• Teaching, Language & Reference
      February 2015

      Sweet Rosa

      by Kingsley Osei, David Asimeng

      Sweet Rosa is a picture book which details the brave stance of a young African-American woman named Rosa Parks who refused to give up her seat to a white person on bus in 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. Ms. Parks' actions led to the infamous Montgomery bus boycott and helped establish the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The bold and courageous act of Ms. Parks, Dr. King and thousands of boycotters and civil rights advocates eventually pushed the Supreme Court to declare segregation on buses unconstitutional, helping to put racial discrimination to rest. This book takes young readers on an historic, illustrious journey through this staple event and how it has forever shaped the racial outlook of equality for adults and children alike in today's society.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      December 2008

      Krishna Charitra

      by Alo Shome

      Krishna Charitra is a famous Bengali classic where Bankim Chandra endeavours to discover Sri Krishna, the real person, behind centuries of myths and legends. Written in 1886, this was the first instance where the character of Krishna is studied from a pragmatic and questioning perspective. Like his novel Ananda Math, Krishna Charitra originates from Bankim Chandra's passionate feeling of patriotism. He wanted to uphold Sri Krishna as not just a mythological figure, but an ideal Indian character, whom other Indians could look up to. Sri Aurobindo says, Bankim Chandra poured over the Bhagavad Gita and the Vedas striving to catch the deeper and sacred sense of those profound writings. To give that to his countrymen was the strenuous aim of Krishna Charitra. In this translation of Krishna Charitra, several passages of Bankim's academic discussions have been omitted, so as to make it easier for the common reader. Also deleted are the criticisms on the European people that Bankim Chandra includes in his book from time to time. Otherwise, the text strictly follows the structure and the content of the original dissertation.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      December 2015

      A History of Chinese and Foreign Literature Exchanges

      (17 Volumes)

      by Qian Linsen, Zhou Ning

      Based on the macro vision of world literature and world culture, the seriesshows the process of two-way multi-level communication between Chineseand foreign literature and culture. In the context of cross-cultural dialogues,global integration and cultural diversification, it helps to grasp the spiritualessence in the collision and blending of Chinese and foreign cultures. Theseries will comprehensively clarify the vivid and rich communicationbetween our literature and the world’s major literary systems, fully showingthe historical significance of Chinese culture. It will also provide valuableexperience for comparative literature studies at all levels of theory and practice.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      October 2018

      Hans-Fallada-Handbuch

      by Gustav Frank, Stefan Scherer

      Der professionelle Medienarbeiter Hans Fallada (1893-1947) gehört zu den repräsentativen Autoren der Synthetischen Moderne, die kulturelle Kontinuitäten von der Weimarer Republik über das Dritte Reich bis in die frühe Nachkriegszeit hinein bezeichnet. Dargestellt wird Falladas gesamtes Werk im literatur-, medien- und sozialgeschichtlichen Zusammenhang auch für die NS-Zeit, unter deren Zensur er weiterhin publizieren wollte. Dies geschieht in Werkartikeln zu allen Romanen, in Überblicksartikeln zu Falladas Erzählungen, zu seinen Unterhaltungsromanen, Märchen und Kinderbüchern, schließlich in Grundlagenartikeln zur Poetologie dieses populären Schreibens in der neuartigen ‚middlebrow culture’. Erstmals werden auch die literarischen Verfahrensweisen aus allen Phasen dieses Werks im Verhältnis zu den umfassend dokumentierten journalistischen Arbeiten Falladas analysiert. Der Band schließt mit Beiträgen zur Wirkung und aktuellen weltweiten Resonanz. Die Gesamtbibliographie weist alle ermittelbaren Publikationen Falladas auch in Zeitungen und Zeitschriften nach. Das Handbuch erschließt erstmals Falladas Gesamtwerk.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      December 2018

      After 69 CE - Writing Civil War in Flavian Rome

      by Lauren Donovan Ginsberg, Darcy A. Krasne

      Trends in Classics, a series and journal edited by Franco Montanari and Antonios Rengakos, publishes innovative, interdisciplinary work which brings to the study of Greek and Latin texts the insights and methods of related disciplines such as narratology, intertextuality, reader-response criticism, and oral poetics. Both publications seek to publish research across the full range of classical antiquity. The series Trends in Classics - Supplementary Volumes welcomes monographs, edited volumes, conference proceedings and collections of papers; it provides an important forum for the ongoing debate about where Classics fits in modern cultural and historical studies. The journal Trends in Classics is published twice a year with approx. 160 pp. per issue. Each year one issue is devoted to a specific subject with articles edited by a guest editor.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Handbook of International Futurism

