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Before Einstein

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Book Series: Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series ISBN: 9781783086238 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626390 Language: English
Publisher: Anthem Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100714
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Before Albert Einstein proposed the concept of four-dimensional spacetime, late Victorian scientists, radical philosophers and writers were discussing the possibility of a different kind of fourth dimension. Before Einstein offers the first book-length examination of the impact of pre-Relativity four-dimensional theory on literature and culture at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Mo Yan in Context

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Book Series: Comparative Cultural Studies ISBN: 9781557536815 9781557539670 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_626983 Language: English
Publisher: Purdue University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100703
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This is the first English-language study of the Chinese writer’s work and influence, featuring essays from scholars in a range of disciplines, from both China and the United States. Its introduction, twelve articles, and epilogue aim to deepen and widen critical discussions of both a specific literary author and the globalization of Chinese literature more generally. The book takes the “root-seeking” movement with which Mo Yan’s works are associated as a metaphor for its organizational structure. The four articles of “Part I: Leaves” focus on Mo Yan’s works as world literature, exploring the long shadow his works have cast globally.

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England in Europe

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Book Series: Toronto Anglo Saxon Series ISBN: 9781442640726 9781487514723 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_627656 Language: English
Publisher: University of Toronto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100147
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In England in Europe, Elizabeth Tyler focuses on two histories: the Encomium Emmae Reginae, written for Emma the wife of the Æthelred II and Cnut, and The Life of King Edward, written for Edith the wife of Edward the Confessor. Tyler offers a bold literary and historical analysis of both texts and reveals how the two queens actively engaged in the patronage of history-writing and poetry to exercise their royal authority. Tyler’s innovative combination of attention to intertextuality and regard for social networks emphasizes the role of women at the centre of Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman court literature. In doing so, she argues that both Emma and Edith’s negotiation of conquests and factionalism created powerful models of queenly patronage that were subsequently adopted by individuals such as Queen Margaret of Scotland, Countess Adela of Blois, Queen Edith/Matilda, and Queen Adeliza.

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Narrative Concepts in the Study of Eighteenth-Century Literature

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Book Series: Crossing Boundaries: Turku Medieval and Early Modern Studies ISBN: 9789089648747 9789048527380 Year: DOI: 10.5117/9789089648747 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100106
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This collection of essays studies the encounter between allegedly ahistorical concepts of narratology and eighteenth-century literature. It questions whether the general concepts of narratology are as such applicable to historically specific fields, or whether they need further specification. Furthermore, at issue is the question whether the theoretical concepts actually are, despite their appearance of ahistorical generality, derived from the historical study of a particular period and type of literature. In the essays such concepts as genre, plot, character, event, tellability, perspective, temporality, description, reading, metadiegetic narration, and paratext are scrutinized in the context of eighteenth-century texts. The writers include some of the leading theorists of both narratology and eighteenth-century literature.

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The Novel Map

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ISBN: 9780810128668 9780810166387 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628772 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100719
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Focusing on Stendhal, Gérard de Nerval, George Sand, Émile Zola, and Marcel Proust, The Novel Map: Mapping the Self in Nineteenth-Century French Fiction explores the ways that these writers represent and negotiate the relationship between the self and the world as a function of space in a novel turned map. With the rise of the novel and of autobiography, the literary and cultural contexts of nineteenth-century France reconfigured both the ways literature could represent subjects and the ways subjects related to space. In the first-person works of these authors, maps situate the narrator within the imaginary space of the novel. Yet the time inherent in the text’s narrative unsettles the spatial self drawn by the maps and so creates a novel self, one which is both new and literary. The novel self transcends the rigid confines of a map. In this significant study, Patrick M. Bray charts a new direction in critical theory.

