Subject Area: Literature

A COMPARISON OF THE WORKS OF ANTONINE MAILLET OF THE ACADIAN TRADITION OF NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA, AND LOUISE ERDRICH OF THE OJIBWE OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH THE POEMS OF LONGFELLOW
 Lyons, Rosemary
2002 0-7734-6971-0 120 pages


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AMERICAN MOVIES AND THEIR CULTURAL ANTECEDENTS IN LITERARY TEXT
 Davidson, Phebe
2001 0-7734-7342-4 156 pages
Six wide-ranging essays which track the evolving representation and understanding of stories and themes, an exercise in seeing where a particular idea, image, or sequence of events will lead. For example, Chapter One traces the evolution of the black/white masculine friendship pair from James Fenimore Cooper through Die Hard to The Green Mile. Chapter four discusses Thelma and Louise and Leaving Normal as complementary cultural texts which serve to extend gender definitions found in earlier American literature and which continue actively to engage men and women in American culture today. “There’s nothing ordinary about Davidson’s always interesting insights throughout these six essays. . . . An engrossing, original look at film, energetic and lively. As a cultural observer, Davidson is sensitive and conscientious, and she reveals the American myths that both imprison and liberate.” – Book Reader

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An Anthology of Eighteenth-Century Satire Grub Street
 Heaney, Peter
1995 0-7734-9026-4 244 pages
After an introductory essay on the history of Grub Street, there follows works on the subject by Ned Ward, Daniel Defoe, Tom Brown, Jonathan Swift, John Arbuthnot, Alexander Pope, Richard Savage, Leonard Welsted, Colley Cibber, and several anonymous writers. The volume includes both familiar works (Swift's A Modest Proposal. . . and Pope's The Dunciad [Book II]), as well as more obscure and hard-to-find works.

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Anglo-Saxon Poetry in Imitative Translation: The Harp and the Cross
 Morgan, Gwendolyn A.
2001 0-7734-7647-4 228 pages
Anglo-Saxon poetry has increasingly become the province of a few specialists sufficiently acquainted with the Old English language, poetics, and culture to read it in the original. Except for Beowulf and standard anthologized versions of the more famous works, most Anglo-Saxon verse remains unavailable to modern English readers. This volume offers a sampling of the Anglo-Saxon shorter poems in modern recreations which remain literally accurate as well as imitative in specific prosody. With its arrangement, introductory materials, and specific selections, it also provides the reader with a sense of the Anglo-Saxon world view. In many cases it provides the only modern English translation of these works.

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Anthropological and Literary Study of Two Australian Aboriginal Women’s Life Histories
 Westphalen, Linda
2012 0-7734-1593-9 480 pages
This book examines life history writing by Australian Aboriginal women in the context of ongoing negotiations about one's status and claims to country. It uses a methodological combination of literary analysis, history and anthropology to draw out the distinctive cultural heritages held in palimpsest within texts.

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Aportes Recientes a la Literatura y el Arte Españoles: Estudios de Crítica Narrativa / Recent Developments in Spanish Literature and Art: Studies in Narrative Criticism)
 Raventos-Pons, Esther
2012 0-7734-2643-4 288 pages
Examining modern interpretations of Spanish literature and art involves discussing the works from varying perspectives. The authors of these essays investigate the concept of narrative as portrayed by Spanish authors. Most of the essays discuss contemporary art, but others study art and literature from the Middle Ages up until the present day.

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Bestiary of Discontent/bestiario Dos Descontentos
 Carys, Evans-Corrales
1993 0-7734-9338-7 144 pages
This bilingual version of Murado's contemporary beast-fable features both English translation and the original Galician, a language of northwestern Spain currently enjoying a renaissance after centuries of political repression. This collection of riddles in the form of prose-poems presents traditional elements and innovations to the genre which combine to create a highly original portrayal of the nature of desire.

