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Tsui Hark's Peking Opera Blues

Tan See Kam

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9789888208852
eISBN:
9789888313518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208852.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Tsui Hark’s Hong Kong New Wave film Peking Opera Blues (1986) is set in a China marked by contestations between Republican democrats and monarchist revivalists (circa 1913). Through various acts of ... More


What She Thinks About Sometimes, Some Days, About Some Things

Ann Burack-Weiss

in The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231151849
eISBN:
9780231525336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter identifies and describes the many forms of life writing discussed in this book, including Memoir, Autobiography, Personal Essay, and Auto Fiction.


The Gravity of the Body: Djebar’s and Cixous’s Textuality

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

in Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Assia Djebar's and Hélène Cixous's approaches to rethinking spatiality are first examined in scenes in which the body disintegrates, or its ascription to a place becomes untenable. The chapter also ... More


Cixous's Semi-Fictions: Thinking at the Borders of Fiction

Mairéad Hanrahan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642281
eISBN:
9781474406352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Hélène Cixous, author of over forty works of fiction, was deemed by Derrida to be the greatest living writer in French in 1990. Consistent with this evaluation, her writing is renowned for its dense ... More


Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More


Speculative Realism and Science Fiction

Brian Willems

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474422697
eISBN:
9781474438629
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474422697.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

A human-centred approach to the environment is leading to ecological collapse. One of the ways that speculative realism challenges anthropomorphism is by taking non-human things to be as valid ... More


<i>Glory Season</i>: David Brin’s Feminist Utopia

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this review of David Brin’s Glory Season, Jones foregrounds the issues that arise when feminism is looked at from a male perspective. She criticises the text for presenting a feminist utopia so ... More


Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Daniel Lea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This study explores the landscape of contemporary British fiction through detailed analysis of five authors that have emerged to critical prominence in the 21st century. The authors addressed - Ali ... More


Touchstones: John Mcgahern's Classical Style

Frank Shovlin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781781383216
eISBN:
9781786944047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383216.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Touchstones examines the ways in which John McGahern became a writer through reading. This reading was both extensive and intensive, and tended towards immersion in the classics. New insights are ... More


American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11

Terence McSweeney (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474413817
eISBN:
9781474430456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413817.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American Cinema in the Shadow of 9/11 is a ground-breaking collection of essays by some of the foremost scholars writing in the field of contemporary American film. Through a dynamic critical ... More


Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Gwyneth Jones

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gwyneth Jones’s Deconstructing the Starships: Science Fiction and Reality is a collection of critical essays, speeches and reviews, split into three sections: ‘All Science is Description’, ‘Science, ... More


Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Anne Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a critique of the dominant understanding and deployment of empathy in the mainstream medical humanities. Drawing on feminist theory, it positions empathy not as something that one ... More


Rwanda Genocide Stories: Fiction After 1994

Nicki Hitchcott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781381946
eISBN:
9781786945259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book provides an in-depth analysis of fictional responses written in response to the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Through the course of the book, the reader is taken on a journey from the events ... More


The 'War on Terror' and American Film: 9/11 Frames Per Second

Terence McSweeney

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748693092
eISBN:
9781474408547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748693092.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

American film in the first decade of the 21st century became a cultural battleground on which a war of representation was waged, but did these films endorse the 'War on Terror' or challenge it? More ... More


Introduction

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf, the War Without, the War Within: Her Final Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780813056937
eISBN:
9780813053790
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056937.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The introduction presents the book’s main argument: the new view that Woolf enters a third stage as a diarist (after her first experimental stage and her second, lean modernist diary stage). In ... More


George Mackay Brown and the Scottish Catholic Imagination

Linden Bicket

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411653
eISBN:
9781474435147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411653.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Scottish Catholic writers of the twentieth century, faith was the key influence on both their artistic process and creative vision. Many of these writers trod in the footsteps of Graham Green, ... More


Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More


Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Chris Pak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the emergence and development of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009). Terraforming is the ... More


A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Carolyn L. Karcher

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During one of the darkest periods of US history, when white supremacy was entrenching itself throughout the nation, the white writer-jurist-activist Albion W. Tourgée (1838-1905) forged an ... More


Gendering the Revolution: Official and Popular Imaginary

Srila Roy

in Remembering Revolution: Gender, Violence, and Subjectivity in India's Naxalbari Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198081722
eISBN:
9780199082223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198081722.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

The chapter considers the representation of ‘woman’ in a variety of texts such as Party literature, literary, autobiographical, and media sources besides considering ‘official’ constructions of ... More


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