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Items in Language and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 60 days.


  • From domestic women to sensitive young men : translating the individual in early colonial Korea / Yoon Sun Yang
    PL 954 Y36 2017

    The notion of the individual was initially translated into Korean near the end of the nineteenth century and took root during the early years of Japanese colonial influence. Yoon Sun Yang argues that the first literary iterations of the Korean individual were prototypically female figures appearing in the early colonial domestic novel--a genre developed by reform-minded male writers--as schoolgirls, housewives, female ghosts, femmes fatales , and female same-sex partners. Such female figures have long been viewed as lacking in modernity because, unlike numerous male characters in Korean literature after the late 1910s, they did not assert their own modernity, or that of the nation, by exploring their interiority. Yang, however, shows that no reading of Korean modernity can ignore these figures, because the early colonial domestic novel cast them as individuals in terms of their usefulness or relevance to the nation, whether model citizens or iconoclasts.

    By including these earlier narratives within modern Korean literary history and positing that they too were engaged in the translation of individuality into Korean, Yang's study not only disrupts the canonical account of a non-gendered, linear progress toward modern Korean selfhood but also expands our understanding of the role played by translation in Korea's construction of modern gender roles.


  • A theory of adaptation / Linda Hutcheon with Siobhan O'Flynn
    PN 171 A33 H88 2013eb

    A Theory of Adaptationexplores the continuous development of creative adaptation, and argues that the practice of adapting is central to the story-telling imagination. Linda Hutcheon develops a theory of adaptation through a range of media, from film and opera, to video games, pop music and theme parks, analysing the breadth, scope and creative possibilities within each.

    This new edition is supplemented by a new preface from the author, discussing both new adaptive forms/platforms and recent critical developments in the study of adaptation.  It also features an illuminating new epilogue from Siobhan O'Flynn, focusing on adaptation in the context of digital media. She considers the impact of transmedia practices and properties on the form and practice of adaptation, as well as studying the extension of game narrative across media platforms, fan-based adaptation (from Twitter and Facebook to home movies), and the adaptation of books to digital formats.

    A Theory of Adaptationis the ideal guide to this ever evolving field of study and is essential reading for anyone interested in adaptation in the context of literary and media studies.


  • Annotations on Galatians and Ephesians / translated, edited, and annotated by Riemer A. Faber
    PA 8502 E5 F33 2017

    Volume 58 in the Collected Works of Erasmus series contains, for the first time, the English translation of Erasmus' Annotations on Paul's Epistles to the Galatians and Ephesians.

    Erasmus' Annotations began as marginal comments in his own copy of the New Testament and were subsequently published in 1516 as a supplement to the Novum Instrumentum . His annotations were intended to justify his changes based on the Greek text. In each successive edition, published between 1516 and 1535, the Annotations grew in size and scope providing Erasmus with the opportunity to defend his translations in the face of growing criticism from orthodox Catholic theologians. This volume notes the editorial changes made in the five editions and also provides the reader with information about the patristic, medieval and contemporary sources consulted by Erasmus, and about the evolving relations with contemporary critics. The Annotations played a pivotal role in the development of sixteenth-century biblical exegesis and mark a significant stage in the evolution of humanist biblical scholarship.


  • Baby no-eyes / Patricia Grace
    PR 9639.3 G7 B33 2012
    Tawera and his sister are inseparable, in a relationship that is impossible for others to share. In fact his whole family is bonded by secrets, their genealogy stitched together by pride, shame and sometimes despair. Baby No - eyes has several threads running through it. One is the death of Te Paania's child, which is based on the true story of ...

  • Le terroriste noir : roman / Tierno Monénembo
    PQ 3989.2 M58 T47 2012b

  • Margaret the First / Danielle Dutton
    PS 3604 U775 M37 2016
    Margaret the First dramatizes the life of Margaret Cavendish, the shy, gifted, and wildly unconventional 17th-century Duchess. The eccentric Margaret wrote and published volumes of poems, philosophy, feminist plays, and utopian science fiction at a time when "being a writer" was not an option open to women. As one of the Queen's attendants and the daughter of prominent Royalists, she was exiled to France when King Charles I was overthrown. As the English Civil War raged on, Margaret met and married William Cavendish, who encouraged her writing and her desire for a career. After the War, her work earned her both fame and infamy in England: at the dawn of daily newspapers, she was "Mad Madge," an original tabloid celebrity. Yet Margaret was also the first woman to be invited to the Royal Society of London--a mainstay of the Scientific Revolution--and the last for another two hundred years.

    Margaret the First is very much a contemporary novel set in the past. Written with lucid precision and sharp cuts through narrative time, it is a gorgeous and wholly new approach to imagining the life of a historical woman.

  • Too much and not the mood / Durga Chew-Bose
    PS 3603 H49 A6 2017b

    From one of Canada's most distinctive and intelligent emerging voices, a heartfelt collection of essays in Durga Chew-Bose's captivating and truly inimitable style.