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Critical Edition of Penelope Aubin’s Translation of Mme. Gillot De Beaucour’s the Adventures of the Prince of Clermont, and Madam De Ravezan (1722)
 de Sola, Anne
2003 0-7734-6610-X 203 pages
Set in 17th-century France, this novel tells how love gets around obstacles to fulfill its objective in the celebration of marriage. The main story of Madam de Ravezan and her Prince is developed as an echo of the story of her parents, and a template for the story of her children. This novel is a perfect example of what constituted the taste of the reader in late 17th-century France and early 18th-century England. In terms of narrative techniques, it is also an illustration of the evolution of the genre toward modernity.

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Crypto- Judaism, Madness and the Female Quixote. Charlotte Lennox as Marrana in Mid-Eighteenth Century England
 Simms, Norman
2004 0-7734-6499-9 382 pages


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Elementi Mitico-Simbolici Di Madri Nei “dramas Rurales” Di Federico Garcia Lorca E Nei Miti Di Luigi Pirandello E Panorama Del Numinoso Materno Nella Letteratura Moderna E Contemporanea. / a Study of the Great Mother in Modern Mediterranean Literature
 Aramu, Paola
2009 0-7734-3896-3 360 pages
This work analyzes, in a significant corpus of narrative and theatrical works, the several and chief manifestations of the maternal figure referable to the Great Mother’s images, also by using important studies about Psychoanalysis, Sociology and History of the religions.

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Essays in Irish Literary Criticism: Themes of Gender, Sexuality, and Corporeality
 Quinn, Deirdre
2008 0-7734-4830-6 284 pages
The only collection of its kind to be produced with a single, cutting edge theme, and to gather recent and upcoming scholarship in the area of gender and sexuality. Literary analyses feature prominently in the collection but essays from the disciplines of English, Film and Media Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies help to widen the scope of the topic as well as provide genuinely interdisciplinary dialogue.

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Essays on Old, Middle, Modern English and Old Icelandic
 Gruber, Meredith Crellin
2000 0-7734-7858-2 544 pages
Twenty-two scholars examine ancient and modern classics, ranging from Beowulf and Paradise Lost to Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. Topics include Old English charms, Christian poetry, humour and riddles, Old Icelandic sagas, epic dragons, and women's roles.

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Family, Lineage and Kinship in the Cycle of Guillaume D'orange
 Koss, Ronald G.
1990 0-88946-692-0 228 pages
Examines chronologically nine major texts of the Guillaume cycle, the kinship relationships of the characters (men, women, brothers, and siblings), and the nature, consequences, motives, and functions of these relationships. Demonstrates that the Cycle of Guillaume is a true cycle and details how the bonds of kinship provide the structural framework of the cycle.

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Gender and Genealogy in Tasso's Gerusalemme Liberata
 Migiel, Marilyn
1993 0-7734-9392-1 204 pages
Using feminist, psychoanalytic, and deconstructionist approaches to Torquato Tasso's 1581 Gerusalemme Liberata (Jerusalem Delivered), this book argues that Tasso explored alternate modes of writing and reading by reflecting on the genealogical tales of his non-Christian women characters, Clorinda, Erminia, and Armida. They permit Tasso to explore what it might mean to ask an alternate series of questions about one's relation to the father. By examining the interpretive and ethical questions that rise from the problematic genealogies of Tasso's orphan daughters, we arrive at a better understanding of the relation between the poem's dominant ideology, on one hand, and the stories that it seeks to suspend and displace on the other.

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Glossary to Culhwch Ac Olwen
 Bromwich, Rachel
1992 0-7734-9455-3 98 pages
This work provides a full glossary for the most important and perhaps the earliest of the medieval Welsh tales: Culhwch ac Olwen.

