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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.

Forbidden Literature

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ISBN: 9789188909084 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.21525/kriterium.22 Language: English
Publisher: Kriterium
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Political Science --- Law --- Information theory --- History
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"Freedom of the printed word is a defining feature of the modern world. Yet censorship and the suppression of literature never cease, and remain topical issues even in the most liberal of democracies. Today just as in the past, advances in media technology are followed by new regulatory mechanisms. Similarly, any attempt to control cultural expression inevitably spurs fresh discussions about freedom of speech. In Forbidden Literature scholars from a variety of disciplines address censorship’s past and present, whether in liberal democracies or totalitarian regimes. Through in-depth case studies they trace a historical continuum in which literature reveals its two-sided nature: it demands both regulation and protection. The contributors investigate the logic of literary repression, particularly in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, and analyse why it is thought essential to control literature. Moreover, the authors determine how literary practices are shaped and transformed by regulation and censorship."

(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? "

Sexualität – Geschlecht – Affekt

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Book Series: Gender Studies ISBN: 9783839451687 Year: Pages: 328 DOI: 10.14361/transcript.9783839451687 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Gender Studies
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Die Formation des literarischen Humors

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Book Series: Lettre ISBN: 9783839452868 Year: Pages: 338 DOI: 10.14361/9783839452868 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Historical Background of Wang Yang-ming’s Philosophy of Mind

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ISBN: 9789811530364 Year: Pages: 199 DOI: 10.1007/978-981-15-3036-4 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Philosophy --- Languages and Literatures
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This open access book offers comprehensive information on Wang Yang-ming’s life, helping readers identify and grasp the foundations on which his philosophy was established. Though a great man, Wang had an extremely difficult life, full of many hardships. Based on various official histories, Wang’s own writings, and his disciples’ records, the book explores the legendary life of this ancient philosopher, who not only diligently pursued his objective of living as a sage, but also persistently sought the ideal state of a sage in ideology. The author also shares his own interpretations of the main aspects of Wang’s philosophy using simple and straightforward language. This book will help readers understand and appreciate Wang Yang-ming’s extraordinary life, his generous mind, deep thoughts and bright personality, inspiring them to pursue enriching lives. It offers a unique and insightful work for undergraduate students and all others interested in Wang’s philosophy and life story.

War and Literature: Commiserating with the Enemy

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ISBN: 9783039219100 9783039219117 Year: Pages: 145 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-911-7 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This Special Issue focuses specifically on the topic of commiseration with the “enemy” within war literature. The articles included in this Special Issue show authors and/or literary characters attempting to understand the motives, beliefs, and cultural values of those who have been defined by their nations as their enemies. This process of attempting to understand the orientation of defined “enemies” often shows that the soldier has begun a process of reflection about why he or she is part of the war experience. The texts included in this issue also show how political authorities often resort to propaganda and myth-making tactics that are meant to convince soldiers that they are fighting opponents who are evil, sub-human, etc., and are therefore their direct enemies. Literary texts that show an author and/or literary character trying to reflect against state-supported definitions of good/evil, right/wrong, and ally/enemy often present an opportunity to reevaluate the purposes of war and one’s moral responsibility during wartime.

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