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Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9789004347854
Pages : 259 pages
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Download Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Grzegorz Maziarczyk and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-07-20 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explorations of Consciousness in Contemporary Fiction is a collection of essays examining the potential of the contemporary English-language novel to represent and inquire into various aspects of the human mind.


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Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781000692051
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel PDF Full Free by Sandra Dinter and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since the 1980s novels about childhood for adults have been a booming genre within the contemporary British literary market. Childhood in the Contemporary English Novel offers the first comprehensive study of this literary trend. Assembling analyses of key works by Ian McEwan, Doris Lessing, P. D. James, Nick Hornby, Sarah Moss and Stephen Kelman and situating them in their cultural and political contexts, Sandra Dinter uncovers both the reasons for the current popularity of such fiction and the theoretical shift that distinguishes it from earlier literary epochs. The book’s central argument is that the contemporary English novel draws on the constructivist paradigm shift that revolutionised the academic study of childhood several decades ago. Contemporary works of fiction, Dinter argues, depart from the notion of childhood as a naturally given phase of life and examine the agents, interests and conflicts involved in its cultural production. Dinter also considers the limits of this new theoretical impetus, observing that authors and scholars alike, even when they claim to conceive of childhood as a construct, do not always give up on the idea of its ‘natural’ core. Accordingly, this book reconstructs how the English novel between the 1980s and the 2010s oscillates between an acknowledgment of constructivism and an endorsement of childhood as the last irrevocable quintessence of humanity. In doing so, it successfully extends the literary and cultural history of childhood to the immediate present.


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Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781800855113
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction PDF Full Free by Ross Clare and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2022-11-24 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ancient Greece and Rome in Modern Science Fiction introduces and analyses the reception of classical antiquity in contemporary science fiction. By using up-to-date methods from classical reception theory, science-fiction analysis and fictional-world studies, the book will help furnish the reader’s understanding of the ways in which the literature, culture, history and mythology of ancient Greece and Rome are appropriated and represented across multiple media platforms in the science-fiction genre today. The book will therefore serve as an entry point into several areas of study: the reception of classics in popular culture, antiquity in modern media, the uses of the ancient world in science-fiction, and broader science-fiction criticism. The chapters – structured by medium – principally offer a roughly chronological overview of that medium and its treatment of ancient history, mythology, literature and culture. An abundance of case studies from literature, film and television and videogames including Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica, Fallout: New Vegas, the Mass Effect franchise and Assassin’s Creed show how classical antiquity is reused, encountered, re-encountered by creators and consumers of the present – how we bounce off it, and it bounces off us, and how this reciprocation creates new visions of Greece and of Rome.


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Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781498573368
Pages : 146 pages
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Download Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction PDF Full Free by Jennifer Harrison and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.


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ISBN 10 : 9781137562135
Pages : 123 pages
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Download Present Tense Narration in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Irmtraud Huber and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-30 with total page 123 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this book, Irmtraud Huber considers a wide range of contemporary novels to explore the variety of possibilities and effects of the use of the present tense, as well as investigating the reasons for its popularity. By illustrating the complexity and sophistication of four different types of contemporary usage, Huber’s discussion goes some way towards refuting those critical voices which consider present-tense narration a passing fad and stylistic affectation. As a tense of narration, the present can serve to tell different stories than the past tense, or can tell them differently. By no means a passing fad, it is an important characteristic of contemporary literature.


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Diffractive Reading

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ISBN 10 : 9781786613974
Pages : 353 pages
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Download Diffractive Reading PDF Full Free by Kai Merten and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-05-27 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Putting the New Materialist figure of diffraction to use in a set of readings – in which cultural texts are materially read against their contents and their themes, against their readers or against other texts – this volume proposes a critical intervention into the practice of reading itself. In this book, reading and reading methodology are probed for their materiality and re-considered as being inevitably suspended between, or diffracted with, both matter and discourse. The history of literary and cultural reading, including poststructuralism and critical theory, is revisited in a new light and opened-up for a future in which the world and reading are no longer regarded as conveniently separate spheres, but recognized as deeply entangled and intertwined. Diffractive Reading ultimately represents a new reading of reading itself: firstly by critiquing the distanced perspective of critical paradigms such as translation and intertextuality, in which texts encountered, processed or otherwise subdued; secondly, showing how all literary and cultural readings represent different ‘agential cuts’ in the world-text-reader constellation, which is always both discursive and material; and thirdly, the volume materializes, dynamizes and politicizes the activity of reading by drawing attention to reading’s intervention in, and (co)creation of, the world in which we live.


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Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780803296732
Pages : 312 pages
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Download Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Marco Caracciolo and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A storyteller's craft can often be judged by how convincingly the narrative captures the identity and personality of its characters. In this book, the characters who take center stage are "strange" first-person narrators: they are fascinating because of how they are at odds with what the reader would wish or expect to hear--while remaining reassuringly familiar in voice, interactions, and conversations. Combining literary analysis with research in cognitive and social psychology, Marco Caracciolo focuses on readers' encounters with the "strange" narrators of ten contemporary novels, including Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho, Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Caracciolo explores readers' responses to narrators who suffer from neurocognitive or developmental disorders, who are mentally disturbed due to multiple personality disorder or psychopathy, whose consciousness is split between two parallel dimensions or is disembodied, who are animals, or who lose their sanity. A foray into current work on reception, reader-response, cognitive literary study, and narratology, Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction illustrates why any encounter with a fictional text is a complex negotiation of interlaced feelings, thoughts, experiences, and interpretations.


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A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9789004157545
Pages : 657 pages
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Download A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature PDF Full Free by Zicheng Hong and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2007 with total page 657 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A thorough overview and analysis of the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, focusing primarily on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing"--Provided by publisher.


