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

  • Christian themes in contemporary poets : a study of English poetry of the twentieth century/ [by] Kathleen E. Morgan
    PR 605 R5M6

  • I beati anni del castigo / Fleur Jaeggy
    PQ 4870 A4B43 1990

  • Love betray'd, 1703
    PR 3334 B8L6 1703a

  • Continuous performance : the story of A.J. Balaban / as told to his wife, Carrie Balaban
    PN 1998 A3B3.3 1942

  • Women of resistance : poems for a new feminism / edited by Danielle Barnhart & Iris Mahan
    PS 595 F45W66 2018eb

  • Surviving the city / Tasha Spillett ; Natasha Donovan
    PN 6733 S65S87 2018eb

  • Rhyme's reason : a guide to English verse / John Hollander
    PE 1505 H6 2014eb

  • Advanced reporting : essential skills for 21st century journalism / Miles Maguire
    PN 4775 M325 2015eb

    News gathering is a large, complicated and often messy task that has traditionally been viewed by journalists as irretrievably idiosyncratic, best learned through trial and error. "Advanced Reporting" takes the opposite approach, focusing on reporting as a process of triangulation based on three essential activities: analyzing documents, making observations and conducting interviews. In this readable book, veteran journalism professor Miles Maguire shows how the best reporters use these three tools in a way that allows them to cross-check and authenticate facts, to reduce or eliminate unsupportable allegations and to take readers and viewers to a deeper level of insight and understanding.

    This book will help to prepare students for a profession marked by increasing complexity and competition. To succeed in this environment, journalists must learn to make the most of digital media to intensify the impact of their work. At the same time, reporters must contend with a host of sophisticated public relations techniques while engaging with news audiences that no longer just consume journalism, but also collaborate in its creation. Discussion questions and exercises help students put theory into practice.

  • Homebase : a novel / Shawn Wong
    PS 3573 O583H66 2008eb

  • Talk on the Wilde side : toward a genealogy of a discourse on male sexualities / Ed Cohen
    PR 5823 C64 2011eb
    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

  • Building imaginary worlds : the theory and history of subcreation / Mark J.P. Wolf
    PN 56 C69W67 2012eb

    Mark J.P. Wolf's study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds--which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature--are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on:

    a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer's Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation's relationship with divine Creation

    Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

  • Mes conversations avec Claude

    Claude était éminemment habile à converser. Car il écoutait. Il écoutait attentivement et pesamment. Il jaugeait les paroles qu'il entendait, et réfléchissait longuement avant de hasarder une réponse. Si longuement que le narrateur en est perplexe, au début. De toute évidence, il n'était pas de ces gens qui, selon La Bruyère, « parlent un moment avant que d'avoir pensé ».

    Il y a donc un paradoxe : un livre de conversations avec quelqu'un qui ne parlait guère! Pourtant, malgré tout, des liens se sont noués. Il y a eu rencontre de ces êtres, qui sont sans doute, au départ tout au moins, un dilemme l'un pour l'autre : d'un côté un quasi analphabète, mais homme sage; d'autre part un universitaire, littéraire en plus, prolixe par déformation professionnelle...

    Le livre de dialogues a une longue et vénérable histoire. Il a eu cours, en particulier aux XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles, mais on peut retracer son origine jusqu'aux dialogues platoniques, mettant en scène Socrate et divers interlocuteurs.

    Certes, ce petit livre n'a pas la prétention de s'insérer dans la prestigieuse série des dialogues illustrée entre autres par Platon, Sénèque, Diderot, Fontenelle, David Hume, voire Marguerite de Navarre ou encore Voltaire, celui-ci sur un mode satirique.

    Tout simplement, il fait état d'une rencontre.

    Ce livre est publié en français.


    Claude was eminently skilled in conversation. Because he listened. He listened attentively and intently. He measured the words he heard and thought long before risking an answer. So long, in fact, that in the beginning it confused the narrator. This man was clearly not one of those people who, in the words of La Bruyère, "speak one moment before they think."

