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The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts

The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230000991
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Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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The Palgrave Guide to English Literature and Its Contexts by , Book Resume:

This comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context of English Literature covers the core periods of literature, and history, from the English Renaissance to the present. It introduces and outlines key terms, concepts and developments and provides a series of timelines showing political, social, cultural and literary events for each year. Together it offers a concise history of Britain for literature students and provides readers with the context for any literary work from 1500 to 2000. MARKET 1: Undergraduate students of English Literature; MARKET 2: Post-graduates and scholars of English literature; general readers; library sale

The Essential Guide to English Studies

The Essential Guide to English Studies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441107096
Author: Peter Childs
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Essential Guide to English Studies by Peter Childs Book Resume:

Focusing on what it means to study English in higher education, this book guides students through key aspects of English Studies including major topics and approaches, subject-specific study skills and assessment, including seminar presentations, assignments, and exams. Peter Childs offers down-to-earth practical guidance on developing the skills needed to succeed and includes coverage of literature, language and creative writing. This is an essential introduction to English Studies for students beginning their studies at university or college and anyone considering taking a degree in English.

Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa

Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113750305X
Author: Nicky Falkof
Publisher: Springer
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Satanism and Family Murder in Late Apartheid South Africa by Nicky Falkof Book Resume:

This book discusses two moral panics that appeared in the media in late apartheid South Africa: the Satanism scare and the so-called epidemic of white family murder. The analysis of these symptoms of social and political change reveals important truths about whiteness, gender, violence, history, nationalism and injustice in South Africa and beyond.

Renaissance Literature

Renaissance Literature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0748631216
Author: Siobhan Keenan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Renaissance Literature by Siobhan Keenan Book Resume:

This concise introduction to the literature of an exciting and influential period opens with an overview of the historical and cultural context in which English Renaissance literature was produced, and a discussion of its contemporary and subsequent critical reception. The following chapters survey the major Renaissance genres of drama, poetry and prose. Each chapter provides illustrative case studies of canonical and non-canonical key texts by authors such as William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Edmund Spenser, John Milton, Sir Philip Sidney, John Donne, Aemilia Lanyer, Sir Francis Bacon, Thomas Nashe, and Lady Mary Wroth. A guide to further reading accompanies each chapter, complemented by a section of student resources at the end of the book. The final chapter summarises significant developments in English Renaissance literary culture, and discusses the future direction of Renaissance literary scholarship.


Romanticism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441145354
Author: Sharon Ruston
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Romanticism by Sharon Ruston Book Resume:

Introductions to British Literature and Culture provide practical guides to key literary periods. Guides in the series help to orientate students as they begin a new module or area of study, providing concise information on the historical, cultural, literary and critical context and acting as an initial map of the knowledge needed to study the literature and culture of a specific period. This accessible introduction to Romanticism and its contexts from 1780-1820 includes: - an overview of the historical, cultural and intellectual background including the romantic movement in culture, political upheaval, philosophy and religion and scientific development - a survey of the developments in key genres including discussion of major writers such as Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Wollstonecraft, Hemans and Smith - concise explanations of key terms needed to understand the literature and criticism - a guide to key critical approaches - a chronology mapping historical events and literary works - guided further reading including websites and electronic resources.

Iris Murdoch: Texts and Contexts

Iris Murdoch: Texts and Contexts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137271361
Author: A. Rowe
Publisher: Springer
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Iris Murdoch: Texts and Contexts by A. Rowe Book Resume:

Using unpublished archive material, including correspondence and the many annotations Murdoch made to the books held in her Oxford library, this book offers fresh insights into Murdoch's work by placing it within a diversity of new contexts. It also reveals startling parallels between Murdoch's work and other literary and philosophical texts.

Sidney to Milton, 1580-1660

Sidney to Milton, 1580-1660 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1403937923
Author: Marion Wynne-Davies
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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Sidney to Milton, 1580-1660 by Marion Wynne-Davies Book Resume:

This invaluable guide offers readers an accessible and imaginative approach to the literature of early modern Britain. Exploring the poetry, drama and prose of the period, Marion Wynne-Davies combines theory and practice, providing a helpful introduction to key theoretical concepts and close readings of individual texts by both canonical and less well-known authors. Amongst other things, Wynne-Davies discusses sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry in its political and cultural contexts, considers Renaissance drama in terms of performance space, and uses the early modern map to explain the prose works of writers such as Bunyan and Cavendish.

