The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries
Language: en
Pages: 552
Authors: Catherine Spooner, Dale Townshend
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-19 - Publisher: Cambridge History of the G

The first volume to provide an interdisciplinary, comprehensive history of twentieth and twenty-first century Gothic culture.
Suicide and the Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: William Hughes, Andrew Smith
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-08-08 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

Suicide and the Gothic is the first study of the representation of suicide in Gothic texts from the eighteenth century to the present. Poems, short stories, novels, films and video games are covered from European, American and Asian contexts.
Degeneration, Normativity and the Gothic at the Fin de Siècle
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: S. Karschay
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-06 - Publisher: Springer

This exciting new study looks at degeneration and deviance in nineteenth-century science and late-Victorian Gothic fiction. The questions it raises are as relevant today as they were at the nineteenth century's fin de siecle: What constitutes the norm from which a deviation has occurred? What exactly does it mean to be 'normal' or 'abnormal'?
The Encyclopedia of the Gothic
Language: en
Pages: 880
Authors: William Hughes, David Punter, Andrew Smith
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

The Encylopedia of the Gothic features a series of newly-commissioned essays from experts in Gothic studies that cover all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. Comprises over 200 newly commissioned entries written by a stellar cast of over 130 experts in the field Arranged in A-Z format across two fully cross-referenced volumes Represents the definitive reference guide to all aspects of the Gothic Provides comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that define, shape, and inform the genre Extends beyond a purely literary analysis to explore Gothic elements of film, music, drama, art, and architecture. Explores the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture
A Narratology of Drama
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Christine Schwanecke
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-19 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

This volume argues against Gérard Genette’s theory that there is an “insurmountable opposition” between drama and narrative and shows that the two forms of storytelling have been productively intertwined throughout literary history. Building on the idea that plays often incorporate elements from other genres, especially narrative ones, the present study theorises drama as a fundamentally narrative genre. Guided by the question of how drama tells stories, the first part of the study delineates the general characteristics of dramatic narration and zooms in on the use of narrative forms in drama. The second part proposes a history of dramatic storytelling from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century that transcends conventional genre boundaries. Close readings of exemplary British plays provide an overview of the dominant narrative modes in each period and point to their impact in the broader cultural and historical context of the plays. Finally, the volume argues that throughout history, highly narrative plays have had a performative power that reached well beyond the stage: dramatic storytelling not only reflects socio-political realities, but also largely shapes them.
University Planning and Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, Isabelle Taylor
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-09 - Publisher: Routledge

The environment of a university – what we term a campus – is a place with special resonance. They have long been the setting for some of history’s most exciting experiments in the design of the built environment. Christopher Wren at Cambridge, Le Corbusier at Harvard, and Norman Foster at the Free University Berlin: the calibre of practitioners who have shaped the physical realm of academia is superlative. Pioneering architecture and innovative planning make for vivid assertions of academic excellence, while the physical estate of a university can shape the learning experiences and lasting outlook of its community of students, faculty and staff. However, the mounting list of pressures – economic, social, pedagogical, technological – currently facing higher education institutions is rendering it increasingly challenging to perpetuate the rich legacy of campus design. In this strained context, it is more important than ever that effective use is made of these environments and that future development is guided in a manner that will answer to posterity. This book is the definitive compendium of the prestigious sphere of campus design, envisaged as a tool to help institutional leaders and designers to engage their campus’s full potential by revealing the narratives of the world’s most successful, time-honoured and memorable university estates. It charts the worldwide evolution of university design from the Middle Ages to the present day, uncovering the key episodes and themes that have conditioned the field, and through a series of case studies profiles universally-acclaimed campuses that, through their planning, architecture and landscaping, have made original, influential and striking contributions to the field. By understanding this history, present and future generations can distil important lessons for the future. The second edition includes revised text, many new images, and new case studies of the Central University of Venezuela and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
Comparing Grief in French, British and Canadian Great War Fiction (1977-2014)
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Anna Branach-Kallas, Piotr Sadkowski
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-19 - Publisher: BRILL

This study of historical, sociological, philosophical and literary sources, shows how, by both consolidating and contesting national myths, fiction continues to construct the 1914-1918 conflict as a cultural trauma, illuminating at the same time some of our most recent ethical concerns.
The New Man, Masculinity and Marriage in the Victorian Novel
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Tara MacDonald
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Routledge

By tracing the rise of the New Man alongside novelistic changes in the representations of marriage, MacDonald shows how this figure encouraged Victorian writers to reassess masculine behaviour and to re-imagine the marriage plot in light of wider social changes. She finds examples in novels by Dickens, Anne Brontë, George Eliot and George Gissing.
A History of the University in Europe: Volume 3, Universities in the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (1800–1945)
Language: en
Authors: Walter Rüegg
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-09-16 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is the third volume of a four-part series which covers the development of the university in Europe (east and west) from its origins to the present day, focusing on a number of major themes viewed from a European perspective. The originality of the series lies in its comparative, interdisciplinary, collaborative and trans-national nature. It deals also with the content of what was taught at the universities, but its main purpose is an appreciation of the role and structures of the universities as seen against a backdrop of changing conditions, ideas and values. This 2004 volume deals with the modernisation, differentiation and expansion of higher education which led to the triumph of modern science, changing the relations between universities and national states, teachers and students, their ambitions and political activities. Special attention is focused on the fundamental advances in 'learning' - the content of what was taught at the universities.
Gothic Architecture
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Paul Frankl, Paul Crossley
Categories: Architecture
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-01-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This magisterial study of Gothic architecture traces the meaning and development of the Gothic style through medieval churches across Europe. Ranging geographically from Poland to Portugal and from Sicily to Scotland and chronologically from 1093 to 1530, the book analyzes changes from Romanesque to Gothic as well as the evolution within the Gothic style and places these changes in the context of the creative spirit of the Middle Ages. In its breadth of outlook, its command of detail, and its theoretical enterprise, Frankl's book has few equals in the ambitious Pelican History of Art series. It is single-minded in its pursuit of the general principles that informed all aspects of Gothic architecture and its culture. In this edition Paul Crossley has revised the original text to take into account the proliferation of recent literature--books, reviews, exhibition catalogues, and periodicals--that have emerged in a variety of languages. New illustrations have also been included.
The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Christopher Butynskyi
Categories: Ancients and moderns, Quarrel of
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020 - Publisher:

"The Inklings, the Victorians, and the Moderns examines a small group of twentieth-century traditionalists in their quest to reconcile and translate conservative traditional ideas within a progressive modern scientific context. The method of reconciliation derives from their continued value of myth, religion, liberal education, and ancient texts"--
The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 732
Authors: George Thomas Kurian, James D. Smith, III
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-16 - Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.