Category: Literary Studies

Collage in Twentieth-Century Art, Literature, and Culture: Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan

By Rona Cran

Emphasizing the range of twentieth-century college practices, Rona Cran's e-book explores the position that it performed within the paintings of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all 4, university was once a huge artistic catalyst, hired cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic influence, Cran argues, enabled each one to beat a most likely destabilizing hindrance in illustration. Cornell, confident that he was once an artist and but hampered via his lack of ability to attract or paint, used college to realize entry to the paintings international and to teach what he was once in a position to given definitely the right medium. Burroughs' formal issues of linear composition have been became to his virtue by way of university, which enabled him to maneuver past narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used university to navigate a good direction among plastic paintings and literature, and to settle on the points of every which most suitable his compositional sort. Bob Dylan's self-conscious software of college options increased his model of rock-and-roll to a degree of heightened aestheticism. all through her booklet, Cran indicates that to delineate university stringently as something or one other is to critically restrict our realizing of the paintings of the artists and writers who got here to exploit it in non-traditional methods.

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The Visual Poetics of Raymond Carver

By Ayala Amir

The visible Poetics of Raymond Carver attracts at the learn of visible arts to light up the fast tales of famous writer Raymond Carver, within the broader context of imaginative and prescient and visualization in a literary textual content. Ayala Amir examines Carver's use of the eye-of-the-camera strategy. Amir uncovers the tensions that constitution his visible aesthetics and examines assumptions that govern scholarly discussions of his paintings, bearing on those concerns to the advanced nature of images and to the present "visual flip" of cultural reviews. The study makes use of visible ways to mirror upon conventional problems with narrative research: period, discussion, narration, description, body, personality, and that means. Amir exhibits how Carver's visible aesthetics shapes the which means of his tales, whereas additionally hard accredited notions of the limits of "the literary."

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Transcolonial Maghreb: Imagining Palestine in the Era of Decolonization (Cultural Memory in the Present)

By Olivia C. Harrison

Transcolonial Maghreb bargains the 1st thorough research of the ways that Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian writers have engaged with the Palestinian query and the Palestinian-Israeli clash for the previous fifty years.

Arguing that Palestine has turn into the determine par excellence of the colonial within the purportedly postcolonial current, the booklet reframes the sphere of Maghrebi stories to account for transversal political and aesthetic exchanges throughout North Africa and the center East. Olivia C. Harrison examines and contextualizes writings by means of the likes of Abdellatif Laâbi, Kateb Yacine, Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Albert Memmi, Abdelkebir Khatibi, Jacques Derrida, and Edmond El Maleh, masking quite a lot of fabrics which are, for the main half, unavailable in English translation: well known theater, literary magazines, tv sequence, feminist texts, novels, essays, unpublished manuscripts, letters, and pamphlets written within the 3 major languages of the Maghreb—Arabic, French, and Berber.

The consequence has extensive implications for the learn of transcolonial kinfolk around the international South.

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The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory (Penguin Dictionary)

By J. A. Cuddon

The newest installment of this depended on literary significant other covers all elements of literary thought, from definitions of technical phrases to characterizations of literary pursuits. aimed toward scholars, academics, readers, and writers alike, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary phrases and Literary Theory explains severe jargon (intertextuality, aporia), faculties of literary thought (structuralism, feminist criticism), literary kinds (sonnet, ottava rima), and genres (elegy, pastoral) and examines artifacts, old locales, archetypes, origins of famous words, and masses, even more. Scholarly, common, entire, or even enjoyable, it is a source that no word-lover could be with out.

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The Body of This Death: Historicity and Sociality in the Time of AIDS

Examining the AIDS pandemic and eastern A-bomb literature, this publication asks the query of the way the adventure of incredible and unrepresentable loss impacts the adventure and structure of the social and the discourses of heritage. It argues that these gadgets that are presumptively given to proposal less than the rubrics of “AIDS” and “Hiroshima/Nagasaki” pose an important hazard, of their existentiality, to conceptual notion and, eventually, to rationality altogether. It hence argues that any severe brooding about AIDS and nuclear terror needs to imagine the basic insufficiency of idea to its putative objects—the insufficiency of “society” to imagine sociality, the insufficiency of “history” to imagine historicity.

The writer first makes an attempt to imagine the disability of each invocation of historic attention (or, certainly, of “history” itself) to imagine the existential historicity of that occasion that's presumptively not just its item yet its floor. Readings of works by means of Nishida Kitaro, Ota Yoko, and Takenishi Hiroko written within the aftermath of Hiroshima and Nagasaki try to mark the restrict of historic realization. the writer then considers erotic sociality during AIDS, particularly as articulated in texts through David Wojnarowicz, targeting the topics of vulnerability, anonymity, the erotic, and nomadism.

