Download Transcultural Anglophone Studies PDF by Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018-06 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transcultural Anglophone Studies (TAS) engages with the cultural production of speakers of World English in any part of the former British Empire, and the migrational diasporas resulting thereof. Anglophone texts - in print or other media - have had a tremendous impact despite their relatively `belated' entry to the cultural field. Since TAS forms a vast, heteronomous research area, this Introduction is a first guide for students and researchers. In providing analytical tools for engaging with these exceptional texts, it situates them in the larger context of globalization and neocolonialism.
Download Transcultural English Studies PDF by Frank Schulze-Engler Full Free and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009 with total page 469 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is most strikingly new about the transcultural is its sudden ubiquity. Following in the wake of previous concepts in cultural and literary studies such as creolization, hybridity, and syncretism, and signalling a family relationship to terms such as transnationality, translocality, and transmigration, 'transcultural' terminology has unobtrusively but powerfully edged its way into contemporary theoretical and critical discourse. The four sections of this volume denote major areas where 'transcultural' questions and problematics have come to the fore: theories of culture and literature that have sought to account for the complexity of culture in a world increasingly characterized by globalization, transnationalization, and interdependence; realities of individual and collective life-worlds shaped by the ubiquity of phenomena and experiences relating to transnational connections and the blurring of cultural boundaries; fictions in literature and other media that explore these realities, negotiate the fuzzy edges of 'ethnic' or 'national' cultures, and participate in the creation of transnational public spheres as well as transcultural imaginations and memories; and, finally, pedagogy and didactics, where earlier models of teaching 'other' cultures are faced with the challenge of coming to terms with cultural complexity both in what is being taught and in the people it is taught to, and where 'target cultures' have become elusive. The idea of 'locating' culture and literature exclusively in the context of ethnicities or nations is rapidly losing plausibility throughout an 'English-speaking world' that has long since been multi- rather than monolingual. Exploring the prospects and contours of 'Transcultural English Studies' thus reflects a set of common challenges and predicaments that in recent years have increasingly moved centre stage not only in the New Literatures in English, but also in British and American studies.
Download Contested Communities PDF by Full Free and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2017-11-01 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contested Communities explores the concept of community in postcolonial and diaspora contexts from an interdisciplinary (linguistics, literature, cultural studies) perspective.
Download Peripheral Centres, Central Peripheries PDF by Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2006 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Prominent scholars in literary and cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, linguistics, media studies, theater production, and translation challenge the center-periphery dichotomy used as a paradigm for relations between colonizers and their erstwhile subjects in this collection of critical interventions. Focussing on India and its diaspora(s) in western industrialized nations and former British colonies, this volume engages with topics of centrality and/or peripherality, particularly in the context of Anglophone Indian writing, the Indian languages, Indian film as art and popular culture, cross-cultural Shakespeare, diasporic pedagogy, and transcultural identity. Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn is professor of new English-speaking cultures at the University of Saarland, (Germany).
Author : Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date : 2008
ISBN 10 : 9783825811341
Pages : 312 pages
Rating : 4.8/5 (825 users)
Download Jouer Selon Les Regles Du Jeu - Playing by the Rules of the Game - Spielen Nach Den Spielregeln PDF by Martina Ghosh-Schellhorn Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2008 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Games form an integral part of life and the rules that determine how they are to be played provide us with rich insights into the specific nature of cultures. Comprising theoretical, philosophical, and legal discussions, the contexts of game playing are comprehensively examined in essays which range widely through time and space. In focussing on the topic of game playing this volume of essays - which stems from a Transcultura symposium on the transcultural key-concept of "the rules of the game" - engages in a fresh way with the field of sports as a unique and yet shared cultural phenomenon.
