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  • Canadas : kanaki
    PS 8251 C334 1994
    This anthology redraws Canada as a complex terraincognita of desire and dismay. "Eco-feminism, censorship, and the 'queerness' of the True North. Richly eclectic in tone and material, unrelentingly controversial, and very difficult to ignore. It is likely the most novel take on our state of affairs in quite some time." -- Michael Freeman, Venue magazine, Toronto.

  • Experimental IR Meets Multilinguality, Multimodality, and Interaction : 8th International Conference of the CLEF Association, CLEF 2017, Dublin, Ireland, September 11-14, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Gareth J.F. Jones, Séamus Lawless, Julio Gonzalo, Liadh Kelly, Lorraine Goeuriot, Thomas Mandl, Linda Cappellato, Nicola Ferro

  • Farm Hall and the German atomic project of World War II a dramatic history / David C. Cassidy

  • Epistolarity and world literature, 1980-2010 Rachel Bower

  • Performance for resilience : engaging youth on energy and climate through music, movement, and theatre / Beth Osnes

  • Postcolonial modernism and the picaresque novel literatures of precarity / Jens Elze

  • The Shakespeare user : critical and creative appropriations in a networked culture / edited by Valerie M. Fazel and Louise Geddes

  • Theatre, social media, and meaning making / Bree Hadley
    PN 1590 S65 H33 2017eb

  • Media, diaspora and conflict Ola Ogunyemi, editor
    P 96 W62 M43 2017eb

  • Irish poets and modern Greece Heaney, Mahon, Cavafy, Seferis / Joanna Kruczkowska

  • ENGLISH PARADIGM IN INDIA essays in language, literature and culture

  • Inter views in performance philosophy : crossings and conversations / Anna Street, Julien Alliot, Magnolia Pauker, editors

  • Formations of masculinity in post-communist Hungarian cinema : labyrinthian men / György Kalmár

  • Documentary and disability / Catalin Brylla, Helen Hughes, editors
    PN 1995.9 D6 D63 2017eb

  • Migrant writers and urban space in Italy proximities and affect in literature and film / Graziella Parati
    PN 495 P37 2017eb

  • The hermeneutics of hell visions and representations of the devil in world literature / edited by Gregor Thuswaldner and Daniel Russ, editors
    PN 57 D4 H47 2017eb

  • American horror fiction and class from Poe to Twilight / David Simmons
    PS 374 H67 S56 2017eb

  • The diaspora writes home subcontinental narratives / Jasbir Jain
    PR 9485.45 D53 2017eb

  • Modernity and autobiography in nineteenth-century America literary representations of communication and transportation technologies / James E. Dobson

  • Nineteenth-century verse and technology machines of meter / Jason David Hall

  • A social biography of contemporary innovative poetry communities the gift, the wager, and poethics / Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
    PN 1042 B87 2017eb

  • The history of British women's writing, 1945-1975. edited by Clare Hanson and Susan Watkins
    PR 111 H57 2017eb

  • International Adoption in North American Literature and Culture Transnational, Transracial and Transcultural Narratives

  • Gender and place in Chicana/o literature : critical regionalism and the Mexican American Southwest / Melina V. Vizcaíno-Alemán
    PS 153 M4 V59 2017eb

  • BLACK MASCULINITY ON FILM native sons and white lies

  • Ted Hughes : environmentalist and ecopoet / Yvonne Reddick

  • Greece in early English travel writing, 1596-1682 Efterpi Mitsi

  • Language policy and political issues in education / Teresa L. McCarty, Stephen May, editors
    P 40.8 L37 2017eb

  • Internal perception : the role of bodily information in concepts and word mastery / Sara Dellantonio, Luigi Pastore
    P 123 D45 2017eb

  • Animals in the Writings of C. S. Lewis
    PR 6023 E926 Z5 2017eb

  • Science fiction and the moral imagination : visions, minds, ethics / Russell Blackford

  • Searching for wisdom in movies : from the Book of Job to sublime conversations / Richard Gilmore
    In this volume, Richard Gilmore explores film as a channel through which to engage in philosophical reflection and analyzes the relationship between philosophy and film. This book argues that philosophy and film can and should be used for the amelioration of life's difficulties and the promotion of life's boons. Gilmore identifies how philosophy and film complement and enrich one another and explores their relationship by connecting classic wisdom texts to significant movies. For example, the volume analyzes the Coen brothers' films The Big Lebowski and A Serious Man in light of The Book of Job . Gilmore considers the ancient idea of philosophy as "spiritual exercise" and a way of life. The volume concludes by examining what the author labels "sublime conversations" as the highest expression of philosophy. The book identifies and dissects these conversations in movies directed by the likes of Robert Bresson, Yasujirō Ozu, Jean-Luc Godard, and Ingmar Bergman, among others.

