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Reference Works in British and American Literature

By James K. Bracken
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  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Bracken identifies and describes a substantial portion of the currently available reference sources in British and American literature with more than 1,500 resources on individual writers. Descriptive annotations offer thorough and detailed assessments of the works.

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Ethnic American Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students

By Emmanuel S. Nelson
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1610698819
  • Total of Pages : 570
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: ethnic-american-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unlike any other book of its kind, this volume celebrates published works from a broad range of American ethnic groups not often featured in the typical canon of literature. • Highlights the most important print and electronic resources on multicultural literature through a detailed bibliography • Features entries from 50 contributors, all of whom are experts in their fields • Includes cultural works not often highlighted in traditional textbooks, such as Iranian American literature, Dominican American literature, and Puerto Rican American literature

TransLatin Joyce

By B. Price,C. Salgado,J. Schwartz
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137407468
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 878
  • Pdf File: translatin-joyce.pdf

Book Short Summary:

TransLatin Joyce explores the circulation of James Joyce's work in the Ibero-American literary system. The essays address Joycean literary engagements in Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Mexico, and Cuba, using concepts from postcolonial translation studies, antimodernism, game theory, sound studies, deconstruction, and post-Euclidean physics.

Male Sexuality Under Surveillance

By Graham Thompson
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  • Publisher : University of Iowa Press
  • Book Code : 1587294400
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: male-sexuality-under-surveillance.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Male Sexuality under Surveillance is a lively, intelligent, and expertly argued analysis of the construction of male sexuality in the business office. Graham Thompson interweaves three main threads: a historicized cultural analysis of the development of the modern business office from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present day, a Foucauldian discussion of the office as the site of various disciplinary practices, and a queer-theoretical discussion of the textualization of the gay male body as a device for producing a taxonomy of male-male relations. The combination of these themes produces a study that is fresh, insightful, and provocative.

Affective Labour in British and American Women’s Fiction, 1848-1915

By Katherine Skaris
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1527514277
  • Total of Pages : 187
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 905
  • Pdf File: affective-labour-in-british-and-american-women-s-fiction-1848-1915.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This volume is a comprehensive and transatlantic literary study of women’s nineteenth-and-twentieth-century fiction. Firstly, it introduces and explores the concept of women’s affective labour, and examines literary representations of this work in British and American fiction written by women between 1848 and 1915. Secondly, it revives largely ignored texts by the “scribbling women” of Britain and America, such as Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Mona Caird, and Mary Hunter Austin, and rereads established authors, such as Elizabeth Gaskell, Kate Chopin, and Edith Wharton, to demonstrate how all these works provide valuable insights into women’s lives in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Finally, by adopting the lens of affective labour, the study explores the ways in which women were portrayed as striving for self-fulfilment through forms of emotional, mental, and creative endeavours that have not always been fully appreciated as ‘work’ in critical accounts of nineteenth-and-twentieth-century fiction.

Uni-Wissen An Introduction to the Study of English and American Literature (English Version)

By Vera Nünning,Ansgar Nünning
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  • Publisher : Klett Lerntraining bei PONS
  • Book Code : 3129391096
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 276
  • Pdf File: uni-wissen-an-introduction-to-the-study-of-english-and-american-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A compact introduction to the central subject-matter, approaches and research domains - attention is paid primarily to the most important issues and categories of literary studies, to the methodology of poetry, drama, narrative and media analysis, and to the most important elements of English and American literary history. German version: Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft Print ISBN 9783129390290, epub 9783129391136

American Literature Before 1880

By Robert Lawson-Peebles
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1317870387
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 495
  • Pdf File: american-literature-before-1880.pdf

Book Short Summary:

American Literature Before 1880 attempts to place its subject in the broadest possible international perspective. It begins with Homer looking westward, and ends with Henry James crossing the Atlantic eastwards. In between, the book examines the projection of images of the East onto an as-yet unrecognised West; the cultural consequences of Viking, Colombian, and then English migration to America; the growth and independence of the British American colonies; the key writers of the new Republic; and the development of the culture of the United States before and after the Civil War. It is intended both as an introduction for undergraduates to the richness and variety of American Literature, and as a contribution to the debate about its distinctive nature. The book therefore begins with a lengthy survey of earlier histories of American Literature.

Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World

By Yolanda Williams Page
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  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313352046
  • Total of Pages : 519
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 630
  • Pdf File: icons-of-african-american-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The 24 entries in this book provide extensive coverage of some of the most notable figures in African American literature, such as Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and Zora Neale Hurston. • 24 alphabetically arranged entries offer substantial yet accessible information • Entries cover authors and cultural topics • Sidebars provide snapshots of interesting and significant subject matter