings by Veronese and Tiepolo, and the music of the Grateful Dead--Dimock constructs a long history of the world, a history she calls "deep time." The civilizations of Mesopotamia, India, Egypt, China, and West Africa, as well as Europe, leave their mark on American literature, which looks dramatically different when it is removed from a strictly national or English-language context. Key authors such as Thoreau, Margaret Fuller, Ezra Pound, Robert Lowell, Gary Snyder, Leslie Silko, Gloria Naylor, and Gerald Vizenor are transformed in this light. Emerson emerges as a translator of Islamic culture; Henry James's novels become long-distance kin to Gilgamesh; and Black English loses its ungrammaticalness when reclassified as a creole tongue, meshing the input from Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Throughout, Dimock contends that American literature is answerable not to the nation-state, but to the human species as a whole, and that it looks dramatically different when removed from a strictly national or English-language context.

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ISBN 13: 9042032820
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Read and Download Liviu Papadima book The Canonical Debate Today in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Canonical Debate Today. This book was released on 2011-03-10 with total page 355 pages. Book excerpt: The Canonical Debate Today. Crossing Disciplinary and Cultural Boundaries re-enacts the canonical issues current in the ’90s from a new perspective, triggered by the changes that occurred worldwide in understanding the concepts and the status of theory, in the legacy of literary studies within the field of humanities, and in cultural production and reception. During the last decade discussions of globalization mostly took into account its impact on the status of academic disciplines such as comparative literature or cultural studies, or the reconfiguration of national literary fields. These debates do not dispense with canonicity altogether but make it more urgent and necessary. Canons seen as sets of norms or regulatory practices are central to the formation of disciplines, to the recognition and transmission of values, even to the articulation of discourses on identity on various levels. The three sections of the volume deal with three interrelated subjects: theories and applicable contexts of the canon (Canons and Contexts); recent transformations in the area of literary studies in response to the task of canon formation (Reshaping Literary Studies); and the challenges brought to the understanding of the canon(s) by the current process of re-defining literary and cultural boundaries (Transgressing Literary and Cultural Boundaries). This volume will appeal to researchers, teachers, and students of cultural studies, comparative literature, and literary theory.

Download Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture PDF

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13: 1317446437
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Read and Download Tara Stubbs book Navigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNavigating the Transnational in Modern American Literature and Culture. This book was released on 2017-03-16 with total page 314 pages. Book excerpt: This study develops the important work carried out on American literature through the frameworks of transnational, transatlantic, and trans-local studies to ask what happens when these same aspects become intrinsic to the critical narrative. Much cultural criticism since the 1990s has sought to displace perceptions of American exceptionalism with broader notions of Atlanticism, transnationalism, world-system, and trans-localism as each has redefined the US and the world more generally. This collection shows how the remapping of America in terms of global networks, and as a set of particular localities, or even glocalities, now plays out in Americanist scholarship, reflecting on the critical consequences of the spatial turn in American literary and cultural studies. Spanning twentieth and twenty-first century American poetry, fiction, memoir, visual art, publishing, and television, and locating the US in Caribbean, African, Asian, European, and other contexts, this volume argues for a re-modelling of American-ness with the transnational as part of its innate rhetoric. It includes discussions of travel, migration, disease, media, globalization, and countless other examples of inflowing. Essays focus on subjects tracing the contemporary contours of the transnational, such as the role of the US in the rise of the global novel, the impact of Caribbean history on American thought (and vice versa), transatlantic cultural and philosophical genealogies and correspondences, and the exchanges between the poetics of American space and those of other world spaces. Asking questions about the way the American eye has traversed and consumed the objects and cultures of the world, but how that world is resistant, this volume will make an important contribution to American and Transatlantic literary studies.

Download The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction PDF

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ISBN 13: 1135899592
Total Pages : 226 pages
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Read and Download Catherine Morley book The Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Quest for Epic in Contemporary American Fiction. This book was released on 2008-09-25 with total page 226 pages. Book excerpt: This volume explores the confluences between two types of literature in contemporary America: the novel and the epic. It analyses the tradition of the epic as it has evolved from antiquity, through Joyce to its American manifestations and describes how this tradition has impacted upon contemporary American writing.

