Cultural Interfaces in Academic Setting and Beyond
This volume comprises fifteen articles, which share a focus on the issue of culture and culture contact in academia and in academic and professional dialogue. A broad view of culture is adopted as “the distinctive ways of living, thinking and behaving” of any group of people identified with reference to a geographical location, as in, e.g., Finnish culture, a selected prominent feature, as in student culture, or shared interests, values and practices, as in academic culture.
This book offers a reassessment of current approaches to postwar writing in Britain in light of ongoing debates about the legacy of imperialism and decolonization, the cultural implications of globalization, and the strengthening of alternative conceptions of national identity across the UK. Graham MacPhee discusses a wide range of writers from W.H. Auden to Linto Kwsi Johnson and from Sam Selvon to Ian McEwan. He provides case studies of postwar texts, explores critical terms like 'migrancy' and 'hybridity', and ultimately shows how postwar writers infused the experimentalism of prewar modernism with other cultural traditions in order to represent both the pain and the pleasures of multiculturalism.
The collected volume Companion to Comparative Literature, World Literatures, and Comparative Cultural Studies - edited by Steven Tötösy de Zepetnek (Purdue University) and Tutun Mukherjee (University of Hyderabad) - is intended to address the current situation of scholarship in the discipline of comparative literature and the fields of world literature and comparative cultural studies in a global context.
Film Dialogue is the first anthology in film studies devoted to the topic of language in cinema, bringing together leading and emerging scholars to discuss the aesthetic, narrative, and ideological dimensions of film speech that have largely gone unappreciated and unheard. Consisting of thirteen essays divided into three sections: genre, auteur theory, and cultural representation, Film Dialogue revisits and reconfigures several of the most established topics in film studies in an effort to persuade readers that "spectators" are more accurately described as "audiences," that the gaze has its equal in eavesdropping.
Modes of Censorship and Translation articulates a variety of scholarly and disciplinary perspectives and offers the reader access to the widening cultural debate on translation and censorship, including cross-national forms of cultural fertilization. It is a study of censorship and its patterns of operation across a range of disciplinary settings, from media to cultural and literary studies, engaging with often neglected genres and media such as radio, cinema and theatre.
Jeffrey N. Cox reconsiders the history of British Romanticism, seeing the work of Byron, the Shelleys, and Keats responding not only to the 'first generation' Romantics led by Wordsworth, but more directly to the cultural innovations of the Napoleonic War years. Recreating in depth three moments of political crisis and cultural creativity - the Peace of Amiens, the Regency Crisis, and Napoleon's first abdication - Cox shows how 'second generation' Romanticism drew on cultural 'border raids', seeking a global culture at a time of global war.
Cool Kids offers a flexible approach which enables each student to achieve the best that they can. Activities designed for working together, fantastic resources and a strong cultural focus combine to make Cool Kids the ideal choice for today’s classroom.