  • Another country / James Baldwin
    PS 3552 A45 A84 1993
    Set in Greenwich Village, Harlem, and France, among other locales, Another Country is a novel of passions--sexual, racial, political, artistic--that is stunning for its emotional intensity and haunting sensuality, depicting men and women, blacks and whites, stripped of their masks of gender and race by love and hatred at the most elemental and sublime. In a small set of friends, Baldwin imbues the best and worst intentions of liberal America in the early 1970s.

  • Wide Sargasso Sea / Jean Rhys
    PR 6035 H96W5 2011
    'There is no looking glass here and I don't know what I am like now . . . Now they have taken everything away. What am I doing in this place and who am I?' If Antoinette Cosway, a spirited Creole heiress, could have foreseen the terrible future that awaited her, she would not have married the young Englishman. Initially drawn to her beauty and sensuality, he becomes increasingly frustrated by his inability to reach into her soul. He forces Antoinette to conform to his rigid Victorian ideals, unaware that in taking away her identity he is destroying a part of himself as well as pushing her towards madness. Set against the lush backdrop of 1830s Jamaica, Jean Rhys's powerful, haunting masterpiece was inspired by her fascination with the first Mrs Rochester, the mad wife in Charlotte Bront#65533;'s Jane Eyre . 'Brilliant. A tale of dislocation and dispossession, which Rhys writes with a kind of romantic cynicism, desperate and pungent' The Times

  • The complete dramatic works / Samuel Beckett
    PR 6003 E282 A19 2006

    The present volume gathers all of Beckett's texts for theatre, from 1955 to 1984. It includes both the major dramatic works and the short and more compressed texts for the stage and for radio.
    'He believes in the cadence, the comma, the bite of word on reality, whatever else he believes; and his devotion to them, he makes clear, is a sufficient focus for the reader's attention. In the modern history of literature he is a unique moral figure, not a dreamer of rose-gardens but a cultivator of what will grow in the waste land, who can make us see the exhilarating design that thorns and yucca share with whatever will grow anywhere.' - Hugh Kenner
    Contents: Waiting for Godot , Endgame , Happy Days , All That Fall , Acts Without Words , Krapp's Last Tape , Roughs for the Theatre , Embers , Roughs for the Radio , Words and Music , Cascando , Play , Film , The Old Tune , Come and Go , Eh Joe , Breath , Not I , That Time , Footfalls , Ghost Trio,... but the clouds..., A Piece of Monologue , Rockaby , Ohio Impromptu , Quad , Catastrophe , Nacht und Traume , What Where .

  • Palace of the peacock / Wilson Harris ; with a note by the author and an essay by Kenneth Ramchand
    PR 9320.9 H3 P35 2010

    Palace of the Peacock , the first of Wilson Harris's many novels, was published in 1960, just one year after his arrival in Britain from Guyana. In a richly metaphorical style, the book sets out the themes Wilson continues to develop in his writing to this day: the ability of the imaginative consciousness to create worlds where disparate cultures and traditions are fused.

    Donne, an ambitious skipper, leads a multiracial crew up an unnamed river in the rainforest. He is searching for the indigenous people of the forest to exploit as cheap labour on his plantation. But the journey is beset with obstacles, and as the crew progress and their relationships develop, it takes on a more spiritual significance, culminating with the crew and the forest folk finding sanctuary and resolution in the visionary Palace of the Peacock.

  • The death of Ivan Ilyich / Leo Tolstoy ; translated from the Russian by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky ; with an introduction by Richard Pevear
    PG 3366 A13 P47 2012

    Tolstoy's most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

    Ivan Ilyich is a middle-aged man who has spent his life focused on his career as a bureaucrat and emotionally detached from his wife and children. After an accident he finds himself on the brink of an untimely death, which he sees as a terrible injustice. Face to face with his mortality, Ivan begins to question everything he has believed about the meaning of life. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is a masterpiece of psychological realism and philosophical profundity that has inspired generations of readers.