    And so here we have a paradox: a book of conversations with someone who hardly spoke! Yet, despite everything, bonds have been forged: encounters between people who, at least initially, posed a dilemma for one another--a nearly illiterate but wise man on the one hand, and an academic, a literary man to boot, made verbose through professional deformation on the other...

    As a genre, the dialogue has a long and venerable history in literature. It was especially popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, but the history of this literary form can be traced back to the Platonic dialogues with Socrates and various other interlocutors.

    To be sure, this small book makes no claim to join in the august ranks of the dialogues of Plato, Seneca, Diderot, Fontenelle, David Hume, Marguerite de Navarre, or even Voltaire and his satirical approach.

    It simply tells of an encounter.

    This book is published in French.

  • Jonathan Cleaned up--Then He Heard a Sound

  • 50 below zero / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko
    PS 8576 U575A615 2019

  • Show and Tell

  • The boy in the drawer / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Wait and see / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • The dark / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • I have to go! / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Stephanie's ponytail / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • The paper bag princess / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Angela's airplane / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Mud puddle / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Dušan Petričić

  • Moira's birthday / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Thomas' snowsuit / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Something good / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • David's father / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Mortimer / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko

  • Murmel, murmel, murmel / story by Robert Munsch ; art by Michael Martchenko
    PS 8576 U575M9 2018

  • Symphony no. 3 / Chris Eaton
    PS 8559 A8457S96 2019

  • Shape your eyes by shutting them : poems / Mark A. McCutcheon
    PS 8625 M33S53 2019
    In this inventive collection of poems, McCutcheon engages in sophisticated literary play and deploys the Surrealist practices of juxtaposition, cut-up, and defamiliarization. Moving from eroticism to the macabre and from transformative quotation to the individual idiom, Shape Your Eyes by Shutting Them explores intertextuality in poetry by challenging the cultural tradition of seeing quotation as derivative.

  • Wave archive / Emmalea Russo
    PS 3618 U7725W38 2019

  • Vancouver for beginners / Alex Leslie
    PS 8623 E845V36 2019

  • Pigs
    PZ 7 M927M867 2013
    Megan is told to feed the pigs, but not to open the gate. She does of course, and the results are hilarious as the pigs help themselves to coffee and the newspaper at the breakfast table, follow Megan to school, and ride home by way of the school bus.

  • Too numerous / Kent Shaw
    PS 3619 H3937A6 2019

    What does it really mean when people are viewed as bytes of data? And is there beauty or an imaginative potential to information culture and the databases cataloging it? As Too Numerous reveals, the raw material of bytes and data points can be reshaped and repurposed for ridiculous, melancholic, and even aesthetic purposes.

    Grappling with an information culture that is both intimidating and daunting, Kent Shaw considers the impersonality represented by the continuing accumulation of personal information and the felicities -- and barriers -- that result: "The us that was inside us was magnificent structures. And they weren't going to grow any larger."

  • Utopies, fictions et satires politiques II. Cycle de conférences H-2018. Cahiers Verbatim, volume III. avec la participation de Ethel Groffier, Paul Dumouchel, Nycole Paquin, Michel Lincourt
    PN 56 U8U853 2018

  • The Persian Whitman : Beyond a Literary Reception / Behnam M. Fomeshi
    PS 3238 F667 2019

  • The Difference Satire Makes Rhetoric and Reading from Jonson to Byron / Fredric V. Bogel
    PR 935 B64 2001

  • March 1917 : the Red Wheel, node III (8 March/31 March), book 2 / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; translated by Marian Schwartz
    PG 3488 O4K67613 2017

  • Espaces critiques. Écrire sur la littérature et les autres arts au Québec (1920-1960) sous la direction de Karine Cellard et Vincent Lambert
    PN 99 C2E87 2018

