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Barukh Kurzweil and Modern Hebrew Literature

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ISBN: 9781951498153 Year: Pages: 232 Language: English
Publisher: Brown Judaic Studies
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book is a study of one of the foremost critics of Hebrew literature, Barukh Kurzweil. Kurzweil provides a window into the growth of, and theoretical reflection on, Hebrew literature as both a national literature and one in conversation with European literature as well.

ReiseSchreiben

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ISBN: 9783110650686 9783110650709 9783110653106 Year: Pages: 672 DOI: 10.1515/9783110650709 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The volume systematically presents the genre of travel literature in historical perspective and its broad relevance for contemporary societies. It examines the historical, economic, social, and political backdrops of travel. The focus of the lectures is on French, Spanish, and Italian speaking travelers along with German and English travel literature from the early modern period to the 20th and 21st centuries.

Literatura latinoamericana mundial. Dispositivos y disidencias

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Book Series: Latin American Literatures in the World / Literaturas Latinoamericanas en el Mundo ISSN: 2513-0757 ISBN: 9783110673678 Year: Volume: 5 Pages: 329 DOI: 10.1515/9783110673678 Language: Spanish / English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the perspective of Latin American Studies, this volume offers a critical contribution to the current debate on world literature. It is structured around three conceptual blocks: gatekeepers, as the dispositives and actors mediating the international circulation of literature translation, as an unavoidable but always problematic mechanism and local literatures, as modes of writing that remain intrinsically tied to their contexts.

El mar no es ancho ni ajeno

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ISBN: 9783954879229 9788491920137 9783954879236 Year: Language: Spanish
Publisher: Iberoamericana Vervuert Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 104940
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La historia de las relaciones culturales entre Perú y España desde la época del Virreinato hasta la actualidad demuestra que el mar que separa los dos continentes no es tan ancho ni tan ajeno. La huella del Siglo de Oro o del Quijote en autores andinos contemporáneos, la presencia de Lorca en la literatura popular peruana, los avatares de Mario Vargas Llosa en la Península desde los años cincuenta, y de autores posteriores como Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Alonso Cueto, Fernando Iwasaki, Jorge Eduardo Benavides, etc., los paralelismos e influencias mutuas entre los poetas y músicos de las generaciones del fin del siglo XX a ambos lados del Atlántico, son algunos de los indicadores de una complicidad que no ha dejado de crecer con el paso del tiempo.

Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World

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Book Series: Fringe ISBN: 9781787357716 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787357716 Language: English
Publisher: UCL Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Medical Humanity and Inhumanity in the German-Speaking World is the first volume dedicated to exploring the interface of medicine, the human and the humane in the German-speaking lands. The volume tracks the designation and making through medicine of the human and inhuman, and the humane and inhumane, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Eight individual chapters undertake explorations into ways in which theories and practices of medicine in the German-speaking world have come to define the human, and highlight how such theories and practices have consolidated, or undermined, notions of humane behaviour. Cultural analysis is central to this investigation, foregrounding the reflection, refraction and indeed creation of these theories and practices in literature, life-writing and other discourses and media. Contributors bring to bear perspectives from literary studies, film studies, critical theory, cultural studies, history, and the history of medicine and psychiatry. Thus, this collection is historical in the most expansive sense, for it debates not only what historical accounts bring to our understanding of this topic. It encompasses too investigation of life-writing, documentary, and theory and literary works to bring to light elusive, paradoxical, underexplored – yet vital – issues in history and culture.

Early Printed Narrative Literature in Western Europe

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ISBN: 9783110563016 9783110563108 9783110563009 Year: Pages: 395 DOI: 10.1515/9783110563108 Language: French
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The shift from hand-written to printed books left its mark on narrative literature in Western Europe. The essays in this volume address developments in the history of early printed narrative texts as well as publication strategies in a number of vernacular languages. Topics covered include the selection of texts that made it into print, stages in their printed history, textual adaptations, the use of woodcuts and the development of title pages.

Environment and Narrative

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ISBN: 9780814214206 9780814277546 Year: Language: English
Publisher: The Ohio State University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103730
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Never before has a collection of original essays strived to create such constructive, shared discourse between ecocritical and narrative scholars as well as environmental humanities scholars interested in narrative. Erin James and Eric Morel’s volume Environment and Narrative: New Directions in Econarratology explores the complexity of pairing material environments and their representations with narrative forms of understanding. To explore the methodological possibilities within “econarratology,” the contributors evaluate the mechanics of how narratives convey environmental understanding via building blocks such as the organization of time and space, characterization, focalization, description, and narration. They also query how readers emotionally and cognitively engage with such representations and how the process of encountering different environments in narratives stands to affect real-world attitudes and behaviors.

(Re)writing History in Byzantium

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Book Series: Routledge Research in Byzantine Studies ISBN: 9780367367305 Year: Pages: 372 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Grant: University of Birmingham - 770816
Subject: History --- Languages and Literatures
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Scholars have recently begun to study collections of Byzantine historical excerpts as autonomous pieces of literature. This book focuses on a series of minor collections that have received little or no scholarly attention, including the Epitome of the Seventh Century, the Excerpta Anonymi (tenth century), the Excerpta Salmasiana (eighth to eleventh centuries), and the Excerpta Planudea (thirteenth century). Three aspects of these texts are analysed in detail: their method of redaction, their literary structure, and their cultural and political function. Combining codicological, literary, and political analyses, this study contributes to a better understanding of the intertwining of knowledge and power, and suggests that these collections of historical excerpts should be seen as a Byzantine way of rewriting history.

Gender, Reading, and Truth in the Twelfth Century

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Book Series: ARC - Medieval Media Cultures ISBN: 9781641893787 Year: Pages: 451 DOI: 10.17302/MMC-9781641893787 Language: English
Publisher: Arc Humanities Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Linguistics
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Female Spirituality; Courtly Romance; Use of images; Fiction; Exegesis; Vernacular Literature; Chrétien de Troyes; Wolfram von Eschenbach

People and Place

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ISBN: 9781760463441 Year: Pages: 216 DOI: 10.22459/PP.2020 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- History --- Public Health
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"This book traces the enduring relationship between history, people and place that has shaped the character of a single region in a manner perhaps unique within the New Zealand experience. It explores the evolution of a distinctive regional literature that both shaped and was shaped by the physical and historical environment that inspired it. Looking westwards towards Australia and long shut off within New Zealand by the South Island’s rugged Southern Alps, the West Coast was a land of gold, coal and timber. In the 1950s and 1960s, it nurtured a literature that embodied a sense of belonging to an Australasian world and captured the aspirations of New Zealand’s emergent radical nationalism. More recent West Coast writers, observing the hollowing out of their communities, saw in miniature and in advance the growing gulf between city and regional economies aligned to an older economic order losing its relevance. Were they chronicling the last hurrah of a retreating age or crafting a literature of regional resistance? "

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