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The Craft of Scientific Writing

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(2018)  | 9781441982872 | Springer | pbk. | 4 ed.,  | book | xi, 180pp
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1 Analyzing the Audience, Purpose, and Occasion.- 2 Balancing Precision with Clarity.- 3 Avoiding Ambiguity.- 4 Sustaining Energy.- 5 Connecting Ideas.- 6 Beginning with the Familiar.- 7 Organizing the Content for the Audience.- 8 Providing Proper Emphasis.- 9 Adapting Your Style to Email, Instructions,...

Migrant Futures: Decolonizing Speculation in Financial Times

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(2018)  | 9780822363798 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 248pp
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In Migrant Futures Aimee Bahng traces the cultural production of futurity byjuxtaposing the practices of speculative finance against those of speculativefiction. While financial speculation creates a future based on predicting andmitigating risk for wealthy elites, the wide range of speculative novels,comics,...

Domestic Noir: The New Face of 21st Century Crime Fiction

Joyce, Laura. Sutton, Henry.
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(2018)  | 9783319693378 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 293pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book represents the first serious consideration of the 'domestic noir' phenomenon and, by extension, the psychological thriller. The only such landmark collection since Lee Horsley's The Noir Thriller, it extends the argument for serious, academic study of crime fiction, particularly in relation...

Seductive academic writing.

Freeman, Danyal.
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(2018)  | 9781527505797 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 145pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This volume teaches academics and graduate students how to write seductive academic prose by learning a literacy rarely taught in academic writing or style handbooks: to use literary devices and figures of speech to meet ideals of stylish communication; and how these ideals and supposed 'literary'...

Dealing with authorship : authors between texts, editors and public discourses.

Burnautzki, Sarah. Kiparski, Frederik. Thierry, Raphaël. Zannini, Maria.
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(2018)  | 9781527505605 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 280pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"Literature and film generate symbolic as well as economic capital. As such, aesthetic productions exist in various contexts following contrasting rules. Which role(s) do authors and filmmakers play in positioning themselves in this conflictive relation?Bringing together fourteen essays by scholars...

The body in autobiography and autobiographical novels : the importance of being normal.

Lerro, Menotti.
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(2018)  | 9781527505667 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 120pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This volume explores a web of complex relationships between body and mind, discussing the efforts of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to define, to achieve, or to reject the "normal"; and, in some cases, to put something else in its place. After considering the problems arising from other...

The familiar essay, romantic affect and metropolitan culture : the sweet security of streets.

Hull, Peter Simon.
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(2018)  | 9781527505650 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 270pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"Through close readings of diverse examples by Lamb, De Quincey, Hazlitt, Irving and Poe, this book argues that the familiar essay in the Romantic period embodies a quintessentially metropolitan mode of affect. The generic traits of the essay astuteness of observation, an ambulatory or paratactic movement...

Downloading the poetic self : an anatomy of poetic character.

Will, Frederic.
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(2018)  | 9781527505551 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 350pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This volume presents an autobiography of one writer's existence in poetry, the tracks left by a clumsy bear taming himself in public; it is also a forum in which to act out and discover oneself. It will serve to light fires, the can-do drive others can surpass, finding in themselves language as daring...

Writers' Biographies and Family Histories in 20th- and 21st-Century Literature

Guiheneuf, Lucie. Haffen, Aude. , Guiheneuf, Lucie. Haffen, Aude.
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(2018)  | 9781527505346 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 190pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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New creative forms of life writing have emerged over the past four decades. Following in the footsteps of the “New Biographers,” who more than half a century earlier had trusted art and imagination to uncover some truth about a singular existence, some late-twentieth and twenty-first century novelists,...

Studies in Ontology in Twentieth Century Literature

Shoukri, Doris Enright-Clark. Enright-Clark Shoukri, Doris. , Croxford, Leslie. de Arrizabalaga y Prado, Leonardo.
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(2018)  | 9781527505384 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 275pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book is a study of literary concern with ontology throughout the twentieth century. It consists of ten essays, each of which focuses on one or various writers’ absorption with the nature of man and his ‘being in this world.’ The volume discusses Gertrude Stein, Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, Thomas...