    In Too Much and Not the Mood, Durga Chew-Bose flings us headlong into her most intimate philosophical, and occasionally brooding, thoughts. The result is a lyrical and piercingly insightful collection of essays and her own brand of essay-meets-prose poetry about identity and culture.

    Reflective and highly astute, Chew-Bose invites readers to join in her search for a clearer understanding of who we are and the world we live in. This is a beautiful and surprising exploration of what it means to be a young first-generation writer today, shutting out the din in order to find her own voice.

    Exhibiting the confidence of Lena Dunham, the honesty of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and the extraordinary vision of Zadie Smith, Too Much and Not the Mood is a stunning debut from an author who is sure to become one of this generation's most esteemed voices.


  • The story of an African farm / Olive Schreiner (Ralph Iron) ; edited with an introduction and notes by Joseph Bristow
    PR 9369.2 S37 S7 2008
    Lyndall, Schreiner's articulate young feminist, marks the entry of the controversial New Woman into nineteenth-century fiction. Raised as an orphan amid a makeshift family, she witnesses an intolerable world of colonial exploitation. Desiring a formal education, she leaves the isolated farmfor boarding school in her early teens, only to return four years later from an unhappy relationship. Unable to meet the demands of her mysterious lover, Lyndall retires to a house in Bloemfontein, where, delirious with exhaustion, she is unknowingly tended by an English farmer disguised as herfemale nurse. This is the devoted Gregory Rose, Schreiner's daring embodiment of the sensitive New Man. A cause celebre when it appeared in London, The Story of an African Farm transformed the shape and course of the late-Victorian novel. From the haunting plains of South Africa's high Karoo, Schreiner boldly addresses her society's greatest fears - the loss of faith, the dissolution of marriage,and women's social and political independence.

  • Along these lines : writing paragraphs and essays / John Sheridan Biays, Broward Community College ; Carol Wershoven, Palm Beach State College ; Lara Sauer, George Brown College
    PE 1408 B4933 2016
    Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MyWritingLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyWritingLab, please visit www.MyWritingLab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyWritingLab by searching for ISBN 10: 0205916066 / ISBN 13: 9780205916061.

  • The Lord of the rings / by J.R.R. Tolkien
    PR 6039 O32 L6 2007
    This is a three-volume paperback boxed set of Tolkien's classic masterpiece, recently voted The Book of the Century.

  • Discourse and education / Stanton Wortham, Deoksoon Kim, Stephen May, editors
    P 95 D58 2017eb

  • Sports journalism and coming out stories Jason Collins and Michael Sam / William P. Cassidy
    PN 4784 S6 C37 2017eb

  • Gender, Pregnancy and Power in Eighteenth-century Literature The Maternal Imagination
    PR 448 M66 B83 2017eb

  • Multiculturalism, multilingualism and the self literature and culture studies / Jacek Mydla, Ma¿єgorzata Poks, Leszek Drong, editors
    PN56.M8

  • Other animals in twenty-first century fiction Catherine Parry
    PN56.A64

  • Food in the Novels of Joseph Conrad Eating As Narrative
    PR 6005 O4 Z73 2017eb

  • John Clare's romanticism / Adam White
    PR4453.C6

  • Fictions of friendship in the eighteenth-century novel / Bryan Mangano
    PR 858 F74 M36 2017eb

  • Rose Tremain : a critical introduction / Emilie Walezak
    PR6070.R364

  • Animals and desire in South African fiction : biopolitics and the resistance to colonization / Jason D. Price
    PR9362.2

  • Cinematic urban geographies / François Penz, Richard Koeck, editors
    PN1995.9.G38

    This book proposes new methodological tools and approaches in order to tease out and elicit the different facets of urban fragmentation through the medium of cinema and the moving image, as a contribution to our understanding of cities and their topographies. In doing so it makes a significant contribution to the literature in the growing field of cartographic cinema and urban cinematics, by charting the many trajectories and points of contact between film and its topographical context. Under the influence of new technologies, the opening and the availability of previously unexplored archives but also the contribution of new scholars with novel approaches in addition to new work by experienced academics, Cinematic Urban Geographies demonstrates how we can reread the cinematic past with a view to construct the urban present and anticipate its future. 


  • Women writing fancy : authorship and autonomy from 1611 to 1812 / Maura Smyth
    PR 113 S69 2017eb
    This book brings to the foreground the largely forgotten "Fancy" of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and follows its traces as they extend into the nineteenth and twentieth. Trivialized for its flightiness and femininity, Fancy nonetheless provided seventeenth- and eighteenth-century women writers such as Margaret Cavendish, Aphra Behn, Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood, and Anna Barbauld a mode of vision that could detect flaws in the Enlightenment's patriarchal systems and glimpse new, female-authored worlds and genres. In carving out unreal, fanciful spaces within the larger frame of patriarchal culture, these women writers planted Fancy--and, with it, female authorial invention--at the cornerstone of Enlightenment empirical endeavor. By finally taking Fancy seriously, this book offers an alternate genealogy of female authorship and a new framework for understanding modernity's triumph.




