Download E-books Medea's Chorus: Myth and Women's Poetry Since 1950 (Studies in Modern Poetry) PDF

By Veronica House

Women’s mythic revision is a convention on the middle of twentieth-century literature. Medea’s Chorus explores post-WWII women’s poetry that takes Greek mythology as its relevant topos. The booklet investigates 5 of the main influential poets writing within the 20th century (H.D., Sylvia Plath, Adrienne wealthy, Margaret Atwood, Eavan Boland) who problem either the traditional literary representations of girls and the excessive modernist appropriations of the classics. of their poetry and prose, the ladies interact with cultural discourses approximately literary authority, gender, oppression, violence, and age. but even whereas the poets transform convinced features of the Greek myths that they locate troubling, they see the inherent strength within the tales and use that energy for private and social revelation. simply because myths exist in a number of types, historic writers didn't create from scratch; their inventive contribution lay in how they replaced the tales. glossy lady poets are carrying out a a number of millennia-old culture of mythic revision, a convention that has ruthlessly posited that there's no position for girls within the construction and transmission of mythological poetry. Medea’s Chorus tracks mythic revision from the Fifties during the second-wave feminist circulation and into turn-of-the-century feminism to focus on person achievements and to teach the collective impression of the poets’ hugely diverse works on post-WWII literature and feminist suggestion and perform. This attractive and fantastically written booklet is a must-read for any pupil, instructor, or student of the Classical culture, revisionist mythmaking, and twentieth-century poetry.

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Download E-books The Devil Next Door: Toward a Literary and Psychological Definition of Human Evil (At the Interface/Probing the Boundaries, Volume 87) PDF

By Vera B. Profit

Instead of theoretical or summary, principally else, this monograph endeavors to function a realistic consultant, a guide for aiding us navigate a depressing terrain. It neither presumes to check the assets of evil nor recommend radical therapies. those pages attempt in basic terms to proceed the method of naming the indicators of person evil that we would realize those people prior to they inflict much more harm. Scott Peck says it most sensible. "If evil have been effortless to acknowledge, establish, and deal with, there will be no use for this book." in fact, he was once pertaining to his personal pioneering treatise; given the realities of our day, the necessity continues to be as nice as ever.

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Download E-books Dante and Derrida: Face to Face (S U N Y Series in Theology and Continental Thought) PDF

By Francis J. Ambrosio

Discusses Derrida as a spiritual philosopher, interpreting Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s non secular 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 in regards to the value of writing itself. Ambrosio argues that either the numerous telling ameliorations among them and the strong bonds that unite them throughout centuries exhibit that Dante and Derrida percentage an identification as spiritual writers that arises from the human stories of religion, wish, and love according to the divine secret of being human. For either Dante and Derrida, Ambrosio contends, “scriptural faith” finds that the paradoxical pressure of freedom and absolute accountability needs to result in the secret of forgiveness, a mystery that those proportion and faithfully continue via surrendering to its necessity to die in order regularly to start back anew.

“…a beneficial publication … Ambrosio achieves a element 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 really good … due to Derrida, Ambrosio confirms back what a profound highbrow, even philosophical, problem Christianity nonetheless deals readers of this nice poet and thinker.” — Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Francis Ambrosio has performed a singular and incisive research that sheds vital mild on Derrida’s research of the aporia of forgiveness via taking over the query of Derrida and Dante. the result's an strange mixture of historic erudition and philosophical perception into one of the main provocative thinkers of our time and a great contribution to continental philosophy of religion.” — John D. Caputo, writer of The weak point of God: A Theology of the Event

“I like greatly the author’s imaginitive, audacious, writerly engagement with the texts he translates. there's a lot that's provocative in those readings, and the aptitude and elegance 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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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 fascinating possibilities and demanding situations for Shakespeare stories. As customer, 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 publication identifies the genres of YouTube Shakespeare, studying them via theories of remediation and media convergence and as indices of Shakespeare's transferring cultural meanings. Exploring the intersection of YouTube's participatory tradition – its invitation to ‘Broadcast your self' – with its company good judgment, the publication argues that YouTube Shakespeare is a domain of effective pressure among new varieties of self-expression and the homogenizing results of mass tradition.

Stephen O'Neill unfolds the variety of YouTube's Bardic productions to intricate on their strength as instructing and studying assets. The publication importantly argues for a serious media literacy, person who attends to identification buildings 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 variations, in addition to to new media studies.

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Download E-books Modernists at Odds: Reconsidering Joyce and Lawrence (Florida James Joyce) PDF

“Challenges the unhelpful polarization of Lawrence and Joyce in a lot twentieth-century literary feedback and provides interesting choices to what's without doubt a reductive method of the achievements of either writers.”—Fiona Becket, writer of The whole severe consultant to D. H. Lawrence
“A groundbreaking assortment. Sexuality, censorship, publishing, and competition are all handled with a clean eye; state-of-the-art archival study is delivered to the fore; and new views akin to ecocriticism are one of several highlights.”—Susan Mooney, writer of The creative Censoring of Sexuality
Modernism’s such a lot contentious opponents, James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence, have been polar opposites—stylistically, for my part, and professionally—yet their lives, works, and careers undergo outstanding similarities. They shared a similar literary agent, released within the similar literary magazines, fought felony battles opposed to censorship, and have been either pirated by way of Samuel Roth. this can be the 1st ebook to discover the resonances among the 2 writers, shattering the old silence among Joyceans and Lawrentians.

