Download or read book The Picara PDF or another Format written by Anne K. Kaler and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Courtesan and criminal, thief and trollop, warrior and wanderer—the picara embodies the continuing archetypal pattern of a woman’s autonomy. She is the sly sharpster in Defoe’s heroines such as Roxana and Moll Flanders. With an ancestress like Becky Sharp, the picara evolves into Scarlett O’Hara before finding a comfortable niche as the female hero in fantasy written by women. The Picara traces the development of this character, from an autonomous woman in a harsh patriarchal society to the female hero of the modern fantasy novel.
Download or read book (A)wry Views PDF or another Format written by David R. Castillo and published by Purdue University Press. This book was released on 2001 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anamorphic devices challenge viewers to experience different forms of perceptual oscillation and uncertainty. This title seeks to demonstrate that much of the literature of the Spanish Golden Age is susceptible, and indeed requires, oblique readings.
Download or read book The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature PDF or another Format written by Friederike Ursula Eigler and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1997 with total page 676 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Consolidates feminist research in the field of German studies and German literature and culture.
Download or read book Roads of Her Own PDF or another Format written by Alexandra Ganser and published by Rodopi. This book was released on 2009-01 with total page 339 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading Jack Kerouac's classic On the Road through Virginia Woolf's canonicalA Room of One's Own, the author of this book examines a genre in North American literature which, despite its popularity, has received little attention in literary and cultural criticism: women's road narratives. The study shows how women's literature has inscribed itself into the American discourse of the Whitmanesque “open road”, or, more generally, the “freedom of the road”. Women writers have participated in this powerful American myth, yet at the same time also have rejected that myth as fundamentally based on gendered and racial/ethnic hierarchies and power structures, and modified it in the process of writing back to it. The book analyzes stories about female runaways, outlaws, questers, adventurers, kidnappees, biker chicks, travelling saleswomen, and picaras and makes theoretical observations on the debates regarding discourses of spatiality and mobility—debates which have defined the so-called spatial turn in the humanities. The analytical concept of transdifference is introduced to theorize the dissonant plurality of social and cultural affiliations as well as the narrative tensions produced by such pluralities in order to better understand the textual worlds of women's multiple belongings as they are present in these writings.Roads of Her Own is thus not only situated in the broader context of a constructivist cultural studies, but also, by discussing narrative mobility under the sign of gender, combines insights from social theory and philosophy, feminist cultural geography, and literary studies. Key names and concepts: Doreen Massey – Rosi Braidotti – Literary Studies – Spatial Turn – Gendered Space and Mobility – Nomadism – Road writing – Transdifference – American Culture – Popular Culture – Women's Literature after the Second Wave – Quest – Picara.
Download or read book The Picaresque Novel in Western Literature PDF or another Format written by J. A. Garrido Ardila and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-19 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores picaresque fiction across ages and cultures, providing a revealing and fresh examination of this literary genre.
Download or read book Widowhood in Early Modern Spain PDF or another Format written by Stephanie Fink De Backer and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2010-11-26 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study of Castilian widows, based on extensive analysis of literary and archival sources, provides insight into the complex mechanisms lying behind the formulation of gender boundaries and the pragmatic politics of everyday life in the early modern world.
Download or read book The Picaresque PDF or another Format written by Harry Sieber and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-14 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1977, this book studies the picaresque as a literary genre. It begins by discriminating between the literature of roguery and the picaresque in particular before discussing the origins of the genre in Spain and tracing its development into Europe. The book concludes with a brief description of ‘contemporary’ works which belong to the same tradition. In tracing the itinerary of the picaro in Europe and in America, it attempts to define a ‘myth’ of the picaresque which consists of two phases: the first being the traditional Spanish model of the picaresque and the second comprising of an ‘anti-picaresque’ myth, in which the ‘hero’ or ‘anti-hero’ no longer remains alienated but instead is the figure in which the ‘new’ society is formed.
Download or read book Transgression and Subversion PDF or another Format written by Maren Lickhardt and published by transcript Verlag. This book was released on 2018-09-30 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Is the pícaro, the roguish hero of early modern Spanish adventure fiction, a 'real man'? What position does he hold in the gender hierarchy of his fictional social context? Why is the pícara so 'non-female'? What effect has her gender constitution on her fictional social context? In terms of a gendered subject, the picaresque figure has hardly been analyzed so far. Although scholars have recognized it as a transgressive and subversive model, the 'queer' effect of the figure is yet to be examined. With regard to the categories of class, generation, topography, and gender, the contributions assembled in this volume explore Spanish, French, English, and German novels narratologically from the perspective of culture and gender theories.
