Filter
(found 28142 products)
Book cover image
Anne Carson is one of the most versatile of those living writers in the English language who have drawn deeply from the well of Classical waters. This book explores the role of generic transgressions and of antique spirituality throughout Carson's long career of re-staging the classical literary legacy in creative ...
Anne Carson's Classical Desires: Reach Without Grasp
Anne Carson is one of the most versatile of those living writers in the English language who have drawn deeply from the well of Classical waters. This book explores the role of generic transgressions and of antique spirituality throughout Carson's long career of re-staging the classical literary legacy in creative contemporary terms. It examines the way in which Carson deliberately plays with genre - and with the expectations normally associated with certain genres - and shows that it is the fluidity of genre expectations that she adapts most creatively from the classical tradition. Trained as a classicist, but perhaps better known as an accomplished poet and translator, Carson burst on the scene in 1986 with the publication of her first book, Eros the Bittersweet. What this book announced most clearly, in addition to Carson's complex identity as a poet, classicist and philosopher, was her unique ability to work across boundaries of genre and to create new genres along the way. This book also considers how religion (loosely understood as a mingled interest in grief, mourning, aspiration and transcendence) is a unifying thread in Carson's work, once again inspired by classical models.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781350039704.jpg
USD
Hardback
Book cover image
Originally published in 2000, this book highlights the interst Sedaine's life and work is now, belatedly, provoking in many scholarly disciplines. If Sedaine speaks today to literary history, theatre history and opera studies, it is because he possessed a multivalent vision, one which accounts for both his past neglect and ...
Michel-Jean Sedaine (1719-1797): Theatre, Opera and Art
Originally published in 2000, this book highlights the interst Sedaine's life and work is now, belatedly, provoking in many scholarly disciplines. If Sedaine speaks today to literary history, theatre history and opera studies, it is because he possessed a multivalent vision, one which accounts for both his past neglect and is present rediscovery. Like many others, he believed that the established, 'official' genres needed to be reformed; unlike many, he made it his business to transform the actual language and operation of the theatre arts he practised. Until late eighteenth-century opera and drama in France become better understood, Sedaine's immense importance for the development of Romantic opera and theatre risks remaining generally concealed; to reveal something of this importance is one main reason for publishing the present volume. This book includes chapters on Sedaine and the question of genre, the representation of the female in the dramas of Sedaine, and the words, gestures and other signs in the era of Sedaine.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780367134808.jpg
47.250000 USD
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Originally published in 1977, On Case Grammar, represents a synthesis of various lines of research, with special regard to the treatment of grammatical relations. Arguments are assessed for and against case grammar, localism, lexical decomposition and relational grammar. The book surveys the important evidence to support the validity of the ...
On Case Grammar: Prolegomena to a Theory of Grammatical Relations
Originally published in 1977, On Case Grammar, represents a synthesis of various lines of research, with special regard to the treatment of grammatical relations. Arguments are assessed for and against case grammar, localism, lexical decomposition and relational grammar. The book surveys the important evidence to support the validity of the choice of a case grammar as the most satisfactory of current accounts of the notion of grammatical relations. This evidence is derived from a detailed examination of various processes in English and from a typological comparison of other languages, notably Dyirbal and Basque. The book also looks at the establishment of principled limitation on the set of case relations. Lexical, syntactical, semantic and morphological evidence suggests that the set of cases is in conformity with the predictions of a strong form of the localist hypothesis, which requires that case relations be distinguished in terms of source vs. goal vs. location.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781138624382.jpg
47.250000 USD
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Adorno is central to our understanding of Modernism. Having studied philosophy at a time when its traditions were being seriously uprooted by the atrocities of World War II, Theodor Adorno had an enormous impact on thinking about aesthetics at a transitional historical moment when the philosophy of science and leftist ...
Understanding Adorno, Understanding Modernism
Adorno is central to our understanding of Modernism. Having studied philosophy at a time when its traditions were being seriously uprooted by the atrocities of World War II, Theodor Adorno had an enormous impact on thinking about aesthetics at a transitional historical moment when the philosophy of science and leftist politics were looking for new ground. Moreover, with his focus on the rise of commercial culture and its effects on identity-construction, Adorno can be said to have reinvigorated modernist concerns by introducing the prevailing terms in our contemporary versions of cultural politics and cultural studies. Understanding Adorno, Understanding Modernism traces Adorno's social and aesthetic ideas as they appear and reappear in his corpus. As per other volumes in the series, this book is divided into three parts. The first, Adorno's Keywords, is organized by the aesthetic terms around which Adorno's philosophy circulates. The second section is devoted to Adorno and Aesthetics. While Adorno's philosophical viewpoints influenced modernism's evolution into the 21st century, the history of modernist aesthetics also shaped his philosophical approaches. The third and final part, Adorno's Constellations, discusses how aesthetic form in Adorno's thinking underlies the terms of his social analysis.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781501342950.jpg
126.000000 USD
Hardback
Book cover image
In this volume experienced and new college and university-level teachers will find practical, adaptable strategies for designing or updating courses in western American literature and western studies. Teaching Western American Literature features the latest developments in western literary research and cultural studies as well as pedagogical best practices in course ...
Teaching Western American Literature
In this volume experienced and new college and university-level teachers will find practical, adaptable strategies for designing or updating courses in western American literature and western studies. Teaching Western American Literature features the latest developments in western literary research and cultural studies as well as pedagogical best practices in course development. Contributors provide practical models and suggestions for courses and assignments while presenting concrete strategies for teaching works both inside and outside the canon. In addition, Brady Harrison and Randi Lynn Tanglen have assembled insights from pioneering western studies instructors with workable strategies and practical advice for translating this often complex material for classrooms from freshman writing courses to graduate seminars. Teaching Western American Literature reflects the cutting edge of western American literary study, featuring diverse approaches allied with women's, gender, queer, environmental, disability, and indigenous studies and providing instructors with entree into classrooms of leading scholars in the field.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781496220387.jpg
31.500000 USD

