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Consumption and the Literary Cookbook (Hardcover): Roxanne Harde, Janet Wesselius Consumption and the Literary Cookbook (Hardcover)
Roxanne Harde, Janet Wesselius
R3,059 Discovery Miles 30 590 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Consumption and the Literary Cookbook offers readers the first book-length study of literary cookbooks. Imagining the genre more broadly to include narratives laden with recipes, cookbooks based on cultural productions including films, plays, and television series, and cookbooks that reflected and/or shaped cultural and historical narratives, the contributors draw on the tools of literary and cultural studies to closely read a diverse corpus of cookbooks. By focusing on themes of consumption-gastronomical and rhetorical-the sixteen chapters utilize the recipes and the narratives surrounding them as lenses to study identity, society, history, and culture. The chapters in this book reflect the current popularity of foodie culture as they offer entertaining analyses of cookbooks, the stories they tell, and the stories told about them.

The Embodied Child - Readings in Children's Literature and Culture (Hardcover): Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola The Embodied Child - Readings in Children's Literature and Culture (Hardcover)
Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola
R3,312 Discovery Miles 33 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Embodied Child: Readings in Children's Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children's bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in literature and popular culture. The chapters examine the ideology behind the cultural constructions of the child's body and the impact they have on society, and how the child's body becomes a carrier of cultural ideology within the cultural imagination. They also consider the portrayal of children's bodies in terms of the seeming dichotomies between healthy-vs-unhealthy bodies as well as able-bodied-vs-disabled, and examines flesh-and-blood bodies that engage with literary texts and other media. The contributors bring perspectives from anthropology, communication, education, literary criticism, cultural studies, philosophy, physical education, and religious studies. With wide and astute coverage of disparate literary and cultural texts, and lively scholarly discussions in the introductions to the collection and to each section, this book makes a long-needed contribution to discussions of the body and the child.

The Embodied Child - Readings in Children's Literature and Culture (Paperback): Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola The Embodied Child - Readings in Children's Literature and Culture (Paperback)
Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola
R1,050 Discovery Miles 10 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Embodied Child: Readings in Children's Literature and Culture brings together essays that offer compelling analyses of children's bodies as they read and are read, as they interact with literature and other cultural artifacts, and as they are constructed in literature and popular culture. The chapters examine the ideology behind the cultural constructions of the child's body and the impact they have on society, and how the child's body becomes a carrier of cultural ideology within the cultural imagination. They also consider the portrayal of children's bodies in terms of the seeming dichotomies between healthy-vs-unhealthy bodies as well as able-bodied-vs-disabled, and examines flesh-and-blood bodies that engage with literary texts and other media. The contributors bring perspectives from anthropology, communication, education, literary criticism, cultural studies, philosophy, physical education, and religious studies. With wide and astute coverage of disparate literary and cultural texts, and lively scholarly discussions in the introductions to the collection and to each section, this book makes a long-needed contribution to discussions of the body and the child.

Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King (Hardcover): Debbie Olson Children and Childhood in the Works of Stephen King (Hardcover)
Debbie Olson; Contributions by Shastri Akella, Ingrid E. Castro, Lauren Christie, James Michael Curtis, …
R2,134 Discovery Miles 21 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This unique and timely collection examines childhood and the child character throughout Stephen King's works, from his early novels and short stories, through film adaptations, to his most recent publications. King's use of child characters within the framework of horror (or of horrific childhood) raises questions about adult expectations of children, childhood, the American family, child agency, and the nature of fear and terror for (or by) children. The ways in which King presents, complicates, challenges, or terrorizes children and notions of childhood provide a unique lens through which to examine American culture, including both adult and social anxieties about children and childhood across the decades of King's works.

Reading the Boss - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen (Hardcover, New): Roxanne Harde, Irwin... Reading the Boss - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen (Hardcover, New)
Roxanne Harde, Irwin Streight; Contributions by Teresa Abbruzzese, Stephen Hazan Arnoff, Ann V. Bliss, …
R2,152 Discovery Miles 21 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Reading the Boss: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen, edited by Roxanne Harde and Irwin Streight, draws together close readings of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics by scholars across a range of academic disciplines. The editors first make a compelling comparison between Bruce Springsteen and William Shakespeare, carefully building the argument that both men offer profound insight into the hungry human heart. Springsteen, they argue, uses many Shakespearean themes such as the ties of blood and friendship, commitment to country and community, the monsters of lust and jealousy, vanity and power, and the hopeful pursuit of real love. These themes lift his music beyond stories of characters casing the Promised Land of America to universal matters of the heart's truth wherever it is found. Then, the twelve chapters of Reading the Boss, written by established and emerging scholars, engage readers both critically and enthusiastically with central issues in Bruce Springsteen's writing, as they read his explorations of gender, place, religion, philosophy, and other literary texts, notably the works of Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor. Driven by arguments grounded in a wide variety of theoretical and critical positions, these essays offer a comprehensive and accessible discussion of Springsteen's oeuvre, from Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to Working on a Dream that will appeal to both specialist readers and Springsteen fans alike.

