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Image for No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Volume 2:

No Man's Land: The Place of the Woman Writer in the Twentieth Century, Volume 2:

By: Gilbert, Sandra/Gubar, Susan

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Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780300050257

ISBN: 0300050259

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What might sex be, and what could sex roles be, in the midst of a war between men and women? What is a "woman," a "man," an "androgyne"? Such questions haunt the works Gilbert and Gubar study in Sexchanges, the second volume of their landmark trilogy No Man's Land. Investigating the connections between the feminine and the modern made by writers from Rider Haggard, Olive Schreiner, and Kate Chopin to Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, D.H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, T.S. Eliot, and Caryl Churchill, they show that the "no man's land" of the Great War became a metaphor for a crisis of masculinity-a cri... View more info

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Leisure Ethic: Work and Play in American Literature, 1840-1940

By: Gleason, William

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Publisher: STANFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780804734349

ISBN: 0804734348

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At the turn of the last century, as routinized industrial labor made a mockery of the gospel of work, Americans increasingly sought fulfillment not on the job but in their leisure activities. This book explores the multiple and, at times, contradictory tensions surrounding this turn to play and examines their impact on nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century American literature. Arguing that American writers participated in the ongoing debates over labor and leisure more strenuously than is commonly understood, the author shows how literary narratives both responded to and helped shape the eme... View more info

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Writing Matter: From the Hands of the English Renaissance

By: Goldberg, Jonathan

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Seller ID: 0804719586

ISBN: 0804719586

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Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age

By: Goldsmith, Kenneth

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Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780231149914

ISBN: 0231149913

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Can techniques traditionally thought to be outside the scope of literature, including word processing, databasing, identity ciphering, and intensive programming, inspire the reinvention of writing? The Internet and the digital environment present writers with new challenges and opportunities to reconceive creativity, authorship, and their relationship to language. Confronted with an unprecedented amount of texts and language, writers have the opportunity to move beyond the creation of new texts and manage, parse, appropriate, and reconstruct those that already exist. In addition to expla... View more info

Uncreative Writing: Managing Language in the Digital Age

By: Goldsmith, Kenneth

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Seller ID: 9780231149914D

ISBN: 9780231149914D

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Professing Literature: An Institutional History

By: Graff, Gerald

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Seller ID: 9780226306049

ISBN: 0226306046

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Brothers Grimm: From Enchanted Forests to the Modern World

By: Grimm/Zipes, Jack

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Publisher: 11/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780415902090

ISBN: 0415902096

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Paradigm Dialog

By: Guba, Egon

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Publisher: SAGE PUBN:

Seller ID: 0803938233

ISBN: 0803938233

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Contours of the Theatrical Avant-Garde: Performance and Textuality

By: Harding, James M.

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Publisher: UNIV OF MICHIGAN PR:

Seller ID: 9780472067275

ISBN: 0472067273

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This collection of essays explores the development of avant-garde theater and its relation to questions of textuality, authority, and the academy. Although the canon of modern and contemporary drama would be difficult to imagine without the influential legacy of the movements and strands of the historical avant-garde, this critical history is often overlooked in courses on modern and contemporary drama and theater.Though primarily focusing on issues of textuality and performance, the essays regard the antitextualism of the avant-garde as indicative of the wide variety of anti-cultural sent... View more info

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Ideological Death: Suicide in Israeli Literature (Cultural Expressions)

By: Harris, Rachel S

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Publisher: NORTHWESTERN UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780810129788

ISBN: 0810129787

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Condition of Postmodernity

By: Harvey, David

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Publisher: BLACKWELL PUBL: 2/22/2014

Seller ID: 9780631162940

ISBN: 0631162941

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In this new book, David Harvey seeks to determine what is meant by the term in its different contexts and to identify how accurate and useful it is as a description of contemporary experience. View more info

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Writing a Woman's Life

By: Heilbrun, Carolyn G.

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393331646

ISBN: 0393331644

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In this modern classic, Carolyn G. Heilbrun builds an eloquent argument demonstrating that writers conform all too often to society's expectations of what women should be like at the expense of the truth of the female experience. Drawing on the careers of celebrated authors including Virginia Woolf, George Sand, and Dorothy Sayers, Heilbrun illustrates the struggle these writers undertook in both work and life to break away from traditional "male" scripts for women's roles. View more info

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Story Logic: Problems and Possibilities of Narrative (Frontiers of Narrative)

By: Herman, David

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Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR: 2/4/2017

Seller ID: 9780803273429

ISBN: 0803273428

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Featuring a major synthesis and critique of interdisciplinary narrative theory, "Story Logic" marks a watershed moment in the study of narrative. David Herman argues that narrative is simultaneously a cognitive style, a discourse genre, and a resource for writing. Because stories are strategies that help humans make sense of their world, narratives not only have a logic but also are a logic in their own right, providing an irreplaceable resource for structuring and comprehending experience."Story Logic" brings together and pointedly examines key concepts of narrative in literary criticism, ... View more info

NARRATOLOGIES: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON NARRATIVE ANALYSIS

By: Herman, David

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Publisher: OHIO STATE UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780814250242

ISBN: 0814250246

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Classical Tradition: Greek and Roman Influences on Western Literature

By: Highet, Gilbert

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Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780195002065

ISBN: 0195002067

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This landmark book explores the ways in which the Greco-Roman tradition has shaped modern European and American literature. View more info

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Body in parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe

By: Hillman, David & Mazzio, Carla

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415916943

ISBN: 0415916941

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An examination of how the body--its organs, limbs, and viscera--were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. This provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolism of body parts challenge our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation. View more info

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Invention of Tradition

By: Hobsbawm, Eric

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Publisher: 2/17/2012

Seller ID: 9780521437738

ISBN: 0521437733

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Many of the traditions which we think of as very ancient in their origins were not in fact sanctioned by long usage over the centuries, but were invented comparatively recently. This book explores examples of this process of invention - the creation of Welsh and Scottish 'national culture'; the elaboration of British royal rituals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; the origins of imperial rituals in British India and Africa; and the attempts by radical movements to develop counter-traditions of their own. It addresses the complex interaction of past and present, bringing together histo... View more info

Representing the "Other: Basic Writers and the Teaching of Basic Writing (Refigu

By: Horner, Bruce

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Seller ID: 9780814141151

ISBN: 0814141153

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Deconstructing the Hero: Literary Theory and Children's Literature

By: Hourihan, Margery

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Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

Seller ID: 9780415141864

ISBN: 0415141869

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This book sets out to explore the structure and meanings within the most popular of all literary genres - the adventure story. Deconstructing the Hero offers analytical readings of some of the most widely read adventure stories such as Treasure Island, the James Bond stories and Star Wars. The book describes how adventure stories are influential in shaping children's perception and establishing values. When many of these stories define non-white, non-European people as inferior, and women as marginal or incapable, we should be worried about what they are teaching our children to think. Ma... View more info

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Theory of Parody: The Teachings of Twentieth-Century Art Forms

By: Hutcheon, Linda

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Publisher: UNIV OF ILLINOIS PR:

Seller ID: 9780252069383

ISBN: 0252069382

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In this major study of a flexible and multifaceted mode of expression, Linda Hutcheon looks at works of modern literature, visual art, music, film, theater, and architecture to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of what parody is and what it does.Hutcheon identifies parody as one of the major forms of modern self-reflexivity, one that marks the intersection of invention and critique and offers an important mode of coming to terms with the texts and discourses of the past. Looking at works as diverse as Tom Stoppard's Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Brian de Palma's Dressed to Kill,... View more info