Category: Literary Theory

  • Download E-books Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies PDF

    In recent times the spatial flip in literary and cultural experiences has unfolded new methods of the interactions between writers, readers, texts, and locations. Geocriticism deals a well timed new method, and this publication offers an array of concrete examples or readings, which additionally display the vast diversity of geocritical practices.
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  • Download E-books Poetic Justice and Legal Fictions PDF

    By Jonathan Kertzer

    Literature finds the serious efforts of ethical mind's eye required to articulate what justice is and the way it would be chuffed. reading a wide selection of texts together with Shakespeare's performs, Gilbert and Sullivan's operas, and modernist poetics, Poetic Justice and felony Fictions explores how literary legislation and values remove darkness from and problem the jurisdiction of justice and the legislations. Jonathan Kertzer examines how justice is articulated through its command of, or submission to, time, nature, singularity, fact, transcendence and sacrifice, marking the gap among the promise of justice to meet our ethical and sociable wishes and its failure to take action. Poetic Justice and felony Fictions may be precious analyzing for students of the legislations inside of literature and among modernist and 20th century literature experts.
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  • Download E-books Magnificent Houses in Twentieth Century European Literature (Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature) PDF

    Magnificent homes in 20th Century ecu Literature is a set of serious and imaginitive essays that discover the subject of very good and aesthetically attention-grabbing homes in 20th century ecu literature. It focuses specifically on vital works through Thomas Mann, Evelyn Waugh, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Siegfried Lenz, whereas additionally discussing different major homes in sleek eu literature.
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  • Download E-books Death of a Discipline (The Wellek Library Lectures) PDF

    By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

    For virtually 3 many years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has been ignoring the standardized "rules" of the academy and trespassing throughout disciplinary barriers. at the present time she is still one of many top-rated figures within the learn of global literature and its cultural results. during this new ebook she broadcasts the dying of comparative literature as we all know it and sounds an pressing demand a "new comparative literature," during which the self-discipline is given new life―one that isn't appropriated and made up our minds by way of the market.

    In the period of globalization, while giant tasks of worldwide literature in translation are being undertaken within the usa, how will we guard the multiplicity of languages and literatures on the collage? Spivak demonstrates how critics attracted to social justice should still pay shut consciousness to literary shape and provides new interpretations of classics similar to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. via shut readings of texts not just in English, French, and German but in addition in Arabic and Bengali, Spivak practices what she preaches.

    Acclaim for Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and her work:

    "[Spivak] pioneered the research in literary idea of non-Western women."―Edward W. Said

    "She has most likely performed extra long term political solid, in pioneering feminist and post-colonial reports inside of worldwide academia, than virtually any of her theoretical colleagues." ―Terry Eagleton

    "A superstar in academia... create[s] a stir at any place she goes." ―The manhattan Times

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  • Download E-books William Empson: The Critical Achievement PDF

    William Empson (1906SH84) was once one of many 20th century's such a lot unique serious voices, and left a profound mark upon Anglo-American literary tradition. This e-book is the 1st complete examine of Empson's literary feedback in its a number of elements, taking account of modern advancements in severe conception and of Empson's complicated SH every now and then deeply hostile SH angle in the direction of these advancements. of their range of standpoint and demanding method the 9 essays replicate this strong resistance to trendy tendencies of 'Eng. Lit.' opinion. themes contain the relatives among Empson and Derrida's ways to the difficulty of textual 'undecidability', and Empson's trendy (if unwilling function) within the shaping of English as a tutorial discourse. Christopher Norris's prolonged advent charts the floor and provides an important revaluation of Empson's position within the theoretical culture.
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  • Download E-books Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History PDF

    By James McFarland

    Constellation is the 1st prolonged exploration of the connection among Walter Benjamin, the Weimar-era innovative cultural critic, and the unconventional thinker Friedrich Nietzsche. The affinity among those noncontemporaneous thinkers serves as a restrict case manifesting the precariousness and potentials of cultural transmission in a upset present.

    In 5 chapters, Constellation offers the altering determine of Nietzsche as Benjamin encountered him: an notion to his scholar activism, an expert for his skeptical philology, a manifestation of his philosophical nihilism, a spouse in his political exile, and finally a subversive collaborator in his efforts to imagine past the hopeless temporality--new and regularly the same--of the current second in history.

    By excavating this overlooked dating philologically and elaborating its philosophical implications within the surviving texts of either males, Constellation produces new and compelling readings in their works and during them triangulates a theoretical restrict within the current, a fractured "now-time" suspended among insanity and suicide, from which the collective destiny regains a degree of consequential and transformative vitality.
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