Literary Studies

Download E-books Shakespeare and YouTube: New Media Forms of the Bard (Continuum Shakespeare Studies) PDF

By Stephen O'Neill

The video-sharing platform YouTube signs interesting possibilities and demanding situations for Shakespeare reviews. As shopper, distributor and archive, YouTube events new types of user-generated Shakespeares, but a discounted Bard too, topic to the distractions of the modern networked mediascape.

This ebook identifies the genres of YouTube Shakespeare, analyzing them via theories of remediation and media convergence and as indices of Shakespeare's moving cultural meanings. Exploring the intersection of YouTube's participatory tradition – its invitation to ‘Broadcast your self' – with its company good judgment, the booklet argues that YouTube Shakespeare is a domain of effective pressure among new kinds of self-expression and the homogenizing results of mass tradition.

Stephen O'Neill unfolds the diversity of YouTube's Bardic productions to complicated on their strength as instructing and studying assets. The publication importantly argues for a severe media literacy, person who attends to identification structures and to the politics of race and gender as they emerge via Shakespeare's new media kinds.

Shakespeare and YouTube might be of curiosity to scholars and students of Shakespearean drama, poetry and diversifications, in addition to to new media studies.

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Download E-books Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By Vilashini Cooppan

Worlds Within tracks the altering different types of novels and international locations opposed to a protracted, postcolonial 20th century. whereas globalization has occasionally been understood to supersede nationwide borders, this ebook distances itself from before-and-after sequences with a purpose to hint the intersection among nationwide and worldwide politics.

Drawing from psychoanalytic and deconstructive debts of id, distinction, and wish, Worlds Within explores the making and unmaking of principles of kingdom, globe, race, and gender within the past due imperialism of Joseph Conrad, the anticolonial nationalism and nascent Third-Worldism of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon, and the decolonizing nationalisms and postcolonial cosmopolitanisms of novelistic descendants, reminiscent of the Indian and Indo-Caribbean writers Salman Rushdie, Amitav Ghosh, V.S. Naipaul, and David Dabydeen, the anglophone and francophone African writers Chinua Achebe, Nggi wa Thiong'o, Assia Djebar, and Tsitsi Dangarembga, and the Cuban postmodern novelist and theorist Severo Sarduy. throughout this international box, nationwide id is subtended by means of transnational affiliations and expressed via various and intersecting literary forms.

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Download E-books Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought: The Radical Unspoken PDF

By Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

Proposing an interesting mirrored image at the paintings of favourite glossy Iranian literary artists in alternate with modern Continental literary feedback and philosophy, this publication tracks the assumption of silence – throughout the prism of poetics, dreaming, circulate, and the physique – around the textual imaginations of either Western and heart jap authors. via this comparative nexus, it explores the overriding relevance of silence in sleek notion, concerning the one idea of "the radical unspoken" to the a number of registers of serious concept and postcolonial writing.

during this e-book, the theoretical works of Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot, Gaston Bachelard, Antonin Artaud, and Gilles Deleuze are put right into a charged worldwide discussion with the literary-poetic writings of Sadeq Hedayat, Ahmad Shamlu, Nima Yushij, Esmail Kho’i, and Forugh Farrokhzad. It additionally examines an enormous spectrum of thematic dimensions together with catastrophe, exhaustion, eternity, wandering, rebellion, counter-history, abandonment, forgetting, protecting, innocence, exile, vulnerability, wish, extra, secrecy, formlessness, ecstasy, delirium, and apocalypse.

delivering comparative feedback that lines one of the most compelling intersections and divergences among Western and heart jap idea, this booklet is of curiosity to lecturers of contemporary Persian literature, postcolonial stories, Continental philosophy, and center jap stories.

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Download E-books Western Art and Jewish Presence in the Work of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the "Meridian" Speech (Graven Images) PDF

By Esther Cameron

Western artwork and Jewish Presence within the paintings of Paul Celan: Roots and Ramifications of the “Meridian” Speech addresses a relevant challenge within the paintings of a poet who holds a distinct place within the highbrow heritage of the 20th century. at the one hand, he was once probably the final nice determine of the Western poetic culture, one that took up the discussion with its classics and who replied to the questions of his day from a “global” crisis, if frequently cryptically. And nevertheless, Paul Celan used to be a witness to and period in-between survivor of the Holocaust. These identities elevate questions that have been obviously current for Celan within the very act of poetry. This examine takes the shape of a observation on Celan’s most vital assertion of his poetics and ideology, “The Meridian,” that's a very condensed textual content, full of allusions and a number of meanings. It displays his early paintings and anticipates later advancements, in order that the dialogue of “The Meridian” turns into a attention of his oeuvre as an entire. The observation is an act of listening—an try and pay attention what those phrases intended to the poet, to work out the landscapes from which they arrive and the truth they try to venture; and within the gentle of this, to reach at a transparent photograph of the relation among Celan’s Jewishness and his vocation as a Western writer.