Reading the Boss - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen (Paperback, New): Roxanne Harde, Irwin... Reading the Boss - Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen (Paperback, New)
Roxanne Harde, Irwin Streight; Contributions by Teresa Abbruzzese, Stephen Hazan Arnoff, Ann V. Bliss, …
R920 Discovery Miles 9 200 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Reading the Boss: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Works of Bruce Springsteen, edited by Roxanne Harde and Irwin Streight, draws together close readings of Bruce Springsteen's lyrics by scholars across a range of academic disciplines. The editors first make a compelling comparison between Bruce Springsteen and William Shakespeare, carefully building the argument that both men offer profound insight into the hungry human heart. Springsteen, they argue, uses many Shakespearean themes such as the ties of blood and friendship, commitment to country and community, the monsters of lust and jealousy, vanity and power, and the hopeful pursuit of real love. These themes lift his music beyond stories of characters casing the Promised Land of America to universal matters of the heart's truth wherever it is found. Then, the twelve chapters of Reading the Boss, written by established and emerging scholars, engage readers both critically and enthusiastically with central issues in Bruce Springsteen's writing, as they read his explorations of gender, place, religion, philosophy, and other literary texts, notably the works of Walker Percy and Flannery O'Connor. Driven by arguments grounded in a wide variety of theoretical and critical positions, these essays offer a comprehensive and accessible discussion of Springsteen's oeuvre, from Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. to Working on a Dream that will appeal to both specialist readers and Springsteen fans alike.

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna - A Children's Classic at 100 (Paperback): Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna - A Children's Classic at 100 (Paperback)
Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola
R777 R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Save R45 (6%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Appearing first as a weekly serial in The Christian Herald, Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America's western frontier to live with her wealthy maternal Aunt Polly in the fictional east coast town of Beldingsville went through forty-seven printings in seven years and remains in print today in its original version, as well as in various translations and adaptations. The story's enduring appeal lies in Pollyanna's sunny personality and in her glad game, her playful attempt to accentuate the positive in every situation. In celebration of its centenary, this collection of thirteen original essays examines a wide variety of the novel's themes and concerns, as well as adaptations in film, manga, and translation. In this edited collection on Pollyanna, internationally respected and emerging scholars of children's literature consider Porter's work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors focus primarily on the novel itself but also examine Porter's sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, and the various film versions and translations of the novel. With backgrounds in children's literature, cultural and film studies, philosophy, and religious studies, these scholars extend critical thinking about Porter's work beyond the thematic readings that have dominated previous scholarship. In doing so, the authors approach the novel from theoretical perspectives that examine what happens when Pollyanna engages with the world around her-her community and the natural environment-exposing the implicit philosophical, religious, and nationalist ideologies of the era in which Pollyanna was written. The final section is devoted to studies of adaptations of Porter's protagonist.

Women Constructing Men - Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750 - 2000 (Hardcover): Sarah S. G. Frantz, Katharina... Women Constructing Men - Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750 - 2000 (Hardcover)
Sarah S. G. Frantz, Katharina Rennhak; Contributions by Sarah Ailwood, Katherine Bode, Frederick Burwick, …
R2,038 Discovery Miles 20 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters heroes and villains as in envisioning their female protagonists, but this fact has received very little scholarly attention to date. In Women Constructing Men, scholars from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and the United States begin to sketch the outline of a new literary history of women writing men in the English-speaking world from the eighteenth century until today. By rediscovering forgotten texts, rereading novels by high canonical female authors, refocusing the interest in well-known novels, and analyzing contemporary narrative constructions of masculinity, the contributing scholars demonstrate that female authors create male characters every bit as complex as their male counterparts. Using a variety of theoretical models and coming to an equal variety of conclusions, the essays collected in Women Constructing Men skilfully demonstrate that the topic of female-authored masculinities not only allows scholars to re-read and re-discover almost every novel ever written by a woman writer, but also triggers reflections on a host of theoretical questions of gender and genre. In re-examining these male characters across literary history, these articles extend the feminist question of "Who has the authority to create a female character?" to "Who has the authority to create any character?.""

