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Sexuality and the Culture of Sensibility in the British Romantic Era

Drawing together theoretically informed literary history and the cultural history of sexuality, friendship, and affective relations, this is the first study to trace fully the influence of this notorious yet often undervalued cultural tradition on British Romanticism, a movement that both draws on and resists Sensibility’s excessive embodiments of non-normative pleasure. Offering a broad consideration of literary genres while balancing the contributions of both canonical and non-canonical male and female writers, this bold new study insists on the need to revise the traditional boundaries of literary periods and establishes unexpected influences on both Romantic and early Victorian culture and their shared pleasures of attachment.

published on 28-02-2020 - 3 görüntüleme
British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community

This compelling study recovers the lost lives and poems of British women poets of the Romantic era. Stephen C. Behrendt reveals the range and diversity of their writings, offering new perspectives on the work of dozens of women whose poetry has long been ignored or marginalized in traditional literary history. British Romanticism was once thought of as a cultural movement defined by a small group of male poets. This book grants women poets their proper place in the literary tradition of the time. Behrendt first approaches the subject thematically, exploring the ways in which the poems addressed both public concerns and private experiences. He next examines the use of particular genres, including the sonnet and various other long and short forms. In the concluding chapters, Behrendt explores the impact of national identity, providing the first extensive study of Romantic-era poetry by women from Scotland and Ireland. In recovering the lives and work of these women, Behrendt reveals their active participation within the rich cultural community of writers and readers throughout the British Isles. This study will be a key resource for scholars, teachers, and students in British literary studies, women's studies, and cultural history. (July 2009)

published on 28-02-2020 - 3 görüntüleme
The Literary Tourist: Readers and Places in Romantic and Victorian Britain

You've already read the book - why visit the place? When and why did readers start visiting sites with literary associations - whether writers' graves, birthplaces, houses, or the setting of their novels? This original, witty, illustrated study offers the first analytical history of the rise and development of literary tourism in nineteenth-century Britain, associated with authors from Shakespeare, Gray, Keats and Burns to Scott, the Brontë sisters, and Thomas Hardy. Indispensable for the student of literature, the travel literature and the tourism of the nineteenth century.

published on 28-02-2020 - 3 görüntüleme
Repossessing the Romantic Past

Work on British Romanticism is often characterised as much by its conscious difference from preceding positions as it is by its approach to or choice of material. As a result, writing neglected or marginalised in one account will be restored to prominence in another, as we reconstruct the past as a history of the present. This collection of essays takes as its starting point the wide-ranging work of Marilyn Butler on Romantic literature, and includes contributions by some of the most prominent scholars of Romanticism working today. The essays offer interesting perspectives on Maria Edgeworth, Coleridge, Austen, Scott and others, showing that the openness of modern critical perceptions matches and reflects the diversity of the literature and culture of the Romantic period itself.

published on 28-02-2020 - 2 görüntüleme
John Thelwall: Radical Romantic and Acquitted Felon

John Thelwall was a Romantic and Enlightenment polymath. During the 1790s, he achieved national recognition as an orator, republican, Jacobin theorist and leading member of the proto-democratic London Corresponding Society. In 1794 he was tried and acquitted of high treason, earning himself the disdainful soubriquet 'acquitted felon' from Secretary of State for War, William Windham. Later, Thelwall's interests turned to poetry and plays. He was a collaborator and confidant of Wordsworth and Coleridge during the gestation of Lyrical Ballads, a Romantic ruralist, travel-writer and pedestrian, and an idealistic farmer in the Wye Valley. During the nineteenth century he pioneered elocutionism, curing young men from stammers and theorizing about phonetics at his own London Institute. Although the separate strands of Thelwall's life and work have been considered at various times by scholars of both English literature and of eighteenth-century history, no volume has yet sought to bring them together or make sense of them as a whole; to understand, for example, the association Thelwall made between speech therapy and radical politics. This edited collection draws together a range of essays from leading eighteenth-century and Romantic scholars. Thelwall's manifold activities are considered in relation to each other, and contextualized within wider Romantic culture and politics.

