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            Multimodal Stylistics of the Novel: More than Words
             

            Multimodal Stylistics of the Novel: More than Words (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Norgaard, Nina

            • RRP: $73.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This book advocates for a new analytical framework that extends our understanding of multimodal meaning-making in the novel. Integrating theoretical traditions from stylistics and the influential social semiotic approach to multimodal communication developed by Kress and van Leeu...wen, Norgaard applies this method of analysis in order to build on existing stylistic practices that look at linguistic features in the novel to encompass other semiotic resources found in the form, such as typography, layout, images, paper and book-cover design. The volume grounds the discussion with supporting examples from novels that feature experimentation with multiple semiotic resources as well as more traditional novels, furthering the argument that all novels are inherently multimodal. Offering new insights and tools for unpacking multimodal meaning-making in this critical literary genre, this volume is an indispensable resource for graduate students and researchers in multimodality, stylistics and literary studies.
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            ISBN 9780367584542
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Companion
             

            Malaysian Literature in English: A Critical Companion (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            Edited by Quayum, Mohammad A.

            This collection of essays brings together work by some of the most internationally acclaimed critics of Malaysian literature in English from different parts of the world, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the US. It investigates the works of major writer...s of the tradition in the genres of drama, fiction and poetry, from its beginnings to the present, focusing mainly on thematic and stylistic trends. The book pays particular attention to issues such as gender, ethnici...
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            ISBN 9781527551985
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            Language en
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Postcolonial Star Wars: Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away
             

            Postcolonial Star Wars: Essays on Empire and Rebellion in a Galaxy Far, Far Away (PDF ebook – 1st edition)

            Edited by Schultz, Matthew

            This collection of twenty short essays draws upon postcolonial theories established by Edward Said, Frantz Fanon, and Albert Camus to help readers better understand the power structures in Star Wars. Divided into five sections--Rebellion, Racism, Feminism, The Subaltern, and The ...Gothic--the text considers the narrative and technical aspects of various Star Wars films, animated television series, comics, and short stories. While this collection will be of interest to any Star Wars fan wishing ...
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            ISBN 9781527551992
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            Language en
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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            The Violent Hero: Heracles in the Greek Imagination
              

            The Violent Hero: Heracles in the Greek Imagination (Hardback)

            By Lu Hsu, Professor Katherine

            • RRP: $426.50
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            • Pub Date
              10 Dec 20

            This book uses the mythological hero Heracles as a lens for investigating the nature of heroic violence in archaic and classical Greek literature, from Homer through to Aristophanes. Heracles was famous for his great victories as much as for his notorious failures. Driving each o...f these acts is his heroic violence, an ambivalent force that can offer communal protection as well as cause grievous harm. Drawing on evidence from epic, lyric poetry, tragedy, and comedy, this work illuminates the strategies used to justify, constrain, and deflate the threatening aspects of violence. The mixed results of these strategies also demonstrate how the figure of Heracles inherently - and stubbornly - resists reform. The diverse character of Heracles' violent acts reveals an enduring tension in understanding violence: is violence a negative individual trait, that is to say, the manifestation of an internal state of hostility? Or is it one specific means to a preconceived end, rather like an instrument whose employment may or may not be justified? Katherine Lu Hsu explores these evolving attitudes towards individual violence in the ancient Greek world while also shedding light on timeless debates about the nature of violence itself.
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            ISBN 9781350153714
            Released NZ 10 Dec 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            How Science Proved Edward De Vere Was William Shakespeare
             

            How Science Proved Edward De Vere Was William Shakespeare (Hardback, Second Revised, Updated ed.)

            By Roper, David L.

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            This book describes in detail the ground-breaking discovery concerning William Shakespeare's real identity, which has been the subject of a recent scientific investigation. Its conclusive result appears in this updated second edition of How Science Proved Edward de Vere was Willi...am Shakespeare, by providing irrefutable proof that the 17th Earl of Oxford himself, admitted to having been compelled by Queen Elizabeth I and her first minister Lord Burghley to use the name William Shakespeare as his penname. As a matter of national security, his penname and literary work were both incorporated into the otherwise vacant life of William Shakspere, a resident of Stratford-upon-Avon, a hundred miles distant from London; thereby avoiding a threatened scandal in the Queen's court becoming public knowledge. Combined with the savage recriminations for disobeying censorship at that time, the ruse was a success. And William Shakspere as Shakespeare became grafted onto the line of Tudor history that has survived for more than four centuries. Contemporaries of the Earl of Oxford secretly rebelled at this injustice to English literature by joining with him to bequeath the truth of his authorship to a future generation. The media they used were Oxford's Sonnet 76, his poem as Ignoto in Spenser's Faerie Queene, Thomas Nashe's Strange Newes, and Ben Jonson's opening poem in the First Folio, then in the inscription on the Stratford Monument, and thirdly the verse he composed for Shakspere's Gravestone; to these were added Thomas Thorpe's Dedication prefacing Shake-speares Sonnets, Leonard Digges's Tribute to William Shake-speare, William Marshall's Poem accompanying his illustration of Shakespeare, John Benson's Letter to the Reader in his poems by Wil. Shakespeare Gent, and Sir Aston Cokaine's Dedication in his book of poems. All have one thing in common. They were written in cipher-text using steganography, and employing the same code word, defined as 'Whisper, secret talk'. Seen toget
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            ISBN 9780954387389
            Released NZ 27 Mar 2020
            Publisher Orvid Editions
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            Pop Und Tod: Schreiben Nach Der Theorie
              

            Pop Und Tod: Schreiben Nach Der Theorie (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1. Aufl. 2020 ed.)

