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.
Автор: Edited by Richard Gravil Название: Coleridge`s Imagination ISBN: 0521033993 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521033992 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 3565 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The unifying thrust of the book is an exploration of the tension in Coleridge’s theory and practice between the Imagination and the Natural, and a delineation of the particular profile of Coleridge’s imagination as compared to that of Wordsworth. There are challenging reassessments of Dejection: an Ode, Christabel and Kubla Khan, among other poems; a cluster of essays on the relations between Coleridge and Wordsworth; a strikingly original examination of Coleridge’s imagination at work in the privacy of his notebooks; and an intriguing study of the neglected imagination of Mrs Coleridge. The volume opens and closes with major statements by Jonathan Wordsworth on Coleridge’s primary imagination and by John Beer on Kubla Khan, and includes work by such eminent scholars as Thomas MacFarland, David Erdman, Norman Fruman, Robert Barth, Anthony Harding, and Stephen Parrish.
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.
Автор: Grace Название: Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination ISBN: 1403968500 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781403968500 Издательство: Springer Рейтинг: Цена: 8359 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".
Автор: David E. Shuttleton Название: Smallpox and the Literary Imagination, 1660-1820 ISBN: 052187209X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521872096 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7708 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Smallpox was a much feared disease until modern times, responsible for many deaths worldwide and reaching epidemic proportions amongst the British population in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is the first substantial critical study of the literary representation of the disease and its victims between the Restoration and the development of inoculation against smallpox around 1800. David Shuttleton draws upon a wide range of canonical texts including works by Dryden, Johnson, Steele, Goldsmith and Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, the latter having experimented with vaccination against smallpox. He reads these texts alongside medical treatises and the rare, but moving writings of smallpox survivors, showing how medical and imaginative writers developed a shared tradition of figurative tropes, myths and metaphors. This fascinating study uncovers the cultural impact of smallpox, and the different ways writers found to come to terms with the terror of disease and death.
Автор: White, Harry Название: Music and the Irish Literary Imagination ISBN: 0199547327 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199547326 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 11274 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: This new reading of Irish literature identifies, for the first time, the formative influence of music in Irish writing over the past 200 years. Although this influence has long been acknowledged in studies of Shaw and Joyce, White explores music as an abiding preoccupation in the work of Moore, Yeats, Synge, Shaw, Joyce, Beckett, Friel, and Heaney.
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.
Описание: In Island Bodies, Rosamond King examines sexualities, violence, and repression in the Caribbean experience. She analyses the sexual norms and expectations portrayed in Caribbean and diaspora litera¬ture, music, film, and popular culture to show how many individuals contest traditional roles by manoeuvring within and/or trying to change their society’s binary gender systems. She skilfully demon¬strates that these transgressions better represent Caribbean culture than the “official” representations perpetuated by governmental elites and often codified into laws that reinforce patriarchal, hetero¬sexual stereotypes.Unique in its breadth and its multilingual and multidisciplinary approach, Island Bodies addresses homosexuality, interracial rela¬tions, transgender people, and women’s sexual agency in Dutch, Francophone, Anglophone, and Hispanophone works of Caribbean literature.Ultimately King reveals that despite the varied national specificity, differing colonial legacies, and linguistic diversity across the islands, there are striking similarities in the ways Caribglobal cultures at¬tempt to restrict sexuality and in the ways individuals explore and transgress those boundaries.
Автор: Gautam Chakravarty Название: The Indian Mutiny and the British Imagination ISBN: 0521832748 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780521832748 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 7821 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Gautam Chakravarty explores representations of the event which has become known in the British imagination as the 'Indian Mutiny' of 1857 in British popular fiction and historiography. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources including diaries, autobiographies and state papers, Chakravarty shows how narratives of the rebellion were inflected by the concerns of colonial policy and by the demands of imperial self-image. He goes on to discuss the wider context of British involvement in India from 1765 to the 1940s, and engages with constitutional debates, administrative measures, and the early nineteenth-century Anglo-Indian novel. Chakravarty approaches the mutiny from the perspectives of postcolonial theory as well as from historical and literary perspectives to show the extent to which the insurrection took hold of the popular imagination in both Britain and India. The book has a broad interdisciplinary appeal and will be of interest to scholars of English literature, British imperial history, modern Indian history and cultural studies.
Автор: Forman Название: China and the Victorian Imagination ISBN: 1316600998 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781316600993 Издательство: Cambridge Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 2300 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: What happens to our understanding of 'orientalism' and imperialism when we consider British-Chinese relations during the nineteenth century, rather than focusing on India, Africa or the Caribbean? This book explores China's centrality to British imperial aspirations and literary production, underscoring the heterogeneous, interconnected nature of Britain's formal and informal empire. To British eyes, China promised unlimited economic possibilities, but also posed an ominous threat to global hegemony. Surveying anglophone literary production about China across high and low cultures, as well as across time, space and genres, this book demonstrates how important location was to the production, circulation and reception of received ideas about China and the Chinese. In this account, treaty ports matter more than opium. Ross G. Forman challenges our preconceptions about British imperialism, reconceptualizes anglophone literary production in the global and local contexts, and excavates the little-known Victorian history so germane to contemporary debates about China's 'rise'.
Описание: Reading Victorian literature and science in tandem, Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination investigates how the concept of energy was fictionalized - both mystified and demystified - during the rise of a new resource-intensive industrial and economic order. The first extended study of a burgeoning area of critical interest of increasing importance to twenty-first-century scholarship, it anchors its investigation at the very roots of the energy problem, in a period that first articulated questions about sustainability, the limits to growth, and the implications of energy pollution for the entire global environment. With chapters on Charles Dickens, John Ruskin, Robert Louis Stevenson, Joseph Conrad and H. G. Wells, Allen MacDuffie discusses the representation of urban environments in the literary imaginary, and how those texts helped reveal the gap between cultural fantasies of unbounded energy generation, and the material limits imposed by nature.
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.
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