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

  • Les Français d'ici : des discours et des usages / [sous la direction de] Sandrine Hallion, Nicole Rosen
    PC 3601.5 F728 2019eb

  • The gamer's guide to getting the girl / Kristine Scarrow
    PZ 7 S3255Gam 2019eb
    Strategy is everything when it comes to gaming -- and girls.

    Zach is used to living in a world of legendary battles, epic journeys, and life-or-death situations. As a gamer, he is hard-wired for adventure, even though it's from the comfort of his parents' couch. But nothing has prepared him for battling the biggest storm in Saskatchewan's history while trapped in the local mall.

    On top of everything, Zach has finally met the girl of his dreams, but he finds himself helping everyone else stay safe while his best friend spends time with her. What Zach doesn't realize is that love always finds its way when you've found the right person and are ready to risk it all to save the day.

  • Francophonies nord-américaines : langues, frontières et idéologies / sous la direction de France Martineau, Annette Boudreau, Yves Frenette, Françoise Gadet
    PC 3680 A512F826 2018eb

  • Écritures francophones : ironie, humour et critique sociale / textes réunis et présentés par Valeria Liljesthröm et Yasmina Sévigny-Côté
    PQ 3897 E47 2019eb

  • Twice dead / by Elizabeth Dearl
    PS 3554 E1113T85 2019eb

  • Le rapport à l'identité des jeunes des écoles de langue anglaise au Québec / Diane Gérin-Lajoie
    LC 3734.2 Q3G369 2019eb

  • Espaces critiques : écrire sur la littérature et les autres arts au Québec (1920-1960) / sous la direction de Karine Cellard et Vincent Lambert
    PS 8055 E77 2018eb

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

  • La rhétorique aujourd'hui / Alexandre Motulsky-Falardeau
    P 301 M922 2018eb

  • The ticking heart / Andrew Kaufman
    PR 9199.4 K375T53 2019eb

  • Vulgar mechanics / K.B. Thors
    PR 9199.4 B49767V85 2019eb
    In Vulgar Mechanics , K. B. Thors seeks to invent new strategies for survival through the two most basic tools available to the speaker: language and the body. The work begins in collapse, the poems acting as witness to the death of a mother. The speaker documents how, as her mother's physical body disintegrates, hidden knowledge rises to the surface in the form of "seismic legacy data." As dark secrets are released, the desire for justice demands improvisation. Moving from the fracked landscapes of the prairies to the steep verticality of New York, this is a collection concerned with hunger, anger, and the shifting fault-lines between play and pain. The poems celebrate the body as a vehicle of excavation and self-determination in a world in which there may be no such a thing as a safe word. Thors pushes against the boundaries of language - the material of sense, meaning - in order to claim a quantum vision of the self, one who transforms trauma into energy through its own multiplicity. The body becomes both ghost and machine, burning the past in its engine to make something beautiful and new, "a thunder egg / bucking the fire pit."

  • Travellers may still return / Michael Kenyon
    PR 9199.3 K423T73 2019eb

  • The godmother : a crime novel / Hannelore Cayre ; translated by Stephanie Smee
    PQ 2703 A96D3713 2019eb

  • Where the ice falls / J.E. Barnard
    Lacey McCrae tracks down a killer in the frozen hills of rural Alberta. When Zoe and her teenage daughter discover an ice-covered corpse at her boss's mountain chalet, ex-Mountie Lacey McCrae trades her Christmas shopping for Victim Services duty. The dead man is Eric, an intern at the Calgary oil company where Zoe works. Reported missing after a blizzard a month earlier, he was presumed dead by misadventure. But his missing car and other inconsistencies point to a suspicious death. When someone close to Lacey goes missing in similar circumstances, she fears the two cases may be connected. With help from old RCMP colleagues and tips that Zoe swears came from a ghost, Lacey tracks a ruthless killer through the merciless winter wilderness.

