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Deaf American Literature

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ISBN 10 : 1563680947
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Deaf American Literature PDF Full Free by Cynthia Peters and published by Gallaudet University Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The moment when a society must contend with a powerful language other than its own is a decisive point in its evolution. This moment is occurring now in American society". Peters explains precisely how ASL literature achieved this moment, tracing its past and predicting its future in this trailblazing study. Peters connects ASL literature to the literary canon with the archetypal notion of carnival as "the counterculture of the dominated". Throughout history carnivals have been opportunities for the "low", disenfranchised elements of society to displace their "high" counterparts. Citing the Deaf community's long tradition of "literary nights" and festivals like the Deaf Way, Peters recognizes similar forces at work in the propagation of ASL literature. The agents of this movement, Deaf artists and ASL performers -- "Tricksters", as Peters calls them -- jump between the two cultures and languages. Through this process they create a synthesis of English literary content reinterpreted in sign language, which also raises the profile of ASL as a distinct art form in itself. Peters applies her analysis to the craft's landmark works, including Douglas Bullard's novel Islay and Ben Bahan's video-recorded narrative Bird of a Different Feather. Deaf American Literature, the only work of its kind, is its own seminal moment in the emerging discipline of ASL literary criticism.


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The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990

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ISBN 10 : 0521497329
Pages : 824 pages
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Download The Cambridge History of American Literature: Volume 7, Prose Writing, 1940-1990 PDF Full Free by Sacvan Bercovitch and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1994 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discusses the social, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic aspects of American literature


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American Literature & the Culture Wars

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ISBN 10 : 0801484227
Pages : 260 pages
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Download American Literature & the Culture Wars PDF Full Free by Gregory S. Jay and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gregory S. Jay boldly challenges the future of American literary studies. Why pursue the study and teaching of a distinctly American literature? What is the appropriate purpose and scope of such pursuits? Is the notion of a traditional canon of great books out of date? Where does American literature leave off and Mexican or Caribbean or Canadian or postcolonial literature begin? Are today's campus conflicts fueled more by economics or ideology? Jay addresses these questions and others relating to American literary studies to explain why this once arcane academic discipline found itself so often in the news during the culture wars of the 1990s. While asking some skeptical questions about new directions and practices, Jay argues forcefully in favor of opening the borders of American literary and cultural analysis. He relates the struggle for representation in literary theory to a larger cultural clash over the meaning and justice of representation, then shows how this struggle might expand both the contents and the teaching of American literature. In an account of the vexed legacy of the Declaration of Independence, he provides a historical context for the current quarrels over literature and politics. Prominent among these debates are those over multiculturalism, which Jay takes up in an essay on the impasses of identity politics. In closing, he considers how the field of comparative American cultural studies might be constructed.


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Handbook of Native American Literature

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 081532586X
Pages : 620 pages
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Download Handbook of Native American Literature PDF Full Free by Andrew Wiget and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1996 with total page 620 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Collects essays on the oral literatures of Native Americans, covering revitalization movements, myth and religion, and humor in Native American culture


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What Was African American Literature?

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ISBN 10 : 9780674059566
Pages : 192 pages
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Download What Was African American Literature? PDF Full Free by Kenneth W. Warren and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2011-05-03 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Warren argues, quite bluntly, that “African American literature” has outlived its relevance as the dominant category for poetry, fiction, and plays written by African Americans. Contradicting an influential portion of the field, which regards this literature as an emanation of vernacular expression going back to slavery, and even to Africa, Warren asserts that African American literature was the body of literature and criticism written by black Americans within and against the strictures of Jim Crow America. In arguing against the continued relevance of the category of African American literature, Warren is certainly not claiming that racism has ceased to exist. Rather, he says that while it continues to make a great difference in African American life, other social and political factors weigh heavily also - so much so that categories which take race as the fundamental unifying category of black expression no longer serve well in meeting the challenges of the moment. In this respect, Warren shows that “African American literature” is a category that has not sufficiently adjusted with our current material and ideological circumstances to warrant claims to a changing present or a provisional futurity. Warren argues that the presumptions and protocols of the category remain ossified within the past, within a definition that only shows how its primary arbiters and practitioners were themselves ossified as contradictory or compromised men of their time.