  • Science fiction, ethics and the human condition / Christian Baron, Peter Nicolai Halvorsen, Christine Cornea, editors
    PN 3433.6 S35 2017eb

  • You must be very intelligent : the PhD delusion / Karin Bodewits
    PR6102.O349

  • Translation and the Intersection of Texts, Contexts and Politics Historical and Socio-cultural Perspectives
    P306.2

  • Exploring spoken English learner language using Corpora learner talk / Eric Friginal, Joseph J. Lee, Brittany Polat, Audrey Roberson
    P129

  • POST-LINGUAL CHINESE LANGUAGE LEARNING hanzi pedagogy
    P1091
    This book is unique in that it fills in an important gap in the field of school-based (Years K to 10) Chinese language education by addressing the question of how to better teach characters (Hanzi) to make the learning more effective?

  • Learning business English in China the construction of professional identity / Zuocheng Zhang
    PE 1068 C6 L43 2017eb

  • Inclusive teaching strategies for discipline-based English studies : enhancing language attainment and classroom interaction in a multicultural learning environment / Hing Wa (Helena) Sit
    PE1130.C4

  • Critical discourse analysis of Chinese advertisement case studies of household appliance advertisements from 1981 to 1996 / Chong Wang
    HF5813.C5

  • The sociolinguistics of academic publishing : language and the practices of homo academicus / Linus Salö
    P40

  • Korean Englishes in transnational contexts / Christopher J. Jenks, Jerry Won Lee, editors
    PE1073

  • A critical discourse analysis of South Asian women's magazines : undercover beauty / Linda McLoughlin
    PN4835.5

  • Modern German grammar workbook / Bill Dodd [and others]
    PF 3112 M67 1996eb
    Modern German Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of German. The book is divided into two sections and is accompanied with a website (www.languages.routledge.com) with supplementary exercises.
    * Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures
    * Section 2 practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologising, expressing needs)
    * Section 3 contains realistic role-plays in short scenes, set in a range of different contexts.
    A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition now features:
    * Graded exercises: Level 1 for beginners; Level 2 for more advanced students
    * More extensive cross-referencing to the related Modern German Grammar, Second Edition.
    Modern German Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of German, including students at schools, in adult education and within higher education. It can be used independently or alongside the second edition of the Modern German Grammar.

  • Modern German grammar workbook
    PF 3112 M553 2003eb
    Modern German Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, is an innovative book of exercises and language tasks for all learners of German. The book is divided into two sections and is accompanied with a website (www.languages.routledge.com) with supplementary exercises.
    * Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures
    * Section 2 practises everyday functions (e.g. making introductions, apologising, expressing needs)
    * Section 3 contains realistic role-plays in short scenes, set in a range of different contexts.
    A comprehensive answer key at the back of the book enables you to check on your progress. Implementing feedback from users of the first edition, this second edition now features:
    * Graded exercises: Level 1 for beginners; Level 2 for more advanced students
    * More extensive cross-referencing to the related Modern German Grammar, Second Edition.
    Modern German Grammar Workbook, Second Edition, is ideal for all learners who have a basic knowledge of German, including students at schools, in adult education and within higher education. It can be used independently or alongside the second edition of the Modern German Grammar.

  • An introduction to discourse analysis : theory and method / James Paul Gee
    P 302 G4 2005eb
    An introduction to one form of discourse analysis useful for understanding communication problems in society and in institutions like schools. This new edition is a complete revision of the original text containing substantial new material.

  • A short history of English literature / Harry Blamires
    PR 83 B53 1984eb
    First published in 2012. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Theatre and the state in twentieth-century Ireland : cultivating the people / Lionel Pilkington
    PN 2601 P55 2001eb
    This major new study presents a political and cultural history of some of Ireland's key national theatre projects from the 1890s to the 1990s. Impressively wide-ranging in coverage, Theatre and the State in Twentieth-Century Ireland: Cultivating the People includes discussions on:
    *the politics of the Irish literary movement at the Abbey Theatre before and after political independence;
    *the role of a state-sponsored theatre for the post-1922 unionist government in Northern Ireland;
    *the convulsive effects of the Northern Ireland conflict on Irish theatre.
    Lionel Pilkington draws on a combination of archival research and critical readings of individual plays, covering works by J. M. Synge, Sean O'Casey, Lennox Robinson, T. C. Murray, George Shiels, Brian Friel, and Frank McGuinness. In its insistence on the details of history, this is a book important to anyone interested in Irish culture and politics in the twentieth century.

  • The empire writes back : theory and practice in post-colonial literatures / Bill Ashcroft, Gareth Griffiths, Helen Tiffin
    PR 9080 A85 2002eb

    The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture.

    The Empire Writes Back was the first major theoretical account of a wide range of post-colonial texts and their relation to the larger issues of post-colonial culture, and remains one of the most significant works published in this field. The authors, three leading figures in post-colonial studies, open up debates about the interrelationships of post-colonial literatures, investigate the powerful forces acting on language in the post-colonial text, and show how these texts constitute a radical critique of Eurocentric notions of literature and language.