  • The girl who stole everything / Norman Ravvin

  • A dance of cranes / Steve Burrows
    Two separate continents, one shared fate: Death knows no boundaries. Newly estranged from his girlfriend, Lindy, Inspector Domenic Jejeune has returned to Canada to the news that his brother, Damian, has gone missing in Wood Buffalo National Park while conducting field research on Whooping Cranes. But even if Jejeune can find Damian in the vast, remote wilderness, staying alive afterward may prove a far greater challenge. Back in the U.K., Sergeant Danny Maik is on a missing person search of his own. Maik must try to track Lindy down after Jejeune's plan to protect her fails and she is abducted by a sociopathic killer. The disturbing circumstances of Lindy's disappearance mean that even if he finds her, the danger will not be over. Across two continents, the lives of Domenic and Lindy are spiralling toward a shared fate. And it seems there is nothing anyone can do to help them.

  • Anyone's game / Sylv Chiang ; illustrated by Connie Choi

  • Father Sweet / J.J. Martin
    PR 6114 I33M37 2019
    A shocking tale of secrets, guilt, and clerical child abuse.

    "God has made you special, but I will show you how to have an extraordinary life. Show you true love, as God intended for our kind."

    It's 1978. Blackburn Hamlet is a typical suburban village in eastern Ontario. In this vibrant Catholic community, life revolves around family and church. Then the safe comfort of both is destroyed by the arrival of a predator priest.

    When charismatic Father Sweet invites his new favourite altar boy on a camping trip, the boy's parents insist he go. Trapped in the woods, the boy struggles to evade the priest's sexual advances. But Father Sweet forces him to make an impossible choice.

    Twenty-five years later, he is lost, broken, and angry. His father's death reveals secrets that spur the man to relive his own past. Desiring justice, in need of healing, he discovers, in a daring rescue mission, a way to achieve both.

  • Petra's ghost / C.S. O'Cinneide
    A man's pilgrimage becomes something from his darkest nightmares when secrets arise and ghosts haunt his path. A woman has vanished on the Camino de Santiago, the ancient five-hundred-mile pilgrimage that crosses northern Spain. Daniel, an Irish expat, walks the lonely trail carrying his wife, Petra's, ashes, along with the damning secret of how she really died.When he teams up to walk with vibrant California girl Ginny, she seems like the perfect antidote for his grieving heart. But a nightmare figure begins to stalk them, and Daniel's mind starts to unravel from the horror of things he cannot explain. Unexpected twists and turns echo the path of the ancient trail they walk upon. The lines begin to blur between reality and madness, between truth and the lies we tell ourselves.

  • That's not hockey / by Andrée Poulin ; art by Félix Girard

  • PowerPoint 2019 for dummies / by Doug Lowe

    Get up and running fast with the PowerPoint 2019

    PowerPoint continues to be the go-to tool for business presentations. The software helps anyone who needs to communicate clearly by creating powerful and effective slideshow presentations featuring data in the form of charts, clip art, sound, and video. You can even use it to create presentations for the Web.

    In PowerPoint 2019 For Dummies , expert Doug Lowe shows you how to use this popular tool to make show-stopping presentations that will get your message across -- and your audience excited.

    Create a slide presentation with special effects Work with master slides and templates Collaborate with other users in the cloud Add charts, clip art, sound, and video

    Want to learn to use PowerPoint quickly and efficiently? Look no further!

  • Tell it slant : creating, refining, and publishing creative nonfiction / Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola
    Two award-winning authors reveal everything you need to know to develop your own distinctive voice and craft compelling, creative nonfiction

    When Emily Dickinson wrote "Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant," she offered sound advice for nonfiction writers: tell the truth but become more than mere transcribers of day to day life. In this invaluable guide, two award-winning authors show you how to take advantage of your own unique take on the world to create elegant nonfiction. In this book, you will find intensive writing instruction, an abundance of writing exercises, and more.

    This updated third edition covers the most up-to-date trends in nonfiction publishing, such as writing about gender and body size. It also includes practical advice for navigating the publishing industry. Whether you're a writing student or looking to launch a writing career, this book will help you take your writing skills to the next level.