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Adulterous Nations

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ISBN: 9780810133983 9780810133990 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628775 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100718
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In Adulterous Nations, Tatiana Kuzmic enlarges our perspective on the nineteenth-century novel of adultery and how it often served as a metaphor for relationships between the imperial and the colonized. In the context of the long-standing practice of gendering nations as female, the novels discussed—Eliot’s Middlemarch, Fontane’s Effi Briest, and Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, along with Šenoa’s The Goldsmith’s Gold and Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis—can be understood as depicting international crises on the scale of the nuclear family. Kuzmic argues that the hopes, anxieties, and interests of European nations in this period can be discerned in the destabilizing force of adultery. Reading the work of Šenoa and Sienkiewicz, Kuzmic illuminates the relationship between the literature of dominant nations and that of the semicolonized territories that posed a threat to them. Kuzmic’s study enhances our understanding of not only these novels but nineteenth-century European literature more generally.

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Frankenstein

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ISBN: 9780262533287 9780262340250 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628778 Language: English
Publisher: The MIT Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100403
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This new critical edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was developed by leading scholars for aspiring scientists, engineers, and medical professionals. This unique framing will make this a core text in promoting and enhancing interdisciplinary dialogue on the nature, roles, and responsibilities of scientists and engineers in society. To be published in time for the 2018 bicentennial of its original publication, this edition will be produced in print and as an enhanced e-book. The e-book will contain the full text of the novel (in the public domain) plus all of the substantial scholarly material that was commissioned and developed for this new edition, including essays by leading scholars, and will be most valuable to students and teachers of ethics. Digital features will include include reader annotation, bookmarking, and multimedia content.

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Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination

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ISBN: 9780810134034 9780810134041 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628779 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100715
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Can Scotland be considered an English colony? Is its experience and literature comparable to that of overseas postcolonial countries? Or are such comparisons no more than victimology to mask Scottish complicity in the British Empire and justify nationalism? These questions have been heatedly debated in the aftermath of the 2014 referendum on independence and amid a continuing campaign for more autonomy. Gaelic Scotland in the Colonial Imagination offers an introduction to the emerging field of postcolonial Scottish studies, assessing both its potential and limitations to promote further interdisciplinary dialogue. Accessible to readers from various backgrounds, the book combines overviews of theoretical, social, and cultural contexts with detailed case studies of literary and nonliterary texts. Silke Stroh shows how the image of Scotland’s Gaelic margins changed under the influence of the emergence of the modern nation-state and the rise of overseas colonialism.

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Privately Empowered

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ISBN: 9780810133686  9780810133693 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628780 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100708
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Privately Empowered responds to the lack of adequate attention paid to Islam in Africa in comparison to the Middle East and the Arab world. Shirin Edwin points to the embrace between Islam and politics that has limited Islamic feminist discourse to regions where it evolves in tandem with the nation-state and is commonly understood in terms of activism, social affiliations, or struggles for legal reform. Edwin examines the novels of Zaynab Alkali, Abubakar Gimba, and Hauwa Ali due to their emphases on personal engagement, Islamic ritual in the quotidian, and observance of Qur’anic injunctions. Analysis of these texts connects the ways Muslim women in northern Nigeria balance their spiritual habits in ever changing configurations of their private domains. The spiritual universe of African Muslim women may be one where Islam is not the source of their problems or their political activity, but a spiritual activity devoid of political forms.

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Third-Generation Holocaust Representation

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Book Series: Cultural Expressions of World War II ISBN: 9780810134102 9780810134119 Year: DOI: 10.26530/oapen_628783 Language: English
Publisher: Northwestern University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100716
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Victoria Aarons and Alan L. Berger show that Holocaust literary representation has continued to flourish—gaining increased momentum even as its perspective shifts, as a third generation adds its voice to the chorus of post-Holocaust writers. In negotiating the complex thematic imperatives and narrative conceits of the literature of these writers, this bold new work examines those structures, ironies, disjunctions, and tensions that produce a literature lamenting loss for a generation removed spatially and temporally from the extended trauma of the Holocaust. Aarons and Berger address evolving notions of “postmemory”; the intergenerational transmission of trauma; inherited memory; the psychological tensions of post-Holocaust Jewish identity; tropes of memory and the personalized narrative voice; generational dislocation and anxiety; the recurrent antagonisms of assimilation and alienation; the imaginative reconstruction of the past; and the future of Holocaust memory and representation.

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