The parallels run deep among those epic figures of the literary canon, and this quantity explores the vintage modernist paradoxes shared through the 2 writers. either have been straight away syncretists and shatterers, bourgeois cosmopolitans, prudish libertines, displaced nostalgists, and rebels opposed to their local lands. contemplating mutual topics equivalent to gender, classification, horseracing, nature, faith, exile, and modernism’s fascination with Egyptology, those essays spotlight the various intersections within the significant novels and brief fiction of Joyce and Lawrence. Modernists at Odds is a protracted past due prolonged comparability of 2 of the main compelling writers of the 20th century.

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Download E-books Northrop Frye and Others: Twelve Writers Who Helped Shape His Thinking (Canadian Literature Collection) PDF

By Robert D. Denham

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

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Download E-books Having It All in the Belle Epoque: How French Women's Magazines Invented the Modern Woman PDF

By Rachel Mesch

At as soon as deeply ancient and unusually well timed, Having all of it within the Belle Epoque indicates how the debates that proceed to captivate high-achieving girls in the USA and Europe might be traced again to the early 1900s in France. the 1st photographic magazines aimed toward ladies, Femina and La Vie Heureuse created a feminine position version who may well stability age-old conference with new equalities. usually pointed out easily because the "modern woman," this desirable determine embodied the hopes and desires in addition to the main urgent inner conflicts of enormous numbers of French girls in the course of what used to be a interval of profound swap. packed with never-before-studied pictures of the fashionable French lady in motion, Having it All indicates how those early magazines exploited new photographic applied sciences, inventive currents, and literary tendencies to create a robust version of French femininity, one who has exerted an enduring effect on French expression.

This e-book introduces and explores the idea that of Belle Epoque literary feminism, a made of the elite milieu from which the magazines emerged. outlined by means of its refusal of political engagement, this feminism used to be however preoccupied with increasing women's roles, because it labored to build a collective delusion of lady success. via an astute mix of ancient learn, literary feedback, and visible research, Mesch's learn of women's magazines and the preferred writers linked to them deals an unique window onto a bygone period that may function a framework for ongoing debates approximately feminism, femininity, and work-life tensions.

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Download E-books Theaters of Justice: Judging, Staging, and Working Through in Arendt, Brecht, and Delbo (Cultural Memory in the Present) PDF

By Yasco Horsman

What position do criminal trials have in collective techniques of coming to phrases with a historical past of mass violence? How does the theatrical constitution of a legal trial facilitate and restrict nationwide methods of therapeutic and studying from the earlier? This learn starts off with the commonly publicized, ancient trials of 3 Nazi conflict criminals, Eichmann, Barbie, and Priebke, whose particular target used to be not just to punish, but additionally to set up an formally sanctioned model of the earlier. the reality and Reconciliation commissions in South the US and South Africa further a healing aim, performing on the assumption trial may help lead to a second of closure.

Horsman demanding situations this trust by means of studying works that examine the family members between pedagogy, remedy, and criminal trials. thinker Hannah Arendt, poet Charlotte Delbo, and dramaturg Bertolt Brecht all produced responses to historical trials that reopened the situations these trials sought to shut, bringing to middle level facets that had escaped the confines in their criminal frameworks.

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Download E-books The Making of the Modern Artist: Stephen Dedalus and Will Brangwen PDF

By Ernest L. Veyu

The Making of the fashionable Artist: Stephen Dedalus and may Brangwen examines fictional artists by way of James Joyce and D. H. Lawrence in A Portrait of the Artist as a tender guy and D. H. Lawrence's The Rainbow respectively. It brings jointly Joyce and Lawrence of their universal quandary with the trendy artist and smooth paintings. Taking the 2 significant artist characters of the 2 works, this research establishes that Joyce and Lawrence, regardless of significant heritage, academic, inventive and philosophical transformations, converge at the individual, personality, inventive imaginative and prescient and dealing tools of the fashionable artist. This learn makes little attempt at those fictional artists as regulate egos of Joyce and Lawrence; it treats them as smooth artists of their personal correct. It has attempted to provide them some-what a severe correct of lifestyles in their personal.

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Download E-books The Gospel According to Flannery O'Connor: Examining the Role of the Bible in Flannery O'Connor's Fiction PDF

By Jordan Cofer

Jordan Cofer examines the impact of the Bible upon Flannery O'Connor's fiction. whereas there are various reviews exploring how her Catholicism affected her fiction, this booklet argues that O'Connor is seriously motivated via the Bible itself. in particular, it explicates the mostly undocumented ways that she used the Bible as resource fabric for her paintings. It additionally exhibits that, rhetorically, lots of O'Connor's tales (and/or characters) are dependent upon biblical types. in addition, Cofer explains how O'Connor's tales interact their biblical analogues in strange, unforeseen, and occasionally gruesome methods, as her tales be able to express primarily an analogous message as their biblical opposite numbers.

Throughout O'Connor's paintings there are major biblical allusions which were missed or formerly undiscovered. This e-book recognizes her biblical resource fabric so readers can comprehend the effect it had on her fiction. Cofer argues that readers can greater enjoy her paintings via interpreting how her tales are usually grounded in particular biblical texts, which she equally distorts, exaggerates, and subverts, so that it will surprise and educate readers. easily placed, O'Connor does not in basic terms reference those biblical tales, she rewrites them.

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