  • Six Scottish Courtly and Chivalric Poems, Including Lyndsay's Squyer Meldrum edited by Rhiannon Purdie and Emily Wingfield
    PR 8656 S69 2018

  • Orders of protection by Jenn Hollmeyer
    PS 3608 O488A6 2019

  • Exuberance / Dolores Hayden
    PS 3608 A916A6 2019

    Daredevil pilots Lincoln Beachey, Betty Scott, Harriet Quimby, Ruth Law, Ormer Locklear, Bessie Coleman, and Clyde Pangborn fly at carnival altitudes to thrill millions of spectators who have never seen an airplane. In a lyrical sequence of persona poems, the pilots in Exuberance wonder how the experience of moving through the air will transform life on the ground. They learn to name the clouds, size up the winds, mix an Aviation Cocktail, perform a strange field landing, and make an emergency jump.

  • Biological modernism the new human in Weimar culture / Carl Gelderloos

  • Zimbolicious anthology : an anthology of Zimbabwean literature and arts. edited by Tendai R. Mwanaka, Jabulani Mzinyathi
    PL 8014 Z552Z56 2019
    The latest Zimbolicious offering, Zimbolicious Anthology: An Anthology of Zimbabwean Literature and Arts, Vol 4, has nonfiction, poetry, an interview, fiction and incisive visual art. Works were received from regular contributors and relatively new artists. The poets with their collective audacious eye keenly observe society and reveal the pimples, warts and all that is afflicting the society; talk about the dying, already dead and decaying Zimbabwean currency or nonexistent currency, the emancipation of women, the grinding poverty and the political challenges Zimbabwe faces. Others deal with spirituality and religion, love, growing up without a father figure. Nonfiction work leaves one under a barrage of questions: What it means to be a Zimbabwean, the defining and dissecting of Zimbabwe's literature, writing, self-publishing are put under serious scrutiny. Some delicious slices of the scenic Zimbabwean landscape are featured and a continuation in investigating what home is in a selection of visual art pieces The fiction is speculative, bittersweet and stays on your mind like a memory of that long, long forgotten summer of love as each fictionist deal with issues related to relationships, love, the lack of, the impermanence of which is an ever recurring leitmotiv in these works, thus therefore, this Zimbolicious is a must read, robust, incisive collection of Zimbabwean Literature and the arts.

  • Working juju : representations of the Caribbean fantastic / Andrea Shaw Nevins
    PR 9205 S53 2019

    Working Juju examines how fantastical and unreal modes are deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean in popular and literary culture as well as in the visual arts. The Caribbean has historically been constructed as a region mantled by the fantastic. Andrea Shaw Nevins analyzes such imaginings of the Caribbean and interrogates the freighting of Caribbean-infused spaces with characteristics that register as fantastical. These fantastical traits may be described as magical, supernatural, uncanny, paranormal, mystical, and speculative. The book asks throughout, What are the discursive threads that run through texts featuring the Caribbean fantastic?

    In Working Juju , Nevins teases out the multilayered and often obscured connections among texts such as the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, planter and historian Edward Long's History of Jamaica , and Grenadian sci-fi writer Tobias Buckell's Xenowealth series set in the future Caribbean. Fantastical representations of the region generally occupy one of two spaces. In the first, the Caribbean fantastic facilitates an imagining of the colonial experience and its aftermath as one in which the region and its representatives exercise agency and in which the humanity of the region's inhabitants is asserted. Alternately, the fantastic is sometimes situated as a signifier of the irrational and uncivilized. The thread that unites portrayals of the fantastic Caribbean in the latter kind of works is that they tend to locate Caribbean belief systems as powerful, even at times inadvertently in contradiction to the text's ideological posture. Nevins shows how the singular "Caribbean" identity that emerges in these text is at odds with the complex historical narratives of actual Caribbean countries and colonies.

