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Ghost, Android, Animal

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ISBN 10 : 9781000760569
Pages : 218 pages
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Download Ghost, Android, Animal PDF Format Full Free by Tony M. Vinci and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghost, Android, Animal challenges the notion that trauma literature functions as a healing agent for victims of severe pain and loss by bringing trauma studies into the orbit of posthumanist thought. Investigating how literary representations of ghosts, androids, and animals engage traumatic experience, this book revisits canonical texts by William Faulkner and Toni Morrison and aligns them with experimental and popular texts by Shirley Jackson, Philip K. Dick, and Clive Barker. In establishing this textual field, the book reveals how depictions of non-human agents invite readers to cross subjective and cultural thresholds and interact with the "impossible" pain of others. Ultimately, this study asks us to consider new practices for reading trauma literature that enlarges our conceptions of the human and the real.

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Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781000760125
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture PDF Format Full Free by Brenda Ayres and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-20 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children how to be behave. If you are a postmodern posthumanist, you might argue, "But the animals in literature did not write their own accounts." Animal characters may be the creations of writers’ imagination, but animals did and do exist in their own right, as did and do humans. The original essays in Animals and Their Children in Victorian explore the representation of animals in children’s literature by resisting an anthropomorphized perception of them. Instead of focusing on the domestication of animals, this book analyzes how animals in literature "civilize" children, teaching them how to get along with fellow creatures—both human and nonhuman.

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Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 45/1

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Publisher : Wallstein Verlag
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ISBN 10 : 9783835345942
Pages : 160 pages
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Download Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert 45/1 PDF Format Full Free by Stefanie Stockhorst and published by Wallstein Verlag. This book was released on 2021-05-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Das achtzehnte Jahrhundert" wurde 1977 als Mitteilungsblatt der "Deutschen Gesellschaft für die Erforschung des achtzehnten Jahrhunderts" gegründet und erscheint seit 1987 als wissenschaftliche Zeitschrift. Die Zeitschrift erscheint halbjährlich und ist im Aufsatzteil im Wechsel aktuellen Themen gewidmet oder frei konzipiert. Im Rezensionsteil legt sie Wert auf aktuelle Besprechungen zu einem weit gefächerten Spektrum von thematisch repräsentativen und methodologisch aufschlussreichen Fachpublikationen. Entsprechend der interdisziplinären Ausrichtung der DGEJ enthält sie Beiträge aus allen Fachrichtungen.

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The Green Ghost

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ISBN 10 : 9780809334865
Pages : 200 pages
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Download The Green Ghost PDF Format Full Free by Chad Weidner and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 2016-03-16 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "So many biographical works exist on the Beat Generation, which are of course important, but scholars tend to neglect the most fascinating aspects of their literary texts. "The Green Ghost" seeks to steer the study of Burroughs and the beats into a new direction entirely by viewing their work through the cultural prism of green cultural studies"--

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Posthuman Folklore

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ISBN 10 : 9781496825124
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Posthuman Folklore PDF Format Full Free by Tok Thompson and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can a monkey own a selfie? Can a chimp use habeas corpus to sue for freedom? Can androids be citizens? Increasingly, such difficult questions have moved from the realm of science fiction into the realm of everyday life, and scholars and laypeople alike are struggling to find ways to grasp new notions of personhood. Posthuman Folklore is the first work of its kind: both an overview of posthumanism as it applies to folklore studies and an investigation of “vernacular posthumanisms”—the ways in which people are increasingly performing the posthuman. Posthumanism calls for a close investigation of what is meant by the term “human” and a rethinking of this, our most basic ontological category. What, exactly, is human? What, exactly, am I? There are two main threads of posthumanism: the first dealing with the increasingly slippery slope between “human” and “animal,” and the second dealing with artificial intelligences and the growing cyborg quality of human culture. This work deals with both these threads, seeking to understand the cultural roles of this shifting notion of “human” by centering its investigation into the performances of everyday life. From funerals for AIBOs, to furries, to ghost stories told by Alexa, people are increasingly engaging with the posthuman in myriad everyday practices, setting the stage for a wholesale rethinking of our humanity. In Posthuman Folklore, author Tok Thompson traces both the philosophies behind these shifts, and the ways in which people increasingly are enacting such ideas to better understand the posthuman experience of contemporary life.

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Amber Dragon

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ISBN 10 : 9781782223764
Pages : 124 pages
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Download Amber Dragon PDF Format Full Free by Adam Boustead and published by Paragon Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-03 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Amber Dragon is the second book of The Dragon Chronicles, with poems and fantastical tales, which both disturb and intrigue.

