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Turning points : concepts and narratives of change in literature and other media

Author: Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks; Daniel Hartley; Miriam Horn; Claudia Weber
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: Spectrum Literaturwissenschaft, 33.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At times of crisis and revolution such as ours, diagnoses of crucial junctures and ruptures - 'turning points' - in the continuous flow of history are more prevalent than ever. Analysing literary, cinematic and other narratives, the volume seeks to understand the meanings conveyed by different concepts of turning points, the alternative concepts to which they are opposed when used to explain historical change, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(DLC) 2012038490
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ansgar Nünning; Kai Marcel Sicks; Daniel Hartley; Miriam Horn; Claudia Weber
ISBN: 3110297108 9783110297102
OCLC Number: 960208416
Language Note: In English.
Notes: Electronic version available.
Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 461 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgements --
Table of Contents --
Turning Points as Metaphors and Mininarrations: Analysing Concepts of Change in Literature and Other Media --
I. Concepts of Change in Narrative Theory --
"With the Benefit of Hindsight": Features and Functions of Turning Points as a Narratological Concept and as a Way of Self-Making --
Turning Points in the Nineteenth-Century Novella: Poetic Negotiations and the Representation of Social Rituals --
Iterative Narration and Other Forms of Resistance to Peripeties in Modernist Writing --
The Missing Turning Points in the Story: Musil's Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften Between Ethics and Epistemology --
"If the Stranger hadn't been there! ... But he was!" Causal, Virtual and Evaluative Dimensions of Turning Points in Alternate Histories, Science-Fiction Stories and Multiverse Narratives --
II. Narratives of Cultural Change in Literature and Visual Media --
On the Threshold: The Brothel and the Literary Salon as Heterotopias in Finnish Urban Novels --
Long Waves or Vanishing Points? A Cognitive Approach to the Literary Construction of History --
(Re)Turn to Dystopia: Community Feeling in M. Night Shyamalan's The Village --
Remediating Turning Points for Conviviality and Englishness in Contemporary Black British Literature --
This Is (Not) It: Rate, Rattle and Roll in the Struggle for Financial Narratives --
III. Turning Point Narratives in Literary and Cinematic Life-Writing --
Turning a Slave Into a Freeman: Frederick Douglass, Photography and the Formation of African American Fiction --
Reframing Absence: Masquerade as Turning Point in Du Maurier's and Hitchcock's Rebecca --
Player in the Dark: Mourning the Loss of the Moral Foundation of Art in Woody Allen's Match Point --
Roots, Seduction and Mestiçagem in José Eduardo Agualusa's My Father's Wives --
A Middle Passage to Modernity: Reflections on David Dabydeen's Postmodern Slave Narrative A Harlot's Progress --
Becoming the 'Other': Metamorphosis and 'Turning Points' in Katja Lange-Müller and Yoko Tawada --
IV. Constructing Turning Points in Literary History --
Lay Pamphlets in the Early Reformation: Turning Points in Religious Discourse and the Pamphlet Genre? --
The King is Dead, Long Live ... the Queen: Turning Points in Panegyric Writing --
Queen Christina of Sweden (1626-1689) --
Writing New Worlds: Eberhard Werner Happel and the Invention of a Genre --
Dickens and The Pickwick Papers: Unstable Signs in a Transmodal Discourse --
Bridget Jones's Diary: A Case Study of Austen Fan Fiction --
New Media and the Novel: A Survey of Generic Trends in Contemporary Literature --
V. (De)Constructing Turning Points in Literary Theory --
On the Linguistic Turns in the Humanities and Their Effect on Literary Studies --
Turning Points and Mutuality in Literature and Psychoanalysis --
The Speaking Animal Speaking the Animal: Three Turning Points in Thinking the Animal --
Notes on Contributors.
Series Title: Spectrum Literaturwissenschaft, 33.
Responsibility: edited by Ansgar Nunning, Kai Marcel Sicks ; in collaboration with Daniel Hartley, Mirjam Horn and Claudia Weber.
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