In this issue some of the most influential critics in the field encounter their colleagues in debate: A sad tale's best for South AfricaMartin Orkin;Shakespeare and Hanekom, King Lear and landNicholas Visser;Questioning Robert Young's post-colonial criticismLaura Chrisman;Response to Laura ChrismanRobert Young;Making love to our employment, or the immateriality of arguments about the materiality of the Shakespearean textEdward Pechter;Lover among the ruins: response to PechterMargreta de Grazia and Peter Stallybrass;Busy doing nothing: a response to Edward PechterGraham Holderness, Bryan Loughrey and Andrew Murphey;'Is she fact or is she fiction?': Angela Carter and the enigma of womanAnne Fernihough;The new romanticism: philosophical stand-ins in English Romantic discoursePaul Hamilton
Author: Stephen Ramsay
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Release Date: 2011
Besides familiar and now-commonplace tasks that computers do all the time, what else are they capable of? Stephen Ramsay's intriguing study of computational text analysis examines how computers can be used as "reading machines" to open up entirely new possibilities for literary critics. Computer-based text analysis has been employed for the past several decades as a way of searching, collating, and indexing texts. Despite this, the digital revolution has not penetrated the core activity of literary studies: interpretive analysis of written texts. Computers can handle vast amounts of data, allowing for the comparison of texts in ways that were previously too overwhelming for individuals, but they may also assist in enhancing the entirely necessary role of subjectivity in critical interpretation. Reading Machines discusses the importance of this new form of text analysis conducted with the assistance of computers. Ramsay suggests that the rigidity of computation can be enlisted in the project of intuition, subjectivity, and play.
Author: Antonio Calcagno
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2007-06-01
This exciting new book makes a major contribution to Continental philosophy, bringing together for the first time the crucial work on politics by two giants of contemporary French philosophy, Jacques Derrida and Alain Badiou. Derrida has long been recognised as one of the most influential and indeed controversial thinkers in contemporary philosophy and Badiou is fast emerging as a central figure in French thought, as well as in Anglo-American philosophy - his magnum opus, Being and Event, and its long-awaited sequel, Logics of Worlds, have confirmed his position as one of the most significant thinkers working in philosophy today. Both philosophers have devoted a substantial amount of their oeuvre to politics and the question of the nature of the political. Here Antonio Calcagno shows how the political views of these two major thinkers diverge and converge, thus providing a comprehensive exposition of their respective political systems. Both Badiou and Derrida give the event a central role in structuring politics and political thinking and Calcagno advances a theory about the relationship between political events and time that can account for both political undecidability and decidability. This book navigates some very intriguing developments in Continental thought and offers a clear and fascinating account of the political theories of two major contemporary thinkers.
This book provides, for the first time, a scholarly edition of five adaptations of Shakespeare from the early eighteenth century. Providing a critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, Shakespeare Adaptations from the Early Eighteenth Century firmly situates the texts of Coriolanus, Richard II, 2 Henry VI, 3 Henry VI, and Henry V in the literary, cultural, and political contexts of the period.
Author: Michelene Wandor
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date: 2008-02-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing in the UK, analyzing its complex relationship with English and literary theory. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing pedagogy, arguing for new approaches. Indispensable for teachers, students and everyone concerned with the future of literature.
Author: Vivienne Westbrook
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2001-05-31
Some of England's most fascinating Renaissance texts have been forgotten by historians, literary critics and theologians alike. The earliest printed Bibles in the English language provide an astonishingly rich resource for interdisciplinary studies in the 21st century. Long Travail and Great Paynes is a close textual analysis of seven texts that for a wide range of reasons, but no good ones, have been reduced to paratextual entries in general histories of the English Bible. Through extensive collations of her own, Westbrook uncovers the work of seven Renaissance Bible translator-revisers and argues forcefully for a new agenda to replace the outmoded and inappropriate one of evaluating Renaissance Bibles according to the extent of their influence on the 1611 King James Authorised Version. Every sixteenth-century text reflects something of the historical dynamic in which it was created, and English Renaissance Bibles, with their ever-changing text and paratext, have their own unique stories to tell.
Author: Philippa Berry
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Release Date: 2003
This text addresses the multiple, complex and overlapping, sometimes contradictory and frequently strange forms of knowledge in circulation during a period recognized as a turning point in the intellectual history of Western Europe, and which is described as 'early modern' or 'Renaissance'.
Author: Michael Burke
Publisher: A&C Black
Release Date: 2012-03-15
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book offers a global exploration of current theory and practice in the teaching of stylistics and the implementation of stylistic techniques in teaching other subjects. Pedagogical stylistics is a field that looks at employing stylistic analysis in teaching, with the aim of enabling students to better understand literature, language and also improving their language acquisition. It is also concerned with the best practice in teaching stylistics. The book discusses a broad range of interrelated topics including hypertext, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, poetry, creative writing, and metaphor. Leading experts offer focused, empirical studies on specific developments, providing in-depth examinations of both theoretical and practical teaching methods. This interdisciplinary approach covers linguistics and literature from the perspective of current pedagogical methodology, moving from general tertiary education to more specific EFL and ESL teaching. The role of stylistics in language acquisition is currently underexplored. This contemporary collection provides academics and practitioners with the most up to date trends in pedagogical stylistics and delivers analyses of a diverse range of teaching methods.
Author: Bocsor, Péter
Publisher: JATEPress Kiadó
Release Date: 2013-11-07
Genre: Literary Criticism
Raymond Carver's personal story as a writer became publicly known through an unusually intense co-operation with his literary agent Gordon Lish. Carver’s career can be viewed as the story of a fight for the control of his writerly voice in which he is doomed to fail due to the heterogeneity characterizing the genesis of his works. The parallel versions of the same stories in the Carver canon not only pose a threat to any attempt of a simplistic evaluation of his literary legacy but also raise questions about the authority of the writer. The author of the present book considers the choices Carver, Lish and other editors made part of the collective social act of manufacturing and attempts to carry out a neutral analysis of the various versions.