    * 3 new chapters : Fresh content on writing about identity-centered topics, maintaining a productive work/life balance, and navigating the publishing industry

    * Fully updated : Offers new advice on revision, research, and publishing

    * Expert authors: Miller and Paola are college English professors and award-winning authors

    * Will show you how to develop a distinctive voice and use fresh language

    * Includes a wealth of writing exercises that will motive you to keep making progress

    * Provides insider information on how to conduct research and get published

  • Videos mit dem Smartphone : Profirezepte für mobiles Storytelling, von Konzept, Dreh und Nachbearbeitung bis Upload und Streaming / Robb Montgomery

  • A New Orleans author in Mark Twain's court : letters from Grace King's New England sojourns / edited by Miki Pfeffer

  • Trans-Atlantic Connections / Theresa Malphrus Welford
    PR 605 M68W35 2019

  • The mountains of Paris : how awe and wonder rewrote my life / David Oates
    PS 3565 A78Z46 2019

  • The whole machinery : the rural modern in cultures of the U.S. South, 1890-1946 / Benjamin S. Child
    PS 261 C45 2019

    A familiar story holds that modernization radiates outward from metropolitan origins. Expanding on Walter Benjamin's notion of die Moderne , The Whole Machinery explores representations of people and places, objects and occasions, that reverse that trajectory, demonstrating how modernizing agents move in a contrary direction as well--from the country to the city. In a crucial reconsideration, these figures aren't pulled by or into urban modernity so much as they bring alternate--and transformative--iterations of the modern to the urban world.

    Upending the U.S. South's reputation as either retrograde or unresponsive to modernity, Benjamin S. Child shows how the effects of national and transnational exchange, emergent technologies, and industrialization animate environments and bodies associated with, or performing, versions of the rural. To this end, he also exposes the shadow side of the cosmopolitan modern by investigating the rural sources--the laboring bodies and raw materials--that made such urban spaces possible, thus taking a broader survey of landscapes created by the Atlantic world's histories of uneven development.

    In this investigation of the rural modern that considers multiple media and forms of technology, Child's sources range widely, encompassing a spectrum of texts and their networks of transmission, reception, and signification. These include novels, poems, and short stories but also radio broadcasts, sound recordings, political pamphlets, photographs, magazine articles, newspaper reports, and agricultural bulletins. Folding such expressive artifacts into his larger arguments, Child considers how they both reflect and form modern(ist) culture. The result is a geography of southern modernism that includes an unexpected combination of landmarks, both actual and imagined: Twisted Oak, Arkansas, and Tukabahchee County, Alabama; Manhattan, Manchester, and Moscow; Tuskegee and Gobbler's Knob, North Carolina.

  • Wireless Dada : telegraphic poetics in the avant-garde / Kurt Beals
    PT 553 B39 2020

  • The Comedian as Confidence Man : Studies in Irony Fatigue / Will Kaufman
    PN 56 I65K38 1997

  • Science, technology, and Irish modernism / edited by Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons, and Julie McCormick Weng
    PR 478 M6S44 2019eb

  • Sacred weather : atmospheric essentialism in the work of John McGahern / Niamh Campbell
    PR 6063 A2176Z48 2019

  • The Blackademic life : academic fiction, higher education, and the Black intellectual / Lavelle Porter
    PS 374 N4P67 2020

  • The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884 : Volume 2 / Henry James ; edited by Michael Anesko and Greg W. Zacharias, Katie Sommer, associate editor ; with an introduction by Kathleen Lawrence
    PS 2123 A4 2018
    This volume of The Complete Letters of Henry James, 1883-1884 includes 125 letters, of which 72 are published for the first time, written from January 29, 1884, to November 9, 1884. The letters mark Henry James's confidence and achievements as an internationally important professional writer, including his participation in conceiving and carrying out with editors and publishers complicated plans to distribute his work and maximize his income. James details his work on mid-career novels The Bostonians and The Princess Casamassima as well as work on a number of tales that would help to define his career . This volume concludes with James's anticipation of the arrival in England from the United States of his sister, Alice, who would never again return to her homeland.

