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The Postcolonial Subject in Transit: Migration, Borders and Subjectivity in Contemporary African Diaspora Literature

Fongang, Delphine.
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(2018)  | 9781498563833 | Lexington Books c/- Rowman & | hbk. | book | 174pp | Availability last checked: 30/1/2018
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The Postcolonial Subject in Transit presents in-depth analyses of the complextransitional migratory identities evident in emerging African diasporicwritings. It provides insights into the hybridity of the migrant experience,where the migrant struggles to negotiate new cultural spaces. It shows thatwhile...

If there is hope : george orwell and the left.

Newsinger, John.
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(2018)  | 9780745399294 | Pluto Press UK | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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John Newsinger offers a compelling account, sympathetic yet critical, of Orwell's political thinking and its continued significance in contemporary life. Innovatively, Newsinger explores various neglected and challenging areas of Orwell's politics. He details Orwell's attempts to change working-class...

Images of the prophet mohammad in english literature.

Kidwai, Abdur Raheem.
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(2018)  | 9781433147494 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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If there is hope : george orwell and the left.

Newsinger, John.
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(2018)  | 9780745399287 | Pluto Press UK | pbk. | book | 240pp | Availability last checked: 16/2/2018
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John Newsinger offers a compelling account, sympathetic yet critical, of Orwell's political thinking and its continued significance in contemporary life. Innovatively, Newsinger explores various neglected and challenging areas of Orwell's politics. He details Orwell's attempts to change working-class...

The Form of Poetry in the 1820s and 1830s: A Period of Doubt

Stewart, David.
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(2018)  | 9783319705118 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 269pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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The 1820s and 1830s, the gap between Romanticism and Victorianism, continues to prove a difficulty for scholars. This book explores and recovers a neglected culture of poetry in those years, and it demonstrates that that culture was a crucial turning point in literary history. It explores a uniquely...

Classical Presences in Irish Poetry after 1960: The Answering Voice

Impens, Florence.
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(2018)  | 9783319682303 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 220pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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1 A Brief Introduction: Rationale and Objectives 2 The Classics in Modern Irish Poetry 3 Seamus Heaney: ‘Lethe in Moyola’ 4 Michael Longley: The ‘Lapsed Classicist’ 5 Derek Mahon and Eavan Boland: Marginal Perspectives 6 A Classical ‘Revival’? Further Reading Index

Women’s Domestic Activity in the Romantic-Period Novel, 1770-1820: Dangerous Occupations

Morrissey, Joseph.
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(2018)  | 9783319703558 | Springer | hbk. | book | viii, 248pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book examines women’s domestic occupations in the Romantic-period novel at the most intimately human level. By examining the momentary thought and feeling processes that informed the playing of a harp, the stitching of a dress, or the reading of a gothic novel, the book shifts the focus from women’s...

John Keats and the Medical Imagination

Roe, Nicholas.
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(2018)  | 9783319638102 | Springer | hbk. | book | xviii, 262pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book presents ten new chapters on John Keats's medical imagination, beginning with his practical engagement with dissection and surgery, and the extraordinary poems he wrote during his 'busy time' at Guy's Hospital 1815-17. The Physical Society at Guy's and the demands of a medical career are explored,...

Muslim indian women writing in english : class privilege, gender disadvantage, minortiy status.

Jackson, Elizabeth.
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(2018)  | 9781787078734 | Peter Lang Publishing | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Images of the Prophet Muhammad in English Literature

Kidwai, Abdur Raheem.
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(2018)  | 9781433147487 | Peter Lang AG | hbk. | book | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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Images of Prophet Muhammad in English Literature seeks to promote a better understanding between the Muslim world and the West.

Hollinghurst, Camp and Closet

Ertin, Serkan.
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(2018)  | 9781527504080 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 175pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This volume analyses the terms “camp” and “the closet” in Alan Hollinghurst’s fiction, since all four of his novels—The Swimming-Pool Library (1988), The Folding Star (1993), The Spell (1998), and The Line of Beauty (2004)—investigate the gay male experience throughout the late-twentieth century. The...

Romantic Paganism: The Politics of Ecstasy in the Shelley Circle

Barnett, Suzanne L.
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(2018)  | 9783319547220 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiii, 296pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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This book addresses the function of the classical world in the cultural imaginations of the second generation of romantic writers: Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Thomas Love Peacock, John Keats, Leigh Hunt, and the rest of their diverse circle. The younger romantics inherited impressions of the ancient...

Essays on religion in g. eliot's early fiction.

Mazaheri, H. John.
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(2018)  | 9781527505780 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 130pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"This series of essays explores the relationship between religion and literature in George Eliot's early fiction. With a particular focus on Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, and The Mill on the Floss, this title complements the author's previous publication, George Eliot's Spiritual Quest in Silas...