  • Espaces et littératures des Amériques : mutation, complémentarité, partage / sous la direction de Zilá Bernd, Patrick Imbert et Rita Olivieri-Godet
    PN 843 E77 2018

  • Willa Cather and the arts / edited by Guy J. Reynolds
    PS 3505 A87Z935273 2020eb
    Over the five decades of her writing career Willa Cather responded to, and entered into dialogue with, shifts in the terrain of American life. These cultural encounters informed her work as much as the historical past in which much of her writing is based. Cather was a multifaceted cultural critic, immersing herself in the arts, broadly defined: theater and opera, art, narrative, craft production. Willa Cather and the Arts shows that Cather repeatedly engaged with multiple forms of art, and that even when writing about the past she was often addressing contemporary questions.

    The essays in this volume are informed by new modes of contextualization, including the increasingly popular view of Cather as a pivotal or transitional figure working between and across very different cultural periods and by the recent publication of Cather's correspondence. The collection begins by exploring the ways Cather encountered and represented high and low cultures, including Cather's use of "racialized vernacular" in Sapphira and the Slave Girl . The next set of essays demonstrates how historical research, often focusing on local features in Cather's fiction, contributes to our understanding of American culture, from musicological sources to the cultural development of Pittsburgh. The final trio of essays highlights current Cather scholarship, including a food studies approach to O Pioneers! and an examination of Cather's use of ancient philosophy in The Professor's House . Together the essays reassess Cather's lifelong encounter with, and interpretation and reimagining of, the arts.

  • New essays on Eudora Welty, class, and race / edited by Harriet Pollack
    PS 3545 E6Z79 2020
    Contributions by Jacob Agner, Susan V. Donaldson, Sarah Gilbreath Ford, Stephen M. Fuller, Jean C. Griffith, Ebony Lumumba, Rebecca Mark, Donnie McMahand, Kevin Murphy, Harriet Pollack, Christin Marie Taylor, Annette Trefzer, and Adrienne Akins Warfield

    The year 2013 saw the publication of Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race , a collection in which twelve critics changed the conversation on Welty's fiction and photography by mining and deciphering the complexity of her responses to the Jim Crow South. The thirteen diverse voices in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race deepen, reflect on, and respond to those seminal discussions. These essays freshly consider such topics as Welty's uses of African American signifying in her short stories and her attention to public street performances interacting with Jim Crow rules in her unpublished photographs. Contributors discuss her adaptations of gothic plots, haunted houses, Civil War stories, and film noir. And they frame Welty's work with such subjects as Bob Dylan's songwriting, the idea and history of the orphan in America, and standup comedy. They compare her handling of whiteness and race to other works by such contemporary writers as William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Chester Himes, and Alice Walker. Discussions of race and class here also bring her masterwork The Golden Apples and her novel Losing Battles , underrepresented in earlier conversations, into new focus.

    Moreover, as a group these essays provide insight into Welty as an innovative craftswoman and modernist technician, busily altering literary form with her frequent, pointed makeovers of familiar story patterns, plots, and genres.

  • Undead ends : stories of apocalypse / S. Trimble
    PN 1995.9 A64T77 2019

  • Le roman d'aventures au Québec (1837-1900) / Nathalie Ducharme
    PQ 3907 D83 2019

  • Martinique, Guadeloupe, Amériques : des marrons, du gouffre et de la Relation / Corina Crainic
    PQ 3940.5 C73 2019

  • Jules Verne et la culture médiatique : de la presse du XIXe siècle au Steampunk / sous la direction de Guillaume Pinson et Maxime Prévost
    PQ 2469 Z5J9434 2019

  • Phonographic memories : popular music and the contemporary Caribbean novel / Njelle W. Hamilton
    PR 9205.05 H36 2019eb

  • A hundred acres of America : the geography of Jewish American literary history / Michael Hoberman
    PS 153 J4H63 2019
    Jewish writers have long had a sense of place in the United States, and interpretations of American geography have appeared in Jewish American literature from the colonial era forward. But troublingly, scholarship on Jewish American literary history often limits itself to an immigrant model, situating the Jewish American literary canon firmly and inescapably among the immigrant authors and early environments of the early twentieth century. In A Hundred Acres of America , Michael Hoberman combines literary history and geography to restore Jewish American writers to their roles as critical members of the American literary landscape from the 1850s to the present, and to argue that Jewish history, American literary history, and the inhabitation of American geography are, and always have been, contiguous entities.

