Perspectives on Gulliver’s Travels

Author: K. M. Jan,Shabnam Firdaus

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903450

Category: Political satire, English

Page: 144

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Perspectives On Gulliver S Travels Is Meant To Be A Useful Guide For Students As Well As Teachers. It Embraces The Entire Spectrum Of The Various Aspects Of Jonathan Swift S Gulliver S Travels. It Deals With The Life And Works Of The Author, The Philosophical Background, Satire, Irony, Misanthropy, Misogyny, Structure, Prose Style As Well As The Chapter-Wise Summary Of The Book With Comments.

Jonathan Swift and Philosophy

Author: Janelle Pötzsch

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498521541

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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This book explores the rich philosophical content of the writings of Jonathan Swift. It discusses these philosophical topics against their ideengeschichtliche background and demonstrates that Swift’s work offers starting points for philosophical reflection that are still topical today.

Studies in ELT, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics

Author: Mohit Kumar Ray

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903504

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 251

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The Importance Of English Both As A Link Language, A Means Of Communication And As A Medium Of Instruction Has Been Steadily Growing Since Independence, So That The Total Number Of Learners Of English In India Today Would Easily Exceed The Total Populations Of Many Countries Of Europe. Moreover, We Have Now More Speakers Of English In India Than In Britain.Learning A Language Is Different From Learning About A Language, But To Acquire Proficiency In A Language At All The Levels Of Listening, Speaking, Reading And Writing, And An Ability To Express Both Functional And Conceptual Meaning It Is Not Enough To Know The Language. However, Since Natural Language Use Is Richly Variegated It Is Only When A Good Command Of The Language Has Been Acquired That The Learner Can Proceed To Develop His Personal Linguistic Repertoire Through A Knowledge Of How A Language Works. A Student Of Literature Must Also Know How To Apply The Insights Of Linguistics To The Appreciation Of Literature.Thirty Essays That Constitute This Volume Explore In-Depth Various Aspects Of The English Language, English Language Teaching, Functional, Notional And Communicative Approaches To Material Production And Syllabus Design, Different Kinds Of English, Different Uses Of English In Literary Works, Application Of Linguistic Theories To The Study Of Literature, Translation And Semantics.Teachers And Students Who Are Engaged In Teaching/Learning The English Language, Elt, Linguistics And Applied Linguistics Will Find The Book Extremely Valuable And Anybody Interested In These Area Will Also Find The Book Quite Interesting.

New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy

Author: Robert Fredona,Sophus A. Reinert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331958247X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 413

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This volume offers a snapshot of the resurgent historiography of political economy in the wake of the ongoing global financial crisis, and suggests fruitful new agendas for research on the political-economic nexus as it has developed in the Western world since the end of the Middle Ages. New Perspectives on the History of Political Economy brings together a select group of young and established scholars from a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds—history, economics, law, and political science—in an effort to begin a re-conceptualization of the origins and history of political economy through a variety of still largely distinct but complementary historical approaches—legal and intellectual, literary and philosophical, political and economic—and from a variety of related perspectives: debt and state finance, tariffs and tax policy, the encouragement and discouragement of trade, merchant communities and companies, smuggling and illicit trades, mercantile and colonial systems, economic cultures, and the history of economic doctrines more narrowly construed. The first decade of the twenty-first century, bookended by 9/11 and a global financial crisis, witnessed the clamorous and urgent return of both 'the political' and 'the economic' to historiographical debates. It is becoming more important than ever to rethink the historical role of politics (and, indeed, of government) in business, economic production, distribution, and exchange. The artefacts of pre-modern and modern political economy, from the fourteenth through the twentieth centuries, remain monuments of perennial importance for understanding how human beings grappled with and overcame material hardship, organized their political and economic communities, won great wealth and lost it, conquered and were conquered. The present volume, assembling some of the brightest lights in the field, eloquently testifies to the rich and powerful lessons to be had from such a historical understanding of political economy and of power in an economic age.

