Read and Download Nancy Armstrong book Desire and Domestic Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDesire and Domestic Fiction. This book was released on 1987-05-07 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: Desire and Domestic Fictionargues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. She also examines the works of such novelists as Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront s to reveal the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.
Read and Download Judith Kay book Discovering Fiction, An Introduction Teacher's Manual in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDiscovering Fiction, An Introduction Teacher's Manual. This book was released on 2008-05-12 with total page 82 pages. Book excerpt: Authentic North American short stories enhance students' reading skills, language learning, and enjoyment of literature. The Teacher's Manual provides tips and strategies on how to teach the different exercise types in a chapter. In addition, the authors provide interpretative commentary on the readings, helping teachers gain a literary appreciation of the text. Finally, a complete answer key is provided, including suggested answers to the critical thinking questions.
Read and Download Mahmoud Salami book John Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TJohn Fowles's Fiction and the Poetics of Postmodernism. This book was released on 1992 with total page 302 pages. Book excerpt: This book presents a deconstructive reading of the novels and short stories of John Fowles. As a contemporary novelist, Fowles began as a modernist self-consciously aware of the various narratological problems that he encountered throughout his writings. In his most recent novel, A Maggot, however, he assumes the role of the postmodernist who not only subverts the tradition of narratology, but also poses a series of problems concerning history and politics. Throughout this study, Mahmoud Salami attempts to locate Fowles's fiction in the context of modern critical theory and narrative poetics. He provides a lively analysis of the ways in which Fowles deliberately deployed realistic historical narrative in order to subvert them from within the very conventions they seek to transgress, and he examines these subversive techniques and the challenges they pose to the tradition of narratology. Salami presents, for instance, a critique of the self-conscious narrative of the diary form in The Collector, the intertextual relations of the multiplicity of voices, the problems of subjectivity, the reader's position, the politics of seduction, ideology, and history in The Magus and The French Lieutenant's Woman. The book also analyzes the ways in which Fowles uses and abuses the short-story genre, in which enigmas remain enigmatic and the author disappears to leave the characters free to construct their own texts. Salami centers, for example, on A Maggot, which embodies the postmodernist technique of dialogical narrative, the problem of narrativization of history, and the explicitly political critique of both past and present in terms of social and religious dissent. These political questions are also echoed in Fowles's nonfictional book The Aristos, in which he strongly rejects the totalization of narratives and the materialization of society. Indeed, Fowles emerges as a postmodernist novelist committed to the underprivileged, to social democracy, and to literary pluralism. This study clearly illustrates the fact that Fowles is a poststructuralist--let alone a postmodernist--in many ways: in his treatment of narratives, in mixing history with narrative fiction and philosophy, and in his appeal for freedom and for social and literary pluralism. It significantly contributes to a better understanding of Fowles's problematical narratives, which can only be properly understood if treated within the fields of modern critical theory, narratology, and the poetics of postmodernism.
Read and Download Harry Raphael Garvin book Twentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTwentieth-century Poetry, Fiction, Theory. This book was released on 1977 with total page 231 pages. Book excerpt: The issues addressed in this volume include the limits of language and the need for linguistic form, the significance of creating.
Read and Download M. Keith Booker book Literature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLiterature and Politics Today: The Political Nature of Modern Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 377 pages. Book excerpt: Focusing on the intersection of literature and politics since the beginning of the 20th century, this book examines authors, historical figures, major literary and political works, national literatures, and literary movements to reveal the intrinsic links between literature and history. • Covers numerous authors from around the world ranging from the beginning of the 20th century to the modern era • Enables students to better understand literary works central to the curriculum by considering them in their political contexts • Helps readers to use literature in order to learn about modern political and social issues across cultures and better appreciate the political significance of contemporary writings • Contains a number of "gateway" entries that survey entire national literatures, thereby giving readers an introduction to the authors who are important within those literatures • Assists students in evaluating rhetorical strategies and political views, thus fostering critical thinking in support of the Common Core State Standards
Read and Download Debra J. Housel book Leveled Texts for Classic Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TLeveled Texts for Classic Fiction. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 152 pages. Book excerpt: Set sail for high adventure with a great way to teach the elements of fiction using leveled texts! Support your differentiated instruction with this book featuring excerpts from 15 different classic works including: The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood, and The Jungle Book. This resource is perfect for close reading or small-group instruction because each selection is written at four different reading levels and includes a focus on setting, character, plot, or language usage. These texts can support students' vocabulary devlopment, improve writing skills, foster engagement, and promote creative thinking. Symbols placed in the lower corner of each page represent the reading level range and are designed to help teachers differentiate instruction. Comprehension questions are also provided to complement each reading level.
Read and Download James E. Gunn book The Science of Science-fiction Writing in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Science of Science-fiction Writing. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.
