Joyce's Ulysses : a reader's guide by Sean Sheehan

By Sean Sheehan

Ulysses is still much less largely learn than such a lot texts boasting this type of canonical prestige, mostly because of false impression approximately tips on how to learn it, and this consultant offers a simple to stick with therapy. through exhibiting how Joyce reacted to the ancient and cultural context within which he used to be located, the unconventional nature of his use of language is laid naked in a chapter-by-chapter research of Ulysses.
This technique permits the scholar reader to learn and luxuriate in the novel's plurality of types and to appreciate the phrases of serious debate surrounding the character and value of Joyce's novel.

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Exquisite Masochism: Marriage, Sex, and the Novel Form by Claire Jarvis

By Claire Jarvis

How did realist novelists within the 19th and early 20th centuries trace at intercourse whereas retaining a secure distance from pornography? Metaphors helped: waves, oceans, blooms, and illuminations have been all deployed in first rate realist novels to allude to the sexual act, permitting writers to painting companionate marriage whereas averting photo description. yet in Exquisite Masochism, Claire Jarvis argues that a few Victorian novelists went even extra, pushing formal obstacles by way of slyly constructing scenes of displaced erotic wish to recommend impropriety, perversion, and probability.

Through shut readings of canonical works by means of Emily Brontë, Anthony Trollope, Thomas Hardy, and a modernist outlier, D. H. Lawrence, Jarvis finds how writers’ diverse use of particular personality types―the dominant lady and the submissive man―in conjunction with decadent, descriptive scenes of sexual refusal creates a robust counter-narrative hinting at relationships past patriarchal and companionate marriage buildings. by way of targeting the exquisitely masochistic excitement caused by way of freezing, or postponing, the sexual cost, and by way of depicting quasi-contractual states at the outer edge of marriage, together with engagement, adultery, and widowhood, novelists disrupted the wedding plot’s insistence that erotic drives stay unfulfilled and that sexual connection may be chuffed basically by way of genital act.

Complicating our realizing of Victorian marriage ideology’s extra well-trodden specialize in a effective, nation-building perfect, Exquisite Masochism bargains interesting perception into our personal culture’s debates round illicit sexuality, marriage, copy, and feminism.

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The Things They Carried (Cliffs Notes) by Jill Colella

By Jill Colella

The unique CliffsNotes examine courses supply professional remark on significant topics, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient history. the newest iteration of titles during this sequence additionally characteristic glossaries and visible parts that supplement the vintage, universal format.In CliffsNotes at the issues They Carried, you find Tim O'Brien's robust and cutting edge novel concerning the reports of foot infantrymen in the course of and after the Vietnam warfare. Drawing principally on his personal reviews throughout the battle, the writer creates a fictional protagonist who stocks the author's personal identify, and permits this fictional "Tim O'Brien" to narrate anxious warfare tales as he creates an indictment opposed to the wastefulness of war.Chapter summaries and commentaries take you thru Tim O'Brien's very own trip. serious essays offer you perception into the novel's ancient context, the novel's narrative constitution, and the subject of lack of innocence. different positive factors that assist you examine includeCharacter analyses of the most charactersA personality map that graphically illustrates the relationships one of the charactersA part at the existence and heritage of Tim O'BrienA assessment part that assessments your knowledgeA source middle jam-packed with books, articles, movies, and web sitesClassic literature or sleek modern day treasure — you are going to are aware of it all with professional details and perception from CliffsNotes learn publications.

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Prosodic Phonology by Marina Nespor

By Marina Nespor

"Prosodic Phonology" by means of Marina Nespor and Irene Vogel is ultimately to be had back. "Nespor and Vogel 1986" is a quotation vintage, or even after two decades, it's nonetheless famous because the regular source on Prosodic Phonology. This groundbreaking paintings introduces the entire prosodic domain names (syllable, foot, notice, clitic staff, phonological word, intonational word and utterance) and reviews at the facts of their desire from a variety of languages. It additionally incorporates a bankruptcy at the phonology of poetic meter, and a bankruptcy at the experimental checking out of the function of the prosodic materials within the conception of ambiguous sentences. The publication is a vital reference not just for all phonologists, yet for all linguists attracted to the matter of interfaces. it's a simple source additionally for psycholinguists and for cognitive scientists engaged on notion of language and language acquisition.

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The Construction of Irish Identity in American Literature by Christopher Dowd

By Christopher Dowd

This publication examines the improvement of literary buildings of Irish-American id from the mid-nineteenth century arrival of the Famine new release in the course of the nice melancholy. It is going past an research of unfavourable Irish stereotypes and indicates how Irish characters turned the positioning of severe cultural debate concerning American id, with a few writers imagining Irishness to be the antithesis of Americanness, yet others suggesting Irishness to be a route to Americanization.

This research emphasizes the significance of contemplating how a feeling of Irishness was once imagined through either Irish-American writers aware of the method of self-definition in addition to non-Irish writers attentive to transferring cultural issues relating to ethnic others. It analyzes particular iconic Irish-American characters together with Mark Twain’s Huck Finn and Margaret Mitchell’s Scarlet O’Hara, in addition to lesser-known Irish monsters who lurked within the American mind's eye equivalent to T.S. Eliot’s Sweeney and Frank Norris’ McTeague.

As Dowd argues, in modern American society, Irishness has been principally absorbed right into a homogenous white tradition, and for this reason, it has develop into a mostly invisible ethnicity to many sleek literary critics. Too usually, they only don't see Irishness or don't imagine it appropriate, and accordingly, many Irish-American characters were de-ethnicized within the severe literature of the prior century. This quantity reestablishes the significance of Irish ethnicity to many characters that experience emerge as misinterpret as generically white and exhibits how Irishness is quintessential to their stories.

