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Transformations of Sensibility

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Book Series: Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies ISBN: 9780472901425 Year: Pages: 375 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.22848 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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First published in Japan in 1983, this book is now a classic in modern Japanese literary studies. Covering an astonishing range of texts from the Meiji period (1868–1912), it presents sophisticated analyses of the ways that experiments in literary language produced multiple new—and sometimes revolutionary—forms of sensibility and subjectivity. Along the way, Kamei Hideo carries on an extended debate with Western theorists such as Saussure, Bakhtin, and Lotman, as well as with such contemporary Japanese critics as Karatani Kojin and Noguchi Takehiko. Transformations of Sensibility deliberately challenges conventional wisdom about the rise of modern literature in Japan and offers highly original close readings of works by such writers as Futabatei Shimei, Tsubouchi Shoyo, Higuchi Ichiyo, and Izumi Kyoka, as well as writers previously ignored by most scholars. It also provides a new critical theorization of the relationship between language and sensibility, one that links the specificity of Meiji literature to broader concerns that transcend the field of Japanese literary studies. Available in English translation for the first time, it includes a new preface by the author and an introduction by the translation editor that explain the theoretical and historical contexts in which the work first appeared.

A Tanizaki Feast

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Book Series: Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies ISBN: 9780472902163 Year: Pages: 205 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.18566 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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This volume presents 18 eighteen essays, written by scholars from six countries, on Tanizaki Jun’ichiro (1886–1965), one of the great writers of the 20th century. The essays were originally prepared for a landmark international symposium in Venice in 1995, at which 22 speakers addressed an audience of about two hundred students and scholars in the Aula Magna of the University of Venice. Topics include Tanizaki’s fiction, plays, and film scenarios; his aesthetics; his place in Japanese intellectual history; his depiction of the West; his use of humor; and film adaptations of his works. In 1964 Tanizaki was elected to honorary membership in the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the first Japanese to be so honored; and it is widely believed that he was being considered for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Hsin-lun (New Treatise) and Other Writings by Huan T'an (43 B.C.–28 A.D.)

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Book Series: Michigan Monographs In Chinese Studies ISBN: 9780472901395 Year: Pages: 469 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.19108 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Better known in his own times than later, Huan T’an (43 BCE–25 CE) was a scholar-official, independent in his thought and unafraid to criticize orthodox currents of his time. A practitioner of the Old Text exegesis of the Classics, he maintained a position on the court during a turbulent time of political crises, uprisings, and civil war, spanning the reigns of four emperors. His principal work, Hsin-lun, differs from other books on political criticism in that it does not deal primarily with history but takes many examples from contemporary social and political life. While belonging to the Old Text group of court officials and scholars, Huan T’an differed radically from them in his stress on direct knowledge, in his range of practical experience, and in his outspoken criticism of popular opinions. He was not a systematic philosopher, but his ideas were influential in the return to a more worldly conception of Confucianism. To translate Huan T’an’s writings, one must reconstruct the texts. Timoteus Pokora uses two nineteenth-century fragments as a basis around which to orient quotations from Hsin-lun from sixty-four other sources, primarily encyclopedias and commentaries. Pokora provides notes to give context to these short references and to account for discrepancies between quotations and originals, and he includes a large index to add coherence and points of entry.

Conversations with Shotetsu

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Book Series: Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies ISBN: 9780472901579 Year: Pages: 237 DOI: 10.3998/mpub.18809 Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press Grant: National Endowment for the Humanities||Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - [grantnumber unknown]||[grantnumber unknown]
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Shotetsu monogatari was written by a disciple of Shotetsu (1381–1459), whom many scholars regard as the last great poet of the courtly tradition. The work provides information about the practice of poetry during the 14th and 15th centuries, including anecdotes about famous poets, advice on how to treat certain standard topics, and lessons in etiquette when attending or participating in poetry contests and gatherings. But unlike the many other works of that time that stop at that level, Shotetsu’s contributions to medieval aesthetics gained prominence, showing him as a worthy heir—both as poet and thinker—to the legacy of the great poet-critic Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241). The last project of the late Robert H. Brower, Conversations with Shôtetsu provides a translation of the complete Nihon koten bungaku taikei text, as edited by Hisamatsu Sen'ichi. Steven D. Carter has annotated the translation and provided an introduction that details Shôtetsu’s life, his place in the poetic circles of his day, and the relationship of his work to the larger poetic tradition of medieval Japan. Conversations with Shotetsu is important reading for anyone interested in medieval Japanese literature and culture, in poetry, and in aesthetics. It provides a unique look at the literary world of late medieval Japan.

Interdisziplinaere Forschung in der Deutschdidaktik

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Book Series: Positionen der Deutschdidaktik ISBN: 9783653056655 Year: Pages: 246 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-05665-5 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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La conquista imaginaria de América: crónicas, literatura y cine

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Book Series: Hispano-Americana ISBN: 9783653060751 Year: Pages: 154 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-06075-1 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Der lange Schatten des ›Roten Oktober‹

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Book Series: Wechselwirkungen ISBN: 9783631781999 Year: Pages: 462 DOI: 10.3726/b15295 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Familiennamen zwischen Maas und Rhein

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Book Series: Études luxembourgeoises / Luxemburg-Studien ISBN: 9783653041880 Year: Pages: 226 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-653-04188-0 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Linguistics --- Languages and Literatures
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Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

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Book Series: DDR- Studien / East German Studies ISBN: 9781788745642 Year: Pages: 333 DOI: 10.3726/b14377 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Science (General) --- Social Sciences
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East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country’s most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party’s official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre: popular literature, socialist realism, censorship, fandom, and international science fiction. An in-depth discussion addresses notions of high and low literature, elements of the fantastic and utopia as critical narrative strategies, ideology and realism in East German literature, gender, and the relation between literature and science. Through a close textual analysis of three science fiction novels, the author expands East German literary history to include science fiction as a valuable source for developing a multi-faceted understanding of the country’s short history. Finally, an epilogue notes new titles and developments since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Text und Holocaust

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Book Series: Eastern European Culture, Politics and Societies ISBN: 9783653068559 Year: Pages: 344 DOI: 10.3726/b15141 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Languages and Literatures --- Law
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