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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.

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.

The Tale of Matsura

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Book Series: Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies ISBN: 9780472901593 Year: Pages: 223 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.18817 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Fujiwara Teika is known as the premier poet and literary scholar of the early 13th century. It is not so widely known that he also tried his hand at fiction: Mumyozoshi (Untitled Leaves; ca. 1201) refers to “several works” by Teika and then names Matsura no miya monogatari (The Tale of Matsura; ca. 1190) as the only one that can be considered successful. The work is here translated in full, with annotation. Set in the pre-Nara period, The Tale of Matsura is the story of a young Japanese courtier, Ujitada, who is sent to China with an embassy and has a number of supernatural experiences while there. Affairs of the heart dominate The Tale of Matsura, as is standard for courtly tales. Several of its other features break the usual mold, however: its time and setting; the military episode that would seem to belong instead in a war tale; scenes depicting the sovereign’s daily audiences, in which formal court business is conducted; a substantial degree of specificity in referring to things Chinese; a heavy reliance on fantastic and supernatural elements; an obvious effort to avoid imitating The Tale of Genji as other late-Heian tales had done; and a most inventive ending. The discussion in the introduction briefly touches upon each of these features, and then focuses at some length on how characteristics associated with the poetic ideal of yoen inform the tale. Evidence relating to the date and authorship of the tale is explored in two appendixes.

Sukeroku’s Double Identity

Book Series: Michigan Papers in Japanese Studies ISBN: 9780472901906 Year: Pages: 113 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.18683 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The aim of this book is to show that seemingly illogical double identity of the townsman, Sukeroku, and the samurai, Soga Goro, in the play Sukeroku is a surviving element of what was once a complex and coherent structure based on a traditional performance calendar. To show how the calendar function and what Sukeroku's double identity signifies, the book is divided into two parts. Part One studies the structure of Edo kabuki. The first chapter, which outlines that structure, is based for the most part on writings of the Tokugawa period. The second chapter then looks at the concepts of sekai, "tradition," and shuko, "innovation." Kabuki was the product of material that had become a familiar part of Japanese culture by repeated use and dramatization over long periods of time, starting before kabuki began, and material that was relatively new and was used to transform the older, set material. The double identity in Sukeroku came about as a result of this interplay between what was received by way of traditional and what was added by way of innovation. Part Two considers the significance of the double identity. The author concludes that Sukeroku's double identity gave Edo audiences a hero who was an idealization of the contemporary Tokugawa townsman and at the same time a transformation of a samurai god-hero of the past. The first chapter of Part Two traces the development of Sukeroku's Soga Goro/samurai identity, from its origins in the early dramatic forms of no, kowaka, and ko-joruri, to the representation of Soga Goro in kabuki by Ichikawa Danjuro I. The seconds then looks at the transformation of Soga Gorointo Sukeroku by discussing the origins of Sukeroku and its introductions to Edo kabuki by Ichikawa Danjuro I and his son, Danjuro II, since their work was the basis of all later developments.

Trauma – Generationen – Erzählen

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Book Series: Ost-West-Express. Kultur und Übersetzung ISBN: 9783732992713 Year: Pages: 528 DOI: 10.26530/20.500.12657/41800 Language: English
Publisher: Frank & Timme
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Reminiscent narratives on Eastern, Central Eastern and Southeastern Europe and their investigation from a comparative literary perspective are the core of the volume Trauma - Generations - Narrative. With recourse to trauma theories and the concept of postmemory, the authors ask what effect traumatic experiences have on subsequent generations in the mirror of literature. Traumatic experiences, family memories, and the consequences of wars and other human-made catastrophes are the focus of the book, along with narrative techniques. The abundance and diversity of literary texts as well as their broad reception attest to the current productivity of literature with a post-memorial orientation, whose function and dynamics are particularly explored by the considerations bundled here. / Nacherinnernde Narrative zum ost-, ostmittel- und südosteuropäischen Raum und ihre Untersuchung aus komparatistisch-literaturwissenschaftlicher Sicht sind der Kern des Bandes Trauma – Generationen – Erzählen. Mit Rückgriff auf Traumatheorien sowie das Konzept der Postmemory fragen die Autorinnen und Autoren nach dem Fortwirken traumatischer Erfahrungen in nachfolgenden Generationen im Spiegel der Literatur. Traumatisches Erleben, Familiengedächtnisse sowie die Folgen von Kriegen und anderen von Menschen gemachten Katastrophen stehen dabei neben erzählerischen Verfahren im Mittelpunkt. Die Fülle und Vielfalt literarischer Texte belegen ebenso wie deren breite Rezeption die aktuelle Produktivität von Literatur mit postmemorialer Ausrichtung, deren Funktion und Dynamik die hier gebündelten Überlegungen insbesondere nachgehen.

»Truth« and Fiction

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Book Series: Edition Kulturwissenschaft ISBN: 9783839446508 Year: Pages: 384 DOI: 10.14361/9783839446508 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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Several of the most prolific and influential conspiracy theories have originated in Eastern Europe. The far reaching influence of conspiracy narratives can be observed in recent developments in Poland or with regard to the wars waged in Eastern Ukraine and in former Yugoslavia. This volume analyses the history behind this widespread phenomenon as well the role it has played in Eastern European cultures and literature both past and present.

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

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