Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel

Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel
Author: Rita Sakr
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN: 1441105387
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel Book Excerpt:

There has been a proliferation in recent scholarship of studies of monuments and their histories and of theoretical positions that shed light on aspects of their meanings. However, just as monuments mark their territory by attempting to ensure the existence of boundaries, sothese discourses set a boundary between their authority as platforms on which the interpretation of monumental space occurs and, in this respect, the different authority of the novel. This study crosses this boundary by means of dynamic interdisciplinary movements between selected novels by James Joyce, Yukio Mishima, Rashid al-Daif, and Orhan Pamuk, on the one hand, and various theoretical perspectives,history, and cultural geography, on the other. Through the specific choice of literary texts that represent monumental space in a typical post-imperial geopolitical contexts, Monumental Space and the Post-Imperial Novel brings into question many postcolonial paradigms. Sakr establishes a two-way interpretive methodology between theory, history,and cultural geography and the novel that serves as the groundwork for innovative interdisciplinary readings of monumental space.

Contested Spaces Counter Narratives and Culture from Below in Canada

Contested Spaces  Counter Narratives  and Culture from Below in Canada
Author: Roxanne Rimstead,Domenico A. Beneventi
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-02-28
ISBN: 1442629908
Category: ART
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contested Spaces Counter Narratives and Culture from Below in Canada Book Excerpt:

Contested Spaces investigates space and conflict in novels, short stories, life writing, and journalism from Canada and Qu?bec by asking how counter-narratives challenge geographies of exclusion from below.

Post Empire Imaginaries

Post Empire Imaginaries
Author: Barbara Buchenau,Virginia Richter
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2015-07-31
ISBN: 900430228X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Post Empire Imaginaries Book Excerpt:

Barbara Buchenau and Virginia Richter’s Post-Empire Imaginaries? Anglophone Literature, History, and the Demise of Empires explores the legacies of different empires across various media, focusing on the spatial, temporal, and critical dimensions of what the editors term the post-empire imaginary.

Vulnerability in Resistance

Vulnerability in Resistance
Author: Judith Butler,Zeynep Gambetti,Leticia Sabsay
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-10-07
ISBN: 0822373491
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vulnerability in Resistance Book Excerpt:

Vulnerability and resistance have often been seen as opposites, with the assumption that vulnerability requires protection and the strengthening of paternalistic power at the expense of collective resistance. Focusing on political movements and cultural practices in different global locations, including Turkey, Palestine, France, and the former Yugoslavia, the contributors to Vulnerability in Resistance articulate an understanding of the role of vulnerability in practices of resistance. They consider how vulnerability is constructed, invoked, and mobilized within neoliberal discourse, the politics of war, resistance to authoritarian and securitarian power, in LGBTQI struggles, and in the resistance to occupation and colonial violence. The essays offer a feminist account of political agency by exploring occupy movements and street politics, informal groups at checkpoints and barricades, practices of self-defense, hunger strikes, transgressive enactments of solidarity and mourning, infrastructural mobilizations, and aesthetic and erotic interventions into public space that mobilize memory and expose forms of power. Pointing to possible strategies for a feminist politics of transversal engagements and suggesting a politics of bodily resistance that does not disavow forms of vulnerability, the contributors develop a new conception of embodiment and sociality within fields of contemporary power. Contributors. Meltem Ahiska, Athena Athanasiou, Sarah Bracke, Judith Butler, Elsa Dorlin, Başak Ertür, Zeynep Gambetti, Rema Hammami, Marianne Hirsch, Elena Loizidou, Leticia Sabsay, Nükhet Sirman, Elena Tzelepis

Beirut to Carnival City

Beirut to Carnival City
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN: 9004417303
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beirut to Carnival City Book Excerpt:

Beirut to Carnival City: Reading Rawi Hage is a pioneering collection of critical essays on the work of the Lebanese-Canadian writer, situating his fiction in contexts such as diasporic writing or trans-geographical literature, and reflecting the worldwide range of research into his literary output.

The Ethics of Representation in Literature Art and Journalism

The Ethics of Representation in Literature  Art  and Journalism
Author: Caroline Rooney,Rita Sakr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 113513653X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ethics of Representation in Literature Art and Journalism Book Excerpt:

This transnational collection of essays, interviews, and creative pieces on the 1982 Siege of Beirut explores literary representations of the siege by a diverse set of writers alongside journalism and other media including film and art. The book investigates and promotes an awareness of an ethics of representation on questions of extreme emotional investment, comparing representations of the siege to representations of other traumatic events, visiting responses from those of different cultural backgrounds to the same event and considering implications with respect to comparative approaches. Chapters explore how literature, journalism and art contribute to overcoming the dangers of forgetting and denial, memorial excess and fundamentalism, the radicalization of violence, and the complete breakdown of trust on international levels, asking how they challenge geopolitical, intellectual, and psychological states of siege and instead promote awareness, acknowledgement, mourning, and justice across divided communities. The book extends the use of postcolonial methodologies affiliated with history, international relations, and psychoanalysis (memory, trauma) to Middle-Eastern studies, and visits the siege’s effect on different forms of memory and memorialization: selective memory, trauma, gaps and fissures in historical accounts, recording of eyewitness reports, and artistic re-imaginings and realizations of alternative archives.