  • Black bourgeois class and sex in the flesh / Candice M. Jenkins
    PS 228 S63J46 2019eb

    Exploring the forces that keep black people vulnerable even amid economically privileged lives

    At a moment in U.S. history with repeated reminders of the vulnerability of African Americans to state and extralegal violence, Black Bourgeois is the first book to consider the contradiction of privileged, presumably protected black bodies that nonetheless remain racially vulnerable. Examining disruptions around race and class status in literary texts, Candice M. Jenkins reminds us that the conflicted relation of the black subject to privilege is not, solely, a recent phenomenon.

    Focusing on works by Toni Morrison, Spike Lee, Danzy Senna, Rebecca Walker, Reginald McKnight, Percival Everett, Colson Whitehead, and Michael Thomas, Jenkins shows that the seemingly abrupt discursive shift from post-Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter, from an emphasis on privilege and progress to an emphasis on vulnerability and precariousness, suggests a pendulum swing between two interrelated positions still in tension. By analyzing how these narratives stage the fraught interaction between the black and the bourgeois, Jenkins offers renewed attention to class as a framework for the study of black life--a necessary shift in an age of rapidly increasing income inequality and societal stratification.

    Black Bourgeois thus challenges the assumed link between blackness and poverty that has become so ingrained in the United States, reminding us that privileged subjects, too, are "classed." This book offers, finally, a rigorous and nuanced grasp of how African Americans live within complex, intersecting identities.

  • On becoming neighbors : the communication ethics of Fred Rogers / Alexandra C. Klarén

  • Fire summer : a novel / Thuy Da Lam
    PS 3612 A543287F57 2019

  • The shapes of early English poetry : style, form, history / edited by Irina Dumitrescu and Eric Weiskott
    PR 201 S536 2019

    This volume contributes to the study of early English poetics. In these essays, several related approaches and fields of study radiate outward from poetics, including stylistics, literary history, word studies, gender studies, metrics, and textual criticism. By combining and redirecting these traditional scholarly methods, as well as exploring newer ones such as object-oriented ontology and sound studies, these essays demonstrate how poetry responds to its intellectual, literary, and material contexts.

    The contributors propose to connect the small (syllables, words, and phrases) to the large (histories, emotions, faiths, secrets). In doing so, they attempt to work magic on the texts they consider: turning an ordinary word into something strange and new, or demonstrating texture, difference, and horizontality where previous eyes had perceived only smoothness, sameness, and verticality.

  • Poems of the American empire : the lyric form in the long twentieth century / Jen Hedler Phillis
    PS 323.5 P54 2019

  • "This mighty convulsion" : Whitman and Melville write the Civil War / Christopher Sten & Tyler Hoffman, editors
    PS 3242 W3T48 2019

  • Pan-African American literature : signifyin(g) immigrants in the twenty-first century / Stephanie Li
    PS 153 N5L5 2018
    The twenty-first century is witnessing a dynamic broadening of how blackness signifies both in the U.S. and abroad. Literary writers of the new African diaspora are at the forefront of exploring these exciting approaches to what black subjectivity means. Pan-African American Literature is dedicated to charting the contours of literature by African born or identified authors centered around life in the United States. The texts examined here deliberately signify on the African American literary canon to encompass new experiences of immigration, assimilation and identification that challenge how blackness has been previously conceived. Though race often alienates and frustrates immigrants who are accustomed to living in all-black environments, Stephanie Li holds that it can also be a powerful form of community and political mobilization.

