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"Literature in Society"

♥ Book Title : Literature in Society
♣ Name Author : Regina Rudaitytė
∞ Launching : 2012-12-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781443843928
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 144384392X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 275 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The essays in this volume focus on the text-world dichotomy that has been a pivotal problem since Plato, implicating notions of mimesis and representation and raising a series of debatable issues. Do literary texts relate only to the fictional world and not to the real one? Do they not only describe but also perform and thus create and transform reality? Is literature a mere reflection/expression of society, a field and a tool of political manipulations, a playground to exercise ideological and social power? Herbert Grabes’ seminal essay “Literature in Society/Society and Its Literature”, which opens this volume, perfectly captures the essential functions of literature in society, whether it be Derridean belief in a revolutionary potential of literature, “the power of literature to say everything”, or Hillis Miller’s view of literature having the potential to create or reveal alternative realities; or, according to Grabes, the ability of literature “to offer to society a possibility of self-reflection by way of presenting a double of what is held to be reality”; and, last but not least, the ability of literature “to considerably contribute to the joy of life by enabling a particular kind of pleasure” – the pleasure of reading literature. The subsequent essays collected in this volume deal with complex relations between Literature and Society, approaching this issue from different angles and in various historical epochs. They are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives, differing in scope and methodology."Article| Regina Rudaitytė| Statement ..."

"English Literature And Society In The Eighteenth Century"

♥ Book Title : English Literature And Society In The Eighteenth Century
♣ Name Author : Leslie Stephen
∞ Launching : 1994-01-01
◊ Info ISBN Link : 8171564984
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9788171564989
⊕ Number Pages : Total 224 sheet
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"The power of words"

♥ Book Title : The power of words
♣ Name Author : Mauro Buccheri
∞ Launching : 2005
◊ Info ISBN Link : STANFORD:36105121337575
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 307 sheet
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"Manning the Nation. Father Figures in Zimbabwean Literature and Society"

♥ Book Title : Manning the Nation. Father Figures in Zimbabwean Literature and Society
♣ Name Author : Kizito Z. Muchemwa
∞ Launching : 2007
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781779220691
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1779220693
⊕ Number Pages : Total 199 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "Gender studies in Zimbabwe have tended to focus on women and their comparative disadvantages and under-privilege. Assuming a broader perspective is necessary at a time when society has grown used to arguments rooted in binaries: colonised and coloniser, race and class, sex and gender, poverty and wealth, patriotism and terrorism, etc. The editors of Manning the Nation recognise that concepts of manhood can be used to repress or liberate, and will depend on historical and political imperatives; they seek to introduce a more nuanced perspective to the interconnectivity of patriarchy, masculinity, the nation, and its image. The essays in this volume come from well-respected academics working in a variety of fields. The ideals and concepts of manhood are examined as they are reflected in important Zimbabwean literary texts. However, if literature provides a rich vein for the analysis of masculinities, what makes this collection so interesting is the interplay of literary analysis with chapters that provide a critical examination of the ways in which ideals of manhood have been employed in, for example, leadership and the nation, as a justification for violent engagement, in the field of AIDS and HIV, etc. Manning the Nation: Father figures in Zimbabwean literature and society sets the stage for a fresh and engaging discourse essential at a time when new paradigms are needed."Article| Kizito Z. Muchemwa| Statement ..."

"Literature and Society"

♥ Book Title : Literature and Society
♣ Name Author : NA Glicksberg
∞ Launching : 2013-11-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789401748513
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9401748519
⊕ Number Pages : Total 266 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "1. Prolegomena The purpose of this book is to examine anew and from a number of different perspectives the highly complex and controversial relation between literature and society. This is not meant to be a study in sociology or political science; the analysis of literature - its structure, content, function, and effect - is our primary concern. What we shall try to find out is how the imaginative work is rooted in and grows out of the parent social body, to what extent it is influenced in subject matter as well as form and technique by the domi nant climate of ideas in a given historical period, and to what degree and in what manner literature "influences" the society to which it is addressed. The stream of literary influence is of course difficult to trace to its putative source, for here we are not dealing, as in science, with isolated physical phenomena which can be fitted precisely within some cause-and-effect pat tern. The relationship between literature and society is far more subtle and complex than social scientists or cultural critics commonly assume."Article| NA Glicksberg| Statement ..."

"Literature and Society"

♥ Book Title : Literature and Society
♣ Name Author : I. Glicksberg
∞ Launching : 2012-12-06
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9789401027700
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9401027706
⊕ Number Pages : Total 274 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "1. Prolegomena The purpose of this book is to examine anew and from a number of different perspectives the highly complex and controversial relation between literature and society. This is not meant to be a study in sociology or political science; the analysis of literature - its structure, content, function, and effect - is our primary concern. What we shall try to find out is how the imaginative work is rooted in and grows out of the parent social body, to what extent it is influenced in subject matter as well as form and technique by the domi nant climate of ideas in a given historical period, and to what degree and in what manner literature "influences" the society to which it is addressed. The stream of literary influence is of course difficult to trace to its putative source, for here we are not dealing, as in science, with isolated physical phenomena which can be fitted precisely within some cause-and-effect pat tern. The relationship between literature and society is far more subtle and complex than social scientists or cultural critics commonly assume."Article| I. Glicksberg| Statement ..."