published on 28-02-2020 - 7 görüntüleme
عندما التقيت عمر بن الخطاب

عندما التقيت عمر بن الخطاب المؤلف : ادهم شرقاوي القسم : الروايات والقصص الأدبية اللغة : العربية الصفحات : 356 عدد الملفات : 1 حجم الملفات : 1.13 ميجا بايت نوع الملفات : PDF

published on 28-02-2020 - 15 görüntüleme
Korean Nationalism Betrayed

Written by Joong- Seok Seo, an eminent Korean historian and a thinker of rare originality, this book examines the tumultuous history of modern Korea from the perspective of nationalism. Based on the author's extensive research and wide-ranging experience, the book goes to the heart of critical questioning about the political uses and abuses of nationalism by the ruling elites of post-liberation Korea. Indeed, "Korean Nationalism Betrayed" fills a yawning gap in the Western understanding of the authoritarian political structure of South Korea (1948-1988) that manipulated and distorted nationalism by identifying it with ultra-right anti-communism. The author provides a set of thought-provoking and compelling arguments against the assumptions of the Cold War, attributing the continued climate of tension and antagonism between the two Koreas to the tenacity of a Cold War mind-set. He traces the root of the tragedy of national division to the failure of Korean nationalism, and puts forward a compelling case for overcoming the legacy of polarized ideological stance, based on Cold War ideology and embracing a policy of reconciliation and cooperation by both sides.

published on 28-02-2020 - 18 görüntüleme
A Fable for Fountains

In the late 1700's, a British Slave Trading vessel leaves England with trading goods for Sierra Leone, Africa. Also onboard is the owner of the ship, his wife and his 3 year old daughter. The final destination of the ship is South Carolina where the Slave Ships owner's wife intends to visit her parents to introduce them to their grandchild. Some years earlier, this same ship and its crew slew the chief of the Dende tribe and vengeance was sought by the tribe. Captured, the owner and his wife are slain but the 3 year old daughter is miraculously saved by order of a powerful elder who proclaimed the child as a descendent of a powerful chieftain, and who when she grew of age, would a powerful Chieftain. The child is spared and is initiated into the Tribes ways and customs. She is taught the customs and the history of the tribe, and the languages of the two leading traders of Sierra Leone; France and England. obooko.com is the origin of this text.

published on 27-02-2020 - 21 görüntüleme
Amma's Daughters

As a precocious young girl, Surekha knew very little about the details of her mother Amma’s unusual past and that of Babu, her mysterious and sometimes absent father. The tense, uncertain family life created by her parents’ distant and fractious marriage and their separate ambitions informs her every action and emotion. Then one evening, in a moment of uncharacteristic transparency and vulnerability, Amma tells Surekha and her older sister Didi of the family tragedy that changed the course of her life. Finally, the daughters begin to understand the source of their mother’s deep commitment to the Indian nationalist movement and her seemingly unending willingness to sacrifice in the name of that pursuit. In this re-memory based on the published and unpublished work of Amma and Surekha, Meenal Shrivastava, Surekha’s daughter, uncovers the history of the female foot soldiers of Gandhi’s national movement in the early twentieth century. As Meenal weaves these written accounts together with archival research and family history, she gives voice and honour to the hundreds of thousands of largely forgotten or unacknowledged women who, threatened with imprisonment for treason and sedition, relentlessly and selflessly gave toward the revolution.

published on 27-02-2020 - 20 görüntüleme
Ufabet betting

Online gambling is growing at an astounding rate, despite the fact that the history of betting industry is still considered to be new and innovative.

published on 25-02-2020 - 28 görüntüleme
Ufabet 1688

Online gambling is growing at an astounding rate, despite the fact that the history of betting industry is still considered to be new and innovative.

published on 25-02-2020 - 30 görüntüleme
Alternate Americas: Science Fiction Film and American Culture

For more than 50 years, science fiction films have been among the most important and successful products of American cinema, and are worthy of study for that reason alone. On a deeper level, the genre has reflected important themes, concerns and developments in American society, so that a history of science fiction film also serves as a cultural history of America over the past half century.M. Keith Booker has selected fifteen of the most successful and innovative science fiction films of all time, and examined each of them at length—from cultural, technical and cinematic perspectives—to see where they came from and what they meant for the future of cinema and for America at large. From Invasion of the Body Snatchers to Star Wars, from Blade Runner to The Matrix, these landmark films have expressed our fears and dreams, our abilities and our deficiencies. In this deep-seeking investigation, we can all find something of ourselves that we recognize, as well as something that we've never recognized before.The focus on a fairly small number of landmark films allows detailed attention to genuinely original movies, including: Forbidden Planet, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Planet of the Apes, Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Blade Runner, The Terminator, Robocop, The Abyss, Independence Day, and The Matrix. This book is ideal for general readers interested in science fiction and film.

