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Literature Matters

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ISBN: 9781785420344 9781785420351 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_613237 Language: English
Publisher: Open Humanities Press
Subject: Social Sciences --- Languages and Literatures
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This new collection of J. Hillis Miller’s essays centres on the question “why and to what end should we read, teach, and spend our time with literary and/or cultural studies?” At a time when electronic media seem to dominate the market completely, and jobs follow the money flows into electronic and technical fields, literary and cultural studies might appear as a decorative addenda but not really necessary for the process of growth and development, neither in business nor in the area of personal development. This question is not really new, it has many facets, requires differentiated answers which depend and mirror the political and cultural climate of a society.

Francophonie and the Orient

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Book Series: Languages and Culture in History ISBN: 9789048540273 9789462988255 Year: Pages: 181 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Arts in general --- Languages and Literatures
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Based on transnational France-Asia approaches, this book studies Asian cultures once steeped in French civilisation but free of a colonial mode in order to highlight the transliterary examples of cultural transfer. This book is a pioneering study of the Francophone phenomenon within the context of cultures categorised as non-Francophone. Espousing a transcultural approach, Francophonie and the Orient examines the emergence of French heritage in the Far-East, the various forms of its manifestation, and the modes of its identification.Several thematic signposts guide the diverse pathways of the research. Firstly, the question is posed as to whether colonisation is the ultimate coat of arms for entry into Francophonie? Secondly, the book raises issues relative to Asian Francophone works: the emergence of literatures with French expression from Asian countries historically free of French domination. Finally, the study reconfigures the Asian Francophone heritage with new paradigms (transnational/global studies), which redefine the frontiers of Francophonie in Asia.

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Literary studies --- French --- Asia

Kinder des Krieges, Gewissen der Nation

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ISBN: 9783770565382 Year: Pages: 554 DOI: 10.30965/9783846765388 Language: German
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Artistic Research and Literature

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ISBN: 9783770563333 Year: Pages: 220 DOI: 10.30965/9783846763339 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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What is practice-based literary research? While literature as a discipline is currently not represented in the artistic research discourse, individual writers and scholars have ties to a variety of institutional constellations in which overlaps between literature, art, and research become manifest. 16 of them expand on their methodological approaches as well as their practice, and they analyse exemplary case studies.

Literary Translation in Periodicals: Methodological challenges for a transnational approach

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Book Series: Benjamins Translation Library ISSN: 0929-7316 ISBN: 9789027207739/9789027260598 Year: Volume: 155 Pages: 408 DOI: 10.1075/btl.155 Language: English
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company Grant: ERC Horizon 2020 No 803860
Subject: Linguistics
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While translation history, literary translation, and periodical publications have been extensively analyzed within the fields of Translation Studies, Comparative Literature, and Communication Sciences, the relationship between these three topics remains underexplored. Literary Translation in Periodicals argues that there is a pressing need for an analytical focus on translation in periodicals, a collaborative network of researchers, and a transnational and interdisciplinary approach. The book pursues two goals: (1) to highlight the innovative theoretical and methodological issues intrinsic to analyzing literary translation in periodical publications on a small and large scale, and (2) to contribute to a developing field by providing several case studies on translation in periodicals over a wide range of areas and periods (Europe, Latin America, and Asia in the 19th and 20th centuries) that go beyond the more traditional focus on national and European periodicals and translations. Combining qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis, as well as hermeneutical and sociological approaches, this book reviews conceptual and methodological tools and proposes innovative techniques, such as social network analysis, big data, and large-scale analysis, for tracing the history and evolution of literary translation in periodical publications.

Hard Reading

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Book Series: Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies ISBN: 9781781382615 9781781384398 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102608
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The fifteen essays collected in Hard Reading argue that science fiction has its own internal rhetoric, relying on devices such as neologism, dialogism, semantic shifts, the use of unreliable narrators. It is a “high-information” genre which does not follow the Flaubertian ideal of le mot juste, “the right word”, preferring le mot imprévisible, “the unpredictable word”. Science fiction derives much of its energy from engagement with vital intellectual issues in the “soft sciences”, especially history, anthropology, the study of different cultures, with a strong bearing on politics. Both the rhetoric and the issues deserve to be taken much more seriously than they have been in academia, and in the wider world. Hard Reading is also a memoir of what it was like to be a committed fan, from teenage years, and also an academic struggling to find a place, at a time when a declared interest in science fiction and fantasy was the kiss of death for a career in the humanities.

Left-Dislocation in Latin

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Book Series: Amsterdam Studies in Classical Philology ISBN: 9789004357464 Year: Pages: 264 DOI: 10.1163/9789004357464 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Based on a detailed analysis of syntax, information structure and pragmatic organization, Left-dislocation in Latin by Hilla Halla-Aho examines how left-dislocation is used in republican Latin comedy, prose and inscriptions as a device to introduce topics. Readership: Scholars working on Latin syntax, especially in the republican period, and generally those interested in how syntax, particularly in its non-standard form, is influenced by information structure and pragmatic organization.

The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE)

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Book Series: Euhormos: Greco-Roman Studies in Anchoring Innovation ISBN: 9789004425682 Year: Pages: 360 DOI: 10.1163/9789004425682 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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The Early Reception and Appropriation of the Apostle Peter (60-800 CE) investigates the interdisciplinary history of the reception of Peter from the first century up to Charlemagne, revealing as much about Peter as about the context in which this reception took place. Readership: All interested in the art, culture, epigraphy, literature and politics of early Christianity/late antiquity and the reception of the figure of the apostle Peter in those areas.

Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry: Theories and Models

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Book Series: Mnemosyne, Supplements ISBN: 9789004412590 Year: Pages: 424 DOI: 10.1163/9789004412590 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Genre in Archaic and Classical Greek Poetry brings together a range of innovative approaches to the question of genre, what it means, and how to think about it for Greek poetry from the eighth to the fourth centuries BCE. Readership: Students and scholars across the Humanities who are concerned with questions of genre and the history of lyric, and anyone interested in ancient Greek poetry.

Terrorizing Images. Trauma and Ekphrasis in Contemporary Literature

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Book Series: Culture & Conflict ISSN: 21947104 ISBN: 9783110693959 Year: Volume: 16 Pages: 210 DOI: 10.1515/9783110693959 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This book combines two focal points: trauma and ekphrasis. It responds to the recognition of how terrorizing images permeate the public sphere in connection with traumatic experiences and conflicts and emphasizes the ways in which such images are described and interpreted by words. Contributors analyze the use of verbally represented images in a variety of literary texts, written in several different languages.

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Trauma --- ekphrasis --- literary studies --- image

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