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Literature: Comparative Literature (11)

Prismatic Jane Eyre: Close-Reading a World Novel Across Languages - cover image
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Prismatic Jane Eyre: Close-Reading a World Novel Across Languages

  • Matthew Reynolds
  • Andrés Claro
  • Annmarie Drury
  • Mary Frank
  • Paola Gaudio
  • Rebecca Ruth Gould
  • Jernej Habjan
  • Yunte Huang
  • Eugenia Kelbert
  • Ulrich Timme Kragh
  • Abhishek Jain
  • Ida Klitgård
  • Léa Rychen
  • Madli Kütt
  • Ana Teresa Marques dos Santos
  • Cláudia Pazos-Alonso
  • Eleni Philippou
  • Yousif M. Qasmiyeh
  • Céline Sabiron
  • Kayvan Tahmasebian
  • Giovanni Pietro Vitali
Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Brontë and first published in 1847, has been translated more than five hundred times into over sixty languages. Prismatic Jane Eyre argues that we should see these many re-writings, not as simple replications of the novel, but as a release of its multiple interpretative possibilities: in other words, as a prism.
The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures - cover image
  • History
  • History: International Relations
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

The Form of Ideology and the Ideology of Form: Cold War, Decolonization and Third World Print Cultures

  • Francesca Orsini
  • Neelam Srivastava
  • Laetitia Zecchini
This timely volume focuses on the period of decolonization and the Cold War as the backdrop to the emergence of new and diverse literary aesthetics that accompanied anti-imperialist commitments and Afro-Asian solidarity. Competing internationalist frameworks produced a flurry of writings that made Asian, African and other world literatures visible to each other for the first time. The book’s essays examine a host of print culture formats (magazines, newspapers, manifestos, conference proceedings, ephemera, etc.) and modes of cultural mediation and transnational exchange that enabled the construction of a variously inflected Third-World culture which played a determining role throughout the Cold War.
Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Romanticism and Time: Literary Temporalities

  • Sophie Laniel-Musitelli
  • Céline Sabiron
‘Eternity is in love with the productions of time’. This original edited volume takes William Blake’s aphorism as a basis to explore how British Romantic literature creates its own sense of time. It considers Romantic poetry as embedded in and reflecting on the march of time, regarding it not merely as a reaction to the course of events between the late-eighteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries, but also as a form of creative engagement with history in the making.
What is Authorial Philology? - cover image
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

What is Authorial Philology?

  • Paola Italia
  • Giulia Raboni
A stark departure from traditional philology, What is Authorial Philology? is the first comprehensive treatment of authorial philology as a discipline in its own right. It provides readers with an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of editing ‘authorial texts’ alongside an exploration of authorial philology in its cultural and conceptual architecture.
Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History - cover image
  • European Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History

  • Karl S. Guthke
In this fascinating collection of essays Harvard Emeritus Professor Karl S. Guthke examines the ways in which, for European scholars and writers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, world-wide geographical exploration led to an exploration of the self.
Love and its Critics: From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton’s Eden - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Love and its Critics: From the Song of Songs to Shakespeare and Milton’s Eden

  • Michael Bryson
  • Arpi Movsesian
This book is a history of love and the challenge love offers to the laws and customs of its times and places, as told through poetry from the Song of Songs to John Milton’s Paradise Lost. It is also an account of the critical reception afforded to such literature, and the ways in which criticism has attempted to stifle this challenge.
Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict - cover image
  • American and Latin American Studies
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: English and Irish Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Literature Against Criticism: University English and Contemporary Fiction in Conflict

  • Martin Paul Eve
This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and researchers in English departments waiver between dismissing and harnessing voices outside the academy. Meanwhile, the role that the university plays in contemporary literary fiction is becoming increasingly complex and metafictional, moving far beyond the ‘campus novel’ of the mid-twentieth century.
The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre - cover image
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

The Classic Short Story, 1870-1925: Theory of a Genre

  • Florence Goyet
  • Yvonne Freccero
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries the short story – sometimes seen as the ultimate test of an author’s creativity – was at its most popular. This book is the only study to focus exclusively on this classic period across French, English, Italian, Russian and Japanese writing. Goyet shows that authors managed to create brilliant short stories using the very simple ‘tools of brevity’ of that period. Demonstrating that, despite the apparent intention of these stories to question bourgeois ideals, they mostly affirmed the prejudices of the readers, this book forces us to rethink our preconceptions about this ‘forgotten’ genre.
Letters of Blood and Other Works in English - cover image
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature
  • Other languages

Letters of Blood and Other Works in English

  • Göran Printz-Påhlson
  • Robert Archambeau
This collection brings together for the first time select works in English by the major Swedish modernist poet and critic Göran Printz-Påhlson. It was Printz-Påhlson who introduced poetic modernism to Scandinavia, and his essays and poems delve deeply into English, American and continental modernist traditions. In addition to Letters of Blood, the collection also includes The Words of the Tribe, Printz-Påhlson’s major statement on modern poetics, as well as essays on style, irony, realism, and the relationship between historical drama and historical fiction. Printz-Påhlson’s poetry in English continues to explore these themes by different, often surprisingly innovative, means.
The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines - cover image
  • Anthropology, Archaeology and Religion
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature
  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Women and Gender Studies

The Sword of Judith: Judith Studies Across the Disciplines

  • Kevin R. Brine
  • Elena Ciletti
  • Henrike Lähnemann
The Book of Judith has fascinated artists and authors for centuries, and is becoming a major field of research in its own right. This book is the first multidisciplinary collection to discuss representations of Judith through the centuries. Bringing together scholars from around the world, it transforms our understanding of Judith’s enduring story across a wide range of disciplines. The book includes sections on Judith in Christian, Jewish and secular textual traditions, and representations of Judith in art, music and theatre. It also includes new archival source studies, and translations of unpublished manuscripts and texts previously unavailable in English.
Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918 - cover image
  • European Studies
  • European Studies: German Studies
  • Literature
  • Literature: Comparative Literature

Telling Tales: The Impact of Germany on English Children’s Books 1780-1918

  • David Blamires
Germany has had a profound influence on English stories for children. While some works, such as the Grimm fairytales, quickly became classics, as this book demonstrates, many other, lesser-known works have been fundamental in the development of English children’s stories during the 19th century and beyond. In the first comprehensive study of the impact of Germany on English children’s books, David Blamires explores a wealth of translated and adapted material from 1780 to the First World War.