  • Teaching Science to English Language Learners Preparing Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers

  • Interpreting Straw Man Argumentation The Pragmatics of Quotation and Reporting

  • Innovation in language learning and teaching : the case of China / Hayo Reinders, David Nunan, Bin Zou, editors
    PE 1068 C6 I56 2017eb

  • Post office : a novel / by Charles Bukowski
    PS 3552 U4 P67 2014

    "It began as a mistake." By middle age, Henry Chinaski has lost more than twelve years of his life to the U.S. Postal Service. In a world where his three true, bitter pleasures are women, booze, and racetrack betting, he somehow drags his hangover out of bed every dawn to lug waterlogged mailbags up mud-soaked mountains, outsmart vicious guard dogs, and pray to survive the day-to-day trials of sadistic bosses and certifiable coworkers. This classic 1971 novel--the one that catapulted its author to national fame--is the perfect introduction to the grimly hysterical world of legendary writer, poet, and Dirty Old Man Charles Bukowski and his fictional alter ego, Chinaski.

  • What are you doing? / Elisa Amado ; pictures by Manuel Monroy
    PZ 7 A49154Wha 2011
    It's the first day of school, but before he goes Chepito runs outside to play. He comes across all kinds of people in his neighborhood -- a man reading a newspaper, a young girl enjoying a comic, a couple of tourists consulting a guidebook, an archeologist studying hieroglyphics... "Why, why, why?" he sings, and they each have an answer for him. Later that day Chepito discovers for himself that reading is catching, and he even brings home a book to "read" to his younger sister.

    Elisa Amado has written a perfect introduction to the pleasures and uses of the written word for young children. Set in a delightfully retro world by illustrator Manuel Monroy, this book is a true celebration of reading.

  • The encyclopedia of Victorian literature / general editor, Dino Franco Felluga ; Associate Editors, Pamela Gilbert and Linda K. Hughes
    PR 451 E553 2015eb

    The Encyclopedia of Victorian Literature spans the full sweep of literary genres, figures, and global reach that define this influential period, blending accessibility with an unmatched breadth of coverage and authoritative scholarship. It comprises over 330 fully cross-referenced entries, combining in-depth omnibus essays exploring major topics, including the novel, plays, poetry, and global Victorian studies, alongside succinct articles on themes such as cosmopolitanism, journalism, race, sexuality, and reading.

    This indispensable resource on the current state and future directions of Victorian literature is available as a four-volume print set and online.

  • Last leaf first snowflake to fall / Leo Yerxa
    PZ 7 Y497Las 2012
    Last Leaf First Snowflake to Fall takes us on a dreamlike voyage into nature at that secret moment when fall turns into winter. We find ourselves in a kind of paradise, which humans may be part of but which they have not despoiled.

    A Native father and son lead us through forests, down rivers, over lakes and ponds. Along the way we experience the primordial beauty of the physical world. This is nature as we all feel in our hearts it must once have been.

    Through lyrical words and a masterful collage technique, Leo Yerxa has created an exquisite and poetic evocation of this moment.

  • I like berries, do you? / written & photographed by Marjorie W. Pitzer
    PZ 7 P68926Iak 2013

    This lighthearted board book by the author of I Can, Can You? features wonderful photographs of young children with Down syndrome enjoying a wide selection of healthful foods, from fruits and veggies to meats and snacks.

    Simple, singson questions, I like broccoli, do you? invite participation by little ones as they anticipate and say the word for the food in each photograph. And when youngsters see kids just like themselves eating nutritious foods with different textures, temperatures, colours, tastes, aned smells, they'll want to try them too!

    I Like Berries, Do You? is a great tool to encourage a varied diet and minimize potential sensory or oral-motor issues often associated with Down syndrome. Read it from cover to cover with your child, or tailor it to meet your child's specific dietary needs (GF/CF, non-allergenic).

  • 2023 : a trilogy / The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu
    PR 6110 U82 A12 2017
    "What the Fuuk Is Going On? --a question you may soon be asking yourself in amusement, smiling and shaking your head." - Pitchfork Well we're back again,They never kicked us out,twenty thousand years of SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT Down through the epochs and out across the continents, generation upon generation of the Justified Ancients of Mu Mu have told variants of the same story - an end of days story, a final chapter story. But one with hope, even if the hope at times seems forlorn.The story contained in this trilogy is the latest telling. Here it is presented as a utopian costume drama, set in the near future, written in the recent past.Read with care.

  • What the Victorians made of romanticism : material artifacts, cultural practices, and reception history / Tom Mole
    PR 461 M55 2017

    This insightful and elegantly written book examines how the popular media of the Victorian era sustained and transformed the reputations of Romantic writers. Tom Mole provides a new reception history of Lord Byron, Felicia Hemans, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and William Wordsworth--one that moves beyond the punctual historicism of much recent criticism and the narrow horizons of previous reception histories. He attends instead to the material artifacts and cultural practices that remediated Romantic writers and their works amid shifting understandings of history, memory, and media.