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Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative

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ISBN 10 : 9781000374018
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative PDF Format Full Free by Sonia Baelo-Allué and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-05-05 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transhumanism and Posthumanism in Twenty-First Century Narrative brings together fifteen scholars from five different countries to explore the different ways in which the posthuman has been addressed in contemporary culture and more specifically in key narratives, written in the second decade of the 21st century, by Dave Eggers, William Gibson, John Shirley, Tom McCarthy, Jeff Vandermeer, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, Cixin Liu and Helen Marshall. Some of these works engage in the premises and perils of transhumanism, while others explore the qualities of the (post)human in a variety of dystopian futures marked by the planetary influence of human action. From a critical posthumanist perspective that questions anthropocentrism, human exceptionalism and the centrality of the ‘human’ subject in the era of the Anthropocene, the scholars in this collection analyse the aesthetic choices these authors make to depict the posthuman and its aftereffects.

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You Animal Machine

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Publisher : Coffee House Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781566893640
Pages : 126 pages
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Download You Animal Machine PDF Format Full Free by Eleni Sikelianos and published by Coffee House Press. This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “This experimental memoir” tells the story of a woman “whose experiences as an American immigrant . . . encompass issues of identity and belonging” (Chicago Tribune). This is the tale of Melena, five times married, mother of three, burlesque dancer, and “the toughest, hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails.” Located in history and memory, her life cracks open questions of identity at the heart of an American immigrant woman’s experience and becomes an argument that no existence is ever truly marginal. “Melena strikes a playful and sharp figure in her leopard print costume. Sikelianos never lets go of the fantasy of the image, but she also explores her grandmother’s underlying grit. Fans of her previous work will be sure to enjoy Sikelianos’s atypical memoir.” —Publishers Weekly “A wonderfully strange and inventive book by a professor and poet who combines various forms into an unclassifiable whole . . . The writing pulsates with such life force, reckless and a little giddy, as the author surveys her family’s female history, the immigration of Greeks to America . . . This is writing and reading as adventure, where every page can bring a different sort of revelation.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Sikelianos’ portrait includes poems, unusual typography, & photographs that would not look out of place in a W.G. Sebald novel.” —Booklist

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Binding the Ghost

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ISBN 10 : 9781506478784
Pages : 250 pages
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Download Binding the Ghost PDF Format Full Free by Ed Simon and published by Fortress Press. This book was released on 2022-04-19 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Binding the Ghost is both manifesto and example of a new variety of reading that centers a theological perspective in considering what literature actually does. Neither dogmatic nor apologetic, sectarian or denominational, this mode of reading acknowledges the inherently charged strangeness of writing and fiction, whereby authors have the ability to seemingly create entire universes from words alone. Ed Simon considers the theological depth, resonance, and mystery of the acts of reading and writing. His lyrical, incisive essays cover subjects such as the incarnational poetics of reading a physical book as opposed to reading online, the historical relationship between monotheism and the development of the alphabet, how the novel and Protestantism developed interiority within people, the occult significance of punctuation, and the functional similarities between poetry and prayer. Binding the Ghost presents a humane sacralization of reading and writing that takes into account the wonder, enchantment, and mystery of the very idea of poetry and fiction.

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Digimon Cards!

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Publisher : Sandwich Islands Pub
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ISBN 10 : 1884364527
Pages : 143 pages
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Download Digimon Cards! PDF Format Full Free by J. Douglas Arnold and published by Sandwich Islands Pub. This book was released on 2000-06 with total page 143 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This strategy and collector's guide has a Digimon evolution chart, Digi-battle statistics, playing strategies, and lists toys and cards from both the United States and Japan.

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The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy

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ISBN 10 : 9780786455980
Pages : 268 pages
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Download The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy PDF Format Full Free by Bruce Shaw and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-04-23 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though animal stories and fables stretch back into the antiquity of ancient India, Persia, Greece and Rome, the reasons for writing them and their resonance for readers (and listeners) remain consistent to the present. This work argues that they were essential sources of amusement and instruction—and were also often profoundly unsettling. Such authors in the realm of the animal fable as Tolkien, Freud, Voltaire, Bakhtin, Cordwainer Smith, Karel Čapek, Vladimir Propp, and many more are discussed.

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Ghost, Animal, Android

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ISBN 10 : OCLC:910249627
Pages : 572 pages
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Download Ghost, Animal, Android PDF Format Full Free by Tony M. Vinci and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dissertation argues that the literary topoi of the ghost, animal, and android function as ethical categories offering access to traces of trauma that operate beyond the boundaries of the human. The study revises the traditional argument that the literatures of trauma work to heal the victims of personal and cultural catastrophes by emphasizing work by William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, William Heyen, and Philip K. Dick that resists an oversimplified notion of healing and instead experiments with nonhuman models of subjectivity as means through which to manage open wounds. Able to register traumatic events at the very edge of understanding, canonical and popular depictions of the ghost, animal, and android disturb readers into an ethics of radical vulnerability, encouraging them to cross subjective and cultural thresholds and become vulnerable to the present but elusive pain of others.

