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

  • D.W. Griffith, American film master, by Iris Barry ..
    PN 1998 A3 G72 1940

  • En attendant Godot / Samuel Beckett
    PQ 2603 E378 E5 2017

  • Transcribing for social research / Alexa Hepburn, Galina B. Bolden
    P 95.45 H467 2017eb

  • Dorothy Heathcote : collected writings on education and drama / edited by Liz Johnson and Cecily O'Neill
    PN 3171 H325 1991
    What does it mean to be "an excellent teacher?" To Dorothy Heathcote, one of this century's most respected educational innovators, it means seeing one's pupils as they really are, shunning labels and stereotypes. It means taking risks: putting aside one's comfortable, doctrinaire role and participating fully in the learning process. Above all, it means pushing oneself and one's students to the outer limits of capability--often, with miraculous results.

    In this lively collection of essays and talks from 1967-80, Heathcote shares the findings of her groundbreaking work in the application of theater techniques and play to classroom teaching. She provides a time-tested philosophy on the value of dramatic activity in breaking down barriers and overcoming inertia. Her insistence that teachers must step down from their pedestals and immerse themselves in the possibility of the moment makes for magical and challenging reading.

  • Homage to Clio / by W.H. Auden
    PR 6001 U4H6 1960

  • Selected poems / by Elizabeth Daryush ; selected, and with a foreword, by Yvor Winters
    PR 6007 A65 A6 1948

  • The thirty-six dramatic situations / Georges Polti ; translated by Lucille Ray
    PN 218 P6413 1977

  • Mrs. Osmond / John Banville
    PR 6052 A57 M78 2018
    Having fled Rome and a stultifying marriage, Isabel Osmond is in London, brooding on the recent disclosure of her husband's shocking , years-long betrayal of her. What should she do now, and which way should she turn, in the emotional labyrinth where she has been trapped for so long? Reawakened by grief and the knowledge of having been grievously wronged, she determines to resume her youthful quest for freedom and independence.

    Soon Isabel must return to Italy and confront her husband, and seek to break his powerful hold on her. But will she succeed in outwitting him, and securing her revenge?

    Mrs Osmond is a masterly novel of betrayal, corruption andmoral ambiguity, from the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sea.

  • Joyce effects on language, theory, and history / Derek Attridge
    PR 6019 O9 Z525647 2000
    Joyce Effects is a collection of essays by a leading commentator on James Joyce. Joyce's books, Derek Attridge argues, go off like fireworks, and one of this book's aims is to enhance the reader's enjoyment of these special effects. He examines the way Joyce's writing challenges and transforms our understanding of language, literature, and history and offers in-depth analysis of Joyce's major works. This collection represents fifteen years of close engagement with Joyce by Derek Attridge and reflects the changing course of Joyce criticism during this period.

  • Virginia Woolf, life and London : a biography of place / by Jean Moorcroft Wilson ; illustrated by Leonard McDermid
    PR 6045 O72 Z92 1987

  • Television news and the elderly : broadcast managers' attitudes toward older adults / Michael L. Hilt
    PN 4888 T4 H55 1997
    This concise survey investigates the television general managers' and news directors' attitudes towards the elderly in the United States. Originally published in 1997, it raises important issues of ageing in relation to the media with specific focus on the older viewer's status as a viewing audience of the news and how they are presented in the news.

  • Literature & theology in colonial New England
    PS 195 R4M8

  • Pushkin / by D.S. Mirsky
    PG 3350 M5

  • Environmental ethics and film / Pat Brereton
    PN 1995.9 E78 B84 2016eb

    Environmental ethics presents and defends a systematic and comprehensive account of the moral relation between human beings and their natural environment and assumes that human behaviour toward the natural world can and is governed by moral norms. In contemporary society, film has provided a powerful instrument for the moulding of such ethical attitudes.

    Through a close examination of the medium, Environmental Ethics and Film explores how historical ethical values can be re-imagined and re-constituted for more contemporary audiences. Building on an extensive back-catalogue of eco-film analysis, the author focuses on a diverse selection of contemporary films which target audiences' ethical sensibilities in very different ways. Each chapter focuses on at least three close readings of films and documentaries, examining a wide range of environmental issues as they are illustrated across contemporary Hollywood films.

