Download Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online full books anytime and anywhere. Click GET BOOK button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Title Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction
Author Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2019-01-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 2220
ISBN 3110381486
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Title Handbook of Autobiography Autofiction
Author Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2019-01-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 2220
ISBN 3110279819
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Autobiographical writings have been a major cultural genre from antiquity to the present time. General questions of the literary as, e.g., the relation between literature and reality, truth and fiction, the dependency of author, narrator, and figure, or issues of individual and cultural styles etc., can be studied preeminently in the autobiographical genre. Yet, the tradition of life-writing has, in the course of literary history, developed manifold types and forms. Especially in the globalized age, where the media and other technological / cultural factors contribute to a rapid transformation of lifestyles, autobiographical writing has maintained, even enhanced, its popularity and importance. By conceiving autobiography in a wide sense that includes memoirs, diaries, self-portraits and autofiction as well as media transformations of the genre, this three-volume handbook offers a comprehensive survey of theoretical approaches, systematic aspects, and historical developments in an international and interdisciplinary perspective. While autobiography is usually considered to be a European tradition, special emphasis is placed on the modes of self-representation in non-Western cultures and on inter- and transcultural perspectives of the genre. The individual contributions are closely interconnected by a system of cross-references. The handbook addresses scholars of cultural and literary studies, students as well as non-academic readers.

Handbook of Autobiography autofiction by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Title Handbook of Autobiography autofiction
Author Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf
Publisher
Release 2019
Category
Total Pages
ISBN 9783110279719
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Autofiction by Antonia Wimbush

Title Autofiction
Author Antonia Wimbush
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release 2021-08-01
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1800858019
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Autofiction: A Female Francophone Aesthetic of Exile explores the multiple aspects of exile, displacement, mobility, and identity as expressed in contemporary autofictional work written in French by women writers from across the francophone world. Drawing on postcolonial theory, gender theory, and autobiographical theory, the book analyses narratives of exile by six authors who are shaped by their multiple locales of attachment: Kim Lefèvre (Vietnam/France), Gisèle Pineau (Guadeloupe/mainland France), Nina Bouraoui (Algeria/France), Michèle Rakotoson (Madagascar/France), Véronique Tadjo (Côte d’Ivoire/France), and Abla Farhoud (Lebanon/Quebec). In this way, the book argues that the French colonial past continues to mould female articulations of mobility and identity in the postcolonial present. Responding to gaps in the critical discourse of exile, namely gender, this book brings genre in both its forms — gender and literary genre — to bear on narratives of exile, arguing that the reconceptualization of categories of mobility occurs specifically in women’s autofictional writing. The six authors complicate discussions of exile as they are highly mobile, hybrid subjects. This rootless existence, however, often renders them alienated and ‘out of place’. While ensuring not to trivialize the very real difficulties faced by those whose exile is not a matter of choice, the book argues that the six authors experience their hybridity as both a literal and a metaphorical exile, a source of both creativity and trauma.

The Autofictional by Alexandra Effe

Title The Autofictional
Author Alexandra Effe
Publisher Springer Nature
Release 2022-01-03
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 338
ISBN 3030784401
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This open access book offers innovative and wide-ranging responses to the continuously flourishing literary phenomenon of autofiction. The book shows the insights that are gained in the shift from the genre descriptor to the adjective, and from a broad application of “the autofictional” as a theoretical lens and aesthetic strategy. In three sections on “Approaches,” “Affordances,” and “Forms,” the volume proposes new theoretical approaches for the study of autofiction and the autofictional, offers fresh perspectives on many of the prominent authors in the discussion, draws them into a dialogue with autofictional practice from across the globe, and brings into view texts, forms, and media that have not traditionally been considered for their autofictional dimensions. The book, in sum, expands the parameters of research on autofiction to date to allow new voices and viewpoints to emerge.

Handbook of Narratology by Peter Hühn

Title Handbook of Narratology
Author Peter Hühn
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2014-10-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 954
ISBN 3110316463
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This handbook provides a systematic overview of the present state of international research in narratology and is now available in a second, completely revised and expanded edition.Detailed individual studies by internationally renowned narratologists elucidate central terms of narratology, present a critical account of the major research positions and their historical development and indicate directions for future research.

