Download E-books The Discourses of Food in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters) PDF

The e-book deals readings of discourses approximately foodstuff in quite a lot of sources, from canonical Victorian novels by way of authors equivalent to Dickens, Gaskell, and Hardy to parliamentary speeches, royal proclamations, and modification Acts.  It considers the cultural politics and poetics of foodstuff on the subject of problems with race, type, gender, regionalism, urbanization, colonialism, and imperialism as a way to observe how nationwide id and Otherness are developed and internalized.

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Download E-books Understanding Lord of the Flies: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press "Literature in Context" Series) PDF

By Kirstin Olsen

A probably easy story of schoolboys marooned on an island, Lord of the Flies has confirmed to be some of the most enigmatic and provocative items of literature ever released. This casebook probes the numerous layers of which means within the novel, analyzing its literary, philosophical, ancient, medical, and spiritual value. starting with a literary research that explores the universality of the novel's characters, the tale is taken into account as subversion of the journey story, evaluating it to such classics as Treasure Island and Robinson Crusoe. From those literary depictions of savagery, this learn delves deeper, confronting the long-running philosophical and organic debates approximately human nature that experience absorbed such influential thinkers as Rousseau and Darwin. the whole which means of Lord of the Flies is extra contextualized by way of tracing old perspectives on civilization, from the Victorian viewpoint, to the very genuine horrors of worldwide conflict II. This casebook integrates research and first records, with excerpts from fabrics as diversified because the Bible, the writings of Darwin, and battle crimes interviews, to discover the very nature of human aggression and evil. This ebook will spark scholars to think about exciting connections among Golding's masterpiece and broader suggestions of civilization, altruism, political management obligations, and the historical past of western imperialism.

The interdisciplinary procedure of this casebook is helping scholars situate the teachings of Lord of the Flies within the context of schooling, struggle and Postwar, the journey tale, faith, and Biology and Evolution. The six subject sections combine unique illustrations and pictures, literary excerpts, and first files and ancient writings that aid contextualize the paintings. Thought-provoking rules for sophistication discussions and learn themes, with rigorously selected additional interpreting feedback improve this quantity as a instructing tool.

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Download E-books Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory PDF

By Peter Barry

Starting concept has been supporting scholars navigate in the course of the thickets of literary and cultural idea for good over a decade now. This new and accelerated 3rd version maintains to supply scholars and readers the simplest one-volume advent to the field.

The bewildering number of methods, theorists and technical language is lucidly and expertly unravelled. in contrast to many books which imagine convinced positions concerning the critics and the theories they symbolize, Peter Barry permits readers to strengthen their very own rules as soon as first rules and ideas were grasped.

The booklet has been up to date and contains new chapters, one in every of which (Literary idea - a background in ten occasions) innovatively surveys the process conception, whereas the opposite (Theory after 'Theory') maps the arriving of recent 'isms' because the moment variation seemed in 2002.

Liberal humanism - Structuralism - Post-structuralism and deconstruction - Postmodernism - Psychoanalytic feedback - Feminist feedback - Lesbian/gay feedback - Marxist feedback - New historicism and cultural materialism - Postcolonial feedback - Stylistics - Narratology - Ecocriticism - Presentism/Transversal poetics/ New aestheticism/Historical formalism/Cognitive poetics.

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Download E-books Beyond Lacan (SUNY series in Psychoanalysis and Culture) PDF

By James M. Mellard

Traces the improvement of Lacanian idea, and its attainable future.

In Beyond Lacan, James M. Mellard lines psychoanalytic literary thought and perform from Freud to Lacan to Zizek. whereas Freud successfully presupposes an subconscious that's textual, it really is Lacan whose conception all yet articulates a textual subconscious as he bargains the epoch a state of the art psychoanalytic ideology. Mellard considers this after which asks, “Which Lacan? Is there one or many? Early or late?” As Zizek counters the idea of a unmarried, unitary Lacan, Lacanians are requested to settle on. via Lacanian readings of assorted texts, from novels like Ellison’s Invisible Man and O’Connor’s Wise Blood to brief tales via Glaspell and Fitzgerald, Mellard indicates that during serious perform Lacanians produce a center Lacan, among early and late.

Mellard concludes through interpreting why Zizek has maybe transcended Lacan. greater than the other, it really is Zizek who has developed early and past due Lacan, making attainable that center Lacan of praxis, yet within the method he has additionally claimed an self reliant authority. eventually, Mellard explains how Zizek deals a post-Lacanian critique—one outfitted on a pervasive philosophy of paradox—that opens new avenues of study of contested cultural and literary concerns comparable to subjectivity, political financial system, multiculturalism, and non secular belief.

“Mellard is brave in using French and Freudian strategies to a literature that overtly disavows the psychoanalytical, making his procedure the type of eye-opening workout that makes instructing feedback so vital and invaluable. As Mellard integrates advances in feedback with particular readings of the texts he treats, we needs to realize that this is often no small job, and others have came across it greater than daunting and performed it much less thoroughly.” — Juliet Flower MacCannell, writer of Figuring Lacan: feedback and the Cultural Unconscious

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Download E-books Markedness Theory: The Union of Asymmetry and Semiosis in Language (Sound and Meaning: The Roman Jakobson Series in Linguistics and Poetics) PDF

By Edna Andrews

Edna Andrews clarifies and extends the paintings of Roman Jakobson to advance a idea of invariants in language by way of distinguishing among basic and contextual which means in morphology and semantics. Markedness idea, as Jakobson conceived it, is a qualitative concept of oppositional binary relatives. Andrews indicates how markedness thought allows a linguist to exactly outline the systemically given oppositions and hierarchies represented by way of linguistic different types. furthermore, she redefines the connection among Jakobsonian markedness conception and Peircean interpretants. although basically theoretical, the argument is illustrated with discussions approximately studying a moment language, the connection of linguistics to arithmetic (particularly set conception, algebra, topology, and facts) of their mutual pursuit of invariance, and matters regarding grammatical gender and their implications in different languages.

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Download E-books Reading Literature Today: Two Complementary Essays and a Conversation PDF

By Tabish Khair

A path-breaking intervention in present debates on analyzing and literature, the 2 complementary essays-one on literature and the opposite on reading-focus mostly on texts in English and French, but additionally confer with different literatures. The authors suggest a manner of examining literature that not just synthesizes a few previous traits and places them in context, but additionally propounds a progressive figuring out of the character of literature and examining. The writers taken up for dialogue contain William Shakespeare, Joseph Conrad, Rudyard Kipling, Marcel Proust, Charles Baudelaire, Franz Kafka, William Burroughs, Dylan Thomas, Attia Hosain, Albert Wendt, Zadie Smith, Philip Hensher, Mohsin Hamid and so on.

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Download E-books Swift and Science: The Satire, Politics and Theology of Natural Knowledge, 1690-1730 PDF

It's proposal that fast was once against the recent technological know-how that heralded the start of the fashionable age, yet this ebook interrogates that assumption, tracing the theological, political, and socio-cultural resonances of medical wisdom within the early eighteenth century, and contemplating what they could display approximately Swift's mind's eye.

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