    This book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of environmental communication, film studies, media and cultural studies, environmental philosophy and ethics.

  • Iliad, Book nine / Homer ; edited by Jasper Griffin
    PA 4020 P9 1995
    Epic masterpiece chronicles last days of Trojan War - quarrel of Achilles and Agamemnon, siege of Troy, death of Hector, Trojan Horse, many other incidents and events. Celebrated Samuel Butler prose translation.

  • Rhetorical audience studies and reception of rhetoric : exploring audiences empirically / Jens E. Kjeldsen, editor
    P 301 R4717 2018eb

  • Politics and digital literature in the Middle East : perspectives on online text and context / Nele Lenze
    P 95.82 M628 L36 2019eb

  • Mockumentary comedy : performing authenticity / Richard Wallace
    PN 1995.9 D62 W35 2018eb

  • Interaction in digital news media : from principles to practice / Mario Pérez-Montoro, editor
    PN 4784 O62 I58 2018eb

  • Discourse and narrative methods / Mona Livholts, Maria Tamboukou
    P 302 L58 2015eb

  • Advances in membership categorisation analysis / edited by Richard Fitzgerald and William Housley
    P 95.45 A38 2015eb

  • Adaptable TV : rewiring the text / Yvonne Griggs
    PN 1992.8 T45 G75 2018eb

  • Dynamics of mediatization : institutional change and everyday transformations in a digital age / Olivier Driessens, Göran Bolin, Andreas Hepp, Stig Hjarvard editors
    P 96 T42 D96 2017eb

  • Hollywood : roman / Marc Séguin
    PS 8637 E476 H65 2012
    New York, December 24. A stray bullet and Branka Svetidrva, who survived the snipers' gunfire in Sarajevo, is dead just days before she would have given birth. The father-to-be had never believed in love, until she had shown him the joys of a shared life. Grieving and contemplating the betrayal of hope that lurks beneath a city's glossy surface, he wanders the streets, until meeting a loving husband and wife, living by choice on the margins of society. They listen to his story and tell their own, while in the background the television news reports on astronaut Stanislas Konchenko, who has just disconnected himself from his spacecraft in a bold statement about humanity that has captured the world's attention. Marc Seguin is a master when working with events of enormous impact, and wonderfully empathetic in his revelations about the human heart. Hollywood is a tale full of fateful meetings and strange coincidences, and an exploration of those moments that stand against the hypocrisy of the American Dream, what many now consider an unattainable "made-in-Hollywood" ideal.

  • DVD, Blu-ray and beyond : navigating formats and platforms within media consumption / Jonathan Wroot, Andy Willis, editors
    PN 1995.9 D57 D84 2017eb

  • Cultural intermediaries : audience participation in media organisations / Jonathon Hutchinson ; foreword by Gregory Ferrell Lowe
    P 94.6 H88 2017eb

  • Cohesion, coherence and temporal reference from an experimental corpus pragmatics perspective / Cristina Grisot
    P128.C68 G75 2018

  • Irish Traveller Language : An Ethnographic and Folk-Linguistic Exploration

  • Essays in literary aesthetics / Ranjan K. Ghosh

  • Cosmopolitanism and Transatlantic Circles in Music and Literature / Ryan R. Weber

  • The ecologies of amateur theatre / Helen Nicholson, Nadine Holdsworth, Jane Milling

  • Women's narratives and the postmemory of displacement in Central-Eastern Europe / Simona Mitroiu

  • Political economy and the novel : a literary history of "homo economicus" / Sarah Comyn
    PR149.E29 C66 2018

  • Finding the Personal Voice in Filmmaking / Erik Knudsen

  • Globalization and Latin American cinema : towards a new critical paradigm / Sophia A. McClennen
    PN1993.5.L3 .M34 2018eb

  • Translanguaging as everyday practice / Gerardo Mazzaferro, editor
    P115.35 .T73 2018

  • A Study on the Washback Effects of the Test for English Majors (TEM) : Implications for Testing and Teaching Reforms / Qian Xu and Jun Liu

  • Narrating complexity / Richard Walsh, Susan Stepney, editors

  • Lords of the Ice Moons : a scientific novel / Michael Carroll

  • Statistical language and speech processing : 6th International Conference, SLSP 2018, Mons, Belgium, October 15-16, 2018, Proceedings / Thierry Dutoit, Carlos Martín-Vide, Gueorgui Pironkov (eds.)