      by Günter Berghaus

      The Handbook of International Futurism is the first reference work ever to presents in a comparative fashion all media and countries in which the movement, initiated by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, exercised a particularly noteworthy influence. The handbook offers a synthesis of the state of scholarship regarding the international radiation of Futurism and its influence in some fifteen artistic disciplines and thirty-eight countries. While acknowledging the great achievements of the movement in the visual and literary arts of Italy and Russia, it treats Futurism as an international, multidisciplinary phenomenon that left a lasting mark on the manifold artistic manifestations of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. Hundreds of artists, who in some phase in their career absorbed Futurist ideas and stylistic devices, are presented in the context of their national traditions, their international connections and the media in which they were predominantly active. The handbook acts as a kind of multi-disciplinary, geographical encyclopaedia of Futurism and gives scholars with varying levels of experience a detailed overview of all countries and disciplines in which the movement had a major impact.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      July 2018

      Der Reformator und Aufklärer Martin Opitz (1597–1639)

      Ein Humanist im Zeitalter der Krisis

      by Klaus Garber

      Hundert Jahre nach der Reformation ging ein zündendes Manifest für eine neue Literatur in deutscher Sprache gemäß den Standards der europäischen Renaissance hinaus in die Welt. Es war das Jahr, da die ‚Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft‘ als namhafteste kulturpolitische Vereinigung auf deutschem Boden noch vor der ‚Académie Française‘ gegründet wurde. Das Jahr 1617 ist ein Schlüsseldatum der deutschen Literatur- und Kulturgeschichte. Martin Opitz lieferte ihm die Stichworte. Zwischen Conrad Celtis und Johann Christoph Gottsched nimmt er die entscheidende Mittelstellung ein. Als ‚Vater der deutschen Dichtung‘ ist er in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen, aber er war mehr als das. An der Wende vom 16. zum 17. Jahrhundert erlebte er mit seinen wachen späthumanistischen Weggefährten in Europa den Zusammenbruch der ‚una societas christiana‘ und die Wehen der neuen Zeit. Als unermüdlicher Streiter für religiöse Toleranz, für patriotische Versöhnung über die Konfessionsgrenzen hinweg und für eine den Nachbarländern ebenbürtige deutsche Sprache und Poesie wirkte er an vorderster Stelle mit an dem Brückenschlag vom Humanismus zur Aufklärung, wie er um 1600 allenthalben erfolgte. Klaus Garber entfaltet in zwanzig Kapiteln ein neues und unverändert aktuelles Bild des großen Autors.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      August 2018

      Moses und Homer

      Griechen, Juden, Deutsche: Eine andere Geschichte der deutschen Kultur

      by Bernd Witte

      Das Buch befragt die deutsche Literatur- und Geistesgeschichte nach der Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition und markiert die Lücken, die durch die Vertreibung der geistigen Repräsentanten des Judentums aus dem deutschen Sprachraum gerissen worden sind. Als in Deutschland gegen Ende des 18. Jahrhunderts uneingeschränkte Bewunderung für das antike Griechentum aufkam, wurde gleichzeitig das sich gerade der europäischen Aufklärung öffnende Judentum auf dem Schauplatz der Religionskritik vehement bekämpft. In diesem Kontext ist der aggressive Antijudaismus zu verstehen, mit dem sich Goethe und Schiller gegen die Sinai-Offenbarung und deren legendären Mittler Moses wandten. Beginnend mit Winckelmann hat die deutsche Klassik einen neuen Legitimationsdiskurs geschaffen, der unter Rückgriff auf den antiken Polytheismus das ‚produktive Individuum‘ und die ‚wachsende Natur‘ zu seinen zentralen Kategorien machte und damit den geltenden Monotheismus zu verdrängen suchte. Im Gegensatz dazu suchten Mendelssohn und Heine die Position einer deutsch-jüdischen Moderne zu etablieren. Das Buch verfolgt, wie der ‚Weltanschauungskampf‘ gegen den Monotheismus zum ‚völkischen‘ Antisemitismus des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts führte und in der Shoa mündete, was die Verdrängung der jüdischen Tradition aus dem kulturellen Gedächtnis der Deutschen zur Folge hatte.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      October 2018

      The Algerian War in French/Algerian Writing

      Literary Sites of Memory

      by Jonathan Lewis

      This book analyses representations of the Algerian War of Independence (1954–62) in the literary output of French authors of Algerian origin, problematising the extent to which these literary ‘sites of memory’ provide appropriate spaces of consensus for hitherto competing memories of the war.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      January 2019

      Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831

      A half-told tale

      by Kathleen Hudson

      This volume examines a selection of the most complex and important servant characters and servant narratives in early Gothic literature. It defines servant narratives as a Gothic ‘performance’, and examines such servants’ impact on literary, social and personal identity.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      January 2019

      Carmen Martín Gaite

      Poetics, Visual Elements and Space

      by Ester Bautista Botello

      This book analyses Carmen Martín Gaite’s novels published in the 1990s. The book is particularly important for its focus on the way a persistent presence of visual elements (drawing, painting and collage) shed light on the relevance of her residence in the United States.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      March 2019

      Minerva’s Gothics

      The Politics and Poetics of Romantic Exchange, 1780-1820

      by Elizabeth A. Neiman

      The infamously popular London publisher William Lane made a name for himself and his Press, ‘Minerva’, by courting debuting female authors and selling their novels wholesale as circulating-library collections. Minerva’s Gothics puts Minerva novels back into conversation with each other and with the day’s influential literary and philosophical texts.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      October 2014

      Wang Yangming's Breaking through All the Six Encirclements

      by Xu Baoyun

      This is an excellent piece of writing about the history of Ming Dynasty. It is regarded as an entergate of Yangming psychology after after Fifteen Years of Wanli and Seven faces in Grand Ming Dynasty. This book elaborates the pith and marrow of Yanfming psychology and its developing course by decribing what happened in the six most important periods of Wang Yangming: "be trown into prison", "comprehen male homo sexuality", "suppress bandits in south Jiangxi", "catch Wang Ping by Strategy", "snipe at the emperor" and "teastfy the truth at Tianquan. It also explains the complex periodical situation."

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      May 2019

      Women and the City in French Literature and Culture

      Reconfiguring the Feminine in the Urban Environment

      by Siobhán McIlvanney, Gillian Ni Cheallaigh

      This collection of essays contains critical analysis, from a female perspective, of a selection of films, journals and novels from the French medieval period to the Franco-Algerian present, and gives us a strikingly original view of the relationship between women and the cities that they increasingly call ‘home’.

    • Linguistics
      September 2013

      The Marlowe-Shakespeare Continuum

      Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Nashe, and the Authorship of Early Shakespeare and Anonymous Plays

      by Author(s): Donna N. Murphy

      In The Marlowe-Shakespeare Continuum, Donna N. Murphy demonstrates how Christopher Marlowe, sometimes in co-authorship with humorist Thomas Nashe, appears to have “become” Shakespeare on a linguistic basis. She documents a sharp, upward learning curve, with the initial penning of works she examines in the following chronological order: Caesar’s Revenge, II Henry VI, The Taming of a Shrew, III Henry VI, Edward III, Titus Andronicus, Thomas of Woodstock, Romeo and Juliet, and I Henry IV, and separates certain plays into Marlowe and Nashe components. Those who read Murphy’s book with an open mind are likely to find her work surprisingly convincing.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      July 2015

      Re-Imagining the First World War

      New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture

      by Editor(s): Anna Branach-Kallas, Nelly Strehlau

      In the Preface to his ground-breaking The Great War and Modern Memory (1975), Paul Fussell claimed that “the dynamics and iconography of the Great War have proved crucial political, rhetorical, and artistic determinants on subsequent life.” Forty years after the publication of Fussell’s study, the contributors to this volume reconsider whether the myth generated by World War I is still “part of the fiber of [people’s] lives” in English-speaking countries. What is the place of the First World War in cultural memory today? How have the literary means for remembering the war changed since the war? Can anything new be learned from the effort to re-imagine the First World War after other bloody conflicts of the 20th century? A variety of answers to these questions are provided in Re-Imagining the First World War: New Perspectives in Anglophone Literature and Culture, which explores the Great War in British, Irish, Canadian, Australian, and (post)colonial contexts.The contributors to this collection write about the war from a literary perspective, reinterpreting poetry, fiction, letters, and essays created during or shortly after the war, exploring contemporary discourses of commemoration, and presenting in-depth studies of complex conceptual issues, such as gender and citizenship. Re-Imagining the First World War also includes historical, philosophical and sociological investigations of the first industrialised conflict of the 20th century, which focus on responses to the Great War in political discourse, life writing, music, and film: from the experience of missionaries isolated during the war in the Arctic and Asia, through colonial encounters, exploring the role of Irish, Chinese and Canadian First Nations soldiers during the war, to the representation of war in the world-famous series Downton Abbey and the 2013 album released by contemporary Scottish rock singer Fish.The variety of themes covered by the essays here not only confirms the significance of the First World War in memory today, but also illustrates the necessity of developing new approaches to the first global conflict, and of commemorating “new” victims and agents of war. If modes of remembrance have changed with the postmodern ethical shift in historiography and cultural studies, which encourages the exploration of “other” subjectivities in war, so-far concealed affinities and reverberations are still being discovered, on the macro- and micro-historical levels, the Western and other fronts, the battlefield, and the home front. Although it has been a hundred years since the outbreak of hostilities, there is a need for increased sensitivity to the tension between commemoration and contestation, and to re-member, re-conceptualise and re-imagine the Great War.