James Joyce and the Nineteenth Century French Novel

James Joyce and the Nineteenth Century French Novel
Author: Finn Fordham,Rita Sakr Rita Sakr
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2011-03
ISBN: 9042032901
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

James Joyce and the Nineteenth Century French Novel Book Excerpt:

The essays of this volume show how Joyce’s work engaged with the many upheavals and revolutions within the French nineteenth-century novel and its contexts. They delve into the complexities of this engagement, tracing its twists and turns, and reemerge with fascinating and rich discoveries. The contributors explore Joyce’s explicit and implicit responses to Alexandre Dumas, Honoré de Balzac, Victor Hugo and Émile Zola and, of course, Flaubert. Drawing from the wide range of Joyce’s writings - Dubliners, A Portrait., Ulysses, Finnegans Wake, and his life, letters, and essays - they resituate Joyce’s relation to France, the novel, and the nineteenth century.

Reproducing Images and Texts La reproduction des images et des textes

Reproducing Images and Texts   La reproduction des images et des textes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2021-12-13
ISBN: 9004468331
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reproducing Images and Texts La reproduction des images et des textes Book Excerpt:

This volume explores how reproduction and reproducibility impact artistic and literary creation while also examining the ways in which reproducibility impacts our practices and disciplines. Ce volume explore l’impact de la reproduction et de la reproductibilité sur la création artistique et littéraire, mais aussi l’impact de la reproductibilité sur nos pratiques et sur nos disciplines.

Liberal Democracies at War

Liberal Democracies at War
Author: Andrew Knapp,Hilary Footitt
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-08-01
ISBN: 1441168710
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liberal Democracies at War Book Excerpt:

Liberal democracies have always accepted the need to go to war, despite the fact that war can undermine liberal values. Wars may be won or lost, not only on the battlefield, but in the perceptions of the publics who pay for them. Presentation is therefore increasingly important. Starting with the First World War, the first major war fought by liberal democracies after the emergence on mass media, Liberal Democracies at War explores the relationship between representations of liberal violence and the ways in which the liberal state understands 'rights' in war. Experts in the field explore crucial questions such as: · How have the violences of war perpetrated in their names been communicated to publics of liberal democracies? · How have representations of conflict changed over time? · How far have the victims of liberal wars been able to insert their stories into the record?

A Poetics of Neurosis

A Poetics of Neurosis
Author: Elena Furlanetto,Dietmar Meinel
Publsiher: transcript Verlag
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN: 3839441323
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Poetics of Neurosis Book Excerpt:

While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, in recent years literary studies have adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness. This volume investigates the verbalization of neurosis in literary and cultural texts. As opposed to the medical diagnostics of neurosis in the individual, the contributions focus on the poetics of neurosis. They indicate how neuroses are still routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions.

Diasporic Encounters in German Social Drama A Spatial Approach to Representations of the Turkish Diaspora in German Television Films

Diasporic Encounters in German Social Drama  A Spatial Approach to Representations of the Turkish Diaspora in German Television Films
Author: Emrah Yalcin
Publsiher: Cuvillier Verlag
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 3736963734
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diasporic Encounters in German Social Drama A Spatial Approach to Representations of the Turkish Diaspora in German Television Films Book Excerpt:

Contemporary television fictions allow the audience to experience the reality of everyday life in audio-visual spaces. Thus, controversial issues discussed in German society such as homosexuality, racism or ‘clashes of cultures’ are revisited in the social drama films produced for German television through a mixture of generic conventions such as tragedy, thriller and melodrama. Consequently, the audio-visual representations of the people, who are the focus of these discussions, represent an interesting area of research. The book deals with the audio-visual spatiality of the Turkish diaspora in Berlin in three contemporary TV films in this format; namely Wut (Range, dir. Zuli Aladağ, 2006), Die Neue (The Newcomer, dir. Buket Alakuş, 2015) and Nachspielzeit (Extra-Time, dir. Andreas Pieper, 2015). Therewith, it brings a spatial approach to the issue of ‘polemical belonging of the Turkish Diaspora to the German national space’ within the audio-visual context. The proposed spatial approach presents an alternative argument to the assumptions of German politicians, who celebrate ‘a common German history that bases on Christian-Jewish identity, democracy and enlightenment’.

