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Malcolm Lowry's Poetics of Space

Lane, Richard J.Mota, Miguel (Hrsg.) | University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


This collection focuses on Lowry’s spatial dynamics, from the psychogeography of the Letterist and the Situationist International, through musical forms (especially jazz), cinema, photography, and spatialpoetic writing, to the spaces of exception, bio-politics, and the creaturely. It presents previously unpublished essays by both established and new international Lowry scholars, as well as innovative ways of conceiving of his aesthetic practice.

In each of the book’s three sections, critics engage in the notion of Lowry as a multi-media artist who influenced and was deeply influenced by a broad range of modernist and early postmodernist aesthetic practices. Acutely aware of and engaged in the world of film, sensitive to the role of the graphical surface in advertising and propaganda, and deeply immersed in a vast range of literary traditions and the avant-garde, Lowry worked within an intertextual space that is also a mediascape, one which tends to transgress, or at least exceed, neatly controlled borders or aesthetic boundaries. These new approaches to Lowry’s life and work, which make use of new and recent theoretical perspectives, will encourage fresh debate around Lowry’s writing.

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The University of Ottawa Press excels with its Canadian Literature Collection (...) Malcolm Lowry’s Poetics of Space extends his literary legacy through the archival recuperations and by working through the troubles of a largely biographical body of scholarship.

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Richard J. Lane directs the Seminar for Advanced Studies in the Humanities and the Literary Theory Research Group at Vancouver Island University, BC, where he is also the Principal Investigator of the MeTA Digital Humanities Lab, supported by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the BC Knowledge Development Fund. Lane is also a Director of Innovation Island Technology Association, as well as an Associated Researcher at The Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, at The University of Victoria, BC.

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Miguel Mota is Associate Professor of English at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In addition to his work on Lowry, Mota has published in the areas of contemporary British literature and culture and on the relationship between literature and film, including articles on Jeanette Winterson, John King, Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman, and Peter Greenaway, among others.

 
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Bridge Retakes

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Bridge Retakes, the debut novel by Angela Lopes, is a whirlwind millennial tale of love and family and the distances that people will (or won't) go to secure what they want.

A Bahian man and a Brazilian-Canadian woman meet on an online dating site. They come from very different worlds—geographically, economically, religiously—and yet, their connection is undeniable. When these long-distance lovers run up against their own belief systems and those of their families and communities, it's their desire to build a life anew that keeps them moving forward. But all the while, issues of money, class, gender, and corruption threaten to tear them apart.

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Praise for Bridge Retakes:

"This is the story of Phila + Ze, of Canada + Brazil. And like all great love stories it charts the emotions around desire, all its sweats and confusions. And it does this beautifully. What Phila &+43; Ze = is the plot of this book. And as such, what Bridge Retakes adds to these stories and what makes it distinctive is how these sweats and confusions are shaped by more complicated forces, such as national borders and economic inequalities."—Juliana Spahr

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Winnipeg-based Angela Lopes is a writer, editor, and academic tutor of writing and philosophy. She divides her time between São Paulo, Brazil and Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she is an active member in the arts scene and recently worked with the Winnipeg Arts Council's Creative Placemaking Challenge—an art installation project displayed in the alleys of the city's West Exchange District. Lopes's essays and poems have appeared in an array of publications. Bridge Retakes is her first novel.

 
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Familiar and Foreign

Mannani, ManijehThompson, Veronica (Hrsg.) | Athabasca University Press


The current political climate of confrontation between Islamist regimes and Western governments has resulted in the proliferation of essentialist perceptions of Iran and Iranians in the West. Such perceptions do not reflect the complex evolution of Iranian identity that occurred in the years following the Constitutional Revolution (1906–11) and the anti-imperialist Islamic Revolution of 1979. Despite the Iranian government’s determined pursuance of anti-Western policies and strict conformity to religious principles, the film and literature of Iran reflect the clash between a nostalgic pride in Persian tradition and an apparent infatuation with a more Eurocentric modernity. In Familiar and Foreign, Mannani and Thompson set out to explore the tensions surrounding the ongoing formulation of Iranian identity by bringing together essays on poetry, novels, memoir, and films. These include both canonical and less widely theorized texts, as well as works of literature written in English by authors living in diaspora.

Challenging neocolonialist stereotypes, these critical excursions into Iranian literature and film reveal the limitations of collective identity as it has been configured within and outside of Iran. Through the examination of works by, among others, the iconic female poet Forugh Farrokhzad, the expatriate author Goli Taraqqi, the controversial memoirist Azar Nafisi, and the graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi, author of Persepolis, this volume engages with the complex and contested discourses of religion, patriarchy, and politics that are the contemporary product of Iran’s long and revolutionary history.

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Manijeh Mannani is chair of the Centre for Humanities and associate professor of English and comparative literature at Athabasca University, as well as adjunct professor of comparative literature at the University of Alberta. She specializes in the poetry of Rumi and is the author of Divine Deviants: The Dialectics of Devotion in the Poetry of Donne and Rumi. She is also the co-editor of Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture.

