Desert Passions

Desert Passions
Author: Hsu-Ming Teo
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN: 0292739389
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Passions Book Excerpt:

The Sheik—E. M. Hull’s best-selling novel that became a wildly popular film starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled “sheik fever” across the Western world in the 1920s. A craze for all things romantically “Oriental” swept through fashion, film, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies without number. While that fervor has largely subsided, tales of passion between Western women and Arab men continue to enthrall readers of today’s mass-market romance novels. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Hsu-Ming Teo traces the literary lineage of these desert romances and historical bodice rippers from the twelfth to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political purposes that they have served at various historical moments. Drawing on “high” literature, erotica, and popular romance fiction and films, Teo examines the changing meanings of Orientalist tropes such as crusades and conversion, abduction by Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the fear of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the figure of the powerful Western concubine, and fantasies of escape from the harem. She analyzes the impact of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement in the Middle East on women’s Orientalist fiction. Teo suggests that the rise of female-authored romance novels dramatically transformed the nature of Orientalism because it feminized the discourse; made white women central as producers, consumers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in traditional analyses of Orientalism.

Territory Beyond Terra

Territory Beyond Terra
Author: Kimberley Peters,Philip Steinberg,Elaine Stratford
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-03-08
ISBN: 1786600137
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Territory Beyond Terra Book Excerpt:

Provides a focus on the planet’s elements, environments, and edges, to extend our understanding of territory to the dynamic, contentious spaces of contemporary politics.

A Passion in the Desert

A Passion in the Desert
Author: Honoré de Balzac,Sheba Blake
Publsiher: Sheba Blake Publishing Corporation
Total Pages: 12
Release: 2022-02-14
ISBN: 3985103410
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion in the Desert Book Excerpt:

During Napoleon's campaign in Egypt, one French soldier becomes separated from his regiment and finds himself wandering lost in the desert. Just when he has given up all hope, he makes an unlikely friend. This highly allegorical short story gives readers an opportunity to ponder the nature of love and human relationships.

A Passion in the Desert

A Passion in the Desert
Author: Оноре де Бальзак
Publsiher: Litres
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN: 5040758278
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Passion in the Desert Book Excerpt:

Faith Based ACT for Christian Clients

Faith Based ACT for Christian Clients
Author: Joshua J. Knabb
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2022-07-12
ISBN: 1000609324
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faith Based ACT for Christian Clients Book Excerpt:

Faith-Based ACT for Christian Clients balances empirical evidence with theology to give mental health professionals a deep understanding of both the "why" and "how" of acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for Christians. The new edition includes updated discussions in each chapter, more than 20 new and updated exercises, and new chapters on couples and trauma. The book includes a detailed exploration of the overlap between ACT and the Christian faith, case studies, and techniques that are explicitly designed to be accessible to both non-Christian and Christian (including evangelical Christian) counselors and therapists. Chapters also present the established research on Buddhist-influenced mindfulness meditation and newer research on Christian-derived meditative and contemplative practices and lay a firm theological foundation through the use of engaging biblical stories and metaphors.

Under Two Flags

Under Two Flags
Author: Ouida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Two Flags Book Excerpt:

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction
Author: Jayashree Kamblé
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1137395052
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction Book Excerpt:

Despite pioneering studies, the term 'romance novel' itself has not been subjected to scrutiny. This book examines mass-market romance fiction in the U.K., Canada, and the U.S. through four categories: capitalism, war, heterosexuality, and white Protestantism and casts a fresh light on the genre.

A Century of Encounters

A Century of Encounters
Author: Tanja Stampfl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-03-13
ISBN: 0429581203
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Century of Encounters Book Excerpt:

A Century of Encounters analyzes Arab, American, and European literary depictions of self and other as they interact with each other in Arab North Africa throughout the twentieth century and introduces the trope of the encounter as a lens through which to read contemporary world literature comparatively. A focus on the transnational encounter allows for the in-depth study of constructions of gender, race, and national identities both for the self and the other in order to answer the seemingly simple questions: What makes up different encounters in the twentieth century, and how can we facilitate a productive and positive encounter between these groups? This book illustrates connections between literary texts that have hitherto been overlooked and establishes an intertextual genealogy of transcultural encounters throughout the twentieth century that coalesce around the themes of desire, family, and travel. In its literary analysis, A Century of Encounters aims to facilitate a better understanding of other cultures in general and contribute to constructive cross-cultural interactions between the United States, Europe, and Arab North Africa in particular.