  • Serial selves : identity and representation in autobiographical comics / Frederik Byrn Køhlert
    PN 6714 K64 2019

  • Thomas Mann's war : literature, politics, and the world republic of letters / Tobias Boes
    PT 2625 A44Z54256 2019

  • Circling the canon : the selected book reviews of Marjorie Perloff / Marjorie Perloff ; edited by David Jonathan Bayot
    PS 325 P377 2019

  • Religion around John Donne / Joshua Eckhardt
    PR 2248 E25 2019eb

  • The lion in the waste land : fearsome redemption in the work of C. S. Lewis, Dorothy L. Sayers, and T. S. Eliot / Janice Brown
    PR 478 R4B76 2018

  • Tintinnabulation of Literary Theory : Traversing Genres to Contemporary Experience / Andrew Nyongesa
    PN 81 N96 2018
    There can never be literary growth in the contemporary world which is devoid of literary criticism, this is the backbone of literary theory. Literature is no longer a mere narration of stories, and prudent literary writers know that great literature is based on theoretical frameworks which give their works an edge in the intellectual world. In this book, Tintinnabulation of Literary Theory: Traversing Genres to Contemporary Experience, Andrew Nyongesa demonstrates how five theoretical frameworks, namely: Marxism, Feminism, Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis and Stylistic are applied to genres of literature. The last chapter shows how theory has moved away from the lecture hall to real life experience. The book is a practical guide to university students and tutors of literature in their undying desire to embrace Literary Criticism.

  • Keys in the river : new and collected stories / Tendai Rinos Mwanaka
    Keys in the River: New and Collected Stories, is a cycle of stories about life, love and spirituality, told as if the reader were sitting and listening to neighbors and friends talking about life. Some stories are tender, even comic; in others, tragedy and outrage lurk. The stories share a common thread, a noble stance in the struggle to find love, freedom, completeness, humanness and satisfaction.

  • Theory for the world to come : speculative fiction and apocalyptic anthropology / Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer

    Can social theories forge new paths into an uncertain future?

    The future has become increasingly difficult to imagine. We might be able to predict a few events, but imagining how looming disasters will coincide is simultaneously necessary and impossible. Drawing on speculative fiction and social theory, Theory for the World to Come is the beginning of a conversation about theories that move beyond nihilistic conceptions of the capitalism-caused Anthropocene and toward generative bodies of thought that provoke creative ways of thinking about the world ahead. Matthew J. Wolf-Meyer draws on such authors as Kim Stanley Robinson and Octavia Butler, and engages with afrofuturism, indigenous speculative fiction, and films from the 1970s and '80s to help think differently about the future and its possibilities.

    Forerunners: Ideas First
    Short books of thought-in-process scholarship, where intense analysis, questioning, and speculation take the lead

  • Mourning El Dorado : literature and extractivism in the contemporary American tropics / Charlotte Rogers
    PN 849 L29R64 2019

    What ever happened to the legend of El Dorado, the tale of the mythical city of gold lost in the Amazon jungle? Charlotte Rogers argues that El Dorado has not been forgotten and still inspires the reckless pursuit of illusory wealth. The search for gold in South America during the colonial period inaugurated the "promise of El Dorado"--the belief that wealth and happiness can be found in the tropical forests of the Americas. That assumption has endured over the course of centuries, still evident in the various modes of natural resource extraction, such as oil drilling and mining, that characterize the region today.