Teaching Western American Literature

Paperback / softback
Book cover image
Created when James I granted royal patronage to the former Chamberlain's Men in 1603, the King's Men was the first playing company to exercise a transformative influence on Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare was at the heart of its activities for nearly four decades, as player, playwright and theatrical commodity, and these ...
Shakespeare in the Theatre: The King's Men
Created when James I granted royal patronage to the former Chamberlain's Men in 1603, the King's Men was the first playing company to exercise a transformative influence on Shakespeare's plays. Shakespeare was at the heart of its activities for nearly four decades, as player, playwright and theatrical commodity, and these interconnecting versions of 'Shakespeare' are the subject of Shakespeare in the Theatre: The King's Men. The book draws on theatre history, performance studies and cultural history in order to reappraise the company as theatre makers in their own right. It analyses in detail the performance practices, cultural contexts and political pressures that helped to shape and reshape Shakespeare's plays between 1603 and 1660. Exploring questions of authority, service, commodity and collaboration that were crucial to the company's practices, it presents case-studies of the early performance histories of some of the most enduringly popular plays - Othello, Pericles, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale, Richard II and Henry VIII - alongside a detailed reappraisal of the repertory of the company and the place of Shakespeare's plays within it.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781474262613.jpg
105.000000 USD
Hardback
Book cover image
How has our expression, use and reception of comedy developed from antiquity to the present day? What role has it occupied in Western culture, and what can it tell us about how society has changed? In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by 55 experts, ...
A Cultural History of Comedy: Volumes 1-6
How has our expression, use and reception of comedy developed from antiquity to the present day? What role has it occupied in Western culture, and what can it tell us about how society has changed? In a work that spans 2,500 years, these ambitious questions are addressed by 55 experts, each contributing their overview of a theme applied to a period in history. The volumes describe various manifestations of comedy, its use in religion, theatre and literature, and its historical and philosophical significance. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The six volumes cover: 1. - Antiquity (500 BCE - 1000 AD); 2. - Middle Ages (1000 - 1400); 3. - Early Modern Age (1400 - 1650) ; 4. - Age of Enlightenment (1650 - 1800); 5. - Age of Empire (1800 - 1920); 6. - Modern Age (1920 - present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: Form; Theory; Praxis; Identities; The Body; Politics and Power; Laughter; and Ethics. The page extent is approximately 1,824pp with c. 250 illustrations. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors, a series preface and an introduction, and concludes with Notes, Bibliography and an Index. The Cultural Histories Series A Cultural History of Comedy is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a one-off purchase and tangible reference for their shelves, or as part of a fully-searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781350000827.jpg
577.500000 USD
Multiple copy pack
Book cover image
Mosaic Fictions is the first book-length critical analysis of Canadian Spanish Civil War literature. Treating published and archival writings, the book focuses on the extensive contributions of Jewish Canadian authors as they articulate the stakes of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) in the language of a nascent North American multiculturalism. ...
Mosaic Fictions: Writing Identity in the Spanish Civil War
Mosaic Fictions is the first book-length critical analysis of Canadian Spanish Civil War literature. Treating published and archival writings, the book focuses on the extensive contributions of Jewish Canadian authors as they articulate the stakes of the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) in the language of a nascent North American multiculturalism. Placing Jewish Canadian writers within overlapping North American networks of Jewish, Black, immigrant, female, and queer writers challenges the national distinctions that dominate current critical approaches to Anglophone Spanish Civil War literature. Reframing the narrative of Spain's noble but tragic struggle against fascism in the Spanish Civil War, the book demonstrates how marginalized North American supporters of the Spanish Republic crafted narratives of inclusive citizenship amidst a national crisis not entirely their own. Mosaic Fictions examines texts composed between the war's outbreak and the present to illuminate the integral connections between Canada's developing national identity and global leftist action.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781487501426.jpg
57.750000 USD

