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(Re)Creating Language Identities in Animated Films - Dubbing Linguistic Variation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Vincenza Minutella (Re)Creating Language Identities in Animated Films - Dubbing Linguistic Variation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Vincenza Minutella
R2,987 Discovery Miles 29 870 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book describes the dubbing process of English-language animated films produced by US companies in the 21st century, exploring how linguistic variation and multilingualism are used to create characters and identities and to examine how Italian dubbing professionals deal with this linguistic characterisation. The analysis carried out relies on a diverse range of research tools: text analysis, corpus study and personal communications with dubbing practitioners. The book describes the dubbing workflow and dubbing strategies in Italy and seeks to identify recurrent patterns and therefore norms, as well as stereotypes or creativity in the way multilingualism and linguistic variation are tackled. It will be of interest to students and scholars of translation, linguistic variation, film and media.

Modernism and the Idea of the Crowd (Hardcover): Judith Paltin Modernism and the Idea of the Crowd (Hardcover)
Judith Paltin
R2,047 Discovery Miles 20 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book argues that modernists such as James Joyce and Virginia Woolf engaged creatively with modernity's expanding forms of collective experience and performative identities. Judith Paltin compares patterns of crowds in modernist Anglophone literature to historical arrangements and theories of democratic assembly to argue that an abstract construction of the crowd engages with the transformation of popular subjectivity from a nineteenth-century liberal citizenry to the contemporary sense of a range of political multitudes struggling with intersectional conditions of oppression and precarity. Modernist works, many of which were composed during the ascendancy of fascism and other populist politics claiming to be based on the action of the crowd, frequently stage the crowd as a primal scene for violence; at the same time, they posit a counterforce in more agile collective gatherings which clarify the changing relations in literary modernity between subjects and power.

The Boy Who Followed Ripley (Paperback): Patricia Highsmith The Boy Who Followed Ripley (Paperback)
Patricia Highsmith
R332 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R54 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Now part of American film and literary lore, Tom Ripley, "a bisexual psychopath and art forger who murders without remorse when his comforts are threatened" (New York Times Book Review), was Patricia Highsmith's favorite creation. In The Boy Who Followed Ripley (1980), Highsmith explores Ripley's bizarrely paternal relationship with a troubled young runaway, whose abduction draws them into Berlin's seamy underworld. More than any other American literary character, Ripley provides "a lens to peer into the sinister machinations of human behavior" (John Freeman, Pittsburgh Gazette).

Montana - A Bicentennial History (Paperback): Clark C Spence Montana - A Bicentennial History (Paperback)
Clark C Spence
R435 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R53 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Montana has a rich story, in which different people have sought both great fortune and modest prosperity. How well they succeeded is part of the story told in this engaging history.

Love Sick - One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction (Paperback): Sue William Silverman Love Sick - One Woman's Journey through Sexual Addiction (Paperback)
Sue William Silverman
R422 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R54 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this powerful memoir, a woman learns to value herself as a whole person rather than as a sexual object. Sue William Silverman tells of her roller-coaster life of sex and self-destructive behavior. Finally, addicted to danger itself, she seeks the help of a trusted therapist to discover what love really means.

Edward Kennedy and the Camelot Legacy (Paperback): James MacGregor Burns Edward Kennedy and the Camelot Legacy (Paperback)
James MacGregor Burns
R588 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R75 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rashi's Commentary on the Torah - Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic (Hardcover): Eric Lawee Rashi's Commentary on the Torah - Canonization and Resistance in the Reception of a Jewish Classic (Hardcover)
Eric Lawee
R1,680 Discovery Miles 16 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores the reception history of the most important Jewish Bible commentary ever composed, the Commentary on the Torah of Rashi (Shlomo Yitzhaki; 1040-1105). Though the Commentary has benefited from enormous scholarly attention, analysis of diverse reactions to it has been surprisingly scant. Viewing its path to preeminence through a diverse array of religious, intellectual, literary, and sociocultural lenses, Eric Lawee focuses on processes of the Commentary's canonization and on a hitherto unexamined-and wholly unexpected-feature of its reception: critical, and at times astonishingly harsh, resistance to it. Lawee shows how and why, despite such resistance, Rashi's interpretation of the Torah became an exegetical classic, a staple in the curriculum, a source of shared religious vocabulary for Jews across time and place, and a foundational text that shaped the Jewish nation's collective identity. The book takes as its larger integrating perspective processes of canonicity as they shape how traditions flourish, disintegrate, or evolve. Rashi's scriptural magnum opus, the foremost work of Franco-German (Ashkenazic) biblical scholarship, faced stiff competition for canonical supremacy in the form of rationalist reconfigurations of Judaism as they developed in Mediterranean seats of learning. It nevertheless emerged triumphant in an intense battle for Judaism's future that unfolded in late medieval and early modern times. Investigation of the reception of the Commentary throws light on issues in Jewish scholarship and spirituality that continue to stir reflection, and even passionate debate, in the Jewish world today.