Women Constructing Men - Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750 - 2000 (Paperback): Sarah S. G. Frantz, Katharina... Women Constructing Men - Female Novelists and Their Male Characters, 1750 - 2000 (Paperback)
Sarah S. G. Frantz, Katharina Rennhak; Contributions by Sarah Ailwood, Katherine Bode, Frederick Burwick, …
R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Female novelists have always invested as much narrative energy in constructing their male characters-heroes and villains-as in envisioning their female protagonists, but this fact has received very little scholarly attention to date. In Women Constructing Men, scholars from Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and the United States begin to sketch the outline of a new literary history of women writing men in the English-speaking world from the eighteenth century until today. By rediscovering forgotten texts, rereading novels by high canonical female authors, refocusing the interest in well-known novels, and analyzing contemporary narrative constructions of masculinity, the contributing scholars demonstrate that female authors create male characters every bit as complex as their male counterparts. Using a variety of theoretical models and coming to an equal variety of conclusions, the essays collected in Women Constructing Men skilfully demonstrate that the topic of female-authored masculinities not only allows scholars to re-read and re-discover almost every novel ever written by a woman writer, but also triggers reflections on a host of theoretical questions of gender and genre. In re-examining these male characters across literary history, these articles extend the feminist question of "Who has the authority to create a female character?" to "Who has the authority to create any character?".

Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Paperback): Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Paperback)
Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde; Contributions by Pete Falconer, Howard Steve Goodson, Taylor Hagood, …
R918 Discovery Miles 9 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America's most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation's religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" to Waylon Jennings's "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line." Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what "country" means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers's redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle's reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists' accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what "country" means in country music.

Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna - A Children's Classic at 100 (Hardcover): Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola Eleanor H. Porter's Pollyanna - A Children's Classic at 100 (Hardcover)
Roxanne Harde, Lydia Kokkola
R1,631 R1,504 Discovery Miles 15 040 Save R127 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Appearing first as a weekly serial in "The Christian Herald," Eleanor H. Porter's "Pollyanna" was first published in book form in 1913. This popular story of an impoverished orphan girl who travels from America's western frontier to live with her wealthy maternal Aunt Polly in the fictional east coast town of Beldingsville went through forty-seven printings in seven years and remains in print today in its original version, as well as in various translations and adaptations. The story's enduring appeal lies in Pollyanna's sunny personality and in her glad game, her playful attempt to accentuate the positive in every situation. In celebration of its centenary, this collection of thirteen original essays examines a wide variety of the novel's themes and concerns, as well as adaptations in film, manga, and translation.

In this edited collection on "Pollyanna," internationally respected and emerging scholars of children's literature consider Porter's work from modern critical perspectives. Contributors focus primarily on the novel itself but also examine Porter's sequel, "Pollyanna Grows Up," and the various film versions and translations of the novel. With backgrounds in children's literature, cultural and film studies, philosophy, and religious studies, these scholars extend critical thinking about Porter's work beyond the thematic readings that have dominated previous scholarship. In doing so, the authors approach the novel from theoretical perspectives that examine what happens when Pollyanna engages with the world around her--her community and the natural environment--exposing the implicit philosophical, religious, and nationalist ideologies of the era in which "Pollyanna" was written. The final section is devoted to studies of adaptations of Porter's protagonist.

Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Hardcover): Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde Walking the Line - Country Music Lyricists and American Culture (Hardcover)
Thomas Alan Holmes, Roxanne Harde; Contributions by Pete Falconer, Howard Steve Goodson, Taylor Hagood, …
R2,537 Discovery Miles 25 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An insightful and wide-ranging look at one of America's most popular genres of music, Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture examines how country songwriters engage with their nation's religion, literature, and politics. Country fans have long encountered the concept of walking the line, from Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" to Waylon Jennings's "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line." Walking the line requires following strict codes, respecting territories, and, sometimes, recognizing that only the slightest boundary separates conflicting allegiances. However, even as the term acknowledges control, it suggests rebellion, the consideration of what lies on the other side of the line, and perhaps the desire to violate that code. For lyricists, the line presents a moment of expression, an opportunity to relate an idea, image, or emotion. These lines represent boundaries of their kind as well, but as the chapters in this volume indicate, some of the more successful country lyricists have tested and expanded the boundaries as they have challenged musical, social, and political conventions, often reevaluating what "country" means in country music. From Jimmie Rodgers's redefinitions of democracy, to revisions of Southern Christianity by Hank Williams and Willie Nelson, to feminist retellings by Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton to masculine reconstructions by Merle Haggard and Cindy Walker, to Steve Earle's reworking of American ideologies, this collection examines how country lyricists walk the line. In weighing the influence of the lyricists' accomplishments, the contributing authors walk the line in turn, exploring iconic country lyrics that have tested and expanded boundaries, challenged musical, social, and political conventions, and reevaluated what "country" means in country music.