  • Spoiler alert : a critical guide / Aaron Jaffe
    PN 3378 J34 2019

    All of this information at our fingertips--and we might not need any of it

    Concurrent with the compulsory connectivity of the digital age is the rise of the spoiler. The inevitability of information has changed the critical quality of modernity, leaving us with acute vertigo--a feeling that nothing new is left out there. Encompassing memes and trigger warnings, Vilem Flusser and Thomas Pynchon, Spoiler Alert wrangles with the state of surprise in post-historical times. Aaron Jaffe delivers a timely corrective to post-critical modes of reading that demonstrates the dangers of forfeiting critical suspicion.

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

  • Treme / Jaimey Fisher
    PN 1992.77 T77F57 2019

  • Mister Rogers' neighborhood : children, television, and Fred Rogers / with a new foreword by David "Mr. McFeeley" Newell ; edited by Mark Collins and Margaret Mary Kimmel
    PN 1992.4 R56M57 2019

  • Expanding the Black Film Canon : Race and Gender across Six Decades / Lisa Doris Alexander
    PN 1995.9 N4A44 2019
    If the sheer diversity of recent hits from Twelve Years a Slave and Moonlight to Get Out , Black Panther , and BlackkKlansman tells us anything, it might be that there's no such thing as "black film" per se. This book is especially timely, then, in expanding our idea of what black films are and, going back to the 1960s, showing us new and interesting ways to understand them.

    When critics and scholars write about films from the Blaxploitation movement--such as Cotton Comes to Harlem , Shaft , Superfly , and Cleopatra Jones --they emphasize their importance as films made for black audiences. Consequently, Lisa Doris Alexander points out, a film like the highly popular, Oscar-nominated Blazing Saddles --costarring and co-written by Richard Pryor--is generally left out of the discussion because it doesn't fit the profile of what a black film of the period should be. This is the kind of categorical thinking that Alexander seeks to broaden, looking at films from the 60s to the present day in the context of their time. Applying insights from black feminist thought and critical race theory to one film per decade, she analyzes what each can tell us about the status of black people and race relations in the United States at the time of its release.

    By teasing out the importance of certain films excluded from the black film canon, Alexander hopes to expand that canon to include films typically relegated to the category of popular entertainment--and to show how these offer more nuanced representations of black characters even as they confront, negate, or parody the controlling images that have defined black filmic characters for decades.

  • Chaucer's losers, Nintendo's children, and other forays in queer ludonarratology / Tison Pugh
    Tison Pugh examines the intersection of narratology, ludology, and queer studies, pointing to the ways in which the blurred boundaries between game and narrative provide both a textual and a metatextual space of queer narrative potential. By focusing on these three distinct yet complementary areas, Pugh shifts understandings of the way their play, pleasure, and narrative potential are interlinked.

    Through illustrative readings of an eclectic collection of cultural artifacts--from Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to Nintendo's Legend of Zelda franchise, from Edward Albee's dramatic masterpiece Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy novels--Pugh offers perspectives of blissful ludonarratology, sadomasochistic ludonarratology, the queerness of rules, the queerness of godgames, and the queerness of children's questing video games. Collectively, these analyses present a range of interpretive strategies for uncovering the disruptive potential of gaming texts and textual games while demonstrating the wide applicability of queer ludonarratology throughout the humanities.

  • Aquí and Allá : Transnational Dominican Theater / Camilla Stevens

  • Precarious spectatorship : theatre and image in an age of emergencies / by Sam Haddow
    PN 2051 H33 2020
    Precarious spectatorship is about the relationship between emergencies and the spectator. In the early twenty-first century, 'emergencies' are commonplace in the newsgathering and political institutions of western industrial democracies. From terrorism to global warming, the refugee crisis to general elections, the spectator is bombarded with narratives that seek to suspend the criteria of everyday life in order to address perpetual 'exceptional' threats. The book argues that repeated exposure to these narratives through the apparatuses of contemporary technology creates a 'precarious spectatorship', where the spectator's ability to rationalise herself or her relationship with the object of her spectatorship is compromised. This precarity has become a destructive but too-often overlooked aspect of contemporary spectatorship.

