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|Author||: David Farrier|
|Editor||: Taylor & Francis|
In the nineteenth-century Pacific, the production of a text of encounter occurred in tandem with the production of a settled space; asserting settler presence through the control of the space and the context of the encounter. Indigenous resistance therefore took place through modes of representation that ‘unsettled’ the text. This book considers the work of four Western visitors to the Pacific—Robert Louis Stevenson, William Ellis, Herman Melville, and Jack London—and the consequences for the written text and the experience of cross-cultural encounter when encounter is reduced to writing. The study proposes a strong connection between settling and writing as assertions of presence, and, by engaging a metaphor of building dwellings and building texts, the study examines how each writer manipulates the process of text creation to assert a dominant presence over and against the indigenous presence, which is represented as threatening, and extra-textual.
|Author||: Samuel Frederick|
|Editor||: Northwestern University Press|
Narratives Unsettled argues by way of close readings of three very different German-language writers that only if we conceive of narrativity unburdened by plot can we properly account for radical forms of digression.
|Author||: Aloys N.M. Fleischmann,Nancy Van Styvendale,Cody McCarroll|
|Editor||: University of Alberta|
Examining various cultural products-music, cartoons, travel guides, ideographic treaties, film, and especially the literary arts-the contributors of these thirteen essays invite readers to conceptualize citizenship as a narrative construct, both in Canada and beyond. Focusing on indigenous and diasporic works, along with mass media depictions of Indigenous and diasporic peoples, this collection problematizes the juridical, political, and cultural ideal of universal citizenship. Readers are asked to envision the nation-state as a product of constant tension between coercive practices of exclusion and assimilation. Narratives of Citizenship is a vital contribution to the growing scholarship on narrative, nationalism, and globalization. Contributors: David Chariandy, Lily Cho, Daniel Coleman, Jennifer Bowering Delisle, Aloys N.M. Fleischmann, Sydney Iaukea, Marco Katz, Lindy Ledohowski, Cody McCarroll, Carmen Robertson, Laura Schechter, Paul Ugor, Nancy Van Styvendale, Dorothy Woodman, and Robert Zacharias.
|Author||: Simon J. James|
|Editor||: Anthem Press|
Simon J. James examines how Gissing's work reveals an unhappy accommodation with money's underwriting of human existence and culture, and how daily life in all its forms – moral, intellectual, familial and erotic – is transcended or made irrelevant by its commodification.
|Author||: Sarah Carter,Patricia Roome,Lesley Erickson,Char Smith|
|Editor||: University of Calgary Press|
This collection stems from a recent conference at University of Calgary that included some of the most established names in the field of women's history in the US and Canada, as well as younger scholars, activists in the Aboriginal community and in farm women's organisations, volunteers in historical societies working to preserve women's voices, family and genealogical researchers, film-makers, a poet, a playwright and many others. Designed to generate writing and research about the West through women's eyes, the central goal of the conference was to spark dialogue across boundaries, whether geographic, cultural or disciplinary. The volume is divided into two parts: the first section discusses the role of women in history as community builders and cultural preservationists, and the second section is concerned with gender history in numerous disciplines such as history, education, nursing and communication studies. This collection highlights the extent to which Western and women's history remains a contested or unsettled terrain and argues that the greatest strength of historical analyses that take sex and gender into account is their ability to complicate and consequently transcend regional myths and frontier legacies that emerged out of imperial and masculine priorities and perspectives.
