Описание: English Literature: A Very Short Introduction discusses why literature matters, how narrative works, and what is distinctly English about English literature. Jonathan Bate considers how we determine the content of the field, and looks at the three major kinds of imaginative literature - English poetry, English drama and The English novel.
Описание: Informed by multicultural, multidisciplinary perspectives, The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature offers a new exploration of the earliest writing in Britain and Ireland, from the end of the Roman Empire to the mid-twelfth century. Beginning with an account of writing itself, as well as of scripts and manuscript art, subsequent chapters examine the earliest texts from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and the tremendous breadth of Anglo-Latin literature. Chapters on English learning and literature in the ninth century and the later formation of English poetry and prose also convey the profound cultural confidence of the period. Providing a discussion of essential texts, including Beowulf and the writings of Bede, this History captures the sheer inventiveness and vitality of early medieval literary culture through topics as diverse as the literature of English law, liturgical and devotional writing, the workings of science and the history of women's writing.
Описание: Presents a study of the popular theme of banditry in works of literature, essays, poetry, and drama, and banditry`s pivotal role during the conceptualization and formation of the Latin American nation-state. This title examines writings over a broad time period, from the early 19th century to the 1920s.
Описание: Offers the first book-length exploration of literary and cultural exchanges between the United States and the Caribbean during the roughly eighty-year period of their greatest interaction, from the close of the Spanish-American War to the Cuban Revolution.
Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover's white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI's hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau's intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919, year one of Harlem's renaissance and Hoover's career at the Bureau, secretive FBI "ghostreaders" monitored the latest developments in African American letters. By the time of Hoover's death in 1972, these ghostreaders knew enough to simulate a sinister black literature of their own. The official aim behind the Bureau's close reading was to anticipate political unrest. Yet, as William J. Maxwell reveals, FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature in the heart of the twentieth century.
Taking his title from Richard Wright's poem "The FB Eye Blues," Maxwell details how the FBI threatened the international travels of African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them in times of national emergency. All the same, he shows that the Bureau's paranoid style could prompt insightful criticism from Hoover's ghostreaders and creative replies from their literary targets. For authors such as Claude McKay, James Baldwin, and Sonia Sanchez, the suspicion that government spy-critics tracked their every word inspired rewarding stylistic experiments as well as disabling self-censorship.
Illuminating both the serious harms of state surveillance and the ways in which imaginative writing can withstand and exploit it, F.B. Eyes is a groundbreaking account of a long-hidden dimension of African American literature.
Описание: Anthropology has long had a vexed relationship with literature, and nowhere has this been more acutely felt than in France, where most ethnographers, upon returning from the field, write not one book, but two: a scientific monograph and a literary account. The author puzzles out this phenomenon.
Автор: James David Название: English Literature for the IB Diploma ISBN: 1107402239 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781107402232 Издательство: Cambridge Education Рейтинг: Цена: от 4017 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: For students studying the revised Language A Literature syllabus in English for the IB Diploma.
Описание: Noted scholars of Latin American and Spanish literature here explore the literary history of Latin America through the representation of iconic female characters. Focusing both on canonical novels and on works virtually unknown outside their original countries, the essays discuss the important ways in which these characters represent nature, history, race and sex, the effects of globalization, and the unknowable ""other."" They examine how both male and female writers portray Latin American women, reinterpreting the dynamics between the genders across boundaries and historical periods. Supported by recent theories in literary criticism, gender, and Latin American studies, this compendium provides a deep understanding of the role of women as conduits for the appreciation of their countries and cultures.
Описание: This book offers a new perspective in the study of Comparative Literature and attempts to break through the linguistic barrier that keeps most comparatists in China enclosed within their own cultural domain.
Описание: The Comparative Essays for OCR A2 English Literature includes a collection of critical essays based on the set texts for Unit F663 Section B. Endorsed by OCR, the essays offer a direct insight into the method and style of critical writing as well as dealing with the key contexts associated with each set text.
Автор: Domнnguez Cйsar Название: Introducing Comparative Literature ISBN: 0415702682 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415702683 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3233 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Introducing Comparative Literature is a comprehensive guide to the field offering clear, concise information alongside useful analysis and examples. It frames the introduction within recent theoretical debates and shifts in the discipline whilst also addressing the history of the field and its practical application. Looking at Comparative Literature within the context of globalization, cosmopolitanism and post or transnationalism, the book also offers engagement and comparison with other visual media such as cinema and e-literature. The first four chapters address the broad theoretical issues within the field such as ‘interliterary theory’, decoloniality, and world literature, while the next four are more applied, looking at themes, translation, literary history and comparison with other arts. This engaging guide also contains a glossary of terms and concepts as well as a detailed guide to further reading.
Автор: O`sullivan, Emer Название: Comparative children`s literature ISBN: 0415305519 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415305518 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 11549 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: Emer O`Sullivan traces the history of children`s literature studies, from the enthusiastic internationalism of the post-war period - which set out from the idea of a world republic of childhood - to modern comparative criticism.
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