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            Creating Comics: A Writer's and Illustrator's Guide and Anthology
              

            Creating Comics: A Writer's and Illustrator's Guide and Anthology (Hardback)

            By Gavaler, Dr Chris; Beavers, Leigh Ann

            • RRP: $347.50
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            • Pub Date
              28 Jan 21

            For the creative writer comic and graphic storytelling forms can offer unique opportunities for expression - but unique challenges, too. Creating Comics: A Writer's Guide and Anthology brings together in one volume an authoritative guide to writing comics with an anthology of com...ic book pages demonstrating the art, craft, conventions and possibilities of graphic forms. Creating Comics: A Writer's Guide and Anthology covers: * Key elements of comic forms - panels, frames, gutters, and pages * The image - visual storytelling and world-building * The relationship between image and text * Narrators and narrative * The theory and practice of creating comics - with practical drawing exercises throughout Fully integrated with the main guide, the anthology section includes work by creators such as: Alison Bechdel, Leela Corman, Julie Doucet, William Hogarth and many others.
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            ISBN 9781350092822
            Released NZ 28 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Bloomsbury Writers' Guides and Anthologies
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            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination
             

            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination (Hardback)

            By Comer, Professor Christopher; Taggart, Dr Ashley

            • RRP: $143.00
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            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 21

            Stories can inspire love, anger, fear and nostalgia - but what is going on in our brains when this happens? And how do our minds conjure up worlds and characters from the words we read on the page? Rapid advances in the scientific understanding of the brain have cast new light on... how we engage with literature. This book - collaboratively written by an experienced neuroscientist and literary critic and writer - explores and introduces these new insights. Reading a range of literary texts by writers such as Ian McEwan, Jim Crace and E.L. Doctorow in light of the latest scientific thought on the workings of the mind and brain. In this way Brain, Mind and the Literary Imagination demonstrates how literature taps into deep structures of memory and emotion that lie at the heart of our humanity.
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            ISBN 9781350127807
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination
             

            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination (Paperback)

            By Comer, Professor Christopher; Taggart, Dr Ashley

            • RRP: $43.99
            • $34.31
            • Save $9.68
            • Pub Date
              25 Feb 21

            Stories can inspire love, anger, fear and nostalgia - but what is going on in our brains when this happens? And how do our minds conjure up worlds and characters from the words we read on the page? Rapid advances in the scientific understanding of the brain have cast new light on... how we engage with literature. This book - collaboratively written by an experienced neuroscientist and literary critic and writer - explores and introduces these new insights. Reading a range of literary texts by writers such as Ian McEwan, Jim Crace and E.L. Doctorow in light of the latest scientific thought on the workings of the mind and brain. In this way Brain, Mind and the Literary Imagination demonstrates how literature taps into deep structures of memory and emotion that lie at the heart of our humanity.
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            ISBN 9781350127791
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Mystery of Charles Dickens
              

            The Mystery of Charles Dickens (EPUB ebook – Main)

            By Wilson, A. N.

            A brilliant and insightful celebration of the imaginative genius of Charles Dickens, published to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death.

            ISBN 9781786497925
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            Language en
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2020
            Publisher Atlantic Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World
             

            Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference: Race and Conduct in the Early Modern World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Akhimie, Patricia

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            Shakespeare and the Cultivation of Difference reveals the relationship between racial discrimination and the struggle for upward social mobility in the early modern world. Reading Shakespeare's plays alongside contemporaneous conduct literature - how-to books on self-improvement ...- this book demonstrates the ways that the pursuit of personal improvement was accomplished by the simultaneous stigmatization of particular kinds of difference. The widespread belief that one could better, or cultivate, oneself through proper conduct was coupled with an equally widespread belief that certain markers (including but not limited to blackness ), indicated an inability to conduct oneself properly, laying the foundation for what we now call racism. A careful reading of Shakespeare's plays reveals a recurring critique of the conduct system voiced, for example, by malcontents and social climbers like Iago and Caliban, and embodied in the struggles of earnest strivers like Othello, Bottom, Dromio of Ephesus, and Dromio of Syracuse, whose bodies are bruised, pinched, blackened, and otherwise indelibly marked as uncultivatable. By approaching race through the discourse of conduct, this volume not only exposes the epistemic violence toward stigmatized others that lies at the heart of self-cultivation, but also contributes to the broader definition of race that has emerged in recent studies of cross-cultural encounter, colonialism, and the global early modern world.
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            ISBN 9780367593438
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Reading China Against the Grain: Imagining Communities
             