|Author||: Cynthia Sugars,Gerry Turcotte|
|Editor||: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press|
Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic examines how Canadian writers have combined a postcolonial awareness with gothic metaphors of monstrosity and haunting in their response to Canadian history. The essays gathered here range from treatments of early postcolonial gothic expression in Canadian literature to attempts to define a Canadian postcolonial gothic mode. Many of these texts wrestle with Canada’s colonial past and with the voices and histories that were repressed in the push for national consolidation but emerge now as uncanny reminders of that contentious history. The haunting effect can be unsettling and enabling at the same time. In recent years, many Canadian authors have turned to the gothic to challenge dominant literary, political, and social narratives. In Canadian literature, the “postcolonial gothic” has been put to multiple uses, above all to figure experiences of ambivalence that have emerged from a colonial context and persisted into the present. As these essays demonstrate, formulations of a Canadian postcolonial gothic differ radically from one another, depending on the social and cultural positioning of who is positing it. Given the preponderance, in colonial discourse, of accounts that demonize otherness, it is not surprising that many minority writers have avoided gothic metaphors. In recent years, however, minority authors have shown an interest in the gothic, signalling an emerging critical discourse. This “spectral turn” sees minority writers reversing long-standing characterizations of their identity as “monstrous” or invisible in order to show their connections to and disconnection from stories of the nation.
|Author||: Thomas Floyd|
Narrative and Critical History of America English explorations and settlements in North America 1497 1689 c1884
|Author||: Justin Winsor|
Narrative of a Journey from Heraut to Khiva Moscow and St Petersburgh During the Late Russian Invasion of Khiva
|Author||: Sir James Abbott|
|Author||: Ronald R. Krebs|
|Editor||: Cambridge University Press|
Shows how dominant narratives have shaped the national security policies of the United States.
|Author||: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends|
Includes theoretical and empirical papers on topics in social psychology including sociometry. Publishes works by both sociologists and psychologists.
|Author||: Roger Bromley|
|Editor||: Tendencies: Identities, Texts|
Cultural fictions - texts written from the perspective of the edge - are the focus of this exciting and enlightening book. The author examines the formations of narratives of identity in contemporary 'borderline' fictions and films. The work of migrant and marginalised groups located at the boundaries of nations, cultures, classes, ethnicities, sexualities and genders, is explored through an intricate weaving of theory with textual analysis. Organised around the themes of memory, tradition and 'belonging', the book proposes the space of 'migrant' writing - an emerging third space - as one that challenges fixed assumptions about identity.The cross-cultural range - including texts from British, Caribbean, Chinese-American, Indo-Caribbean, Canadian, Cuban and Indian writers; the original discussion of authors such as Maxine Hong Kingston, Gloria Anzaldua, Amy Tan, Gish Jen, Hanif Kureishi and Chang-rae Lee; and engagement with the work of theorists including Bakhtin, Freud, Lyotard, de Certeau, Deleuze and Guattari, produces a significant contribution to the broadening definitions of ethnicity and the 'post-colonial'.Works explored include Jasmine, Borderlands, The Joy Luck Club, The Wedding Banquet, Dreaming in Cuban, My Year of Meat, Buddha of Suburbia and East is East. These contemporary texts and films will make this book accessible to a broad range of readers.
|Author||: Ben C. Ollenburger,E. A. Martens,Gerhard F. Hasel|
|Editor||: Sources for Biblical and Theological Study|
Knowledge of God / Theodorus C. Vriezen -- God the warrior / George Ernest Wright -- Eighth-century prophecy / Gerhard von Rad -- The Spirit and the word / Edmond Jacob -- Cult / John L. MacKenzie -- Life before God / Walther Zimmerli -- Law and promise / Ronald E. Clements -- Promise / Walter C. Kaiser, Jr. --Presence in absence / Samuel Lucien Terrien -- God's judgment and God's mercy / Claus Westermann -- Land and lifestyle / Elmer A. Martens -- Canon / Brevard S. Childs -- The community of faith / Paul D. Hanson --. - The future of Old Testament theology : prospects and trends / Gerhard F. Hasel -- Tradition history / Hartmut Gese -- A shape for Old Testament theology / Walter Brueggemann -- Creation and covenant / Jon D. Le.
|Author||: Marisa Parham|
|Editor||: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory|
Looking at texts including Jean Toomer's "Cane", Toni Morrison's "Beloved", James Baldwin's "Another Country", and 'Beat' poetry by Bob Kaufmann, this work describes the phenomena of haunting, displacement, and ghostliness as endemic to modern African American literature and culture.
Life of General Sir Robert Wilson from Autobiographical Memoirs Journals Narratives Correspondence Etc Edited With Portrait
|Author||: Herbert Randolph|