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Publisher : Columbia University Press
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ISBN 13: 0231542569
Total Pages : 288 pages
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Read and Download Aarthi Vadde book Chimeras of Form in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TChimeras of Form. This book was released on 2016-12-13 with total page 288 pages. Book excerpt: In the years following World War I, the “international” emerged as a distinct scale of political and cultural focus. Internationalisms proliferated in kind as writers and thinkers sought to imagine modes of cooperation that would balance transnational solidarities with national sovereignty. While so-called political realists across the twentieth century have regarded such attempts as wishful thinking, Aarthi Vadde argues that the negotiation of wishing and thinking is at the very heart of internationalism. In Chimeras of Form, she shows why modernist literary form is essential to understanding the aspirational and analytical force of internationalism in and beyond Europe. Major writers such as Rabindranath Tagore, James Joyce, Claude McKay, George Lamming, Michael Ondaatje, and Zadie Smith use modernist strategies to reshape how readers think about the cohesion and interrelation of political communities in the wake of empire. Vadde lucidly explains how their formal experiments with the novel, short story, poetry, and political essay contribute to and sometimes even anticipate debates in postcolonial theory and cosmopolitanism. She reads Joyce’s use of asymmetrical narratives as a way to ask questions about international camaraderie, and demonstrates how the “plotless” works of McKay and Lamming upturn ideas of citizenship and diasporic alienation. Her analysis of twenty-first-century writers Smith and Shailja Patel shows how ongoing conflicts around migration, displacement, and global economic inequality link modernist, postcolonial, and contemporary traditions of literature. Vadde brings these traditions together to reveal the dual nature of internationalism as an ambition, possibly a chimeric one, and an actual political discourse vital to understanding our present moment.

Download American Literature as World Literature PDF

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 13: 1501332309
Total Pages : 296 pages
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Read and Download Jeffrey R. Di Leo book American Literature as World Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Literature as World Literature. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: For better or worse, America lives in the age of "worlded†? literature. Not the world literature of nations and nationalities considered from most powerful and wealthy to the least. And not the world literature found with a map. Rather, the worlded literature of individuals crossing borders, mixing stories, and speaking in dialect. Where translation struggles to be effective and background is itself another story. The "worlded†? literature of the multinational corporate publishing industry where the global market is all. The essays in this collection, from some of the most distinguished figures in American studies and literature, explore what it means to consider American literature as world literature.

Download Incarceration and Slavery in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age PDF

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13: 1793648298
Total Pages : 528 pages
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Read and Download Albrecht Classen book Incarceration and Slavery in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TIncarceration and Slavery in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Age. This book was released on 2021 with total page 528 pages. Book excerpt: In this volume, scholars of pre-modern Europe and the Arab world examine the issues of incarceration and slavery. The emphasis rests on religious, literary, philosophical, and historical narratives, buttressed by art-historical evidence, all of which demonstrates the true importance of these painful problems.

Download Turkish Language, Literature, and History PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1317612957
Total Pages : 366 pages
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Read and Download Bill Hickman book Turkish Language, Literature, and History in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTurkish Language, Literature, and History. This book was released on 2015-10-14 with total page 366 pages. Book excerpt: The twenty two essays collected in Turkish Language, Literature and History offer insights into Turkish culture in the widest sense. Written by leaders in their fields from North America, Europe and Turkey, these essays cover a broad range of topics, focusing on various aspects of Turkish language, literature and history between the eighth century and the present. The chapters move between ancient and contemporary literature, exploring Sultan Selim’s interest in dream interpretation, translating newly uncovered poetry and exploring the works of Orhan Pamuk. Linguistic complexities of the Turkish language and dialects are analysed, while new translations of 16th century decrees offer insight into Ottoman justice and power. This is a festschrift volume published for the leading scholar Bob Dankoff, and the diverse topics covered in these essays reflect Dankoff’s valuable contributions to the study of Turkish language and literature. This cross-disciplinary book offers contributions from academics specialising in linguistics, history, literature and sociology, amongst others. As such, it is of key interest to scholars working in a variety of disciplines, with a focus on Turkish Studies.

Download Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature PDF

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Publisher : SAGE Publications India
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ISBN 13: 8132116356
Total Pages : 260 pages
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Read and Download E. V. Ramakrishnan book Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInterdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature. This book was released on 2013-05-30 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: Interdisciplinary Alter-natives in Comparative Literature examines the directions taken by Comparative Literature in recent years and maps the shifts in paradigms that are in process. Alternative discourses of Comparative Literature are explored in the volume with reference to the ongoing debates on World Literature, contemporary interpretations of the canon, the dialectic of resistance embodied in cultural productions of the region and the contestations implicit in the oral and performative traditions. The nineteen essays in the five sections of the volume also discuss the challenges and opportunities provided by the emergence of areas like Culture Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Gender Studies, Translation Studies, etc. The essays emphasize the need to transform Comparative Literature into a discipline capable of coping with the crisis in humanities in the twenty-first century, based on the multilingual, multicultural experiences of countries like India.

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 13: 1498569676
Total Pages : 136 pages
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Read and Download Zubeda Jalalzai book Washington Irving and Islam in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWashington Irving and Islam. This book was released on 2018-05-25 with total page 136 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines Washington Irving’s biography of the Prophet Muhammed and his other writings that engage Islamic history and the Muslim world. It explores the influence of Spain, Muslim and Christian legends, gender, and heroic biographies on Irving’s writing and illustrates Irving’s articulation of Orientalism and American nationalism.

