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Victorian Narrative Technologies in the Middle East by Cara Murray

By Cara Murray

Victorian Narrative applied sciences tells the tale of the way the British, who sought after not anything to do with the Suez Canal in the course of the a long time during which it used to be being the world over deliberate and invested, got here to possess it. It stands to cause that the country that prided itself on its engineering prowess and had extra to achieve than the other within the building of an immediate path to India could have performed a job in its making. but the British shied clear of any participation within the overseas project—only to swoop down at the accomplished venture and declare it as their very own once they bought it in 1875, an occasion which led on to Egypt’s colonization in 1882. Murray uncovers the little-known tale of Britain’s swing from ambivalence approximately to reputation of what might develop into a effective image of Western imperialism. starting with the railway mania of the 1840s and concluding with the hole of the recent worldwide routes of the 1870s, Murray argues that alterations in notions approximately personality, funding, and know-how propagated within the novel shape over this era enabled Britain to put declare to the globe. Arguing that literary style was once itself a expertise that unfold imperialism, Murray indicates how roads, canals, and novels jointly colonized the center East.

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A History of Literature in the Caribbean: English and Dutch by A. James Arnold

By A. James Arnold

This heritage of literature within the Carribean specializes in English- and Dutch-speaking areas. subject matters coated contain: the anglophone Caribbean; literary improvement - a contrastive heritage; style - a contrastive heritage; The Netherlands, Antilles, Aruba, and Suriname; a mosaic atmosphere - a contrastive heritage of style; literary feedback; drama; fiction; and poetry.

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The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in by Ayo A. Coly

By Ayo A. Coly

Whereas the male-dominated Francophone African migrant literary culture comprises ladies writers, there isn't any research that attends to this subgroup of writers. The Pull of Postcolonial Nationhood: Gender and Migration in Francophone African Literatures pioneers the examine of those writers as a class via an exam of 3 significant ladies who exemplify the Francophone African woman migrant literary culture: Ken Bugul, Calixthe Beyala, and Fatou Diome. via learning those ladies jointly, Ayo A. Coly innovatively introduces gender into triumphing theories of Francophone African migrant literatures. those theories, in keeping with the present surge of postnationalism in cultural feedback, declare that questions of domestic and nationhood are out of date for the current iteration of Francophone African migrant writers, yet this booklet indicates that the other is correct within the texts of those writers. Coly is therefore in a position to reveal how claims of postnationalism are usually skewed by way of gender-blind understandings of nationalism, particularly a failure to think about that ladies have regularly been the websites for discourses and practices of nationalism. Amid the adverse foreign money of domestic and kingdom in modern cultural feedback, together with postcolonial feedback, this ebook contends that domestic is still a politically, ideologically, and emotionally loaded topic for postcolonial topics.

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Manuel Vazquez Montalban: El compromiso con la memoria by José F. Colmeiro

By José F. Colmeiro

Escritor prol?­fico como novelista, poeta, periodista y analista cultural, Manuel V??zquez Montalb??n (1939-2003) fue tambi?©n un pionero en el ??rea de estudios sobre los angeles cultura renowned espa?±ola y los angeles memoria hist??rica. Este volumen, una colecci??n de sixteen ensayos originales sobre l. a. obra de una de las principales figuras intelectuales en l. a. Espa?±a de los ??ltimos forty a?±os, representa un esfuerzo colectivo de valoraci??n de sus m??s importantes contribuciones en los angeles redefinici??n de los angeles cultura de l. a. Espa?±a democr??tica. El hilo com??n a todos los art?­culos es los angeles exploraci??n del tema de l. a. memoria person y colectiva, el an??lisis de l. a. memoria cultural y l. a. recuperaci??n de los angeles memoria hist??rica, contra el legado de olvido del franquismo y las corrientes de los angeles globalizaci??n. El libro incluye tambi?©n un estudio introductorio y una entrevista in?©dita a fondo con V??zquez Montalb??n por el editor del volumen.

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Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and Qur'an As by Roberta Sabbath

By Roberta Sabbath

Modern sacred textual content scholarship has been encouraged by means of a few intersecting tendencies: a surging curiosity in faith, sacred texts, and inspirational matters; burgeoning advancements in and purposes of literary theories; intensifying educational specialise in varied cultures even if for schooling or scholarship. even though a lot has been written separately approximately Tanakh, New testomony, and Qur'an, no assortment combines an exam of all 3. Sacred Tropes interweaves Tanakh, New testomony, and Qur'an essays. members jointly and in addition frequently separately use combined literary ways rather than the older unmarried concept approach. acceptable for school room or study, the essays make the most of a number of literary theoretical lenses together with environmental, cultural experiences, gender, psychoanalytic, ideological, monetary, historicism, legislation, and rhetorical criticisms by which to check those sacred works.

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Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature by Julie Scott Meisami, Paul Starkey

By Julie Scott Meisami, Paul Starkey

The Encyclopedia of Arabic Literature is an authoritative reference resource at the most crucial authors, works, genres, key words, options and concerns within the Arabic literary culture. The Encyclopedia covers the classical (pre-Islamic to 1258), transitional (1258-1798) and glossy sessions inside of a unmarried paintings. In over 1300 separately-authored entries, a few of the world's specialists mix present examine with conventional learn to supply authoritative research and statement on quite a lot of components. those contain significant authors, very important works, and a number of literary phrases. additionally coated are types akin to poetry, drama and newspaper writing and key severe innovations of Arabic literature.

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Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations, by Claire Chambers

By Claire Chambers

What did Britain seem like to the Muslims who visited and lived within the nation in expanding numbers from the overdue eighteenth century onwards? This publication is a literary background of representations of Muslims in Britain from the overdue eighteenth century to the eve of Salman Rushdie's e-book of The Satanic Verses (1988).

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