Re-Thinking Europe: Literature and (Trans)National Identity. by Nele Bemong, Mirjam Truwant, Pieter Vermeulen

By Nele Bemong, Mirjam Truwant, Pieter Vermeulen

Re-Thinking Europe units out to enquire where of the assumption of Europe in literature and comparative literary reports. The essays during this assortment flip to the previous, during which Europe grew to become synonymous with a practice of peace and tolerance past nationwide borders, and input right into a severe discussion with the current, during which Europe has more and more turn into linked to a heritage of oppression and violence. the several essays jointly display how the belief of Europe can't be idea except the strain among the local and the worldwide, among nationalism and pluralism, and will consequently be re-thought as a chance for an identification past nationwide or ethnic borders. enticing modern discourses on hybrid, postcolonial, and transnational identification, this quantity exhibits how literature can functionality as either an important device to forge new identities and an influence subversive of such makes an attempt at identity-formation. Like Europe, it truly is continuously marked via the stress among integration and resistance. The e-book could be of curiosity to scholars and students of contemporary literature, comparative literature, and ecu experiences, in addition to humans interested by cultural reminiscence and the relation among literature and cultural id.

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Vasilii Rozanov and the Creation: The Edenic Vision and the by Adam Ure

By Adam Ure

This ebook presents the 1st targeted examine in English of the non secular philosophy of Vasilii Rozanov, probably the most influential and debatable thinkers of Russia's Silver Age. It examines his subversion of conventional Russian Orthodoxy, together with his reverence for the production, his concentrate on the kin, and his worship of sex.

Rozanov is among the towering figures of Russian tradition, an incredible effect on thinkers and writers akin to Bakhtin, Maiakovskii, and Mandel´shtam, in addition to many ecu writers. He critiqued Orthodox theology, and wrote greatly on philosophy, literature, and politics, and helped reform marriage and divorce laws.

His huge, immense contribution to Russian idea has been mostly missed, and lots more and plenty of his paintings has been misunderstood. Ure addresses this through studying the root of Rozanov's spiritual philosophy, the construction of the Earth and the publication of Genesis.

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Companion to Empire: A Genealogy of the Written Word in by David Rojinsky

By David Rojinsky

This quantity strains a family tree of the numerous conceptions and features of alphabetic writing in Hispanic cultures of the pre-modern and early colonial classes. The old junctures chosen are these at which the written note (in grammatical, ancient and felony discourse) assumed elevated ideological value for bolstering other forms of 'imperial' energy. In impression, Companion to Empire posits a constellation of old situations, instead of a unique legendary foundation during which the alliance among writing and imperium will be discerned. The corpus of fundamental texts thought of within the quantity derives from works by way of foundational figures within the heritage of pre-modern language theories (Isidore of Seville, Alfonso X the clever, Antonio de Nebrija) and from these pointed out with the early transatlantic growth of alphabetic writing (Peter Martyr D'Anghiera, Bernardino de Sahagún, Nuño Beltrán de Guzmán). via examining those canonical texts opposed to the grain, the writer avoids the totalizing gesture of histories of the language, and in its place focuses upon the connection among status written languages, the construction of a 'literate mentality' and the necessity to consolidate imperium on either side of the Atlantic. Companion to Empire will therefore be of curiosity to these adopting a 'post-philological' method of Hispanic stories, in addition to these attracted to medieval and transatlantic imperium stories.

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The Greenhouse by Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Brian FitzGibbon

By Audur Ava Olafsdottir, Brian FitzGibbon

For Lobbi, the tragic passing of his mom proves to be a profound catalyst. Their shared love of tending infrequent roses in her greenhouse conjures up him to go away his stories in the back of and go back and forth to a distant village monastery to revive its as soon as impressive gardens. whereas remodeling the backyard lower than the watchful eye of a cinephile monk, he's stunned via a trip from Anna, a chum of a chum with whom he shared a fateful second in his mother’s greenhouse, and the daughter they jointly conceived that evening. In taking care of either the backyard and the little woman, Lobbi slowly starts off to imagine the numerous and intricate roles of a guy: fatherhood with a deep dating along with his baby, cooking, nurturing, and closing additionally a son, brother, lover, and…a gardener. a narrative concerning the heartfelt look for good looks in lifestyles, The Greenhouse is a touching reminder of our skill to show the small issues in way of life into the intense.

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Decadence, Degeneration, and the End: Studies in the by Marja Härmänmaa, Christopher Nissen, Jeffrey Walsh

By Marja Härmänmaa, Christopher Nissen, Jeffrey Walsh

Paintings and literature throughout the eu fin-de-siècle interval usually manifested subject matters of degeneration and rot, either one of our bodies and civilizations, in addition to disorder, weird and wonderful sexuality, and common morbidity. This assortment explores those subject matters in terms of artists and writers as varied as Oscar Wilde, August Strindberg, and Aubrey Beardsley.

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Elective affinities : testing word and image relationships by Schoell-Glass, Charlotte; MacLeod, Catriona; Plesch,

By Schoell-Glass, Charlotte; MacLeod, Catriona; Plesch, Véronique

This quantity provides the striking diversity of scholarly affinities, ways, and matters that signify modern-day note and photograph experiences. The essays, a range of papers first awarded in 2005 on the 7th foreign convention of the foreign organization of be aware and picture Studies/Association Internationale pour l'Étude des Rapports entre Texte et photograph that happened in Philadelphia, are case reviews of the various configurations of the textual and the long-lasting. "Elective affinities" - a concept initially borrowed by means of Goethe for his 1809 novel of a similar identify from eighteenth-century chemistry - the following refers back to the energetic position of the 2 companions within the dating of the pictorial and the verbal. Following the experimental modalities spread out through Goethe, the current quantity is split into 3 sections, which discover, respectively, how phrases and pictures can merge in concord, interact in conflicts and contestations, and, eventually, engage in an experimental method that self-consciously checks the bounds and relatives between verbal and visible arts. New views on note and photo relationships emerge, during periods, nationwide traditions, works, and fabrics as assorted as (among many others) an deploy through Marcel Duchamp and the guide accompanying it; the influence of man-made gentle resources on literature and artwork; nineteenth-century British illustrations of local americans; the modern comedian booklet; a seventeenth-century Italian devotional manuscript uniting textual content, picture, and tune; chinese language physique and function paintings

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