    Mole scrutinizes Victorian efforts to canonize and commodify Romantic writers in a changed media ecology. He shows how illustrated books renovated Romantic writing, how preachers incorporated irreligious Romantics into their sermons, how new statues and memorials integrated Romantic writers into an emerging national pantheon, and how anthologies mediated their works to new generations. This ambitious study investigates a wide range of material objects Victorians made in response to Romantic writing--such as photographs, postcards, books, and collectibles--that in turn remade the public's understanding of Romantic writers.

    Shedding new light on how Romantic authors were posthumously recruited to address later cultural concerns, What the Victorians Made of Romanticism reveals new histories of appropriation, remediation, and renewal that resonate in our own moment of media change, when once again the cultural products of the past seem in danger of being forgotten if they are not reimagined for new audiences.

  • Not according to plan : filmmaking under Stalin / Maria Belodubrovskaya
    PN 1993.5 R9 B385 2017

    In Not According to Plan, Maria Belodubrovskaya reveals the limits on the power of even the most repressive totalitarian regimes to create and control propaganda. Belodubrovskaya's revisionist account of Soviet filmmaking between 1930 and 1953 highlights the extent to which the Soviet film industry remained stubbornly artisanal in its methods, especially in contrast to the more industrial approach of the Hollywood studio system. Not According to Plan shows that even though Josef Stalin recognized cinema as a "mighty instrument of mass agitation and propaganda" and strove to harness the Soviet film industry to serve the state, directors such as Eisenstein, Alexandrov, and Pudovkin had far more creative control than did party-appointed executives and censors.

    The Stalinist party-state, despite explicit intent and grandiose plans to build a "Soviet Hollywood" that would release a thousand features per year, failed to construct even a modest mass propaganda cinema. Belodubrovskaya's wealth of evidence shows that the regime's desire to disseminate propaganda on a vast scale was consistently at odds with its compulsion to control quality and with Stalin's intolerance of imperfection. Not According to Plan is a landmark in Soviet cultural history and the global history of cinema.

  • Hamlet and the vision of darkness / Rhodri Lewis
    PR 2807 L47 2017

    Hamlet and the Vision of Darkness is a radical new interpretation of the most famous play in the English language. By exploring Shakespeare's engagements with the humanist traditions of early modern England and Europe, Rhodri Lewis reveals a Hamlet unseen for centuries: an innovative, coherent, and exhilaratingly bleak tragedy in which the governing ideologies of Shakespeare's age are scrupulously upended.

    This book establishes that life in Elsinore is measured not by virtue but by the deceptions and grim brutality of the hunt. It also shows that Shakespeare most vividly represents this reality in the character of Hamlet: his habits of thought and speech depend on the cultures of pretence that he affects to disdain, ensuring his alienation from both himself and the world around him.

    Lewis recovers a work of far greater magnitude than the tragedy of a young man who cannot make up his mind. He shows that in Hamlet , as in King Lear , Shakespeare confronts his audiences with a universe that received ideas are powerless to illuminate--and where everyone must find their own way through the dark.

    A major contribution to Shakespeare studies, this book is required reading for all students of early modern literature, drama, culture, and history.

  • Curated stories : the uses and misuses of storytelling / Sujatha Fernandes
    P 96 N35 F47 2017
    Storytelling has proliferated today, from TED Talks and Humans of New York to a plethora of story-coaching agencies and consultants. These narratives are typically heartbreaking accounts of poverty, mistreatment, and struggle that often move us deeply. But what do they move us to? And what arethe stakes in the crafting and use of storytelling?In Curated Stories, Sujatha Fernandes considers the rise of storytelling alongside the broader shift to neoliberal, free-market economies to argue that stories have been reconfigured to promote entrepreneurial self-making and restructured as easily digestible soundbites mobilized toward utilitarianends. Fernandes roams the globe and returns with stories from the Afghan Women's Writing Project, the domestic workers movement and the undocumented student Dreamer movement in the United States, and the Mision Cultura project in Venezuela to show how the conditions under which the stories are told,the tropes through which they are narrated, and the ways in which they are responded to may actually disguise the deeper contexts of global inequality. Curated stories shift the focus away from structural problems and defuse the confrontational politics of social movements. Not just a critical examination of contemporary use of narrative and its wider impact on our collective understanding of pressing social issues, Curated Stories also explores how storytelling might be reclaimed to allow for the complexity of experience to be expressed in pursuit of transformativesocial change.

