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VanZanten, Susan 1955-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 83 publications in 3 languages and 2,586 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Autobiographies  Biographies  Poetry  Academic theses  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN49, 823
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Most widely held works about Susan VanZanten
 
Most widely held works by Susan VanZanten
A story of South Africa : J.M. Coetzee's fiction in context by Susan VanZanten( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of Age of Iron--winner of Britain's richest fiction prize, the Sunday Express Book of the Year for 1990--J.M. Coetzee is now recognized as one of the foremost writers of our day. In this timely study of Coetzee's fiction, Susan Gallagher places his work in the context of South African history and politics. Her close historical readings of Coetzee's six major novels explore how he lays bare the "dense complicity between thought and language" in South Africa. Following a penetrating description of the unique difficulties facing writers under apartheid, Gallagher recounts how history, language, and authority have been used to marginalize the majority of South Africa's people. Her story reaches from the beginnings of Afrikaner nationalism to the recent past: the Sharpeville massacre, the jailing of Nelson Mandela, and the Soweto uprising. As a result of his rejection of liberal and socialist realism, Coetzee has been branded an escapist, but Gallagher ably defends him from this charge. Her cogent, convincingly argued examination of his novels demonstrates that Coetzee's fictional response is "apocalyptic in the most profound Biblical sense, obscurely pointing toward ineffable realities transcending discursive definition." Viewing Coetzee's fiction in this context, Gallagher describes a new kind of novel "that arises out of history, but also rivals history." This analysis reveals Coetzee's novels to be profound responses to their time and place as well as richly rewarding investigations of the storyteller's art
Postcolonial literature and the biblical call for justice( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These writers from postcolonial lands express readings of individual biblical texts as well as theoretical discussion of such issues as the challenge biblical justice makes to poststructuralism, the tensions in synthesizing Christianity and indigenous cultures, and the ethical dilemmas faced by writers opposing injustice
Literature through the eyes of faith by Susan VanZanten( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive study, cosponsored by the Christian College Coalition, addresses questions faced by students in introductory literature courses. It examines literature as a form of human action and argues that the reading and writing of literary works provide vital ways for men and women to act as responsible agents in God's world. Building upon the doctrine of Creation, the authors show how the reading of literature helps us to be more effective interpreters of the stories and images we encounter daily. They demonstrate that great works of literature open up a realm of beauty and truth and help us gain an understanding of ourselves, God, and the world
Literature and the renewal of the public sphere by Susan VanZanten( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection examines the ways in which religion and literature are capable of renewing what the eminent German philosopher Jürgen Habermas refers to as 'the public sphere'. The essays range from close commentaries on particular texts (King Lear, The Brothers Karamazov, 'Bartleby the Scrivener') to surveys of the careers of selected writers who have entered the public sphere (Elizabeth Gaskell, W.H. Auden, Raymond Carver, Sherman Alexie), to historical and theoretical examinations of various national and international public spheres
Truth and reconciliation : the confessional mode in South African literature by Susan VanZanten( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study, Gallagher (English, Seattle Pacific U.) considers the historical development of confession in South African religious practice and literature. She begins by examining Foucault's and Bakhtin's opposing views of confession. The remainder of the text is devoted to specific instances of confessional practices and discourse in pre- and post-apartheid South Africa. The focus is on public confessional discourse of an autobiographical nature. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Joining the mission : a guide for (mainly) new college faculty by Susan VanZanten( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joining the mission is a clear and comprehensive guide for new (and more experienced) faculty at religious colleges and universities. Susan VanZanten provides an orientation to the world of Christian higher education and to the academic profession of teaching, scholarship, and service, with a special emphasis on opportunities and challenges common to "mission-driven" institutions. From designing a syllabus to dealing with problem students, from working with committees to achieving a balanced life, VanZanten's guidebook will help faculty across the disciplines - art to zoology and every subject in between - understand better what it means to pursue faithfully a vocation as professor
Mending a tattered faith : devotions with Dickinson by Susan VanZanten( Book )

4 editions published between 1901 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading a Different Story (Turning South : a Christian Scholar's Journey from America to Africa by Susan VanZanten( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A noted Christian literary scholar recounts how her focus has shifted from American to African literature and advocates for a global approach to education and scholarship
The sane madness of vital truth : prophets and prophecy in the fiction of Herman Melville by Susan VanZanten( )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ida, een ongewoon leven : het levensverhaal van Ida Laura Veldhuyzen van Zanten, Engelandvaardster en vliegenierster by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinang ŭi nun ŭro pon munhak, Literature by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in Korean and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The multi-faceted Bible : six ways in which the church views the Bible( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sing them over again to me : hymns and hymnbooks in America by Mark A Noll( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hymns and hymnbooks as American historical and cultural icons. This work is a study of the importance of Protestant hymns in defining America and American religion. It explores the underappreciated influence of hymns in shaping many spheres of personal and corporate life as well as the value of hymns for studying religious life. Distinguishing features of this volume are studies of the most popular hymns ("Amazing Grace," "O, For a Thousand Tongues to Sing," "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name"), with attention to the ability of such hymns to reveal, as they are altered and adap
The confessional mode in South African literature by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Truth and reconciliation : the confessional mode in South African literarure by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reading a different story - a christian scholars journey from america to af by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

MENDING A TATTERED FAITH by Susan VanZanten( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

After the feast by Andy Crouch( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reflections on the questions, themes, and issues that have marked this year's Festival of Faith and Writing
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1 edition published in 1995 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reading a different story : a Christian scholar's journey from America to Africa by Susan VanZanten( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Christianity's demographics, vitality, and influence have tipped markedly toward the global South and East. Addressing this seismic shift, a noted Christian literary scholar recounts how her focus has shifted from American to African literature. Susan VanZanten began her career working on nineteenth-century American literature. A combination of personal circumstances, curricular demands, world events, and unfolding scholarship have led her to teach, research, and write about African literature and to advocate for a global approach to education and scholarship. This is the second book in the Turning South series, which offers reflections by eminent Christian scholars who have turned their attention and commitments beyond North America"--Amazon.com
 
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Literature through the eyes of faith
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Literature and the renewal of the public sphereTruth and reconciliation : the confessional mode in South African literatureJoining the mission : a guide for (mainly) new college facultyMending a tattered faith : devotions with DickinsonThe confessional mode in South African literatureTruth and reconciliation : the confessional mode in South African literarure
Alternative Names
Gallagher, S. V. 1955-

Gallagher, Susan 1955-

Gallagher, Susan V.

Gallagher, Susan V. (Susan VanZanten), 1955-

Gallagher, Susan VanZanten 1955-

VanZanten@Gallagher, Susan

갤러거, 수잔 1955-

갤러거, 수잔 V. 1955-

Languages
English (75)

Korean (2)

German (1)