published on 24-02-2020 - 42 görüntüleme
Journey Across Three Worlds: Science-Fiction Stories

One more collection of Soviet SF stories now lies in your hands. Seven stories by ten authors. Like ten people talking around one table. Collections of stories by different writers always resemble round-table conferences. All the more so is this true of science fiction, as a genre that bubbles with polemic zest. Indeed, I would compare this more to a students' debating society in some smoke-filled room, in whose blue haze the flushed faces and flashing eyes can barely be distinguished. Here, one declaims with inspired ardour, another grins wryly, as he intersperses some snide remark, a third thumps the table, his voice hoarse with passion. Students, indeed, most young folk, for that matter, adore to talk of love and learning, of life and its meaning, of virtuous and wicked ways, of the problems that face man today and tomorrow, and of how all this is expressed by writer and artist. Science fiction, in effect, does the same, with, perhaps, as is only natural, a somewhat greater emphasis on the problems of tomorrow and of how best to convey their substance. Soviet SF lies well within the mainstream of Soviet writing, generally, and is as diverse in theme and imagery. In the fifty odd years of its existence, its course has been a chequered one, veering with all the turns in the tide of Soviet history, particularly during the times of the First Five -Year Plan and World War Two, but more so, when Sputnik shot up to furrow the unexplored outer fields of space, and the now famous dispute between poet and physicist began. Some twenty seven years ago, Boris Slutsky, a rather well-known Soviet poet - who is no writer of SF, mind you! - produced the following quatrain, which is often quoted in this country: It is the poet versus physicist; One is out, the other in, today. Perhaps a general law is this, And no accidental step astray? Soviet science fiction also has its physicists and its poets. The physicists believe in the omnipotence of the exact sciences, in mathematics and the machine. They claim that every single problem can be pinned down to the drawing board and can be solved in laboratory retorts, that everything can be done by computer and robot. The poets are sceptical. Not for them are the formulas of the physicists, but rather the feelings and promptings of the heart. True enough, the machine can make life easier; but, they say, it can also become an onerous, oppressive burden. This book, as you will have probably noticed, is entitled Journey Across Three Worlds. It is called thus after the novelet presented herein by the Abramovs, father and son. No generational animosity here, as you see! Quite the contrary. One is Seventy odd years old, the other only thirty, one is a professional writer, with numerous novels, stories and essays to his credit, the other is an engineer of the breed inspired by Sputnik, and for whom all of Soviet SF that came before serves as but the launching pad for blasting off into the incredible unknown. And, indeed, everything that comes from under their pen - pens? - is steeped in the latest and most unbelievable of hypotheses, in the wildest of fantasies and conjectures. This time it is parallel worlds, but elsewhere it may be extragalactic visitors, invested with an aura of unfathomable power, or the duplication not just of things and inanimate objects, but also of people, whole cities, countries, an even whole epochs, what is sometimes known as the split-image theme.

published on 24-02-2020 - 33 görüntüleme
Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s at the dawn of the 20th century and moving through such silent films as Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, science fiction film has had a long and eventful history that has taken it in many directions but that has moved the genre inexorably forward into a prominent place at the center of the film industry in the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.

published on 24-02-2020 - 30 görüntüleme
Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

Space and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy TelevisionSpace and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy TelevisionSpace and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy TelevisionSpace and Time: Essays on Visions of History in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television

published on 24-02-2020 - 29 görüntüleme
The Utopian Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Twentieth International Conference on the Fantastic

Utopia forms a major aspect of human desire, one that is as important as religion. Understanding utopia and the ways in which it can collapse into dystopia is crucial in many disciplines. Fantastic literature (including science fiction and fantasy) is the only form of literature that takes utopia/dystopia seriously. Therefore, analysis of these works provides a basis for serious experimentation in social science.In this volume, critics analyze contemporary literary thought experiments such as 1984 and We. They show how utopian experiments can easily slide into dystopia. Exploring these fictional sociocultural, political experiments gives us new ways to think about our lives and culture. While literature, history, and political science professors may find this book useful, it can also serve as a call to arms to anyone dedicated to maintaining freedom and humane living in the world today.

published on 23-02-2020 - 48 görüntüleme
Indian'' Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction: First Nations' Voices Speak Out

