Children s Literature Collections

Children s Literature Collections PDF Book Detail Author: Keith O'Sullivan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137597577
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 261

Book Description
This book provides scholars, both national and international, with a basis for advanced research in children’s literature in collections. Examining books for children published across five centuries, gathered from the collections in Dublin, this unique volume advances causes in collecting, librarianship, education, and children’s literature studies more generally. It facilitates processes of discovery and recovery that present various pathways for researchers with diverse interests in children’s books to engage with collections. From book histories, through bookselling, information on collectors, and histories of education to close text analyses, it is evident that there are various approaches to researching collections. In this volume, three dominant approaches emerge: history and canonicity, author and text, ideals and institutions. Through its focus on varied materials, from fiction to textbooks, this volume illuminates how cities can articulate a vision of children's literature through particular collections and institutional practices.

Tibetan Literary Genres Texts and Text Types

Tibetan Literary Genres  Texts  and Text Types PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004301151
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 306

Book Description
The papers in Tibetan Literary Genres, Texts, and Text Types investigate specific Tibetan genres and texts as well as genre classification, transformation, and reception. The text types examined range from oral trickster narratives to songs, offering-rituals, biographies, and modern literature.

Walking on Lava

Walking on Lava PDF Book Detail Author: The Dark Mountain Project,
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358742X
Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 288

Book Description
The Dark Mountain Project began with a manifesto published in 2009 by two English writers—Dougald Hine and Paul Kingsnorth—who felt that literature was not responding honestly to the crises of our time. In a world in which the climate is being altered by human activities; in which global ecosystems are being destroyed by the advance of industrial civilisation; and in which the dominant economic and cultural assumptions of the West are visibly crumbling, Dark Mountain asked: where are the writers and the artists? Why are the mainstream cultural forms of our society still behaving as if this were the twentieth century—or even the nineteenth? Dark Mountain’s call for writers, thinkers and artists willing to face the depth of the mess we are in has made it a gathering point for a growing international network. Rooted in place, time and nature, their work finds a home in the pages of the Dark Mountain books, with two new volumes published every year. Walking on Lava brings together the best of the first ten volumes, along with the original manifesto. This collection of essays, fiction, poetry, interviews and artwork introduces The Dark Mountain Project’s groundbreaking work to a wider audience in search of ‘the hope beyond hope, the paths which lead to the unknown world ahead of us.’

Roxolana in European Literature History and Culture

Roxolana in European Literature  History and Culture PDF Book Detail Author: Galina I. Yermolenko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317061179
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 334

Book Description
This collection is the first book-length scholarly study of the pervasiveness and significance of Roxolana in the European imagination. Roxolana, or "Hurrem Sultan," was a sixteenth-century Ukrainian woman who made an unprecedented career from harem slave and concubine to legal wife and advisor of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent (1520-1566). Her influence on Ottoman affairs generated legends in many a European country. The essays gathered here represent an interdisciplinary survey of her legacy; the contributors view Roxolana as a transnational figure that reflected the shifting European attitudes towards "the Other," and they investigate her image in a wide variety of sources, ranging from early modern historical chronicles, dramas and travel writings, to twentieth-century historical novels and plays. Also included are six European source texts featuring Roxolana, here translated into modern English for the first time. Importantly, this collection examines Roxolana from both Western and Eastern European perspectives; source material is taken from England, Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Turkey, Poland, and Ukraine. The volume is an important contribution to the study of early modern transnationalism, cross-cultural exchange, and notions of identity, the Self, and the Other.

Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies

Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies PDF Book Detail Author: Smaro Kamboureli
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554583977
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 310

Book Description
Shifting the Ground of Canadian Literary Studies is a collection of interdisciplinary essays that examine the various contexts—political, social, and cultural—that have shaped the study of Canadian literature and the role it plays in our understanding of the Canadian nation-state. The essays are tied together as instances of critical practices that reveal the relations and exchanges that take place between the categories of the literary and the nation, as well as between the disciplinary sites of critical discourses and the porous boundaries of their methods. They are concerned with the material effects of the imperial and colonial logics that have fashioned Canada, as well as with the paradoxes, ironies, and contortions that abound in the general perception that Canada has progressed beyond its colonial construction. Smaro Kamboureli’s introduction demonstrates that these essays engage with the larger realm of human and social practices—throne speeches, book clubs, policies of accommodation of cultural and religious differences, Indigenous thought about justice and ethics—to show that literary and critical work is inextricably related to the Canadian polity in light of transnational and global forces.

Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French

Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French PDF Book Detail Author: Douglas L. Boudreau
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498517323
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 194

Book Description
Ecocritical Approaches to Literature in French applies the methods of ecocritical inquiry to French literature. To date, there is very little ecocritical scholarship on French-language literature and, indeed, very little on any non-Anglophone literature. This collection was created with two audiences in mind: it introduces an ecocritical perspective for readers of French literature, and it familiarizes ecocritics with literature in French. This collection will be a useful resource to scholars of French and Francophone literature, and of ecocriticism.

The Very Inside

The Very Inside PDF Book Detail Author: Sharon Lim-Hing
Publisher: Sister Vision Press
ISBN:
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 467

Book Description
More than fifty contributions of poetry, prose, interviews, articles and artwork make this collection fascinating and important.