Download E-books Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend (Arthurian and Courtly Cultures) PDF

Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend offers the 1st feminist research of either the Arthurian component to The historical past of the Kings of england and The lifetime of Merlin .

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Geoffrey of Monmouth and the Feminist Origins of the Arthurian Legend offers the 1st feminist research of either the Arthurian component to The historical past of the Kings of england and The lifetime of Merlin .

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Download E-books The Computation of Style: An Introduction to Statistics for Students of Literature and Humanities (Publications of the Bernard Van Leer Foundation) PDF

By Anthony Kenny

Every year increasingly more students have gotten conscious of the significance of the statistical learn of literary texts. the current booklet is the 1st trouble-free advent in English for these wishing to exploit statistical strategies within the research of literature. in contrast to different introductions to stats, it particularly emphasizes these strategies most dear in literary contexts and provides examples in their software from literary and linguistic fabric. The textual content is geared toward people with the minimal of mathematical history and offers routines for the coed and proper statistical tables.

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By Anthony Kenny

Every year increasingly more students have gotten conscious of the significance of the statistical learn of literary texts. the current booklet is the 1st trouble-free advent in English for these wishing to exploit statistical strategies within the research of literature. in contrast to different introductions to stats, it particularly emphasizes these strategies most dear in literary contexts and provides examples in their software from literary and linguistic fabric. The textual content is geared toward people with the minimal of mathematical history and offers routines for the coed and proper statistical tables.

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Download E-books After the Future: The Paradoxes of Postmodernism & Contemporary Russian Culture (Critical Perspectives on Modern Culture) PDF

This publication brings jointly for the 1st time in English the most important writings of Mikhail Epstein, certainly one of post-Soviet Russia's such a lot well-liked theoreticians of cultural reports and postmodernism. Written from a non-Western perspective but expert through a familiarity with Western literary concept, it deals a clean, lucid point of view at the postcommunist literary scene in addition to a realistic and theoretical creation to the hot self-discipline of Russian "culturology." After the longer term can be the 1st e-book to include the improvement of up to date Russian tradition in the framework of postmodernism, an idea whose software has been formerly restricted to the West.
 
     The 4 sections of the e-book - Literature, Ideology, tradition, and technique - replicate the interdisciplinary diversity of postmodernism in modern Russia. Epstein explores such influential new traits in Russian literature as conceptualism, metarealism, "rear-garde" and discusses the formation of a post-Marxist ideological milieu characterised via a paradoxical mix of relativistic and totalitarian patterns.

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This publication brings jointly for the 1st time in English the most important writings of Mikhail Epstein, certainly one of post-Soviet Russia's such a lot well-liked theoreticians of cultural reports and postmodernism. Written from a non-Western perspective but expert through a familiarity with Western literary concept, it deals a clean, lucid point of view at the postcommunist literary scene in addition to a realistic and theoretical creation to the hot self-discipline of Russian "culturology." After the longer term can be the 1st e-book to include the improvement of up to date Russian tradition in the framework of postmodernism, an idea whose software has been formerly restricted to the West.
 
     The 4 sections of the e-book - Literature, Ideology, tradition, and technique - replicate the interdisciplinary diversity of postmodernism in modern Russia. Epstein explores such influential new traits in Russian literature as conceptualism, metarealism, "rear-garde" and discusses the formation of a post-Marxist ideological milieu characterised via a paradoxical mix of relativistic and totalitarian patterns.

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Download E-books Sites of Exchange: European Crossroads and Faultlines (Internationale Forschungen zur Allgemeinen und Vergleichenden Literaturwissenschaft 103) PDF

By Maurizio Ascari, Adriana Corrado

Crossing borders - either bodily and imaginatively - is a part of our 'nomadic' postmodern id, yet transcultural and transnational exchanges have additionally performed a big position within the centuries-long approaches of hybridisation that helped to type the sizeable geographic, political and innovative box of variety we name Europe. This quantity gathers jointly the paintings of students from numerous ecu international locations in an try and motivate a collective mirrored image upon old - and sometimes 'mythical' - destinations and landscapes, in addition to upon the thresholds and faultlines that unite or separate them. the problems the amount tackles are smooth and complicated, for the stumble upon of adjustments engenders either interest and suspicion and there's no effortless strategy to create a brand new synthesis whereas respecting and selling variety. even though, considering Europe is necessarily a cultural and political entity 'in the making', Europeans should still embody the 'great narrative' of a 'utopian project', uniting their efforts to paintings in the direction of a civilisation that's grounded on plurality and openness.