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Marriage, violence, and the nation in the American literary by William R. Handley

By William R. Handley

Frontier violence comes domestic to white american citizens in twentieth-century fictions that interpret the that means of the western American earlier. instead of helping regenerate, Handley argues, violence surrounding marriage and kin is a degenerative signal of a kingdom that believed conquest was once worthwhile for freedom. studying literature and historiography via one another, Handley explores white americans' clash over the that means of yankee identification as soon as conventional enemies opposed to whom the state had outlined itself within the nineteenth-century West, resembling Indians and Mormon polygamists, not appear a family probability.

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Telling Stories: Studies in honour of Ulrich Broich on the by Elmar Lehmann, Bernd Lenz

By Elmar Lehmann, Bernd Lenz

The contributions during this quantity are all concerning one in every of Ulrich Broich's major fields of study and instructing, the best way tales are advised within the a variety of literary genres. The papers variety from Chaucer to 20th-century literature; they talk about poems, prologues, performs and novels, French philosophers and English sermons, the Anglo-Boer warfare and totalitarianism.

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Poetry as Experience (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics) by Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

By Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe

Lacoue-Labarthe’s Poetry as event addresses the query of a lyric language that might no longer be the expression of subjectivity. In his research of the historic place of Paul Celan’s poetry, Lacoue-Labarthe defines the topic because the precept that founds, organizes, and secures either cognition and action—a precept that grew to become, so much violently in the course of the 20th century, right into a determine not just of domination yet of the extermination of every little thing except itself. This completely common, summary, and eventually suicidal topic eradicates all event, retailer the singularity of this event of voiding. yet what's left, as Paul Celan insisted, is a the rest to the lyric voice by myself: Singbarer Rest.Lacoue-Labarthe’s specific analyses of 2 decisive poems via Celan, “T?bingen, J?nner” and “Todtnauberg”—the one a reaction to H?lderlin, the opposite to Heidegger—and his sustained analyzing of “The Meridian” current Celan’s verse of singularity because the flow at and past the border of generalizable adventure, i.e., as an adventure, a traversing of a deadly box, during which language not dominates something, yet quite commemorates the voiding of ideas and the cave in of the constitutive powers of the topic. For Lacoue-Labarthe, poetry after the Shoah, the poetry of bared singularity, is not any longer a poetry that may correspond to the concept that of the subject—or, for that topic, to the idea that of poetry—but is very the language of the decept. simply through being disillusioned of the heroic language of idealistic poetry, and of the mytho-ontological trends of philosophy, can Celan’s poetry retain open the potential of one other heritage, one other destiny.

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Faulkner and the Natural World (Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha by Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie

By Donald M. Kartiganer, Ann J. Abadie

even though he belonged to an American new release of writers deeply prompted through the excessive modernist riot "against nature" and opposed to the self-imposed limits of realism to a palpable global, William Faulkner finds all through his paintings an abiding sensitivity to the wildlife. He writes of the large woods, of animals, and of the human physique as a floor of being that paintings and tradition can neither go beyond nor thoroughly keep watch over.
The 11 essays that make up this quantity, together with a paper written by way of the acclaimed novelist William Kennedy, discover where of "the unbuilt international" in Faulkner's fiction. they offer specific awareness to the social, mythic, and fiscal importance of nature, to the complexity of racial id, and to the inevitable conflict of gender and sexuality.
those essays have been provided in 1996 as papers on the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha convention, held each year on the collage of Mississippi. incorporated are the subsequent:
Lawrence Buell's "Faulkner and the Claims of the normal World"; Thomas L. McHaney's "Oversexing the ordinary World"; Theresa M. Towner's "Color, Race, and id in Faulkner's Fiction"; Jay Watson's "The paintings of the Literal in Light in August"; Mary Joanne Dondlinger's "The subject of Race and Gender in Faulkner's Light in August"; Louise Westling's "Sutpen's Marriage to the darkish physique of the Land"; Myra Jehlen's "Faulkner and the Unnatural"; Diane Roberts's "Eula, Linda, and the dying of Nature"; David H. Evans's "'The undergo' and the Incarnation of America"; Wiley C. Prewitt, Jr.'s "Hunting and Habitat in Yoknapatawpha"; and William Kennedy's "Learning from Faulkner: The Obituary of Fear."

Donald M. Kartiganer, Howry Chair of Faulkner experiences within the division of English, and Ann J. Abadie, affiliate Director of the guts for the research of Southern tradition, train on the college of Mississippi.

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The Science Fiction Handbook (Literature and Culture by Nick Hubble, Aris Mousoutzanis

By Nick Hubble, Aris Mousoutzanis

As we go through the twenty-first century, the significance of technological know-how fiction to the research of English Literature is changing into more and more apparent. The technological know-how Fiction Handbook presents a entire consultant to the style and the way to check it for college students new to the sphere. specifically, it offers particular entries on significant writers within the SF box who should be encountered on university-level English Literature classes, starting from H.G. Wells and Philip okay. Dick, to Doris Lessing and Geoff Ryman. different positive factors contain an ancient timeline, sections on key writers, critics and important phrases, and case experiences of either literary and important works. within the later sections of the e-book, the altering nature of the technology fiction canon and its becoming position on the subject of the broader different types of English Literature are mentioned extensive introducing the reader to the most recent serious pondering at the field.

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