African Heartbeat: Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Dynamics

WATANABE, Nancy Ann.
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(2018)  | 9780761870067 | Hamilton Books | hbk. | book | 104pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book critically examines classic works of literature and film to suggestways in which study of fictional characters, cultural themes, and vivid imageryhelps us to grapple with, understand, and find resolutions for, problems thatseriously concern Americans, including uniformed officers and public...

Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures: Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities

Martín-Lucas, Belén. Ruthven, Andrea.
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(2018)  | 9783319621326 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 251pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is about how the marketing of transnational cultural commodities capitalizes on difference and its appeal for cosmopolitan consumers in our postmodern globalized world. At what price? What ethical and political conundrums does the artist/writer/reader confront when going global? This volume...

The poetics of time - metaphors and blends in language and literature.

Piata, Anna.
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(2018)  | 9789027209870 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 224pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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How does the concept of time, elusive and inconceivable as it may be, lend itself to verbal creativity? Is it possible to trace something like a "poetics of time"? This book embarks on this endeavor initiated by the assumption that verbal creativity can shed some new light on our understanding of time,...

Madness in Fiction: Literary Essays from Poe to Fowles

Axelrod, Mark.
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(2018)  | 9783319705200 | Springer | hbk. | book | iv, 108pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book examines one work dealing with madness from each of five prominent authors. Including discussion of Fowles, Hamsun, Hesse, Kafka, and Poe, it delineates the specific type of madness the author associates with each text, and explores the reason for that - such as a historical moment, physical...

Food and Masculinity in Contemporary Autobiographies: Cast-Iron Man

Pascual, Soler Nieves.
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(2018)  | 9783319709222 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 126pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is concerned with food autobiographies written by men from the 1980s to the present. It concentrates on how food has transformed autobiographical narratives and how these define the ways men eat and cook nowadays. After presenting a historical overview of the place of food within menÂŽs autobiography,...

Creative Writing for Critical Thinking: Creating a Discoursal Identity

Edberg, HĂ©lĂšne.
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(2018)  | 9783319654904 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 395pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Chapter 1. Introduction.Chapter 2. Creative Writing and Critical Thinking - From a romantic to a socio-critical view on creative writing.Chapter 3. Basic outlines of the research.Chapter 4. Discoursal identity and subject.Chapter 5. Text as a site of negotiation: a model for text-analysis.Chapter 6....

A History of the Bildungsroman: From Ancient Beginnings to Romanticism

Golban, Petru.
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(2018)  | 9781527503953 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 14/2/2018
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This book establishes a vector of methodology in the approach to a particular type of fictional discourse, namely the English Bildungsroman (the novel of identity formation). Its wide-ranging critical perspectives are also useful to anyone concerned with, first of all, European and English novelistic...

The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundational Texts Compared

Mutschler, Fritz-Heiner.
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(2018)  | 9781527504004 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 510pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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The Homeric epics and the Book of Songs are not just the fountainheads of the Western and Chinese literary traditions; for centuries they played a central role in education and communal life, and thus exercised a lasting influence on both civilizations. This volume presents the first systematic comparison...

Transgressive romanticism.

Peer, H. Larry.
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(2018)  | 9781527503618 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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"Romanticism is an intuitive grasp of the self and the other in an interdependent imperative, non-systematic, transcendent, radically individuated, and endlessly interconnective. The set of norms Romanticism represents and broadcasts, therefore, lends itself particularly well to interdisciplinary and...

Crossing borders in victorian travel : spaces, nations and empires.

Franchi, Barbara. Mutlu, Elvan.
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(2018)  | 9781527503724 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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"How did Victorian travellers define and challenge the notion of Empire? How did the multiple forms of Victorian travel literature, such as fiction, travel accounts, newspapers, and poetry, shape perceptions of imperial and national spaces, in the British context and beyond? This collection examines...