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Veronica Thompson is associate professor of English and dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. Her research interests include Canadian and Australian literatures, postcolonial literatures and theories, and women’s literature and feminist theory. She is currently researching representations of terrorism in postcolonial literature. She is also the co-editor of Selves and Subjectivities: Reflections on Canadian Arts and Culture.

 
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Northrop Frye and Others

University of Ottawa Press | Canadian Literature Collection


Robert D. Denham pursues his quest to uncover

the links between Northrop Frye and writers and others

who directly influenced his thinking but about whom

he did not write an extensive commentary. 

The first chapter is about Frye’s reading of Patanjali,

the founder of the philosophy of Hindu yoga, while

the second, discusses cultural mythographer

Giambattista Vico, literary history and poetic language. 

The focus of Frye’s criticism was the verbal arts,

but he also had an abiding interest in both the visual

arts and music; hence Frye’s admiration of J.S. Bach.

The essay on Tolkien examines the tendency in literary

history to return from irony to myth, as well as the role

that Tolkien played in Frye’s fiction-writing fantasies. 

In subsequent chapters, Denham explores Frye’s

preference for romance and his critique of realism,

which run parallel to the views of Oscar Wilde, and their

strong shared convictions about the centripetal thrust

of art, and about criticism being as creative as literature.

Frye’s appreciation for Whitehead’s concept

of interpenetration in Science in the Modern World

became a key feature of Frye’s speculations about the

highest reaches of literature and religion. Frye is clearly

indebted to Martin Buber, particularly his influential

meditation I and Thou. Aristotle, an important influence

upon Frye, was partially filtered through R.S. Crane

and his The Languages of Criticism and the Structure

of Poetry. Finally, the relationship between Frye

and his Oxford tutor Edmund Blunden are explored,

while the last is an essay on Frye and M.H. Abrams

on how Frye’s critical project might be viewed

developed in Abrams’s The Mirror and the Lamp.

This book is published in English.

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Robert D. Denham poursuit son examen d’écrivains et autres influences qui ont marqué l’éminent critique Northrop Frye, mais sur lesquels celui-ci n’avait pas consacré de réflexions très développées. 

Le premier chapitre porte sur la lecture que fait Frye de Patanjali, le fondateur de la philosophie du yoga hindou, et le deuxième, sur le mythographe culturel Giambattista Vico, l’histoire littéraire et le langage poétique. 

Frye s’intéressait aux arts visuels et à la musique et Denham approfondit l’influence de J.S. Bach sur Frye. Le chapitre sur Tolkien porte sur la tendance en histoire littéraire de passer de l’ironie au mythe, mais aussi sur l’ascendant de Tolkien sur la fiction fantaisiste de Frye. 

Dans les chapitres suivants, Denham explore la préférence de Frye pour le romantique et sa critique du réalisme, qui trouvent écho chez Oscar Wilde, de même que leur conviction, partagée, de l’importance de l’art, et de la critique comme étant aussi créative que la littérature. L’admiration de Frye pour le concept d’interpénétration présenté dans le Science in the Modern World de Whitehead est devenue un élément clé des réflexions de Frye sur la portée de la littérature et de la religion. 

Denham explore aussi le lien entre Frye et Martin Buber, dont la méditation I and Thou l’a beaucoup inspiré, et celui entre Frye et R.S. Crane, qui parle beaucoup d’Aristote dans son ouvrage The Languages of Criticism and the Structure of Poetry. Le chapitre 9 explore la relation entre Frye et son tuteur d’Oxford, Edmund Blunden, alors que le dernier chapitre porte sur Frye et M.H. Abrams, et notamment sur le projet critique de Frye compris à la lumière du cadre sur la théorie critique développé par Abrams dans The Mirror and the Lamp.

Ce livre est publié en anglais.

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Robert D. Denham is John P. Fishwick Professor of English Emeritus at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Before that he was Professor of English and Chair of the department at Emory & Henry College, and served as Director of English Programs and Director of the Association of Departments of English for the Modern Language Association in New York City.

 
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Controlling Knowledge

Athabasca University Press


Digital communications technology has immeasurably enhanced our capacity to store, retrieve, and exchange information. But who controls our access to information, and who decides what others have a right to know about us? In Controlling Knowledge, author Lorna Stefanick offers a thought-provoking and user-friendly overview of the regulatory regime that currently governs freedom of information and the protection of privacy.Aiming to clarify rather than mystify, Stefanick outlines the history and application of FOIP legislation, with special focus on how these laws affect the individual. To illustrate the impact of FOIP, she examines the notion of informed consent, looks at concerns about surveillance in the digital age, and explores the sometimes insidious influence of Facebook. Specialists in public policy and public administration, information technology, communications, law, criminal justice, sociology, and health care will find much here that bears directly on their work, while students and general readers will welcome the book's down-to-earth language and accessible style.

Intended to serve as a "citizen's guide," Controlling Knowledge is a vital resource for anyone seeking to understand how freedom of information and privacy protection are legally defined and how this legislation is shaping our individual rights as citizens of the information age.

