Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :2015 ISBN :1442629088 Pages :271 pages Rating :4.4/5 (426 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature by Robin Pickering-Iazzi:
Download or read book The Mafia in Italian Lives and Literature written by Robin Pickering-Iazzi and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2015 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Pickering-Iazzi uses an array of cultural documents from 1990 to the present to examine the myths, values, codes of behaviour, and relationships produced by the Italian mafia through a wide cross-disciplinary lens.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2010 ISBN :9783039118359 Pages :243 pages Rating :4.1/5 (183 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Eloquence of Ghosts by Florian Mussgnug:
Download or read book The Eloquence of Ghosts written by Florian Mussgnug and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Giorgio Manganelli (1922-1990), one of Italy's most radical and original writers, went further than most in exploring the creative possibilities of hybrid genres and open forms. Ostentation, theatricality, and a love of drapery and verbal excess are defining features of his body of work, which ranges from prose fiction, literary criticism, and drama to travel writing, treatises, commentaries, and imaginary interviews. This study examines the wealth of Manganelli's imagination - his grotesque animals, speaking corpses, and melancholy spectres - and argues that his spectacular eloquence was shaped by an exceptional awareness of literary and philosophical models. Following Manganelli's lead, the author addresses issues such as the boundaries of meaningful language, the relationship between literary and visual texts, fantasy and realism, and the power of literature to express the apprehensions and intimations of human consciousness.
Publisher :Routledge Release Date :2017-07-05 ISBN :1351541382 Pages : pages Rating :4.3/5 (515 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Power of Disturbance by Sara Fortuna:
Download or read book The Power of Disturbance written by Sara Fortuna and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Aracoeli (1982) was the last novel written by Elsa Morante (1912-85), one of the most significant Italian writers of the twentieth century. The journey, both geographical and memorial, of a homosexual son in search of his dead mother is a first-person narrative that has puzzled many critics for its darkness and despair. By combining scholars from different disciplines and cultural traditions, this volume re-evaluates the esthetical and theoretical complexity of Morante's novel and argues that it engages with crucial philosophical and epistemological questions in an original and profound way. Contributors explore the manifold tensions staged by the novel in connection with contemporary philosophical discourse (from feminist/queer to political theory to psycho-analysis) and authors (such as Emilio Gadda, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Pedro Almodovar). The Power of Disturbance shows that by creating a 'hallucinatory' representation of the relationship between mother and child, Aracoeli questions the classical distinction between subject and object, and proposes an altogether new and subversive kind of writing. Manuele Gragnolati teaches Italian literature at Oxford University, where he is a Fellow of Somerville College. Sara Fortuna teaches philosophy of language at the Universita Guglielmo Marconi in Rome.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2020-05-14 ISBN :1787354717 Pages :336 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Brazilian Novel by Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva:
Download or read book Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Brazilian Novel written by Ana Cláudia Suriani da Silva and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2020-05-14 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Comparative Perspectives on the Rise of the Brazilian Novel presents a framework of comparative literature based on a systemic and empirical approach to the study of the novel and applies that framework to the analysis of key nineteenth-century Brazilian novels. The works under examination were published during the period in which the forms and procedures of the novel were acclimatized as the genre established and consolidated itself in Brazil.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2010 ISBN :9783039118809 Pages :291 pages Rating :4.1/5 (188 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Conflicts of Memory by Emiliano Perra:
Download or read book Conflicts of Memory written by Emiliano Perra and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: This text reconstructs the often conflictual memories of the Holocaust in post-war Italy through the analysis of press debates engendered by films and television miniseries. The author discusses how Holocaust themes have been appropriated by different political and cultural factions.