Philosophy of the Novel

Stocker, Barry.
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(2018)  | 9783319658902 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 293pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores the aesthetics of the novel from the perspective of Continental European philosophy, presenting a theory on the philosophical definition and importance of the novel as a literary genre. It analyses a variety of individuals whose work is reflected in both theoretical literary criticism...

Poetry And Imagined Worlds: Creativity and Everyday Experience

Abbey, Emily. Bastos, Ana Cecilia. Chaudhary, Nandita. Lehmann, Olga.
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(2018)  | 9783319648576 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvi, 290pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Section I. Poetic Resources as Tools to Make MeaningChapter 1. A liaison of poetry and tattoos: The multivoicedness in Edgar Allan Poe's poem “The Raven”Chapter 2. Beauty of the BackChapter 3. Poetry In and For Society: Poetic Messages, Creativity, and Social ChangeChapter 4. The Poetics Within Performance...

Scale in Literature and Culture

Tavel, Clarke Michael. Wittenberg, David.
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(2018)  | 9783319642413 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 323pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This collection emphasizes a cross-disciplinary approach to the problem of scale, with essays ranging in subject matter from literature to film, architecture, the plastic arts, philosophy, and scientific and political writing. Its contributors consider a variety of issues provoked by the sudden and...

Adaptation in Visual Culture: Images, Texts, and Their Multiple Worlds

Grossman, Julie. Palmer, R. Barton.
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(2018)  | 9783319585796 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 285pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book gathers together essays written by leading scholars of adaptation studies to explore the full range of practices and issues currently of concern in the field. The chapters demonstrate how content and messaging are shared across an increasing number of platforms, whose interrelationships have...

Literature, Music and Cosmopolitanism: Culture as Migration

Fraser, Robert.
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(2018)  | 9783319684796 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 211pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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1. Culture as Migration.2. Is There a Gibbon in The House? Migration, Postcoloniality and the Rise and Fall of Europe.3. Roma and Roaming: Borders, Nomads and Myth.4. Of Sirens, Science and Oyster Shells: Hypatia the Mathematician from Gibbon to Black Athena.5. Cultural Migration as Protestant Nostalgia...

Movement in Renaissance Literature: Exploring Kinesic Intelligence

Banks, Kathryn. Chesters, Timothy.
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(2018)  | 9783319691992 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 249pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book investigates how writers and readers of Renaissance literature deployed ‘kinesic intelligence’, a combination of pre-reflective bodily response and reflective interpretation. Through analyses of authors including Petrarch, Rabelais, and Shakespeare, the book explores how embodied cognition,...

Reading for Wonder: Empathy, Ecology, Ethics, Enchantment

Willmott, Glenn.
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(2018)  | 9783319700397 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 226pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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In a world awash in awesome, sensual technological experiences, wonder has diverse powers, including awakening us to unexpected ecological intimacies and entanglements.  Yet this deeply felt experience—at once cognitive, aesthetic, and ethical—has been dangerously neglected in our cultural education. ...

The dynamics of interactional humor : creating and negotiating humor in everyday encounters.

Chovanec, Jan. Tsakona, Villy.
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(2018)  | 9789027200006 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 322pp | Availability last checked: 10/1/2018
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This book deals with the construction of diverse forms of humor in everyday oral, written, and mediatized interactions. It sheds light on the differences and, most importantly, the similarities in the production of interactional humor in face-to-face and various technology-mediated forms of communication,...

Medical Writing and Research Methodology for the Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mauffrey, Cyril. Scarlat, Marius M.
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(2018)  | 9783319693491 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 86pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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Preface – Introduction on challenges and future perspectives of medical writingCyril Mauffrey, Marius Scarlat: 1. Fraud in PublishingAndreas Mavrogenis, Georgios N. Panagopoulos, Cyril Mauffrey, Marius Scarlat  2. The use of English and its editingAndrew Quaile  3. Developing a sound research methodologyLuca...

Medical Writing: A Guide for Clinicians, Educators, and Researchers

Taylor, Robert B.
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(2018)  | 9783319701257 | Springer | pbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | xvi, 420pp | Availability last checked: 13/2/2018
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This book is a clear and comprehensive guide that assists readers in translating observations, ideas, and research into articles, reports, or book chapters ready for publication. For both researchers and practicing physicians, skills in medical writing are essential. Dr. Robert B. Taylor, a distinguished...