Copland on Music (Paperback): Aaron Copland Copland on Music (Paperback)
Aaron Copland
R403 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R51 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Whose fault is it that the artist counts for so little in the public mind? Has it always been thus? Is there something wrong, perhaps, with the nature of the art work being created in America? Is our system of education lacking in its attitude toward the art product? Should our state and federal governments take a more positive stand toward the cultural development of their citizens? These are some of the provocative questions which Aaron Copland raises and answers in Copland on Music.

The Art of Counterpoint - Part Three of Le Istitutioni harmoniche, 1558 (Paperback): Gioseffo Zarlino The Art of Counterpoint - Part Three of Le Istitutioni harmoniche, 1558 (Paperback)
Gioseffo Zarlino; Translated by Guy A. Marco, Claude V. Palisca
R493 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R66 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Zarlino's Le Istitutioni harmoniche, published in 1558, is one of the most influential music treatises of all time. To his contemporaries it revealed the secrets of composition he had learned from Adrian Willaert, who brought to Italy the polyphonic art of the Netherlands. To the modern scholar Zarlino's treatise illumines the compositional technique of the golden age of vocal polyphony. The essence of this art is contained in Part III, "The Art of Counterpoint," which is here translated into English for the first time.

After Cancer - A Guide to Your New Life (Paperback): Wendy Schlessel Harpham After Cancer - A Guide to Your New Life (Paperback)
Wendy Schlessel Harpham
R474 R425 Discovery Miles 4 250 Save R49 (10%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book written by a doctor for the layperson that addresses the medicine, the practical issues, and the psychosocial elements of recovery after cancer treatment. The author, a cancer survivor herself, understands that surviving cancer is more than just killing cancer cells and getting through treatment. Patients must deal with the emotional, social, spiritual, and financial fallout of a cancer diagnosis. By helping survivors understand that they can't go back to where they were before cancer, she liberates them to move forward to a different, "new normal". Writing in a reader-friendly, question-and-answer format, Dr. Wendy Harpham addresses a wide range of issues realistically yet hopefully. Among them are understanding the medicine of reevaluation, follow-up, and prevention after treatment; dealing with the most common physical aftereffects of treatment; learning how to make decisions about work and school; relating to friends and family; helping children deal with parents' cancer; and coping with the practicalities of living wills and insurance. An important section on post-cancer fatigue will be of special interest to patients who find that exhaustion is one of the most difficult problems with which they deal.

The Modern Irish Sonnet - Revision and Rebellion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Tara Guissin-Stubbs The Modern Irish Sonnet - Revision and Rebellion (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Tara Guissin-Stubbs
R2,556 Discovery Miles 25 560 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Modern Irish Sonnet: Revision and Rebellion discusses how and why the sonnet appeals to Irish poets and has grown in popularity over the last century. Using a thematic approach, Tara Guissin-Stubbs argues for the significance of the Irish sonnet as a discrete entity within modern and contemporary poetry, and shows how the Irish sonnet has become a debating chamber for discussions concerning the relationship between Irish and British culture, poetry and gender, and revision and rebellion. The text reshapes the poetic and critical field, exploring canonical and non-canonical poems by male and female poets so as to challenge outmoded views of the thematic and formal limitations of the sonnet.

