Download Entangled Voices: Genre and the Religious Construction of by Frederick J. Ruf PDF

By Frederick J. Ruf

During this ebook, Ruf attempts to appreciate how the ideas of "voice" and "genre" functionality in texts, particularly non secular texts. To this finish, he joins literary theorists within the dialogue approximately "narrative." Ruf rejects the belief of style as a set old shape that serves as a template for readers and writers; in its place, he means that we think diverse genres, even if narrative, lyric, or dramatic, because the expression of alternative voices. each one voice, he asserts, possesses various key features: embodiment, sociality, contextuality, and opacity within the dramatic voice; intimacy, drawback, urgency in lyric; and a "magisterial" caliber of comprehensiveness and cohesiveness in narrative. those voices are versions for our selves, composing an unruly and volatile multiplicity of selves. Ruf applies his conception of "voice" and "genre" to 5 texts: Dineson's Out of Africa, Donne's Holy Sonnets, Primo Levi's The Periodic Table, Robert Wilson's Einstein at the Beach, and Coleridge's Biographia Literaria. via those literary works, he discerns the particular ways that a textual content constructs a voice and, within the strategy, a self. extra importantly, Ruf demonstrates that this approach is a non secular one, pleasing the functionality that religions usually suppose: that of defining the self and its global.

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Download Nervous Acts: Essays on Literature, Culture and Sensibility by G. Rousseau PDF

By G. Rousseau

These essays show the sweeping effect of the human anxious process at the upward thrust of literature and sensibility in early sleek Europe. The mind and nerves have often been handled as slender issues in the heritage of technology and drugs. Now George Rousseau, a global authority at the family members of literature and medication, demonstrates why a broader context is important. The apprehensive process was once a vital consider the increase of contemporary civilization. greater than the other physique half, it holds the major to figuring out how a long way again the traces and stresses of contemporary existence - fatigue, melancholy, psychological disorder - extend.

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Download Argumentum e Silentio: International Paul Celan PDF

Publish yr note: First released in 1986
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Argumentum e Silentio is the 1st quantity on Paul Celan, which brings jointly contributions from thirty-two authors of 7 diversified nations. during this ebook, arguments have interaction counter-arguments and infrequently silence to boot; divergent readings yield conflicting effects that light up such valuable matters with present Celan-research because the theoretical methods to Celan's paintings, its courting to highbrow traditions from Holderlin to Freud, and its Jewish contextuality.

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Download Imagining Iraq: Literature in English and the Iraq Invasion by Suman Gupta PDF

By Suman Gupta

In the run-up to, in the course of and after the invasion of Iraq plenty of literary texts addressing that context have been produced, circulated and seen as taking a place for or opposed to the invasion, or contributing political insights. This e-book offers an in-depth survey of such texts to ascertain what they exhibit in regards to the of literature.

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Download History After Lacan by Teresa Brennan PDF

By Teresa Brennan

Lacan used to be no longer an ahistorical post-structuralist. ranging from this debatable premiss, Teresa Brennan tells the tale of a social psychosis. She starts off by means of recuperating Lacan's overlooked idea of heritage which argued that we're within the grip of a psychotic's period which begun within the 17th century and climaxes within the current. by way of extending and elaborating Lacan's concept, Brennan develops a common idea of modernity. opposite to postmodern assumptions, she argues, we want normal ancient clarification. An knowing of historic dynamics is key if we're to make the connections among the phenomenal evidence of modernity - ethnocentrism, the connection among the sexes and ecological disaster.

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Download The Intermediality of Narrative Literature: Medialities by Jørgen Bruhn PDF

By Jørgen Bruhn

This e-book argues that narrative literature quite often, if no longer constantly, comprise a great deal of what seems to be extra-literary fabric – in shape and in content material – and that we too usually forget about this measurement of literature. It bargains an up to the moment evaluate and dialogue of intermedial idea, and it allows a much-needed discussion among the burgeoning box of intermedial experiences at the one facet and the already well-developed equipment of literary research at the different. The ebook goals at operating those fields jointly right into a effective operating strategy. It makes glaring, in a methodologically succinct means, the need of coming near near literature with an intermedial terminology in terms of a comparatively easy yet by no means the fewer efficient three-step analytic procedure. In 4 in-depth case stories of Anglophone texts starting from Nabokov, Chandler and Tobias Wolff to Jennifer Egan, it demonstrates that medialities matter.

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Download The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol. 3: The by Glyn P. Norton PDF

By Glyn P. Norton

This quantity presents the 1st entire therapy of the problems that contributed to shaping the way in which writers considered literature from the past due center a long time to the past due 17th century. those concerns touched virtually each side of Western highbrow recreation, in addition to the ancient, cultural, social, clinical, and technological contexts during which that job advanced. The sixty-one chapters by way of a staff of across the world revered students are supported by way of really expert bibliographies for counsel in extra experiences of the person themes.

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