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Historical Development of Surrealism and the Relationships Between Hemispheric Specializations of the Brain
 Quinn, Shelley
1992 0-7734-9738-2 224 pages
A new procedure for literary analysis of surrealist imagery, using various procedures: a summary of recent developments in hemispheric studies, discussion of the language and communicative properties of the two hemispheres of the brain, analysis of language modes and types of image - memory, dream, imagination, etc. - and examination of poems and poets that have been called surrealist.

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Hölderlin's Aeolic Odes: A Facing German to English Translation (hardcover)
 Neuman, Claude
2020 1-4955-0814-5 94 pages
Neuman's translation is presented, "In the hope of giving an idea of the music that is heard in the prosody chosen by Hölderlin...(pg 22).
Of Hölderlin's poetic form, Neuman remarks: "They are built upon precise syllabic and rhythmic schemes, inspired by poetic forms used by the ancient Greeks and later by the Romans, which e=were adapted and introdued in German poetry by Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock half a century earlier." (pg.15)

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Hölderlin's Elegies: A Facing German to English Translation
 Neuman, Claude
2022 1-4955-0967-2 92 pages
From the author's Presentation(pgs. 9-10):
"During the decade of intense creativity in which he also gave us his Odes and Hymns, Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) wrote his Elegies between 1797 and 1801, and revised them between 1801 and 1807.

"They are composed, like the elegies of ancient Greece, in elegiac couplets, pairs of lines where an hexameter is followed by a pentameter (six feet, then five).

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Images of Masculinity in Fantasy Fiction
 Fendler, Susanne
2003 0-7734-6754-8 296 pages
Since the challenge of feminism to the predominant patriarchal outlook on the world, modern man feels displaced, and a plaintive note has entered the discourse on gender. The problem is not only discussed on an academic level but has become part of popular culture. Role models for men have become as varied as they have been for women since the emergence of feminism. These essays deal with the combined topic of male gender roles and the fantasy genre which allows a particularly wide scope for the investigation of roles.

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La Narrativa PolifÓnica De Almudena Grandes Y LucÍa Extebarria: TransgresiÓn, Subjetividad E Industria Cultural En La EspaÑa DemocratÍca
 Torres, Elena García
2008 0-7734-4832-2 292 pages
The study examines the works and literary careers of two of Spain's most commercially successful contemporary female authors: Almudena Grandes (Madrid, 1960-) and Lucía Etxebarria (Valencia, 1966-). The work analyzes issues pertaining to Spanish women writers over the last two decades and how the values inscribed in the authors' literary universes highlight the ambiguous fragility of constructions of identity and gender. In Spanish.

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Male's Midlife Rite of Passage
 Will, Frederic
2006 0-7734-5773-9 432 pages
Dramatizes the well-known rite of passage in anthropology, while addressing this famous male transition as it occurs in three midlife western intellectuals.

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Male-Female Relations in the Literary Maghreb: Poetics and Politics of Violence and Liberation in Francophone North African Literature by Tahar Ben Jelloun
 Nangia, Shonu
2011 0-7734-1488-6 204 pages
This book is a study of male-female relations in two acclaimed novels by contemporary Maghrebi Francophone author and French intellectual, Tahar Ben Jelloun. The problematic of male-female relations in the Maghreb, especially as represented by Tahar Ben Jelloun--with its extensive and overarching implications and possibilities within and beyond the realm of literary enquiry--has not received due scholarly and critical attention up until now. This study responds to the need for a holistic understanding of these male-female relations.



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Monstrous Women in Middle English Romance: Representations of Mysterious Female Power
 Urban, Misty
2010 0-7734-3776-2 300 pages
This study treats the appearance of the monstrous woman in Middle English romance narratives as a self-conscious literary trope that reflects on, and often criticizes, the grounds of philosophical, cultural, and narrative discourse that place women both inside and outside medieval culture, constructing them as Other by biological and social difference yet relying on them for the reproduction and healthy maintenance of the male-governed social order.
Building on current monster theory and adding to research on medieval women in literature, this study reclaims the Middle English romance as a sophisticated literary strategy that, in its narrative reflexivity—and its use of a fictionalized thirdspace—reveals how medieval rhetoric essentially makes women into monsters.