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Animal Narratology

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Publisher : MDPI
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ISBN 10 : 9783039283484
Pages : 454 pages
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Download Animal Narratology PDF Format Full Free by Joela Jacobs and published by MDPI. This book was released on 2020-12-15 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Animal Narratology interrogates what it means to narrate, to speak—speak for, on behalf of—and to voice, or represent life beyond the human, which is in itself as different as insects, bears, and dogs are from each other, and yet more, as individual as a single mouse, horse, or puma. The varied contributions to this interdisciplinary Special Issue highlight assumptions about the human perception of, attitude toward, and responsibility for the animals that are read and written about, thus demonstrating that just as “the animal” does not exist, neither does “the human”. In their zoopoetic focus, the analyses are aware that animal narratology ultimately always contains an approximation of an animal perspective in human terms and terminology, yet they make clear that what matters is how the animal is approximated and that there is an effort to approach and encounter the non-human in the first place. Many of the analyses come to the conclusion that literary animals give readers the opportunity to expand their own points of view both on themselves and others by adopting another’s perspective to the degree that such an endeavor is possible. Ultimately, the contributions call for a recognition of the many spaces, moments, and modes in which human lives are entangled with those of animals—one of which is located within the creative bounds of storytelling.

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The Presidents We Imagine

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ISBN 10 : 9780299231835
Pages : 391 pages
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Download The Presidents We Imagine PDF Format Full Free by Jeff Smith and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 2009-03-19 with total page 391 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In such popular television series as The West Wing and 24, in thrillers like Tom Clancy’s novels, and in recent films, plays, graphic novels, and internet cartoons, America has been led by an amazing variety of chief executives. Some of these are real presidents who have been fictionally reimagined. Others are “might-have-beens” like Philip Roth’s President Charles Lindbergh. Many more have never existed except in some storyteller’s mind. In The Presidents We Imagine, Jeff Smith examines the presidency’s ever-changing place in the American imagination. Ranging across different media and analyzing works of many kinds, some familiar and some never before studied, he explores the evolution of presidential fictions, their central themes, the impact on them of new and emerging media, and their largely unexamined role in the nation’s real politics. Smith traces fictions of the presidency from the plays and polemics of the eighteenth century—when the new office was born in what Alexander Hamilton called “the regions of fiction”—to the digital products of the twenty-first century, with their seemingly limitless user-defined ways of imagining the world’s most important political figure. Students of American culture and politics, as well as readers interested in political fiction and film, will find here a colorful, indispensable guide to the many surprising ways Americans have been “representing” presidents even as those presidents have represented them. “Especially timely in an era when media image-mongering increasingly shapes presidential politics.”—Paul S. Boyer, series editor “Smith's understanding of the sociopolitical realities of US history is impressive; likewise his interpretations of works of literature and popular culture. . . .In addition to presenting thoughtful analysis, the book is also fun. Readers will enjoy encounters with, for example, The Beggar's Opera, Duck Soup, Edward Bellamy's Looking Backward, Philip Roth's Plot against America, the comedic campaigns of W. C. Fields for President and Pogo for President, and presidential fictions that continue up to the last President Bush. . . . His writing is fluid and conversational, but every page reveals deep understanding and focus. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readers.”—CHOICE

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Religious Narratives in Contemporary Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9789004453821
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Religious Narratives in Contemporary Culture PDF Format Full Free by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-04-26 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Religious Narratives in Contemporary Culture: Between Cultural Memory and Transmediality analyzes the presence and function of traces of religious narratives in contemporary western culture, from the perspective of cultural memory studies and the transmedial study of narrative and art.

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Robots That Kill

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ISBN 10 : 9781476668130
Pages : 247 pages
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Download Robots That Kill PDF Format Full Free by Judith A. Markowitz and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-04-08 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book describes real-world killer robots using a blend of perspectives. Overviews of technologies, such as autonomy and artificial intelligence, demonstrate how science enables these robots to be effective killers. Incisive analyses of social controversies swirling around the design and use of killer robots reveal that science, alone, will not govern their future. Among those disputes is whether fully-autonomous, robotic weapons should be banned. Examinations of killers from the golem to Frankenstein’s monster reveal that artificially-created beings like them are precursors of real 21st century killer robots. This book laces the death and destruction caused by all these killers with science and humor. The seamless combination of these elements produces a deeper and richer understanding of the robots around us.