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Murmurs Of Revolution: Mythical Subversion In Dostoevsky, Connor Guetersloh 2020 Chapman University

Murmurs Of Revolution: Mythical Subversion In Dostoevsky, Connor Guetersloh

English (MA) Theses

Throughout history, revolutions have been plagued by unpredictability; it is all but impossible to know when cultural systems will be turned on their heads. Is there a common motivator, to predict social unrest bubbling beneath the surface of society? I suggest the development of this motivator is detectable by deconstructing Ferdinand de Saussure’s semiotic patterns within the field of rhetorical mythology. “Mythology,” in the rhetorical and linguistic sense developed by Roland Barthes, is the study of a collective system of thinking we subconsciously subscribe to when interpreting meaning, perpetuated by greater society. The struggle for meaning is split into ...


Borderless Flows In Federspiel’S Die Ballade Von Der Typhoid Mary, Charlotte Melin 2020 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Borderless Flows In Federspiel’S Die Ballade Von Der Typhoid Mary, Charlotte Melin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Jürg Federspiel’s novel Die Ballade von der Typhoid Mary (1982) offers a fictionalized account of the notorious heroine’s life that ultimately sympathizes with her plight as an immigrant who faced exclusionary cultural barriers. Drawing on Rob Nixon’s concept of “slow violence” and recent approaches developed by material ecocriticism theory, my essay reinterprets this work from an environmental humanities perspective. The interpretation focuses on the interconnection of discourses related to disease, food, and pollution flows. Exploration of these themes leads to the conclusion that Federspiel’s work was prescient in its parallel engagement with both immigration issues and ...


Falproject, Mohsen Hazrati 2020 University of Central Florida

Falproject, Mohsen Hazrati

Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2020

"A fāl or Bibliomancy is good or bad, the profit or the loss whose occurrence is predicted by hearing a word or a voice, seeing the movement or the expression, opening or reading a book, or observing a specific motif or image." Mohammad Vojdani

FAL Project is a VR-AR Prediction Machine based on an Old Iranian Bibliomancy tradition.

This project is about generating a virtual environment of a prediction using unlimited online data based on the Persian Mysticism and tradition into a VR artwork. As there are so many people who get matched results based on their niyats(Intent of ...


Translating A Work Of Digital Literature Into Several Languages: A Case Study, Serge Bouchardon, Nohelia Meza 2020 Université de technologie de Compiègne

Translating A Work Of Digital Literature Into Several Languages: A Case Study, Serge Bouchardon, Nohelia Meza

Electronic Literature Organization Conference 2020

In 2010, the digital literature piece Déprise was published online (http://deprise.fr). Progressively, it has been translated from French into English (Loss of Grasp, 2010), Italian (Perdersi, 2011), Spanish (Perderse, 2013), and Portuguese (Perda de controlo, 2016). Every translation required changes to the original version in French but also to the other versions, leading to an intercultural and multilingual dialogue between the translators and the author.

What are the specificities of the translation of digital literature in comparison to the translation of literature in general? What does translation teach us about digital literature, and about the Digital? And ...


Simone Wesner. Artists’ Voices In Cultural Policy: Careers, Myths And The Creative Profession After German Unification. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018., Evelyn Preuss 2020 Yale University

Simone Wesner. Artists’ Voices In Cultural Policy: Careers, Myths And The Creative Profession After German Unification. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018., Evelyn Preuss

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Simone Wesner. Artists’ Voices in Cultural Policy: Careers, Myths and the Creative Profession after German Unification. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. xv + 197 pp.


Éric Touya De Marenne. Simone De Beauvoir: Le Combat Au Féminin. Presses Universitaires De France, 2019., Tessa Ashlin Nunn 2020 Duke University

Éric Touya De Marenne. Simone De Beauvoir: Le Combat Au Féminin. Presses Universitaires De France, 2019., Tessa Ashlin Nunn

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Éric Touya de Marenne. Simone de Beauvoir: Le combat au féminin. Presses Universitaires de France, 2019. pp. 128.


Julia Waters. The Mauritian Novel: Fictions Of Belonging. Liverpool Up, 2018., Patrick H. Moneyang 2020 Pacific Lutheran University

Julia Waters. The Mauritian Novel: Fictions Of Belonging. Liverpool Up, 2018., Patrick H. Moneyang

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Julia Waters. The Mauritian Novel: Fictions of Belonging. Liverpool UP, 2018. x + 236 pp.


Diana Holmes. Middlebrow Matters: Women’S Reading And The Literary Canon In France Since The Belle Époque. Liverpool Up, 2018., Dantzel Cenatiempo 2020 University of Washington

Diana Holmes. Middlebrow Matters: Women’S Reading And The Literary Canon In France Since The Belle Époque. Liverpool Up, 2018., Dantzel Cenatiempo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Diana Holmes. Middlebrow Matters: Women’s reading and the literary canon in France since the Belle Époque. Liverpool UP, 2018. 222 pp.


Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America In The Making: The Creole Nation Within. U Of Nebraska P, 2018., Anna V. Keefe 2020 University of Wisconsin - La Crosse

Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America In The Making: The Creole Nation Within. U Of Nebraska P, 2018., Anna V. Keefe

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jonathan K. Gosnell. Franco-America in the Making: The Creole Nation Within. U of Nebraska P, 2018. 347 pp.


Arka Chattopadhyay. Beckett, Lacan And The Mathematical Writing Of The Real. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019., Andrew J. Kettler 2020 University of California, Los Angeles

Arka Chattopadhyay. Beckett, Lacan And The Mathematical Writing Of The Real. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019., Andrew J. Kettler

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Arka Chattopadhyay. Beckett, Lacan and the Mathematical Writing of the Real. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 209 pp.


Andrew Sobanet. Generation Stalin: French Writers, The Fatherland, And The Cult Of Personality. Indiana Up, 2018., E. Nicole Meyer 2020 Augusta University

Andrew Sobanet. Generation Stalin: French Writers, The Fatherland, And The Cult Of Personality. Indiana Up, 2018., E. Nicole Meyer

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Andrew Sobanet. Generation Stalin: French Writers, the Fatherland, and the Cult of Personality. Indiana UP, 2018. xi + 296 pp.


Walking As “Criticism On The Move” And A Protest Strategy In Contemporary French Travel Writing: The Case Of Alexandre Poussin And Sylvain Tesson, Halia Koo 2020 Memorial University of Newfoundland

Walking As “Criticism On The Move” And A Protest Strategy In Contemporary French Travel Writing: The Case Of Alexandre Poussin And Sylvain Tesson, Halia Koo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Ambulo ergo sum. I walk, therefore I am,” journalist and travel writer Alexandre Poussin declares by way of introduction to his essay Marche avant ('Walking forward') (2011). Likewise, his colleague Sylvain Tesson, with whom he has covered 5,000 km on foot across the Himalayas, writes in Petit traité sur l’immensité du monde ('Small treatise on the vastness of the world') (2005) that he is a twenty-first-century wanderer, “something between the classic traveller on the lookout for the wonders of the world, and the unattached and completely free nomad.” Walking and hiking certainly stand in the tradition of German ...


A Branch Of Magic, Or The Possibility Of Myth In Esther Kinsky’S Am Fluß, Ben Pestell 2020 University of Essex

A Branch Of Magic, Or The Possibility Of Myth In Esther Kinsky’S Am Fluß, Ben Pestell

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article demonstrates how literary walks can evoke myth in a meaningful way for contemporary life. In particular, through a close reading of Esther Kinsky’s Am Fluß [River], I argue that the landscape experienced on foot can articulate and give access to the transcendent component of myth. I begin with a survey of how magic and transcendent experience is configured in related literary forms (namely new nature writing, the post-secular, new materialism, and the literature of re-enchantment) but remains bound by material reality. I then define the meaning and function of myth in relation to contemporary literature. These general ...


Back To The Future Or Forward To The Past: Ocean Voyaging And Slow Travel, Christina Gerhardt 2020 University of Hawaii, Manoa

Back To The Future Or Forward To The Past: Ocean Voyaging And Slow Travel, Christina Gerhardt

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Going back to previous modes of travel, such as walking or sailing, to ensure a future, is currently being engaged by everyone from ambling environmentalists to scientists and technologists. In Germany and in Sweden, scientists are working to develop large cargo sailing ships. These ships of the future hearken back to the past of ocean voyaging. They dovetail with contemporary literary reflections on ocean voyaging and slow travels, such as Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands: Fifty Islands I Have Never Set Foot On and Never Will (2009). Weaving together an analysis of Schalansky’s atlas with environmental humanities ...


Walking And Cycling As Modalities Of Political Enunciation In Paolo Rumiz’S A Piedi (2012 ‘On Foot’) And Tre Uomini In Bicicletta (2002 ‘Three Men On Their Bikes’), Barbara Siller 2020 University College Cork

Walking And Cycling As Modalities Of Political Enunciation In Paolo Rumiz’S A Piedi (2012 ‘On Foot’) And Tre Uomini In Bicicletta (2002 ‘Three Men On Their Bikes’), Barbara Siller

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The great number of travel narratives written by Paolo Rumiz from Trieste, Italy, include books about walking and cycling, as well as travelling by train or ferry. On the one hand, these accounts present detailed descriptions of the routes taken on these journeys, depict illustrations of historic buildings, and display various types of maps, and as such, are meant to serve as walking guides (Rumiz 2012, 12). On the other hand, they become a space of reflection for a wide range of themes, including walking slowly as a way to clear your mind, to comfort your heart, and to heal ...


Roads To Nowhere? Cycling, Happiness And Emotional Authenticity In Contemporary German Fiction, Jon Hughes Dr 2020 Royal Holloway, University of London

Roads To Nowhere? Cycling, Happiness And Emotional Authenticity In Contemporary German Fiction, Jon Hughes Dr

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This article compares a selection of recent German literary representations of cycling in the context of contemporary discourses of slow travel, with a particular focus on themes of happiness and emotional authenticity. It seeks to expand the framework of discussions of slow travel with a comparative focus on four novels: Der Mann auf dem Hochrad (‘The Man on the Penny Farthing’, 1984) by Uwe Timm, Im Sommer wieder Fahrrad (‘I’ll Cycle Again in the Summer’, 2016) by Lea Streisand, Im Feld (‘In the Field’, 2018) by Joachim Zelter and Neujahr (‘New Year’, 2018) by Juli Zeh. The article surveys ...


Special Focus Introduction: Literary Walks, Slow Travel, And Eco-Awareness In Contemporary Literature, Peter Arnds 2020 Trinity College Dublin

Special Focus Introduction: Literary Walks, Slow Travel, And Eco-Awareness In Contemporary Literature, Peter Arnds

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Introduction to special focus on Literary Walks, Slow Travel, and Eco-Awareness in Contemporary Literature


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