  • Okinawa Under Occupation : McDonaldization and Resistance to Neoliberal Propaganda / by Miyume Tanji, Daniel Broudy

  • Memoirs of Victorian Working-Class Women : the Hard Way Up / by Florence s. Boos

  • Victorian detectives in contemporary culture : beyond Sherlock Holmes / Lucyna Krawczyk-Żywko, editor
    PN 1995.9 D4 V53 2017eb

  • Prostitution and Sex Work in Global Cinema : New Takes on Fallen Women / edited by Danielle Hipkins, Kate Taylor-Jones

  • Tennyson and Geology : Poetry and Poetics

  • Romantic women witers and Arthurian legend : the quest for knowledge / Katie Garner

  • The Palgrave handbook of affect studies and textual criticism / edited by Donald R. Wehrs and Thomas Blake
    P 47 P35 2017eb

  • Scale in literature and culture / Michael Tavel Clarke, David Wittenberg, editors
    PN 98 S33 S33 2017eb

  • Traumatic memory and the ethical, political and transhistorical functions of literature / Susana Onega, Constanza del Río, Maite Escudero-Alías, editors

  • The Poetics of Migration in Contemporary Irish Poetry

  • Rerouting Galician studies : multidisciplinary interventions / Benita Sampedro Vizcaya, José A. Losada Montero, editors

  • Risk, participation, and performance practice : critical vulnerabilities in a precarious world / Alice O'Grady, editor
    PN 1584 R57 2017eb

  • Transnational European television drama : production, genres and audiences / Ib Bondebjerg, Eva Novrup Redvall, Rasmus Helles, Signe Sophus Lai, Henrik Søndergaard, Cecilie Astrupgaard

  • Subversive adaptations : Czech literature on screen behind the Iron Curtain / Petr Bubeníček
    This book deals with film adaptations of literary works created in Communist Czechoslovakia between 1954 and 1969, such as The Fabulous World of Jules Verne (Zeman 1958), Marketa Lazarová (Vláčil 1967), and The Joke (Jires 1969). Bubeníček treats a historically significant period around which myths and misinformation have arisen. The book is broad in scope and examines aesthetic, political, social, and cultural issues. It sets out to disprove the notion that the state-controlled film industry behind the Iron Curtain produced only aesthetically uniform works pandering to official ideology. Bubeníček's main aim is to show how the political situation of Communist Czechoslovakia moulded the film adaptations created there, but also how these same works, in turn, shaped the sociocultural conditions of the 1950s and the 1960s.

  • New directions in literature and medicine studies / Stephanie M. Hilger, editor

  • Transgressive humor of American women writers / Sabrina Fuchs Abrams, editor

  • Story and philosophy for social change in Medieval and postmodern writing : reading for change / Allyson Carr

  • Revision and the superhero genre / David Hyman

  • Python beyond python : critical engagements with culture / Paul N. Reinsch, B. Lynn Whitfield, Robert G. Weiner, editors
    PN 2599.5 T54 P98 2017eb

  • The poetics and politics of Alzheimer's disease life-writing / Martina Zimmermann

  • The philosophy of Piers Plowman : the ethics and epistemology of love in late medieval thought / David Strong
    PR 2015 S77 2017eb

  • The varieties of authorial intention : literary theory beyond the intentional fallacy / John Farrell

  • Tagore and nationalism / K.L. Tuteja, Kaustav Chakraborty, editors

  • The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods / edited by Mike Allen
    P 91 S23 2017eb

  • Le Singulier Montaigne
    PQ 1643 M5

  • Developing research proposals / Pam Denicolo, Lucinda Becker
    PE 1404 D46 2012eb