    This book is brilliant not only for its incisive analysis, but for its accessibility for readers new to the field. Now with an additional chapter and an updated bibliography, The Empire Writes Back is essential for contemporary post-colonial studies.


  • Stigmata : escaping texts / Hélène Cixous ; with a foreword by Jacques Derrida and a new preface by the author
    PQ 2663 I9 A27 2005eb
    "Stigmata" collects some of Helene Cixous' most intriguing meditations. A unique book, it is a testimony to an extraordinary writer.

  • Ill effects : the media/violence debate / edited by Martin Barker and Julian Petley
    P 96 V5 I55 2001eb
    The influence of the media remains a contentious issue. Every time a particularly high-profile crime of violence is committed, there are those who blame the effects of the media. The familiar culprits of cinema, television, video and rock music, have now been joined, particularly in the wake of the massacre at Columbine High School, by the Internet. Yet, any real evidence that the media do actually have such negative effects remains as elusive as ever and, consequently, the debate about effects frequently ends up as being little more than strident and rhetorical appeals to "common sense." "Ill Effects" is a guide for the perplexed. It suggests new and productive ways in which we can understand the influences of the media and question why the effects paradigm still exerts a tenacious hold in some quarters. Refusing to adopt the absurd position that the media have no influence at all, "Ill Effects " rethinks the notion of media influence in ways which take into account how people actually use and interact with the media in their everyday lives.

  • Tener + past participle : a case study in linguistic description / Catherine E. Harre
    PC 145 H3 1991eb
    The so-called periphrastic constructions found in Spanish, and the problems which they pose for linguistic description and classification, provide a useful vehicle for exploring the possibilities for combining synchrony and diachrony. This book centres on an examination of one such construction: tener + past participle. A detailed study of this often neglected construction is justified in its own right, but in addition, because it is of uncertain grammatical status, it encapsulates many of the problems encountered by the synchronic linguist.
    The work focuses on a study of tener + past participle as used in the modern language, and a historical survey of its evolution. The interplay between the two is set against the background of various existing theories concerning auxiliary and periphrastic verbs, providing detailed data against which such theories can be tested. It also places the development of tener + past participle within the wider context of similar developments in other Romance languages.

  • This time a better earth : a novel / by Ted Allan ; edited and with an introduction by Bart Vautour
    PS 8551 L525 T5 2015

    A young Canadian marches over the Pyrenees and enters into history by joining the International Brigades--men and women from around the world who volunteered to fight against fascism in the Spanish Civil War. This new edition of Ted Allan's novel, This Time a Better Earth , reintroduces readers to the electrifying milieu of the Spanish Civil War and Madrid, which for a short time in the 1930s became the epicentre of a global struggle between democracy and fascism. This Time a Better Earth , first published in 1939, tells the story of Canadian Bob Curtis from the time of his arrival in Spain and the idealism and trials of the international volunteers. Allan's novel achieves the distinction of being both a work of considerable literary and historical significance and a real page-turner.

    This is the first installment of a series of titles to be published in the Canadian Literature Collection under the Canada and the Spanish Civil War banner. This is a large-scale project devoted to the recovery and presentation of Canadian cultural production about the Spanish Civil War (spanishcivilwar.ca), directed by Bart Vautour and Emily Robins Sharpe.


  • The handmaid's tale / Margaret Atwood
    PS 8501 T9 H35 2014
    In this multi-award-winning, bestselling novel, Margaret Atwood has created a stunning Orwellian vision of the near future. This is the story of Offred, one of the unfortunate "Handmaids" under the new social order who have only one purpose: to breed. In Gilead, where women are prohibited from holding jobs, reading, and forming friendships, Offred's persistent memories of life in the "time before" and her will to survive are acts of rebellion. Provocative, startling, prophetic, and with Margaret Atwood's devastating irony, wit, and acute perceptive powers in full force, The Handmaid's Tale is at once a mordant satire and a dire warning.

  • A poet's craft : a comprehensive guide to making and sharing your poetry / Annie Finch
    PN 1059 A9 F56 2012
    A Poet's Craft transcends the limitations of current books, combining the best of three types of poetry-writing guides: textbooks for academic use, general guides to writing poetry, and guides to writing in form. Like textbooks, it includes poetry-writing exercises and discussion of classic and contemporary poems as examples, and is logically organized to provide a complete overview of the elements of poetry writing, from diction to trope to free verse. Like general poetry guides, it has a tone lively and mature enough for the nonundergraduate, and includes sections on journaling and inspiration, revision, publishing, and even how to assemble a poetry book. Like form guides, A Poet's Craft provides an introduction to meter and to writing formal poetry. Finch's book goes further than any poetry-writing guide now available to give readers a thorough, eclectic, and exciting introduction to every aspect of the art of poetry.

