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Fictions of Isolation

Fictions of Isolation

Artistic and Intellectual Exchange in Rome During the First Half of the Nineteenth Century : Papers from a Conference Held at the Accademia Di Danimarca, Rome, 5-7 June, 2003

  • Author: Lorenz Enderlein,Nino M. Zchomelidse
  • Publisher: L'ERMA di BRETSCHNEIDER
  • ISBN: 9788882654139
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 292
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Fictions of Discourse

Fictions of Discourse

Reading Narrative Theory

  • Author: Patrick O'Neill
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 9780802079480
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 188
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O'Neill investigates the extent to which narrative discourse subverts the story it tells in foregrounding its own performance.

Passing and the Fictions of Identity

Passing and the Fictions of Identity

  • Author: Elaine K. Ginsberg,Donald E. Pease
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822317647
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 298
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Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of color to access male or white privilege. In their examination of this practice of crossing boundaries, the contributors to this volume offer a unique perspective for studying the construction and meaning of personal and cultural identities. These essays consider a wide range of texts and moments from colonial times to the present that raise significant questions about the political motivations inherent in the origins and maintenance of identity categories and boundaries. Through discussions of such literary works as Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, The Autobiography of an Ex–Coloured Man, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Hidden Hand, Black Like Me, and Giovanni’s Room, the authors examine issues of power and privilege and ways in which passing might challenge the often rigid structures of identity politics. Their interrogation of the semiotics of behavior, dress, language, and the body itself contributes significantly to an understanding of national, racial, gender, and sexual identity in American literature and culture. Contextualizing and building on the theoretical work of such scholars as Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, Marjorie Garber, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Passing and the Fictions of Identity will be of value to students and scholars working in the areas of race, gender, and identity theory, as well as U.S. history and literature. Contributors. Martha Cutter, Katharine Nicholson Ings, Samira Kawash, Adrian Piper, Valerie Rohy, Marion Rust, Julia Stern, Gayle Wald, Ellen M. Weinauer, Elizabeth Young

Reality Fictions

Reality Fictions

The Films of Frederick Wiseman

  • Author: Thomas W. Benson
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809389377
  • Category:
  • Page: 404
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Fictions of the Sea

Fictions of the Sea

Critical Perspectives on the Ocean in British Literature and Culture

  • Author: Bernhard Klein
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780754606208
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 237
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This timely collection brings together twelve original essays on the cultural meaning of the sea in British literature and history, from early modern times to the present. Interdisciplinary in conception, it charts metaphorical and material links between the idea of the sea in the cultural imagination and its significance for the social and political history of Britain. Writers considered include Shakespeare, Milton, Coleridge, Scott, Conrad, du Maurier, Unsworth, O'Brian, and others. These literary 'fictions of the sea' are discussed in relation to paintings, shanties, films, and wider issues relevant to maritime history and the historical experience of seafaring: problems of navigation and orientation, piracy, empire, colonialism, slavery, multi-ethnic shipboard communities, masculinity, gender relations. Addressing a wide range of historical, social and literary contexts, Fictions of the Sea offers a fresh analysis of the impact of the ocean on the formation of British cultural identities.

Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle

Fictions of Loss in the Victorian Fin de Siècle

Identity and Empire

  • Author: Stephen Arata
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521563526
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 235
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Explores literary responses to the sense of irretrievable decline which marks fin-de-siècle culture.

Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions

Margery Kempe's Dissenting Fictions

  • Author: Lynn Staley
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271040226
  • Category: Religion
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Fictions of the Pose

Fictions of the Pose

Rembrandt Against the Italian Renaissance

  • Author: Harry Berger
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780804733243
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 624
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This lavishly illustrated reading of the structure and meaning of portraiture asks what happens when portraits are interpreted as imitations or likenesses not only of individuals but also of their acts of posing. Includes 84 illustrations, 40 in color.

The Passionate Fictions of Eliza Haywood

The Passionate Fictions of Eliza Haywood

Essays on Her Life and Work

  • Author: Kirsten T. Saxton,Rebecca P. Bocchicchio
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • ISBN: 0813147638
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 378
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The most prolific woman writer of the eighteenth century, Eliza Haywood (1693-1756?) was a key player in the history of the English novel. Along with her contemporary Defoe, she did more than any other writer to create a market for fiction prior to the emergence of Richardson, Fielding, and Smollett. Also one of Augustan England's most popular authors, Haywood came to fame in 1719 with the publication of her first novel, Love in Excess. In addition to writing fiction, she was a playwright, translator, bookseller, actress, theater critic, and editor of The Female Spectator, the first English periodical written by women for women. Though tremendously popular, her novels and plays from the 1720s and 30s scandalized the reading public with explicit portrayals of female sexuality and led others to call her "the Great Arbitress of Passion." Essays in this collection explore themes such as the connections between Haywood's early and late work, her experiments with the form of the novel, her involvement in party politics, her use of myth and plot devices, and her intense interest in the imbalance of power between men and women. Distinguished scholars such as Paula Backschieder, Felicity Nussbaum, and John Richetti approach Haywood from a number of theoretical and topical positions, leading the way in a crucial reexamination of her work. The Passionate Fictions of Eliza Haywood examines the formal and ideological complexities of her prose and demonstrates how Haywood's texts deft traditional schematization.

How to Do Things with Fictions

How to Do Things with Fictions

  • Author: Joshua Landy
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019518856X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 250
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How to Do Things with Fictions considers how fictional works, ranging from Chaucer to Beckett, subject readers to a series of exercises meant to fortify their mental capacities.