Publisher :Verso Books Release Date :2020-11-10 ISBN :1788738918 Pages :336 pages Rating :4.7/5 (887 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Walker by Matthew Beaumont:
Download or read book The Walker written by Matthew Beaumont and published by Verso Books. This book was released on 2020-11-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: From Dickensian London to today’s megacities—what urban walking tells us about modern life There is no such thing as a false step. Every time we walk we are going somewhere. Especially if we are going nowhere. Moving around the modern city is not a way of getting from A to B, but of understanding who and where we are. In a series of riveting intellectual rambles, Matthew Beaumont retraces episodes in the history of the walker since the mid-nineteenth century. From Dickens’s insomniac night rambles to restless excursions through the faceless monuments of today’s neoliberal city, the act of walking is one of self-discovery and self-escape, of disappearances and secret subversions. Pacing stride for stride alongside literary amblers and thinkers such as Edgar Allan Poe, André Breton, H. G. Wells, Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys and Ray Bradbury, Beaumont explores the relationship between the metropolis and its pedestrian life. Through these writings, Beaumont asks: Can you get lost in a crowd? What are the consequences of using your smartphone in the street? What differentiates the nocturnal metropolis from the city of daylight? What connects walking, philosophy and the big toe? And can we save the city—or ourselves—by taking to the pavement?
Publisher :SUNY Press Release Date :2021-09-01 ISBN :1438484992 Pages :208 pages Rating :4.4/5 (384 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation by Brendan Hennessey:
Download or read book Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation written by Brendan Hennessey and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2021-09-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors. Since the beginning, much of Italian cinema has been sustained by transforming literature into moving images. This tradition of literary adaptation continues today, challenging artistic form and practice by pressuring the boundaries that traditionally separate film from its sister arts. In the twentieth century, director Luchino Visconti is a keystone figure in Italy's evolving art of adaptation. From the tumultuous years of Fascism and postwar Neorealism, through the blockbuster decade of the 1960s, into the arthouse masterpieces of the 1970s, Visconti's adaptations marked a distinct pathway of the Italian cinematic imagination. Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation examines these films together with their literary antecedents. Moving past strict book-to-film comparisons, it ponders how literary texts encounter and interact with a history of cultural and cinematic forms, genres, and traditions. Matching the major critical concerns of the postwar period (realism, political filmmaking, cinematic modernism) with more recent notions of adaptation and intermediality, this book reviews how one of Italy's greatest directors mined literary ore for cinematic inspiration. Brendan Hennessey is Associate Professor of Italian in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at Binghamton University, State University of New York.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2020-10-12 ISBN :1787359107 Pages :236 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Poetry of John Tyndall by Roland Jackson:
Download or read book The Poetry of John Tyndall written by Roland Jackson and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2020-10-12 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: John Tyndall (1822–1893) is best known as a leading natural philosopher and trenchant public intellectual of the Victorian age. He discovered the physical basis of the greenhouse effect, explained why the sky is blue, and spoke and wrote controversially on the relationship between science and religion. Few people were aware that he also wrote poetry. The Poetry of John Tyndall contains his 76 extant poems, the majority of which have not been transcribed or published before, and are succinctly annotated in a style similar to that used for the letters published in The Correspondence of John Tyndall.The poems are complemented by an extended introduction, which was written by the three editors together as a multidisciplinary analysis. The essay aims to facilitate readings by a range of people interested in the history of Victorian science and of Victorian science and literature. It explores what the poems can tell us about Tyndall’s self-fashioning, his values and beliefs, and the role of poetry for him and his circle. More broadly, the essay addresses the relationship between the scientific and poetic imaginations, and wider questions of the nature and purpose of poetry in relation to science and religion in the nineteenth century.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2021-06-07 ISBN :1787356736 Pages :204 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca by Greg Kerr:
Download or read book Exile, Non-Belonging and Statelessness in Grangaud, Jabès, Lubin and Luca written by Greg Kerr and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2021-06-07 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: At least since the Romantic era, poetry has often been understood as a powerful vector of collective belonging. The idea that certain poets are emblematic of a national culture is one of the chief means by which literature historicizes itself, inscribes itself in a shared cultural past and supplies modes of belonging to those who consume it. But what, then, of the exiled, migrant or translingual poet? How might writing in a language other than one’s mother tongue complicate this picture of the relation between poet, language and literary system? What of those for whom the practice of poetry is inseparable from a sense of restlessness or unease, suggesting a condition of not being at home in any one language, even that of their mother tongue? These questions are crucial for four French-language poets whose work is the focus of this study: Armen Lubin (1903-74), Ghérasim Luca (1913-94), Edmond Jabès (1912-91) and Michelle Grangaud (1941-). Ranging across borders within and beyond the Francosphere – from Algeria to Armenia, to Egypt, to Romania – this book shows how a poetic practice inflected by exile, statelessness or non-belonging has the potential to disrupt long-held assumptions of the relation between subjects, the language they use and the place from which they speak.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2020-02-06 ISBN :1787356671 Pages :204 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Rewriting Language by Christiane Luck :