  • Style : ten lessons in clarity and grace / Joseph M. Williams, Ira B. Nadel
    PE 1421 W545 2005
    The four sections - Style as Choice, Clarity, Grace, and Ethics - feature principles of effective prose, chapter summaries for quick and easy review, and group exercises that encourage students to work and learn together. Williams/Nadel offers these principles as reason-based approaches to improving prose, rather than hard and fast rules to writing well. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, empowers students to use their writing not only as a tool to identify and solve problems, but also as a method for exploring their own thinking.


  • The Broadview anthology of Victorian poetry and poetic theory / edited by Thomas J. Collins & Vivienne J. Rundle ; assistant editors: Wai Ying Lee & Kirsten Munro
    PR 1223 B68 2005

    The Broadview Anthology of Victorian Poetry and Poetic Theory, Concise Edition is less than half the length of the full anthology, but preserves the main principles of the larger work. A number of longer poems (such as Tennyson's In Memoriam) are included in their entirety; there are generous selections from the work of all major poets, and a representative selection of other work; the work of Victorian women poets features very prominently; and a substantial selection of poetic theory is included to round out the volume.


  • Tales from Ovid / [translated by] Ted Hughes
    PA 6522 M2 H78 1997
    A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, Tales from Ovid was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right, as the best rering of Ovid in generations, and as a major book in Ted Hughes's oeuvre. The Metamorphoses of Ovid stands with the works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a classic of world poetry; Hughes translated twenty-four of its stories with great power and directness. The result is the liveliest twentieth-century version of the classic, at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing introduction to Ovid for the general reader.

  • Integrated Chinese = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie = Zhong wen ting shuo du xie. third edition by Yuehua Liu [and others] ; original edition by Yuehua Liu [and others]
    PL 1129 E5 I683 2010
    Cheng & Tsui's best-loved Chinese textbook series is new, revised, and better than ever!

  • The empty space / Peter Brook
    PN 1655 B74 1996
    From director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook, The Empty Space is a timeless analysis of theatre from the most influential stage director of the twentieth century.

    As relevant as when it was first published in 1968, groundbreaking director and cofounder of the Royal Shakespeare Company Peter Brook draws on a life in love with the stage to explore the issues facing a theatrical performance--of any scale. He describes important developments in theatre from the last century, as well as smaller scale events, from productions by Stanislavsky to the rise of Method Acting, from Brecht's revolutionary alienation technique to the free form happenings of the 1960s, and from the different styles of such great Shakespearean actors as John Gielgud and Paul Scofield to a joyous impromptu performance in the burnt-out shell of the Hamburg Opera just after the war.

    Passionate, unconventional, and fascinating, this book shows how theatre defies rules, builds and shatters illusions, and creates lasting memories for its audiences.

  • W.B. Yeats : poems / selected by Seamus Heaney
    PR 5902 H43 2004

    In this series, a contemporary poet selects and introduces a poet of the past. By their choice of poems and by the personal and critical reactions they express in their prefaces, the editors offer insights into their own work as well as providing an accessible and passionate introduction to some of the greatest poets in our literature.

    W. B. Yeats (1865-1939) was born in Dublin, and was educated in Ireland and England. He was instrumental in the development of a national Irish theatre - and in particular, the founding of the Abbey Theatre. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.


  • Literary theory : a practical introduction / Michael Ryan
    PN 45 R93 2017
    Literary Theory: A Practical Introduction, Third Edition, presents a comprehensive introduction to the
    full range of contemporary approaches to the study of literature and culture, from formalism, structuralism, and historicism to ethnic, gender, and science studies.

    Introduces students to a variety of contemporary approaches to the study of literature and culture

    Demonstrates how the varying perspectives on texts can lead to different interpretations of the same work

    Features numerous updates that include new literary texts, new and expanded sections

    Represents the ideal accompaniment to the upcoming Third Edition of Literary
    Theory: An Anthology


  • A queer love story : the letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout / edited by Marilyn R. Schuster
    PS 8535 U77 Z48 2017

    A Queer Love Story presents the first fifteen years of letters between Jane Rule - novelist and the first widely recognized "public lesbian" in North America - and Rick B#65533;bout, journalist and editor with the Toronto-based Body Politic, an important incubator of LGBT thought and activism. Rule lived in a remote rural community on Galiano Island in British Columbia but wrote a column for the magazine. B#65533;bout resided in and was devoted to Toronto's gay village. At turns poignant, scintillating, and incisive, their exchanges include ruminations on queer life and the writing life even as they document some of the most pressing LGBT issues of the '80s and '90s, including HIV/AIDs, censorship, and state policing of desire.


  • The Cambridge companion to Canadian literature / edited by Eva-Marie Kröller
    PS 8061 C348 2017eb

  • Le libraire : roman / par Gérard Bessette
    PS 8503 E88 L5 1993

  • All is beauty now / Sarah Faber
    PS 8611 A234 A79 2017
    Set against the seductive world of 1960s Rio de Janeiro, an exquisite debut novel about family secrets, divided loyalties, and what we're willing to do to save ourselves.