Mosaic Fictions: Writing Identity in the Spanish Civil War

by Emily Robins Sharpe
Hardback
Book cover image
In The Writing Cure, Emma Lieber tells the story of her decade-long analysis, and her becoming a psychoanalyst, by tracing dreams, scenes, and signifiers that emerged from her analysis while also undertaking critical explorations of works of psychoanalytic theory and literary texts. The Writing Cure thus articulates what psychoanalysis does ...
The Writing Cure
In The Writing Cure, Emma Lieber tells the story of her decade-long analysis, and her becoming a psychoanalyst, by tracing dreams, scenes, and signifiers that emerged from her analysis while also undertaking critical explorations of works of psychoanalytic theory and literary texts. The Writing Cure thus articulates what psychoanalysis does for its patients by writing the moment of its termination in real time, performing the convergence of theory and life on which psychoanalysis itself balances. Throughout, Lieber considers what psychoanalysis-- the talking cure --has to do with writing: the foundation of psychoanalysis on Freud's distinctive writing practice; what it means to write oneself as a psychoanalyst; the extent to which the cure involves a new kind of self-writing. Most broadly, The Writing Cure asks: What would it look like to write your way to the end of an analysis? Is it possible to write yourself into the position of psychoanalyst? Is it possible to write your cure?
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781501360169.jpg
105.000000 USD

The Writing Cure

by Emma Lieber
Hardback
Book cover image
This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth-one that moves beyond the punctual historicism ...
What the Victorians Made of Romanticism: Material Artifacts, Cultural Practices, and Reception History
This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth-one that moves beyond the punctual historicism of much recent criticism and the narrow horizons of previous reception histories. He attends instead to the material artifacts and cultural practices that remediated Romantic writers and their works amid shifting understandings of history, memory, and media. Mole scrutinizes Victorian efforts to canonize and commodify Romantic writers in a changed media ecology. He shows how illustrated books renovated Romantic writing, how preachers incorporated irreligious Romantics into their sermons, how new statues and memorials integrated Romantic writers into an emerging national pantheon, and how anthologies mediated their works to new generations. This ambitious study investigates a wide range of material objects Victorians made in response to Romantic writing-such as photographs, postcards, books, and collectibles-that in turn remade the public's understanding of Romantic writers. Shedding new light on how Romantic authors were posthumously recruited to address later cultural concerns, What the Victorians Made of Romanticism reveals new histories of appropriation, remediation, and renewal that resonate in our own moment of media change, when once again the cultural products of the past seem in danger of being forgotten if they are not reimagined for new audiences.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9780691202921.jpg
31.450000 USD
Paperback / softback
Book cover image
This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's Pro Cluentio, sections 1-7 and 10-11, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 27-32 and 35-37, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the ...
Cicero, Pro Cluentio: A Selection
This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's Pro Cluentio, sections 1-7 and 10-11, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 27-32 and 35-37, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed poems to be read in English for A Level. In 66 BC, Aulus Cluentius Habitus was tried for the attempted murder of Statius Albius Oppianicus the Elder. The prosecutor was Sassia, Cluentius' own mother. Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famous statesman, orator and lawyer, defended Cluentius in his Pro Cluentio, a persuasive oratorical tour de force. The selections in this edition prove that Cicero was not above using character assassinations in his speeches, first attacking Oppianicus the Elder, then Sassia in a vivid, melodramatic narrative which distracts and diverts the jury from Cluentius' alleged crimes. Resources are available on the Companion Website.
https://magrudy-assets.storage.googleapis.com/9781350060340.jpg
24.100000 USD
Paperback / softback
Page 1 of 40