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National and Female Identity in Canadian Literature, 1965-1980: The Fiction of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel
 Gault, Cinda
2012 0-7734-2622-1 332 pages
This book accounts for the varying popularity of Margaret Laurence, Margaret Atwood, and Marian Engel according to their treatments of Canadian and female identities during the 1906's and 70's. She demonstrates how their portrayals of female and national characters were understood at the time according to identity issues championed by the Canadian national and second-wave women's movements. As these movements created particular expectations of gender and nationality, critics responded with a commitment to romance rather than realism in their reading practices. Consideration of these novels through historical lens allows her to show how, as political conditions changed, so, too, did understandings of gendered and national identity in the same texts.

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Power and Masculine Anxiety in Late Eighteenth-Century British Narratives: How British Men Reconstructed Their Roles
 Reed, Brian D.
2014 0-7734-4353-3 144 pages
A new scholarly contribution to eighteenth century British literature and studies reflecting changing gender roles through examination of the behavior of male characters and their social evolution in British Society before and during the Age of Reason.

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Professional Men and Domesticity in the Mid-Victorian Novel
 Fasick, Laura
2003 0-7734-6716-5 216 pages
Examines the ethos of intellectual work for men in a set of novels strongly influenced by Thomas Carlyle, the Victorian Age’s prime proponent of work. It questions the longstanding tradition of regarding the 19th century as a time when a stern work ethic flourished in successful opposition to gentler, female-identified values of domesticity and nurture. This book argues that an over-emphasis on domesticity as the source of virtue and happiness led to a devaluation of the satisfactions to be found in intellectual and vocational arenas separate from domestic life.

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Relations Between the Sexes in the Plays of George Bernard Shaw
 Pagliaro, Harold
2004 0-7734-6365-8 231 pages
Examines the many heterosexual configurations in the plays and to demonstrate by the accumulation of evidence that the actions of Shaw’s chief characters are typically the result of their sexual concerns, often coupled with issues of principle. This book is a must for all Shaw specialists and will be of great interest to teachers and students of English and Continental drama and literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.

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Seven American Authors-Agee, Berry, Dillard, Lopez, Marshall, Oliver, Snyder: Essays by Fred Metting
 Metting, Fred
2022 1-4955-0997-4 100 pages
These essays about ("appreciations of") seven American authors are inspired by many decades of teaching American literature. They "touch upon many of the voices I found most interesting as I discovered so much fun, rich, exciting American culture." -Fred Metting

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The Beheading Game, It's Sources and Transmissions: From Early Irish Literature to Authurian Romance
 Carneiro, Carlos
2022 1-4955-1010-7 360 pages
This is an oversized (8 x 10), softcover book. "There has not been a recent full-scale scholarly work concerned with the transmission of the beheading-game motif from Irish to Arthurian traditions.... [The present work] is focused on three main points of research: (1) The comparison of the several beheading-game narratives in order to assert their points of connection along with their differences; (2) The analysis of the possibility that Wales functioned as the intermediary between Irish tradition and the English and Continental milieus; (3) The tracing of subsequent channels of transmission of Irish motifs from the possible intermediary to England and the Continent." -from the author's Introduction

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The Celtic Head Cult in Arthurian Literature
 Carneiro, Carlos
2022 1-4955-1011-5 348 pages
This is an oversized (8x10), softcover book. The author: "The development of the churlish headless challenger and his variations does ...seem indeed to be a process about which we have quite clear indications due to the literary evidences. Headless figures which retain their conscience post-decapitation are not exclusive to the beheading-game narratives or other medieval narratives involving some form of decapitation, however. Even in hagiographic tradition we have a similar figure in the form of the cephalophore, a headless saint, and to this day there are creatures sound in Irish folk traditions such as the Dullahan: a headless horseman sharing many characteristics with the churlish challengers we have focused on."

