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Language and Literature

From collected essays on leading literary figures to innovative insights into world literature, the Cambridge Scholars Publishing ‘Language and Literature’ collection covers a wide spectrum, from Medieval literature, to Twentieth Century classics, and beyond. It includes award-winning titles, which are of interest to scholars and the general reader. Covering cultural and theoretical approaches, our studies in Literature and Language include leading edge research with a significant interdisciplinary reach.

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A Portrait of the Lady in ...

A Portrait of the Lady in Modern American Literature is a collection of fifteen original essays, and a reprint of a classic essay, that reconsiders the figure of the woman in distress in canonical American texts. Approached from the method of close reading and the theoretical perspective of gender theory, these essays look at the f...
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Dealing with Authorship

Literature and film generate symbolic as well as economic capital. As such, aesthetic productions exist in various contexts following contrasting rules. Which role(s) do authors and filmmakers play in positioning themselves in this conflictive relation?Bringing together fourteen essays by scholars from Germany, the USA, the UK and ...
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Downloading the Poetic Sel...

This volume presents an autobiography of one writer’s existence in poetry, the tracks left by a clumsy bear taming himself in public; it is also a forum in which to act out and discover oneself. It will serve to light fires, the can-do drive others can surpass, finding in themselves language as daring as their lives, and more darin...
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Essays on Religion in G. E...

This series of essays explores the relationship between religion and literature in George Eliot’s early fiction. With a particular focus on Scenes of Clerical Life, Adam Bede, and The Mill on the Floss, this title complements the author’s previous publication, George Eliot’s Spiritual Quest in Silas Marner (2012)....
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Seductive Academic Writing

This volume teaches academics and graduate students how to write seductive academic prose by learning a literacy rarely taught in academic writing or style handbooks: to use literary devices and figures of speech to meet ideals of stylish communication; and how these ideals and supposed ‘literary’ techniques serve academic readers ...
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Shamanic Elements in the P...

Shamanism is not a religion, but a technique of achieving ecstasy through chanting, the beating of a drum and the shaking of a rattle, all with the aim of communing with the spirits and rescue afflicted souls.If poetry is a healing substance, poets are shamans of words, who journey into the magic land of art in order to bring the e...
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The Body in Autobiography ...

This volume explores a web of complex relationships between body and mind, discussing the efforts of individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds to define, to achieve, or to reject the “normal”; and, in some cases, to put something else in its place. After considering the problems arising from other people’s perceptions of non-s...
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The Familiar Essay, Romant...

Through close readings of diverse examples by Lamb, De Quincey, Hazlitt, Irving and Poe, this book argues that the familiar essay in the Romantic period embodies a quintessentially metropolitan mode of affect. The generic traits of the essay—astuteness of observation, an ambulatory or paratactic movement of thought, and an urbane t...
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The Image of the Feminine ...

Modernism, as a powerful movement, saw the literary and artistic traditions, as well as pure science, starting to evolve radically, creating a crisis, even chaos, in culture and society. Within this chaos, myth offered an ordered picture of that world employing symbolic and poetic images. Both W.B. Yeats and Angelos Sikelianos embr...
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Echoing Voices in Italian ...

This collection of essays explores the reception of classics and translation from modern languages as two different, yet synergic, ways of engaging with literary canons and established traditions in 20th-century Italy. These two areas complement each other and equally contribute to shape several kinds of identities: authorial, lite...
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Greek Dystopia in British ...

Greece has always occupied a prevalent position in European philosophy. During the Enlightenment, the Greco-Roman culture gained a new impetus, which paved the way for the surge of the Grand Tour and established Italy as a popular travel destination amongst European travellers who yearned to be in close communion with its ancient s...
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Introducing A.E. Housman (...

This volume is pivotal reading for laypersons looking for an accurate understanding of the private life and public career of A.E. Housman. Furthermore, it is also essential for any reader seeking to recover a truer image of the Victorian man who, during his lifetime, issued two collections of Romantic poems, A Shropshire Lad and La...
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