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Narrative Space And Time

Author : Elana Gomel
ISBN : 9781134519705
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Space is a central topic in cultural and narrative theory today, although in most cases theory assumes Newtonian absolute space. However, the idea of a universal homogeneous space is now obsolete. Black holes, multiple dimensions, quantum entanglement, and spatio-temporal distortions of relativity have passed into culture at large. This book examines whether narrative can be used to represent these "impossible" spaces. Impossible topologies abound in ancient mythologies, from the Australian Aborigines’ "dream-time" to the multiple-layer universe of the Sumerians. More recently, from Alice’s adventures in Wonderland to contemporary science fiction’s obsession with black holes and quantum paradoxes, counter-intuitive spaces are a prominent feature of modern and postmodern narrative. With the rise and popularization of science fiction, the inventiveness and variety of impossible narrative spaces explodes. The author analyses the narrative techniques used to represent such spaces alongside their cultural significance. Each chapter connects narrative deformation of space with historical problematic of time, and demonstrates the cognitive and perceptual primacy of narrative in representing, imagining and apprehending new forms of space and time. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the connection between narratology, cultural theory, science fiction, and studies of place.

The Routledge Handbook Of Literature And Space

Author : Robert T. Tally Jr.
ISBN : 9781317596936
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The "spatial turn" in literary studies is transforming the way we think of the field. The Routledge Handbook of Literature and Space maps the key areas of spatiality within literary studies, offering a comprehensive overview but also pointing towards new and exciting directions of study. The interdisciplinary and global approach provides a thorough introduction and includes thirty-two essays on topics such as: Spatial theory and practice Critical methodologies Work sites Cities and the geography of urban experience Maps, territories, readings. The contributors to this volume demonstrate how a variety of romantic, realist, modernist, and postmodernist narratives represent the changing social spaces of their world, and of our own world system today.

Latin American And Iberian Perspectives On Literature And Medicine

Author : Patricia Novillo-Corvalán
ISBN : 9781317584230
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This is the first study to examine the representation of illness, disability, and cultural pathologies in modern and contemporary Iberian and Latin American literature. Innovative and interdisciplinary, the collection situates medicine as an important and largely overlooked discourse in these literatures, while also considering the social, political, religious, symbolic, and metaphysical dimensions underpinning illness. Investigating how Hispanic and Lusophone writers have reflected on the personal and cultural effects of illness, it raises central questions about how medical discourses, cultural pathologies, and the art of healing in general are represented. Essays pay particular attention to the ways in which these interdisciplinary dialogues chart new directions in the study of Hispanic and Lusophone cultures, and emerging disciplines such as the medical humanities. Addressing a wide range of themes and subjects including bioethics, neuroscience, psychosurgery, medical technologies, Darwinian evolution, indigenous herbal medicine, the rising genre of the pathography, and the ‘illness as metaphor’ trope, the collection engages with the discourses of cultural studies, gender studies, disability studies, comparative literature, and the medical humanities. This book enriches and stimulates scholarship in these areas by showing how much we still have to gain from interdisciplinary studies working at the intersections between the humanities and the sciences.

Dark Deleuze

Author : Andrew Culp
ISBN : 3944233794
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Einf Hrung In Die Erz Hltheorie

Author : Monika Fludernik
ISBN : 3534163303
Genre : Short story
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Laokoon Oder Ber Die Grenzen Der Mahlerey Und Poesie

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ISBN : HARVARD:HNWA8G
Genre : Aesthetics
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Die Abschaffung Der Arten

Author : Dietmar Dath
ISBN : 9783518733707
Genre : Fiction
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Das Zeitalter, das wir kennen, ist längst vorbei. Wo einmal Europa war, gibt es nur noch drei labyrinthische Städte, die eher gewachsen sind, als daß sie erbaut wurden. Die Welt gehört den Tieren. Cyrus Golden, der Löwe, lenkt den Staat der drei Städte. Als ein übermächtiger Gegner die neue Gesellschaft bedroht, schickt er den Wolf Dimitri als Diplomaten aus – er soll im einstigen Nordamerika einen Verbündeten finden. Die Nachtfahrt über den Ozean führt den Wolf an den Rand seiner Welt, wo er erkennt, »warum den Menschen passiert ist, was ihnen passiert ist«. Die große spekulative Literatur über Niedergang und Wiedergeburt der Zivilisation reicht von Thomas Morus über H. G. Wells und Jules Verne bis hin zu Stephen King und William Gibson. Dietmar Dath schreibt sie mit diesem Roman fort.

Die Welt Der Sch Nen Bilder

Author : Simone de Beauvoir
ISBN : 9783644032613
Genre : Fiction
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Mit Schärfe und Ironie schildert Simone de Beauvoir die Gesellschaft der Neureichen, in der Gefühle zu Werbespots werden. Die Menschen dieses Romans ersticken an den Lügen und Heucheleien der spätkapitalistischen Welt, beherrscht von Statussymbolen, von «schönen Bildern».

Das Kleine Buch Der Stringtheorie

Author : Steven S. Gubser
ISBN : 3827428483
Genre : Science
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Das kleine Buch der Stringtheorie bietet eine knappe und unterhaltsame Einführung in eines der meistdiskutierten Gebiete der modernen Physik. Die Stringtheorie gilt als eine „Theorie für Alles“, mit der sich sämtliche Grundkräfte der Natur beschreiben lassen. Bisher allerdings konnte sie experimentell nicht bestätigt werden, und unter Physikern wird sie sehr kontrovers diskutiert. Dieses Buch gibt Ihnen die Gelegenheit, sich ein eigenes Bild zu machen!

Die Vier Elemente Der Baukunst

Author : Gottfried Semper
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000133711
Genre : Architecture, Ancient
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