    Mourning El Dorado looks at how fiction from the American tropics written since 1950 engages with the promise of El Dorado in the age of the Anthropocene. Just as the golden kingdom was never found, natural resource extraction has not produced wealth and happiness for the peoples of the tropics. While extractivism enriches a few outsiders, it results in environmental degradation and the subjugation, displacement, and forced assimilation of native peoples. This book considers how the fiction of five writers--Alejo Carpentier, Wilson Harris, Mario Vargas Llosa, Álvaro Mutis, and Milton Hatoum--criticizes extractive practices and mourns the lost illusion of the forest as a place of wealth and happiness.

  • Learning to heal : reflections on nursing school in poetry and prose / edited by Jeanne Bryner and Cortney Davis ; forword by Judy Schaefer
    PS 508 N87L437 2018

  • Teaching Hemingway and race / edited by Gary Edward Holcomb
    PS 3515 E37T433 2018

  • The existential drinker / Steven Earnshaw
    PN 56 D8E27 2019
    Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and post-industrial societies - who is responsible when an individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have often been blamed on genes, moral weakness, 'disease' (addiction), hedonism, and Romantic illusion. Yet there is another reason: the drinker may act with sincere philosophical intent, exploring the edges of self, consciousness, will, ethics, authenticity and finitude. Beginning with Jack London's John Barleycorn: alcoholic memoirs the book goes on to cover novels such as Jean Rhys's Good morning, midnight , Malcolm Lowry's Under the volcano , Charles Jackson's The lost weekend and John O'Brien's Leaving Las Vegas , and less familiar works such as Frederick Exley's A fan's notes , Venedikt Yerofeev's Moscow-Petushki , and A. L. Kennedy's Paradise .

  • Weather woman : a novel / Cai Emmons
    PS 3605 M57W43 2018

  • English - Lekongho Dictionary / Sentemong Mehpah (aka Epah Fonkeng) & Esendugue Greg Fonsah
    PL 8506 M364F664 2019
    In 2005, a United Nations study reported that half of the world's languages (estimated at 6,000) would disappear by the end of this century. A third of these endangered languages are in Africa where, according to the same study, nearly 250 languages have disappeared in the last century. Language is the heart, identity, storage system for the collective and unique memory and experience of every culture, people, including their natural habitat. Loss of language means loss of the ability to retain and pass on not just a belief system but also invaluable knowledge to future generations.This English-Lekongho/Lekongho-English Dictionary is a modest first attempt to minimize the envisaged sad phenomenon of language loss. Nkongho-Mbo people speak Lekongho, one of the five variants of the Mbo language of the Mbo ethnic group of Cameroon, with their ancestral home in the Kupe Muanenguba Administrative Area of the South-west Region. With this book, the authors' fervent hope is that there will no longer surface any justification to continue to refrain from speaking Lekongho on a daily basis. This effort will help to regionalize, nationalize and internationalize the Lekongho language since Nkongho people are spread all over the country, Africa and the world.

  • Les voyages de Charles Morin : charpentier canadien-français / Yves Frenette et France Martineau en colaboration avec Virgil Benoit ; texte établi par France Martineau
    PQ 3919 M67Z945 2018eb

  • Francophonies nord-américaines : langues, frontières et idéologies. sous la direction de France Martineau, Annette Boudreau, Yves Frenette, Françoise Gadet
    PC 3680 A47F73 2018eb

  • Le rapport à l'identité des jeunes des écoles de langue anglaise au Québec / Diane Gérin-Lajoie
    P 119.32 C2G374 2019

  • Workers' tales : socialist tairy tales, fables, and allegories from Great Britain / edited by Michael Rosen

    A collection of political tales--first published in British workers' magazines--selected and introduced by acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen

    In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, unique tales inspired by traditional literary forms appeared frequently in socialist-leaning British periodicals, such as the Clarion , Labour Leader , and Social Democrat . Based on familiar genres--the fairy tale, fable, allegory, parable, and moral tale--and penned by a range of lesser-known and celebrated authors, including Schalom Asch, Charles Allen Clarke, Frederick James Gould, and William Morris, these stories were meant to entertain readers of all ages--and some challenged the conventional values promoted in children's literature for the middle class. In Workers' Tales , acclaimed critic and author Michael Rosen brings together more than forty of the best and most enduring examples of these stories in one beautiful volume.

