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Pordzik, Ralph 1966-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 83 publications in 3 languages and 2,085 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Classifications: PR9084, 823.91409372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ralph Pordzik
Futurescapes : space in utopian and science fiction discourses( )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book testifies to the growing interest in the many spaces of utopia . It intends to 'map out' on utopian and science-fiction discourses some of the new and revisionist models of spatial analysis applied in Literary and Cultural Studies in recent years. The aim of the volume is to side-step the established generic binary of utopia and dystopia or science fiction and thus to open the analysis of utopian literature to new lines of inquiry. The essays collected here propose to think of utopias not so much as fictional texts about future change and transformation but as vital elements in a cultural process through which social, spatial and subjective identities are formed. Utopias can thus be read as textual systems implying a distinct spatial and temporal dimension; as 'spatial practices' that tend to naturalize a cultural and social construction -- that of the 'good life', the radically improved welfare state, the Christian paradise, the counter-society, etc. -- and make that representation operational by interpellating their readers in some determinate relation to their givenness as sites of political and individual improvement. This volume is of interest for all scholars and students of literature who wish to explore the ways in which utopias of the past and recent present have circulated as media of cultural exchange and homogenization, as sites of cultural and linguistic appropriation and as foci for the spatial formation of national and regional identities in the English-speaking world"--Provided by publisher
The quest for postcolonial utopia : a comparative introduction to the utopian novel in the new English literatures by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a comparative approach that takes into account the different traditions the texts are derived from, this book examines the function of utopian alternatives and dystopian anxieties in the writings of a wide range of well-known authors such as Janet Frame, David Ireland, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, Peter Carey, Rodney Hall, Buchi Emecheta, Margaret Atwood, Glenda Adams, John Cranna, Suniti Namjoshi, Mike Nicol, Ben Okri, Gerald Murnane, and Timothy Findley"--Jacket
Utopie und dystopie in den neuen englischen Literaturen( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in German and English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der englische Roman im 19. Jahrhundert by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wonder of travel : fiction, tourism and the social construction of the nostalgic by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorian wastelands : apocalyptic discourse in nineteenth-century poetry by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has long been a commonplace to argue that apocalyptic touched Victorian writers more profoundly than any other spiritual issue of the age. Doom and disaster seemed far more probable to them than any millennium, divine or earthly, they could imagine. This study attempts a short critical history of apocalyptic poetry written in the nineteenth century, arguing that Victorian poets gradually changed their view of the End and with it the literary forms in which it was to be explored and symbolized. In a series of transactions informed by scientific change and deeply affecting their aesthetic perception, they lost faith in the regenerating powers of myth and in the concept of the infinite according to which transcendence and cosmic transformation represented vital possibilities within a comforting spiritual vision of hope and renovation. The apocalyptic poem became a privileged site of negotiating the anxieties produced by continued economic and cultural revolution, incorporating memorable scenes of apocalypse or destruction on a cosmic scale but also leaving them tantalizingly unfinished at the threshold of a redeeming vision." --From cover
Die moderne englischsprachige Lyrik in Südafrika 1950-1980 by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History as poetry : Dichtung und Geschichte im Werk von Geoffrey Hill by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Begehrte Texte : Literaturwissenschaft als Poetik des Unbewussten by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in German and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Forschungen zur englischen und amerikanischen Literatur by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Multiple languages and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transkulturalität und euro-arabische Literatur von Migrantinnen : neue Aufgabenfelder der Anglistik in Deutschland by Yafa Shanneik( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Written in the Flesh : the Human Body as Medium of Cultural Identity and Memory in Fiction from New Zealand by Kerstin Schaub( )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verabredung mit meinem Publikum : Gedichte by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in German and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hotel Salvador Dali and other poems : millenium poetry by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dunkle Materie : Roman eines Untergangs by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alles Weitere mündlich : Gedichte by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Welt hinter Kulka : Spektakel und Dioramen by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Illusion des Anfangs. Norden. Zwei Erzählungen by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Auslöschung by Ralph Pordzik( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The quest for postcolonial utopia : a comparative introduction to the utopian novel in the new English literatures
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The quest for postcolonial utopia : a comparative introduction to the utopian novel in the new English literaturesThe wonder of travel : fiction, tourism and the social construction of the nostalgic
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Ralph Pordzik deutscher Autor

Ralph Pordzik Duits auteur

Ralph Pordzik German author

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