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Lectures on Literature

Lectures on Literature Book
Author : Vladimir Nabokov
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-12-05
ISBN : 0547541325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For two decades, first at Wellesley and then at Cornell, Nabokov introduced undergraduates to the delights of great fiction. Here, collected for the first time, are his famous lectures, which include Mansfield Park, Bleak House, and Ulysses. Edited and with a Foreword by Fredson Bowers; Introduction by John Updike; illustrations.

The Meaning of Literature

The Meaning of Literature Book
Author : Timothy J. Reiss
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780801499470
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this searching and wide-ranging book, Timothy J. Reiss seeks to explain how the concept of literature that we accept today first took shape between the mid-sixteenth century and the early seventeenth, a time of cultural transformation. Drawing on literary, political, and philosophical texts from Central and Western Europe, Reiss maintains that by the early eighteenth century divergent views concerning gender, politics, science, taste, and the role of the writer had consolidated, and literature came to be regarded as an embodiment of universal values. During the second half of the sixteenth century, Reiss asserts, conceptual consensus was breaking down, and many Western Europeans found themselves overwhelmed by a sense of social decay. A key element of this feeling of catastrophe, Reiss points out, was the assumption that thought and letters could not affect worldly reality. Demonstrating that a political discourse replaced the no-longer-viable discourse of theology, he looks closely at the functions that letters served in the reestablishment of order. He traces the development of the idea of literature in texts by Montaigne, Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, and Cervantes, among others; through seventeenth-century writings by such authors as Davenant, Boileau, Dryden, Rymer, Anne Dacier, Astell, and Leibniz; to eighteenth-century works including those of Addison, Pope, Batteux and Hutcheson, Burke, Lessing, Kant, and Wollstonecraft. Reiss follows key strands of the tradition, particularly the concept of the sublime, into the nineteenth century through a reading of Hegel's Aesthetics. The Meaning of Literature will contribute to current debates concerning cultural dominance and multiculturalism. It will be welcomed by anyone interested in literature and in cultural studies, including literary theorists and historians, comparatists, intellectual historians, historical sociologists, and philosophers.

Acts of Literature

Acts of Literature Book
Author : Jacques Derrida
Publisher : Psychology Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780415900577
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction.

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation

The Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation Book
Author : Peter France
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2000
ISBN : 9780198183594
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Translation has been a crucial process in world culture over the past two millennia and more. In the English-speaking cultures many of the most important texts are translations, from Homer to Beckett, the Bible to Freud. Although recent years have seen a boom in translation studies, there has been no comprehensive yet convenient guide to this essential element of literature in English. Written by eminent scholars from many countries, the Oxford Guide to Literature in English Translation meets this need and will be essential reading for all students of English and comparative literature. It highlights the place of translation in our culture, encouraging awareness of the issues raised, making the translator more visible. Concentrating on major writers and works, it covers translations out of many languages, from Greek to Korean, from Swahili to Russian. For some works (e.g. Virgil's Aeneid) which have been much translated, the discussion is historical and critical, showing how translation has evolved over the centuries and bringing out the differences between versions. Elsewhere, with less familiar literatures, the Guide examines the extent to which translation has done justice to the range of work available. The Guide is divided into two parts. Part I contains substantial essays on theoretical questions, a pioneering outline of the history of translation into English, and discussions of the problems raised by specific types of text (e.g. poetry, oralliterature). The second, much longer, part consists of entries grouped by language of origin; some are devoted to individual texts (e.g. the Thousand and One Nights) or writers (e.g. Ibsen, Proust), but the majority offer a critical overview of a genre (e.g. Chinese poetry, Spanish Golden Age drama) or of a national literature (e.g. Hungarian, Scottish Gaelic). There is a selective bibliography for each entry and an index of authors and translators.

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English

The Cambridge Guide to Literature in English Book
Author : Dominic Head
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2006-01-26
ISBN : 0521831792
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A reference guide to world literature in English includes information on writers, works, genres, and movements.

The Oxford Companion to English Literature

The Oxford Companion to English Literature Book
Author : Dinah Birch
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2009-09-24
ISBN : 0192806874
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Written by a team of more than 150 contributors working under the direction of Dinah Birch, and ranging in influence from Homer to the Mahabharata, this guide provides the reader with a comprehensive coverage of all aspects of English literature.