Download Reading Coetzee's Women PDF by Sue Kossew Full Free and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-07-24 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to focus entirely on the under-researched but crucial topic of women in the work of J. M. Coetzee, generally regarded as one of the world’s most significant living writers. The fourteen essays in this collection raise the central issue of how Coetzee’s texts address the ‘woman question’. There is a focus on Coetzee’s representation of women, engagement with women writers and the ethics of what has been termed his ‘ventriloquism’ of women’s voices in his fiction and autobiographical writings, right up to his most recent novel, The Schooldays of Jesus. As such, this collection makes important links between the disciplines of literary and gender studies. It includes essays by well-known Coetzee scholars as well as by emerging scholars from around the world, providing fascinating and timely global insights into how his works are read from differing cultural and scholarly perspectives.
Author : Javier GARCÍA RUANO
Publisher : Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca
Release Date : 2011
ISBN 10 : 9788478001576
Pages : 268 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (478 users)
Download Current trends in anglophone studies: cultural,linguistic and literary research: PDF by Javier GARCÍA RUANO Full Free and published by Ediciones Universidad de Salamanca. This book was released on 2011 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: La publicación de este volumen representa un caso relativamente insólito. Un pequeño grupo de jóvenes investigadores de menos de treinta años convence a un grupo mucho más numeroso de la misma edad para celebrar en Salamanca la First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies. El resultado es deslumbrante. No solo demuestran una gran capacidad organizativa, sino que los resultados individuales de las aportaciones científicas son sobresalientes. Este volumen, Current Trends in Anglophone Studies, recoge una selección revisada de las propuestas presentadas en el Encuentro y gira en torno a una estructuración tripartita clásica: estudios culturales, lingüísticos y literarios. En ella caben todos aquellos que se mueven en el campo de los estudios anglófonos. Cada uno de estos campos podría haber sido suficiente para celebrar un congreso, pero parece razonable que en este tipo de encuentros tengan cabida todos. De ese modo, este volumen se convierte en un ejemplo de aproximación interdisciplinar a los estudios anglófonos. Desde un punto de vista cuantitativo, los estudios culturales ocupan sin duda un espacio menor. Sin embargo, sobresale la variedad de temas tratados, así como la internacionalización de los autores, dentro de este apartado. Estudiantes españoles e italianos acometen estudios relacionados con la música, la pintura, el cine, la traducción, la marginalidad social o el impacto de las nuevas tecnologías en la producción artística. Si no pareciera demasiado atrevido, podría decirse que estos jóvenes estudiosos irían más allá de lo que un día ya lejano pudieron imaginar Richard Hoggard o Raymond Williams. Los estudios aquí presentados reflejan, sin duda, la evolución que la propia sociedad ha experimentado en estos últimos cincuenta años y exploran la relación entre las prácticas culturales, la vida diaria, y los contextos económicos, políticos e históricos. No es de extrañar que una gran parte de las contribuciones presentadas en este volumen se centren en el estudio de la lengua, ya que la demanda del inglés se ha incrementado de forma considerable en los últimos años. Sobresalen los análisis puramente filológicos y sobre todo los relacionados con el aprendizaje del inglés como segunda lengua. Por eso, destacan estudios que contemplan rasgos morfológicos, léxicos o sintácticos. Sin embargo, el mayor número de participaciones hace referencia al ya citado aprendizaje del inglés como L2, tanto desde el análisis de materiales, como desde la práctica oral o escrita. Las contribuciones literarias ofrecen una evaluación teórica, formal e interpretativa de distintas tendencias desde perspectivas tanto interdisciplinares como interculturales. Cronológicamente los estudios abarcan textos desde el siglo XVIII hasta nuestros días, con un acento especial en los autores más contemporáneos y en el género narrativo. En general estos estudios se fijan en textos concretos y los analizan desde perspectivas culturales, sociológicas o psicológicas. Pero abundan menos las aproximaciones desde la teoría literaria, desde la técnica narrativa o, como tal vez cabría esperar al tratarse de estudiantes tan jóvenes, desde la aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías. Por el contrario, se repiten temas como los traumas heredados de la Guerra de Vietnam, las cicatrices del 11 de septiembre o los problemas de género.