Narratives of Community - Womens Short Story Sequences (Hardcover, Unabridged edition): Roxanne Harde Narratives of Community - Womens Short Story Sequences (Hardcover, Unabridged edition)
Roxanne Harde
R1,816 Discovery Miles 18 160 Out of stock

Narratives of Community draws together essays that examine short story sequences by women through the lenses of Sandra Zagarell's theoreticalessay, "Narrative of Community." Reading texts from countries around the world, the collection's twenty-two contributors expand scholarship on the genre as they employ diverse theoretical models to consider how female identity is negotiated in community or the roles of women in domestic, social and literary community. Grouped into four sections based on these examinations, the essays demonstrate how Zagarell's theory can provide a point of reference for multiple approaches to women's writing as they read the semiotic systems of community. While "narrative of community" provides an organizing principle behind this collection, these essays offer critical approaches grounded in a wide variety of disciplines. Zagarell contributes the collection's concluding essay, in which she provides a series of reflections on literary and cultural representations of community, on generic categorizations of community, and on regionalism and narrativeof community as she returns to theoretical ground she first broke almost twenty years ago. Overall, these essays bring their contributors andreaders into a community engaged with a narrative genre that inspires and affords a rich and growing tradition of scholarship. With Narratives of Community, editor Roxanne Harde offers a wealth of critical essays on a wide variety of women's linked series of short stories, essays that can be seen overall to explore the genre as a kind of meeting house of fictional form and meaning for an inclusive sororal community. The book itself joins a growing critical community of monographs and essay collections that have been critically documenting the rise of the modern genre of the story cycle to a place second only to the novel. But more than simply joining this critical venture, Narratives of Community makes a major contribution to studies in the short story, feminist theory, women's studies, and genre theory. Its introduction and essays should prove of enduring interest to scholars and critics in these fields, as well as continue highly useful in the undergraduate and graduate classrooms.- Gerald Lynch, Professor of English, University of OttawaThe introduction, by Prof. Harde, and the 20 essays in the book dialogue with Sandra Zagarell's proposed paradigm "narratives of community", which other scholars have called "short story cycles" or "story sequences". Zagarell's proposal organically blends a generic model with a thematic concern to explain how women writing community often turn to a particular narrative style that itself supports the literary creation of that community. Harde and the volume contributors appropriate this brilliant and engaging proposal in the context of other crucial discussions of the genre-notably Forest Ingram's germinal study, J. Gerald Kennedy's work, and those by Robert Luscher, Maggie Dunn and Anne Morris, James Nagel, Gerald Lynch and (I'm honored to note), my own study on Asian American short story cycles-to expand the range of the critical discussion on the form. The quality and diversity of the essays remind us that there is still much work that can be done in the area of genre studies.The volume emphasizes an important caveat to one vital misconception: that although writers like James Joyce or Sherwood Anderson are thought to be the precursors or, even, "inventors" of the form, women's sequences, by Sara Orne Jewett and Elizabeth Gaskell, among others, actually predate the work of the male writers. This fact suggests that the development of the form as a genre that attends to specific perspectives or creative formulations of and by women needs to be considered in depth. The temporal scope of the volume is therefore a vital contribution to scholarship on the form, as is the diversity of the writers analyzed. Indeed, the examination of narratives by writers from different countries and that focus on characters from different time periods, racial, religious, or ethnic communities, and social class impels a multilayered reading of the texts that inevitably promotes a nuanced understanding of the project of each of the writers, a project that connects issues of individuality and community in varied and often surprising ways. The essays thus critically explore the notion of community in its myriad associations with the individual and as a crucial site not only for women's action upon the world but also for her creative endeavors.The essays in the volume revisit familiar texts-Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, Cisneros's The House on Mango Street, Kingston's The Woman Warrior, Welty's The Golden Apples, Munro's The Lives of Girls and Women, among others-but offer new perspectives on the way form interacts with issues of women's communities and women creating community in these works. Significantly, it also offers readings on texts that have not been analyzed in detail from this perspective-Gaskell's Cranford or Woolf's A Haunted House, for example-thus contributing to a continuing conversation about the ways women write. The juxtaposition of the familiar and the new expand the paradigms of current criticism not only on the story cycle but also on women's writing in general. -Rocio Davis, Professor of Literature, University of Navarre"Roxanne Harde's forthcoming volume, Narratives of Community: Women's Short Story Sequences, provides an abundant collection of varied responses to Sandra Zagarell's longstanding call for further in-depth exploration of the genre that Zagarell christened "the narrative of community" in her 1988 essay linking non-novelistic narrative form with representations of female experience. As Harde observes, such narratives of community overlap significantly with the growing canon of unified but discontinuous collections of autonomous stories that critics have variously labeled as the short story cycle/ sequence/ composite . .. The essays in her collection examine a rich variety of such works by women, extending the scholarship in this area. . . Harde's ample collection of essays presents a concerted and diverse exploration of the implications of the short story sequence form as a representation of women's lives as part of and in conflict with membership in a community.. . . Overall, Harde's volume is a welcome addition to current scholarship on the short story sequence, bringing in a variety of new voices and perspectives to the community of scholars who have engaged in the exploration of this paradoxical, evolving, and increasingly popular genre."- Dr. Luscher

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