What is Literature and Other Essays

 What is Literature   and Other Essays Book
Author : Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 9780674950849
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

What is Literature? challenges anyone who writes as if literature could be extricated from history or society. But Sartre does more than indict. He offers a definitive statement about the phenomenology of reading, and he goes on to provide a dashing example of how to write a history of literature that takes ideology and institutions into account.

What is Literature

What is Literature  Book
Author : Paul Hernadi
Publisher : Bloomington : Indiana University Press
Release : 1978
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Seventeen essays probe the meaning and relevance of literature by offering scholars' views on the theory, history, forces, procedures, acts, effects, and artifacts of literary endeavor

Women in Literature

Women in Literature Book
Author : Michael B. Snyder
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2003
ISBN : 9780313313462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Looks at gender-related themes in ninety-six of the most frequently taught works of fiction, including "Anna Karenina," "Brave New World," "Great Expectations," and "Lord of the Flies."

What is Literature

What is Literature  Book
Author : Arthur Gibson
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9783039109166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The answer to the question 'what is literature?' has not been found. This is the first book-length attempt to find the answer, by one author, since Sartre in his 1948 book with the same title. The book addresses issues such as: how does literature speak to the world; what is great writing; what is originality; what sorts of truths are there, if any, in creative writing? The book uses hundreds of literary examples, and confronts them with philosophy. The book also explores some big questions about the meaning of life, and sets them against a range of literature. It asks questions like: how does great science relate to literature? The book advances the concept of counter-intuition, as part of the basis for answering the question 'what is literature?' The book is also concerned with practical matters, such as the ways literature is involved with war, corruption, rights, suffering and hope.

African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature Book
Author : Russell Kaschula
Publisher : New Africa Books
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9781919876078
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Throughout Africa, oral literature is flourishing, though it is perceived by some as anachronistic to the modern world. This work refutes this idea in its entirety by presenting 22 chapters, which firmly place the study of oral literature within contemporary African existence. The study analyzes how oral literature relates to media, music, technology, text, gender, religion, power, politics and globalization.

Fantasy

Fantasy Book
Author : Dr Rosemary Jackson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-03-07
ISBN : 1134974019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects of psychoanalytical theory. Seeing fantasy as primarily an expression of unconscious drives, she stresses the importance of the writings of Freud and subsequent theorists when analysing recurrent themes, such as doubling or multiplying selves, mirror images, metamorphosis and bodily disintegration.^l Gothic fiction, classic Victorian fantasies, the 'fantastic realism' of Dickens and Dostoevsky, tales by Mary Shelley, James Hogg, E.T.A. Hoffmann, George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, R.L. Stevenson, Franz Kafka, Mervyn Peake and Thomas Pynchon are among the texts covered. Through a reading of thse frequently disquieting works, Dr Jackson moves towards a definition of fantasy expressing cultural unease. These issues are discussed in relation to a wide range of fantasies with varying images of desire and disenchantment.

What is World Literature

What is World Literature  Book
Author : David Damrosch
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2003-03-30
ISBN : 9780691049861
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

Literature and Language Teaching

Literature and Language Teaching Book
Author : Christopher J. Brumfit,Christopher Brumfit,Ronald Carter
Publisher : Oxford University
Release : 1986
ISBN : 9780194370820
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This collection of papers examines the relationship between the teaching of language and the teaching of literature to non-native students. The book attempts to identify key theoretical issues and principles as a basis for further discussion.