Anticipating the 2011 Arab Uprisings

 Anticipating  the 2011 Arab Uprisings
Author: R. Sakr
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2013-06-25
ISBN: 1137294736
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anticipating the 2011 Arab Uprisings Book Excerpt:

This Palgrave Pivot volume explores an exciting range of powerful novels and memoirs from Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria that reveal political geographies of injustice and popular discontent thus 'anticipating' or imaginatively envisioning as well as participating in some of the major current upheavals in their particular national contexts.

Handbook of Cultural Geography

Handbook of Cultural Geography
Author: Kay Anderson
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 580
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780761969259
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Cultural Geography Book Excerpt:

"The editors of this genuinely brilliant book seem to dare the reader to argue with them from the first page... I would encourage everyone interested in cultural geography, or in the cultural turn within a whole set of human geogrphies, to do likewise." --ANNALS OF THE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN GEOGRAPHERS "A richly plural and impassioned re-presentation of cultural geography that eschews everything in the way of boundary drawing and fixity. A re-visioning of the field as "a set of engagements with the world," it contains a vibrant atlas of ever shifting possibilities. Throbbing with commitment, and un-disciplined in the most positive sense of that term, it is exactly what a handbook ought to be." --Professor Allan Pred Department of Geography, University of California at Berkeley Ten sections, with a detailed editorial introduction, the Handbook of Cultural Geography presents a comprehensive statement of the relation between the cultural imagination and the geographical imagination. Emphasising the intellectual diversity of the discipline, the Handbook is a textured overview that presents a state-of-the-art assessment of the key questions informing cultural geography, while also looking at resonances between cultural geography and other disciplines.

Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel

Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel
Author: Rita Sakr
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Academic
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN: 9781623565015
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monumental Space in the Post Imperial Novel Book Excerpt:

There has been a proliferation in recent scholarship of studies ofmonuments and their histories and of theoretical positions that shedlight on aspects of their meanings. However, just as monuments marktheir territory by attempting to ensure the existence of boundaries, sothese discourses set a boundary between their authority as platforms onwhich the interpretation of monumental space occurs and, in thisrespect, the different authority of the novel. This study crosses thisboundary by means of dynamic interdisciplinary movements betweenselected novels by James Joyce, Yukio Mishima, Rashid al-Daif, andOrhan Pamuk, on the one hand, and various theoretical perspectives,history, and cultural geography, on the other. Through the specificchoice of literary texts that represent monumental space in atypicalpost-imperial geopolitical contexts, Monumental Space and the Post-Imperial Novel brings into question many postcolonial paradigms. Sakrestablishes a two-way interpretive methodology between theory, history,and cultural geography and the novel that serves as the groundwork forinnovative interdisciplinary readings of monumental space.

The Afterlives of Monuments

The Afterlives of Monuments
Author: Deborah Cherry
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2015-09-07
ISBN: 1317704517
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Afterlives of Monuments Book Excerpt:

South Asia is famous for its monuments, past and present. Monuments have been created, destroyed and rescued by competing communities and incoming empires in the making and re-making of history, identity and memory. This collection brings together an international cohort of senior scholars and younger researchers to examine the vast diversity of monuments (and conceptions of monuments) in South Asia from the 1850s to the present. The chapters investigate what constitutes a monument, and interrogate the conditions for its survival, demise or recycling. To explore the afterlives of monuments is to investigate how, where, when, and why monuments have been remodelled, re-sited, destroyed, defaced, or abandoned. It is to investigate the theories of memory, history and community, as well as new forms of artistic practice and global media. As different South-Asian communities claim a stake in the making of national, religious, cultural and local identities and histories, the status of monuments and debates about cultural memory have become increasingly urgent. This book was published as a special issue of South Asian Studies.

Monuments as Cultural and Critical Objects

Monuments as Cultural and Critical Objects
Author: Thomas Houlton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-11-26
ISBN: 0429588828
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monuments as Cultural and Critical Objects Book Excerpt:

Monuments as Cultural and Critical Objects explores monuments as political, psychical, social and mystical objects. Incorporating autoethnography, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, postcolonialism, and queer ecology, Houlton argues for a radical, interdisciplinary approach to our monument culture. Tracing historical developments in monuments alongside contemporary movements such as Rhodes Must Fall and Black Lives Matter, Houlton provides an in-depth critique of monument sites, as well as new critical and conceptual methodologies for thinking across the field. Alongside analysis of monuments to the Holocaust, colonial figures, and LGBTQIA+ subjects, this book provides new critical engagements with the work of D.W. Winnicott, Marion Milner, Jacques Derrida, Edward Said, Eve Sedgwick, and others. Houlton traces the potential for monuments to exert great influence over our sense of self, nation, community, sexuality, and place in the world. Exploring the psychic and physical spaces these objects occupy—their aesthetics, affects, politics, and powers—this book considers how monuments can challenge our identities, beliefs, and our very notions of remembrance. The interdisciplinary nature of Monuments as Cultural and Critical Objects means that it is ideally placed to intervene across several critical fields, particularly museum and heritage studies. It will also prove invaluable to those engaged in the study of monuments, psychoanalytic object relations, decolonization, queer ecology, radical death studies, and affect theory.