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By Maurizio Ascari, Adriana Corrado

Crossing borders - either bodily and imaginatively - is a part of our 'nomadic' postmodern id, yet transcultural and transnational exchanges have additionally performed a big position within the centuries-long approaches of hybridisation that helped to type the sizeable geographic, political and innovative box of variety we name Europe. This quantity gathers jointly the paintings of students from numerous ecu international locations in an try and motivate a collective mirrored image upon old - and sometimes 'mythical' - destinations and landscapes, in addition to upon the thresholds and faultlines that unite or separate them. the problems the amount tackles are smooth and complicated, for the stumble upon of adjustments engenders either interest and suspicion and there's no effortless strategy to create a brand new synthesis whereas respecting and selling variety. even though, considering Europe is necessarily a cultural and political entity 'in the making', Europeans should still embody the 'great narrative' of a 'utopian project', uniting their efforts to paintings in the direction of a civilisation that's grounded on plurality and openness.

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Download E-books The Art of Non-Conversation: A Re-Examination of the Validity of the Oral Proficiency Interview PDF

By Marysia Johnson

The Oral skillability Interview (OPI) is a largely accredited device for assessing moment and overseas language skill. it's utilized by the international Language Institute, the protection Language Institute, academic checking out carrier, the yankee Council at the instructing of overseas Languages, and at many universities within the usa. The artwork of Non-Conversation examines the parts of talking skill and asks no matter if the OPI is a legitimate device for assessing them. Marysia Johnson applies the newest insights from discourse and conversational research to figure out the character of the OPI's communicative speech occasion and examine its build validity inside of Messick's definition of validity. She discusses versions of conversing skill, between others a number of communicative competence versions, an interactional competence version, and a version of spoken interplay in line with Vygotsky's sociocultural thought of studying. ultimately she proposes a brand new version to check language skillability drawn from sociocultural concept, person who considers language skill to be reflective of the sociocultural and institutional contexts during which the language has been got.

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By Marysia Johnson

The Oral skillability Interview (OPI) is a largely accredited device for assessing moment and overseas language skill. it's utilized by the international Language Institute, the protection Language Institute, academic checking out carrier, the yankee Council at the instructing of overseas Languages, and at many universities within the usa. The artwork of Non-Conversation examines the parts of talking skill and asks no matter if the OPI is a legitimate device for assessing them. Marysia Johnson applies the newest insights from discourse and conversational research to figure out the character of the OPI's communicative speech occasion and examine its build validity inside of Messick's definition of validity. She discusses versions of conversing skill, between others a number of communicative competence versions, an interactional competence version, and a version of spoken interplay in line with Vygotsky's sociocultural thought of studying. ultimately she proposes a brand new version to check language skillability drawn from sociocultural concept, person who considers language skill to be reflective of the sociocultural and institutional contexts during which the language has been got.

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Download E-books Law and Literature: Third Edition PDF

By Richard A. Posner

Hailed in its first version as an “outstanding paintings, as stimulating because it is intellectually individual” (New York Times), Law and Literature has handily lived as much as the Washington Post’s prediction that the publication might “remain crucial studying for a few years to come.” This 3rd variation, generally revised and enlarged, is the one finished book-length remedy of the sector. It maintains to stress the fundamental alterations among legislations and literature, that are rooted within the diverse social features of criminal and literary texts. however it additionally explores parts of mutual illumination and expands its variety to incorporate new issues akin to the tough and strange punishments clause of the structure, unlawful immigration, surveillance, international warming and bioterrorism, and plagiarism.

In this version, literary works from classics by means of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dostoevsky, Melville, Kafka, and Camus to modern fiction by way of Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Joyce Carol Oates come less than Richard Posner’s scrutiny, as does the movie The Matrix.

The publication is still the main transparent, acute account of the intersection of legislation and literature.

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By Richard A. Posner

Hailed in its first version as an “outstanding paintings, as stimulating because it is intellectually individual” (New York Times), Law and Literature has handily lived as much as the Washington Post’s prediction that the publication might “remain crucial studying for a few years to come.” This 3rd variation, generally revised and enlarged, is the one finished book-length remedy of the sector. It maintains to stress the fundamental alterations among legislations and literature, that are rooted within the diverse social features of criminal and literary texts. however it additionally explores parts of mutual illumination and expands its variety to incorporate new issues akin to the tough and strange punishments clause of the structure, unlawful immigration, surveillance, international warming and bioterrorism, and plagiarism.

In this version, literary works from classics by means of Homer, Shakespeare, Milton, Dostoevsky, Melville, Kafka, and Camus to modern fiction by way of Tom Wolfe, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, and Joyce Carol Oates come less than Richard Posner’s scrutiny, as does the movie The Matrix.