Read and Download Tony Fry book Writing Design Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting Design Fiction. This book was released on 2021-10-21 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: Written by leading design philosopher Tony Fry, Writing Design Fiction: Relocating a City in Crisis is both an introduction to the power of “design fiction” in the design process, and a novella-length work of fiction in itself-telling the dramatic story of the relocation of the City of Harshon. Set in the near future, Harshon, a delta city, is facing environmental catastrophe due to rising sea levels-consequently, a decision is made to relocate the entire city inland. A diverse cast of voices-including an architect, a journalist, an economist, a construction worker, and residents-narrate the extraordinary challenges and complexities which follow. This work presents a real-world scenario which, in coming decades, will face many of the world's cities. The fictional format provides a novel way of exploring the very serious inherent technical, social, political, economic and cultural challenges. The story provides a rehearsal of the design challenges which are likely to face architects, planners, and designers in an uncertain global future. “Design fiction” is a fast-growing area within design and architecture, increasingly deployed as a serious methodology by designers as a tool in scenario planning. Writing Design Fiction takes the practice to a higher level conceptually and theoretically, but also practically. The book is divided into four parts, with the fictional narrative bookended by further critical analysis. Part One shows how a critique of existing modes of design fiction can lead to more grounded and critical thinking and practice. Part Three critically reflects on the narrative, while Part Four presents the practical application of the second order design fiction approach. This book demonstrates the value of a more developed mode of design fiction to students, professional designers and architects across the breadth of design practices, as well as to other disciplines interested in the future of cities.
Read and Download Zhi Dao book History of Fiction in China in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistory of Fiction in China. This book was released on with total page pages. Book excerpt: The book provides highlights on the key concepts and trends of evolution in History of Fiction in China, as one of the series of books of “China Classified Histories”.
Read and Download Brooks Landon book Science Fiction After 1900 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TScience Fiction After 1900. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 208 pages. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Read and Download Guy N. Smith book Writing Horror Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting Horror Fiction. This book was released on 1996-08-30 with total page 108 pages. Book excerpt: This writer's guide explains how to write short stories and horror fiction for children and adults. The author shows how to build on the initial idea and develop characters and plot. There are ideas for selecting and approaching publishers and information about contracts and publication.
Read and Download Gregers Andersen book Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TClimate Fiction and Cultural Analysis. This book was released on 2019-09-25 with total page 154 pages. Book excerpt: Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis argues that the popularity of the term "climate fiction" has paradoxically exhausted the term’s descriptive power and that it has developed into a black box containing all kinds of fictions which depict climatic events and has consequently lost its true significance. Aware of the prospect of ecological collapse as well as our apparent inability to avert it, we face geophysical changes of drastic proportions that severely challenge our ability to imagine the consequences. This book argues that this crisis of imagination can be partly relieved by climate fiction, which may help us comprehend the potential impact of the crisis we are facing. Strictly assigning "climate fiction" to fictions that incorporate the climatological paradigm of anthropogenic global warming into their plots, this book sets out to salvage the term’s speculative quality. It argues that climate fiction should be regarded as no less than a vital supplement to climate science, because climate fiction makes visible and conceivable future modes of existence within worlds not only deemed likely by science, but which are scientifically anticipated. Focusing primarily on English and German language fictions, Climate Fiction and Cultural Analysis shows how Western climate fiction sketches various affective and cognitive relations to the world in its utilization of a small number of recurring imaginaries, or imagination forms. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of ecocriticism, the environmental humanities, and literary and culture studies more generally.
Read and Download Sally Bushell book Reading and Mapping Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading and Mapping Fiction. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 300 pages. Book excerpt: This book explores the power of the map in fiction and its centrality to meaning, from Treasure Island to Winnie-the-Pooh.
Read and Download Pamela K. Gilbert book A Companion to Sensation Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Companion to Sensation Fiction. This book was released on 2011-06-20 with total page 680 pages. Book excerpt: This comprehensive collection offers a complete introduction to one of the most popular literary forms of the Victorian period, its key authors and works, its major themes, and its lasting legacy. Places key authors and novels in their cultural and historical context Includes studies of major topics such as race, gender, melodrama, theatre, poetry, realism in fiction, and connections to other art forms Contributions from top international scholars approach an important literary genre from a range of perspectives Offers both a pre and post-history of the genre to situate it in the larger tradition of Victorian publishing and literature Incorporates coverage of traditional research and cutting-edge contemporary scholarship
Read and Download A. Stevens book British Historical Fiction before Scott in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBritish Historical Fiction before Scott. This book was released on 2010-04-09 with total page 201 pages. Book excerpt: In the half century before Walter Scott's Waverley , dozens of popular novelists produced historical fictions for circulating libraries. This book examines eighty-five popular historical novels published between 1762 and 1813, looking at how the conventions of the genre developed through a process of imitation and experimentation.
Read and Download David Seed book American Science Fiction and the Cold War in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAmerican Science Fiction and the Cold War. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 225 pages. Book excerpt: First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Read and Download Barry B. Luokkala book Exploring Science Through Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TExploring Science Through Science Fiction. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 335 pages. Book excerpt: How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this book will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction. Praise for the first edition: "This journey from science fiction to science fact provides an engaging and surprisingly approachable read..." (Jen Jenkins, Journal of Science Fiction, Vol. 2 (1), September 2017)