Literary Black Power in the Caribbean - Fiction, Music and Film (Hardcover): Rita Keresztesi Literary Black Power in the Caribbean - Fiction, Music and Film (Hardcover)
Rita Keresztesi
R3,098 Discovery Miles 30 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Literary Black Power in the Caribbean focuses on the Black Power movement in the anglophone Caribbean as represented and critically debated in literary texts, music and film. This volume is groundbreaking in its focus on the creative arts and artists in their evaluations of, and insights on, the relevance of the Black Power message across the region. The author takes a cultural studies approach to bring together the political with the aesthetic, enriching an already fertile debate on the era and the subject of Black Power in the Caribbean region. The chapters discuss various aspects of Black Power in the Caribbean: on the pages of journals and magazines, at contemporary conferences that radicalized academia to join forces with communities, in fiction and essays by writers and intellectuals, in calypso and reggae music, and in the first films produced in the Caribbean. Produced at the 50th anniversary of the 1970 Black Power Revolution in Port of Spain, Trinidad, this timely book will be of interest to students and academics focusing on Black Power, Caribbean literary and cultural studies, African diaspora, and Global South radical political and cultural theory.

Physical Disability in British Romantic Literature (Hardcover): Essaka Joshua Physical Disability in British Romantic Literature (Hardcover)
Essaka Joshua
R2,038 Discovery Miles 20 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The modern concept of disability did not exist in the Romantic period. This study addresses the anachronistic use of 'disability' in scholarship of the Romantic era, providing a disability studies theorized account that explores the relationship between ideas of function and aesthetics. Unpacking the politics of ability, the book reveals the centrality of capacity and weakness concepts to the egalitarian politics of the 1790s, and the importance of desert theory to debates about sentiment and the charitable relief of impaired soldiers. Clarifying the aesthetics of deformity as distinct from discussions of ability, Joshua uncovers a controversy over the use of deformity in picturesque aesthetics, offers accounts of deformity that anticipate recent disability studies theory, and discusses deformity and monstrosity as a blended category in Frankenstein. Setting aside the modern concept of disability, Joshua cogently argues for the historical and critical value of period-specific terms.

Language of Buildings (Hardcover): Matthew Rice Language of Buildings (Hardcover)
Matthew Rice 1
R551 R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A new, larger format edition of Rice's Architectural Primer. This beautifully illustrated book covers the grammar and vocabulary of British buildings, explaining the evolution of styles from Norman castles to Norman Foster. Its aim is to enable the reader to recognise, understand and date any British building. As Matthew Rice says, 'Once you can speak any language, conversation can begin, but without it communications can only be brief and brutish. The same is the case with Architecture: an inability to describe the component parts of a building leaves one tongue-tied and unable to begin to discuss what is or is not exciting, dull or peculiar about it.' With this book in your hand, buildings will break down beguilingly into their component parts, ready for inspection and discussion. There will be no more references to 'that curly bit on top of the thing with the square protrusions'. Fluent in the world of volutes, hood moulds, lobed architraves and bucrania, you will be able to leave a cathedral or country house with as much to talk about as a film or play. Complete with over 400 exquisite watercolour illustrations and hand-drawn annotations, this is a joyous celebration of British buildings and will allow you to observe and describe the world around you afresh.

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Paperback): Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Kazin Uncle Tom's Cabin (Paperback)
Harriet Beecher Stowe, Alfred Kazin
R158 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R19 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Uncle Tom, Topsy, Sambo, Simon Legree, little Eva: their names are American bywords, and all of them are characters in Harriet Beecher Stowe's remarkable novel of the pre-Civil War South. Uncle Tom's Cabin was revolutionary in 1852 for its passionate indictment of slavery and for its presentation of Tom, "a man of humanity," as the first black hero in American fiction. Labeled racist and condescending by some contemporary critics, it remains a shocking, controversial, and powerful work -- exposing the attitudes of white nineteenth-century society toward "the peculiar institution" and documenting, in heartrending detail, the tragic breakup of black Kentucky families "sold down the river." An immediate international sensation, Uncle Tom's Cabin sold 300,000 copies in the first year, was translated into thirty-seven languages, and has never gone out of print: its political impact was immense, its emotional influence immeasurable.

Roy Campbell Selected Poems (Paperback): J. Pearce Roy Campbell Selected Poems (Paperback)
J. Pearce
R125 R100 Discovery Miles 1 000 Save R25 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Loved by many, loathed by many others, Roy Campbell was possibly the most controversial English-speaking poet of the 20th century.
Following his conversion to Catholicism, Campbell wrote some of the finest spiritual verse of his generation.
Considered by many of his peers, most notably by T.S. Eliot and Edith Sitwell, as one of the greatest of the modern poets.

