Desire and Domestic Fiction

Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0195041798
Pages : 318 pages
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Download or read book Desire and Domestic Fiction written by Nancy Armstrong and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1987-05-07 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A strikingly original treatment of the rise of the novel, Desire and Domestic Fiction makes a major contribution to feminist theory, to the understanding of the role of gender in culture and its relation to political change, and to studies in the history of the British novel. Its successful application of contemporary theory, especially its use of Foucault's History of Sexuality, will interest scholars involved in the criticism of culture"--Jacket.

Twentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory

Publisher : Bucknell University Press
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ISBN : 9780838719343
Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book Twentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory written by Harry Raphael Garvin and published by Bucknell University Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The issues addressed in this volume include the limits of language and the need for linguistic form, the significance of creating.

Writing Design Fiction

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN : 135021731X
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Writing Design Fiction written by Tony Fry and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by leading design philosopher Tony Fry, Writing Design Fiction: Relocating a City in Crisis is both an introduction to the power of “design fiction” in the design process, and a novella-length work of fiction in itself-telling the dramatic story of the relocation of the City of Harshon. Set in the near future, Harshon, a delta city, is facing environmental catastrophe due to rising sea levels-consequently, a decision is made to relocate the entire city inland. A diverse cast of voices-including an architect, a journalist, an economist, a construction worker, and residents-narrate the extraordinary challenges and complexities which follow. This work presents a real-world scenario which, in coming decades, will face many of the world's cities. The fictional format provides a novel way of exploring the very serious inherent technical, social, political, economic and cultural challenges. The story provides a rehearsal of the design challenges which are likely to face architects, planners, and designers in an uncertain global future. “Design fiction” is a fast-growing area within design and architecture, increasingly deployed as a serious methodology by designers as a tool in scenario planning. Writing Design Fiction takes the practice to a higher level conceptually and theoretically, but also practically. The book is divided into four parts, with the fictional narrative bookended by further critical analysis. Part One shows how a critique of existing modes of design fiction can lead to more grounded and critical thinking and practice. Part Three critically reflects on the narrative, while Part Four presents the practical application of the second order design fiction approach. This book demonstrates the value of a more developed mode of design fiction to students, professional designers and architects across the breadth of design practices, as well as to other disciplines interested in the future of cities.

History of Fiction in China

Publisher : DeepLogic
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Download or read book History of Fiction in China written by Zhi Dao and published by DeepLogic. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Fiction in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.

Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000710130
Pages : 154 pages
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Download or read book Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis written by Gregers Andersen and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions which depict climatic events and has consequently lost its true significance. Aware of the prospect of ecological collapse as well as our apparent inability to avert it, we face geophysical changes of drastic proportions that severely challenge our ability to imagine the consequences. This book argues that this crisis of imagination can be partly relieved by climate fiction, which may help us comprehend the potential impact of the crisis we are facing. Strictly assigning "climate fiction" to fictions that incorporate the climatological paradigm of anthropogenic global warming into their plots, this book sets out to salvage the term’s speculative quality. It argues that climate fiction should be regarded as no less than a vital supplement to climate science, because climate fiction makes visible and conceivable future modes of existence within worlds not only deemed likely by science, but which are scientifically anticipated. Focusing primarily on English and German language fictions, Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis shows how Western climate fiction sketches various affective and cognitive relations to the world in its utilization of a small number of recurring imaginaries, or imagination forms. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and literary and culture studies more generally.

A Companion to Sensation Fiction

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
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ISBN : 1444342215
Pages : 680 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (444 users)

Download or read book A Companion to Sensation Fiction written by Pamela K. Gilbert and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2011-06-20 with total page 680 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship

Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?