  • The imagination in early modern English literature / by Deanna Smid
    PR 408 I5 S65 2017
    In The Imagination in Early Modern English Literature , Deanna Smid presents a literary, historical account of imagination in early modern English literature, paying special attention to its effects on the body, to its influence on women, to its restraint by reason, and to its ability to create novelty. An early modern definition of imagination emerges in the work of Robert Burton, Francis Bacon, Edward Reynolds, and Margaret Cavendish. Smid explores a variety of literary texts, from Thomas Nashe's The Unfortunate Traveler to Francis Quarles's Emblems , to demonstrate the literary consequences of the early modern imagination. The Imagination in Early Modern English Literature insists that, if we are to call an early modern text "imaginative," we must recognize the unique characteristics of early modern English imagination, in all its complexity.

  • Marguerite Duras, paysages / sous la direction d'Anne Cousseau
    PQ 2607 U8245 Z774 2017

  • Salammbô dans les arts / sous la direction de Gisèle Séginger
    PQ 2246 S4 S35 2016

  • Les premiers livres de Claude Simon (1945-1954) / sous la direction de Jean-Yves Laurichesse
    PQ 2637 I547 Z85 2017

  • Reinventing Hollywood : how 1940s filmmakers changed movie storytelling / David Bordwell
    PN 1993.5 U65 B654 2017
    In the 1940s, American movies changed. Flashbacks began to be used in outrageous, unpredictable ways. Soundtracks flaunted voice-over commentary, and characters might pivot from a scene to address the viewer. Incidents were replayed from different characters' viewpoints, and sometimes those versions proved to be false. Films now plunged viewers into characters' memories, dreams, and hallucinations. Some films didn't have protagonists, while others centered on anti-heroes or psychopaths. Women might be on the verge of madness, and neurotic heroes lurched into violent confrontations. Combining many of these ingredients, a new genre emerged--the psychological thriller, populated by women in peril and innocent bystanders targeted for death.

    If this sounds like today's cinema, that's because it is. In Reinventing Hollywood, David Bordwell examines for the first time the full range and depth of trends that crystallized into traditions. He shows how the Christopher Nolans and Quentin Tarantinos of today owe an immense debt to the dynamic, occasionally delirious narrative experiments of the Forties. With verve and wit, Bordwell examines how a booming movie market during World War II allowed ambitious writers and directors to push narrative boundaries. Although those experiments are usually credited to the influence of Citizen Kane , Bordwell shows that similar impulses had begun in the late 1930s in radio, fiction, and theatre before migrating to film. And despite the postwar recession in the industry, the momentum for innovation continued. Some of the boldest films of the era came in the late forties and early fifties, as filmmakers sought to outdo their peers.

    Through in-depth analyses of films both famous and virtually unknown, from Our Town and All About Eve to Swell Guy and The Guilt of Janet Ames , Bordwell assesses the era's unique achievements and its legacy for future filmmakers. The result is a groundbreaking study of how Hollywood storytelling became a more complex art. Reinventing Hollywood is essential reading for all lovers of popular cinema.

  • Bad rabbi : and other strange but true stories from the Yiddish press / Eddy Portnoy
    PN 4885 Y53 P67 2018

    Stories abound of immigrant Jews on the outside looking in, clambering up the ladder of social mobility, successfully assimilating and integrating into their new worlds. But this book is not about the success stories. It's a paean to the bunglers, the blockheads, and the just plain weird--Jews who were flung from small, impoverished eastern European towns into the urban shtetls of New York and Warsaw, where, as they say in Yiddish, their bread landed butter side down in the dirt. These marginal Jews may have found their way into the history books far less frequently than their more socially upstanding neighbors, but there's one place you can find them in force: in the Yiddish newspapers that had their heyday from the 1880s to the 1930s. Disaster, misery, and misfortune: you will find no better chronicle of the daily ignominies of urban Jewish life than in the pages of the Yiddish press.

    An underground history of downwardly mobile Jews, Bad Rabbi exposes the seamy underbelly of pre-WWII New York and Warsaw, the two major centers of Yiddish culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With true stories plucked from the pages of the Yiddish papers, Eddy Portnoy introduces us to the drunks, thieves, murderers, wrestlers, poets, and beauty queens whose misadventures were immortalized in print. There's the Polish rabbi blackmailed by an American widow, mass brawls at weddings and funerals, a psychic who specialized in locating missing husbands, and violent gangs of Jewish mothers on the prowl--in short, not quite the Jews you'd expect. One part Isaac Bashevis Singer, one part Jerry Springer, this irreverent, unvarnished, and frequently hilarious compendium of stories provides a window into an unknown Yiddish world that was.

  • Adages
    PN 6410 E84 1982

    After spending several months in England, Erasmus returned to Paris in the winter of 1500 and set about compiling a small anthology of classical proverbs known as the Adagiorum collectanea. This modest work became the basis for one of Erasmus' best known and longest works, when it was expanded in 1508 into the far more substantial Adagiorum chiliades . The essay that begins this introductory volume to the Adages explores the development of the Collectanea and its transformation into the Adagiorum chiliades . It is followed by the first annotated translation into English of the Collectanea .