    • Literature: history & criticism
      September 2013

      Re-Reading Zola and Worldwide Naturalism

      Miscellanies in Honour of Anna Gural-Migdal

      by Editor(s): Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt, Marie-Sophie Armstrong and Riikka Rossi

      Re-Reading Zola and Worldwide Naturalism continues the discussion of Émile Zola and French naturalism with examinations of unexplored areas of the founding father’s project and legacy. In addition to offering essays on Zola’s lesser known naturalist contemporaries, the volume extends the investigation of the naturalist literary current to include areas of Europe outside France, as well as the Americas and Asia, tracking its persistence in various forms through the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. The authors pay particular attention to the ways naturalism was conceived and then received, including in other channels, undergoing transformations in new social conditions and creating other versions of the basic precepts.This work features multidisciplinary and comparative approaches to the study of naturalism, paying tribute to Anna Gural-Migdal—a Professor of French Literature and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, in Canada, who specializes in the visual aspect of Zola’s Rougon Macquart novels and the transfer of these strategies to naturalist film. She has been a leader in the field of Zola and naturalism in her role as president of the AIZEN for almost fifteen of its twenty years of existence.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      August 2015

      English Studies

      New Perspectives

      by Editor(s): Mehmet Ali Çelikel, Baysar Taniyan

      This volume offers a selection of revised versions of the papers presented at the 7th International IDEA Conference held at Pamukkale University in Denizli, Turkey, organised by the Association of English Language and Literary Studies in Turkey. The contributions to this book offer a wide range of research from scholars on a variety of topics in English literature, including Shakespearean studies, Victorian, colonial, and postcolonial literature, poetry, and drama studies. The volume also includes a number of informative research articles on comparative and translation studies which will offer assistance to young scholars in their academic studies. In addition to acting as a guide to young academics, the book will also function as a fruitful reference book in a wide range of English literary studies.

    • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
      April 2011

      Evolutionary Aesthetics of Human Ethics in Hardy’s Tragic Narratives

      by Author(s): Rıza Öztürk

      Treatment of Hardy’s tragic narratives under the objective lens of evolutionary literary theory has led to three basic findings: First, within the scope of the analysis of the five major tragic narratives, representation of Hardy’s evolutionary aesthetics of human ethics, in terms of altruistic sympathy and compassion, shows that adapted parental investment in children indicates the reason why women submit to pain and suffering more than the men do. The costly investment of women in maternal behaviour leads to submission in many cases, but in return they gain better fitness for survival and reproduction than men. This is implicitly highlighted as a force of superiority in the tragedies studied, as the male characters often invest in heroic deeds over their children. Second, that which has for many years been identified as pessimism in Hardy’s tragic narratives is in fact a surface cognitive layer, under which is an implicit teaching of evolutionary aesthetics of human ethics, which guides to a true fitness of human life. Third, sympathy and particularly compassion are not only human emotions but also adapted cognitive virtues that centre on ethical teaching.Thus, an integrated model of science and humanities for art and literary analysis is required to address not only those of English language and literature departments, but also those aligned to the idea of integrating the two methods. A scientific and objective view of human life is in opposition to postmodern and structuralist approaches, which have generally been considered as the centre of interest during the latter half of the 20th century.

    • Poetry
      June 2013

      Soft-Shed Kisses

      Re-visioning the Femme Fatale in English Poetry of the 19th Century

      by Author(s): Małgorzata Łuczyńska-Hołdys

      The femme fatale appears with unceasing regularity in the texts of major poets of the nineteenth century. She symbolises an intractable mystery, a refusal to be defined and a fierce attempt to exist outside the established gender system. Soft-Shed Kisses: Re-visioning the Femme Fatale in English Poetry of the 19th Century interrogates the construction and use of the fatal woman motif in the poetry of canonical male writers of the times, both Romantic and Victorian. Subsequent chapters investigate a variety of poems by John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Charles Algernon Swinburne in which the femme fatale surfaces as the most important character. Close-readings of poetry are enriched by an examination of the same motif in visual art, set against the vivid cultural background of the Victorian era.

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