The Oxford Companion To Twentieth Century Literature In English

Author by : Jenny Stringer
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Description : This is a unique new reference book to English-language writers and writing throughout the present century, in all major genres and from all around the world - from Joseph Conrad to Will Self, Virginia Woolf to David Mamet, Ezra Pound to Peter Carey, James Joyce to Amy Tan. The survivors of the Victorian age who feature in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English - writers such as Thomas Hardy, Olive Schreiner, Rabindranath Tagore, Henry James - could hardly have imagined how richly diverse `Literature in English' would become by the end of the century. Fiction, plays, poetry, and a whole range of non-fictional writing are celebrated in this informative, readable, and catholic reference book, which includes entries on literary movements, periodicals, and over 400 individual works, as well as articles on some 2,400 authors. All the great literary figures are included, whether American or Australian, British, Irish, or Indian, African or Canadian or Caribbean - among them Samuel Beckett, Edith Wharton, Patrick White, T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, D. H. Lawrence, Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, Wole Soyinka, Sylvia Plath - as well as a wealth of less obviously canonical writers, from Anaïs Nin to L. M. Montgomery, Bob Dylan to Terry Pratchett. The book comes right up to date with contemporary figures such as Toni Morrison, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Carol Shields, Tim Winton, Nadine Gordimer, Vikram Seth, Don Delillo, and many others. Title entries range from Aaron's Rod to The Zoo Story; topics from Angry Young Men, Bestsellers, and Concrete Poetry to Soap Opera, Vietnam Writing, and Westerns. A lively introduction by John Sutherland highlights the various and sometimes contradictory canons that have emerged over the century, and the increasingly international sources of writing in English which the Companion records. Catering for all literary tastes, this is the most comprehensive single-volume guide to modern (and postmodern) literature.


Subject Encyclopedias User Guide Review Citations

Author by : Allan Mirwis
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : This useful two-volume set will provide buyers of subject encyclopedias with a substantial amount of valuable information they can use in making their purchasing decisions. It will also provide all types of librarians and their patrons with a quick, one-stop method for locating the appropriate subject encyclopedias for their needs and for locating articles in the 100 encyclopedias. Librarians who specialize in bibliographic instruction will also find it to be a useful tool for teaching students how to locate needed information.


A History Of English Literature

Author by : Michael Alexander
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Publisher by : Macmillan International Higher Education
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Description : A History of English Literature has received exceptional reviews. Tracing the development of one of the world's richest literatures from the Old English period through to the present day, the narrative discusses a wide range of key authors but never loses its clarity or verve. Building on the book's established reputation and success, the third edition has been revised and updated throughout. It now provides a full final chapter on the contemporary scene, with more on genres and the impact of globalization. Features of this best-selling book include: • a helpful overview of each chapter • boxed biographies of authors, and tables of publications and historical events • on-page definitions of important terms and concepts • suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter to aid study • portraits of authors, illustrations, maps and an index. A History of English Literature remains the essential companion for anyone wishing to follow the unfolding of writing in England from its beginnings. It is ideal for those who know a few landmark texts, but little of the literary landscape that surrounds them; those who want to know what English literature consists of; and those who simply want to read its fascinating story.


Literary Research And The Victorian And Edwardian Ages 1830 1910

Author by : Melissa S. Van Vuuren
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : This volume discusses traditional and new resources for researching British literature of the Victorian and Edwardian ages and the ways in which those resources can be used in conjunction with one another.


Self Experimenters

Author by : Arsen P. Fiks
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Publisher by : Greenwood Publishing Group
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Description : Provides a fascinating compilation of entries on self-experimenters and their experiments.


Literary Research And British Postmodernism

Author by : Bridgit McCafferty
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for researchers of postwar British literature that defines best practices for scholars conducting research in this period. Individual chapters connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature.