            Reading China Against the Grain: Imagining Communities (Paperback)

            Edited by Rojas, Carlos; Sung, Mei-hwa

            • RRP: $70.99
            • $70.99
            • Pub Date
              22 Nov 20

            Through an analysis of a wide array of contemporary Chinese literature from inside and outside of China, this volume considers some of the ways in which China and Chineseness are understood and imagined. Using the central theme of the way in which literature has the potential to ...both reinforce and to undermine a national imaginary, the volume contains chapters offering new perspectives on well-known authors, from Jin Yucheng to Nobel-prize winning Mo Yan, as well as chapters focusing on authors rarely included in discussions of contemporary Chinese literature, such as the expatriate authors Larissa Lai and Xiaolu Guo. The volume is complemented by chapters covering more marginalised literary figures throughout history, such as Macau-born poet Yiling, the Malaysian-born novelist Zhang Guixing, and the ethnically-Korean author Kim Hak-ch'o l. Invested in issues ranging from identity and representation, to translation and grammar, it is one of the few publications of its kind devoting comparable attention to authors from Mainland China, authors from Manchuria, Macau, and Taiwan, and throughout the global Chinese diaspora. Reading China Against the Grain: Imagining Communities is a rich resource of literary criticism for students and scholars of Chinese studies, sinophone studies, and comparative literature.
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            ISBN 9780367415495
            Released NZ 22 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence
             

            Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marshall, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            Drawing on a dynamic set of graphic texts of girlhood, Elizabeth Marshall identifies the locations, cultural practices, and representational strategies through which schoolgirls experience real and metaphorical violence. How is the schoolgirl made legible through violence in grap...hic texts of girlhood? What knowledge about girlhood and violence are under erasure within mainstream images and scripts about the schoolgirl? In what ways has the schoolgirl been pictured in graphic narratives to communicate feminist knowledge, represent trauma, and/or testify about social violence? Graphic Girlhoods focuses on these questions to make visible and ultimately question how sexism, racism and other forms of structural violence inform education and girlhood. From picture books about mean girls like The Recess Queen or graphic novels like Jane, The Fox and Me to Ronald Searle's ghastly pupils in the St. Trinian's cartoons to graphic memoirs about schooling by adult women, such as Ruby Bridges's Through My Eyes and Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons texts for and about the schoolgirl stake a claim in ongoing debates about gender and education.
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            ISBN 9780367592950
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Translating Women: Different Voices and New Horizons
             

            Translating Women: Different Voices and New Horizons (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by von Flotow, Luise; Farahzad, Farzaneh

            • RRP: $73.99
            • $73.99
            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This book focuses on women and translation in cultures 'across other horizons' well beyond the European or Anglo-American centres. Drawing on transnational feminist connections, its editors have assembled work from four continents and included articles from Morocco, Mexico, Sri L...anka, Turkey, China, Saudi Arabia, Columbia and beyond. Thirteen different chapters explore questions around women's roles in translation: as authors, or translators, or theoreticians. In doing so, they open new territories for studies in the area of 'gender and translation' and stimulate academic work on questions in this field around the world. The articles examine the impact of 'Western' feminism when translated to other cultures; they describe translation projects devised to import and make meaningful feminist texts from other places; they engage with the politics of publishing translations by women authors in other cultures, and the role of women translators play in developing new ideas. The diverse approaches to questions around women and translation developed in this collection speak to the volume of unexplored material that has yet to be addressed in this field.
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            ISBN 9780367595937
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Cervantean Heritage: Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain
             

            The Cervantean Heritage: Reception and Influence of Cervantes in Britain (Paperback)

            By Ardila, J. A. Garrido

            • RRP: $73.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This book discusses the English translations of Cervantes's works, the literary genres which developed in his shadow, and the best-known authors who consciously emulated him. It explores the Cervantes's influence upon British literature.

            ISBN 9780367603366
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Poetry and the Realm of the Public Intellectual: The Alternative Destinies of Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos
             

            Poetry and the Realm of the Public Intellectual: The Alternative Destinies of Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos (Paperback)

            By Pena, Karen

            • RRP: $73.99
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            • Pub Date
              30 Jun 20

            This book examines the relationship between poetry and the public sphere as it is addressed in the work of three of the most important Latin American women poets, namely Gabriela Mistral, Cecilia Meireles, and Rosario Castellanos, of the twentieth century.

            ISBN 9780367604189
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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