Download or read book Rewriting Language written by Christiane Luck and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2020-02-06 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Inclusive language remains a hot topic. Despite decades of empirical evidence and revisions of formal language use, many inclusive adaptations of English and German continue to be ignored or contested. But how to convince speakers of the importance of inclusive language? Rewriting Language provides one possible answer: by engaging readers with the issue, literary texts can help to raise awareness and thereby promote wider linguistic change.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2018-01-15 ISBN :1787351971 Pages :210 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Reading Today by Heta Pyrhönen:
Download or read book Reading Today written by Heta Pyrhönen and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2018-01-15 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: New technologies are changing our reading habits. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices supply new platforms for reading, and we must learn to manage them by scrolling, clicking or tapping. Reading Today places reading in current literary and cultural contexts in order to analyse how these contexts challenge our conceptions of who reads, what reading is, how we read, where we read, and for what purposes – and then responds to the questions this analysis raises. Is our reading experience becoming a ‘flat’ one? And does reading in a media environment favour quick reading? Alongside these questions, the contributors unpack emerging strategies of reading.They consider, for example, how paying attention to readers’ emotional reactions as an indispensable component of reading affects our conception of the reading process. Other chapters consider how reading can be explored through such topics as experimental literature, the contemporary encyclopedic novel and the healing power of books.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2010 ISBN :9783039118311 Pages :252 pages Rating :4.1/5 (183 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Publishing Translations in Fascist Italy by Christopher Rundle:
Download or read book Publishing Translations in Fascist Italy written by Christopher Rundle and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: In the 1930s translation became a key issue in the cultural politics of the Fascist regime due to the fact that Italy was publishing more translations than any other country in the world. Making use of extensive archival research, the author of this new study examines this 'invasion of translations' through a detailed statistical analysis of the translation market. The book shows how translations appeared to challenge official claims about the birth of a Fascist culture and cast Italy in a receptive role that did not tally with Fascist notions of a dominant culture extending its influence abroad. The author shows further that the commercial impact of this invasion provoked a sustained reaction against translated popular literature on the part of those writers and intellectuals who felt threatened by its success. He examines the aggressive campaign that was conducted against the Italian Publishers Federation by the Authors and Writers Union (led by the Futurist poet F. T. Marinetti), accusing them of favouring their private profit over the national interest. Finally, the author traces the evolution of Fascist censorship, showing how the regime developed a gradually more repressive policy towards translations as notions of cultural purity began to influence the perception of imported literature.
Publisher :Liverpool University Press Release Date :2022-05-13 ISBN :1800345569 Pages :352 pages Rating :4.8/5 (3 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Transnational Modern Languages by Jennifer Burns:
Download or read book Transnational Modern Languages written by Jennifer Burns and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2022-05-13 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: An Open Access edition of this book will be available on the Liverpool University Press website and the OAPEN library. In a world increasingly defined by the transnational and translingual, and by the pressures of globalization, it has become difficult to study culture as primarily a national phenomenon. A Handbook offers students across Modern Languages an introduction to the kind of methodological questions they need to look at culture transnationally. Each of the short essays takes a key concept in cultural study and suggests how it might be used to explore and illuminate some aspect of identity, mobility, translation, and cultural exchange across borders. The authors range over different language areas and their wide chronological reach provides broad coverage, as well as a flexible and practical methodology for studying cultures in a transnational framework. The essays show that an inclusive, transnational vision and practice of Modern Languages is central to understanding human interaction in an inclusive, globalized society. A Handbook stands as an effective and necessary theoretical and thematically diverse glossary and companion to the ‘national’ volumes in the series.
