New Perspectives on Detective Fiction

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317435249
Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

Download or read book New Perspectives on Detective Fiction written by Casey Cothran and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-10-14 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection establishes new perspectives on the idea of mystery, as it is enacted and encoded in the genre of detective fiction. Essays reclaim detective fiction as an object of critical inquiry, examining the ways it shapes issues of social destabilization, moral ambiguity, reader complicity, intertextuality, and metafiction. Breaking new ground by moving beyond the critical preoccupation with classification of historical types and generic determinants, contributors examine the effect of mystery on literary forms and on readers, who experience the provocative, complex process of coming to grips with the unknown and the unknowable. This volume opens up discussion on publically acclaimed, modern works of mystery and on classic pieces, addressing a variety of forms including novels, plays, graphic novels, television series, films, and ipad games. Re-examining the interpretive potential of a genre that seems easily defined yet has endless permutations, the book closely analyzes the cultural function of mystery, the way it intervenes in social and political problems, as well as the literary properties that give the genre its particular shape. The volume treats various texts as meaningful subjects for critical analysis and sheds new light on the interpretive potential for a genre that creates as much ambiguity as it does clarity. Scholars of mystery and detective fiction, crime fiction, genre studies, and cultural studies will find this volume invaluable.

Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 2018)

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476633835
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

Download or read book Clues: A Journal of Detection, Vol. 36, No. 1 (Spring 2018) written by Janice M. Allan and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-03-23 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over two decades, Clues has included the best scholarship on mystery and detective fiction. With a combination of academic essays and nonfiction book reviews, it covers all aspects of mystery and detective fiction material in print, television and movies. As the only American scholarly journal on mystery fiction, Clues is essential reading for literature and film students and researchers; popular culture aficionados; librarians; and mystery authors, fans and critics around the globe.

Rewriting the Ancient World

Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004346384
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

Download or read book Rewriting the Ancient World written by Lisa Maurice and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-06-26 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rewriting the Ancient World looks at how and why the ancient world, including not only the Greeks and Romans, but also Jews and Christians, has been rewritten in popular fictions of the modern world.

The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature

Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498543308
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (498 users)

Download or read book The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature written by John H. Saunders and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature is an edited volume with contributions from established and new scholars of rhetoric offering case studies that analyze a full array of genres in children’s literature from picture books to young adult novels. Collectively, this volume’s contributions interrogate how children’s literature is a powerful yet under examined space of rhetorical discourse that influences one of the most vulnerable segments of our population. This book is singularly unique given that it will be the first collection of essays on children’s literature from the distinct perspective of the field of Communication. Beyond topical novelty, the contributors utilize a range of scholarly methods to analyze instances of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Consequently, essays in this volume may be read for both their specific topical content and as exemplars for multiple methodological approaches to the study of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Collectively, the contributors set out to contribute to our knowledge of how instances of children’s literature operate as rhetorical discourses. The volume is organized by case studies approached through critical, rhetorical lenses that analyze specific instances of children’s literature from two distinct stages of children’s developmental reading experiences including pre/early literacy and fluent reading. Structurally, the book includes eight content chapters divided evenly with four chapters analyzing books for young children and four chapters analyzing books targeting audiences from late-childhood to adolescence. An overview of each content chapter accompanies this proposal. is an edited volume with contributions from established and new scholars of rhetoric offering case studies that analyze a full array of genres in children’s literature from picture books to young adult novels. Collectively, this volume’s contributions interrogate how children’s literature is a powerful yet under examined space of rhetorical discourse that influences one of the most vulnerable segments of our population. This book is singularly unique given that it will be the first collection of essays on children’s literature from the distinct perspective of the field of Communication. Beyond topical novelty, the contributors utilize a range of scholarly methods to analyze instances of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Consequently, essays in this volume may be read for both their specific topical content and as exemplars for multiple methodological approaches to the study of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Collectively, the contributors set out to contribute to our knowledge of how instances of children’s literature operate as rhetorical discourses. The volume is organized by case studies approached through critical, rhetorical lenses that analyze specific instances of children’s literature from two distinct stages of children’s developmental reading experiences including pre/early literacy and fluent reading. Structurally, the book includes eight content chapters divided evenly with four chapters analyzing books for young children and four chapters analyzing books targeting audiences from late-childhood to adolescence. An overview of each content chapter accompanies this proposal.

The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 0429842422
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (429 users)

Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction written by Janice Allan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Crime Fiction is a comprehensive introduction to crime fiction and crime fiction scholarship today. Across 45 original chapters, specialists in the field offer innovative approaches to the classics of the genre as well as ground-breaking mappings of emerging themes and trends. The volume is divided into three parts. Part I, Approaches, rearticulates the key theoretical questions posed by the crime genre. Part II, Devices, examines the textual characteristics of crime fiction. Part III, Interfaces investigates the complex ways in which crime fiction engages with the defining issues of its context – from policing and forensic science through war, migration and narcotics to digital media and the environment. Rigorously argued and engagingly written, the volume is indispensable both to students and scholars of crime fiction.