Franz Grillparzer by Birthe Hoffmann

Title Franz Grillparzer
Author Birthe Hoffmann
Publisher Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
Release 2022-02-14
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 268
ISBN 3772001769
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Zum 150. Todesjahr Franz Grillparzers (1791-1872) stellt sich die Frage nach der Lebendigkeit seines OEuvres im 21. Jahrhundert. Wer Grillparzer erst einmal unter die Haut bekommen hat - seinen Sinn für den Menschen in seiner paradoxen Vielschichtigkeit und Wandelbarkeit zwischen Barbarei und Humanität, seine scharfsinnige Analyse von Machtstrukturen, von zwischenmenschlichen und interkulturellen Dynamiken, seine gebrochene poetische Sprache und facettenreiche Theatralik - muss sich immer wieder über seine relative Unbekanntheit wundern. Der Status eines österreichischen Klassikers und die Vereinnahmung für diverse identitätspolitische Zwecke scheinen sein Werk eher ins Abseits geführt zu haben statt in jene Zukunft, die ihn eigentlich erst einholen müsste. Eben dies versucht Franz Grillparzer - Neue Lektüren und Perspektiven mit einer Reihe von Aufsätzen, die die Perspektiven der internationalen Grillparzerforschung repräsentieren. Sie zielen auf die hermeneutische Provokation und transkulturelle Dimension seines OEuvres sowie auf wichtige Fragen der Dramenästhetik und der Rezeption.

Title Intermediality Life Writing and American Studies
Author Nassim Winnie Balestrini
Publisher Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release 2018-09-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 271
ISBN 3110576813
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This collection of essays gathers innovative and compelling research on intermedial forms of life writing by an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars. Among their subjects of scrutiny are biographies, memoirs, graphic novels, performances, paratheatricals, musicals, silent films, movies, documentary films, and social media. The volume covers a time frame ranging from the nineteenth century to the immediate present. In addition to a shared focus on theories of intermediality and life writing, the authors apply to their subjects both firmly established and cutting-edge theoretical approaches from Cultural Narratology, Cultural History, Biographical Studies, Social Media Studies, Performance Studies, and Visual Culture Studies. The collection also features interviews with practitioners in biography who have produced monographs, films, and novels.

Title Lessing Yearbook Jahrbuch XLVIII 2021
Author Lessing Society
Publisher Wallstein Verlag
Release 2022-01-05
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 248
ISBN 3835347691
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Das Lessing Yearbook/Jahrbuch 2021 »Katastrophen des 18. Jahrhunderts« befasst sich mit der Frage, wie das achtzehnte Jahrhundert auf Katastrophen bzw. katastrophale Ereignisse reagierte, und wie diese Erfahrungen die Gesellschaftsvisionen und das Weltverständnis der Aufklärung prägten oder in Frage stellten. Die einzelnen Beiträge beschäftigen sich mit dem Siebenjährigen Krieg, der Explosion des Breslauer Pulverturms, dem Phänomen der Hungersnot, Erdbeben als Katastrophen, theologischen Aspekten des Katastrophen-Diskurses, gender-spezifischen Aspekten der Katastrophe und Reaktionen auf die Französische Revolution.

Metafiction by Yaël Schlick

Title Metafiction
Author Yaël Schlick
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Release 2022-10-26
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 183
ISBN 100068525X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Metafiction explores the great variety and effects of this popular genre and style, variously defined as a type of literature that philosophically questions itself, that repudiates the conventions of literary realism, that questions the relationship between fiction and reality, or that lies at the border between fiction and non-fiction. Yaël Schlick surveys a wide range of metafictional writings by diverse authors, with particular focus on the contemporary period. This book asks not only what metafiction is but also what it can do, examining metafictional narratives' usefulness for exploring the role of art in society, its role in conceptualizing the figure of author and the reader of fiction, its investigation and playfulness with respect to language and linguistic conventions, and its troubling of the boundaries between fact and fiction in historiographic metafiction, autofiction, and autotheory. Metafiction is an engaging and accessible introduction to a pervasive and influential form and concept in literary studies, and will be of use to all students of literary studies requiring a depth of knowledge in the subject.