  • The Cambridge companion to narrative theory / edited by Matthew Garrett, Wesleyan University
    PN 212 C365 2018eb
    Narrative theory is essential to everything from history to lyric poetry, from novels to the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Narrative theory explores how stories work and how we make them work. This Companion is both an introduction and a contribution to the field. It presents narrative theory as an approach to understanding all kinds of cultural production: from literary texts to historiography, from film and videogames to philosophical discourse. It takes the long historical view, outlines essential concepts, and reflects on the way narrative forms connect with and rework social forms. The volume analyzes central premises, identifies narrative theory's feminist foundations, and elaborates its significance to queer theory and issues of race. The specially commissioned essays are exciting to read, uniting accessibility and rigor, traditional concerns with a renovated sense of the field as a whole, and analytical clarity with stylistic dash. Topical and substantial, The Cambridge Companion to Narrative Theory is an engaging resource on a key contemporary concept.

  • The Cambridge companion to English melodrama / edited by Carolyn Williams
    PR 635 M45 C36 2018eb
    This newly commissioned series of essays by leading scholars is the first volume to offer both an overview of the field and also current emerging critical views on the history, form, and influence of English melodrama. Authoritative voices provide an introduction to melodrama's early formal features such as tableaux and music, and trace the development of the genre in the nineteenth century through the texts and performances of its various sub-genres, the theatres within which the plays were performed, and the audiences who watched them. The historical contexts of melodrama are considered through essays on topics including contemporary politics, class, gender, race, and empire. And the extensive influences of melodrama are demonstrated through a wide-ranging assessment of its ongoing and sometimes unexpected expressions - in psychoanalysis, in other art forms (the novel, film, television, musical theatre), and in popular culture generally - from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century.

  • The Cambridge companion to David Foster Wallace / edited by Ralph Clare
    PS 3573 A425635Z58 2018eb
    Best known for his masterpiece Infinite Jest, David Foster Wallace re-invented fiction and non-fiction for a generation with his groundbreaking and original work. Wallace's desire to blend formal innovation and self-reflexivity with the communicative and restorative function of literature resulted in works that appeal as much to a reader's intellect as they do emotion.As such, few writers in recent memory have quite matched his work's intense critical and popular impact. The essays in this Companion, written by top Wallace scholars, offer a historical and cultural context for grasping Wallace's significance, provide rigorous individual readings of each of his major works, whether story collections, non-fiction, or novels, and address the key themes and concerns of these works, including aesthetics, politics, religion and spirituality, race, and post-humanism. This wide-ranging volume is a necessary resource for understanding an author now widely regarded as one of the most influential and important of his time.

  • Corporeality in early cinema : viscera, skin, and physical form / edited by Marina Dahlquist, Doron Galili, Jan Olsson, and Valentine Robert
    PN 1995.9 B62 C68 2018

    Corporeality in Early Cinema inspires a heightened awareness of the ways in which early film culture, and screen praxes overall are inherently embodied. Contributors argue that on- and offscreen (and in affiliated media and technological constellations), the body consists of flesh and nerves and is not just an abstract spectator or statistical audience entity.

    Audience responses from arousal to disgust, from identification to detachment, offer us a means to understand what spectators have always taken away from their cinematic experience. Through theoretical approaches and case studies, scholars offer a variety of models for stimulating historical research on corporeality and cinema by exploring the matrix of screened bodies, machine-made scaffolding, and their connections to the physical bodies in front of the screen.

  • Men without country / by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall
    PS 3527 O437 N67

  • Not built with hands, by Helen C. White
    PS 3545 H5272 N68

  • Life is about losing everything / Lynn Crosbie
    PS 8555 R66 L53 2012

    From the author of the wildly controversial books Liar and Paul's Case comes one of the most anticipated -- and perhaps, in some quarters, feared -- books of the year. This is author Lynn Crosbie at her most honest, most cutting, most hilarious, and most heartbreaking. The stories told here are at once a cache, a repository, of a seven-year period in the author's life; and, too, a gymnasium, a place where she can flex her prodigious wit and her dazzling stash of literary tricks

    Deft with matters both low- and highbrow (here are stories about 80s big-hair bands and the lasting, theological value of the Rocky series; here, too are stories contemplating critical theory and fine art), Life Is About Losing Everything speaks with manic yet grave authority about risking and losing everything, and then sorting through the remains to discover what is beautiful, what is trash, and what, ultimately, belongs.