Lord Dunsany

Author by : S. T. Joshi
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (1878–1957) was a pioneering writer in the genre of fantasy literature and the author of such celebrated works as The Book of Wonder (1912) and The King of Elfland’s Daughter (1924). Over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades, Dunsany wrote thousands of stories, plays, novels, essays, poems, and reviews, and his work was translated into more than a dozen languages. Today, Dunsany’s work is experiencing a renaissance, as many of his earlier works have been reprinted and much attention has been paid to his place in the history of fantasy and supernatural literature. This bibliography is a revision of the landmark volume published in 1993, which first charted the full scope of Dunsany’s writing. This new edition not only brings the bibliography up to date, listing the dozens of new editions of Dunsany’s work that have appeared in the last two decades and the wealth of criticism that has been written about him, but also records many obscure publications in Dunsany’s lifetime that have not been previously known or identified. In all, the bibliography has been expanded by at least thirty percent. Among this new material are dozens of uncollected short stories, newspaper articles, and poems, and many books, essays, and reviews of Dunsany’s work published over the past century. Altogether, this bibliography is the definitive listing of works by and about Dunsany and will be the foundation of Dunsany studies for many years to come.


Reception Of Northrop Frye

Author by : Anonim
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Publisher by : University of Toronto Press
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Description : The Reception of Northrup Frye takes a thorough accounting of the presence of Frye in existing works and argues against Frye's diminishing status as an important critical voice.


Objective History Of English Literature

Author by : Krishna Sharma
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Publisher by : Krishna Kumar Sharma
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Description : Objective History Of English Literature (UGC-NET/SLET, TGT, & PGT) is a reference book that helps students prepare for competitive exams in English Literature like the National Eligibility Test (NET), State Level Eligibility Test (SLET), Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT), and Post Graduate Teacher (PGT). This book contains a series of multiple-choice questions (30 Practice SET) on different ages, literary genres, and socio-political and literary movements. A large number of the sections in this book focus on broad literary genres, the specific sub-genres under them, and then provide a list of the most well-known writers in that genre from various eras. That is a useful exercise for a literature student, to have such diverse writers from different places and times compared and contrasted


Encyclopedia Of British Writers 1800 To The Present

Author by : George Stade
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Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Description : Profiles the finest British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and other writers of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, including essential details about the author's life and work and suggestions for further reading. Writers from Ireland and nations of the British Commonwealth are also included.


A Study Guide For Smaller Movements And Schools

Author by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Publisher by : Gale, Cengage Learning
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Description : A study guide "Smaller Movements and Schools", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students series. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.


Literary Research And Postcolonial Literatures In English

Author by : H. Faye Christenberry
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Publisher by : Scarecrow Press
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Description : Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it does not address those from Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand as they have already been covered in previous volumes in the series.


Walford S Guide To Reference Material Generalia Language And Literature The Arts

Author by : Albert John Walford
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Publisher by : London : Library Association Publishing
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Description : From its first edition the purpose of Walford has been to identify and evaluate the widest possible range of reference materials. No rigid definition of reference is applied. In addition to the expected bibliographies, indexes, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, and directories, a number of important textbooks and manuals of general practice are included. While the majority of the items are books, Walford is a guide to reference material. Thus periodical articles, microforms, online and CD-ROM sources are all represented. In this volume a particular effort has been made to improve coverage of the latter two categories.


