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Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements.

Singh, Julietta.
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(2018)  | 9780822369394 | Duke University Press | pbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 14/6/2017
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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...

Transgressive romanticism.

Peer, H. Larry.
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(2018)  | 9781527503618 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Coming in January 2018
"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: 25/10/2017
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Coming in January 2018
"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...

Precarious labour and the contemporary novel.

Connell, Liam.
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(2017)  | 9783319639277 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 246pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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This book is a major study of the presentation of work and workers in contemporary novels from India, North America and the UK. Drawing on lively recent theories about work, it shows how the novel is a crucial form for helping us to understand what work means in contemporary society. It tackles some...

Revolution and the Historical Novel

MCWILLIAMS, John.
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(2017)  | 9781498503273 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 360pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Coming in December 2017
John McWilliams has written the first, much needed account of the ways thepromise and threat of political revolution have informed masterpieces of thehistorical novel. The jolting sense of historical change caused by the FrenchRevolution led to an immense readership for a new kind of fiction, centered...

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...

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: 9/12/2017
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Coming in December 2017
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 “invention” of culture,...

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...

Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism

GIBBON, V. A. N. D. E. N. Akker. , Gibbons, Alison. van, den Akker Robin. Vermeulen, Timotheus.
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(2017)  | 9781783489619 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | pbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Coming in December 2017
Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, Depth brings together many of the mostinfluential voices in the scholarly and critical debate about post-postmodernismand twenty-first century aesthetics, arts and culture. By relating cutting-edgeanalyses of contemporary literature, the visual arts and film and television...

Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, and Depth after Postmodernism

GIBBON, V. A. N. D. E. N. Akker. , Gibbons, Alison. van, den Akker Robin. Vermeulen, Timotheus.
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(2017)  | 9781783489602 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 260pp | Availability last checked: 9/12/2017
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Coming in December 2017
Metamodernism: Historicity, Affect, Depth brings together many of the mostinfluential voices in the scholarly and critical debate about post-postmodernismand twenty-first century aesthetics, arts and culture. By relating cutting-edgeanalyses of contemporary literature, the visual arts and film and television...

Aspen handbook for legal writers : a practical reference.

Bouchoux, Deborah E.
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(2017)  | 9781454885184 | Wolters Kluwer Law & Business | hbk. | 4th,  | book
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers , a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage -- with plenty of examples. A section on Legal...

Unthinking mastery : dehumanism and decolonial entanglements.

Singh, Julietta.
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(2017)  | 9780822369226 | Duke University Press | hbk. | book | 216pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
AUD 153.95 (inc. GST), AUD 139.95 (ex. GST),
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...

Alterity and Criticism: Tracing Time in Modern Literature

MELANEY, Wiliam D.
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(2017)  | 9781786601490 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 238pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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How does the theme of the other–-as person, experience or alternativeconceptual scheme—allow us to reassess the role of the self in literary texts?This book employs phenomenology and semiotics to argue that modern literature isstrongly concerned with the role of time in the construction of the self.Alterity...

Textual Distortion

Treharne, Elaine. Walker, Greg.
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(2017)  | 9781843844792 | Boydell & Brewer Ltd Academic | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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"Distortion" is nearly always understood as negative. It can be defined asperversion, impairment, caricature, corruption, misrepresentation, or deviation.Unlike its close neighbour, "disruption", it remains resolutely associated withthe undesirable, the lost, or the deceptive. Yet it is also part of...

Argumentation across communities of practice : multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Garzone, Giuliana. Ilie, Cornelia.
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(2017)  | 9789027211279 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 351pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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Featuring multidisciplinary and transcultural investigations, this volume showcases state-of-the-art scholarship about the impact of argumentation-based discourses and field-specific argumentation practices in a wide range of communities of practice belonging to the media, social, legal and political...

Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies

Curry, Mary Jane. Lillis, Theresa.
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(2017)  | 9781783099238 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
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This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range ofgeolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish inEnglish have developed more recently than in other parts of the world (e.g.Kazakhstan, Colombia), in addition to contexts that have not been previouslyexplored...

Global Academic Publishing: Policies, Perspectives and Pedagogies

Curry, Mary Jane. Lillis, Theresa.
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(2017)  | 9781783099221 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 272pp | Availability last checked: 10/12/2017
AUD 82.95 (inc. GST), AUD 75.41 (ex. GST),
This book reports on the state of academic journal publishing in a range ofgeolinguistic contexts, including locations where pressures to publish inEnglish have developed more recently than in other parts of the world (e.g.Kazakhstan, Colombia), in addition to contexts that have not been previouslyexplored...

Arab Islamic Voices, Agencies, and Abilities: Disability Portrayals in Muslim World Literature and Culture

Ben, Zahra Saloua Ali.
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(2017)  | 9781498569576 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 164pp | Availability last checked: 2/12/2017
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This book explores portrayals and predicaments of the disabled in Arab/Muslimpost colonial North African and Middle Eastern societies in genres ranging fromclassical Arabic scripture to secular popular culture including FrancophoneMoroccan and Algerian fiction, Egyptian Middle Eastern film, as well...

Southeast Asian Ecocriticism: Theories, Practices, Prospects

Ryan, John Charles.
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(2017)  | 9781498545976 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 324pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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Southeast Asian Ecocriticism presents a timely exploration of the rapidlyexpanding field of ecocriticism through its devotion to the writers, creators,theorists, traditions, concerns, and landscapes of Southeast Asian countries.While ecocritics have begun to turn their attention to East and South Asiancontexts...

