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9. Novel

9. Novel  

William Allen

in Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2014
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Mar 2014
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9780191779701
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199665457.003.0009
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‘Novel’ discusses the ancient novel, a relative latecomer to Greek and Latin literature. Starting with the five surviving examples of the Greek novel, dating from the mid-1st century ad ... More
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

Modernism: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher Butler

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191775963
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.001.0001
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9780192804419
Modernism: A Very Short Introduction examines how and why modernism began, what it is, how it has gradually informed all aspects of 20th and 21st century life. Modernism ... More
1. The modernist work

1. The modernist work  

Christopher Butler

in Modernism: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191775963
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10.1093/actrade/9780192804419.003.0001
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‘The modernist work’ examines the nature of modernism by looking at a novel (James Joyce's Ulysses), a painting (Fernand Léger's La Ville [The City]), and a musical work (Kurt Weill's The ... More
6. Semiologist

6. Semiologist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
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9780191775369
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10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0006
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9780192801593
‘Semiologist’ explains how in Mythologies Barthes discovered that various linguistic terms could give him a new perspective on cultural phenomena, and he enthusiastically embraced the ... More
7. Futures for the university and college

7. Futures for the university and college  

David Palfreyman and Paul Temple

in Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Dec 2017
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Dec 2017
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9780191820717
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198766131.003.0007
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9780198766131
What are the mission and shape, structure and culture, purposes and ambitions of the university and college to be? What is it to be a university and college now—what are they seen ‘to be ... More
5. The present

5. The present  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0005
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9780199609260
‘The present’ argues that, whether or not a novel chooses to focus on something in the present, it will inescapably be in some way about the time of its writing. The novel is an ... More
2. Oral literatures

2. Oral literatures  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
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10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0002
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Native Americans carefully trained their memories to record and transmit vast bodies of knowledge verbatim because, in an oral society, the known universe always stood only one generation ... More
Native American LiteratureA Very Short Introduction

Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction  

Sean Teuton

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
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10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.001.0001
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9780199944521
Native American literature began over thirty thousand years ago when indigenous people started telling stories of emergence, creation, journey, quest, heroism, and trickery. By setting ... More
Contemporary FictionA Very Short Introduction

Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

Robert Eaglestone

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.001.0001
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9780199609260
Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction explores a wide and diverse field, now global in dimension, with an enormous range of novels and writers that continues to grow ... More
1. Saying everything

1. Saying everything  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0001
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9780199609260
‘Saying everything’ argues that contemporary fiction matters because it is how we work out who we are now, today. The novel is the best way of doing this. Of all the arts, the novel is the ... More
4. The past

4. The past  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

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Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
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10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0004
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9780199609260
‘The past’ points out that novels have always been interested in the past, in history, and in memory. Contemporary fiction often rejects the traditional historical novel, instead exploring ... More
7. Conclusion: ‘Hey everyone, look at that beautiful thing’ / ‘Yes, but …’

7. Conclusion: ‘Hey everyone, look at that beautiful thing’ / ‘Yes, but …’  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0007
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9780199609260
The Conclusion defines literary criticism, looks at the role of the author, and discusses the extent to which criticism should be given and taken. The novel, as with other forms of art, ... More
7. Indigenous futurity

7. Indigenous futurity  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0007
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9780199944521
‘Indigenous futurity’ considers how indigenous revivals might be viewed as expressions of “futurity,” operating in resistance to those assumptions that consign Native American peoples and ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Nicholas Boyle

in German Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2008
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Sep 2013
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9780191776892
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199206599.003.0001
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9780199206599
German Literature: A Very Short Introduction is concerned with the character of Germany's literary contribution to our modern self-understanding, and so with the character of ... More
6. The Native novel

6. The Native novel  

Sean Teuton

in Native American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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Mar 2018
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Jan 2018
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9780190231392
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10.1093/actrade/9780199944521.003.0006
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9780199944521
‘The Native novel’ outlines the first Native American novels— John Rollin Ridge’s Life and Adventures of Joaquin Murieta, the Celebrated California Bandit (1854) and Sophia Alice Callahan’s ... More
4. Modern reading

4. Modern reading  

Belinda Jack

in Reading: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2019
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Apr 2019
eISBN: 
9780191860300
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198820581.003.0004
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9780198820581
The Industrial Revolution from the late 18th century on brought changes to reading. Printing processes developed further, in particular typesetting. The development of the steam-powered ... More
3. The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs

3. The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs  

David Sterritt

in The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.003.0003
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9780199796779
How united were the Beats? Can they be described as a group at all?‘The Beat novel: Kerouac and Burroughs’ highlights the works and careers of two of the most famous members of the Beat ... More
8. Aspects of the English novel

8. Aspects of the English novel  

Jonathan Bate

in English Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2010
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777578
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199569267.003.0008
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9780199569267
Romance is a very ancient literary form. A typical example is the adventures of Apollonius, told in many different versions. But is it good literature? ‘Aspects of the English novel’ ... More
8. The Self-Centred Consciousness

8. The Self-Centred Consciousness  

John D. Lyons

in French Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Apr 2010
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Sep 2013
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9780191777516
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10.1093/actrade/9780199568727.003.0008
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9780199568727
‘The self-centred consciousness’ examines the notion of character, which was called into question in the thirty years after the Second World War. In literary theory and criticism as well as ... More
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction

The Beats: A Very Short Introduction  

David Sterritt

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365890
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199796779.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199796779
The Beats: A Very Short Introduction offers an overview of the social, cultural, and aesthetic sensibilities of the Beats, bringing out the similarities that connected them, ... More

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