    Throughout, the tales in this collection exemplify themes and ideas related to work and the class system, sometimes in wish-fulfilling ways. In "Tom Hickathrift," a little, poor person gets the better of a gigantic, wealthy one. In "The Man Without a Heart," a man learns about the value of basic labor after testing out more privileged lives. And in "The Political Economist and the Flowers," two contrasting gardeners highlight the cold heart of Darwinian competition. Rosen's informative introduction describes how such tales advocated for contemporary progressive causes and countered the dominant celebration of Britain's imperial values. The book includes archival illustrations, biographical notes about the writers, and details about the periodicals where the tales first appeared.

    Provocative and enlightening, Workers' Tales presents voices of resistance that are more relevant than ever before.

  • From Quills to Tweets How America Communicates about War and Revolution / Andrea J. Dew, Marc A. Genest, and S.C. M. Paine, editors
    P 96 W352U5556 2019

  • Impression, projection : une histoire médiatique entre cinéma et journalisme / sous la direction de Richard Bégin, Thomas Carrier-LaFleur et Mélodie Simard-Houde
    P 91 I46 2019

  • A cinema of obsession : the life and work of Mai Zetterling / Mariah Larsson
    PN 2778 Z48L37 2019

  • Witness Onstage Documentary Theatre in Twenty-First Century Russia
    PN 2724.2 F588 2020
    As the Kremlin's crackdown on freedom of expression continues to tighten, Russian playwrights and directors are using documentary theatre to create space for the public discussion of injustice in the civic sphere and its connections to the country's twentieth-century past. Witness Onstage traces the history of documentary theatre's rapid growth in twenty-first century Russia and situates the form within the socio-political setting of the Putin years. It argues that through the practice of performing documents, Russian theatre artists are creating a new type of cultural and historical archive that challenges the dominance of state-sponsored media and invites individuals to participate in a collective renegotiation of cultural narratives.

  • Lewis Milestone : life and films / Harlow Robinson
    PN 1998.3 M5547R63 2019eb

    This comprehensive biography is the first to present Lewis Milestone's remarkable life -- a classic rags-to-riches American narrative -- in full and explores his many acclaimed films from the silent to the sound era. Creator of All Quiet on the Western Front , Of Mice and Men , the original Ocean's Eleven and Mutiny on the Bounty , Lewis Milestone (1895-1980) was one of the most significant, prolific, and influential directors of our time. A serious artist who believed in film's power not only to entertain, but also to convey messages of social importance, Milestone was known as a man of principle in an industry not always known for an abundance of virtue.

    Born in Ukraine, Milestone came to America as a tough, resourceful Russian-speaking teenager and learned about film by editing footage from the front as a member of the Signal Corps of the US Army during World War I. During the course of his film career, which spanned more than 40 years, Milestone developed intense personal and professional relationships with such major Hollywood figures as Howard Hughes, Kirk Douglas, Marlene Dietrich, and Marlon Brando. Addressed are Milestone's successes -- he garnered 28 Academy Award nominations -- as well as his challenges. Using newly available archival material, this work also examines Milestone's experience during the Hollywood Blacklist period, when he was one of the first prominent Hollywood figures to fall under suspicion for his alleged Communist sympathies.

  • TV family values : gender, domestic labor, and 1980s sitcoms / Alice Leppert
    PN 1992.8 C66L465 2019eb

  • Lucrecia Martel / Gerd Gemünden
    PN 1998.3 M36855G46 2019
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