            By Kreuzmair, Elias

            • RRP: $213.99
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            • Pub Date
              24 Jul 20

            Wie hat Theorie den Roman verandert? Und was hat Pop damit zu tun? Die Thesen von Michel Foucault, Roland Barthes und Jacques Derrida stellen das Schreiben vor Probleme, die in der Versuchsanordnung von Literatur und Pop wie unter dem Brennglas sichtbar werden. Pop-Texte streben ...nach Unmittelbarkeit, Gegenwart, Leben und wissen zugleich um die fundamentale Nachtraglichkeit der Schrift. Sie wissen, dass sprachliche Zeichen immer nur auf andere Zeichen verweisen. Es ist genau diese Spannung zwischen Unmittelbarkeit und Nachtraglichkeit, die in den diskutierten Romanen von Christian Kracht, Rainald Goetz und Thomas Meinecke produktiv wird. In ihrem Schreiben kulminiert das Aufeinandertreffen von Literatur und Theorie in einem emphatischen Verstandnis von Pop als Lebensform, deren Theorie sie wiederum in ihren Romanen formulieren.
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            ISBN 9783662617106
            Released NZ 24 Jul 2020
            Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin and Hei
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Kontemporar. Schriften Zur Deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliter
            Language (German)
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            Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics
              

            Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics (Hardback, 1st ed. 2020)

            Edited by Bozant Witcher, Heather; Kahrmann Huseby, Amy

            • RRP: $460.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 20

            Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics offers a range of Pre-Raphaelite literary scholarship, provoking innovative discussions into the poetic form, gender dynamics, political engagement, and networked communities of Pre-Raphaelitism.

            ISBN 9783030513375
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
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            Transcultural Nationalism in Hispano-Filipino Literature: Writing the Philippines in Spanish
              

            Transcultural Nationalism in Hispano-Filipino Literature: Writing the Philippines in Spanish (Hardback, 1st ed. 2021)

            By Villaescusa Illan, Irene

            • RRP: $296.50
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            • Pub Date
              8 Nov 20

            This book studies a selection of works of Philippine literature in Spanish from the twentieth century, when the Philippines was a territory of the United States (1902-1946).

            ISBN 9783030515980
            Released NZ 8 Nov 2020
            Publisher Springer Nature Switzerland AG
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Historical and Cultural Interconnections between Latin America and Asia
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            Spirite
             

            Spirite (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gautier, Theophile

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            Les sentiments de l'ame passent par le controle de l'esprit avant de se fixer sur le papier, et d'ailleurs ils ne vont pas s'y rediger d'eux-memes pendant que le cerveau reve a autre chose; il fallait qu'une influence qu'il ne pouvait definir se fut emparee de lui pendant qu'il e...tait absent de lui-meme et eut agi a sa place, car il etait bien sur, maintenant qu'il y reflechissait, de n'avoir pas dormi une seule minute; toute la soiree il avait ete paresseux, somnolent, engourdi par une torpeur de bien-etre, mais a ce moment-la il etait parfaitement eveille. L'alternative contrariante d'aller chez d'Ymbercourt ou de lui ecrire un billet pour se degager de l'invitation lui donnait meme une certaine surexcitation febrile: ces lignes qui resumaient son idee secrete d'une facon si juste et plus nettement qu'il ne se l'etait encore avoue, etaient dues a une intervention qu'il fallait bien qualifier de surnaturelle jusqu'a ce que l'analyse l'eut expliquee ou lui eut donne un autre titre.Pendant que Guy de Malivert remuait ces questions dans sa tete, la voiture roulait par les rues, que le froid et la neige rendaient plus desertes qu'elles ne l'eussent ete dans ces quartiers elegants et riches ou la vie nocturne ne s'arrete que fort tard.
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            ISBN 9781671022089
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (French)
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            L'Orient - Tome 1
             

            L'Orient - Tome 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gautier, Theophile

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            Nous ne parlerons pas de l'escalier des Geants, avec ses deux colosses de Sansovino; des statues d'Adam et d'Eve, d'Andrea Riccio; des deux puits de bronze ornes d'arabesques et de figures, par Niccolo dei Conti, et de toutes les merveilles du Cortile, ni de la gueule de lion, qu...i, depouillee maintenant de ses terreurs mysterieuses, ressemble a s'y tromper a une boite aux lettres, ni du conseil des Dix, ni des seigneurs de la nuit, ni de tout cet attirail de francs-juges et d'inquisiteurs dont la Republique serenissime aimait a s'entourer; d'ailleurs, la domination autrichienne a remplace tout cela, et, maintenant, c'est un officier allemand, un tedesco, qui epouse la mer. Et pourtant rien n'est change a Venise; car, c'est une chose digne de remarque, en Italie, on n'a rien bati depuis trois cents ans; la ville a conserve sa physionomie du quinzieme siecle; pas une construction nouvelle ne vient faire dissonance. Ce luxe des habitations fait un singulier contraste avec la misere des habitants. Ce sont des residences royales occupees par des gueux. C'est comme si une famille ruinee etait forcee, faute de se pouvoir loger ailleurs, de garder la maison de ses peres jadis riches, et de courir en guenilles et nu-pieds par les beaux appartements dores et couverts de tableaux. Le confort est ce qui manque absolument a Venise, ville batie dans un autre temps, pour d'autres moeurs et d'autres usages.
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            ISBN 9781670932570
            Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
            Publisher Independently Published
            Interest Age General Audience
            Language (French)
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