Subversion and Sympathy

Gender, Law, and the British Novel

Author: Martha C. Nussbaum,Alison L. LaCroix

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199812047

Category: Law

Page: 313

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This interdisciplinary volume of contributed essays focuses on issues of gender in the British novel of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, particularly Hardy and Trollope. Approaching the topic from a variety of backgrounds, the contributors reinvigorate the law-and-literature movement by displaying a range of ways in which literature and law can illuminate one another and in which the conversation between them can illuminate deeper human issues with which both disciplines are concerned. Their chapters shed light on a range of gender-related issues, from inheritance to money-lending to illegitimacy, but also make an important methodological contribution by displaying (and discussing) a range of methodological perspectives that exemplify the breadth and range of this discipline, which links history, gender studies, philosophy, literary studies, and law.
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Landscape and Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain and France

Author: Michael Charlesworth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135156109X

Category: Art

Page: 218

View: 800

A study of the ways landscape was perceived in nineteenth-century Britain and France, this book draws on evidence from poetry, landscape gardens, spectacular public entertainments, novels and scientific works as well as paintings in order to develop its basic premise that landscape and the processes of perceiving it cannot be separated. Vision embraces panoramic seeing from high places, but also the seeing of ghosts and spectres when madness and hallucination impinge upon landscape. The rise of geology and the spread of empires upset the existing comfortable orders of comprehension of landscape. Reverie and imagination produced powerful interpretive actions, while landscape in French culture proved central to the rejection of conservative classicism in favour of perceptual questioning of experience. The experience of subjectivity proved central to the perception of landscape while the visual culture of landscape became of paramount importance to modernity during the period in question.
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Books in Print, 2004-2005

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835246477

Category: Literature

Page: N.A

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A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English

Print and Electronic Sources

Author: Sherri L. Brown,Carol Senf,Ellen J. Stockstill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442277483

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 9004

A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.
Posted in Literary Criticism

The Judas Kiss

Treason and Betrayal in Six Modern Irish Novels

Author: Gerry Smyth

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0719088534

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 3404

This book argues that modern Irish history encompasses a deep-seated fear of betrayal, and that this fear has been especially prevalent throughout Irish society since the revolutionary period at the outset of the twentieth century. The author goes on to argue that the novel is the literary form most apt for the exploration of betrayal in its social, political and psychological dimensions. The significance of this thesis comes into focus in terms of a number of recent developments - most notably, the economic downturn (and the political and civic betrayals implicated therein) and revelations of the Catholic Church's failure in its pastoral mission. As many observers note, such developments have brought the language of betrayal to the forefront of contemporary Irish life. After an introductory section in which he considers betrayal from a variety of religious, psychological and literary perspectives, Gerry Smyth goes on to analyse the Irish experience of betrayal: firstly through a case study of one of the country's most beloved legends - Deirdre of the Sorrows; and secondly, through extended discussion of six powerful Irish novels in which ideas of betrayal feature centrally - from adultery in James Joyce's Ulysses, touting in Liam O'Flaherty's The Informer and spying Elizabeth Bowen's The Heat of the Day, through to writing itself in Francis Stuart's Black List, Section H, murder in Eugene McCabe's Death and Nightingales and child abuse in Anne Enright's The Gathering (2007). This book offers a powerful analysis of modern Irish history as regarded from the perspective of some its most incisive minds
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The National Union Catalog, Pre-1956 Imprints

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catalogs, Union

Page: N.A

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Techniken der Schlussgebung im Roman

eine Untersuchung englisch- und deutschsprachiger Romane

Author: Barbara Korte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American fiction

Page: 325

View: 6140

Im Mittelpunkt der Studie steht die Analyse inhaltlicher, erzähltechnischer und stilistischer Gestaltungsmittel, die dem Schluss eines Romans eine erhöhte Ausdruckskraft verleihen und den Eindruck der Abgeschlossenheit eines Werks fördern. Die Theorie der Abschlusstechniken gestattet eine Präzisierung der traditionellen Konzepte des «offenen» bzw. «geschlossenen» Endes. Die Untersuchung stützt sich auf ein umfangreiches Korpus englisch- und deutschsprachiger Romane vom 17. Jahrhundert bis zur Gegenwart und bezieht auch Werke anderer literarischer und nicht-literarischer Gattungen ein. Neben einem Vergleich des deutschen und des anglo-amerikanischen Romanendes liegt ein weiterer Schwerpunkt auf der historischen Entwicklung der Schlussgestaltung im Roman.
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Studia Anglica Posnaniensia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English philology

Page: N.A

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Posted in English philology

Dickens, Drood, and the detectives

Author: Ray Dubberke

Publisher: Vantage Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 6943

Posted in Literary Criticism

Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism

Excerpts from Criticism of the Works of Nineteenth-Century Novelists, Poets, Playwrights, Short-Story Writers, & Other Creative Writers

Author: Suzanne Dewsbury

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: 9780787631512

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 500

View: 7226

Presents literary criticism on the works of nineteenth-century writers of all genres, nations, and cultures. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, reviews, diaries, broadsheets, pamphlets, and scholarly papers. Criticism includes early views from the author's lifetime as well as later views, including extensive collections of contemporary analysis.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in American literature

Books in Series in the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Children's literature in series

Page: N.A

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Grüner Tee

Author: Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849646009

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

View: 924

"Geschichten für schlaflose Nächte" bietet Ihnen die schönsten, gruseligsten, unheimlichsten und atemberaubendsten Kurzgeschichten der okkulten und übernatürlichen Belletristik. Klassiker des Horror-, Geister- und Mystery-Genres erwachen hier zu neuem Leben. Band 11: Grüner Tee Der englische Geistliche Jennings gesteht dem okkulten Detektiv und Arzt Martin Hesselius, dass er von einem Dämon in Gestalt eines Affen verfolgt wird, der ständig versucht, in seinen Verstand einzudringen und nur für ihn selbst sichtbar ist. Als sich die Kreatur immer subtilerer psychologischer Methoden bedient, verschlechtert sich der Gesundheitszustand des Pfarrers zusehends. Und bald entdeckt Hesselius, welche Höllenpforte der Genuss von zu viel grünem Tee wirklich aufgestoßen hat ...
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The Oxford Companion to English Literature

Author: Margaret Drabble

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1154

View: 8149

Contains alphabetically arranged entries on authors, characters, and works from the world of English literature
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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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