    This mesmerizing first novel follows a glamorous family as they prepare to leave the seeming paradise of Brazil for Canada in the wake to the mysterious disappearance--and presumed drowning--of their eldest daughter a year earlier. As the novel moves back and forth between the members of the Maurer family, we are taken into the heart of a family whose beauty and charm belie a more troubling reality. We meet the family's brilliant and charismatic father, whose bipolar extremes are becoming increasingly disturbing; his long-suffering wife, who once had a brief affair that proves to have shattering consequences for the family she swore to protect; their two remaining daughters, both on the brink of understanding the darker currents that run in their once-proud family; and the lost daughter herself, a beautiful young woman undone by her own grand delusions.

    Taking readers from the golden beaches of Rio to the poverty of its fishing villages, from the glamour of the legendary Copacabana Club to the austerity of a remote convent, this revelatory novel takes us into the soul of a family already living in the shadow of loss and now poised to leave behind everything they've ever known, if only they could make peace with the past.

  • Communication, culture and hegemony : from the media to mediations / J. Martin-Barbero ; translated by Elizabeth Fox and Robert A. White ; with an introduction by Philip Schlesinger
    P 92 L3 M37 1993
    Communication, Culture and Hegemony is the first English translation of this major contribution to cultural studies in media research. Building on British, French and other European traditions of cultural studies, as well as a brilliant synthesis of the rich and extensive research of Latin American scholars, Mart[ac]in-Barbero offers a substantial reassessment of critical media theory.

  • Sociologie de la communication / sous la direction de Paul Beaud [and others]
    P 91 S63 1997

  • Petrarch's Famous men in the early Renaissance : the illuminated copies of Felice Feliciano's edition / Lilian Armstrong
    PQ 4502 A76 2016

  • The other in the school stories : a phenomenon in British children's literature / by Ulrike Pesold
    PR 990 P47 2017
    In The Other in the School Stories: A Phenomenon in British Children's Literature Ulrike Pesold examines the portrayal of class, gender, race and ethnicity in selected school stories and shows how the treatment of the Other develops over a period of a century and a half. The study also highlights the transition from the traditional school story to the witch school story that by now has become a subgenre of its own. The school stories that are analysed include selected works by Thomas Hughes, Rudyard Kipling, Enid Blyton and J.K. Rowling.

  • Raymond Williams : critical perspectives / edited by Terry Eagleton
    PR 6073 I4329 Z87 1989
    Raymond Williams is widely acknowledged to be one of the most original and influential thinkers of the post-war era. He wrote extensively across a wide range of subjects: from drama and the novel to politics, popular culture and mass communications. He was also a major novelist, well-known for books such as Border Country and Second Generation.

  • Brazil : media from the country of the future / edited by Laura Robinson
    P 92 B7 B72 2017
    Sponsored by the Communication, Information Technologies, and Media Sociology section of the American Sociological Association (CITAMS), this volume assembles the contributions of a dynamic editorial team composed of leading scholars from Brazil and the United States. Volume 13 provides an unparalleled compilation of research on Brazilian media and communication studies guided by the expert hands of prominent scholars from both Brazil and the United States. Over twenty chapters explore five key themes: the new face of news and journalism, social movements and protest, television, cinema, publicity and marketing, and media theory. Selections encompass research on emergent phenomena, as well as studies with a historical or longitudinal dimension, that reflect the Brazilian case as laboratory for exploring the evolving media environment of one of the world's most fascinating societies.

  • Late imperial culture / edited by Román de la Campa, E. Ann Kaplan, Michael Sprinker
    PN 56 I465 L38 1995
    The past decade has witnessed much research and writing on the cultural legacies of European imperialism. This collection of essays is a work of criticism on the cultures of imperialism. Fundamental to the editors' conceptualization is the premise that while colonialism may be a thing of the past for the majority of the world's people, its legacies in political, economic and ideological structures continue to shape the world. Ranging in space and time, from late-Victorian Britain and Ireland to the post-war US and Latin America, these essays map crucial regions in the terrain of cultural practices in theatre, film, photography, novels, autobiography and body art.

  • Chinese literary forms in Heian Japan : poetics and practice / Brian Steininger
    PL 719.81 S74 2017

    Written Chinese served as a prestigious, cosmopolitan script across medieval East Asia, from as far west as the Tarim Basin to the eastern kingdom of Heian period Japan (794-1185). In this book, Brian Steininger revisits the mid-Heian court of the Tale of Genji and the Pillow Book , where literary Chinese was not only the basis of official administration, but also a medium for political protest, sermons of mourning, and poems of celebration.

