Category: English Literature

  • Download E-books Reconsidering Gender, Time and Memory in Medieval Culture (Gender in the Middle Ages) PDF

    The learning and use of reminiscence was once an important in medieval tradition, given the constrained literacy on the time, yet to this point, little or no inspiration has been given to the advanced and disparate ways that the idea and practices of memoryinteracted with the inherently volatile strategies of time and gender on the time. The essays during this quantity, drawing on methods from utilized poststructural and queer thought between others, reconsider these ideologies, meanings and responses generated by means of the workings of reminiscence inside of and over ""time"". finally, they argue for the inherent instability of the conventional gender-time-memory matrix (within which males are configured because the recorders of ""history""and ladies because the repositories of a extra inchoate familial and communal knowledge), displaying the center a long time as a locus for a much more fluid conceptualization of time and reminiscence than has formerly been thought of. Elizabeth Cox is Lecturer in previous English at Swansea collage; Roberta Magnani is Lecturer in Medieval Literature at Swansea collage; Liz Herbert McAvoy is Professor of Medieval Literature at Swansea college. participants: Anne E. Bailey, Daisy Black, Elizabeth Cox, Fiona Harris-Stoertz, Ayoush Lazikani, Liz Herbert McAvoy, Pamela E. Morgan, William Rogers, Patricia Skinner, Victoria Turner.
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  • Download E-books Reading the Modern British and Irish Novel 1890 - 1930 PDF

    By Daniel R. Schwarz

    Daniel R. Schwarz has studied and taught the fashionable British novel for many years and now brings his amazing erudition and demanding acuity to this insightful research of the key authors and novels of the 1st 1/2 the 20th century.

    • An insightful examine of British fiction within the first half the 20th century.
    • Draws at the author’s a long time of expertise learning and instructing the trendy British novel.
    • Sets the fashionable British novel in its highbrow, cultural and literary contexts.
    • Features shut readings of Hardy’s Jude the Obscure, Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and The Rainbow, Joyce’s Dubliners and Ulysses, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse and Forster’s A Passage to India.
    • Shows how those novels are crucial elements in a modernist cultural culture including the visible arts.
    • Takes account of modern advancements in concept and cultural studies.
    • Written in an interesting sort, fending off jargon.
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  • Download E-books The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture) PDF

    This spouse presents an authoritative creation to the old, social and stylistic complexities of recent Irish tradition. It introduces Irish tradition in its broadest experience and publications the reader throughout the cultural and theoretical debates that tell our figuring out of recent eire. the diversity of subject matters lined through the participants demonstrates a finished figuring out of Irish tradition and the advance of recent eire.
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  • Download E-books Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses PDF

    Romancing Treason addresses the scope and value of the secular literary tradition of the Wars of the Roses, and particularly of the center English romances that have been distinctively written in prose in this interval. Megan Leitch argues that the pervasive textual presence of treason through the many years c.1437-c.1497 indicates a fashion of conceptualising the understudied area among the Lancastrian literary tradition of the early 15th century and the Tudor literary cultures of the early and mid-sixteenth century. Drawing upon theories of political discourse and interpellation, and of the facility of language to form social identities, this publication explores the ways that, during this textual tradition, treason is either a resource of anxieties approximately group and identification, and a fashion of responding to these issues. regardless of the context of a long time of civil conflict, treason is an understudied topic regardless of regards to Thomas Malory's celebrated prose romance, the Morte Darthur. Leitch consequently presents a double contribution to Malory feedback by way of addressing the Morte Darthur's engagement with treason, and through studying the Morte within the hitherto overlooked context of the prose romances and different secular literature written by way of Malory's English contemporaries. This booklet additionally deals new insights into the character and probabilities of the medieval romance style and sheds mild on understudied texts corresponding to the prose Siege of Thebes and Siege of Troy, and the romances William Caxton translated from French. extra widely, this e-book contributes to reconsiderations of the connection among medieval and early smooth tradition through targeting a relatively ignored sixty-year period -- the period that's typically the dividing line, the 'no man's land' among well--but separately-studied classes in English literary studies.
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  • Download E-books Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain PDF

    This ebook lines the intimate connections among Britain and China during the 19th century and argues for China's crucial influence at the British visible mind's eye. Chang brings jointly an strange staff of fundamental resources to enquire how nineteenth-century Britons checked out and represented chinese language humans, areas, and issues, and the way, within the technique, ethnographic, geographic, and aesthetic representations of China formed British writers' and artists' imaginative and prescient in their personal lives and reviews. for lots of Britons, China used to be even more than a geographical situation; it used to be additionally a manner of seeing and being noticeable which may be both embraced as inventive thought or rejected as contagious impression. In either instances, the assumption of China's visible distinction stood in unfavourable distinction to Britain's evolving experience of the visible and literary genuine. to higher seize what Romantic and Victorian writers, artists, and designers have been doing at domestic, we should also comprehend the international "objects" present in their midst and what they have been taking a look at abroad.

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  • Download E-books Modernism and the Celtic Revival PDF

    By Gregory Castle

    In Modernism and the Celtic Revival, Gregory fort examines the impression of anthropology at the paintings of Irish Revivalists comparable to W. B. Yeats, John M. Synge and James Joyce. fortress argues that anthropology enabled Irish Revivalists to confront and wrestle British imperialism. fort indicates how Irish Modernists hired textual and rhetorical ideas first built in anthropology to translate, reassemble, and edit oral and folk-cultural fabric. Drawing on a variety of postcolonial conception, this booklet may be of curiosity to students in Irish reviews, postcolonial reports, and Modernism.
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  • Download E-books Coleridge's Notebooks: A Selection PDF

    Samuel Taylor Coleridge used to be one of many Romantic age's such a lot enigmatic figures, a genius of fantastic range; writer of a few of the main well-known poems within the English language; one in all England's maximum critics and theorists of literature and mind's eye; in addition to autobiographer, nature-writer, thinker, theologian, psychologist, and talker. all through his existence, he confided his recommendations and feelings to his Notebooks, the place we will nonetheless see his speculations and observations taking form. This version offers a range from this targeted paintings, newly awarded, with notes and observation, for the scholar in addition to the overall reader.
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  • Download E-books Beckett and Decay (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

    By Kathryn White

    The note ‘decay' is frequently utilized by critics often connection with Beckett's thematic emphasis and philosophical outlook. in spite of the fact that, this e-book explores the assumption of deterioration because the primary center of Beckett's paintings, dominating it thematically, linguistically and artistically. Kathryn White explores Beckett's illustration of actual decay, psychological and non secular deterioration and at last the concept ‘decay' is to be present in language itself. This examine explores the significance of either topic and shape in Beckett's paintings and considers even if Beckett will, in destiny generations, be remembered either for his illustration of lifestyles and his options in language.

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