Geocriticism

Author: B. Westphal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230119166
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Geocriticism provides a theoretical foundation and a critical exploration of geocriticism, an interdisciplinary approach to understanding literature in relation to space and place. Drawing on diverse thinkers, Westphal argues that a geocritical approach enables novel ways of seeing literary texts and of conducting literary studies.

The Plausible World

Author: B. Westphal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137364599
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In The Plausible World , the intersections of literature and cartography enable readers to understand that place is anything but purely geographic: a plausible world is created as a strategy to fill the void. Innovative in his approach, Westphal challenges the view that perceptions and representations of space are stable or straightforward.

Ecocriticism and Geocriticism

Author: Robert T. Tally Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137542624
Format: PDF, Docs
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Although treated as two distinct schools of thought, ecocriticism and geocriticism have both placed emphasis on the lived environment, whether through social or natural spaces. For the first time, this interdisciplinary collection of essays addresses the complementary and contested aspects of these approaches to literature, culture, and society.

Geocritical Explorations

Author: Robert T. Tally Jr.
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230337937
Format: PDF
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In recent years the spatial turn in literary and cultural studies has opened up new ways of looking at the interactions among writers, readers, texts, and places. Geocriticism offers a timely new approach, and this book presents an array of concrete examples or readings, which also reveal the broad range of geocritical practices.

Wallenstein

Author: Alfred Döblin
Publisher: Breisgau, [Ger.] : Walter-Verlag
ISBN:
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Metamorphoses of New Media

Author: Julia Genz
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443887676
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The current success story of new media and the ongoing digitalisation of our world provide an illuminating starting point for the discussion of the powerful revolutions in our media and media uses initiated by the introduction of a(ny) ‘new’ medium: how do new media evolve and how do they relate to established, ‘old’ media and media uses? What does the rise of new media and media uses imply for other discourses? And not least: which methodological and theoretical approaches help us to understand these developments? Metamorphoses of (New) Media offers an international and interdisciplinary range of studies on these questions. In examining the effects of new media and media uses in fields such as social discourse, transmediality, and aesthetics, the essays in this collection engage with a great variety of examples, from political debate on Twitter to digital storytelling and the game-like experience of DVDs. What these diverse perspectives share, however, is an approach to Metamorphoses of (New) Media as an ongoing, recursive process of change that initiates dialogue and casts light on existing discursive, medial, and aesthetic models.