New Woman Writers, Authority and the Body

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443815454
Pages : 180 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book New Woman Writers, Authority and the Body written by Stacey Floyd and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-10-02 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of essays contributes to scholarship on the emerging voices of women writers during the fin de siècle. These “New Woman” writers created a distinctly different body of literature that reflected their concerns about women’s limited role in society. The essays cover a range of authors, shedding light on the ways New Woman texts also often offer new and progressive portrayals of women’s authority as connected to strong physical bodies. These scholars highlight how New Woman endings re-envision the marriage plot, self-destruction and even empowerment through pain. Additionally they help scholars, instructors and students contextualize the New Woman writers in terms of the Women’s Movement, nineteenth-century laws related to marriage, Darwinian theory, athletics for women, the New Woman’s navigation of urban life and even Jack the Ripper.

Anima and Africa

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1351850814
Pages : 210 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (351 users)

Download or read book Anima and Africa written by Matthew A. Fike and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2017-05-18 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and African fiction. Jung wrote frequently about the Kore (maiden, matron, crone) and the "stages of eroticism" (Eve, Mary, Helen, Sophia). The feminine principle’s many aspects resonate throughout the study and are emphasized in the opening chapters on Ernest Hemingway, Henry Rider Haggard, and Olive Schreiner. The anima-as-field can be "tapped" just as the collective unconscious can be reached through nekyia or descent. These processes are discussed in the middle chapters on novels by Laurens van der Post, Doris Lessing, and J. M. Coetzee. The final chapters emphasize the anima’s role in political/colonial dysfunction in novels by Barbara Kingsolver, Chinua Achebe/Nadine Gordimer, and Aphra Behn. Anima and Africa applies Jung’s African journeys to literary texts, explores his interest in Haggard, and provides fresh insights into van der Post’s late novels. The study discovers Lessing’s use of Jung’s autobiography, deepens the scholarship on Coetzee’s use of Faust, and explores the anima’s relationship to the personal and collective shadow. It will be essential reading for academics and scholars of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, literary studies, and postcolonial studies, and will also appeal to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and in training.

Addiction, Representation and the Experimental Novel, 19852015

Publisher : Anthem Press
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ISBN : 178527614X
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (785 users)

Download or read book Addiction, Representation and the Experimental Novel, 19852015 written by Heath A. Diehl and published by Anthem Press. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the nineteenth century, the Western realistic novel has persistently represented the addict as a morally toxic force bent on destroying the institutions, practices, and ideologies that historically have connoted reason, order, civilization. Addiction, Representation undertakes an investigation into an alternative literary tradition that unsettles this limited portrayal of the addict. The book analyzes the practices and politics of reading the experimental addiction novel, and outlines both a practice and an ethics of reading that advocates for a more compassionate response to both diegetic and extra-diegetic addicts—an approach that, at its core, is focused on understanding.

Self-Harm in New Woman Writing

Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN : 1474417698
Pages : 237 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (474 users)

Download or read book Self-Harm in New Woman Writing written by Alexandra Gray and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-10-04 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Self-Harm in New Woman Writing offers a trans-disciplinary study of Victorian literature, culture and medicine through engagement with the recurrent trope of self-harm in writing by and about the British New Woman.

Reality's Dark Light

Publisher : Univ. of Tennessee Press
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ISBN : 9781572332744
Pages : 386 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (332 users)

Download or read book Reality's Dark Light written by Maria K. Bachman and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the midst of a Victorian culture ingrained with strict social etiquette and societal norms, Wilkie Collins composed novels that contained asocial, even anarchic, impulses. A contemporary of Dickens, Collins creates a world more Kafkaesque than Dickensian, a world populated by doppelgangers, secret selves, oddballs, and grotesques. The essays of Reality's Dark Light: The Sensational Wilkie Collins purposefully work to expand Collins's legacy beyond The Woman in White and The Moonstone; they move well past the simplistic view of Collins's works as "sensation novels," "detective novels," or even "popular fiction," all labels that carry with them pejorative connotations. This collection represents the range of Collins's aesthetic project from various critical perspectives. New methodological and theoretical approaches are applied both to him most popular and to his lesser-known works, giving the reader a broader picture of this multifaceted and undervalued writer The Editors: Maria K. Bachman in an assistant professor of English at Coastal Carolina University. Her articles have appeared in Victorian Newsletter, Literature and Psychology, The Dickensian, and Dickens Studies Annual. Don Richard Cox is a professor of English and associate dean at the University of Tennessee. His books include Sexuality andVictorian Literature (Tennessee), Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens's The Mystery of Edwin Drood: An Annotated Bibliography. He is the coeditor, with Maria Bachman, of an edition of Wilkie Collins's final novel, Blind Love