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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105006968940
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Chinese American Literature without Borders

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ISBN 10 : 9781137441775
Pages : 326 pages
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ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547124160
Pages : 509 pages
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ISBN 10 : 9781135037512
Pages : 186 pages
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Download The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature PDF Full Free by D. Quentin Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to African American Literature considers the key literary, political, historical and intellectual contexts of African American literature from its origins to the present, and also provides students with an analysis of the most up-to-date literary trends and debates in African American literature. This accessible and engaging guide covers a variety of essential topics such as: Vernacular, Oral, and Blues Traditions in Literature Slave Narratives and Their Influence The Harlem Renaissance Mid-twentieth century black American Literature Literature of the civil rights and Black Power era Contemporary African American Writing Key thematic and theoretical debates within the field Examining the relationship between the literature and its historical and sociopolitical contexts, D. Quentin Miller covers key authors and works as well as less canonical writers and themes, including literature and music, female authors, intersectionality and transnational black writing.


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ISBN 10 : 9780199921058
Pages : 152 pages
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Download Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction PDF Full Free by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-13 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia, through Borges and García Márquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.


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ISBN 10 : 9781107244474
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Environmental Practice and Early American Literature PDF Full Free by Michael Ziser and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-29 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This original and provocative study tells the story of American literary history from the perspective of its environmental context. Weaving together close readings of early American texts with ecological histories of tobacco, potatoes, apples and honey bees, Michael Ziser presents a method for literary criticism that explodes the conceptual distinction between the civilized and natural world. Beginning with the English exploration of Virginia in the sixteenth century, Ziser argues that the settlement of the 'New World' - and the cultivation and exploitation of its bounty - dramatically altered how writers used language to describe the phenomena they encountered on the frontier. Examining the work of Harriot, Grainger, Cooper, Thoreau and others, Ziser reveals how these authors, whether consciously or not, transcribed the vibrant ecology of North America, and the ways that the environment helped codify a uniquely American literary aesthetic of lasting importance.


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ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924021998103
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ISBN 10 : 9780814712283
Pages : 372 pages
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Download Grief Taboo in American Literature PDF Full Free by Pamela A. Boker and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Boker (English and comparative literature, Columbia U.) examines the "prolonged adolescence" of the American male canon, focusing in depth on the work of Melville, Twain, and Hemingway. Boker reveals in these authors' lives and fiction a world of perpetual adolescence, repressed grief, and repudiation of feminine identification. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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ISBN 10 : 9781108548595
Pages : 440 pages
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Download American Literature in Transition, 1910–1920 PDF Full Free by Mark W. Van Wienen and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-28 with total page 440 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: American Literature in Transition, 1910–1920 offers provocative new readings of authors whose innovations are recognized as inaugurating Modernism in US letters, including Robert Frost, Willa Cather, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, H. D., and Marianne Moore. Gathering the voices of both new and established scholars, the volume also reflects the diversity and contradictions of US literature of the 1910s. 'Literature' itself is construed variously, leading to explorations of jazz, the movies, and political writing as well as little magazines, lantern slides, and sports reportage. One section of thematic essays cuts across genre boundaries. Another section oriented to formats drills deeply into the workings of specific media, genres, or forms. Essays on institutions conclude the collection, although a critical mass of contributors throughout explore long-term literary and cultural trends - where political repression, race prejudice, war, and counterrevolution are no less prominent than experimentation, progress, and egalitarianism.


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A Journey Through American Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780199862078
Pages : 237 pages
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Download A Journey Through American Literature PDF Full Free by Kevin J. Hayes and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A spirited and lively introduction to American literature, this book acquaints readers with the key authors, works, and events in the nation's rich and ecclectic literary tradition.


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ISBN 10 : UCAL:B4588956
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Black American Literature and Humanism

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ISBN 10 : 0813132401
Pages : 140 pages
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