Changing Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts, 1650-1820

Author: Murray Roston

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400860911

Category: Art

Page: 472

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Continuing with the theme of his work Renaissance Perspectives in Literature and the Visual Arts, Murray Roston applies to a later period the same critical principle: that for each generation there exists a central complex of inherited ideas and urgent contemporary concerns to which each creative artist and writer responds in his or her own way. Roston demonstrates that what emerges is not a fixed or monolithic pattern for each generation but a dynamic series of responses to shared challenges. The book relates leading English writers and literary modes to contemporary developments in architecture, painting, and sculpture. "A sumptuous book. . . . Clearly and gracefully written and cogently argued, Roston's admirable achievement is of paramount significance to literary studies, to cultural and art history, and to aesthetics. . . . Outstanding."--Choice Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Indian English Literature

Author: Basavaraj S. Naikar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126903795

Category: Indic literature (English)

Page: 224

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Contributed articles; covers the period 20th century.

A Guide to English Literature

Author: Kaleem M. Jan,Shabnam Firdaus

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126902293

Category: English literature

Page: 240

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A Guide To English Literature Embraces A Wide Spectrum Of Literary Works In The Field Of The English Novel, Drama And Poetry. It Is Meant To Enhance The Enjoyment And Understanding Of English Literature Through The Critical Discussion Of Particular Works Of A Large Number Of Writers Including Shakespeare, Marlowe, Metaphysicals, Milton, Dryden, Pope, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats, Emily Bronte, Hardy, Eliot, Virginia Woolf, E.M. Forster, Hemingway And Mulk Raj Anand.

The Kingdom of Science

Author: Paul A. Olson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803235687

Category: Education

Page: 375

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The Kingdom of Science examines Baconian utopias as blueprints for a scientific sociologyøof knowledge that founded a new social and economic world in the seventeenth century. Looking backward, Paul A. Olson begins with More's Utopia and Shakespeare's The Tempest, static state utopias designed to woo us toward a moral as opposed to a scientific reform. To these, Olson then contrasts the primary subjects of his study?Bacon's New Atlantis, the Commonwealth educational utopias, and the utopianism of Adam Smith and his Utilitarian followers. These later utopias increasingly point to an ideal world to be dominated by a science linked to technology, compelled education, and competitive capitalism. They posit as their end the conquest of nature and use as their means the routinizing of research and education. Their visions, Olson argues, lie at the center of the educational models adopted by mainstream British and American policymakers in the last century and a half?despite the warnings of both conservative and radical critics concerning their potential consequences for the environment and for culture. The challenge Olson presents for those responsible for forging our social future is creating visions sufficient to energize human groups while allowing both for the critical reflection necessary for constructive policy debate and for the action necessary to prevent environmental chaos and cultural disruption. The Kingdom of Science is a companion to Olson's earlier book, The Journey to Wisdom, and carries the assumptions of that patristic-medieval study into the early-modern and modern periods.

Imaginative Perspectives and Ecopsychological Insights

Author: Tiffany Twain


ISBN: 1300670800

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

View: 7418

"This book four of the Earth manifesto contains tall tales about an adventure trip on a 42-foot catamaran on the Sea of Cortez with a passel of female friends, and it elaborates with stories about tyrants and damsels. The thinking of famous pholosophers throughtout history is also explored with a view to gaining a better understanding of our world today." Found on back cover.

New Perspectives on Early Cinema History

Author: Mario Slugan,Daniël Biltereyst

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350181986

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

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In this book, editors Mario Slugan and Daniël Biltereyst present a theoretical reconceptualization of early cinema. To do so, they highlight the latest methods and tools for analysis, and cast new light on the experience of early cinema through the application of these concepts and methods. The international host of contributors evaluate examples of early cinema across the globe, including The May Irwin Kiss (1896), Un homme de têtes (1900), The Terrible Turkish Executioner (1904) and Tom Tom the Piper's Son (1905). In doing so, they address the periodization of the era, emphasizing the recent boon in the availability of primary materials, the rise of digital technologies, the developments in new cinema history, and the persistence of some conceptualizations as key incentives for rethinking early cinema in theoretical and methodological terms. They go on to highlight cutting-edge approaches to the study of early cinema, including the use of the Mediathread Platform, the formation of new datasets with the help of digital technologies, and exploring the early era in non-western cultures. Finally, the contributors revisit early cinema audiences and exhibition contexts by investigating some of the earliest screenings in Denmark and the US, exploring the details of black cinema going in Harlem, and examining exhibition practices in Germany.