Download Blackness and Sexualities PDF by Michelle M. Wright Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2007 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How queer is Black studies, how racialized is queer studies? In the West, racial fantasies are often sexualized, just as sexual fantasies often rely on notions of a racial Other. Bringing together the latest work by some of the foremost scholars in a variety of disciplines, Blackness and Sexualities offers analyses and critiques that span three continents and looks at topics such as: the secret marketing of black female pornography to white American men; the eroticization of colonial legacies in contemporary German media; the exoticization of African women in previously unpublished photos and diaries by America's first best-selling black novelist; the ways in which film captures how drag queens can claim agency and cooperate with all kinds of sexual communities across racial lines-or fail to do so with terrible consequences.
Download Games of Empires PDF by Karen Aydin Full Free and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2018 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Brettspiele gehören zu den ältesten kulturellen Praktiken. Sie nehmen mit ihrer spezifischen Form unter den Spielen eine besondere Rolle ein. Zugleich gehört das "Anderssein" im Unterschied zum gewöhnlichen Leben auch zu ihren Grundmerkmalen. In Brettspielen werden Realitäten abgebildet, aber auch neu konstruiert. Sechzehn Beiträge untersuchen, wie sich imperiale Herrschaftsformen unterschiedlicher Epochen auf die Spielkulturen auswirken, wie weit Brettspiele die Mentalität einer Gesellschaft befestigen und welche Reflexionen die Literatur zu ihrer gesellschaftlichen Bedeutung bietet.
Author : Aroosa Kanwal
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2018-09-10
ISBN 10 : 9781351719858
Pages : 400 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (351 users)
Download Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing PDF by Aroosa Kanwal Full Free and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-09-10 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing forms a theoretical, comprehensive, and critically astute overview of the history and future of Pakistani literature in English. Dealing with key issues for global society today, from terrorism, religious extremism, fundamentalism, corruption, and intolerance, to matters of love, hate, loss, belongingness, and identity conflicts, this Companion brings together over thirty essays by leading and emerging scholars, and presents: the transformations and continuities in Pakistani anglophone writing since its inauguration in 1947 to today; contestations and controversies that have not only informed creative writing but also subverted certain stereotypes in favour of a dynamic representation of Pakistani Muslim experiences; a case for a Pakistani canon through a critical perspective on how different writers and their works have, at different times, both consciously and unconsciously, helped to realise and extend a uniquely Pakistani idiom. Providing a comprehensive yet manageable introduction to cross-cultural relations and to historical, regional, local, and global contexts that are essential to reading Pakistani anglophone literature, The Routledge Companion to Pakistani Anglophone Writing is key reading for researchers and academics in Pakistani anglophone literature, history, and culture. It is also relevant to other disciplines such as terror studies, post-9/11 literature, gender studies, postcolonial studies, feminist studies, human rights, diaspora studies, space and mobility studies, religion, and contemporary South Asian literatures and cultures.
Download Fake Identity? PDF by Caroline Rosenthal Full Free and published by Campus Verlag. This book was released on 2014-05-15 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In North America, imposture narratives of all kinds from ethnic impersonation to confidence games abound because the socio-cultural history and national mythologies of the US and Canada are an especially fertile ground for the invention of identities, whether fake or "real." When discovered, imposture incites fascination and scandal--yet it also showcases how identities are made. Fake identities thus are a negative lens through which the performance of selves become obvious. The essays in this book examine both real and fictional imposture with a special interest in identity performance and in the cultural value attributed to authenticity in Western culture. The North American impostor narrative helps contextualise and historicize how selves are made, from the narrator of colonial travelogues to postmodernist author/narrator voices, from the urban con game to trickster shamanism."