Feminist English Literature

Feminist English Literature Book
Author : Manmohan Krishna Bhatnagar
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9788171568246
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Feminism Is A Rapidly Developing Critical Ideology Of Great Promise. It Has Evolved Into A Philosophy Encompassing Diverse Fields Of Human Activity In Society. The Feminist Theory, Its Varied Articulations And Its Ramifications In A Literary Context Constitute A Significant Segment For Critical Endeavour.The Present Anthology Provides A Broad Spectrum On Feminist English Literature With In-Depth Analysis Of The Works Of Kamala Das, Kamala Markandaya, Anita Desai, Rama Mehta, Shashi Deshpande, Uma Vasudevan, Githa Hariharan, Nina Sibal, Arundhati Roy, Mary Shelley, Jane Austen, Virginia Woolf, Margaret Atwood, Jean Rhys, Ellen Glasgow, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Toni Morrison And Others.The Volume Also Contains Articles On Feminist Theory, The Emerging Self Of Women In Indian English Fiction And General Appraisal Of Women Novelists As Regards Their Portrayal Of The Woman S Question.

African Oral Literature

African Oral Literature Book
Author : Isidore Okpewho,Professor of Africana Studies English and Comparative Literature Isidore Okpewho
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 1992
ISBN : 9780253207104
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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". . . its pages come alive with wonderful illustrative material coupled with sensitve and insightful commentary." --Reviews in Anthropology " . . . the scope, breadth, and lucidity of this excellent study confirm that Okpewho is undoubtedly the most important authority writing on African oral literature right now . . . " --Research in African Literatures "Truly a tour de force of individual scholarship . . . " --World Literature Today " . . . excellent . . . " --African Affairs " . . . a thorough synthesis of the main issues of oral literature criticism, as well as a grounding in experienced fieldwork, a wide-ranging theoretical base, and a clarity of argument rare among academics." --Multicultural Review "This is a breathtakingly ambitious project . . . " --Harold Scheub " . . . a definitive accounting of the evidence of living oral traditions in Africa today. Professor Okpewho's authority as an expert in this important new field is unrivaled." --Gregory Nagy "Isidore Okpewho's African Oral Literature is a marvelous piece of scholarship and wide-ranging research. It presents the most comprehensive survey of the field of oral literature in Africa." --Emmanuel Obiechina " . . . a tour de force of scholarship in which Okpewho casts his net across the African continent, searching for its verbal forms through voluminous recent writings and presents African oral literature in a new voice, proclaiming the literariness of African folklore." --Dan Ben-Amos "This is an outstanding book by a scholar whose work has already influenced how African literature should be conceived. . . . Professor Okpewho is a scholar with a special talent to nurture scholarship in others. After this work, African literature will never be the same." --Mazisi Kunene Isidore Okpewho, for many years Professor of English at the University of Ibadan, is one of the handful of African scholars who has facilitated the growth of African oral literature to its status today as a literary enterprise concerned with the artistic foundations of human culture. This comprehensive critical work firmly establishes oral literature as a landmark of high artistic achievement and situates it within the broader framework of contemporary African culture.

Literature and Science

Literature and Science Book
Author : Sharon Ruston
Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release : 2008
ISBN : 1843841789
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Essays exploring the complex relationship between literature and science.

Doing Your Literature Review

Doing Your Literature Review Book
Author : Jill Jesson,Lydia Matheson,Fiona M Lacey
Publisher : SAGE
Release : 2011-02-11
ISBN : 9781446242391
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here The literature review is a compulsory part of research and, increasingly, may form the whole of a student research project. This highly accessible book guides students through the production of either a traditional or a systematic literature review, clearly explaining the difference between the two types of review, the advantages and disadvantages of both, and the skills needed. It gives practical advice on reading and organising relevant literature and critically assessing the reviewed field. Contents include: using libraries and the internet note making presentation critical analysis referencing, plagiarism and copyright. This book will be relevant to students from any discipline. It includes contributions from two lecturers who have many years experience of teaching research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research dissertations and a librarian, each offering expert advice on either the creation and assessment of literature reviews or the process of searching for information. The book also highlights the increasing importance for many disciplines of the systematic review methodology and discusses some of the specific challenges which it brings. Jill K. Jesson has worked with multi-disciplinary research teams within the Aston School of Pharmacy, Aston Business School and with M-E-L Research, an independent public services research consultancy. She has now left Aston University and is working as a Consultant. Lydia Matheson is an Information Specialist working for Library & Information Services at Aston University. Fiona M. Lacey is an academic pharmacist, a member of the pharmacy practice teaching group in the School of Pharmacy, and Associate Dean in the School of Life and Health Sciences at Aston.