Arctic Modernities: The Environmental, the Exotic and the Everyday

Hansson, Heidi. Ryall, Anka.
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(2017)  | 9781527502901 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 365pp | Availability last checked: 1/11/2017
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Less tangible than melting polar glaciers or the changing social conditions in northern societies, the modern Arctic represented in writings, visual images and films has to a large extent been neglected in scholarship and policy-making. However, the modern Arctic is a not only a natural environment...

Issues of indigenous african literature and onomastics : a festschrift in honour of d. b. z. ntuli.

Mafela, M. J. Ntuli, C. D. Ntuli, D. B. Z.
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(2017)  | 9783631735930 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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Fractures and disruptions in children's literature.

Cortez, Maria Teresa. Mourao, Sandie. Ramos, Ana Margarida.
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(2017)  | 9781443895156 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 309pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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"In March 2015, the eleventh edition of The Child and the Book Conference was organized at the University of Aveiro in Portugal. The conference was related to the theme of fracture and disruption in children's and young adult literature. This publication provides not only a synthesis of the main reflections,...

Rhetorical criticism in communication studies : workshop for a dream.

Gabor, Georgina.
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(2017)  | 9781443895118 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 170pp | Availability last checked: 25/10/2017
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"This book focuses on seven entries in Carl R. Burgchardt's Readings in Rhetorical Criticism, to which it adds a complementary effort. While maintaining a strategy of ongoing dialogue with both the prospective reader and the texts under scrutiny, the book acknowledges the author's privileged moment...

Better Business Speech: Techniques and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work

Geiger, Paul.
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(2017)  | 9781538102053 | Rowman & Littlefield Inc | hbk. | book | 158pp | Availability last checked: 6/11/2017
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In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency iscommunicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech:Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geigerfocuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of...

Athens, Arden, Jerusalem: Essays in Honor of Mera Flaumenhaft

Havard, Kate. Wilford, Paul T.
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(2017)  | 9781498551427 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 342pp | Availability last checked: 28/11/2017
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This collection of essays aims to explore fundamental questions about God, humannature, and political life through careful readings of the Greek poets, theHebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. The volume investigates the abiding tensionbetween the Hebraic and the Hellenic dimensions of the Western soul through...

Speaking Havoc: Social Suffering and South Asian Narratives

Nagappan, Ramu.
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(2017)  | 9780295996158 | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON PRESS | hbk. | book | 256pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Who has the right to speak about trauma? As cultural products, narratives ofsocial suffering paradoxically release us from responsibility while demandingthat we examine our own connectedness to the circumstances that producesuffering. As a result, the text's act of "speaking havoc" rebounds inunsettling...

Writing and publishing your book : a guide for experts in every field.

Herr, Melody.
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(2017)  | 9781440859021 | ABC CLIO Inc. | pbk. | book | 138pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
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This book is the next-best-thing to a personal writing coach. Drawing upon her own extensive experience as an author and publisher, Melody Herr guides the reader through every step of the writing and publishing process: constructing a table of contents, preparing a proposal, finding a publisher, negotiating...

Writing and publishing your book : a guide for experts in every field.

Herr, Melody.
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(2017)  | 9781440858758 | ABC CLIO Inc. | hbk. | book | 138pp | Availability last checked: 4/10/2017
AUD 82.95 (inc. GST), AUD 75.41 (ex. GST),
This book is the next-best-thing to a personal writing coach. Drawing upon her own extensive experience as an author and publisher, Melody Herr guides the reader through every step of the writing and publishing process: constructing a table of contents, preparing a proposal, finding a publisher, negotiating...

Changing Creative Writing in America: Strengths, Weaknesses, Possibilities

HARPER. , Harper, Graeme.
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(2017)  | 9781783098804 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | pbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine CreativeWriting in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching,learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses.The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative...

Changing Creative Writing in America: Strengths, Weaknesses, Possibilities

HARPER. , Harper, Graeme.
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(2017)  | 9781783098811 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 192pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
AUD 226.95 (inc. GST), AUD 206.32 (ex. GST),
In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine CreativeWriting in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching,learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses.The authors cover topics ranging from the relationship between Creative...

We Need to Talk: A New Method for Evaluating Poetry

THEUNE, Broad. Broad, Bob. Theune, Michael.
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(2017)  | 9781783098859 | Multilingual Matters Ltd | hbk. | book | 160pp | Availability last checked: 22/11/2017
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We evaluate poems constantly: as workshop leaders, competition judges andjournal editors. But how do we judge the success of verse in these contexts? Theauthors propose an innovative method by which anyone involved in the assessmentof poetry can be more transparent about how they value verse. This bookforegrounds...

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Better Business Speech: Techniques and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work

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In a business world where we are told that time is money, the real currency iscommunicating clearly at a poised and measured pace. Better Business Speech:Techniques, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Public Speaking at Work by Paul Geigerfocuses on the challenges of being a strong communicator in a range of...

Aspen handbook for legal writers : a practical reference.

Bouchoux, Deborah E.
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The Aspen Handbook for Legal Writers , a brief and accessible reference on mechanics and style, is a useful companion to any legal writing text. Targeted at the needs of legal writers, the text initially focuses on the rules of grammar, style, and usage -- with plenty of examples. A section on Legal...

 

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