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The Truths of Monsters

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476683485
Pages : 258 pages
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Download The Truths of Monsters PDF Full Free by Ildikó Limpár and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-19 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.


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Contemporary Fiction

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Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN 10 : 0415194563
Pages : 276 pages
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Download Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Jago Morrison and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A much-needed introduction to the field of contemporary fiction studies. Introduces key areas of debate and offers in-depth discussions of the most significant texts. An ideal guide for those studying contemporary fiction for the first time.


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ISBN 10 : 9780199946952
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Exploration PDF Full Free by Stewart Angas Weaver and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2015 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This clear, succinct, and elegant contribution to the 'Very Short Introductions' series surveys the history of global exploration and assesses the motives, for good and ill, of those who undertook it. Stewart Weaver traces the history of exploration from the first explorers (including Polynesian and Micronesian peoples, the ancient Greeks, Marco Polo, and Ibn BattÐta), to the European discover of America, the Enlightenment and exploration (focusing on James Cook), and the race to the north and south poles


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Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781135078638
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Diseases and Disorders in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by James Peacock and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-17 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The essays in this collection address the current preoccupation with neurological conditions and disorders in contemporary literature by British and American writers. The book places these fictional treatments within a broader cultural and historical context, exploring such topics as the two cultures debate, the neurological turn, postmodernism and the post-postmodern, and responses to September 11th. Considering a variety of materials including mainstream literary fiction, the graphic novel, popular fiction, autobiographical writing, film, and television, contributors consider the contemporary dimensions of the interface between the sciences and humanities, developing the debate about the post-postmodern as a new humanism or a return to realism and investigating questions of form and genre, and of literary continuities and discontinuities. Further, the essays discuss contemporary writers’ attempts to engage the relation between the individual and the social, looking at the relation between the "syndrome syndrome" (referring to the prevalence in contemporary literature of neurological phenomena evident at the biological level) and existing work in the field of trauma studies (where explanations tend to have taken a psychoanalytical form), allowing for perspectives that question some of the assumptions that have marked both these fields. The current literary preoccupation with neurological conditions presents us with a new and distinctive form of trauma literature, one concerned less with psychoanalysis than with the physical and evolutionary status of human beings.


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Explorations in World Literature Instructor's Manual

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0521658039
Pages : 64 pages
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Download Explorations in World Literature Instructor's Manual PDF Full Free by Carole M. Shaffer-Koros and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1998-07-28 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authentic world literature provides the source material for students to enhance their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. The Instructor's Manual makes teaching suggestions for the Student's Book. It also provides mini-lectures and background materials for each reading.


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Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780803294967
Pages : 286 pages
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Download Strange Narrators in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Marco Caracciolo and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2016-12-01 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Spiders on Drugs: A Prologue -- Introduction: Minding Characters -- 1 Patterns of Cognitive Dissonance -- 2 Two Child Narrators -- 3 Madness between Violence and Insight -- 4 A Strange Mood -- 5 Tales of Rats and Pigs -- 6 Obsessive Narrators, Unstable Knowledge -- Coda: Uses of the Character- Centered Illusion -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index


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Literature and The Contemporary

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ISBN 10 : 9781317883616
Pages : 226 pages
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Download Literature and The Contemporary PDF Full Free by Roger Luckhurst and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the end of the century, much criticism has become devoted to `last things': the end of history, the end of the subject, the end of the novel, the end, even, of the end. Literature and the Contemporary, in contrast, aims to provide through twelve essays evidence of the way in which the literature of the 1990s is constantly engaging in questions of memory and history and the representation of time in the present day. The essays in the book survey theories of temporality from various cultural and philosophical standpoints, and represent critics writing from feminist, postcolonial and `queer' perspectives discussing literature in `our time'. The collection addresses such central issues as the politics of memory, colonial legacies, women's time, racial and sexual identities in the 1990s, and covers a wide range of contemporary authors, works and issues, some of which are treated for the first time. Among the contemporary works discussed are the prize-winning books Graham Swift's Last Orders, Anne Michaels' Fugitive Pieces, and Jane Smiley's A Thousand Acres. While discussing some of the most significant novels of the 1990s, this collection also offers a diverse yet cohesive critique of the millennial leanings of much `postmodernist' criticism, which it argues should be replaced by more variously nuanced engagements with literature and the contemporary.


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The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781623561949
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The Return of the Storyteller in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Areti Dragas and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-31 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Focusing on the figure of the storyteller, this study breaks new ground in the approach to reading contemporary literature by identifying a growing interest in storytelling. For the last thirty years contemporary fiction has been influenced by theoretical discourses, textuality and writing. Only since the rise of postcolonialism have academic critics been more overtly interested in stories, where high theory frameworks are less applicable. However, as we move through various contemporary contexts engaging with postcolonial identities and hybridity, to narratives of disability and evolutionary accounts of group and individual survival, a common feature of all is the centrality of story, which posits both the idea of survival and the passing on of traditions. This book closely examines this preoccupation with story and storytelling through a close reading of sixteen contemporary international novels written in English which are about actual 'storytellers', revealing how death of the author has given birth to the storyteller.


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Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781137022691
Pages : 228 pages
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Download Afterlife and Narrative in Contemporary Fiction PDF Full Free by Alice Bennett and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-07-06 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Afterlife and Narrative explores why life after death is such a potent cultural concept today, and why it is such an attractive prospect for modern fiction. The book mines a rich vein of imagined afterlives, from the temporal experiments of Martin Amis's Time's Arrow to narration from heaven in Alice Sebold's The Lovely Bones .