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Download E-books The Bohemian Body: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Czech Culture PDF

By Alfred Thomas

     The Bohemian Body examines the modernist forces inside 19th- and twentieth-century Europe that assisted in shaping either Czech nationalism and creative interplay between ethnic and social groups—Czechs and Germans, women and men, gays and straights. 
     by way of re-examining the paintings of key Czech female and male writers and poets from the nationwide Revival to the Velvet Revolution, Alfred Thomas exposes the tendency of Czech literary feedback to split the political and the non-public in glossy Czech tradition. He issues as a substitute to the complicated interaction of the political and the private throughout ethnic, cultural, and highbrow traces and in the works of such person writers as Karel Hynek Mácha, Bozena Nemcová, and Rainer Maria Rilke, leading to the emergence and evolution of a protean smooth identification. The product is a probably paradoxical but nuanced figuring out of Czech tradition (including literature, opera, and film), lengthy neglected or misunderstood via Western scholars.

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Download E-books The Ashgate Research Companion to Queer Theory (Queer Interventions) PDF

This interdisciplinary quantity of thirty unique essays engages with 4 key matters of queer theoretical paintings - id, discourse, normativity and relationality. a mixture of exotic and rising students from quite a lot of countries, placed the phrases ’queer’ and ’theory’ lower than interrogation in and energy to map the kinfolk and disjunctions among them. those participants are specially attendant to the various theoretical discourses intersecting with queer conception - feminist conception, LGBT reports, postcolonial concept, psychoanalysis, incapacity reviews, Marxism, poststructuralism, severe race stories and posthumanism to call a couple of. This better half presents an as much as the minute photo of queer scholarship from the previous 20 years, identifies many present instructions queer theorizing is taking, whereas additionally signposts a number of fruitful avenues for destiny study. This e-book is either a useful and authoritative source for students and an essential instructing software to be used within the lecture room.

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Download E-books Shakespeare's Twenty-First Century Economics: The Morality of Love and Money PDF

By Frederick Turner

"I love you in keeping with my bond," says Cordelia to her father in King Lear. because the play seems, Cordelia proves to be an exemplary and loving daughter. A bond is either a criminal or monetary legal responsibility, and a connection of mutual love. How are this stuff attached? In As you love It, Shakespeare describes marriage as a "blessed bond of board and bed": the emotional, non secular, and sexual facets of marriage can't be indifferent from its prestige as a criminal and monetary contract.

those examples are the pith of Frederick Turner's interesting new booklet. according to the confirmed maxim that "money makes the area move round," this attractive examine attracts from Shakespeare's texts to offer a lexicon of universal phrases, in addition to a number of usual familial and cultural occasions, in an financial context. Making consistent recourse to recognized fabric from Shakespeare's performs, Turner demonstrates that the phrases of cash and price permeate our minds and lives even in our such a lot mundane moments. His ebook deals a brand new, humane, evolutionary economics that totally expresses the ethical, religious, and aesthetic relationships between folks, and among people and nature. Playful and incisive, Turner's ebook deals how to have interaction the knowledge of Shakespeare in way of life in a trenchant prose that's obtainable to fans of Shakespeare in any respect levels.

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Download E-books Citizen Shakespeare: Freemen and Aliens in the Language of the Plays (Early Modern Cultural Studies) PDF

Shakespeare used to be now not a citizen of London. however the language of his performs is shot via with the troubles of London 'freemen' and their better halves, the varied advertisement type that however excluded grownup immigrants from state cities and northerly Europe alike. This booklet combines London historiography, shut examining, and up to date theories of citizen subjectivity to illustrate for the 1st time that Shakespeare's performs embrace citizen and alien identities regardless of their aristocratic settings. via 3 chapters, the e-book issues out the place the town shadows the rustic scenes of the foremost comedies, indicates how London's trades animate the 'civil butchery' of the historical past performs, ans explains why England's city turns into the fractured Rome of tragedy,

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Download E-books In Memory of Elaine Marks: Life Writing, Writing Death PDF

     A widely known and revered authority on French literature, women's writing, feminist thought, and Jewish reviews, Elaine Marks wrote groundbreaking books on Collette, Simone de Beauvoir, and Jewish issues in French literature. In reminiscence of Elaine Marks continues her legacy of rigorous highbrow exploration, enlivening scholarship in diversified components of thought. 
     The 11 essays within the assortment assemble a couple of highbrow, political, and moral domain names that have been significant to Marks's paintings: pedagogy, feminism, lesbianism, women's auto/biography, Jewish identification, neighborhood, reminiscence, mourning, isolation, and dying. of their interpretations of works via Marks, Simone de Beauvoir, Hélène Cixous, Philip Roth, Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Saint-Simon, l. a. Bruyère, Marcel Proust, and others, the authors illustrate and interact Marks's existential imaginative and prescient, fearlessly probing the human adventure to make feel of ways we are living, die, and comprehend both.

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Download E-books Shakespeare Survey PDF

Shakespeare Survey is a yearbook of Shakespeare reviews and construction. considering the fact that 1948 Survey has released the simplest overseas scholarship in English and lots of of its essays became classics of Shakespeare feedback. each one quantity is dedicated to a topic, or play, or staff of performs; each one additionally includes a portion of studies of the former year's textual and significant stories and of significant British performances. The books are illustrated with numerous Shakespearean pictures and creation photos. the present editor of Survey is Peter Holland. the 1st eighteen volumes have been edited through Allardyce Nicoll, numbers 19-33 by means of Kenneth Muir and numbers 34-52 through Stanley Wells. The virtues of obtainable scholarship and a willing curiosity in functionality, from Shakespeare's time to our personal, have characterized the magazine from the beginning. For the 1st time, numbers 1-50 are being reissued in paperback, to be had individually and as a collection.

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Download E-books The Truth Will Out: Unmasking the Real Shakespeare PDF

By Brenda James

For greater than a hundred and fifty years, teachers have puzzled how William Shakespeare of Stratford—a guy with restricted education who it sounds as if by no means traveled abroad—wrote any such wealthy physique of labor stated to attract at the greatest vocabulary of any author within the English language. inspired through scholarship, Shakespeare historian Brenda James got down to discover the reality at the back of literature's maximum mystery.

The fact Will Out is the end result of James's seek, a ebook 5 years within the making that info the extensive learn, painstaking interpreting, and noteworthy historic detection into the real id of William Shakespeare. Coauthors James and revered heritage professor William D. Rubinstein discover those huge findings and exhibit how learning the commitment to Shakespeare's sonnets led them to the true writer in the back of the English language's such a lot enduring works. providing eye-opening and definitive facts, this groundbreaking paintings issues to Sir Henry Neville, a fashionable Elizabethan diplomat and member of Parliament, whose place in society pressured him to permit an actor to take credits for his literary genius. attractive, elucidating, and sure to impress energetic debate, The fact Will Out is a revelatory exploration of 2 males and their time that would eternally swap the panorama of Shakespearean scholarship.

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