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Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature
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Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children's Literature

Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature examines distinguished classics of children’s literature both old and new—including L. Frank Baum’s Oz books, Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series—to explore the queer tensions between innocence and heterosexuality within their pages.
 
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Tags: series, Literature, Innocence, Queerness, Heterosexuality
The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature (New Directions in Aesthetics)
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The Performance of Reading: An Essay in the Philosophy of Literature (New Directions in Aesthetics)

The Performance of Reading argues that there are distinct analogies between "silent" reading and artistic performance, and so fashions the new role of the reader as performer. An original and insightful exploration of the act of reading by the leading scholar in the field. Discusses the history of reading and the transitions from reading aloud to reading silently, and the changing role of literature as communal, active experience to a more private endeavor.
 
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Encyclopedia of Marine Sciences
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Encyclopedia of Marine SciencesEncyclopedia of Marine Sciences

The multidisciplinary nature of marine sciences (Geology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, and Oceanography) is reflected in this references 1,980 up-to-date, alphabetically listed keywords with illustrations. These keywords provide valuable time-saving assistance when studying marine scientific literature. The brief explanation of the concepts, terminology, and methods makes this book more valuable than a pure glossary or dictionary.
 
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Tags: keywords, marine, valuable, literature, explanation, Encyclopedia, Marine
Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion
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Natural Philosophy: Between Science and Religion

This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or the occult.
 
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Tags: developments, Renaissance, scientific, literature, history
Realism/Anti-Realism in 20th-Century Literature
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Realism/Anti-Realism in 20th-Century LiteratureModernist literature and art have been dominated by a disinterest in mere empirical and social reality and a discontent with habitualized perception and the world-view of convention, reason, and pragmatism. This anti-realistic attitude originated in the epistemological scepticism of the early 20th century which was even radicalized by the advent of the »linguistic turn«, constructivism, postmodernism, and poststructuralism. Yet it would be a gross simplification to describe the 20th century flatly and globally as an age of anti-realism.
 
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Tags: Literature, 20th-Century, Anti-Realism, Realism, , century, postmodernism, poststructuralism, would, constructivism
Language in Literature: An Introduction to Stylistics
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Language in Literature: An Introduction to StylisticsAn activity-based introduction to stylistics, this textbook explains some of the topics in literary linguistics and helps students in analysing written texts. How can you tell good writing - the excellent, the brilliant and the ingenious - from bad writing - the weak, the banal and the confusing? By looking at the technique and the craft of writing, Language in Literature examines the ways in which language is organised to create particular meanings or effects.
 
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Literature and Film as Modern Mythology
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Literature and Film as Modern Mythology

“Ferrell's book offers good critical insights into the functions of myth and the aesthetics of film and literature and a thougthful unveiling of myth in film and literature. Excellent bibliography. Should be acquired for all academic Collections.”–Choice.
 
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