Literary Studies

Download E-books Picturing Mind: Paradox, Indeterminacy and Consciousness in Art & Poetry (Consciousness, Literature and the Arts 3) PDF

By John Danvers

During this ebook the writer takes an strange multi-disciplinary method of debates approximately modern artwork and poetry, rules concerning the brain and its representations, and theories of data and being. Arts practices are regarded as enactments of brain and as transformative modes of attention. principles drawn from poetics, philosophy and awareness stories are used to light up the conceptual and aesthetic frameworks of a various array of visible artists. subject matters explored contain: the interconnectedness of lifestyles; artwork as a fashion of interrogating appearances; id and otherness; artwork and the self as ‘open work’; Buddhist techniques of ‘emptiness’ and ‘suchness’; scepticism, mysticism and the humanities; and brain within the panorama. The publication includes a huge and unique visible measurement with photos and drawings through the writer and texts applying unorthodox syntax and layouts that exemplify the subjects lower than dialogue. the writer tricks at a brand new aesthetics and! philosophy of indeterminacy, paradox, uncertainty and discontinuity - a contrarium - during which we negotiate our means in the course of the instabilities and contradictions of latest lifestyles. Written in a full of life and available type this quantity is of curiosity to students, arts practitioners, lecturers and to an individual with an curiosity in artwork, poetry, attention reports, philosophy and nature. Artists, poets and philosophers mentioned, comprise: Cy Twombly, Helen Chadwick, John Ruskin, advert Reinhardt, Richard lengthy, James Turrell, Anish Kapoor, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Agnes Martin, Land artwork, Arte Povera, Minimalism, Charles Olson, Kenneth White, Robin Blaser, Fred Wah, Gary Snyder, RS Thomas, Alice Oswald, John Cage, Jorge Luis Borges, man Davenport, Kenneth Rexroth, Heidegger, Marjorie Perloff, Thomas McEvilley, Merleau-Ponty, Spinoza, Wittgenstein, Roland Barthes, Umberto Eco, David Abram, Thomas Merton, Pyrrho & Nagarjuna.

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Download E-books Thinking Its Presence: Form, Race, and Subjectivity in Contemporary Asian American Poetry PDF

When will American poetry and poetics cease viewing poetry through racialized folks as a secondary topic in the box? Dorothy J. Wang makes an impassioned case that now could be the time. Thinking Its Presence demands an intensive rethinking of the way American poetry is being learn this present day, providing its personal interpreting as a roadmap.

While targeting the paintings of 5 modern Asian American poets—Li-Young Lee, Marilyn Chin, John Yau, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, and Pamela Lu—the e-book contends that aesthetic types are inseparable from social, political, and ancient contexts within the writing and reception of all poetry. Wang questions the tendency of critics and lecturers alike to occlude the position of race of their discussions of the yank poetic culture and casts a harsh mild at the double normal they practice in examining poems by means of poets who're racial minorities. this can be the 1st sustained research of the formal houses in Asian American poetry throughout more than a few aesthetic kinds, from conventional lyric to avant-garde. Wang argues with conviction that critics should still learn minority poetry with a similar cognizance to language and shape that they bring about to their analyses of writing through white poets.

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Download E-books Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A Reading of A Dream of Red Mansions PDF

Another Phenomenology of Humanity: A interpreting of A Dream of purple Mansions is dedicated to constructing one other model of phenomenology of humanity—human nature, human tendencies and human desires—by taking A Dream of purple Mansions, the crown jewel of chinese language tradition, as its major literary paradigm of representation. The model of phenomenology of humanity at factor is a synthesis of the Confucian, Daoist, Buddhist and Western existentialist phenomenological bills of humanity—for instance, what's humanity, what make people as human, human nature, human emotions, human wants, 3 center human existential pursuits, and 4 easy difficulties of human lifestyles.

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Download E-books Affective realism: Economies of feeling in postwar American fiction PDF

By Adam Townsend Jernigan

Within the many years following the second one global warfare, a brand new iteration of yank writers shifted the topical concentration of literary realism from the geared up struggles of commercial employees to the lines and strivings of sub-proletarian staff who worked inside unorganized, casual, and infrequently illicit traces of labor: carrier paintings, household exertions, intercourse paintings, and so on. even supposing students have tended to signify that postwar novelists became their attentions towards alienated members and atomized suburbs, I contend that monetary fight persisted to form American fiction when it comes to a literary mode that I name affective realism. My declare is that during the Nineteen Fifties and early Sixties, realist authors might flip to the sensation, sensing, and discerning physique to discover what somatic event may well display concerning the transitivity among fabric stipulations and the sensorium. while naturalist authors like Richard Wright became to the physique so that it will show how structural inequities may well generate somatic signs, realist authors like James Baldwin, John A. Williams, Mary McCarthy, Sylvia Plath, Paule Marshall, and Lorraine Hansberry grew to become to the physique because the very potential by which to recognize the latent pressures and percentages created by way of those self same stipulations.
Writing at a time while carrier staff had turn into the quickest turning out to be section of the
workforce, postwar realists foregrounded the crucial function performed by means of affective exertions within the
production of the fabric and social global. even as, they explored how a sensorium attuned to the stipulations of construction may possibly generate an embodied intelligence approximately the way to construct lifeworlds amidst structural precarity. while neo-romantic authors just like the Beats grew to become to the physique in hopes of maintaining the subject’s autonomy from its poisonous atmosphere, realist authors approached the physique because the basic capacity for positioned matters to evaluate, comply with, and perform their social and fiscal surrounds. via forthcoming the physique during this approach, affective realists penetrated past the skin of sensory and emotional adventure, and have been in a position to recognize how socioeconomic buildings have been shaping the feel of expertise itself.