  • Journalism and social media : practitioners, organisations and institutions / Diana Bossio
    PN 4784 O62 B6 2017eb

  • Digital technology and journalism : an international comparative perspective / Jingrong Tong, Shih-Hung Lo, editors
    PN 4784 T34 D54 2017eb

  • The collected longer poems
    PS 3535 E923 A17 1968

  • Driving men mad / Elise Levine
    PS 8573 E9647 D73 1995
    A new edition of this title may be available from McClelland & Stewart.

  • The Cambridge companion to American literature of the 1930s / edited by William Solomon
    PS 223 C35 2018eb
    This Companion offers a compelling survey of American literature in the 1930s. These thirteen new essays by accomplished scholars in the field provide re-examinations of crucial trends in the decade: the rise of the proletarian novel; the intersection of radical politics and experimental aesthetics; the documentary turn; the rise of left-wing theatres; popular fictional genres; the impact of Marxist thought on African-American historical writing; the relation of modernist prose to mass entertainment. Placing such issues in their political and economic contexts, this Companion constitutes an excellent introduction to a vital area of critical and scholarly inquiry. This collection also functions as a valuable reference guide to Depression-era cultural practice, furnishing readers with a chronology of important historical events in the decade and crucial publication dates, as well as a wide-ranging bibliography for those interested in reading further into the field.

  • Amriika / M.G. Vassanji
    PS 8593 A87 A47 1999
    Amriikais a novel of betrayal, disillusionment, and discovery set in America during three highly charged decades in the nation's history. In the late sixties, Ramji, a student from Dar es Salaam, East Africa, arrives in an America far different from the one he dreamed about, one caught up in anti-war demonstrations, revolutionary lifestyles, and spiritual quests. As Ramji finds himself pulled by the tumultuous currents of those troubled times, he is swept up in events whose consequences will haunt him for years to come. Decades later in a changed America, having recently left a marriage and a suburban existence, an older Ramji, passionately in love, finds himself drawn into a set of circumstances which hold terrifying reminders of the past and its unanswered questions.

  • The assassin's song / M.G. Vassanji
    PS 8593 A87 A9 2013
    M.G. Vassanji's magnificent new novel provides further proof of his unique, wide ranging and profound genius. The Assassin's Song is a shining study of the conflict between ancient loyalties and modern desires, a conflict that creates turmoil the world over - and it is at once an intimate portrait of one man's painful struggle to hold the earthly and the spiritual in balance.

    In The Assassin's Song , Karsan Dargawalla tells the story of the medieval Sufi shrine of Pirbaag, and his betrayal of its legacy. But Karsan's conflicted attempt to settle accounts quickly blossoms into a layered tale that spans centuries: from the mysterious Nur Fazal's spiritual journeys through thirteenth century India, to his shrine's eventual destruction in the horrifying "riots" of 2002.

    From the age of eleven, Karsan has been told that one day he will succeed his father as guardian of the Shrine of the Wanderer: as the highest spiritual authority in their region, he will be God's representative to the multitudes who come to the shrine for penance and worship. But Karsan's longings are simpler: to play cricket with his friends, to discover more of the exciting world he reads about in the newspapers his friend Raja Singh, a truck driver, brings him from all over India.

    Half on a whim, Karsan applies to study at Harvard, but when he is unexpectedly offered a scholarship there he must try to meld his family's wishes with his own yearnings. Two years immersed in the intellectual and sexual ferment of America splits him further, until finally Karsan abdicates his successorship to the eight hundred-year-old throne.

    But even as Karsan succeeds in his "ordinary" life - marrying and having a son, becoming a professor in suburban British Columbia - his heritage haunts him in unexpected ways. And after tragedy strikes, both in Canada and Pirbaag, he is drawn back across thirty years of silence and separation to discover what, if anything, is left for him in India.

    Both sweeping and intimate, The Assassin's Song is a great novel in the grandest sense: a book that captures the intricate complexities of the individual conscience even as it grippingly portrays entire civilizations in tumult.
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