"The Power of Literature and Its Connexion with Religion"

♥ Book Title : The Power of Literature and Its Connexion with Religion
♣ Name Author : Francis Scott Key
∞ Launching : 1834
◊ Info ISBN Link : UCAL:$B379001
⊗ Detail ISBN code :
⊕ Number Pages : Total 19 sheet
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"Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers"

♥ Book Title : Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers
♣ Name Author : Maria Nikolajeva
∞ Launching : 2009-09-10
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781135238230
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1135238235
⊕ Number Pages : Total 232 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "This book considers one of the most controversial aspects of children’s and young adult literature: its use as an instrument of power. Children in contemporary Western society are oppressed and powerless, yet they are allowed, in fiction written by adults for the enlightenment and enjoyment of children, to become strong, brave, rich, powerful, and independent -- on certain conditions and for a limited time. Though the best children’s literature offers readers the potential to challenge the authority of adults, many authors use artistic means such as the narrative voice and the subject position to manipulate the child reader. Looking at key works from the eighteenth century to the present, Nikolajeva explores topics such as genre, gender, crossvocalization, species, and picturebook images. Contemporary power theories including social and cultural studies, carnival theory, feminism, postcolonial and queer studies, and narratology are also considered, in order to demonstrate how a balance is maintained between the two opposite inherent goals of children’s literature: to empower and to educate the child."Article| Maria Nikolajeva| Statement ..."

"Literature in Society"

♥ Book Title : Literature in Society
♣ Name Author : Regina Rudaitytė
∞ Launching : 2012-12-05
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781443843928
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 144384392X
⊕ Number Pages : Total 275 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "The essays in this volume focus on the text-world dichotomy that has been a pivotal problem since Plato, implicating notions of mimesis and representation and raising a series of debatable issues. Do literary texts relate only to the fictional world and not to the real one? Do they not only describe but also perform and thus create and transform reality? Is literature a mere reflection/expression of society, a field and a tool of political manipulations, a playground to exercise ideological and social power? Herbert Grabes’ seminal essay “Literature in Society/Society and Its Literature”, which opens this volume, perfectly captures the essential functions of literature in society, whether it be Derridean belief in a revolutionary potential of literature, “the power of literature to say everything”, or Hillis Miller’s view of literature having the potential to create or reveal alternative realities; or, according to Grabes, the ability of literature “to offer to society a possibility of self-reflection by way of presenting a double of what is held to be reality”; and, last but not least, the ability of literature “to considerably contribute to the joy of life by enabling a particular kind of pleasure” – the pleasure of reading literature. The subsequent essays collected in this volume deal with complex relations between Literature and Society, approaching this issue from different angles and in various historical epochs. They are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives, differing in scope and methodology."Article| Regina Rudaitytė| Statement ..."

"English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century"

♥ Book Title : English Literature and Society in the Eighteenth Century
♣ Name Author : Sir Leslie Stephen
∞ Launching : 1913
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9781465506986
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 1465506985
⊕ Number Pages : Total 319 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "When I was honoured by the invitation to deliver this course of lectures, I did not accept without some hesitation. I am not qualified to speak with authority upon such subjects as have been treated by my predecessors—the course of political events or the growth of legal institutions. My attention has been chiefly paid to the history of literature, and it might be doubtful whether that study is properly included in the phrase 'historical.' Yet literature expresses men's thoughts and passions, which have, after all, a considerable influence upon their lives. The writer of a people's songs, as we are told, may even have a more powerful influence than the maker of their laws. He certainly reveals more directly the true springs of popular action. The truth has been admitted by many historians who are too much overwhelmed by state papers to find space for any extended application of the method. No one, I think, has shown more clearly how much light could be derived from this source than your Oxford historian J. R. Green, in some brilliant passages of his fascinating book. Moreover, if I may venture to speak of myself, my own interest in literature has always been closely connected with its philosophical and social significance. Literature may of course be studied simply for its own intrinsic merits. But it may also be regarded as one manifestation of what is called 'the spirit of the age.' I have, too, been much impressed by a further conclusion. No one doubts that the speculative movement affects the social and political—I think that less attention has been given to the reciprocal influence. The philosophy of a period is often treated as though it were the product of impartial and abstract investigation—something worked out by the great thinker in his study and developed by simple logical deductions from the positions established by his predecessors. To my mind, though I cannot now dwell upon the point, the philosophy of an age is in itself determined to a very great extent by the social position. It gives the solutions of the problems forced upon the reasoner by the practical conditions of his time. To understand why certain ideas become current, we have to consider not merely the ostensible logic but all the motives which led men to investigate the most pressing difficulties suggested by the social development. Obvious principles are always ready, like germs, to come to life when the congenial soil is provided. And what is true of the philosophy is equally, and perhaps more conspicuously, true of the artistic and literary embodiment of the dominant ideas which are correlated with the social movement."Article| Sir Leslie Stephen| Statement ..."

"Essays on Literature and Society in Southeast Asia"

♥ Book Title : Essays on Literature and Society in Southeast Asia
♣ Name Author : Seong Chee Tham
∞ Launching : 1981
◊ Info ISBN Link : 9971690365
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9789971690366
⊕ Number Pages : Total 360 sheet
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"Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature"

♥ Book Title : Power, Marginality and African Oral Literature
♣ Name Author : Graham Furniss
∞ Launching : 2008-12-11
◊ Info ISBN Link : 0521087945
⊗ Detail ISBN code : 9780521087940
⊕ Number Pages : Total 300 sheet
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☯ Full Synopsis : "African oral literature, like other forms of popular culture, is not merely folksy, domestic entertainment but a domain in which individuals in a variety of social roles are free to comment on power relations in society. It can also be a significant agent of change capable of directing, provoking, preventing, overturning and recasting social reality. This collection examines the way in which oral texts both reflect and affect contemporary social and political life in Africa. It addresses questions of power, gender, the dynamics of language use, the representation of social structures and the relation between culture and the state. The contributors are linguists, anthropologists, folklorists, ethnomusicologists and historians, who present fresh material and ideas to paint a lively picture of current real-life situations. The book is an important contribution to the study of African culture and literature, and to the anthropological study of oral literature in particular."Article| Graham Furniss| Statement ..."