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Download E-books Joyce and the Science of Rhythm (New Directions in Irish and Irish American Literature) PDF

Joyce and the technological know-how of Rhythm situates the modernist writings of James Joyce in the context of the medical discourse on 'rhythm' that emerged within the overdue 19th century.

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Download E-books Kipling's Imperial Boy: Adolescence and Cultural Hybridity PDF

Kipling's Imperial Boy opens by means of interpreting the importance of boyhood within the evolution of ecu modernity. bankruptcy one indicates how heavily the determine of the adolescent (the 'boy') is linked to questions of imperial enlargement and consolidation. The chapters that stick with soak up Rudyard Kipling's fiction of the imperial boy, emphasizing the innovative hyperlink among youth and cultural hybridity and delivering special readings of The Jungle e-book, Stalky & Co ., and Kim.

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Download E-books Catholics Writing the Nation in Early Modern Britain and Ireland PDF

By Christopher Highley

Smooth students, fixated at the "winners" in England's 16th- and seventeenth-century spiritual struggles, have too with no trouble assumed the inevitability of Protestantism's ancient triumph and feature uncritically accredited the reformers' personal rhetorical development of themselves as embodiments of an real Englishness. Christopher Highley interrogates this narrative via analyzing how Catholics from the reign of Mary Tudor to the early 17th century contested and formed discourses of nationwide identification, patriotism, and Englishness. Accused via their competitors of espousing an alien faith, one orchestrated from Rome and sustained through Spain, English Catholics fought again through constructing their very own self-representations that emphasised how the Catholic religion was once an old and critical a part of real Englishness. After the accession of the Protestant Elizabeth, the Catholic imagining of britain was once more often than not the undertaking of the exiles who had left their place of origin looking for non secular toleration and international information.

English Catholics built narratives in their personal spiritual history and identification, although, not just in accordance with Protestant polemic but additionally as a part of intra-Catholic rivalries that pitted Marian clergy opposed to seminary monks, secular monks opposed to Jesuits, and exiled English Catholics opposed to their co-religionists from different components of england and eire. Drawing at the reassessments of English Catholicism through John Bossy, Christopher Haigh, Alexandra Walsham, Michael Questier and others, Catholics Writing the Nation foregrounds the faultlines inside and among a few of the Catholic groups of the Atlantic archipelago.

Eschewing any confessional bias, Highley's ebook is an interdisciplinary cultural examine of a big yet overlooked size of Early sleek English Catholicism. In charting the complicated Catholic engagement with questions of cultural and nationwide identification, he discusses a variety of genres, texts, and records either in print and manuscript, together with ecclesiastical histories, polemical treatises, antiquarian tracts, and correspondence. His argument weaves jointly a wealthy historic narrative of individuals, occasions, and texts whereas additionally providing contextualized shut readings of particular works by means of figures equivalent to Edmund Campion, Robert folks, Thomas Stapleton, and Richard Verstegan.

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Download E-books Bluestockings Displayed: Portraiture, Performance and Patronage, 1730-1830 PDF

The dialog events of the bluestockings, held to discuss modern rules in eighteenth-century Britain, have been important in encouraging woman creative success and selling hyperlinks among studying and advantage within the public mind's eye, inventing a brand new type of casual sociability that mixed the lifetime of the senses with that of the brain. This choice of essays, by means of major students within the fields of literature, background and artwork background, presents an interdisciplinary therapy of bluestocking tradition in eighteenth-century Britain. it's the first educational quantity to pay attention to the wealthy visible and fabric tradition that surrounded and supported the bluestocking undertaking, from formal snap shots and sculptures to commercially reproduced prints. via the early 20th century, the time period 'bluestocking' got here to suggest a lifeless and dowdy highbrow lady, however the unique bluestockings inhabited a global within which brilliance was once worth each point and girls have been inspired to polish or even dazzle.

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Download E-books A Companion to Ælfric (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition) PDF

By Mary Swan

This assortment offers a brand new, authoritative and not easy research of the lifestyles and works of AElfric of Eynsham, crucial vernacular spiritual author within the background of Anglo-Saxon England. The members contain just about all of the major AElfric students operating this present day and a few very important more recent voices. all the chapters is a state-of-the-art piece of labor which addresses one element of AElfric s works or occupation. The chapters are organised topically, instead of via chronology, style or biography, and among them disguise the total AElfrician corpus and the foremost contextual concerns; attention of AElfric s Latin writings is punctiliously built-in with that of his previous English works. AElfric experiences are at present a imperative portion of Anglo-Saxon experiences, yet whereas to this point there was loads of distinct paintings on a few elements of AElfric, this assortment presents the 1st evaluation. participants: Hugh Magennis, Joyce Hill, Christopher A. Jones, Mechthild Gretsch, M. R. Godden, Catherine Cubitt, Thomas N. corridor, Robert ok. Upchurch, Mary Swan, Clare A. Lees, Gabriella Corona, Kathleen Davis, Jonathan Wilcox, Aaron J Kleist and Elaine Treharne."

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Download E-books Fictions of British Decadence: High Art, Popular Writing and the Fin De Siècle (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture) PDF

Fictions of British Decadence is a clean account of the emergence, improvement and legacy of fiction written within the period of Oscar Wilde. It examines a extensive variety of texts through a various array of Decadent writers, from regular figures similar to Ernest Dowson and John Davidson to lesser-known innovators similar to Arthur Machen and M.P. Shiel.

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Download E-books Figuring Madness in Nineteenth-Century Fiction PDF

How are signs of psychic alienation variously enfigured in literary texts? and the way do readers perpetually determine in a few type of the 'madness' they try and work out? those are the various questions addressed by means of Figuring insanity , a learn which employs the insights of present post-structuralist psychoanalysis and semiotic conception to ascertain the complicated interimplication of the topic and item of insanity that's continuously implied via the dynamics of analytic dia-gnosis. In its specialize in the consequences of writing and studying indicators of insanity, the examine deals new interpretations of either canonical and non-canonical texts via authors spanning the interval from Jane Austen and Anthony Trollope to Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Henry James.

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