Publisher : Zondervan Academic
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ISBN : 0310514959
Pages : 174 pages
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Download or read book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? written by James K. Hoffmeier and published by Zondervan Academic. This book was released on 2015-05-12 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. This book introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. Each contributor identifies their position on the genre or genres of Genesis, chapters 1-11, addresses why their interpretation is respectful of and appropriate to the text, and contributes examples of its application to a variety of passages. The positions include: Theological History(Genesis can be taken seriously as both history and theology) – defended by James K. Hoffmeier. Proto-History (the early Genesis narratives consist of a variety of literary genres; which, nonetheless, do not obscure the book's theological teaching) – defended by Gordon J. Wenham. Ancient Historiography (an understanding of Genesis that seeks to reconcile the limitations of its human authors with the nature of it being the Word of God) defended by Kenton L. Sparks. General editor and Old Testament scholar Charles Halton explains the importance of genre and provides historical insight in the introduction and helpful summaries of each position in the conclusion. In the reader-friendly Counterpoints format, this book helps readers to reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed conclusions in this much-debated topic.

British Historical Fiction before Scott

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230275303
Pages : 201 pages
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Download or read book British Historical Fiction before Scott written by A. Stevens and published by Springer. This book was released on 2010-04-09 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.

British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945—1975

Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030727661
Pages : 292 pages
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Download or read book British Experimental Women’s Fiction, 1945—1975 written by Andrew Radford and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-08-23 with total page 292 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book scrutinizes a range of relatively overlooked post-WWII British women writers who sought to demonstrate that narrative prose fiction offered rich possibilities for aesthetic innovation. What unites all the primary authors in this volume is a commitment to challenging the tenets of British mimetic realism as a literary and historical phenomenon. This collection reassesses how British female novelists operated in relation to transnational vanguard networking clusters, debates and tendencies, both political and artistic. The chapters collected in this volume enquire, for example, whether there is something fundamentally different (or politically dissident) about female experimental procedures and perspectives. This book also investigates the processes of canon formation, asking why, in one way or another, these authors have been sidelined or misconstrued by recent scholarship. Ultimately, it seeks to refine a new research archive on mid-century British fiction by female novelists at least as diverse as recent and longer established work in the domain of modernist studies.

Magical Realism in West African Fiction

Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1134673787
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Magical Realism in West African Fiction written by Brenda Cooper and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2012-10-12 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas. This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.

John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism

Publisher : Associated University Presse
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ISBN : 9780838634462
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism written by Mahmoud Salami and published by Associated University Presse. This book was released on 1992 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.

Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 161069936X
Pages : 377 pages
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Download or read book Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama written by M. Keith Booker and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 377 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards

Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction

Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 1607106752
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (67 users)

Download or read book Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction written by and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2012-08-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Quick fiction for readers on the go! Quick fiction for readers on the go! Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Presents Flush Fiction is a tantalizing collection of 88 short-short stories custom-picked for the Bathroom Reader aficionado. We scoured the nation for talented writers and asked them to send us their best quick reads. The result: mysteries, horror, sci-fi, adventure, plenty of laughs--and a few gasps--in these startling short stories. They’re like little movies for your mind! Some titles to entice you: * “Nothing” * “Mr. Agreeable” * “Dead Man’s Float” * “The Unseeing Eye” * “Checking out a Geezer” * “My First Foreign Woman and the Sea” * “Rusty the Pirate (A Historical Feghoot)” * “The Loom of Doom Galls Mainly in the Tomb” What are these stories about? Check out Flush Fiction and you won’t be disappointed!

Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction

Publisher : Peter Lang
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ISBN : 9780820479439
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book Love and Death in Edith Wharton's Fiction written by Tricia M. Farwell and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2006 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Original Scholarly Monograph

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture

Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 1137338768
Pages : 242 pages
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture written by E. King and published by Springer. This book was released on 2013-09-12 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fictional narratives produced in Latin America often borrow tropes from contemporary science fiction to examine the shifts in the nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this leads towards a market-governed control society and also explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction

Publisher : St James Press
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Pages : 1197 pages
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Download or read book Reference Guide to Short Fiction written by Thomas Riggs and published by St James Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 1197 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reference Guide to Short Fiction provides study and commentary on the most instrumental writers of short fiction through the 20th century. International in scope, this single scholarly volume includes 779 entries on 377 authors and 402 short stories.

The Worlds of Victorian Fiction

Publisher : Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press
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Pages : 440 pages
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Download or read book The Worlds of Victorian Fiction written by Jerome Hamilton Buckley and published by Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1975 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: