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Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

Author: Lynne (University of Toronto) Magnusson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The power of Shakespeare's complex language - his linguistic playfulness, poetic diction and dramatic dialogue - inspires and challenges students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers across the globe. It has iconic status and enormous resonance, even as language change and the distance of time render it more opaque and difficult. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language provides important contexts for understanding Shakespeare's experiments with language and offers accessible approaches to engaging with it directly and pleasurably. Incorporating both practical analysis and exemplary readings of Shakespearean passages, it covers elements of style, metre, speech action and dialogue; examines the shaping contexts of rhetorical education and social language; test-drives newly available digital methodologies and technologies; and considers Shakespeare's language in relation to performance, translation and popular culture. The Companion explains the present state of understanding while identifying opportunities for fresh discovery, leaving students equipped to ask productive questions and try out innovative methods.

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

Cambridge Companions to Literature The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language

Author: Lynne (University of Toronto) Magnusson Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

The power of Shakespeare's complex language - his linguistic playfulness, poetic diction and dramatic dialogue - inspires and challenges students, teachers, actors and theatre-goers across the globe. It has iconic status and enormous resonance, even as language change and the distance of time render it more opaque and difficult. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare's Language provides important contexts for understanding Shakespeare's experiments with language and offers accessible approaches to engaging with it directly and pleasurably. Incorporating both practical analysis and exemplary readings of Shakespearean passages, it covers elements of style, metre, speech action and dialogue; examines the shaping contexts of rhetorical education and social language; test-drives newly available digital methodologies and technologies; and considers Shakespeare's language in relation to performance, translation and popular culture. The Companion explains the present state of understanding while identifying opportunities for fresh discovery, leaving students equipped to ask productive questions and try out innovative methods.

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Frankenstein

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Frankenstein

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: The Sign of the Four

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: The Sign of the Four

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: The Merchant of Venice

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: The Merchant of Venice

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Blood Brothers

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Blood Brothers

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: AQA English Language Paper 1

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: AQA English Language Paper 1

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Animal Farm

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: Animal Farm

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

This handy little book will boost your revision and have you on track with your text in no time! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success! Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all!

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: AQA English Language Paper 2

York Notes for AQA GCSE (9-1) Rapid Revision: AQA English Language Paper 2

Author: Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/2019

Whether you are counting down to the exam, or need a bit of extra help studying the text, York Notes Rapid Revision will give you everything you need, in no time at all! Inside you will find: Easy-to-read bullet points - revise key content in a flash Key quotations - learn, practise, and remember instantly Model paragraphs - unlock great responses at a glance Quick quizzes and ideas maps - super-charge your revision! Plus: Top model answers - boost your level Lots of practice questions - prepare for success!

Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism

Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism

Author: Chunjie Zhang Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

In Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism, Chunjie Zhang delineates a transcultural discourse to highlight the influence of non-European cultures on German thinking in the polycentric global eighteenth century. Zhang examines the South Pacific travel writings of George Forster and Adelbert von Chamisso, literary works by August von Kotzebue and Johann Joachim Campe, Herder's philosophy of history, and Kant's theory of geography from the perspective of non-European impact during the age of Europe's colonial expansion. She explores what these texts show about German and European superiority, the critique of the slave trade, European moral debauchery, acknowledgments of non-European cultural achievements, and sympathy with colonized peoples. Moving beyond the question of empire or enlightenment, Zhang's book shifts from predominantly critiquing Eurocentrism toward diligently detecting global connections and enhancing the visibility of non-European contributions in global modernity. Offering much to scholars of literature, culture, and intellectual history, Zhang's examination of the discordances in German transcultural discourse allows us to trace the divergent German, European, and non-European forces, desires, and ideas that collide, negotiate, and integrate in a key period of global modernity.

Shocking and Sensational The Stories Behind Famous True Crime and Scandal Books

Shocking and Sensational The Stories Behind Famous True Crime and Scandal Books

Author: Julian Upton Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/05/2019

Even in a genre well known for generating controversy, some true-crime and scandal books have wielded a particular power to unsettle readers, provoke the authorities, and generate renewed focus on a case. For crimes and scandals that have attracted a library of more dubious investigations, the cumulative effect of the literature has been equally contentious, clouding the truth with a trail of myths and inaccuracies. From high-profile publishing sensations such as Ten Rillington Place, Fatal Vision, and Mommie Dearest to the wealth of writing on the JFK assassination, the death of Marilyn Monroe, and the Black Dahlia murder, this work delves into that hard copy era when crime and scandal books had a cultural impact beyond the genre's film and TV documentaries, fueling outcries that sometimes matched the notoriety of the cases they discussed, and leaving legacies that still resonate today.

Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland

Reading T S Eliot Prufrock and the Wasteland

Author: Chris Ackerley Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2019

Little Lits are short, sharp introductions to classic works of literature. 'Prufrock' is as fresh today as when it was first written, and, for better or worse, 'The Waste Land' remains the celebrated poem of its age, a text that may be venerated, despised, rejected or enjoyed, but not ignored.