Author : Pilar Cuder-Dominguez
Publisher : Cambria Press
Release Date : 2014-09-26
ISBN 10 : 9781604978827
Pages : 322 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (64 users)
Download or read book Genre in English Literature, 1650-1700: Transitions in Drama and Fiction PDF or another Format written by Pilar Cuder-Dominguez and published by Cambria Press. This book was released on 2014-09-26 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the theories and practices of narrative and drama in England between 1650 and 1700, a period that, in bridging the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, has been comparatively neglected, and on which, at the time of writing, there is a dearth of new approaches. Critical consensus over these two genres has failed to account for its main features and evolution throughout the period in at least two ways. First, most approaches omit the manifold contradictions between the practice and the theory of a genre. Writers were generally aware of working within a tradition of representation which they nevertheless often challenged, even while the theory was being drafted (e.g., by John Dryden). The ideal and the real were in unacknowledged conflict. Second, critical readings of these late Stuart texts have fitted them proactively into a neat evolutionary pattern that reached eighteenth-century genres without detours or disjunctions, or else they have oversimplified the wealth of generic conventions deployed in the period, so that to the present-day reader, for instance, Restoration drama consists only of either city comedies or Dryden's tragedies. A cursory survey of the critical history of seventeenth-century drama and fiction confirms these views. Although the 1970s and 1980s brought about a crop of interesting reassessments of the field, fiction continues to be seen as a genre that emerged in the eighteenth century. Most critics still treat earlier manifestations as marginal or as prenovelistic experiments; and in most instances it is even possible to discern a sexist bias to justify this treatment, as these works were written by women, unlike much of the canonical fiction of the eighteenth century. A revision of the critical foundations hitherto held and a re-evaluation of the works of fiction written in the seventeenth century is therefore in order. This study adopts, as a basic and essential methodological tenet, the need to decenter the analysis of Restoration fiction and drama from the traditional canon, too limited and conservative and featuring works that are not always suitable as paradigmatic instances of the literary production of the period. These studies have thus been based on a larger than usual--if not on a full--corpus of works produced within the period, and have sought to ascertain the role played in the development of each of the genres under consideration by works, topics, or even by authors hitherto somewhat outside mainstream literary criticism. This opens the field of English literature further through the framing of new questions or revising of old ones, as well as to beginning a dialogue, yet again, as to the meanings of these literary works and also to their circulation from their inception up to the present time. In addition, the rare attention given to works by women makes this all the more an important book for collections in English literature of the period.
Download or read book The German Picaro and Modernity PDF or another Format written by Bernhard Malkmus and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2011-10-06 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The German Pícaro and Modernity reads the re-emergence of the picaresque narrative in twentieth-century German-language writing as an expression of modernity and its social imaginaries. Malkmus argues that the picaresque, whose origins date back to the Spanish Renaissance and the Baroque Age, re-emerged as a reflection both of Germany's explosive modernizing processes between 1880 and 1930 and of the most barbarous implosion of modern civilization under National Socialism. Another reason for the fertility of this literary form at that particular cultural moment is rooted in the complexities of German-Jewish relations and the history of Jewish assimilation in central Europe. A considerable number of authors who used the picaresque form in the twentieth century are from a Jewish background, and Malkmus demonstrates how the picaresque narrative template also offers a medium for German-Jewish self-reflection. In highlighting these connections, he contributes not only to scholarship in European literature, but also but also to our understanding of major social, economic and political issues at stake in modernity
Download or read book Pornographic Sensibilities PDF or another Format written by Nicholas R. Jones and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-11-29 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pornographic Sensibilities stages a conversation between two fields—Medieval/Early Modern Hispanic Studies and Porn Studies—that traditionally have had little to say to each other. The collection offers innovative new approaches to the study of gendered and sexualized bodies in medieval and early modern textual production, including literary and historical documents. The volume’s embrace of the interpretative tools of Porn Studies also inscribes a critical provocation: in what ways can contemporary modes of reading the past serve to freshly illuminate not only the contours of that same past but also the very critical assumptions of the present upon which fields like medieval and early modern Hispanic Studies are built? In this way, Pornographic Sensibilities encourages at once both rigorous historicizations of pre- and early-modern culture, and playful engagement with "presentism," considered here as a critical tool to undress the hidden assumptions of both past and present. This move substantively challenges long-held critical orthodoxies among scholars of pre-Enlightenment periods, for whom the very category of "pornography" itself has often problematically been framed as an anachronism when applied to their work.
Download or read book Discourses of Poverty PDF or another Format written by Anne J. Cruz and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1999-01-01 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cruz examines the treatment of poverty, prostitution, war, and other social concerns in the cultural and literary discourses of early modern Spain.
Download or read book Road-book America PDF or another Format written by Rowland A. Sherrill and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sketching the socially marginal, ingenuous, traveling characters common to both old and new versions, Sherrill shows how the "new American picaresque" transforms the satirical aims of the original into an effort to map and catalog the immensity and variety of America."--BOOK JACKET.
Author : Julian Haynes Steward
Release Date : 1946
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015005712909
Pages : pages
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Download or read book Handbook of South American Indians: The Circum-Caribbean tribes PDF or another Format written by Julian Haynes Steward and published by . This book was released on 1946 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Picaresque PDF or another Format written by Giancarlo Maiorino and published by U of Minnesota Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Picaresque Tales" - parodic narratives relating the adventures of a rogue - have been central to the development of Spanish literature since the time of Cervantes. This text incorporates poststructuralist theory into a comprehensive treatment of such tales written during the Spainish Golden Age. The essays in this volume examine such works as "Lazarillo de Tormes", "Guzman de Alfarache" and "El buscon". The contributors address the connection between literary representation and everyday life, examining the context in which the Picaresque mode developed.
Download or read book The Life and Times of Mother Andrea PDF or another Format written by Enriqueta Zafra and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2011 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The picaresque tale of Mother Andrea, a Golden Age brothel-keeper.
Download or read book History of Spanish literature PDF or another Format written by George Ticknor and published by . This book was released on 1849 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: