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J.M. Coetzee and the Power of Narrative

Gillian Dooley
ISBN: 9781604976731

As a novelist born in and living most of his life in South Africa, J. M. Coetzee has been viewed by many readers and critics through an ideological lens, which he has always resisted to a greater or lesser extent. Most studies on J. M. Coetzee's works focus on the political or post-colonial aspects and resist allegorical readings. This unique study delves into his use of language and languages: the choice of tenses, the surprising flights of imagery to be found amidst the taut elegance of his narrative style; and also the multilingual sensibilities he shares with many of his characters, not excluding the non-verbal language of music. Read More..

Re-Presentations of Dante Gabriel Rossetti:

Portrayals in Fiction, Drama, Music, and Film
Lisa Dallape Matson
ISBN: 9781604976762

This book examines the treatment of Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his work in twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, drama, music, and film, specifically since 1950. The author strives to clarify the many Dante Gabriel Rossettis, using thirteen of the thirty easily identifiable roles in this system of representation which the author has identified herself—roles by which Rossetti is described and portrayed. This book is an important book for all British literature and art collections. Read More..

French War Films and National Identity

Noah McLaughlin
ISBN: 9781604976830

The relationship of French national identity to its cinema is a well-established field. Yet so far, most studies have either taken a broad historical approach or focused on a particular director or period. Using various theoretical approaches, this book investigates an area that is––as of today––either ill or untreated by scholars: what is the relationship of film form to the historical and social reflections of a given work, whether they be overt or hidden? Read More..

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Divine and Magical Female Figures of Eurasia
Miriam Robbins Dexter and Victor H. Mair
ISBN: 9781604976748

Winner of Sarasvati Award for the Best Nonfiction Book in Women and Mythology! "This book illustrates well the powerful synergies that are so often generated within world history scholarship by collaboration between specialists in different regions and different scholarly disciplines ... learned a lot from this book’s extensive catalogue." – Journal of World History Read More..

Emerging African Voices:

A Study of Contemporary African Literature
Walter P. Collins
ISBN: 9781604976649

There exists an abundance of deft scholarship and critical analyses, even in the most recent publications by African and Western theorists, of the works of recognized African authors. This volume offers insightful general analysis and critical evaluation of new writers’ works in order to showcase their contributions to the body of African literature. It examines nine contemporary writers whose works (written almost entirely in the colonial languages of English and French) in some way update and refocus African literature for the new century. Read More..

Minorities and the State in Africa

Michael U. Mbanaso and Chima J. Korieh
ISBN: 9781604976694

This book explores the various facets of the relationship between minorities and the state across Africa. The motivation for this collection lies in the growing need to understand the often tenuous relationship between minorities and the state. Through this collection, the editors and contributors present thoughtful ways for understanding forms of hegemony imposed by dominant groups in relational, national, and regional experiences. Read More..

Technologies of Power in the Victorian Period

Print Culture, Human Labor, and New Modes of Critique in Charles Dickens's Hard Times, Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley, and George Eliot's Felix Holt
John C. Murray
ISBN: 9781604976687

This book employs Charlotte Brontë’s Shirley (1849), Charles Dickens’s Hard Times (1854), and George Eliot’s Felix Holt (1866) to evidence how the growth of capitalist production and the development of new technologies of industry within the early- to mid-Victorian periods inspired the prioritization of the printed word over oratory and speech as a means for fulfilling the linguistic power exchanges found common in spoken discourse. This book serves to fill this gap in Victorian studies. Read More..

The Victorian Freak Show:

The Significance of Disability and Physical Differences in 19th-Century Fiction
Lillian Craton
ISBN: 9781604976533

"An important contribution ...the most significant innovation of the project is the way in which Craton uncovers the often positively valence of such differences as they are depicted in literary texts ... scholars in disability studies and Victorian studies will find this book useful and compelling, … yet it is readable for undergraduates as well." – Victorian Studies Read More..

The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965:

Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield
Jessica Hope Jordan
ISBN: 9781604976632

"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE Read More..

Identity in Doris Lessing’s Space Fiction

David Waterman
ISBN: 9781934043226

"Waterman contributes to an understanding of Lessing's worldview by appropriately exploring global identities, shared cultural traditions, and morphing colonial experiments." - Doris Lessing Studies Read More..

 

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