    The second part of this volume contains a series of indexes to all of the adages found in CWE volumes 31-36: Greek; Latin; Early Modern English proverbs with possible sources or parallels in Erasmus; Erasmus' original topical index; and full indexes of all the proverbs and names mentioned by Erasmus. The Prolegomena to the Adages is a much needed resource for Erasmus and Renaissance scholars alike and it continues the excellence in scholarship which defines the entire series.

    Volume 30 of the Collected Works of Erasmus series.

  • The human family = Menschenkinder / Lou Andreas-Salomé ; translated and with an introduction by Raleigh Whitinger
    PT 2601 N4 M4613 2005

  • Days without end : a novel / Sebastian Barry
    PR 6052 A729 D39 2016


    'A beautiful, savage, tender, searing work of art. Sentence after perfect sentence it grips and does not let go.' Donal Ryan

    'A violent, superbly lyrical western offering a sweeping vision of America in the making [and] the most fascinating line-by-line first person narration I've come across in years.' Kazuo Ishiguro

    'I am thinking of the days without end of my life...'

    After signing up for the US army in the 1850s, aged barely seventeen, Thomas McNulty and his brother-in-arms, John Cole, go on to fight in the Indian wars and, ultimately, the Civil War.

    Having fled terrible hardships they find these days to be vivid and filled with wonder, despite the horrors they both see and are complicit in. Their lives are further enriched and imperilled when a young Indian girl crosses their path, and the possibility of lasting happiness emerges, if only they can survive.

    Moving from the plains of the West to Tennessee, Sebastian Barry's latest work is a masterpiece of atmosphere and language. Both an intensely poignant story of two men and the lives they are dealt, and a fresh look at some of the most fateful years in America's past, Days Without End is a novel never to be forgotten.

  • Interviewing for language proficiency : interaction and interpretation / Steven J. Ross

  • The Tangwang language an interdisciplinary case study in Northwest China / Dan Xu

  • Storytelling for virtual reality : methods and principles for crafting immersive narratives / John Bucher
    P 96 A86 B835 2018

    Storytelling For Virtual Reality serves as a bridge for students of new media and professionals working between the emerging world of VR technology and the art form of classical storytelling. Rather than examining purely the technical, the text focuses on the narrative and how stories can best be structured, created, and then told in virtual immersive spaces. Author John Bucher examines the timeless principles of storytelling and how they are being applied, transformed, and transcended in virtual reality. Interviews, conversations, and case studies with both pioneers and innovators in VR storytelling are featured, including with industry leaders at LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox, Oculus, Insomniac Games, and Google.

    For more information about story, virtual reality, this book and its author, please visit StorytellingforVR.com

  • The Routledge companion to media, sex and sexuality / edited by Clarissa Smith and Feona Attwood with Brian McNair
    P 96 S45 R68 2018eb

  • Girlhood on Disney Channel : branding, celebrity, and femininity / Morgan Genevieve Blue
    PN 1992.92 D56 B58 2017

    Since the early 2000s, Disney Channel has been dominated by original live-action programming popular among tween girls. The shows#65533; successes rely not only on their popularity among girl audiences, but also on the development of star personae by girl performers, such as Raven-Symon#65533;Miley Cyrus, and Selena Gomez. In addition, these programs and their performers have spawned lucrative media and merchandising franchises for the Walt Disney Company. This book includes analyses of this Disney Channel programming, as well as Disney corporate reports and executive statements, together with Disney Channel stars#65533; performances, promotional appearances, media production, philanthropic efforts, and entrepreneurism. Analyzing these texts, performances, activities, and personae, it considers the ways in which they reproduce celebrity, visibility, and feminine performativity as central to successful twenty-first century girlhood.

  • Ecstatic worlds : media, utopias, ecologies / Janine Marchessault
    P 96 T42 M355 2017

    When media translate the world to the world: twentieth-century utopian projects including Edward Steichen's "Family of Man," Jacques Cousteau's underwater films, and Buckminster Fuller's geoscope.