The Presenter's Fieldbook: A Practical Guide

Garmston, Robert J.
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(2018)  | 9781442223677 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | 3 ed.,  | book | 202pp | Availability last checked: 20/12/2017
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Proper presentations have the power to persuade and transform people andorganizations. This is a book about the art of presenting. Using currentknowledge about learning, this book describes best practices for designing,delivering, debriefing, and growing from the presenting experience. Somehighlights...

How to Write Better Essays

Greetham, Bryan.
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(2018)  | 9781352001143 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | 4th ed.,  | book | xviii, 298pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This indispensable guide takes students through each step of the essay writing process, enabling them to tackle written assignments with confidence. Students will develop their ability to analyse complex concepts, evaluate and critically engage with arguments, communicate their ideas clearly and concisely...

After Marriage in the Long Eighteenth Century: Literature, Law and Society

DiPlacidi, Jenny. Leydecker, Karl.
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(2018)  | 9783319600970 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 216pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book examines the intersections between the ways that marriage was represented in eighteenth-century writing and art, experienced in society, and regulated by law. The interdisciplinary and comparative essays explore the marital experience beyond the ‘matrimonial barrier’ to encompass representations...

Screen Adaptations and the Politics of Childhood: Transforming Children's Literature into Film

McCallum, R.
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(2018)  | 9781137395405 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | x, 280pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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1. Introduction: ‘Palimpsestuous Intertextualities’ and the Cultural Politics of Childhood.2. The Imperial Child and the Romantic Child: Film Adaptation as Cultural Capital.3. The Dream Child and the Wild Child: Adapting the Carnivalesque.4. â€˜Flapping Ribbons of shaped Space-Time’:...

Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements.

Singh, Julietta.
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(2018)  | 9780822369394 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 216pp
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Julietta Singh challenges the drive toward the mastery over self and others by showing how the forms of self-mastery advocated by anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi unintentionally reproduced colonial logic, thereby leading her to argue for a more productive human subjectivity that is not centered...

The Poetics of Tenderness: On Falling in Love

Cantwell, Robert S. Cantwell, Robert.
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(2017)  | 9781498548335 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 330pp | Availability last checked: 14/1/2018
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The Poetics of Tenderness a literary-critical essay on love, grounded in thedevelopmental theory of the British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott and shaped byrecent work on the neurobiology and anthropology of love. It maintains thatsexual love is not merely an artifact or ñ€Ɠinventionñ€ of culture,...

Traumatic Memory and the Ethical, Political and Transhistorical Functions of Literature

del, RĂ­o Constanza. Escudero, Maite. Onega, Susana.
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(2017)  | 9783319552774 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 331pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This volume addresses the construction and artistic representation of traumatic memories in the contemporary Western world from a variety of inter- and trans-disciplinarity critical approaches and perspectives, ranging from the cultural, political, historical, and ideological to the ethical and aesthetic,...

Hidden legacies of baroque thought in contemporary literature : the realms of eternal present.

TodoroviÄ++, Jelena.
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(2017)  | 9781527503489 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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"This book presents, from the point of view of the early modern historian, the legacy of Baroque thought in modern and contemporary literature, a highly under-researched subject that spans two disciplines and several centuries. Its purpose is not to discover the direct links and references of one culture...

Multimodal metaphor and metonymy in advertising.

PĂ©rez, Sobrino Paula.
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(2017)  | 9789027209863 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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Metaphor and metonymy appeal to us because they evoke mental images in unique but still recognisable ways. The potential for figurative thought exists in everyone, and it pervades our everyday social interactions. In particular, advertising offers countless opportunities to explore the way in which...

Multimodal argumentation and rhetoric in media genres.

Forceville, Charles. Tseronis, Assimakis.
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(2017)  | 9789027211316 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 311pp | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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This collection advances the study of context-dependent characteristics of argumentative discourse by examining a variety of media genres in which text and image (and other semiotic modes) combine to create meaning. The chapters have been written by an international group of senior and junior scholars...