Net Jrf English Previous Year Solved Papers 2007 2019 34 Papers Included

Author by : Mocktime Publication
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Description : UGC NTA NET/JRF English Previous Year Solved Papers 2007-2019 (34 Papers Included) Table of Contents 1. NET/JRF Exam, June-2019 Subject English Paper-II 2. NET/JRF Exam, December-2018 Subject English Paper-II 3. NET/JRF Exam, July-2018 Subject English Paper-II 4. NET/JRF Exam, November-2017 Subject English Paper-II 5. NET/JRF Exam, November-2017 Subject English Paper-III 6. NET/JRF Exam, January-2017 Subject English Paper-II 7. NET/JRF Exam, January-2017 Subject English Paper-III 8. NET/JRF Exam, July-2016 Subject English Paper-II 9. NET/JRF Exam, July-2016 Subject English Paper-III 10. NET/JRF Exam, December-2015 Subject English Paper-II 11. NET/JRF Exam, December-2015 Subject English Paper-III 12. NET/JRF Exam, June-2015 Subject English Paper-II 13. NET/JRF Exam, June-2015 Subject English Paper-III 14. NET/JRF Exam, December-2014 Subject English Paper-II 15. NET/JRF Exam, December-2014 Subject English Paper-III 16. NET/JRF Exam, June-2014 Subject English Paper-II 17. NET/JRF Exam, June-2014 Subject English Paper-III 18. NET/JRF Exam, December-2013 Subject English Paper-II 19. NET/JRF Exam, December-2013 Subject English Paper-III 20. NET/JRF Exam, June-2013 Subject English Paper-II 21. NET/JRF Exam, June-2013 Subject English Paper-III 22. NET/JRF Exam, December-2012 Subject English Paper-II 23. NET/JRF Exam, December-2012 Subject English Paper-III 24. NET/JRF Exam, June-2012 Subject English Paper-II 25. NET/JRF Exam, June-2012 Subject English Paper-III 26. NET/JRF Exam, December-2011 Subject English Paper-II 27. NET/JRF Exam, June-2011 Subject English Paper-II 28. NET/JRF Exam, December-2010 Subject English Paper-II 29. NET/JRF Exam, June-2010 Subject English Paper-II 30. NET/JRF Exam, December-2009 Subject English Paper-II 31. NET/JRF Exam, June-2009 Subject English Paper-II 32. NET/JRF Exam, December-2008 Subject English Paper-II 33. NET/JRF Exam, June-2008 Subject English Paper-II 34. NET/JRF Exam, December-2007 Subject English Paper-II Syllabus English NET JRF UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION NET BUREAU NET SYLLABUS Subject: English Code No. : 30 Unit –I : Drama Unit –II : Poetry Unit –III : Fiction, short story Unit –IV : Non-Fictional Prose NOTE: The first four units must also be tested through comprehension passages to assess critical reading, critical thinking and writing skills. These four units will cover all literatures in English. Unit –V : Language: Basic concepts, theories and pedagogy. English in Use. Unit –VI : English in India: history, evolution and futures Unit –VII : Cultural Studies Unit –VIII : Literary Criticism Unit –IX : Literary Theory post World War II Unit –X : Research Methods and Materials in English


Arthur Koestler S Fiction And The Genre Of The Novel

Author by : Zénó Vernyik
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Publisher by : Rowman & Littlefield
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Description : Arthur Koestler's Fiction and the Genre of the Novel, the first volume published in English in almost four decades to cover all of the author's novels published in his lifetime, invites the reader to reassess Koestler's novels both in terms of their contribution to the genre of the novel, and their enduring topicality.


Dictionary Of Pseudonyms

Author by : Adrian Room
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : Substantially revised and enlarged, this new edition of the Dictionary of Pseudonyms includes more than 2,000 new entries, bringing the volume's total to approximately 13,000 assumed names, nicknames, stage names, and aliases. The introduction has been entirely rewritten, and many previous entries feature new accompanying details or quoted material. This volume also features a significantly greater number of cross-references than was included in previous editions. Arranged by pseudonym, the entries give the true name, vital dates, country of origin or settlement, and profession. Many entries also include the story behind the person’s name change.


The Cambridge History Of Black And Asian British Writing

Author by : Susheila Nasta
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge History of Black and Asian British Writing provides a comprehensive historical overview of the diverse literary traditions impacting on this field's evolution, from the eighteenth century to the present. Drawing on the expertise of over forty international experts, this book gathers innovative scholarship to look forward to new readings and perspectives, while also focusing on undervalued writers, texts, and research areas. Creating new pathways to engage with the naming of a field that has often been contested, readings of literary texts are interwoven throughout with key political, social, and material contexts. In making visible the diverse influences constituting past and contemporary British literary culture, this Cambridge History makes a unique contribution to British, Commonwealth, postcolonial, transnational, diasporic, and global literary studies, serving both as one of the first major reference works to cover four centuries of black and Asian British literary history and as a compass for future scholarship.