Idalia by Ouida

Idalia  by  Ouida
Author: Marie Louise De la Ramée
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idalia by Ouida Book Excerpt:

Idalia

Idalia
Author: Ouida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 590
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Idalia Book Excerpt:

Works

Works
Author: Ouida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1892
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Works Book Excerpt:

A village commune Idalia Silver chimes and golden fetters Deadly dash

A village commune  Idalia  Silver chimes and golden fetters   Deadly dash
Author: Ouida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1889
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A village commune Idalia Silver chimes and golden fetters Deadly dash Book Excerpt:

New Monthly Magazine

New Monthly Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1866
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Monthly Magazine Book Excerpt:

Topographies of Popular Culture

Topographies of Popular Culture
Author: Maarit Piipponen,Markku Salmel
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2016-08-17
ISBN: 144389916X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Topographies of Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Topographies of Popular Culture departs from the deceptively simple notion that popular culture always takes place somewhere. By studying the spatial and topographic imaginations at work in popular culture, the book identifies and illustrates several specific tendencies that deserve increased attention in studies of the popular. In combining the study of popular texts with a broad variety of geographical contexts, the volume presents a global and cross-cultural approach to popular culture’s topographies. In part, Topographies of Popular Culture takes its cue from recent theorisations of spatiality in the field of critical theory, and from such global transformations as the processes and after-effects of decolonisation and globalisation. It contemplates the spatiality of genre and the interactions between the local and the global, as well as the increasing circulation and adaptation of popular texts across the globe. The ten individual chapters analyse the spaces of popular culture at a scale that extends from an individual’s everyday experience to genuinely global questions, offering new theoretical and analytical insights into the relation between spatiality and the popular.

Annie Chartres Vivanti

Annie Chartres Vivanti
Author: Sharon Wood,Erica Moretti
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2016-10-12
ISBN: 168393007X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Annie Chartres Vivanti Book Excerpt:

Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture explores the work of British Italian writer Annie Chartres Vivanti (1866-1942). This volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Vivanti in order to analyze the diverse and complex writing experiences in which she engaged. Essays examine Vivanti’s work through multiple perspectives, taking into account her politics and her career as journalist, writer, and singer as well as her literary works.

Under two flags by Ouida

Under two flags  by Ouida
Author: Marie Louise De la Ramée
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1867
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under two flags by Ouida Book Excerpt:

Idalia a Novel

Idalia  a Novel
Author: Ouida
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 590
Release: 1885
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Desert Passions

Desert Passions
Author: Hsu-Ming Teo
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-11-15
ISBN: 9780292739406
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Passions Book Excerpt:

The Sheik—E. M. Hull's best-selling novel that became a wildly popular film starring Rudolph Valentino—kindled "sheik fever" across the Western world in the 1920s. A craze for all things romantically "Oriental" swept through fashion, film, and literature, spawning imitations and parodies without number. While that fervor has largely subsided, tales of passion between Western women and Arab men continue to enthrall readers of today's mass-market romance novels. In this groundbreaking cultural history, Hsu-Ming Teo traces the literary lineage of these desert romances and historical bodice rippers from the twelfth to the twenty-first century and explores the gendered cultural and political purposes that they have served at various historical moments. Drawing on "high" literature, erotica, and popular romance fiction and films, Teo examines the changing meanings of Orientalist tropes such as crusades and conversion, abduction by Barbary pirates, sexual slavery, the fear of renegades, the Oriental despot and his harem, the figure of the powerful Western concubine, and fantasies of escape from the harem. She analyzes the impact of imperialism, decolonization, sexual liberation, feminism, and American involvement in the Middle East on women's Orientalist fiction. Teo suggests that the rise of female-authored romance novels dramatically transformed the nature of Orientalism because it feminized the discourse; made white women central as producers, consumers, and imagined actors; and revised, reversed, or collapsed the binaries inherent in traditional analyses of Orientalism.

The North western Monthly

The North western Monthly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1896
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The North western Monthly Book Excerpt:

A History of Prayer

A History of Prayer
Author: Roy Hammerling
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2008-10-02
ISBN: 9047424530
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Prayer Book Excerpt:

Ancient prayers exist in a rich variety of often unexamined forms, and so they require a comprehensive study. This volume includes diverse scholars, who reveal the wondrous breadth of prayerful religious traditions from the first to the fifteenth centuries.