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Liminality and the Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9781317812456
Pages : 282 pages
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Download Liminality and the Short Story PDF Full Free by Jochen Achilles and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 282 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and for short story cycles, emphasizing theoretical perspectives, methodological relevance and applicability. Liminality as a concept of demarcation and mediation between different processual stages, spatial complexes, and inner states is of obvious importance in an age of global mobility, digital networking, and interethnic transnationality. Over the last decade, many symposia, exhibitions, art, and publications have been produced which thematize liminality, covering a wide range of disciplines including literary, geographical, psychological and ethnicity studies. Liminal structuring is an essential aspect of the aesthetic composition of short stories and the cultural messages they convey. On account of its very brevity and episodic structure, the generic liminality of the short story privileges the depiction of transitional situations and fleeting moments of crisis or decision. It also addresses the moral transgressions, heterotopic orders, and forms of ambivalent self-reflection negotiated within the short story's confines. This innovative collection focuses on both the liminality of the short story and on liminality in the short story.


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Liminality and the Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9781317812449
Pages : 315 pages
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Download Liminality and the Short Story PDF Full Free by Jochen Achilles and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-12-05 with total page 315 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and for short story cycles, emphasizing theoretical perspectives, methodological relevance and applicability. Liminality as a concept of demarcation and mediation between different processual stages, spatial complexes, and inner states is of obvious importance in an age of global mobility, digital networking, and interethnic transnationality. Over the last decade, many symposia, exhibitions, art, and publications have been produced which thematize liminality, covering a wide range of disciplines including literary, geographical, psychological and ethnicity studies. Liminal structuring is an essential aspect of the aesthetic composition of short stories and the cultural messages they convey. On account of its very brevity and episodic structure, the generic liminality of the short story privileges the depiction of transitional situations and fleeting moments of crisis or decision. It also addresses the moral transgressions, heterotopic orders, and forms of ambivalent self-reflection negotiated within the short story's confines. This innovative collection focuses on both the liminality of the short story and on liminality in the short story.


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The Short Story in German in the Twenty-first Century

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ISBN 10 : 9781640140462
Pages : 354 pages
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Download The Short Story in German in the Twenty-first Century PDF Full Free by Lyn Marven and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2020 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers readings of key contemporary trends and themes in the vibrant genre of short-story writing in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, with attention to major practitioners and translations of two representative stories.


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Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9783030303594
Pages : 289 pages
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Download Borders and Border Crossings in the Contemporary British Short Story PDF Full Free by Barbara Korte and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-01-02 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book represents a contribution to both border studies and short story studies. In today’s world, there is ample evidence of the return of borders worldwide: as material reality, as a concept, and as a way of thinking. This collection of critical essays focuses on the ways in which the contemporary British short story mirrors, questions and engages with border issues in national and individual life. At the same time, the concept of the border, as well as neighbouring notions of liminality and intersectionality, is used to illuminate the short story’s unique aesthetic potential. The first section, “Geopolitics and Grievable Lives”, includes chapters that address the various ways in which contemporary stories engage with our newly bordered world and borders within contemporary Britain. The second section examines how British short stories engage with “Ethnicity and Liminal Identities”, while the third, “Animal Encounters and Metamorphic Bodies”, focuses on stories concerned with epistemological borders and borderlands of existence and identity. Taken together, the chapters in this volume demonstrate the varied and complex ways in which British short stories in the twenty-first century engage with the concept of the border.


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Stories in Letters - Letters in Stories

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Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
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ISBN 10 : 9783110726190
Pages : 243 pages
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Download Stories in Letters - Letters in Stories PDF Full Free by Rebekka Schuh and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2021-10-04 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book deals with letters in Anglophone Canadian short stories of the late twentieth and the early twenty-first century in the context of liminality. It argues that in the course of the epistolary renaissance, the letter – which has often been deemed to be obsolete in literature – has not only enjoyed an upsurge in novels but also migrated to the short story, thus constituting the genre of the epistolary short story. .


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The English Short Story in Canada

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ISBN 10 : 9781476628073
Pages : 272 pages
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Download The English Short Story in Canada PDF Full Free by Reingard M. Nischik and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-07 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  In 2013, the Nobel Prize for Literature was for the first time awarded to a short story writer, and to a Canadian, Alice Munro. The award focused international attention on a genre that had long been thriving in Canada, particularly since the 1960s. This book traces the development and highlights of the English-language Canadian short story from the late 19th century up to the present. The history as well as the theoretical approaches to the genre are covered, with in-depth examination of exemplary stories by prominent writers such as Margaret Atwood and Alice Munro.