Gothic And The Comic Turn

Author by : A. Horner
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Publisher by : Springer
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Description : Although Gothic writing is now seen as significant for an understanding of modernity, it is still largely characterized as a literature of fear and anxiety. Gothic and the Comic Turn argues that, partly through its desire to be taken seriously, Gothic criticism has neglected the comic doppelganger that has always inhabited the Gothic mode and which in certain texts emerges as dominant. Tracing an historical trajectory from the late Romantic period through to the present day, this book examines how varieties of comic parody and appropriation have interrogated the complexities of modern subjectivity.


Hype

Author by : Jon Helgason
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Publisher by : Nordic Academic Press
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Description : Bestsellers are the books that sell well, are read by large numbers of people, and are widely talked about in the media and among readers. Yet there has been little research on the creation, reception, and cultural and social significance of bestsellers. Recognizing that popular narratives play an important role in the lives of millions of readers, Hype – Bestsellers and Literary Culture looks closely at the literature so many people read. As global market phenomena, situated in between the power spheres of producers and consumers, bestsellers also highlight the interdependency of culture, market, and the individual. This volume addresses such diverse questions as the creation of hype, the role and the meaning of the author in the presentday media landscape, changes in the book trade, historical perspectives on bestselling literature, and the relationship between bestsellers and literary research.


Encyclopedia Of Blacks In European History And Culture 2 Volumes

Author by : Eric Martone
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Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Blacks have played a significant part in European civilization since ancient times. This encyclopedia illuminates blacks in European history, literature, and popular culture. It emphasizes the considerable scope of black influence in, and contributions to, European culture. The first blacks arrived in Europe as slaves and later as laborers and soldiers, and black immigrants today along with others are transforming Europe into multicultural states. This indispensable set expands our knowledge of blacks in Western civilization. More than 350 essay entries introduce students and other readers to the white European response to blacks in their countries, the black experiences and impact there, and the major interactions between Europe and Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States that resulted in the settling of blacks in Europe. The range of information presented is impressive, with entries on noted European political, literary, and cultural figures of black descent from ancient times to the present, major literary works that had a substantial impact on European perceptions of blacks, black holidays and festivals, the struggle for civil equality for blacks, the role and influence of blacks in contemporary European popular culture, black immigration to Europe, black European identity, and much more. Offered as well are entries on organizations that contributed to the development of black political and social rights in Europe, representations of blacks in European art and cultural symbols, and European intellectual and scientific theories on blacks. Individual entries on Britain, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Central Europe, Scandinavia, and Eastern Europe include historical overviews of the presence and contributions of blacks and discussion of country's role in the African slave trade and abolition and its colonies in Africa and the Caribbean. Suggestions for further reading accompany each entry. A chronology, resource guide, and photos complement the text.


The Thing About Roy Fisher

Author by : John Kerrigan
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Publisher by : Liverpool University Press
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Description : The Thing about Roy Fisher is the first critical book to be dedicated to the work of this outstanding poet, who has won many admirers for his explorations of the modem city, his experiments with perception and sensory experience, his jazz-inspired prose, and his political and cultural comedies. The collection brings together a distinguished group of contributors: poets and critics, from several generations, active on both sides of the Atlantic. In a dozen newly commissioned essays they discuss the entire range of Roy Fisher’s work, from its fraught beginnings in the 1950s through such major texts of the 1960s and 1970s as City, The Ship’s Orchestra and Wonders of Obligation, to A Furnace, his 1980s masterpiece, and beyond. The essays are closely engaged with the fabric of Fisher’s verse, but they also bring into view a fascinating array of connections between contemporary poetry and philosophy, psychology; the visual arts and jazz. The Thing about Roy Fisher ends with a full and up-to-date bibliography; an essential starting point for further study of this versatile and complex writer, whose centrality and importance within modern English and European poetry is now more than ever apparent. Kerrigan and Robinson’s collection provides a helpful introduction to Roy Fisher’s work, and will be necessary reading for anyone with a live interest in modern poetry. "If you haven’t been introduced before, meet Roy Fisher; a major figure of twentieth century literature-inventive, exciting and unpredictable."—Eleanor Cooke, Raw Edge "Roy Fisher’s work is something altogether rare in contemporary British poetry."—David Sexton, The Sunday Times


The Cambridge History Of The English Short Story

Author by : Dominic Head
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Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Description : The Cambridge History of the English Short Story is the first comprehensive volume to capture the literary history of the English short story. Charting the origins and generic evolution of the English short story to the present day, and written by international experts in the field, this book covers numerous transnational and historical connections between writers, modes and forms of transmission. Suitable for English literature students and scholars of the English short story generally, it will become a standard work of reference in its field.