    Chinese Literary Forms in Heian Japan reconstructs the lived practice of Chinese poetic and prose genres among Heian officials, analyzing the material exchanges by which documents were commissioned, the local reinterpretations of Tang aesthetic principles, and the ritual venues in which literary Chinese texts were performed in Japanese vocalization. Even as state ideology and educational institutions proclaimed the Chinese script's embodiment of timeless cosmological patterns, everyday practice in this far-flung periphery subjected classical models to a string of improvised exceptions. Through careful comparison of literary and documentary sources, this book provides a vivid case study of one society's negotiation of literature's position--both within a hierarchy of authority and between the incommensurable realms of script and speech.


  • Women as public moralists in Britain : from the bluestockings to Virginia Woolf / Benjamin Dabby
    PN 98 W64 D33 2017
    In nineteenth-century Britain, public debates about the nation's moral health and about men's and women's responsibility for it were shaped decisively by a tradition of female moralists. This book looks at the cultural criticism of eight of the most significant of these writers: Anna Jameson, Hannah Lawrance, Margaret Oliphant, Marian Evans ("George Eliot"), Eliza Lynn Linton, Beatrice Hastings, Rebecca West and Virginia Woolf, providing a detailed and compelling account of how their writing on history, literature and visual art changed contemporaries' understanding of the lessons to be drawn from each field at the same time as they contested and redefined contemporary understandings of masculinity and femininity. It recovers these moralists' understanding of themselves as part of a tradition of women of letters stretching from eighteenth-century bluestockings to their own time, and the growing consensus across the political range of periodicals that women's intellectual potential was equal to men's, and not determined by their sex. Benjamin Dabby is an independent historian.

  • Stories of nation : fictions, politics, and the American experience / edited by Martin Griffin and Christopher Hebert
    PS 374 P62 S76 2017
    "This collection of essays looks at politics in American fiction and fictional elements in American politics. Authors under consideration include Wiliam Dean Howells, Henry Adams, Robert Penn Warren, Dave Burrell, and contemporary cultural manifestations like the TV show 24"--

  • The philosophy of Umberto Eco / edited by Sara G. Beardsworth and Randall E. Auxier
    PQ 4865 C6 Z815 2017
    The Philosophy of Umberto Eco stands out in the Library of Living Philosophers series as the volume on the most interdisciplinary scholar hitherto and probably the most widely translated. The Italian philosopher's name and works are well known in the humanities, both his philosophical and literary works being translated into fifteen or more languages. Eco is a founder of modern semiotics and widely known for his work in the philosophy of language and aesthetics. He is also a leading figure in the emergence of postmodern literature, and is associated with cultural and mass communication studies. His writings cover topics such as advertising, television, and children's literature as well as philosophical questions bearing on truth, reality, cognition, language, and literature. The critical essays in this volume cover the full range of this output.
    This book has wide appeal not only because of its interdisciplinary nature but also because of Eco's famous "high and low" approach, which is deeply scholarly in conception and very accessible in outcome. The short essay "Why Philosophy?" included in the volume is exemplary in this regard: it will appeal to scholars for its wit and to high school students for its intelligibility.

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

  • La brièveté / sous la direction de Pascale Auraix-Jonchière et Vigor Caillet
    PQ 2189 B32 Z56 2017
    The studies here collected question the effect of brevity in J. Barbey d'Aurevilly's critical, epistolary, and fictional oeuvre. Through this prism, they explore the poetic, ethical, and aesthetic dimensions of writing.

  • Itineraries of power : texts and traversals in Heian and medieval Japan / Terry Kawashima
    PL 726.2 K394 2016

    Movements--of people and groups, through travel, migration, exile, and diaspora--are central to understanding both local and global power relationships. But what of more literary moves: textual techniques such as distinct patterns of narrative flow, abrupt leaps between genres, and poetic figures that flatten geographical distance? This book examines what happens when both types of tropes--literal traversals and literary shifts--coexist.

    Itineraries of Power examines prose narratives and poetry of the mid-Heian to medieval eras (900-1400) that conspicuously feature tropes of movement. Kawashima argues that the appearance of a character's physical motion, alongside literary techniques identified with motion, is a textual signpost in a story, urging readers to focus on how the work conceptualizes relations of power and claims to authority. From the gendered intersection of register shifts in narrative and physical displacement in the Heian period, to a dizzying tale of travel retold multiple times in a single medieval text, the motion in these works gestures toward internal conflicts and alternatives to existing structures of power. The book concludes that texts crucially concerned with such tropes of movement suggest that power is always simultaneously manufactured and dismantled from within.


  • La violence dans l'oeuvre de Samuel Beckett : entre langage et corps / sous la direction de Llewellyn Brown
    PQ 2603 E378 Z956 2017
    This volume attempts to define the nature and forms of violence in the work of Samuel Beckett. Powered by language, violence appears as a dual reflection, in the tortures inspired by Sade and in the gaze of the onlooker. There follows a study of the second volume of the Lettres together with a chronology of Beckett's travels in Germany.