These shows made me sad, reminding me of all my people have lost due to forced or voluntary assimilation into white society. Our language, our traditions, our history, our stories, our identity, they have all been diminished." --A study participant According to an early 1990s study, 95 percent of what college students know about Native Americans was acquired through the media, leading to widespread misunderstandings of First Nations peoples. Sierra Adare contends that negative "Indian" stereotypes do physical, mental, emotional, and financial harm to First Nations individuals. At its core, this book is a social study whose purpose is to explore the responses of First Nations peoples to representative "Indian" stereotypes portrayed within the TV science fiction genre. Participants in Adare's study viewed episodes from My Favorite Martian, Star Trek, Star Trek: Voyager, Quantum Leap, The Adventures of Superman, and Star Trek: The Next Generation. Reactions by viewers range from optimism to a deep-rooted sadness. The strongest responses came after viewing a Superman episode's depiction of an "evil medicine man" who uses a ceremonial pipe to kill a warrior. The significance of First Nations peoples' responses and reactions are both surprising and profound. After publication of "Indian" Stereotypes in TV Science Fiction, ignorance can no longer be used as an excuse for Hollywood's irresponsible depiction of First Nations peoples' culture, traditions, elders, religious beliefs, and sacred objects.

published on 23-02-2020 - 29 görüntüleme
من أوراق الحروب الصليبية ومحاكم التفتيش في إسبانيا

من أوراق الحروب الصليبية ومحاكم التفتيش في إسبانيا لغة الكتاب: العربية عدد المجلدات: 1 مجلد عدد الصفحات: 120 صفحة حجم الكتاب: 1.82 MB نوع ملفات الكتاب: PDF

published on 13-02-2020 - 129 görüntüleme
Resurrection: A Zombie Novel

Annie Starling is missing her memory of the last eight weeks--the most devastating in history. It started in Russia and went global in a matter of days, the most virulent virus the world has ever known. It's stripping its victims of every last thing that makes them human. And that's just the beginning. The other survivors are no less dangerous than the infected.

published on 12-02-2020 - 58 görüntüleme
les zouaves

Documents Algerien Série Militaire 08_12 octobre 1950 Les zouaves sont des unités françaises d'infanterie légère appartenant à l'Armée d'Afrique. Souvent associés à l'image des batailles du Second Empire[1] et connus pour leur uniforme singulier, ces unités ont existé de 1830 à 1962

published on 11-02-2020 - 1188 görüntüleme
ماضي شمال افريقيا

افريقيا، تأليف غوتييه وترجمة هاشم الحسيني بحيث هي صيغة الكتاب: بي دي أف هذه ترجمة لكتاب ايميل فليكس غوتيي حجم الكتاب: 1.35ميغا

published on 11-02-2020 - 201 görüntüleme
Gold wedding rings

The wedding rings started as a symbol that showed how a woman was connected to a certain man. The history of the rings is one rich in culture.

published on 06-02-2020 - 71 görüntüleme
Free MRR eBook – Healing the Inner Child

Introducing Healing the Inner Child – What You Need to Know About Spiritual Emotional Freedom. Inside this eBook, you will discover the topics about healing the inner child basics, the history of the healing the inner child movement, Carl Jung’s contribution, understanding the spiritual connection, understanding why we are here, learning to trust, learning to forgive yourself and others, tools used in healing the inner child, variations per region and what the critics and proponents have to say.

published on 03-02-2020 - 69 görüntüleme
LE BOUFFON

Polzounkov (Ползунков) ou Le Bouffon est une nouvelle de seize pages de l'écrivain russe Fiodor Dostoïevski écrite en 1847, et parue au début de l’année 1848 dans L’Almanach illustré édité par I. Panaïev et N. Nekrassov. Elle n'est pas reprise par Dostoïevski dans l'édition de 1860. Il la juge insignifiante. Elle ne sera reprise que dans l'édition posthume1.

published on 30-01-2020 - 64 görüntüleme
LA FEMME D’UN AUTRE ET UN MARI SOUS LE LIT

La Femme d’un autre et le mari sous le lit (russe : Чужая жена и муж под кроватью) est une nouvelle humoristique de l'écrivain russe Fiodor Dostoïevski parue en 18481. La première partie de La Femme d'un autre et le mari sous le lit paraît en septembre 18482 dans Les Annales de la Patrie sous le titre La Femme d'un autre - scène de la rue. La seconde partie, intitulée Le Mari jaloux - une aventure peu ordinaire, n'est publiée dans la même revue qu’en décembre 1848, t. LXI. L’auteur rassembla les deux nouvelles sous un seul titre dans l’édition de 1860. La nouvelle a l'allure d'un vaudeville3 et met en scène les poncifs du genre. La thématique du triangle amoureux (ou plutôt du polygone, vu le nombre d'amants de l'héroïne), le ridicule pathétique des maris cocus (systématiquement beaucoup plus âgés que leur épouse), l'idée qu'une épouse jeune est forcément menteuse, volage et infidèle, les nombreux quiproquos auxquels donne lieu la situation, mais aussi l'abondance des dialogues, en particulier des échanges décousus et pleins de vivacité, des invraisemblances et des rebondissements imprévus de toutes sortes donne à cette pochade une allure de théâtre de boulevard.