The stylistics of landscapes, the landscapes of stylistics.

Douthwaite, John. Virdis, Daniela Francesca. Zurru, Elisabetta.
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(2017)  | 9789027200020 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 246pp | Availability last checked: 13/12/2017
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In treating the topic of the landscapes of stylistics , this book provides a series of chapters which deal not only with physical landscapes but also with social, mental, historical portraits of places, people and society. The chapters demonstrate that even when an author's subject matter appears to...

The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism

Blake, Thomas. Wehrs, Donald R.
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(2017)  | 9783319633022 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxix, 883pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This volume provides a comprehensive account of how scholarship on affect and scholarship on texts have come to inform one another over the past few decades. The result has been that explorations of how texts address, elicit, shape, and dramatize affect have become central to contemporary work in literary,...

Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture: Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings

McGlynn, Cathy. O'Neill, Margaret. Schrage-ĂŒh, Michaela.
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(2017)  | 9783319636085 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 336pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster...

Rewriting the Arab World in Postcolonial Literature: Counter-Orientalism

Gamal, Ahmed.
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(2017)  | 9783319630755 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 200pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book challenges Orientalist and colonialist narratives by exploring postcolonial representation of Arabic culture and history in contemporary Arabic literature, Arab British literature, American literature and South Asian literature. It argues for better integration of Arab Muslim contexts in the...

9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed

Frank, Svenja.
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(2017)  | 9783319642086 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 386pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This volume looks at the representation of 9/11 and the resulting wars in European literature. In the face of inner-European divisions the texts under consideration take the terror attacks as a starting point to negotiate European as well as national identity. While the volume shows that these identity...

Masculine Identity in Modernist Literature: Castration, Narration, and a Sense of the Beginning, 1919-1945

Johnson, Allan.
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(2017)  | 9783319655086 | Springer | hbk. | book | vii, 173pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is about the modernist narrative voice and its correlation to medical, mythological, and psychoanalytic images of emasculation between 1919 and 1945. It shows how special-effects of rhetoric and form inspired by outré modernist developments in psychoanalysis, occultism, and negative philosophy...

GuantĂĄnamo and American Empire: The Humanities Respond

Adams, Jessica. Walicek, Don E.
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(2017)  | 9783319622675 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxviii, 302pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores the humanities as an insightful platform for understanding and responding to the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, other manifestations of “Guantánamo,” and the contested place of freedom in American Empire. It presents the work of scholars and writers based in Cuba’s Guantánamo...

Literary Second Cities

Ameel, Lieven. Finch, Jason. Salmela, Markku.
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(2017)  | 9783319627182 | Springer | hbk. | book | xvi, 267pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book brings together geographers and literary scholars in a series of engagements near the boundaries of their disciplines. In urban studies, disproportionate attention has been given to a small set of privileged ‘first’ cities. This volume problematizes the dominance of such alpha cities, offering...

Signs of Identity: Literary Constructs and Discursive Practices

ParpalÄf, Emilia. , Parpal?, Emilia.
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(2017)  | 9781527503151 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 236pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This volume conceives of identity constructs in a broader semiotic way, specifically within a communicational and comparative perspective. This implies a rethinking of “identity” in terms of the relationship between an individual’s “way of being” and performativity.

The contributions here cover...

Argumentation in the newsroom.

Zampa, Marta.
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(2017)  | 9789027211309 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 229pp | Availability last checked: 29/11/2017
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The news we see daily is selected from among alternatives by journalists. Argumentation in the Newsroom uses ethnographic data from Swiss television and print newsrooms, to shed light on how journalists make decisions regarding the selection and presentation of news items in their daily professional...

Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Liberal Thought: Forms of Freedom

Barton, Anna.
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Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements.

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Julietta Singh challenges the drive toward the mastery over self and others by showing how the forms of self-mastery advocated by anticolonial thinkers like Fanon and Gandhi unintentionally reproduced colonial logic, thereby leading her to argue for a more productive human subjectivity that is not centered...

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