  • Reading Austen in America / Juliette Wells
    PR 4037 W46 2017
    Reading Austen in America presents a colorful, compelling account of how an appreciative audience for Austen's novels originated and developed in America, and how American readers contributed to the rise of Austen's international fame. Drawing on a range of sources that have never before come to light, Juliette Wells solves the long-standing bibliographical mystery of how and why the first Austen novel printed in America-the 1816 Philadelphia Emma -came to be. She reveals the responses of this book's varied readers and creates an extended portrait of one: Christian, Countess of Dalhousie, a Scotswoman living in British North America. Through original archival research, Wells establishes the significance to reception history of two transatlantic friendships: the first between ardent Austen enthusiasts in Boston and members of Austen's family in the nineteenth century, and the second between an Austen collector in Baltimore and an aspiring bibliographer in England in the twentieth.

  • Pier Paolo Pasolini : performing authorship / Gian Maria Annovi
    PQ 4835 A48 Z565 2017
    Before his mysterious murder in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini had become famous--and infamous--not only for his groundbreaking films and literary works but also for his homosexuality and criticism of capitalism, colonialism, and Western materialism. In Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship , Gian Maria Annovi revisits Pasolini's oeuvre to examine the author's performance as a way of assuming an antagonistic stance toward forms of artistic, social, and cultural oppression. Annovi connects Pasolini's notion of authorship to contemporary radical artistic practices and today's multimedia authorship.

    Annovi considers the entire range of Pasolini's work, including his poetry, narrative and documentary film, dramatic writings, and painting, as well as his often scandalous essays on politics, art, literature, and theory. He interprets Pasolini's multimedia authorial performance as a masochistic act to elicit rejection, generate hostility, and highlight the contradictions that structure a repressive society. Annovi shows how questions of authorial self-representation and self-projection relate to the artist's effort to undermine the assumptions of his audience and criticize the conformist practices that the culture industry and mass society impose on the author. Pasolini reveals the critical potential of his spectacular celebrity by using the author's corporeal or vocal presence to address issues of sexuality and identity, and through his strategic self-fashioning in films, paintings, and photographic portraits he destabilizes the audience's assumptions about the author.

  • Machine translation with minimal reliance on parallel resources / George Tambouratzis, Marina Vassiliou, Sokratis Sofianopoulos

  • Hollyweird science : from spaceships to microchips / Kevin R. Grazier, Stephen Cass

  • Whither Russia / Keston Sutherland
    PR 6069 U8335 W55 2017

  • Une si longue lettre / Mariama Bâ
    PQ 3989.2 B23 S5 1997

  • Figuring Korean futures : children's literature in modern Korea / Dafna Zur
    PN 5417 J8 Z87 2017

    This book is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. Starting in the 1920s, a narrator-adult voice began to speak directly to a child-reader. This child audience was perceived as unique because of a new concept: the child-heart, the perception that the child's body and mind were transparent and knowable, and that they rested on the threshold of culture. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future.

    Reading children's periodicals against the political, educational, and psychological discourses of their time, Dafna Zur argues that the figure of the child was particularly favorable to the project of modernity and nation-building, as well as to the colonial and postcolonial projects of socialization and nationalization. She demonstrates the ways in which Korean children's literature builds on a trajectory that begins with the child as an organic part of nature, and ends, in the post-colonial era, with the child as the primary agent of control of nature. Figuring Korean Futures reveals the complex ways in which the figure of the child became a driving force of nostalgia that stood in for future aspirations for the individual, family, class, and nation.

  • The unstill ones : poems / Miller Oberman
    PS 3615 B48 A6 2017

    An exciting debut collection of original poems and translations from Old English

    An exciting debut collection of original poems and translations from Old English, The Unstill Ones takes readers into a timeless, shadow-filled world where new poems sound ancient, and ancient poems sound new. Award-winning scholar-poet Miller Oberman's startlingly fresh translations of well-known and less familiar Old English poems often move between archaic and contemporary diction, while his original poems frequently draw on a compressed, tactile Old English lexicon and the powerful formal qualities of medieval verse.

    Shaped by Oberman's scholarly training in poetry, medieval language, translation, and queer theory, these remarkable poems explore sites of damage and transformation, both new and ancient. "Wulf and Eadwacer," a radical new translation of a thousand-year-old lyric, merges scholarly practice with a queer- and feminist-inspired rendering, while original poems such as "On Trans" draw lyrical connections between multiple processes of change and boundary crossing, from translation to transgender identity. Richly combining scholarly rigor, a finely tuned contemporary aesthetic, and an inventiveness that springs from a deep knowledge of the earliest forms of English, The Unstill Ones marks the emergence of a major new voice in poetry.