Shelley's Frankenstein

Shelley's Frankenstein [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1441120882
Author: Graham Allen
Publisher: A&C Black
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Shelley's Frankenstein by Graham Allen Book Resume:

Mary Shelley's classic gothic novel, Frankenstein, is one of the most widely studied novels in English Literature. Due to its key position in the canon and its wide cultural influence, the novel has been the subject of many interpretations, which require some guidance to navigate. This book offers an authoritative, up-to-date guide for students, introducing its context, language, themes, criticism and afterlife, leading them to a more sophisticated understanding of the text. Graham Allen places Frankenstein in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, and presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception. It also includes an introduction to its substantial history as an adapted text on stage and screen and its wider influence in film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.


Ulysses [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1513265199
Author: James Joyce
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
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Ulysses by James Joyce Book Resume:

"I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape." T.S. Eliot Ulysses depicts a day in Leopold Bloom’s life, broken into episodes analogous to Homer’s Odyssey and related in rich, varied styles. Joyce’s novel is celebrated for its depth of learning, earthy humor, literary allusions and piercing insight into the human heart. First published in Paris in 1922 Ulysses was not published in the United States until 1934. Immediately recognized as an extraordinary work that both echoed the history of English literature and took it in new, unheralded directions, Joyce’s book was controversial. Its widespread release was initially slowed by censors nitpicking a few passages. The novel is challenging, in that it is an uncommon reader who will perceive all that Joyce has put into his pages upon first reading, but it is uniquely rewarding for anyone willing to follow where the author leads. Far more than a learned exercise in literary skill, Ulysses displays a sense of humor that ranges from delicate to roguish as well as sequences of striking beauty and emotion. Chief among the latter must be the novel’s climactic stream of consciousness step into the mind of the protagonist’s wife, Molly Bloom, whose open-hearted acceptance of life and love is among the most memorable and moving passages in English literature. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Ulysses is both modern and readable.

Thomas Hardy: The Novels

Thomas Hardy: The Novels [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1403990387
Author: Norman Page
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
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Thomas Hardy: The Novels by Norman Page Book Resume:

This book is designed to serve as a practical guide for students and others wishing to improve their skills in the detailed analysis and discussion of Hardy's prose texts. Its aim is to sharpen readers' awareness of the complexity and subtlety of Hardy's art by encouraging responsiveness to such aspects as language and style, imagery and symbol, descriptive and dramatic method and narrative technique. At the same time extracts are considered not in isolation but in relation to the overall purposes of a highly-organised text. While the main focus is on four of Hardy's most-widely read novels, the twenty-four examples of close analysis cover six major themes that are relevant to all his fiction. There are also numerous references to his other writings in prose and verse. The second part of the book provides, in succinct form, essential background material, including an outline of Hardy's life and career and an account of the literary, historical and intellectual contexts of his fiction. As well as a guide to further reading, a chapter is devoted to samples of criticism illustrating a range of approaches to the chosen texts and representing the work of important critics past and present.

Bewitched and Bedeviled

Bewitched and Bedeviled [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137498226
Author: K. Uszkalo
Publisher: Springer
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Bewitched and Bedeviled by K. Uszkalo Book Resume:

Narratives of possession have survived in early English medical and philosophical treatises. Using ideas derived from cognitive science, this study moves through the stages of possession and exorcism to describe how the social, religious, and medical were internalized to create the varied manifestations of demon possession in early modern England.

British Romanticism in European Perspective

British Romanticism in European Perspective [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137461969
Author: Steve Clark,Tristanne Connolly
Publisher: Springer
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British Romanticism in European Perspective by Steve Clark,Tristanne Connolly Book Resume:

What, and when, is British Romanticism, if seen not in island isolation but cosmopolitan integration with European Romantic literature, history and culture? The essays here range from poetry and the novel to science writing, philosophy, visual art, opera and melodrama; from France and Germany to Italy and Bosnia.