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ISBN 13: 1421439697
Total Pages : 200 pages
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Read and Download Danielle C. Skeehan book The Fabric of Empire in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Fabric of Empire. This book was released on 2020-12-08 with total page 200 pages. Book excerpt: Bringing together methods and materials traditionally belonging to literary studies, book history, and material culture studies, The Fabric of Empire provides a new model for thinking about the different media, languages, literacies, and textualities in the early Atlantic world.

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13: 1478013206
Total Pages : 392 pages
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Read and Download Brian Russell Roberts book Borderwaters in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBorderwaters. This book was released on 2021-04-30 with total page 392 pages. Book excerpt: Conventional narratives describe the United States as a continental country bordered by Canada and Mexico. Yet, since the late twentieth century the United States has claimed more water space than land space, and more water space than perhaps any other country in the world. This watery version of the United States borders some twenty-one countries, particularly in the archipelagoes of the Pacific and the Caribbean. In Borderwaters Brian Russell Roberts dispels continental national mythologies to advance an alternative image of the United States as an archipelagic nation. Drawing on literature, visual art, and other expressive forms that range from novels by Mark Twain and Zora Neale Hurston to Indigenous testimonies against nuclear testing and Miguel Covarrubias's visual representations of Indonesia and the Caribbean, Roberts remaps both the fundamentals of US geography and the foundations of how we discuss US culture.

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13: 3319404695
Total Pages : 204 pages
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Read and Download Amirhossein Vafa book Recasting American and Persian Literatures in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRecasting American and Persian Literatures. This book was released on 2016-12-09 with total page 204 pages. Book excerpt: Reading literary and cinematic events between and beyond American and Persian literatures, this book questions the dominant geography of the East-West divide, which charts the global circulation of texts as World Literature. Beyond the limits of national literary historiography, and neocolonial cartography of world literary discourse, the minor character Parsee Fedallah in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851) is a messenger who travels from the margins of the American literature canon to his Persian literary counterparts in contemporary Iranian fiction and film, above all, the rural woman Mergan in Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s novel Missing Soluch (1980). In contention with Eurocentric treatments of world literatures, and in recognition of efforts to recast the worldliness of American and Persian literatures, this book maintains that aesthetic properties are embedded in their local histories and formative geographies.

Download Time, Tense, and American Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 1107099870
Total Pages : 190 pages
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Read and Download Cindy Weinstein book Time, Tense, and American Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTime, Tense, and American Literature. This book was released on 2015-09-30 with total page 190 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines canonical American authors who employ a range of tenses to tell a story that has already taken place.

Download Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism PDF

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ISBN 13: 1107095220
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Read and Download Rachel Greenwald Smith book Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAffect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism. This book was released on 2015-04-20 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: Affect and American Literature in the Age of Neoliberalism examines the relationship between contemporary American literature and politics.

Download The Epic Trickster in American Literature PDF

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13: 1136194827
Total Pages : 324 pages
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Read and Download Gregory E. Rutledge book The Epic Trickster in American Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Epic Trickster in American Literature. This book was released on 2013-04-26 with total page 324 pages. Book excerpt: Just as Africa and the West have traditionally fit into binaries of Darkness/Enlightenment, Savage/Modern, Ugly/Beautiful, and Ritual/Art, among others, much of Western cultural production rests upon the archetypal binary of Trickster/Epic, with trickster aesthetics and commensurate cultural forms characterizing Africa. Challenging this binary and the exceptionalism that underlies anti-hegemonic efforts even today, this book begins with the scholarly foundations that mapped out African trickster continuities in the United States and excavated the aesthetics of traditional African epic performances. Rutledge locates trickster-like capacities within the epic hero archetype (the "epic trickster" paradigm) and constructs an Homeric Diaspora, which is to say that the modern Homeric performance foundation lies at an absolute time and distance away from the ancient storytelling performance needed to understand the cautionary aesthetic inseparable from epic potential. As traditional epic performances demonstrate, unchecked epic trickster dynamism anticipates not only brutal imperialism and creative diversity, but the greatest threat to everyone, an eco-apocalypse. Relying upon the preeminent scholarship on African-American trickster-heroes, traditional African heroic performances, and cultural studies approaches to Greco-Roman epics, Rutledge traces the epic trickster aesthetic through three seminal African-American novels keenly attuned to the American Homeric Diaspora: Charles Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition, Richard Wright’s Native Son, and Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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ISBN 13: 1317061594
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Larry Peer book Romantic Border Crossings in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRomantic Border Crossings. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: Romantic Border Crossings participates in the important movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties that surround comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. As this diverse group of essays demonstrates, we can now speak of a global Romanticism that encompasses emerging critical categories such as Romantic pedagogy, transatlantic studies, and transnationalism, with the result that 'new' works by writers marginalized by class, gender, race, or geography are invited into the canon at the same time that fresh readings of traditional texts emerge. Exemplifying these developments, the authors and topics examined include Elizabeth Inchbald, Lord Byron, Gérard de Nerval, English Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Anglo-American conflicts, manifest destiny, and teaching romanticism. The collection constitutes a powerful rethinking of the divisions that continue to haunt Romantic studies.