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Lorna Stefanick is an associate professor in the Governance, Law, and Management program in the Centre for State and Legal Studies at Athabasca University.and in Calgary, the first of which resulted in the book Hiding the Audience: Arts and Arts Institutions on the Prairies. Kaye divides her time between a farmstead outside Lincoln, Nebraska, and a house in Calgary, so that she may always be close to the prairie land that drives her research.Face the North Wind (1975). This manuscript came to light after his passing in 1999.

 
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Literarische Ästhetik

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Das Studienbuch richtet sich an Anfänger auf dem Gebiet der Literaturtheorie. Es führt in die begriffliche Reflexion des Literaturbegriffs in seiner historischen Vielfalt wie systematischen Breite ein. Klar strukturiert wird das Wissen um Theoriemodelle und Reflexionshorizonte bereitgestellt, das notwendig ist, um sich selbständig ein Grundverständnis von „Literatur“ als kulturellem Phänomen anzueignen.

In 14 gut lesbaren Kapiteln werden die systematischen Aspekte der Ontologie, Semiotik, Semantik, Medialität, Kommunikation, des Wirklichkeitsbezuges, der subjektiven wie intersubjektiven Aneignung, der anthropologischen Fundierung, der Funktionalität, der Kontexte sowie der wissenschaftlichen Einbettung von Literatur dargelegt. Deren Kenntnis zählt zu den Kernkompetenzen im Studium der Literaturwissenschaften.

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Dr. Jan Urbich lehrt an der TU Braunschweig.

 
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Literarische Romantik

UTB / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht


Der Band informiert kompakt und auf der Basis der aktuellen Forschungslage über die verschiedenen literarischen Phasen der Romantik in allen Gattungen. Anhand der repräsentativen Vertreter und ihrer wichtigsten Texte stellt Gerhard Kaiser (Göttingen) das geistige und soziale Profil der Epoche fachlich fundiert im Überblick vor. Besondere Schwerpunkte liegen auf Tieck, Schlegel, Novalis, Bonaventura, Brentano, Eichendorff und Hoffmann. Zeittafel und Kurzbiographien ergänzen die Darstellung.

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Dr. Gerhard Kaiser lehrte an der Universität Göttingen.

 
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Die Bibel in der Weltliteratur

Mohr Siebeck


Wie hat die Bibel in der Weltliteratur gewirkt? Karin Schöpflin informiert über Inhalt, Form und Botschaft biblischer Schriften und zeigt an ausgewählten literarischen Werken, wie Dichter und Schriftsteller Erzählmuster, Themen, Gestalten und Motive aus dem Alten und Neuen Testament rezipierten.

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Prof. Dr. Karin Schöpflin ist Professorin für Biblische Theologie und ihre Didaktik an der Universität Göttingen.

 
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Geschichte der deutschen Literatur. Band 1

UTB / Böhlau Köln


Der erste Band der deutschen Literaturgeschichte gibt den Studierenden die Gelegenheit, sich in die Welt der Frühen Neuzeit einzulesen und die ersten Schritte der Literatur in die Moderne zu verfolgen.

Ausgehend von exemplarischen Textanalysen, die von Erasmus, Luther und Hans Sachs über Opitz bis zu Fleming, Gryphius, Lohenstein, Hofmannswaldau und Grimmelshausen führen, werden die sozial-, kultur- und ideengeschichtlichen Rahmenbedingungen des literarischen Lebens ausgeleuchtet, die Wandlungen im Verständnis von Literatur erschlossen und die unterschiedlichen Schreibweisen frühneuzeitlicher Autoren transparent gemacht.

Die Reihe der fünf Einführungen bildet einen kompetenten und zuverlässigen Leitfaden durch die Geschichte der deutschen Literatur vom 16. bis zum 20. Jahrhundert. Jeder Band stellt eine Großepoche vor und ist für sich allein verständlich.

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Prof. Dr. Gottfried Willems lehrte Neuere und Neueste deutsche Literatur an der Universität Jena. (Stand 12.05.2014)

 
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Modernisierungstendenzen in der Literatur in Vormärz und Realismus

Der vierte Band dieser auf fünf Bände angelegten deutschen Literaturgeschichte lädt dazu ein, sich in die Welt des 19. Jahrhunderts einzulesen und die Modernisierungstendenzen im Vormärz und Realismus nachzuvollziehen.

Das Spektrum der vorgestellten Autoren reicht von Karl Immermann über Karl Gutzkow und Heinrich Heine bis hin zu Georg Büchner und Gottfried Keller. Besonderes Augenmerk gilt dabei der Entwicklung der Idee einer deutschen Nationalliteratur.

Durch die Einbettung der Texte in ihren kultur- und ideengeschichtlichen Kontext und die schrittweise Analyse der Werke werden die Studierenden zu eigenständiger Lektüre angeregt und befähigt. 

Nach "Humanismus und Barock" (UTB 3653), "Aufklärung" (UTB 3654) und "Goethezeit" (UTB 3734) legt Gottfried Willems nun auch eine grundlegende und anregende Einführung in die deutsche Literatur des Vormärz und Realismus vor.

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Prof. Dr. Gottfried Willems lehrte Neuere und Neueste deutsche Literatur an der Universität Jena. (Stand 12.05.2014)

 
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