Publisher :Peter Lang Release Date :2010 ISBN :9783039119653 Pages :239 pages Rating :4.1/5 (196 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review National Belongings by Jacqueline Andall:
Download or read book National Belongings written by Jacqueline Andall and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2010 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The contributors address the gap in Italian colonial/postcolonial studies by examining how different notions of hybridity can help illuminate the specific nature & circumstances of the Italian colonial & postcolonial condition. Some of the contributors view hybridity as a direct challenge to fixed categorizations.
Publisher :Rowman & Littlefield Release Date :2018-09-30 ISBN :1786601273 Pages :512 pages Rating :4.7/5 (866 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Songs of Social Protest by Aileen Dillane:
Download or read book Songs of Social Protest written by Aileen Dillane and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Songs of Social Protest is a comprehensive, cutting-edge companion guide to music and social protest globally. Bringing together established and emerging scholars from a range of fields, it explores a wide range of examples of, and contexts for, songs and their performance that have been deployed as part of local, regional and global social protest movements.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2020-07-08 ISBN :1787351513 Pages :184 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review The Modernist Bestiary by Timothy Mathews:
Download or read book The Modernist Bestiary written by Timothy Mathews and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2020-07-08 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: The Modernist Bestiary centres on Le Bestiaire ou Cortège d’Orphée (1911), a multimedia collaborative work by French-Polish poet Guillaume Apollinaire and French artist Raoul Dufy, and its homonym, The Bestiary or Procession of Orpheus (1979), by British artist Graham Sutherland. Rather than reconstructing the lineage of these two compositions, the book uncovers the aesthetic and intellectual processes involved that operate in different times, places and media. The Apollinaire and Dufy Bestiary is an open-ended collaboration, a feature that Sutherland develops in his re-visiting, and this book shows how these neglected works are caught up in many-faceted networks of traditions and genres. These include Orphic poetry from the past, contemporary musical settings, and bestiary writing from its origins to the present. The nature of productive dialogue between thought and art, and the refracted light they throw on each other are explored in each of the pieces in the book, and the aesthetic experience emerges as generative rather than reductive or complacent. The contributors’ encounters with these works take the form of poetry and essays, all moving freely between different disciplines and practices, humanistic and posthumanist critical dimensions, as well as different animals and art forms. They draw on disciplines ranging from music, art history, translation, Classical poetry and French poetry, and are nurtured by approaches including phenomenology, cultural studies, sound studies, and critical animal studies. Collectively the book shows that the aesthetic encounter, by nature affective, is by nature also interdisciplinary and motivating, and that it spurs the critical in addressing the complex issues of 'humananimality'.
Publisher :UCL Press Release Date :2019-06-24 ISBN :1787356248 Pages :230 pages Rating :4.7/5 (873 users) GO BOOK!
Summary Book Review Context in Literary and Cultural Studies by Jakob Ladegaard:
Download or read book Context in Literary and Cultural Studies written by Jakob Ladegaard and published by UCL Press. This book was released on 2019-06-24 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book Synopsis: Context in Literary and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary volume that deals with the challenges of studying works of art and literature in their historical context today. The relationship between artworks and context has long been a central concern for aesthetic and cultural disciplines, and the question of context has been asked anew in all eras. Developments in contemporary culture and technology, as well as new theoretical and methodological orientations in the humanities, once again prompt us to rethink context in literary and cultural studies. This volume takes up that challenge. Introducing readers to new developments in literary and cultural theory, Context in Literary and Cultural Studies connects all disciplines related to these areas to provide an interdisciplinary overview of the challenges different scholarly fields today meet in their studies of artworks in context. Spanning a number of countries, and covering subjects from nineteenth-century novels to rave culture, the chapters together constitute an informed, diverse and wide-ranging discussion. The volume is written for scholarly readers at all levels in the fields of Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Art History, Film, Theatre Studies and Digital Humanities.