Reading Laurell K. Hamilton

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 0313378355
Pages : 163 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

Download or read book Reading Laurell K. Hamilton written by Candace R. Benefiel and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011-06-30 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This exploration of author Laurell K. Hamilton's work examines the many novels of her series and shows how her writing has been a major influence on contemporary visions of the vampire—an ideal reference text for book club leaders. * Presents a chronology of major milestones in vampire literature and film * Contains images of Hamilton's book covers * Provides a bibliography of Hamilton's works, secondary sources, and websites, as well as a detailed "What Do I Read Next" listing of other writers who may be of interest to Hamilton's fans * Includes a glossary of terms and major characters for each of Hamilton's two major series

British Women Satirists in the Long Eighteenth Century

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 1108837360
Pages : 276 pages
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Download or read book British Women Satirists in the Long Eighteenth Century written by Amanda Hiner and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring cutting-edge essays by leading scholars, this collection formulates a new feminist theory of eighteenth-century women's satire.

Articulating Bodies

Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 1789624959
Pages : 232 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (789 users)

Download or read book Articulating Bodies written by Kylee-Anne Hingston and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Articulating Bodies shows how Victorian fiction’s narrative form as well as narrative theme to negotiate how to categorize bodies, both constructing and questioning the boundary dividing normalcy from abnormality.

Agatha Christie Goes to War

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000740846
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Agatha Christie Goes to War written by Rebecca Mills and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie’s detective fiction and other writings, demonstrating not only Christie’s textual navigation of her contemporary surroundings and politics, but also the value of her voice as a popular fiction writer reflecting popular concerns. Agatha Christie Goes to War introduces the ‘Queen of Crime’ as an essential voice in the discussion of war, warfare, and twentieth century literature.

Thomas Hardy's Short Stories

Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN : 1317010426
Pages : 200 pages
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Download or read book Thomas Hardy's Short Stories written by Juliette Berning Schaefer and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-11-18 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thomas Hardy penned nearly fifty short stories, but in spite of this impressive number, his contributions to the genre have been relatively understudied. Bringing together an international group of scholars, this is the first edited collection devoted solely to Hardy's works of short fiction. The contributors take up topics related to their publication in periodicals, gender and community relationships, and narrative techniques. Taken together, the essays show that Hardy's short stories are important, not only for what they tell us about Hardy as a writer who straddles the divide between the traditionalist and the modernist, but also for how they reflect and inform the period in which he wrote.

Fictions of Dementia

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN : 3110789876
Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book Fictions of Dementia written by Susanne Katharina Christ and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-09-19 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking its cues from both classical and post-classical narratologies, this study explores both forms and functions of the representation of dementia in Anglophone fictions. Initially, dementia is conceptualised as a narrative-epistemological paradox: The more those affected know what it is like to have dementia, the less they can tell about it. Narrative fiction is the only discourse that provides an imaginative glimpse at the subjective experience of dementia in language. The narratological modelling of four ‘narrative modes’ elaborates how the paradox becomes productive in fiction: Depending on the narrative perspective taken, but also on the type of narration, the technique for representing consciousness and the epistemic strategy of narrating dementia, the respective narrative modes come with different prerequisites and possibilities for narrating dementia. The analysis of four contemporary Anglophone dementia fictions based on the developed model reveals their potential functions: Fiction allows readers to learn about the challenges of dementia, grants them perspective-taking, it trains cognitive flexibility, and explores the meaning of memory, knowledge, narrative and imagination, and thus also offers trajectories of a cultural coping with dementia.

Seeing MAD

Publisher : University of Missouri Press
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ISBN : 082627448X
Pages : 620 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (826 users)

Download or read book Seeing MAD written by Judith Yaross Lee and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 2020-11-16 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Seeing Mad” is an illustrated volume of scholarly essays about the popular and influential humor magazine Mad, with topics ranging across its 65-year history—up to last summer’s downsizing announcement that Mad will publish less new material and will be sold only in comic book shops. Mad magazine stands near the heart of post-WWII American humor, but at the periphery in scholarly recognition from American cultural historians, including humor specialists. This book fills that gap, with perceptive, informed, engaging, but also funny essays by a variety of scholars. The chapters, written by experts on humor, comics, and popular culture, cover the genesis of Mad; its editors and prominent contributors; its regular features and departments and standout examples of their contents; perspectives on its cultural and political significance; and its enduring legacy in American culture.