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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
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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 9781350127791
            Released NZ 25 Feb 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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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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            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination
             

            Brain, Mind and the Narrative Imagination (Hardback)

            By Comer, Professor Christopher; Taggart, Dr Ashley

            • RRP: $143.00
            • $111.54
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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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            Music Makers and World Creators: The Forms And Functions Of Embedded Poems In British Fantasy Narratives
             

            Music Makers and World Creators: The Forms And Functions Of Embedded Poems In British Fantasy Narratives (Hardback)

            By Hausmann, Michaela

            • RRP: $271.00
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            • Pub Date
              3 Jun 20

            Many works of fantasy literature feature a considerable number of embedded poems, some written by the authors themselves, some borrowed and transformed from other authors. Exploring the mechanisms of this mix and the interaction between individual poems and the overall narrative,... this monograph analyses the various forms and functions of embedded poems in major works of fantasy literature. The choice of authors and texts shed light on the development of fantasy as a genre that frequently mixes prose and verse and thus continues the long tradition of prosimetric practices after the Romantic period. Not only does the analysis of the embedded poems allow for a new understanding of the individual works. It also promises insights into shared literary-historical roots, cross-influences between the authors and the role of the mix of poetry and prose for the imaginative and subversive potential of fantasy literature in general. Providing comprehensive case studies of the forms and functions of embedded poems in fantasy literature, this volume illuminates the emergence of modern fantasy and its impact on contemporary fantasy.
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            ISBN 9780367426439
            Released NZ 3 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature
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            The Lever as Instrument of Reason: Technological Constructions of Knowledge around 1800
              

            The Lever as Instrument of Reason: Technological Constructions of Knowledge around 1800 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Holland, Jocelyn

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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 20

            The lever appears to be a very simple object, a tool used since ancient times for the most primitive of tasks: to lift and to balance. Why, then, were prominent intellectuals active around 1800 in areas as diverse as science, philosophy, and literature inspired to think and write... about levers? In The Lever as Instrument of Reason, readers will discover the remarkable ways in which the lever is used to model the construction of knowledge and to mobilize new ideas among diverse disciplines. These acts of construction are shown to model key aspects of the human, from the more abstract processes of moral decision-making to a quite literal equation of the powerful human ego with the supposed stability and power of the fulcrum point.
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            ISBN 9781501371141
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series New Directions in German Studies
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            Understanding Derrida, Understanding Modernism
              

            Understanding Derrida, Understanding Modernism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Rabate, Professor Jean-Michel

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            • Pub Date
              26 Nov 20

            This volume makes a significant contribution to both the study of Derrida and of modernist studies. The contributors argue, first, that deconstruction is not modern ; neither is it postmodern nor simply modernist. They also posit that deconstruction is intimately connected with l...iterature, not because deconstruction would be a literary way of doing philosophy, but because literature stands out as a modern notion. The contributors investigate the nature and depth of Derrida's affinities with writers such as Joyce, Kafka, Antonin Artaud, Georges Bataille, Paul Celan, Maurice Blanchot, Theodor Adorno, Samuel Beckett, and Walter Benjamin, among others. With its strong connection between philosophy and literary modernism, this highly original volume advances modernist literary study and the relationship of literature and philosophy.
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            ISBN 9781501371318
            Released NZ 26 Nov 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Understanding Philosophy, Understanding Modernism
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            Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination
              

            Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination (Hardback)

            Edited by Tally Jr., Robert T.

            • RRP: $534.99
            • $534.99
            • Pub Date
              21 Oct 20

            Following the spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, Spatial Literary Studies: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Space, Geography, and the Imagination offers a wide range of essays that reframe or to transform contemporary criticism by focusing attention, in various wa...ys, on the dynamic relations among space, place, and literature. These essays reflect upon the representation of space and place, whether in the real world, in imaginary universes, or in those hybrid zones where fiction meets reality. Working within or alongside related approaches, such as geocriticism, literary geography, and the spatial humanities, these essays examine the relationship between literary spatiality and different genres or media, such as film or television. The contributors to Spatial Literary Studies draw upon diverse critical and theoretical traditions in disclosing, analyzing, and exploring the significance of space, place, and mapping in literature and in the world, thus making possible new textual geographies and literary cartographies.
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            ISBN 9780367520106
            Released NZ 21 Oct 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
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            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature
              

            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature (Hardback)

            Edited by Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna; Kalla, Irena Barbara

            • RRP: $282.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature offers multifaceted reflection on interdependences between children and adults as they engage in play in literary texts and in real life. This volume brings together international children...'s literature scholars who each look at children's texts as key vehicles of intergenerational play reflecting ideologies of childhood and as objects with which children and adults interact physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Each chapter applies a distinct theoretical approach to selected children's texts, including individual and social play, constructive play, or play deprivation. This collection of essays constitutes a timely voice in the current discussion about the importance of children's play and adults' contribution to it vis-a-vis the increasing limitations of opportunities for children's playful time in contemporary societies.
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            ISBN 9780367501433
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Children's Literature and Culture
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