The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American by Kerstin Schmidt

By Kerstin Schmidt

The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama bargains a clean and leading edge examining of the modern experimental American theater scene and navigates throughout the contested and contentious courting among postmodernism and modern drama. This e-book addresses gender and sophistication in addition to racial matters within the context of a theoretical dialogue of dramatic texts, textuality, and function. Transformation is modern drama's solution to the questions of postmodernism and a huge procedure within the improvement of a postmodern language for the level. which will exhibit the multi-faceted nature of the postmodern theater of transformation, this research attracts on a variety of performs: from early experimental performs of the Sixties by means of Jean-Claude van Itallie via feminist performs by way of Megan Terry and Rochelle Owens to more moderen drama by way of the African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. The Theater of Transformation: Postmodernism in American Drama is written for a person attracted to modern American drama and theater in addition to in postmodernism and modern literary thought. It appeals much more extensively to a readership intrigued by way of the ever present features of pop culture, by way of feminism and ethnicity, and by means of concerns concerning the so-called 'society of spectacle' and the examine of latest media.

Show description

Discourse and Pragmatics in Functional Grammar by John H. Connolly, Roel M. Vismans, Christopher S. Butler

By John H. Connolly, Roel M. Vismans, Christopher S. Butler

Sensible Grammar is a linguistic conception during which language is appeared intrinsically as a car of communicative interplay. As such it has a strongly pragmatic orientation, and this ebook provides the result of essentially the most fresh learn into pragmatics in the practical Grammar framework. a great deal of cognizance is paid, specifically, to the remedy of discourse-level phenomena. manifestations.

Show description

Marxism, Modernity and Postcolonial Studies (Cultural by Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus

By Crystal Bartolovich, Neil Lazarus

What's the courting among Marxism and postcolonial notion? Can a progressive ecu ideology be an emancipatory highbrow device within the post-imperial international? Or, in websites the place ecu idea is usually taken care of with suspicion, does it repeat distrusted legacies and epistemologies? This assortment is the 1st systematic try to offer an summary of this collision. a global forged of participants problem the elision of Marxist idea within the debate on what the time period "postcolonial" really involves. the quantity is key interpreting for all engaged in postcolonial and cultural reports.

Show description

A Glossary of Cultural Theory by Peter Brooker

By Peter Brooker

This word list presents the researcher and pupil with lucid and updated suggestions throughout the bright and altering debates in cultural stories and comparable disciplines. In a box the place meanings are usually advanced and ambiguous, it's been praised for its readability and helpfulness. This re-creation has been up to date all through. one of the new phrases are entries for Ecology, daily life, the development, Nomadism, Psychogeography, and style, besides phrases on the innovative of recent considering in social and cultural thought equivalent to Convergence, Cosmopolitanism, Cultural Intermediaries, the Posthuman, and Thirdspace. it truly is a great source for everybody wishing to maintain updated with the altering time table in cultural experiences. Peter Brooker is Professorial Fellow on the collage of Sussex, united kingdom. this thesaurus presents the researcher and pupil with lucid and up to date tips throughout the vivid and altering debates in cultural experiences and similar disciplines. In a box the place meanings are usually complicated and ambiguous, it's been praised for its readability and helpfulness. This re-creation has been up-to-date all through. one of the new phrases are entries for Ecology, daily life, the development, Nomadism, Psychogeography, and style, in addition to phrases on the innovative of recent considering in social and cultural concept reminiscent of Convergence, Cosmopolitanism, Cultural Intermediaries, the Posthuman, and Thirdspace. it truly is an incredible source for everybody wishing to maintain up to date with the altering time table in cultural reports. "Lucid and updated tips it really is an awesome source for everybody wishing to be modern with the altering agendas in cultural experiences and a helpful addition to each library reference section."—Educational e-book evaluate "Lucid and updated counsel it really is an amazing source for everybody wishing to be modern with the altering agendas in cultural reviews and a necessary addition to each library reference section."—Educational publication evaluate "Praise for the 1st variation: this can be a worthy, shrewdpermanent and intensely well-conceived glossary."—Will Straw, McGill college, Montreal

Show description

Demon Theory by Stephen Graham Jones

By Stephen Graham Jones

Following an unnerving mobilephone name from his diabetic mom on Halloween evening, Hale and 6 of his med institution classmates go back to the home the place his sister disappeared years in the past — in basic terms to discover a chilling shock in shop for them. Written as a literary movie therapy and plagued by popular culture references and footnotes, Demon conception is a clean addition to the “intelligent horror” style.

Author Stephen Graham Jones is the writer of the entire attractive Sinners, The poultry Is long gone: A Manifesto, the short crimson highway: A Plainsong, and Bleed into Me: A ebook of news. he's an affiliate professor of English at Texas Tech collage.

Show description

Discourse Structure and Anaphora: Written and Conversational by Barbara A. Fox

By Barbara A. Fox

This considerate learn, providing a singular analytical framework, examines using anaphora in either written and conversational discourse. specifically, it examines the distribution of pronouns and whole noun words in 3 assorted genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships among the hierarchical constitution of discourses and using anaphoric words inside of these discourses.

Show description

Postmodern Hollywood: What's New in Film and Why It Makes Us by M. Keith Booker

By M. Keith Booker

Postmodernism is vital to American tradition this day. we will be able to see its manifestations on billboards and on tv; we will be able to listen its tone at the radio and in daily dialog; and we will be able to even experience its outlook in how we are living our lives. This quantity provides an available and short precis of postmodernism, specially because it relates to American cinema-one of the relevant gamers and top lighting fixtures within the improvement of this cultural angle. 4 particular sections examine postmodernist fragmentation, musical use, and pastiches of prior tv indicates and cinematic genres in such movies as Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, David Lynch's Mulholland Drive, and Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette.

Discussions of the phenomenon of postmodernism have verified definite features which are usual of postmodernist tradition. those features contain formal fragmentation, an inclination towards a selected type of nostalgia, and using fabrics and types borrowed from prior motion pictures and different cultural items. This quantity provides a quick precis of the features that experience regularly been linked to postmodernism, particularly as they pertain to movie. It illustrates these features with discussions of a large choice of yank movies of the previous thirty years, noting how these movies perform the phenomenon of postmodernism. Emphasis is on well known, advertisement motion pictures, instead of the extra esoteric, experimental items that experience occasionally been linked to postmodern film.

Booker's paintings comprises specific discussions of a wide selection of yankee films—including classics like Sullivan's Travels and The final photograph Show, and up to date successes equivalent to Scream, average Born Killers, souvenir, Moulin Rouge, and Fight Club—noting how those movies perform the phenomenon of postmodernism, and the way they've got helped to form its present form.

Show description

Introduction to Conversation Analysis by Anthony J. Liddicoat

By Anthony J. Liddicoat

This creation is designed to provide an outline of dialog research. It starts off via finding dialog research as a technique among different methodologies, and describing dialog research as physique of information which unearths the ways that language works in verbal exchange. The chapters introduce each point of dialog research in a logical, step by step exam, together with insurance of transcription, turn-taking, series employer, fix, and storytelling. finished and available, An advent to dialog research is key interpreting for undergraduate and graduate students in sociolinguistics, discourse research, sociology and utilized linguistics classes.

Show description