Shamanic elements in the poetry of ted hughes.

Panecka, Ewa.
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(2018)  | 9781527505575 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 150pp | Availability last checked: 1/2/2018
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"Shamanism is not a religion, but a technique of achieving ecstasy through chanting, the beating of a drum and the shaking of a rattle, all with the aim of communing with the spirits and rescue afflicted souls.If poetry is a healing substance, poets are shamans of words, who journey into the magic land...

South african literary cultural nationalism abalobi besizwe emzansi 1918-45 : returning to the source.

Creary, M. Nicholas.
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(2018)  | 9781527503700 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 210pp | Availability last checked: 26/1/2018
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"This book is an intellectual history that uses Amlcar Cabral's theory of the "return to the source," to examine Sol Plaatje's Mhudi, B.W. Vilakazi's poetry, and A.C. Jordan's The Wrath of the Ancestors within the broader context of African cultural nationalisms in the early twentieth century African...

National Identity and Cultural Representation in the Novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai

Das, Sonali.
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(2018)  | 9781527504042 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 147pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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This book is the first of its kind to examine the theories of nation and national identity in both the West (according to the theories of Benedict Anderson and Salman Rushdie) and in the East (in the light of the works of Jawaharlal Nehru) as they apply to the novels of Arundhati Roy and Kiran Desai....

Romanticism and Aesthetic Life in Postcolonial Writing

Dickinson, Philip.
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(2018)  | 9783319703404 | Springer | hbk. | book | iii, 152pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book explores Romanticism as a force that exerts an insistent but critically neglected pressure on the postcolonial imagination. From the decolonizing poetics of the Caribbean to the white writing of South Africa, from the aesthetics of post-imperial disappointment to postcolonial theory itself,...

The Southeast Asian Woman Writes Back: Gender, Identity and Nation in the Literatures of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and The Philippines

Chin, Grace V. S. Mohd, Daud Kathrina.
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(2018)  | 9789811070648 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 152pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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Table of Contents PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroductionPostcolonial Southeast Asian Literary Femininities: An OverviewSection 1: Resistance and TransformationChapter 1: Love, Penetration and the Nation: Angela Manalang Gloria’s “Revolt for the Hymen”Chapter 2: Women Writing Wayang: A Comparative Study...

Fashion, Dress and Identity in South Asian Diaspora Narratives: From the Eighteenth Century to Monica Ali

Pereira-Ares, NoemĂ­.
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(2018)  | 9783319613963 | Springer | hbk. | book | xxvi, 255pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is the first book-length study to explore the sartorial politics of identity in the literature of the South Asian diaspora in Britain. Using fashion and dress as the main focus of analysis, and linking them with a myriad of identity concerns, the book takes the reader on a journey from the...

Dennis Brutus' Poetics of Revolt

Ngongkum, Eunice.
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(2018)  | 9781527503861 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 130pp | Availability last checked: 1/1/2018
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This book is a refreshing and innovative reading of Dennis Brutus’ poetry underlining, its concern for suffering humanity in the apartheid context and beyond. Through a cogent critical analysis of the poetry from a multifaceted perspective, the work brings to the fore the different motifs, strategies...

Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge

Garner, Katie.
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(2018)  | 9781137597113 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xi, 311pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book reveals the breadth and depth of women’s engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Tracing the variety of women’s responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it argues that...

Tennyson and Geology: Poetry and Poetics

Geric, Michelle.
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(2018)  | 9783319661094 | Springer | hbk. | book | xi, 219pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book offers new interpretations of Tennyson’s major poems along-side contemporary geology, and specifically Charles Lyell’s Principles of Geology (1830-3). Employing various approaches – from close readings of both the poetic and geological texts, historical contextualisation and the application...

Contemporary British Fiction

Bentley, Nick.
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(2017)  | 9781137009661 | Springer Palgrave | pbk. | book | 201pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This essential guide provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. Nick Bentley analyses the criticism surrounding a range of British novelists including Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro,...

Contemporary British Fiction

Bentley, Nick.
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(2017)  | 9781137009678 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xi, 201pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This essential guide provides a comprehensive survey of the most important debates in the criticism and research of contemporary British fiction. Nick Bentley analyses the criticism surrounding a range of British novelists including Monica Ali, Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Alan Hollinghurst, Kazuo Ishiguro,...

British Romanticism, Climate Change, and the Anthropocene: Writing Tambora

Higgins, David.
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(2017)  | 9783319678931 | Springer | hbk. | book | ix, 142pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book is the first major ecocritical study of the relationship between British Romanticism and climate change. It analyses a wide range of texts – by authors including Lord Byron, William Cobbett, Sir Stamford Raffles, Mary Shelley, and Percy Shelley – in relation to the global crisis produced by...

