Описание: Island Bodies analyzes cultural production from Caribbean and Caribbean diaspora writers that flouts sexual norms. The chapters focus on how homosexuality, interracial relationships, transgendered people, and women`s sexual agency are portrayed in film, music, and literature.
Описание: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of CS Lewis. A major breakthrough in the study of `The Chronicles of Narnia`, uncovering the underlying symbolic structure of the seven immensely popular novels. `Planet Narnia` shows that the Narnia stories were designed to express the characteristics of the seven medieval planets.
Описание: Hospitality and the Transatlantic Imagination, 1815-1835 argues that a select group of late-Romantic English and American writers disrupted national tropes by reclaiming their countries` shared historical identification with hospitality. In doing so, they reimagined the spaces of encounter: the city, the coast of England, and the Atlantic itself.
Описание: In the two centuries since Mary Wollstonecraft published A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792), she has become an icon of modern feminism: a stature that has paradoxically obscured her real historic significance. In the most in-depth study to date of Wollstonecraft’s thought, Barbara Taylor develops an alternative reading of her as a writer steeped in the utopianism of Britain’s radical Enlightenment. Wollstonecraft’s feminist aspirations, Taylor shows, were part of a revolutionary programme for universal equality and moral perfection that reached its zenith during the political upheavals of the 1790s but had its roots in the radical-Protestant Enlightenment. Drawing on all of Wollstonecraft’s works, and locating them in a vividly detailed account of her intellectual world and troubled personal history, Taylor provides a compelling portrait of this fascinating and profoundly influential thinker.
Автор: John Whale Название: Imagination under Pressure, 1789–1832 ISBN: 0521022711 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521022712 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3225 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: This ambitious study offers a radical reassessment of one of the most important concepts of the Romantic period - the imagination. In contrast to traditional accounts, John Whale locates the Romantic imagination within the period’s lively and often antagonistic polemics on aesthetics and politics. In particular he focuses on the different versions of imagination produced within British writing in response to the cultural crises of the French Revolution and the ideology of utilitarianism. Through detailed analysis of key texts by Burke, Paine, Wollstonecraft, Bentham, Hazlitt, Cobbett and Coleridge, Imagination Under Pressure seeks to restore the role of imagination as a more positive force within cultural critique. The book concludes with a chapter on the afterlife of the Coleridgean imagination in the work of John Stuart Mill and I. A. Richards. As a whole it represents a timely and inventive contribution to the ongoing redefinition of Romantic literary and political culture.
Описание: This book examines the artistic use of freak shows between 1900-1950. During this period, the freak show shifted from a highly popular and profitable form of entertainment to a reviled one. But why? And how does this response reflect larger social changes in the United States at the time? Fahy examines this change and how artists responded.
Автор: Brothers Название: The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy ISBN: 1137474335 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137474339 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7012 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: In the nineteenth century the beauty of the night sky is the source of both imaginative wonder in poetry and political and commercial power through navigation. The Romantic Imagination and Astronomy examines the impact of astronomical discovery and imperial exploration on poets including Barbauld, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, and Rossetti.
Автор: Grace Название: Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination ISBN: 1403968500 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403968500 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7479 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Explores Jack Kerouac`s fiction, poetry, religious writing, private journals, and correspondence as literary texts revealing his aesthetic vision for American belle letters. This book focuses on his use of film, comic book characters, and jazz, as well as his indebtedness to texts such as James Joyce`s "Ulysses" and William Gibson`s "The Shadow".
Описание: The Catholic contribution to English literary culture has been widely neglected or misunderstood. This book sets out to rehabilitate a wide range of Catholic imaginative writing, while exposing the role of anti-Catholicism as an imaginative stimulus to mainstream writers in Tudor and Stuart England. It discusses canonical figures such as Sidney, Spenser, Webster and Middleton, those whose presence in the canon has been more fitful, and many who have escaped the attention of literary critics. Among the themes to emerge are the anti-Catholic imagery of revenge tragedy and the definitive contribution made by Southwell and Crashaw to the post-Reformation revival of religious verse in England. Alison Shell offers a fascinating exploration of the rhetorical stratagems by which Catholics sought to demonstrate simultaneous loyalties to the monarch and to their religion, and of the stimulus given to the Catholic literary imagination by the persecution and exile so many of these writers suffered.
Описание: Tuberculosis was a widespread and deadly disease which devastated the British population in the nineteenth century: consequently it also had a huge impact upon public consciousness. This text explores the representations of tuberculosis in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of 'consumption', a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Through an examination of a range of Victorian texts, from well-known and popular novels by Charles Dickens and Elizabeth Gaskell to critically neglected works by Mrs Humphry Ward and Charles Reade, this work reveals the metaphors of illness which surrounded tuberculosis and the ways those metaphors were used in the fiction of the day. The book also contains detailed analysis of the substantial body of writing by nineteenth-century physicians which exists about this disease, and examines the complex relationship between medical 'fact' and literary fiction.
Автор: Faletra Michael A. Название: Wales and the Medieval Colonial Imagination ISBN: 1137391022 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781137391025 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 7199 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Focusing on works by some of the major literary figures of the period, Faletra argues that the legendary history of Britain that flourished in medieval chronicles and Arthurian romances traces its origins to twelfth-century Anglo-Norman colonial interest in Wales and the Welsh.
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