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Handbook of the American Short Story

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ISBN 10 : 9783110587647
Pages : 712 pages
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Download Handbook of the American Short Story PDF Full Free by Erik Redling and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2022-01-19 with total page 712 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The American short story has always been characterized by exciting aesthetic innovations and an immense range of topics. This handbook offers students and researchers a comprehensive introduction to the multifaceted genre with a special focus on recent developments due to the rise of new media. Part I provides systematic overviews of significant contexts ranging from historical-political backgrounds, short story theories developed by writers, print and digital culture, to current theoretical approaches and canon formation. Part II consists of 35 paired readings of representative short stories by eminent authors, charting major steps in the evolution of the American short story from its beginnings as an art form in the early nineteenth century up to the digital age. The handbook examines historically, methodologically, and theoretically the coming together of the enduring narrative practice of compression and concision in American literature. It offers fresh and original readings relevant to studying the American short story and shows how the genre performs American culture.


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Modernist Short Fiction by Women

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ISBN 10 : 9781317094517
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Modernist Short Fiction by Women PDF Full Free by Claire Drewery and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking on the neglected issue of the short story's relationship to literary Modernism, Claire Drewery examines works by Katherine Mansfield, Dorothy Richardson, May Sinclair, and Virginia Woolf. Drewery argues that the short story as a genre is preoccupied with transgressing boundaries, and thus offers an ideal platform from which to examine the Modernist fascination with the liminal. Embodying both liberation and restriction, liminal spaces on the one hand enable challenges to traditional cultural and personal identities, while on the other hand they entail the inevitable negative consequences of occupying the position of the outsider: marginality, psychosis, and death. Mansfield, Richardson, Sinclair, and Woolf all exploit this paradox in their short fiction, which typically explores literal and psychological borderline states that are resistant to rational analysis. Thus, their short stories offered these authors an opportunity to represent the borders of unconsciousness and to articulate meaning while also conveying a sense of that which is unsayable. Through their concern with liminality, Drewery shows, these writers contribute significantly to the Modernist aesthetic that interrogates identity, the construction of the self, and the relationship between the individual and society.


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Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women

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ISBN 10 : 9781000029635
Pages : 150 pages
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Download Contemporary Rewritings of Liminal Women PDF Full Free by Miriam Borham-Puyal and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the concept of liminality in the representation of women in eighteenth and nineteenth century literature, as well as in contemporary rewritings, such as novels, films, television shows, videogames, and graphic novels. In particular, the volume focuses on vampires, prostitutes, quixotes, and detectives as examples of new women who inhabit the margins of society and populate its narratives. Therefore, it places together for the first time four important liminal identities, while it explores a relevant corpus that comprises four centuries and several countries. Its diachronic, transnational, and comparative approach emphasizes the representation across time and space of female sexuality, gender violence, and women’s rights, also employing a liminal stance in its literary analysis: facing the past in order to understand the present. By underlining the dialogue between past and present this monograph contributes to contemporary debates on the representation of women and the construction of femininity as opposed to hegemonic masculinity, for it exposes the line of thought that has brought us to the present moment, hence, challenging assumed stereotypes and narratives. In addition, by using popular narratives and media, the present work highlights the value of literature, films, or alternative forms of storytelling to understand how women’s place in society, their voice, and their presence have been and are still negotiated in spaces of visibility, agency, and power.


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Postcolonial Youth in Contemporary British Fiction

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN 10 : 9789004464261
Pages : 328 pages
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Download Postcolonial Youth in Contemporary British Fiction PDF Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-07-19 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The present volume focuses on the liminal space which postcolonial youngsters inhabit in contemporary Britain as dramatised in fiction, thus envisioning the postcolonial as a site of fruitful and potentially transformative friction between different identitary variables and sociocultural interpellation.


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Liminality in Fantastic Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780786488438
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Liminality in Fantastic Fiction PDF Full Free by Sandor Klapcsik and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-01-09 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical work diversifies Victor Turner’s concept of liminality, a basic category of postmodernism, in which distinct categories and hierarchies are questioned and limits erode. Liminality involves an oscillation between cultural institutions, genre conventions, narrative perspectives, and thematic binary oppositions. Grounded on this notion, the text investigates the liminality in Agatha Christie’s detective fiction, Neil Gaiman’s fantasy stories, and Stanislaw Lem’s and Philip K. Dick’s science fiction. Through an examination of destabilized norms, this analysis demonstrates that liminality is a key element in the changing trends of fantastic texts.