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Northrop Frye and Others: Twelve Writers Who Helped Shape His Thinking (Canadian Literature Collection)

By Robert D. Denham

Eminent Northrop Frye student Robert D. Denham explores the relationship among Frye and twelve writers who encouraged his considering yet approximately whom he didn’t write something expansive. Denham attracts specifically on Frye’s notebooks and different formerly unpublished texts, now to be had within the "Collected Works of Frye." Such diverse thinkers as Aristotle, Lewis Carroll, Soren Kierkegaard, and Paul Tillich come to be very important figures in defining Frye’s cross-disciplinary pursuits. ultimately, the twelve “Others” of the name come to symbolize an area occupied by way of writers whose pursuits paralleled Frye’s and helped to set up his personal serious universe.

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Dante and Derrida: Face to Face (S U N Y Series in Theology and Continental Thought)

By Francis J. Ambrosio

Discusses Derrida as a spiritual philosopher, studying Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s spiritual writings together.

Reading Dante’s Commedia along Jacques Derrida’s later spiritual writings, Francis J. Ambrosio explores what those works show approximately faith as a basic dynamic of human lifestyles, approximately freedom and accountability, and concerning the importance of writing itself. Ambrosio argues that either the various telling modifications among them and the robust bonds that unite them throughout centuries express that Dante and Derrida percentage an identification as non secular writers that arises from the human stories of religion, desire, and love in line with the divine secret of being human. For either Dante and Derrida, Ambrosio contends, “scriptural faith” finds that the paradoxical stress of freedom and absolute accountability needs to result in the secret of forgiveness, a mystery that those percentage and faithfully maintain by means of surrendering to its necessity to die in order consistently to start back anew.

“…a necessary booklet … Ambrosio achieves a part of his target of reconciling modern ‘styles of piety’ with Dante’s.” — Modern Philology

“Ambrosio’s enterprise of taking Derrida as his Virgil in examining Dante succeeds rather good … due to Derrida, Ambrosio confirms back what a profound highbrow, even philosophical, problem Christianity nonetheless bargains readers of this nice poet and thinker.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Francis Ambrosio has performed a unique and incisive research that sheds very important gentle on Derrida’s research of the aporia of forgiveness by means of taking over the query of Derrida and Dante. the result's an strange mix of historic erudition and philosophical perception into one of the main provocative thinkers of our time and a superb contribution to continental philosophy of religion.” — John D. Caputo, writer of The weak spot of God: A Theology of the Event

“I like a great deal the author’s innovative, audacious, writerly engagement with the texts he translates. there's a lot that's provocative in those readings, and the aptitude and magnificence of the writer’s language—in many ways an extension of Derrida’s personal form of writing and interpretation—announce an considerable new talent.” — William Franke, writer of Dante’s Interpretive Journey

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Bruno Schulz and Jewish Modernity

By Karen Christine Underhill

Within the previous chapters, i've got mentioned points of Schulz’s writing that basically demonstrate a
desire to barter a dialectical/redemptive courting among the cherished, fragmentary,
profane international, and the messianic – understood as dwelling and everlasting potentiality. In ultimate, i need stream outward from the specificity of Schulz’s textual content, to contemplate back what sort of writing Schulz’s texts signify, and in what experience it really is normal of or consultant of contemporary Jewish messianic texts. with the intention to do that, i'll go back now to contemplate the concept that of a “third language” in additional intensity, describing the resource of this actual formula of Jacques Derrida’s, and constructing a typology for what a textual content written within the ‘third language’ could appear like. Schulz’s writing, I argue, belongs to this classification – one who originates within the glossy messianic writings of philosophers in his iteration, and divulges its strong legacy within the paintings of up to date critics that still proceed the culture of contemporary Jewish messianism.

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Representing Auschwitz: At the Margins of Testimony (The Holocaust and its Contexts)

This choice of essays by way of major overseas students takes the Scrolls of Auschwitz as its place to begin. those robust hand-written tales, produced inside of Birkenau, search to endure witness to mass homicide from at its middle. The hugely literary debts pose a basic problem to the assumption the Holocaust can't be attested to.

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Literature and Theology in the Twentieth Century: Ends of Time (Studies in Literature and Religion)

By David Jasper, Colin Crowder

The primary topics of this choice of essays are the secret of time prior, current and destiny, and the matter of redemption. they're inquisitive about sleek literature, with the specter of meaninglessness within the postmodern , and with the potential for salvation. In an age of deferral and distinction, this e-book addresses itself to eschatology and apocalypse, and redemption in, via, yet rather of, time itself. Hell and insanity are by no means far-off, but the refiguration of time and the breaking in of the transcendent proceed to signify theological probabilities past the wastelands of the 20th century. to these probabilities we glance in hope.

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