  • Why we read fiction : theory of mind and the novel / Lisa Zunshine
    PN 3331 Z86 2006

  • The broken voice : reading post-Holocaust literature / Robert Eaglestone
    PN 56 H55 E24 2017
    "Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?" asked the late Imre Kertesz, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: "one does not have to choose the Holocaust as one's subject to detect the broken voice that has dominated modern European art for decades".Robert Eaglestone attends to this broken voice in literature in order to explore the meaning of the Holocaust in the contemporary world, arguing, again following Kertesz, that the Holocaust will "remain through culture, which is really the vessel of memory". Drawing on the thought of Hannah Arendt, Eaglestone identifies and develops five concepts - the public secret, evil, stasis, disorientalism, and kitsch - in a range of texts by significant writers (including Kazuo Ishiguro, Jonathan Littell, Imre Kertesz, W. G. Sebald, and Joseph Conrad) as well asin work by victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust and of atrocities in Africa. He explores the interweaving of complicity, responsibility, temporality, and the often problematic powers of narrative which make up some part of the legacy of the Holocaust.

  • Chicago renaissance : literature and art in the Midwest metropolis / Liesl Olson
    PS 285 C47 O58 2017
    A fascinating history of Chicago's innovative and invaluable contributions to American literature and art from the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century

    This remarkable cultural history celebrates the great Midwestern city of Chicago for its centrality to the modernist movement. Author Liesl Olson traces Chicago's cultural development from the 1893 World's Fair through mid-century, illuminating how Chicago writers revolutionized literary forms during the first half of the twentieth century, a period of sweeping aesthetic transformations all over the world. From Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, and Ernest Hemingway to Richard Wright and Gwendolyn Brooks, Olson's enthralling study bridges the gap between two distinct and equally vital Chicago-based artistic "renaissance" moments: the primarily white renaissance of the early teens, and the creative ferment of Bronzeville. Stories of the famous and iconoclastic are interwoven with accounts of lesser-known yet influential figures in Chicago, many of whom were women. Olson argues for the importance of Chicago's editors, bookstore owners, tastemakers, and ordinary citizens who helped nurture Chicago's unique culture of artistic experimentation.

    Cover art by Lincoln Schatz

  • Poetic fragments / Karoline von Günderrode ; translated and with introductory essays by Anna C. Ezekiel
    PT 2281 G8 A25 2016
    Bilingual English-German edition of second collection published by the German poet, dramatist, and philosopher Karoline von G#65533;nderrode (1780-1806).


  • Do androids dream of electric sheep? / Philip K. Dick
    PS 3554 I3 D57 2017
    A masterpiece ahead of its time, a prescient rendering of a dark future, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner --now in a sharp new edition with an introduction by New York Times bestselling author Jason M. Hough

    By 2021, the World War has killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, cats, sheep. They've even built humans. Immigrants to Mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Rick Deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and "retire" them. But when cornered, androids fight back--with lethal force.

    Praise for Philip K. Dick

    "The most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world." --John Brunner

    "A kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet." -- The New York Times

    "[Philip K. Dick] sees all the sparkling--and terrifying--possibilities . . . that other authors shy away from." -- Rolling Stone

  • The book of Negroes / Lawrence Hill
    PS 8565 I444 B66 2011

    Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle--a string of slaves-- Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a slave in South Carolina. But years later, she forges her way to freedom, serving the British in the Revolutionary War and registering her name in the historic "Book of Negroes." This book, an actual document, provides a short but immensely revealing record of freed Loyalist slaves who requested permission to leave the US for resettlement in Nova Scotia, only to find that the haven they sought was steeped in an oppression all of its own.

    Aminata's eventual return to Sierra Leone--passing ships carrying thousands of slaves bound for America--is an engrossing account of an obscure but important chapter in history that saw 1,200 former slaves embark on a harrowing back-to-Africa odyssey. Lawrence Hill is a master at transforming the neglected corners of history into brilliant imaginings, as engaging and revealing as only the best historical fiction can be. A sweeping story that transports the reader from a tribal African village to a plantation in the southern United States, from the teeming Halifax docks to the manor houses of London, The Book of Negroes introduces one of the strongest female characters in recent Canadian fiction, one who cuts a swath through a world hostile to her colour and her sex.


  • Song of Rita Joe : autobiography of a Mi'kmaw poet / Rita Joe
    PS 8569 O34 Z53 2011

    Song of Rita Joe is a book of exceptional courage and insight, the words of a gentle woman who fought for her family, justice, and her own independent voice. She faced intolerance, ignorance, and abuse, searched her inheritance for strength, and wrote poems of clarity and encouragement that continue to inspire not only her people but all people.

    Finally, she was a humble woman, an honoured Mi'Kmaw elder, poet, and member of the Order of Canada.


  • To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf ; foreword by Eudora Welty
    PR 6045 O72 T6 1981

  • The beast in the jungle and other stories / Henry James
    PS 2116 B342 1993
    Regarded by many as James's greatest achievement in short fiction, "The Beast in the Jungle" is a portrait of a man alienated from life and love. "The Jolly Corner" and "The Altar of the Dead" are two tales that explore the complex interlacings of loss, love and the ever-present past in the lives of their protagonists. Note.
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