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Borderlands and Liminal Subjects

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ISBN 10 : 9783319678139
Pages : 281 pages
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Download Borderlands and Liminal Subjects PDF Full Free by Jessica Elbert Decker and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-11-15 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Borders are essentially imaginary structures, but their effects are very real. This volume explores both geopolitical and conceptual borders through an interdisciplinary lens, bridging the disciplines of philosophy and literature. With contributions from scholars around the world, this collection closely examines the concepts of race, nationality, gender, and sexuality in order to reveal the paradoxical ambiguities inherent in these seemingly solid binary oppositions, while critiquing structures of power that produce and police these borders. As a political paradigm, liminality may be embraced by marginal subjects and communities, further blurring the boundaries between oppressive distinctions and categories.


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Childhood through the Looking Glass

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ISBN 10 : 9781848885295
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Download Childhood through the Looking Glass PDF Full Free by Vibha Sharma and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2019-07-22 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Marginal Genre, Major Form

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ISBN 10 : WISC:89053585402
Pages : 562 pages
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Download Marginal Genre, Major Form PDF Full Free by Susan Marie Rochette-Crawley and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 562 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Decolonial Voices

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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0253214920
Pages : 432 pages
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Download Decolonial Voices PDF Full Free by Arturo J. Aldama and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The interdisciplinary essays in Decolonial Voices discuss racialized, subaltern, feminist, and diasporic identities and the aesthetic politics of hybrid and mestiza/o cultural productions. This collection represents several key directions in the field: First, it charts how subaltern cultural productions of the US/ Mexico borderlands speak to the intersections of "local," "hemispheric," and "globalized" power relations of the border imaginary. Second, it recovers the Mexican women's and Chicana literary and cultural heritages that have been ignored by Euro-American canons and patriarchal exclusionary practices. It also expands the field in postnationalist directions by creating an interethnic, comparative, and transnational dialogue between Chicana and Chicano, African American, Mexican feminist, and U.S. Native American cultural vocabularies. Contributors include Norma Alarcón, Arturo J. Aldama, Frederick Luis Aldama, Cordelia Chávez Candelaria, Alejandra Elenes, Ramón Garcia, María Herrera-Sobek, Patricia Penn Hilden, Gaye T. M. Johnson, Alberto Ledesma, Pancho McFarland, Amelia María de la Luz Montes, Laura Elisa Pérez, Naomi Quiñonez, Sarah Ramirez, Rolando J. Romero, Delberto Dario Ruiz, Vicki Ruiz, José David Saldívar, Anna Sandoval, and Jonathan Xavier Inda.


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The Significance of Gothic Symbols and Elements in Dickens’ Short Story “The Signal-Man”

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ISBN 10 : 9783668097117
Pages : 7 pages
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Download The Significance of Gothic Symbols and Elements in Dickens’ Short Story “The Signal-Man” PDF Full Free by Markus Emerson and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2015-11-27 with total page 7 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, , course: English - 19th Century, language: English, abstract: Charles Dickens’ short story “The Signal-Man”, published in 1866, is deeply connected with the spirit of the nineteenth century Britain. The huge impact of new technologies and economic development, together with Darwin’s new theories about evolution challenged not only religious people. While many British people were looking towards a future of technology, empowered by new inventions in the time of the industrial revolution, many others found themselves struggling with the new ways of life. It is not surprising that in this period, when the people, according to Wilson, experienced “the most radical transformation ever seen by the world”, many could not cope with the changes (Wilson I). Parts of the population, which were struggling with this change, were looking back in time to oppose this new situation. This led to a revival of Gothic values and ideas as an opposing force towards new developments. Dichotomies between science and belief, between mind and body were distinctive for Britain in the Victorian era. Nevertheless, the majority of the people found themselves somewhere between the two extremes. This space of in-between, the author will refer to as a ‘liminal space’, where Gothic elements are present and doubts govern the people. The narrator of Dickens’ Gothic short story finds himself drawn in this liminal space between the two prevailing extremes like many other people around that time. The following essay will look at this liminal space and discuss the significance of the Gothic elements in Dickens’ “The Signal-Man”. The focus of discussion will be on an excerpt of the story, where Dickens’ narrator tries to convince the Signal-Man that what he believes to be a ghost is in fact only a deception of his senses. In the course of this excerpt the reader can see how the narrator gets more and more unsure about the incidents and is therefore motioning towards the liminal space between science and supernatural beliefs.


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Irish University Review

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132656179
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Download Irish University Review PDF Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2009 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A journal of Irish studies.


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