Fox s Book of Martyrs Or The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church

Fox s Book of Martyrs  Or  The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church
Author: John Foxe
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 652
Release: 1830
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Christian martyrs
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fox s Book of Martyrs Or The Acts and Monuments of the Christian Church Book Excerpt:

Monuments Objects Histories

Monuments  Objects  Histories
Author: Tapati Guha-Thakurta
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2004-08-05
ISBN: 0231503512
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monuments Objects Histories Book Excerpt:

Art history as it is largely practiced in Asia as well as in the West is a western invention. In India, works of art-sculptures, monuments, paintings-were first viewed under colonial rule as archaeological antiquities, later as architectural relics, and by the mid-20th century as works of art within an elaborate art-historical classification. Tied to these views were narratives in which the works figured, respectively, as sources from which to recover India's history, markers of a lost, antique civilization, and symbols of a nation's unique aesthetic, reflecting the progression from colonialism to nationalism. The nationalist canon continues to dominate the image of Indian art in India and abroad, and yet its uncritical acceptance of the discipline's western orthodoxies remains unquestioned, the original motives and means of creation unexplored. The book examines the role of art and art history from both an insider and outsider point of view, always revealing how the demands of nationalism have shaped the concept and meaning of art in India. The author shows how western custodianship of Indian "antiquities" structured a historical interpretation of art; how indigenous Bengali scholarship in the late 19th and early 20th centuries attempted to bring Indian art into the nationalist sphere; how the importance of art as a representation of national culture crystallized in the period after Independence; and how cultural and religious clashes in modern India have resulted in conflicting "histories" and interpretations of Indian art. In particular, the author uses the depiction of Hindu goddesses to elicit conflicting scenarios of condemnation and celebration, both of which have at their core the threat and lure of the female form, which has been constructed and narrativized in art history. Monuments, Objects, Histories is a critical survey of the practices of archaeology, art history, and museums in nineteenth- and twentieth-century India. The essays gathered here look at the processes of the production of lost pasts in modern India: pasts that come to be imagined around a growing corpus of monuments, archaeological relics, and art objects. They map the scholarly and institutional authority that emerged around such structures and artifacts, making of them not only the chosen objects of art and archaeology but also the prime signifiers of the nation's civilization and antiquity. The close imbrication of the "colonial" and the "national" in the making of India's archaeological and art historical pasts and their combined legacy for the postcolonial present form one of the key themes of the book. Monuments, Objects, Histories offers both an insider's and an outsider's perspective on the growth of these scholarly fields and their institutional apparatus, analyzing the ways they have constituted and recast their objects of study. The book moves from a period that saw the consolidation of western expertise and custodianship of India's "antiquities," to the projection over the twentieth century of varying regional, nativist, and national claims around the country's architectural and artistic inheritance, into a current period that has pitched these objects and fields within a highly contentious politics of nationhood. Monuments, Objects, Histories traces the framing of an official national canon of Indian art through these different periods, showing how the workings of disciplines and institutions have been tied to the pervasive authority of the nation. At the same time, it addresses the radical reconfiguration in recent times of the meaning and scope of the "national," leading to the kinds of exclusions and chauvinisms that lie at the root of the current endangerment of these disciplines and the monuments and art objects they encompass.

Reading the Book of Revelation

Reading the Book of Revelation
Author: David L. Barr
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2004-01
ISBN: 9004127186
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Book of Revelation Book Excerpt:

The interpretation of the Apocalypse is explored through various methods including historical, literary, and social analysis, in combination with such reading strategies as process, postcolonial, and religion studies perspectives. Shows how diverse methods produce divergent readings of a text. Paperback edition available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org).

War Monuments Public Patriotism and Bereavement in Russia 1905 2015

War Monuments  Public Patriotism  and Bereavement in Russia  1905 2015
Author: Aaron J Cohen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-07-15
ISBN: 1498577482
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War Monuments Public Patriotism and Bereavement in Russia 1905 2015 Book Excerpt:

This study is a broad cultural history of Russian war monuments in the twentieth century. It provides a unique analysis of the importance of war in Russian and Soviet cultural history and contributes to scholarship on the historical context of contemporary Russian politics and culture.--Karen Petrone, University of Kentucky