Download The Transnational in Literary Studies PDF by Kai Wiegandt Full Free and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-07-06 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume clarifies the meanings and applications of the concept of the transnational and identifies areas in which the concept can be particularly useful. The division of the volume into three parts reflects areas which seem particularly amenable to analysis through a transnational lens. The chapters in Part 1 present case studies in which the concept replaces or complements traditionally dominant concepts in literary studies. These chapters demonstrate, for example, why some dramatic texts and performances can better be described as transnational than as postcolonial, and how the transnational underlies and complements concepts such as world literature. Part 2 assesses the advantages and limitations of writing literary history with a transnational focus. These chapters illustrate how such a perspective loosens the epistemic stranglehold of national historiographies, but they also argue that the transnational and national agendas of literary historiography are frequently entangled. The chapters in Part 3 identify transnational genres such as the transnational historical novel, transnational migrant fiction and translinguistic theatre, and analyse the specific poetics and politics of these genres.
Download Translation as Growth PDF by Udaya Narayana Singh Full Free and published by Pearson Education India. This book was released on 2010 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download The Appropriation of Media in Everyday Life PDF by Ruth Ayaß Full Free and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2012-09-11 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contributes to the burgeoning field of interactional linguistic media studies. It focuses on how people appropriate media in their daily lives. Thus here it is not the talk in the medium itself, but naturally occurring interactions in different media reception situations that are analysed. The idea that media function like a hypodermic needle injecting messages into the masses has long been questioned. Still, the actual moment when people use media in their daily lives has largely been ignored in media studies. This book analyses the minutiae of the moment when people actively appropriate media for their own purposes in different fashions. The reception communities analysed include families watching television, girls gossiping about a talent show, teenagers playing video games, a team of fire-men implementing a new medium in their workplace, radio listeners ́ phone ins and others. The languages studied comprise English, German, French, Swedish and Finnish.
Download Through a Classical Eye PDF by Andrew Galloway Full Free and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains first-rate essays that demonstrate a range of strategies for undertaking transcultural and transhistorical studies of the late medieval period, and examines medieval literature and culture where English, Italian, and Latin materials overlap.
Author : Laura Wright
Publisher : Modern Language Association
Release Date : 2014-04-04
ISBN 10 : 9781603291774
Pages : 227 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (63 users)
Download Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works PDF by Laura Wright Full Free and published by Modern Language Association. This book was released on 2014-04-04 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novels of the South African writer J. M. Coetzee won him global recognition and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2003. His work offers substantial pedagogical richness and challenges. Coetzee treats such themes as race, aging, gender, animal rights, power, violence, colonial history and accountability, the silent or silenced other, sympathy, and forgiveness in an allusive and detached prose that avoids obvious answers or easy ethical reassurance. Part 1 of this volume, "Materials," identifies secondary materials, including multimedia and Internet resources, that will help instructors guide their students through the contextual and formal complexities of Coetzee's fiction. In part 2, "Approaches," essays discuss how to teach works that are sometimes suspicious of teachers and teaching. The essays aim to help instructors negotiate Coetzee's ironies and allegories in his treatment of human relationships in a changing South Africa and of the shifting connections between human beings and the biosphere.
Author : Albrecht Classen
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release Date : 2019-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9783110623703
Pages : 764 pages
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Download Pleasure and Leisure in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age PDF by Albrecht Classen Full Free and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2019-08-05 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jan Huizinga and Roger Caillois have already taught us to realize how important games and play have been for pre-modern civilization. Recent research has begun to acknowledge the fundamental importance of these aspects in cultural, religious, philosophical, and literary terms. This volume expands on the traditional approach still very much focused on the materiality of game (toys, cards, dice, falcons, dolls, etc.) and acknowledges that game constituted also a form of coming to terms with human existence in an unstable and volatile world determined by universal randomness and fortune. Whether considering blessings or horse fighting, falconry or card games, playing with dice or dolls, we can gain a much deeper understanding of medieval and early modern society when we consider how people pursued pleasure and how they structured their leisure time. The contributions examine a wide gamut of approaches to pleasure, considering health issues, eroticism, tournaments, playing music, reading and listening, drinking alcohol, gambling and throwing dice. This large issue was also relevant, of course, in non-Christian societies, and constitutes a critical concern both for the past and the present because we are all homines ludentes.