published on 30-01-2020 - 98 görüntüleme
The Wayfarers

When I opened my eyes it was one o'clock in the day. The cards lay on the table in a heap, and on the carpet in a greater one, the dead bottles in their midst. The candles were burnt out; their holders were foul with smoke and grease. As I sat up on the couch on which I had thrown myself at nine o clock in the morning in the desperation of fatigue, and stretched the sleep out of my limbs and rubbed it out of my brain the afternoon strove through the drawn blinds palely. The half-light gave such a somber and appropriate touch to the profligate scene that it would have moved a moralist to a disquisition of five pages. But whatever my errors, that accusation was never urged against me, even by my friends. You may continue in your reading, therefore, in no immediate peril. The ashes were long since gray in the grate; there was an intolerable reek of wine-dregs and stale tobacco in the air; and the condition of the furniture, stained and broken and tumbled in all directions contributed the final disorder to the room. Indeed the only article in it, allowing no exception to myself, that had emerged from the orgy of the night without an impediment to its dignity was the picture of my grandfather, that pious, learned nobleman, hanging above the mantelpiece. A chip off a corner of his frame might be urged even against _him_; but what was that in comparison with the philosophical severity with which he gazed upon the scene? In the grave eyes, the grim mouth, the great nose of his family, he retained the contemplative grandeur which had enabled him to give to the world in ten ponderous tomes a Commentary on theAnalects of Confucius. The space they had occupied on my book-shelf, between the Newgate Calendar and the History of Jonathan Wild the Great, was now unfilled, since these memorials of the great mind of my ancestor had lain three weeks with the Jews. By the time my wits had returned I was able to recall the fact that the previous night, whose evidences I now considered, was the last I should enjoy. It was the extravagant ending to a raffish comedy. Finis was already written in

published on 28-01-2020 - 133 görüntüleme
The Wayfarers

When I opened my eyes it was one o'clock in the day. The cards lay on the table in a heap, and on the carpet in a greater one, the dead bottles in their midst. The candles were burnt out; their holders were foul with smoke and grease. As I sat up on the couch on which I had thrown myself at nine o clock in the morning in the desperation of fatigue, and stretched the sleep out of my limbs and rubbed it out of my brain the afternoon strove through the drawn blinds palely. The half-light gave such a sombre and appropriate touch to the profligate scene that it would have moved a moralist to a disquisition of five pages. But whatever my errors, that accusation was never urged against me, even by my friends. You may continue in your reading, therefore, in no immediate peril. The ashes were long since grey in the grate; there was an intolerable reek of wine-dregs and stale tobacco in the air; and the condition of the furniture, stained and broken and tumbled in all directions contributed the final disorder to the room. Indeed the only article in it, allowing no exception to myself, that had emerged from the orgy of the night without an impediment to its dignity was the picture of my grandfather, that pious, learned nobleman, hanging above the mantelpiece. A chip off a corner of his frame might be urged even against him; but what was that in comparison with the philosophical severity with which he gazed upon the scene? In the grave eyes, the grim mouth, the great nose of his family, he retained the contemplative grandeur which had enabled him to give to the world in ten ponderous tomes a Commentary on theAnalects of Confucius. The space they had occupied on my book-shelf, between the Newgate Calendar and the History of Jonathan Wild the Great, was now unfilled, since these memorials of the great mind of my ancestor had lain three weeks with the Jews. By the time my wits had returned I was able to recall the fact that the previous night, whose evidences I now regarded, was the last I should enjoy. It was the extravagant ending to a raffish comedy. Finis was already written in

published on 28-01-2020 - 131 görüntüleme
THE MONK WHO SOLD HIS FERRARI( le moine qui vendit sa Ferrari)

Un livre très émouvant et captivant. N'hésitez pas à le lire entièrement. Il est très passionnant et vous fait voyager à travers l'univers des cultures différentes. N'hésitez pas à le télécharger et à le partager à vos amis.

published on 28-01-2020 - 82 görüntüleme