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Download E-books The Trickster (Bloom's Literary Themes) PDF

By Harold Bloom, Blake Hobby

The attractive new Bloom's Literary subject matters sequence examines those issues as they functionality in vintage literary works, from the Bible to the novels of Toni Morrison and Philip Roth. each one e-book includes nearly 20 essays, with each one essay discussing the position of the title's topic subject matter in a good paintings of literature.

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Download E-books Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman PDF

By Rachel Mesch

At as soon as deeply historic and unusually well timed, Having all of it within the Belle Epoque exhibits how the debates that proceed to captivate high-achieving ladies in the United States and Europe will be traced again to the early 1900s in France. the 1st photographic magazines aimed toward girls, Femina and La Vie Heureuse created a feminine position version who may stability age-old conference with new equalities. usually said easily because the "modern woman," this appealing determine embodied the hopes and goals in addition to the main urgent inner conflicts of enormous numbers of French ladies in the course of what used to be a interval of profound switch. filled with never-before-studied pictures of the fashionable French lady in motion, Having it All indicates how those early magazines exploited new photographic applied sciences, creative currents, and literary tendencies to create a strong version of French femininity, one who has exerted a long-lasting impression on French expression.

This booklet introduces and explores the concept that of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a made of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. outlined by way of its refusal of political engagement, this feminism used to be however preoccupied with increasing women's roles, because it labored to build a collective fable of lady fulfillment. via an astute mix of old learn, literary feedback, and visible research, Mesch's examine of women's magazines and the preferred writers linked to them bargains an unique window onto a bygone period that could function a framework for ongoing debates approximately feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.

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Download E-books Key Concepts in Literary Theory PDF

By Julian Wolfreys, Kenneth Womack

Key ideas in Literary conception provides the scholar of literary and important experiences with a huge variety of available, designated and authoritative definitions of the main major phrases and ideas presently utilized in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, and postcolonial literary studies.The quantity additionally presents transparent and beneficial discussions of the most parts of literary, serious and cultural idea, supported by means of bibliographies and an extended chronology of significant thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are brief biographies of significant works via every one critic or theorist.The new version of this trustworthy reference paintings is either revised and multiplied, including:* greater than 70 extra phrases and ideas outlined, from Absurdism and Aga Saga to Writerly texts and Zeugma.* Newly outlined phrases comprise keyword phrases from the social sciences, cultural experiences and psychoanalysis and the addition of a broader number of classical rhetorical terms.* An multiplied chronology, with extra entries and a

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Download E-books 1922: Literature, Culture, Politics PDF

1922: Literature, tradition, Politics examines key elements of tradition and background in 1922, a yr made well-known by way of the booklet of a number of modernist masterpieces, equivalent to T.S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. person chapters written via best students supply new contexts for the year's major artistic endeavors, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 additionally analyzes either the political and highbrow forces that formed the cultural interactions of that privileged second. even if this quantity takes post-WWI Europe as its leader concentration, American artists and authors additionally obtain considerate attention. In its multiplicity of perspectives, 1922 demanding situations misconceptions concerning the "Lost new release" of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin within the Nineteen Twenties, therefore stressing the broader impression of that momentous yr.

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Download E-books Sites of the Uncanny: Paul Celan, Specularity and the Visual Arts (Interdisciplinary German Cultural Studies 3) PDF

By Eric Kligerman

This is often the 1st book-length learn that examines Celan´s effect on visible tradition. Exploring poetry´s relation to movie, portray and structure, this learn tracks the transformation of Celan in postwar German tradition and indicates the level to which his poetics accompany the country´s reminiscence politics after the Holocaust. First research of the transmission of Paul Celan's lyric poetry to the visible arts attention of the reception of Celan via movie, portray and structure basic research of the significance of Celan for the methods of remembrance in Germany following the Holocaust

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Download E-books Studying English Literature: A Practical Guide PDF

By Tory Young

Learning English Literature is a special advisor for undergraduates starting to learn the self-discipline of literature and those that are taking into consideration doing so. not like books that offer a survey of literary historical past or non-subject particular manuals that provide inflexible guidance on how one can write essays, learning English Literature invitations scholars to have interaction with the subject's background and thought when even as supplying information regarding analyzing, studying and writing approximately literature in the context of a college. The booklet is sensible but no longer patronizing: for instance, when the dialogue of plagiarism offers transparent directions on how to not dedicate this offence, it additionally considers the problems scholars adventure discovering their very own 'voice' while writing and provokes mirrored image at the price of originality and the strategies of edition, appropriation and intertextuality in literature. specifically, the ebook prizes the belief of argument instead of insisting upon formulaic essay plans, and offers some ways of discovering anything to assert as you learn and if you write, in chapters on analyzing, Argument, Essays, Sentences and References.

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