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Download E-books Horrors of War: The Undead on the Battlefield PDF

By Cynthia J. Miller

Acknowledgments advent half I: titanic Enemies 1. “Blood-Thirsty Graybacks”: The mammoth Othering of the Confederacy in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter Robert A. Saunders 2. Cry “Havoc!” and permit Slip the Vampires of battle Cynthia J. Miller three. Vampire Pilots and Industrialized struggle within the Bloody crimson Baron A. Bowdoin Van Riper four. Nazis at the Moon! Nazis lower than the Polar Ice Cap! And different contemporary Episodes within the unusual Cinematic Afterlife of the 3rd Reich James J. Ward half Ii: The useless do not relaxation five. The Wages of battle: Spectral young children within the Devil's spine Michael C. Reiff 6. Traversing the Afterlife fable: The Haunted Soldier in Jacob's Ladder Thomas Robert Argiro 7. The Haunted Tank Paul O'Connor eight. (Re)Remembering the good conflict in Deathwatch Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz nine. The U.N.dead: chilly battle Ghosts in Carol for one more Christmas Christina M. Knopf half Iii: Making Monsters 10. Pall within the kin: Deathdream, condominium, and the Vietnam warfare Christopher D. Stone eleven. Strategic

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Download E-books Literature Against Itself: Literary Ideas in Modern Society PDF

By Gerald Graff

On account that its first ebook greater than fifteen years in the past, Literature opposed to Itself has completed large attractiveness because the first significant critique of post-1960s cultural radicalism―and nonetheless, the best. In it, Gerald Graff argues that the reigning ideas for protecting literature now prove via trivializing it, and he analyzes why and the way they've got long gone improper. He fees that our best literary critics, whether or not they declare to be traditionalists or innovators, have taken positions that finally undermine the authority of artwork, literature, and feedback itself. "An terribly vital booklet, biting and cogent on each page."―Robert Boyers, Salmagundi. "In this cringe from the present anarchy of interpretation, Graff has affirmed that `literary considering is inseparable from social and ethical thinking."'―New York instances e-book Review. "A splendidly trenchant and illuminating inquiry… the shrewdness and cogency of his statement are always arresting."―Virginia Quarterly Review.

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Download E-books Writing Death and Absence in the Victorian Novel: Engraved Narratives PDF

By Jolene Zigarovich

This e-book argues that the Victorian novel bargains a longer statement at the complicity among writing and dying. Drawing from theorists comparable to Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Paul de guy, Zigarovich keeps that the narrating of loss of life was once vital to the knowledge of absence, separation, and displacement in an more and more commercial and destabilizing tradition.

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Download E-books Benjamin's Library: Modernity, Nation, and the Baroque (Signale: Modern German Letters, Cultures, and Thought) PDF

By Jane O. Newman

In Benjamin's Library, Jane O. Newman bargains, for the 1st time in any language, a studying of Walter Benjamin's notoriously opaque paintings, Origin of the German Tragic Drama that systematically attends to its position in discussions of the Baroque in Benjamin's day. taking into consideration the literary and cultural contexts of Benjamin's paintings, Newman recovers Benjamin’s courting to the ideologically loaded readings of the literature and political conception of the seventeenth-century Baroque that abounded in Germany in the course of the political and fiscal crises of the Weimar years.

To date, the importance of the Baroque for Origin of the German Tragic Drama has been glossed over by way of scholars of Benjamin, so much of whom have neither learn it during this context nor engaged with the usually incongruous debates in regards to the interval that crammed either educational and renowned texts within the years prime as much as and following international warfare I. Armed with remarkable historic, bibliographical, philological, and orthographic learn, Newman exhibits the level to which Benjamin participated in those debates through reconstructing the literal and figurative background of 16th- and seventeenth-century books that Benjamin analyzes and the literary, artwork ancient and artwork theoretical, and political theological discussions of the Baroque with which he used to be customary. In so doing, she demanding situations the exceptionalist, even hagiographic, techniques that experience develop into universal in Benjamin experiences. the result's a deeply discovered publication that might infuse much-needed existence into the research of 1 of the main influential thinkers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Phantoms of the Other: Four Generations of Derrida's Geschlecht (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy) PDF

Features a reconstruction of an unfinished textual content by means of Jacques Derrida from his so much penetrating sequence of readings of Heidegger’s philosophy.

throughout the Nineteen Eighties Jacques Derrida wrote and released 3 incisive essays below the identify Geschlecht, a German notice for “generation” and “sexuality.” those essays inquisitive about the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, taking on the hardly ever mentioned factor of sexual distinction in Heidegger’s concept. A fourth essay—actually the 3rd within the series—was by no means accomplished and not released. In Phantoms of the Other, David Farrell Krell reconstructs this 3rd Geschlecht on the root of archival fabrics and places it within the context of the whole sequence. referring to the subject matters of sexual distinction, poetics, politics, and feedback as practiced by way of Heidegger, Derrida’s unfinished 3rd essay bargains a penetrating severe research of Heidegger’s perspectives on sexuality and Heidegger’s analyzing of the affection poems of Georg Trakl, one of many maximum Expressionist poets of the German language, who died through the commencing days of the 1st global War.

“A significant contribution to Derrida stories, to Heidegger reviews, and to philosophy.” — Walter Brogan

“This research of Derrida’s numerous engagements with Heidegger less than the name of Geschlecht exhibits Krell’s outstanding scholarship, linguistic skill, philosophical perception, and subtlety at their very best.” — Charles E. Scott

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