The publication is still the main transparent, acute account of the intersection of legislation and literature.

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Download E-books Mapping World Literature: International Canonization and Transnational Literatures (Continuum Literary Studies) PDF

By Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Mapping international Literature explores the learn of literature and literary heritage in gentle of world alterations, taking a look at what defines international literature within the twenty first century.

Surveying rules of literature from Goethe to the current, Thomsen devises a compelling suggestion of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of serious positions, identifies the boundaries of comparative and post-colonial ways and examines particular circumstances: literature written through migrant writers and the literature of genocide, warfare and catastrophe.

Mapping international Literature captures new methods of realizing the styles and developments that emerge in literature, establishing up and encouraging study to map styles within the field.

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By Mads Rosendahl Thomsen

Mapping international Literature explores the learn of literature and literary heritage in gentle of world alterations, taking a look at what defines international literature within the twenty first century.

Surveying rules of literature from Goethe to the current, Thomsen devises a compelling suggestion of literary constellations. He discusses a wide-range of serious positions, identifies the boundaries of comparative and post-colonial ways and examines particular circumstances: literature written through migrant writers and the literature of genocide, warfare and catastrophe.

Mapping international Literature captures new methods of realizing the styles and developments that emerge in literature, establishing up and encouraging study to map styles within the field.

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Download E-books D.H. Lawrence and Germany: The Politics of Influence (Costerus NS 164) (Costerus New Series) PDF

By Carl Krockel

D. H. Lawrence has suffered feedback for the emotional far more than his language, and for a suspected leaning in the direction of right-wing politics. This ebook contextualises his kind and political values in German tradition, in particular its Romantic culture which has been subjected to an analogous feedback as himself. In his writing Lawrence struggles among opposing German cultural components from the Eighteenth century onwards, to dramatise the conflicts in smooth ecu tradition and heritage within the first 1/2 the 20th century. The e-book demonstrates how his mess ups are indispensable to his achievements, and the way the self-contradictory nature of his paintings is de facto its saving grace. This quantity surveys the entire span of Lawrence's profession; it truly is meant for either scholars and academics of the writer, and for these drawn to the move cultural kinfolk of eu Modernism. earlier reviews have tended to stipulate references in Lawrence's paintings to Germany with out targeting the old, cultural and ideological concerns at stake. those matters are the topic of this e-book. Contents record of Illustrations creation I in the direction of a Modernist Tragedy: 'The White Peacock' II among Wagner and Nietzsche: 'The Trespasser' III types of Modernist Realism: 'Sons and fans' and 'Buddenbrooks' IV solidarity and Fragmentation in 'The Rainbow' V delusion and background in 'Women in Love' VI Rewriting 'Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre' in 'The misplaced woman' VII a mirrored image on earlier affects: 'Mr midday' VIII management and the "Dead Ideal": 'Aaron's Rod' and 'Kangaroo' IX The Voelkisch Ideologies in 'The Plumed Serpent' end: 'The girl Chatterley Novels' pick out Bibliography Index

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By Carl Krockel

D. H. Lawrence has suffered feedback for the emotional far more than his language, and for a suspected leaning in the direction of right-wing politics. This ebook contextualises his kind and political values in German tradition, in particular its Romantic culture which has been subjected to an analogous feedback as himself. In his writing Lawrence struggles among opposing German cultural components from the Eighteenth century onwards, to dramatise the conflicts in smooth ecu tradition and heritage within the first 1/2 the 20th century. The e-book demonstrates how his mess ups are indispensable to his achievements, and the way the self-contradictory nature of his paintings is de facto its saving grace. This quantity surveys the entire span of Lawrence's profession; it truly is meant for either scholars and academics of the writer, and for these drawn to the move cultural kinfolk of eu Modernism. earlier reviews have tended to stipulate references in Lawrence's paintings to Germany with out targeting the old, cultural and ideological concerns at stake. those matters are the topic of this e-book. Contents record of Illustrations creation I in the direction of a Modernist Tragedy: 'The White Peacock' II among Wagner and Nietzsche: 'The Trespasser' III types of Modernist Realism: 'Sons and fans' and 'Buddenbrooks' IV solidarity and Fragmentation in 'The Rainbow' V delusion and background in 'Women in Love' VI Rewriting 'Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre' in 'The misplaced woman' VII a mirrored image on earlier affects: 'Mr midday' VIII management and the "Dead Ideal": 'Aaron's Rod' and 'Kangaroo' IX The Voelkisch Ideologies in 'The Plumed Serpent' end: 'The girl Chatterley Novels' pick out Bibliography Index

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