Burma Kipling And Western Music

Author by : Andrew Selth
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Publisher by : Taylor & Francis
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Description : For decades, scholars have been trying to answer the question: how was colonial Burma perceived in and by the Western world, and how did people in countries like the United Kingdom and United States form their views? This book explores how Western perceptions of Burma were influenced by the popular music of the day. From the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1824-6 until Burma regained its independence in 1948, more than 180 musical works with Burma-related themes were written in English-speaking countries, in addition to the many hymns composed in and about Burma by Christian missionaries. Servicemen posted to Burma added to the lexicon with marches and ditties, and after 1913 most movies about Burma had their own distinctive scores. Taking Rudyard Kipling’s 1890 ballad ‘Mandalay’ as a critical turning point, this book surveys all these works with emphasis on popular songs and show tunes, also looking at classical works, ballet scores, hymns, soldiers’ songs, sea shanties, and film soundtracks. It examines how they influenced Western perceptions of Burma, and in turn reflected those views back to Western audiences. The book sheds new light not only on the West’s historical relationship with Burma, and the colonial music scene, but also Burma’s place in the development of popular music and the rise of the global music industry. In doing so, it makes an original contribution to the fields of musicology and Asian Studies.


Adaptation And Cultural Appropriation

Author by : Pascal Nicklas
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Publisher by : Walter de Gruyter
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Description : “Hamlet” by Olivier, Kaurismäki or Shepard and “Pride and Prejudice” in its many adaptations show the virulence of these texts and the importance of aesthetic recycling for the formation of cultural identity and diversity. Adaptation has always been a standard literary and cultural strategy, and can be regarded as the dominant means of production in the cultural industries today. Focusing on a variety of aspects such as artistic strategies and genre, but also marketing and cultural politics, this volume takes a critical look at ways of adapting and appropriating cultural texts across epochs and cultures in literature, film and the arts.


Perspectives In Translation Studies

Author by : Floriana Popescu
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Publisher by : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Description : Based on a great deal of recent research performed by academics investigating works translated from/into English, this book provides fresh perspectives to the field of translation studies. It combines theoretical and practical aspects of the translation process with a comprehensive set of thoroughly commented examples. Perspectives in Translation Studies is a structurally complex volume which: • Is especially designed to cover insights into a wide range of British and American literary products (novels, short stories and poetry) • Comparatively examines patterns of language use in English and other languages, referring both to pairs of verbs and phraseological constructions (collocations and idioms, pre-fabricated or ready-made phrases and proverbs) • Explores some of the globalization challenges in the translation of national films into English It is ideal for every person with an interest not only in the art or the making of a translation but also in the result of the translation process.


Early Modern Theatre And The Figure Of Disability

Author by : Genevieve Love
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Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : What work did physically disabled characters do for the early modern theatre? Through a consideration of a range of plays, including Doctor Faustus and Richard III, Genevieve Love argues that the figure of the physically disabled prosthetic body in early modern English theatre mediates a set of related 'likeness problems' that structure the theatrical, textual, and critical lives of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. The figure of disability stands for the relationship between actor and character: prosthetic disabled characters with names such as Cripple and Stump capture the simultaneous presence of thefictional and the material, embodied world of the theatre. When the figure of the disabled body exits the stage, it also mediates a second problem of likeness, between plays in their performed and textual forms. While supposedly imperfect textual versions of plays have been characterized as 'lame', the dynamic movement of prosthetic disabled characters in the theatre expands the figural role which disability performs in the relationship between plays on the stage and on the page. Early Modern Theatre and the Figure of Disability reveals how attention to physical disability enriches our understanding of early modern ideas about how theatre works, while illuminating in turn how theatre offers a reframing of disability as metaphor.