Comedy and Crisis - Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720 (Hardcover): Joyce Goggin, Frans De Bruyn Comedy and Crisis - Pieter Langendijk, the Dutch, and the Speculative Bubbles of 1720 (Hardcover)
Joyce Goggin, Frans De Bruyn
R2,936 Discovery Miles 29 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Comedy and Crisis contains the first ever scholarly English translation of Pieter Langendijk's Quincampoix, or the Wind Traders [Quincampoix of de Windhandelaars], and Harlequin Stock-Jobber [Arlequin Actionist]. The first play is a full-length satirical comedy, and the second is a short, comic harlequinade; both were written in Dutch in response to the speculative financial crisis or bubble of 1720 and were performed in Amsterdam in the fall of 1720, as the bubble in the Netherlands was bursting. Comedy and Crisis also contains our translation of the extensive apparatus prepared by C.H.P. Meijer (Introduction and notes) for his 1892 edition of these plays. The current editors have updated the footnotes and added six new critical essays by contemporary literary and historical scholars that contextualize the two plays historically and culturally. The book includes an extensive bibliography and index. The materials assembled in Comedy and Crisis are a rich resource for cultural, historical, and literary students of the history of finance and of eighteenth-century studies.

The Flame Within (Paperback): Liz Harris The Flame Within (Paperback)
Liz Harris
R295 Discovery Miles 2 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Enemies Within Us - a Memoir (Paperback): Sharon A. Crawford The Enemies Within Us - a Memoir (Paperback)
Sharon A. Crawford
R433 R359 Discovery Miles 3 590 Save R74 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Les Mis Erables (Paperback, 1st Ballantine books trade ed): Victor Hugo, Charles E. Wilbour, James K. Robinson Les Mis Erables (Paperback, 1st Ballantine books trade ed)
Victor Hugo, Charles E. Wilbour, James K. Robinson
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Sensational, dramatic, packed with rich excitement and filled with the sweep and violence of human passions, LES MISERABLES is not only superb adventure but a powerful social document. The story of how the convict Jean-Valjean struggled to escape his past and reaffirm his humanity, in a world brutalized by poverty and ignorance, became the gospel of the poor and the oppressed.

"From the Paperback edition.

Shakespeare and Gender - Sex and Sexuality in Shakespeare's Drama (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Kate Aughterson, Ailsa... Shakespeare and Gender - Sex and Sexuality in Shakespeare's Drama (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Kate Aughterson, Ailsa Grant Ferguson
R2,166 Discovery Miles 21 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Shakespeare and Gender guides students, educators, practitioners and researchers through the complexities of the representation of gender and sexuality in Shakespeare's work. Informed by contemporary and early modern debates and insights into gender and sexuality, including intersectionality, feminist geography, queer and performance studies and fourth-wave feminism, this book provides a lucid and lively discussion of how gender and sexual identity are debated, contested and displayed in Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Using close textual analysis hand-in- hand with diverse contextual materials, the book offers an accessible and intelligent introduction to how gender debates are integral to the plays and poems, and why we continue to read and perform them with this in mind. Topics and themes discussed include gendering madness, paternity and the patriarchy, sexuality, anxious masculinity, maternal bodies, gender transgression, and kingship and the male body politic.

Frankenstein (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Mary Shelley, Johanna M. Smith Frankenstein (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Mary Shelley, Johanna M. Smith
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Souls of Black Folk (Paperback, Bantam Classic Ed): W. E. B Du Bois The Souls of Black Folk (Paperback, Bantam Classic Ed)
W. E. B Du Bois
R133 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R21 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line."  Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls Of Black Folk, one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature.  In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903, Du Bois dares as no one has before to describe the magnitude of American racism and demand an end to it.  He draws on his own life for illustration, from his early experiences teaching in the hills of Tennessee to the death of his infant son and his historic break with the conciliatory position of Booker T. Washington.



Far ahead of its time, The Souls Of Black Folk both anticipated and inspired much of the black conciousness and activism of the 1960's and is a classic in the literature of civil rights.  The elegance of DuBois's prose and the passion of his message are as crucial today as they were upon the book's first publication.

Fame - Conan O'Brien (Paperback): Patrick McCormack, C.W. Cooke Fame - Conan O'Brien (Paperback)
Patrick McCormack, C.W. Cooke; Contributions by Erick a Marquez
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Fleetwood: the New Man of Feeling (Paperback): Arnold A. Markley, Gary Handwerk Fleetwood: the New Man of Feeling (Paperback)
Arnold A. Markley, Gary Handwerk
R720 Discovery Miles 7 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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