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THE SUBVERSION OF CLASS AND GENDER ROLES IN THE NOVELS OF LINDSEY COLLEN (1948- ), MAURITIAN SOCIAL ACTIVIST AND WRITER
 Hand, Felicity
2010 0-7734-1428-2 232 pages
This book is the first full-length study of the literary output of South African-born, Mauritian-based novelist, Lindsey Collen. This study tackles these aspects of her writing from a cultural studies standpoint, encompassing both a socio-anthropological reading that identifies the creative energies that forge new connections and a literary analysis of the metaficitional potential of her novels as vehicles for the reassessment of social, cultural and historical conventions.

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Tragedies of G.-B. Giraldi Cinthio the Transformation of Narrative Source Into Stage Play
 Morrison, Mary
1997 0-7734-8636-4 412 pages
This study examines the creative processes by which Giraldi transforms his narrative source, usually a novella from his own Hecatommithi, into a five act drama, conforming, more or less, to the conventions of 'regular' classical tragedy. Giraldi, devising these entertainments for the court of his patron, Ercole II, Duke of Ferrara, begins each play by designing an appropriate stage set of the Serlian type (the perspective of a city), to be built and painted by professional artists under his direction; he than adds to the plot new personages, drawn from court life or reflecting topical problems, and places these in situations of tension, with moments of surprise and occasional outbursts of violence. This study demonstrates these points by giving a summary of the relevant novella, followed by a scene by scene synopsis of the play. The detailed synopses will allow all students of drama to appreciate the nature of Giraldi's court entertainments by drawing attention to the non-literary aspects of his dramaturgy, to décor, movement and spectacle. With illustrations.

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Transformation of Political Identity From Commonwealth Through Postcolonial Literature
 Tayeb, Lamia
2006 0-7734-5700-3 340 pages
This book is a study of the current debates about identitarian thought in relation to contexts of postcolonial resistance and reconstruction. How is identity theorized, constructed and claimed in the context of postcolonial political and cultural struggles against imperial hegemony? How is our understanding of identity inflected by the strengthening alliance between postcolonial theory, on the one hand, and the postmodern pull towards ‘de-hegemonization’ on the other? This study assesses different postcolonial ‘relocations’ in cultural and political discourse and highlights the political uncertainties and theoretical fractures that the persistent appeal to Western frameworks of knowledge engenders. This book aligns three white settler nations, namely, Canada, Australia and South Africa, from a socio-political and cultural point of view. It proposes a study of their twin positions as distinctive avatars of postcolonial experience and as illustrative models of a general postcolonial condition. Furthermore, it raises issues of identity and identity politics on the level of literary discourse as well as in terms of national context. The novels of Canadian Michael Ondaatje, Australian David Malouf, and South African Nadine Gordimer present rich thematic parallels; they engage with particular white settler national issues as well as more general postcolonial questions.

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Transvestite Narratives in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Hispanic Authors: Using the Voice of the Opposite Gender
 Gilmour, Nicola M.
2008 0-7734-5083-1 360 pages
This study offers new insights into the works of canonical nineteenth-century authors, Emilia Pardo Bazán and Benito Pérez Galdós, and into those of the twentieth-century writers, Cristina Peri Rossi and Antonio Gala. The work questions the view that these transvestite narratives subvert traditional images of gender and the act of literary creation.

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Walsh Colville: Or A Young Man’s First Entrance Into Life a Novella by Anna Maria Porter
 Owen, David
2015 1-4955-0382-8 224 pages
This critical edition coincides with the broader critical movement towards promoting a better understanding of the development of British literary fiction through women’s writing, an understanding that breaks free of the old story of ‘canonical writers and grand texts’. It contains an introductory study (biographical, wider historical and literary contexts), a short re-assessment of Porter’s writing and a more fully engaged re-assessment of the literary value of Walsh Colville.

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