Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds From Giant Turtles to Small Gods

Cultures / Languages

Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds: From Giant Turtles to Small Gods By Marion Rana
Reading and Writing Experimental Texts: Critical Innovations by Robin Silbergleid, Kristina Quynn
Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad, Sari Wastell, „Thinking Through Things: Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically“
The Tyranny of Writing: Ideologies of the Written Word (Advances in Sociolinguistics) edited by Constanze Weth, Kasper Juffermans
Literature and the Experience of Globalization: Texts Without Borders by Svend Erik Larsen

Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds: From Giant Turtles to Small Gods By Marion Rana

English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 258 Pages | ISBN : 3319672975 | 3.5 MB

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett’s work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.
With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

Reading and Writing Experimental Texts: Critical Innovations by Robin Silbergleid, Kristina Quynn

English | 2017 | ISBN: 3319583611 | 301 Pages | PDF | 5.6 MB

This collection of essays offers twelve innovative approaches to contemporary literary criticism. The contributors, women scholars who range from undergraduate students to contingent faculty to endowed chairs, stage a critical dialogue that raises vital questions about the aims and forms of criticism― its discourses and politics, as well as the personal, institutional, and economic conditions of its production. Offering compelling feminist and queer readings of avant-garde twentieth- and twenty-first-century texts, the essays included here are playful, performative, and theoretically savvy.
Written for students, scholars, and professors in literature and creative writing, Reading and Writing Experimental Texts provides examples for doing literary scholarship in innovative ways. These provocative readings invite conversation and community, reminding us that if the stakes of critical innovation are high, so are the pleasures.

Amiria Henare, Martin Holbraad, Sari Wastell, „Thinking Through Things: Theorising Artefacts Ethnographically“

2006 | pages: 248 | ISBN: 1844720721 | PDF | 1,5 mb

Drawing upon the work of some of the most influential theorists in the field, Thinking Through Things demonstrates the quiet revolution growing in anthropology and its related disciplines, shifting its philosophical foundations. The first text to offer a direct and provocative challenge to disciplinary fragmentation – arguing for the futility of segregating the study of artefacts and society – this collection expands on the concerns about the place of objects and materiality in analytical strategies, and the obligation of ethnographers to question their assumptions and approaches.
The team of leading contributors put forward a positive programme for future research in this highly original and invaluable guide to recent developments in mainstream anthropological theory.

The Tyranny of Writing: Ideologies of the Written Word (Advances in Sociolinguistics) edited by Constanze Weth, Kasper Juffermans

English | January 25, 2018 | ISBN: 1474292461 | PDF | 240 pages | 22.4 MB

This book examines the powerful role of writing in society. The invention of writing, independently at various places and times in history, always stood at the cradle of powerful civilizations. It is impossible to imagine modern life without writing. As individuals and social groups we hold high expectations of its potential for societal and personal development. Globally, huge resources have been and are being invested in promoting literacy worldwide. So what could possibly be tyrannical about writing?
The title is inspired by Ferdinand de Saussure’s argument against writing as an object of linguistic research and what he called la tyrannie de la lettre. His critique denounced writing as an imperfect, distorted image of speech that obscures our view of language and its structure. The chapters of the book, written by experts in language and literacy studies, go beyond this and explore tyrannical aspects of writing in society through history and around the world: from Medieval Novgorod, the European Renaissance and 19th-century France and Germany over colonial Sudan to postcolonial Sri Lanka and Senegal and present-day Hong Kong and Central China to the Netherlands and Spain. The metaphor of ‚tyranny of writing‘ serves as a heuristic for exploring ideologies of language and literacy in culture and society and tensions and contradictions between the written and the spoken word.

Literature and the Experience of Globalization: Texts Without Borders by Svend Erik Larsen

English | October 19, 2017 | ISBN: 1350007560 | PDF | 336 pages | 4.3 MB

How does literature represent, challenge and help us understand our experience of globalization? Taking literary globalization studies beyond its traditional political focus, Literature and the Experience of Globalization explores how writers from Shakespeare through Goethe to Isak Dinesen, J.M. Coetzee, Amitav Ghosh and Bruce Chatwin engage with the human dimensions of globalization. Through a wide range of insightful close readings, Svend Erik Larsen brings contemporary world literature approaches to bear on cross-cultural experiences of migration and travel, translation, memory, history and embodied knowledge. In doing so, this important intervention demonstrates how literature becomes an essential site for understanding the ways in which globalization has become an integral part of everyday experience.

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