Category: Literary Theory

  • Download E-books Kafka's Nonhuman Form: Troubling the Boundaries of the Kafkaesque (Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature) PDF

    This booklet is a compact learn of Kafka’s inimitable literary sort, animals, and ecological thought―his nonhuman form―that proceeds via unique shut readings of Kafka’s oeuvre. With choose engagements of Adorno, Derrida, and the literary history from Romanticism to Dickens that motivated Kafka, Ted Geier discusses Kafka’s literary, “nonhuman” shape and how it unsettles the idea of a ordinary and easy life that society and tradition impose, together with the limits among human and animal. via cautious consciousness to the formal predicaments of Kafka’s works and interesting with Kafka’s unique criminal and social inspiration in his novels and brief tales, this e-book renders Kafka’s occasionally impossibly enigmatic paintings legible on the point of its expression, bringing fantastic form to his paintings and redefining what students and readers have understood because the “Kafkaesque”.

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  • Download E-books Empire in British Girls' Literature and Culture: Imperial Girls, 1880-1915 (Critical Approaches to Children's Literature) PDF

    Whereas the gender and age of the lady could seem to take away her from any major contribution to empire, this e-book presents either a brand new standpoint on frequent women' literature, and the 1st exact exam of lesser-known fiction touching on the emergence of fictional lady adventurers, castaways and 'ripping' schoolgirls to the British Empire.
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  • Download E-books Exercises in Style PDF

    By Raymond Queneau

    “A paintings of genius in an excellent translation via Barbara Wright….Endlessly interesting and intensely funny.” —Philip Pullman

    The plot of Exercises in Style is easy: a guy will get into an issue with one other passenger on a bus. even though, this anecdote is informed ninety nine extra occasions, every one in a greatly diverse kind, as a sonnet, an opera, in slang, and with many extra diversifications. This virtuoso set of diversifications is a linguistic rust-remover, and a advisor to literary types.
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  • Download E-books New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society PDF

    Over 25 years in the past, Raymond Williams’ Keywords: A Vocabulary of tradition and Society set the normal for the way we comprehend and use the language of tradition and society. Now, 3 luminaries within the box of cultural experiences have assembled a quantity that builds on and updates Williams’ vintage, reflecting the transformation in tradition and society on the grounds that its booklet. New key words: A Revised Vocabulary of tradition and Society is a cutting-edge reference for college kids, lecturers and tradition vultures all over the place.

    • Assembles a stellar group of across the world well known and interdisciplinary social thinkers and theorists

    • Showcases 142 signed entries – from art, commodity, and fundamentalism to youth, utopia, the virtual, and the West – that catch the practices, associations, and debates of latest society

    • Builds on and updates Raymond Williams’s vintage keyword phrases: A Vocabulary of tradition and Society, by means of reflecting the transformation in tradition and society over the past 25 years

    • Includes a bibliographic source to steer learn and cross-referencing

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  • Download E-books Literature as History: Essays in Honour of Peter Widdowson PDF

    By Simon Barker

    Literature as background offers a range of particularly commissioned essays via a number key modern thinkers at the interdisciplinary examine of literature and background. The unifying subject matter is the interrelationship among literary / cultural creation and its old second. The essays within the assortment are astute and fascinating when it comes to their engagement with ever-changing advancements in serious and theoretical perform whereas maintaining a useful specialize in generic and fascinating texts and authors. The members supply a reappraisal of the character of literary stories at the present time, in retrospect over the thirty-five years of Peter Widdowson's occupation - a profession which has coincided with the emergence of, demanding situations to, and reformulations of severe idea - and ask what the longer term holds, rather for the interdisciplinary methods of operating which Widdowson pioneered. Bringing jointly individual students within the interdisciplinary examine of English and background, it seizes the chance to take inventory of the present box of literary stories and to invite looking questions about its destiny improvement.
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  • Download E-books The Occult Mind: Magic in Theory and Practice PDF

    By Christopher I. Lehrich

    "Given the ancient orientation of philosophy, is it unreasonable to signify a much broader solid of the internet into the deep waters of magic? by means of encountering magical inspiration as conception, we come to a brand new figuring out of a concept that appears again at us from a funhouse mirror."―from The Occult brain

    Divination, like many serious modes, includes studying symptoms, and magic, extra normally, might be obvious as one of those feedback that takes the universe―seen and unseen, recognized and unknowable―as its textual content. In The Occult Mind, Christopher I. Lehrich explores the historical past of magic in Western idea, suggesting a daring new knowing of the claims made concerning the energy of assorted trust systems.

    In heavily interlinked essays on such disparate themes as ley traces, the Tarot, the Corpus Hermeticum, writing and formality in magical perform, and early makes an attempt to decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, Lehrich treats magic and its elements as an highbrow item that calls for interpretive zeal at the a part of readers/observers. Drawing illuminating parallels among the perform of magic and more moderen interpretive systems―structuralism, deconstruction, semiotics―Lehrich deftly means that the threat of magic haunts all such makes an attempt to know the nature of knowledge.

    Offering a thorough new method of the character and price of occult inspiration, Lehrich's brilliantly conceived and completed e-book posits magic as a method of conception that's intrinsically subversive of normative conceptions of cause and fact. In elucidating the deep parallels among occult proposal and educational discourse, Lehrich demonstrates that sixteenth-century occult philosophy frequently touched on matters that experience develop into crucial to philosophical discourse in simple terms some time past fifty years.

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  • Download E-books Discourse Analysis (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics) PDF

    By Gillian Brown

    Discourse research is a time period that has come to have diversified interpretations for students operating in several disciplines. For a sociolinguist, it truly is involved usually with the constitution of social interplay manifested in dialog; for a psycholinguist, it really is essentially keen on the character of comprehension of brief written texts; for the computational linguist, it really is involved in generating operational types of text-understanding inside hugely restricted contexts. during this textbook, first released in 1983, the authors supply an intensive evaluate of the various and various methods to the examine of discourse, yet base their very own method centrally at the self-discipline which, to various levels, is usual to all of them - linguistics. utilizing a technique which has a lot in universal with descriptive linguistics, they give a lucid and wide-ranging account of the way different types of language are utilized in conversation. Their imperative predicament is to check how any language produced by means of guy, no matter if spoken or written, is used to speak for a goal in a context.
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