  • Cinemagritte : René Magritte within the frame of film history, theory, and practice / Lucy Fischer
    PN 1995.9 A76F57 2019

  • Irish on the move : performing mobility in American variety theatre / Michelle Granshaw
    PN 1590 I75G73 2019

  • Heroes of the borderlands : the Western in Mexican film, comics, and music / Christopher Conway
    PN 1993.5 M4C585 2019

  • Star attractions : twentieth-century movie magazines and global fandom / edited by Tamar Jeffers McDonald and Lies Lanckman
    PN 4836 S73 2019

  • Arabic language processing : from theory to practice : 7th International Conference, ICALP 2019, Nancy, France, October 16-17, 2019, Proceedings / Kamel Smaïli (eds.)

  • Inquiry and research skills for language teachers Kenan Dikilitaş, Ali Bostancıoğlu

  • Writing resistance and the question of gender : Charlotte Delbo, Noor Inayat Khan, and Germaine Tillion / Lara R. Curtis
    PN 56 W3C87 2019eb

  • Personhood in Science Fiction : Religious and Philosophical Considerations / Juli L. Gittinger
    PN 3433.6 G58 2019

  • The Palgrave handbook of the philosophy of film and motion pictures / Noël Carroll, Laura T. Di Summa, Shawn Loht, editors
    PN 1995 P35 2019

  • Constructive Semantics Meaning in Between Phenomenology and Constructivism / Christina Weiss, editor

  • Reading Shakespeare in the movies : non-adaptations and their meaning / Eric S. Mallin
    PR 3093 M35 2019

  • Literature and meat since 1900 Seán McCorry, John Miller, editors

  • Transmediating the Whedonverse(s) : essays on texts, paratexts, and metatexts / Juliette C. Kitchens, Julie L. Hawk, editors
    PN 1992.4 W49T73 2019

  • Shakespeare and Protestant Poetics / Jason Gleckman
    PR 3011 G54 2019

  • Modernist poetry, gender and leisure technologies machine amusements / Alex Goody

  • The films of Arturo Ripstein : the sinister gaze of the world / Manuel Gutiérrez Silva, Luis Duno Gottberg, editors

  • War representation in British cinema and television : From Suez to Thatcher, and beyond / Kevin M. Flanagan

  • Language competition and shift in New Australia, Paraguay / Danae Perez
    P 40.5 L542P3 2019eb

  • Multiple narratives, versions and truth in the contemporary novel / Nicholas Frangipane
    PN 56 T78F73 2019eb

  • Filmmaking as research : Screening memories / Diane Charleson

  • The civil power of the news / Jackie Harrison
    PN 4751 H37 2019

  • Experimentation and the lyric in contemporary French poetry / Jeff Barda

  • Gender, the New Woman, and the monster / Elizabeth D. Macaluso
    PR 468 W6M33 2019eb

  • Race and utopian desire in American literature and society / Patricia Ventura, Edward K. Chan, editors
    PS 169 U85R33 2019eb

  • Worlding a peripheral literature / Marko Juvan

  • The Gender of Money in Middle English Literature : Value and Economy in Late Medieval England / Diane Cady

  • Posthuman capital and biotechnology in contemporary novels Justin Omar Johnston

  • Biography and history in film Thomas S. Freeman, David L. Smith, editors

  • International research on multilingualism : breaking with the monolingual perspective / Eva Vetter, Ulrike Jessner, editors
    P 115 I58 2019eb

  • Negotiating identity in modern foreign language teaching / Matilde Gallardo, editor
    P 53 N44 2019eb

  • Thematic relations : a study in the grammar-cognition interface / Mário A. Perini
    P 165 P47 2019eb

  • Onomatopoeia and relevance : communication of impressions via sound / Ryoko Sasamoto

  • The road / Cormac McCarthy
    PS 3563 C337R63 2006
    A searing, postapocalyptic novel destined to become Cormac McCarthy's masterpiece.

    A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food--and each other.

    The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.
Updated: Saturday 14 December 2019
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