Shakespeare and Authority: Citations, Conceptions and Constructions

Halsey, Katie. Vine, Angus.
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(2017)  | 9781137578525 | Springer Palgrave | hbk. | book | xxi, 341pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This book examines conceptions of authority for and in Shakespeare, and the construction of Shakespeare as literary and cultural authority. The first section, Defining and Redefining Authority, begins by re-defining the concept of Shakespeare’s sources, suggesting that ‘authorities’ and ‘resources’...

Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women: The Hard Way Up

Boos, Florence.
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(2017)  | 9783319642147 | Springer | hbk. | book | xiv, 343pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This volume is the first to identify a significant body of life narratives by working-class women and to demonstrate their inherent literary significance. Placing each memoir within its generic, historical, and biographical context, this book traces the shifts in such writings over time, examines the...

Spain in British Romanticism: 1800-1840

Haywood, Ian. Saglia, Diego.
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(2017)  | 9783319644554 | Springer | hbk. | book | x, 303pp | Availability last checked: 23/12/2017
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This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays by international scholars takes a fresh look at the profound impact of the Peninsular War on Romantic British literature and culture. The expertly authored chapters explore the valorization of Spain by nineteenth-century poets such as Lord Byron,...

Social, Cultural, and Psychological Resonance in John B. Keane’s The Field: What Lies Beneath

Devaney, Brian.
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(2017)  | 9781527503267 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 238pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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This book explores the drama of John B. Keane and focuses on his best-known play, The Field, in an examination of the cultural and psychological resonances present in his work. From the changing social, political, and economic contexts of the play’s genesis, to present-day austerity and malaise, The...

Romeo and juliet in european cultures.

CerdĂĄ, Juan F. Delabastita, Dirk. Gregor, Keith.
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(2017)  | 9789027209122 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 343pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense by considering...

Romeo and juliet in european cultures.

CerdĂĄ, Juan F. Delabastita, Dirk. Gregor, Keith.
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(2017)  | 9789027209115 | John Benjamins Publishing Co | hbk. | book | 340pp | Availability last checked: 6/12/2017
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With its roots deep in ancient narrative and in various reworkings from the late medieval and early modern period, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has left a lasting trace on modern European culture. This volume aims to chart the main outlines of this reception process in the broadest sense by considering...

W.H. Auden's "The Healing Fountain" Read through A. Aviram's Theory of Poetic Rhythm

Laarif, Boughnim Boutheina. Boughnim Laarif, Boutheina.
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(2017)  | 9781527503304 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 250pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Although Auden has often been hailed as the twentieth century’s master of metre and most outstanding practitioner of traditional poetic forms, his metrical art still remains a mystery, as far as its real significance is concerned. This book sheds new light on the enticing appeal of formal poetry which...

Sidney, Spenser and the Royal Reader

Panja, Shormishtha.
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(2017)  | 9781527503212 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 215pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Elizabeth I of England, as a female monarch who did not heed counsel, particularly in the events surrounding the marriage proposal from the much younger Roman Catholic Duke of Alençon and Anjou (c 1579-1586), aroused anxiety and frustration in her Protestant male courtiers. Two of these, Philip Sidney...

Girlhood in British Coming-of-Age Novels: The Bildungsroman Heroine Revisited

nircovà, SoÅ^a Å. Ơnircová, So?a.
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(2017)  | 9781527503045 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 118pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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The book discusses a selection of coming-of-age narratives that offer a revisiting of the classic Bildungsroman heroine—the young white middle-class woman—and present her developments in postwar and postmillennial British literature. In terms of theoretical approaches, the study draws on works by the...

The Invention of Northern Aesthetics in 18th-Century English Literature

Bezrucka, Yvonne.
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(2017)  | 9781527503021 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 275pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Free, romantic, and individualistic, Britain’s self-image in the eighteenth century constructs itself in opposition to the dominant power of a southern European aesthetics. Offering a fresh understanding of how the British intelligentsia created a ‘Northern’ aesthetics to challenge the European yoke,...

Milton's Political Ideas and Paradise Lost as a Political Allegory

Kiliç, Volkan.
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(2017)  | 9781527503274 | Cambridge Scholars Publishing | hbk. | book | 115pp | Availability last checked: 1/12/2017
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Although Milton wrote several poems and sonnets in his earlier career, he became known as a revolutionary and passionate political activist, beginning his political career with the pamphlets that he wrote on the current politics of his time, defending antimonarchical rule and republicanism, giving particular...

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Datsunland.

Orr, Stephen.
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A long-deserted drive-in, waiting for a rerun of the one story that might giveit life; a child who discovers his identity in a photograph hidden in hisparents' room ...Stephen Orr's stories are happy to let you in, but not out. In Datsunland, hischaracters are outsiders peering into worlds they don't...

 

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