E-books: Language & Literature

  • The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities: Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources book cover

    The Shape of Data in Digital Humanities

    Modeling Texts and Text-based Resources

    Edited by Julia Flanders, Fotis Jannidis

    Data and its technologies now play a large and growing role in humanities research and teaching. This book addresses the needs of humanities scholars who seek deeper expertise in the area of data modeling and representation. The authors, all experts in digital humanities, offer a clear explanation…

    AeBook – 2018-09-17 
    Routledge
    Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities

  • Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader: Eating Words book cover

    Text, Food and the Early Modern Reader

    Eating Words

    By Jason Scott-Warren, Andrew Elder Zurcher

    In early modern culture, eating and reading were entangled acts. Our dead metaphors (swallowed stories, overcooked narratives, digested information) are all that now remains of a rich interplay between text and food, in which every element of dining, from preparation to purgation, had its…

    AeBook – 2018-07-11 
    Routledge
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • Empirical Comics Research: Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods book cover

    Empirical Comics Research

    Digital, Multimodal, and Cognitive Methods

    Edited by Alexander Dunst, Jochen Laubrock, Janina Wildfeuer

    This edited volume brings together work in the field of empirical comics research. Drawing on computer and cognitive science, psychology and art history, linguistics and literary studies, each chapter presents innovative methods and establishes the practical and theoretical motivations for the…

    eBook – 2018-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Comics Studies

  • Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction: George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope book cover

    Male Adolescence in Mid-Victorian Fiction

    George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope

    By Alice Crossley

    Focusing on works by George Meredith, W. M. Thackeray, and Anthony Trollope, Alice Crossley expounds on the emergence of adolescence in the mid-Victorian period as a distinct form of experience. Adolescence, Crossley shows, appears as a discrete category of identity that draws on but is nonetheless…

    AeBook – 2018-06-27 
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture book cover

    Sensing the Sacred in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

    Edited by Robin Macdonald, Emilie K.M. Murphy, Elizabeth L. Swann

    This volume traces transformations in attitudes toward, ideas about, and experiences of religion and the senses in the medieval and early modern period. Broad in temporal and geographical scope, it challenges traditional notions of periodisation, highlighting continuities as well as change. Rather…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Routledge

  • Annotating Salman Rushdie: Reading the Postcolonial book cover

    Annotating Salman Rushdie

    Reading the Postcolonial

    By Vijay Mishra

    How does one read a foundational postcolonial writer in English with declared Indian subcontinent roots? This book looks at ways of reading, and uncovering and recovering meanings, in postcolonial writing in English through the works of Salman Rushdie. It uses textual criticism and applied…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Routledge India
    Literary Cultures of the Global South

  • Pankaj Ghemawat's Distance Still Matters: The Hard Reality of Global Expansion book cover

    Pankaj Ghemawat's Distance Still Matters

    The Hard Reality of Global Expansion

    By Alessandro Giudici, Marianna Rolbina

    "Distance Still Matters" is an influential Harvard Business Review article. In this work, Ghemawat proposes the CAGE distance framework that allows firms to consider four dimensions of international distance (cultural, administrative, geographic, and economic) when planning global expansion. Then,…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations book cover

    James Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds

    Why the Many are Smarter than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economics, Societies, and Nations

    By Nikki Springer

    In The Wisdom of Crowds, New Yorker columnist, Surowiecki, explores the question of whether the many are better than an elite few – no matter their qualifications – at solving problems, promoting innovation and making wise decisions. Surowiecki’s text uses multiple case studies and touches on the…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Jacques Derrida's Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of Human Science book cover

    Jacques Derrida's Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of Human Science

    By Tim Smith-Laing

    Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign, and Play is one of the most controversial and influential philosophical texts of the 20th century. Delivered at a conference on structuralism at Johns Hopkins, the lecture took aim at the critical and philosophical fashions of the time and radically proposing a…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Martin Buber's I and Thou book cover

    Martin Buber's I and Thou

    By Simon Ravenscroft

    Martin Buber’s I and Thou argues that humans engage with the world in two ways. One is with the attitude of an ‘I’ towards an ‘It’, where the self stands apart from objects as items of experience or use. The other is with the attitude of an ‘I’ towards a ‘Thou’, where the self enters into real…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • N.T. Wright's The New Testament and the People of God book cover

    N.T. Wright's The New Testament and the People of God

    By Benjamin Laird

    Wright’s The New Testament and the People of God is the first volume of his acclaimed series ‘Christian Origins and the Question of God’ comprehensively addressing the historical and theological questions surrounding the origins of Christianity. The text outlines Wright's hermeneutical theory and…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Macat Library
    The Macat Library

  • Colonial Encounter: Telugu–English Literary and Cultural Interface book cover

    Colonial Encounter

    Telugu–English Literary and Cultural Interface

    Edited by C. Vijayasree, M. Sridhar, Mahasweta Sengupta

    This book focuses on transactions between English and Telugu through a study of translations and related works published from about the early-nineteenth century to mid-twentieth century. Moving beyond Edward Said’s theoretical paradigms which suggest that these interfaces were driven by imperial…

    eBook – 2018-05-20
    Routledge India

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