Love in a Time of Slaughters

Love in a Time of Slaughters [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271084529
Author: Susan McHugh
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Love in a Time of Slaughters by Susan McHugh Book Resume:

Love in a Time of Slaughters examines a diverse array of contemporary creative narratives in which genocide and extinction blur species lines in order to show how such stories can promote the preservation of biological and cultural diversity in a time of man-made threats to species survival. From indigenous novels and Japanese anime to art installations and truth commission reports, Susan McHugh analyzes source material from a variety of regions and cultures to highlight cases where traditional knowledge works in tandem with modern ways of thinking about human-animal relations. In contrast to success stories of such relationships, the narratives McHugh highlights show the vulnerabilities of affective bonds as well as the kinds of loss shared when interspecific relationships are annihilated. In this thoughtful critique, McHugh explores the potential of these narratives to become a more powerful, urgent strategy of resistance to the forces that work to dehumanize people, eradicate animals, and threaten biodiversity. As we unevenly contribute to the sixth great extinction, this timely, compelling study sheds light on what constitutes an effective response from a humanities-focused, interdisciplinary perspective. McHugh’s work will appeal to scholars working at the crossroads of human-animal studies, literature, and visual culture, as well as artists and activists who are interested in the intersections of animal politics with genocide and indigeneity.

Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts

Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137440031
Author: Simon Smith
Publisher: Springer
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Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts by Simon Smith Book Resume:

Rapid advances in computing have enabled the integration of corpora into language teaching and learning, yet in China corpus methods have not yet been widely adopted. Corpus Linguistics in Chinese Contexts aims to advance the state of the art in the use of corpora in applied linguistics and contribute to the expertise in corpus use in China.

International Perspectives on Materials in ELT

International Perspectives on Materials in ELT [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137023317
Author: Sue Garton,Kathleen Graves
Publisher: Springer
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International Perspectives on Materials in ELT by Sue Garton,Kathleen Graves Book Resume:

This book brings together different perspectives on ELT materials from a range of international contexts and a variety of educational settings. All the chapters are underpinned by sound theoretical principles while addressing practical concerns and debates in materials design and use.

Writing Medieval Women’s Lives

Writing Medieval Women’s Lives [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137074701
Author: C. Goldy,A. Livingstone
Publisher: Springer
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Writing Medieval Women’s Lives by C. Goldy,A. Livingstone Book Resume:

A collection of essays representing the growing variety of approaches used to write the history of medieval women. They reflect the European medieval world socially, geographically and across religious boundaries, engaging directly with how the medieval women's experience wa reconstructed, as well as what the experience was.

Toyin Falola and African Epistemologies

Toyin Falola and African Epistemologies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137492708
Author: A. Bangura
Publisher: Springer
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Toyin Falola and African Epistemologies by A. Bangura Book Resume:

While there are five important festschriften on Toyin Falola and his work, this book fulfills the need for a single-authored volume that can be useful as a textbook. I develop clearly articulated rubrics and overarching concepts as the foundational basis for analyzing Falola's work.

Mobility in the Victorian Novel

Mobility in the Victorian Novel [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 113754547X
Author: Charlotte Mathieson
Publisher: Springer
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Mobility in the Victorian Novel by Charlotte Mathieson Book Resume:

Mobility in the Victorian Novel explores mobility in Victorian novels by authors including Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot and Mary Elizabeth Braddon. With focus on representations of bodies on the move, it reveals how journeys create the place of the nation within a changing global landscape.

The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale

The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230227643
Author: C. Sumpter
Publisher: Springer
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The Victorian Press and the Fairy Tale by C. Sumpter Book Resume:

This book offers a new history of the fairy tale, revealing the creative role of periodical publication in shaping this popular genre. Sumpter explores the fairy tale's reinvention for (and by) diverse readerships in unexpected contexts, including debates over evolution, colonialism, socialism, gender and sexuality and decadence.

Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende

Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137337583
Author: B. Craig
Publisher: Springer
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Rewriting American Identity in the Fiction and Memoirs of Isabel Allende by B. Craig Book Resume:

Moving away from territorially-bound narratives toward a more kinetic conceptualization of identity, this book represents the first analysis of the politics of American identity within the fiction and memoirs of Isabel Allende. Craig offers a radical transformation of societal frameworks through revised notions of place, temporality, and space.