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Mapping the Origins of Figurative Language in Comparative Literature

Mapping the Origins of Figurative Language in Comparative Literature

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By Richard Trim
September 20, 2021

This book investigates the origins of figurative language in literary discourse within a cognitive framework. It represents an interface between linguistics and literature and develops a 6-tier theoretical model which analyses the different factors contributing to the creation of figurative words ...

Biofictions Literary and Visual Imagination in the Age of Biotechnology

Biofictions: Literary and Visual Imagination in the Age of Biotechnology

1st Edition

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By Lejla Kucukalic
August 23, 2021

Biofictions introduces three novel concepts: ‘biofiction,’ ‘bioimagination,’ and ‘biodiscourse’ to talk about intersections of literary and visual texts and biotechnology. The book proposes a new interdisciplinary area of research that correlates processes of genetics and literature, based on two ...

Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel Studies in Reception

Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel: Studies in Reception

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By Jakub Lipski
July 29, 2021

Re-Reading the Eighteenth-Century Novel adds to the dynamically developing subfield of reception studies within eighteenth-century studies. Lipski shows how secondary visual and literary texts live their own lives in new contexts, while being also attentive to the possible ways in which these new ...

Neurocognitive Interpretations of Australian Literature Criticism in the Age of Neuroawareness

Neurocognitive Interpretations of Australian Literature: Criticism in the Age of Neuroawareness

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By Jean-François Vernay
July 28, 2021

This unique book on neurocognitive interpretations of Australian literature covers a wide range of analyses by discussing Australian Literary Studies, Aboriginal literary texts, women writers, ethnic writing, bestsellers, neurodivergence fiction, emerging as well as high profile writers, literary ...

Trump and Autobiography Corporate Culture, Political Rhetoric, and Interpretation

Trump and Autobiography: Corporate Culture, Political Rhetoric, and Interpretation

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By Nicholas K. Mohlmann
July 22, 2021

The 1970s and 1980s heralded the rise of neoliberalism in United States culture, fundamentally reshaping life and work in the United States. Corporate culture increasingly penetrated other aspects of American life through popular press CEO autobiographies and management books that encouraged ...

Neo-Georgian Fiction Reimagining the Eighteenth Century in the Contemporary Historical Novel

Neo-Georgian Fiction: Reimagining the Eighteenth Century in the Contemporary Historical Novel

1st Edition

Edited By Jakub Lipski, Joanna Maciulewicz
June 08, 2021

This book contributes to the development of contemporary historical fiction studies by analysing neo-Georgian fiction, which, unlike neo-Victorian fiction, has so far received little critical attention. The essays included in this collection study the ways in which the selected twentieth- and ...

Geomythology How Common Stories Reflect Earth Events

Geomythology: How Common Stories Reflect Earth Events

1st Edition

By Timothy J. Burbery
May 26, 2021

Gold-guarding griffins, Cyclopes, killer lakes, man-eating birds, and "fire devils" from the sky—such wonders have long been dismissed as fictional. Now, thanks to the richly interdisciplinary field of geomythology, researchers are taking a second look. It turns out that these and similar tales, ...

The Rise of the Australian Neurohumanities Conversations Between Neurocognitive Research and Australian Literature

The Rise of the Australian Neurohumanities: Conversations Between Neurocognitive Research and Australian Literature

1st Edition

Edited By Jean-François Vernay
April 12, 2021

This exciting one-of-a-kind volume brings together new contributions by geographically diverse authors who range from early career researchers to well-established scholars in the field. It unprecedentedly showcases a wide variety of the latest research at the intersection of Australian literary ...

Introduction to Digital Humanities Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology

Introduction to Digital Humanities: Enhancing Scholarship with the Use of Technology

1st Edition

By Kathryn C. Wymer
April 07, 2021

Introduction to Digital Humanities is designed for researchers, teachers, and learners in humanities subject areas who wish to align their work with the field of digital humanities. Many institutions are encouraging digital approaches to the humanities, and this book offers guidance for students ...

On Lingering and Literature

On Lingering and Literature

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By Harold Schweizer
March 26, 2021

Lingering and its decried equivalents, such as dawdling, idling, loafing, or lolling about, are both shunned and coveted in our culture where time is money and where there is never quite enough of either. Is lingering lazy? Is it childish? Boring? Do poets linger? (Is that why poetry is boring?) Is...

Dialogue in the Digital Age Why it Matters How We Read and What We Say

Dialogue in the Digital Age: Why it Matters How We Read and What We Say

1st Edition

By Patrick Grant
January 28, 2021

Combining literary criticism and theory with anthropology and cognitive science, this highly relevant book argues that we are fundamentally shaped by dialogue. Patrick Grant looks at the manner in which dialogue informs and connects the personal, political, and religious dimensions of human ...

Nineteenth-Century Italian Women Writers and the Woman Question The Case of Neera

Nineteenth-Century Italian Women Writers and the Woman Question: The Case of Neera

1st Edition

By Catherine Ramsey-Portolano
October 02, 2020

Nineteenth-Century Italian Women Writers and the Woman Question focuses on the literary, journalistic and epistolary production of Italian woman writer Neera, pseudonym for Anna Radius Zuccari, one of the most prolific and successful women writers of late nineteenth-century Italy. This study ...

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