  • Todo era adiós / Gurjinder Basran ; traducción de Emma Julieta Barriero
    PS 8603 A789 E9418 2014

  • A gift for their mother : the Saidye Bronfman Centre Theatre : a history / Muriel Gold
    PN 2306 M62 S254 2007

  • I'll drown my book : conceptual writing by women / edited by Caroline Bergvall [and others]
    PN 6069 W65 I35 2012
    Poetry. Fiction. Women's Studies. Edited by Caroline Bergvall, Laynie Browne, Teresa Carmody, and Vanessa Place, the book includes work by 64 women from 10 countries. Contributors respond to the question: What is conceptual writing? I'LL DROWN MY BOOK offers feminist perspectives within this literary phenomenon.

    Contributors are Kathy Acker, Oana Avasilichioaei and Erin Moure, Dodie Bellamy, Lee Ann Brown, Angela Carr, Mónica de la Torre, Danielle Dutton, Renee Gladman, Jen Hofer, Bernadette Mayer, Sharon Mesmer, Laura Mullen, Harryette Mullen, Deborah Richards, Juliana Spahr, Cecilia Vicuña, Wendy Walker, Jen Bervin, Inger Christiansen, Marcella Durand, Katie Degentesh, Nada Gordon, Jennifer Karmin, Mette Moestrup, Yedda Morrison, Anne Portugal, Joan Retallack, Cia Rinne, giovanni singleton, Anne Tardos, Hannah Weiner, Christine Wertheim, Norma Cole, Debra Di Blasi, Stacy Doris and Lisa Robertson, Sarah Dowling, Bhanu Kapil, Rachel Levitsky, Laura Moriarty, Redell Olsen, Chus Pato, Julie Patton, Kristin Prevallet, a.rawlings, Ryoko Seikiguchi, Susan M. Schultz, Rosmarie Waldrop, Renee Angle, Rachel Blau DuPlessis, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Tina Darragh, Judith Goldman, Susan Howe, Maryrose Larkin, Tracie Morris, Sawako Nakayasu, M. NourbeSe Philip, Jena Osman, kathryn l. pringle, Frances Richard, Kim Rosenfeld, and Rachel Zolf.

  • Bodies in suspense : time and affect in cinema / Alanna Thain
    PN 1995.9 S668 T47 2017

    Bodies in Suspense presents a powerful new way to think through postdigital cinema and the affective turn in critical theory. According to Alanna Thain, suspense films allow us to experience the relation between two bodies: that of the film and that of the viewer. Through the "time machine" of suspense, film form, gender, genre, and spectatorship are revealed in innovative and different ways. These films not only engage us directly in ethical concerns, but also provide a key for understanding corporeal power in the digital era.

    Offering a new framework for understanding cinematic suspense, Bodies in Suspense argues that the "body in time" enables us to experience the temporal dimension of the body directly. This is the first book to link two contemporary frames of analysis: questions of cinematic temporality and contemporary affect theory. Thain conducts close readings of influential suspense films by Alfred Hitchcock, David Lynch, Christian Marclay, Rian Johnson, and Lou Ye, and sets forth a compelling new theory of cinema, reading for the productivity of the "crime of time" that stages the duplicity of cinematic bodies. Through these films that foreground doubled characters and looping, Thain explores Gilles Deleuze's claim that "the direct time-image is the phantom which has always haunted cinema."

    A vital new addition to film theory, corporeality and affect theory, feminist theory, and the philosophy of time--and one of the first books to explore David Lynch's Hollywood trilogy-- Bodies in Suspense asks us to pay attention, above all, to the ways in which the condition of spectatorship creates a doubling sensation with important philosophical repercussions.

  • Gaslight : lantern slides from the nineteenth century / Joachim Kalka ; translated from German by Isabel Fargo Cole
    PN 51 K337 2017

  • For two thousand years / Mihail Sebastian ; translated from the Romanian by Philip Ó Ceallaigh ; with a foreword by Mark Mazower
    PC 839 S37 D413 2017
    Available in English for the first time, Mihail Sebastian's classic 1934 novel delves into the mind of a Jewish student in Romania during the fraught years preceding World War II.

    This literary masterpiece revives the ideological debates of the interwar period through the journal of a Romanian Jewish student caught between anti-Semitism and Zionism. Although he endures persistent threats just to attend lectures, he feels disconnected from his Jewish peers and questions whether their activism will be worth the cost. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and conversing with revolutionaries, zealots, and libertines, he remains isolated, even from the women he loves. From Bucharest to Paris, he strives to make peace with himself in an increasingly hostile world.

    For Two Thousand Years echoes Mihail Sebastian's struggles as the rise of fascism ended his career and turned his friends and colleagues against him. Born of the violence of relentless anti-Semitism, his searching, self-derisive work captures a defining moment in history and lights the way for generations to come--a prescient, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, resistance and acceptance.

  • Food in the Novels of Thomas Hardy Production and Consumption
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