Literary Publishing in the Twenty First Century

Bringing together a wide range of perspectives — industry veterans and provocateurs, writers, editors, and digital mavericks — this invaluable collection reflects on the current situation of literary publishing, and provides a road map ...

Author: Wayne Miller

Publisher: Milkweed Editions

ISBN: 9781571319227

Category: Literary Collections

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Gutenberg’s invention of movable type in the fifteenth century introduced an era of mass communication that permanently altered the structure of society. While publishing has been buffeted by persistent upheaval and transformation ever since, the current combination of technological developments, market pressures, and changing reading habits has led to an unprecedented paradigm shift in the world of books. Bringing together a wide range of perspectives — industry veterans and provocateurs, writers, editors, and digital mavericks — this invaluable collection reflects on the current situation of literary publishing, and provides a road map for the shifting geography of its future: How do editors and publishers adapt to this rapidly changing world? How are vibrant public communities in the Digital Age created and engaged? How can an industry traditionally dominated by white men become more diverse and inclusive? Mindful of the stakes of the ongoing transformation, Literary Publishing in the 21st Century goes beyond the usual discussion of 'print vs. digital' to uncover the complex, contradictory, and increasingly vibrant personalities that will define the future of the book.

Commonwealth Fiction

Commonwealth Literature Continues To Retain A Separate Identity In The Twenty-First Century, Even Though Some Of Its Creators Do Not Favour The Term Any Longer. Our Identity Stems From Our History.

Author: Rajeshwar Mittapalli

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126901764

Category: Commonwealth countries

Page: 280

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Commonwealth Literature Continues To Retain A Separate Identity In The Twenty-First Century, Even Though Some Of Its Creators Do Not Favour The Term Any Longer. Our Identity Stems From Our History. English Was A Historical Accident That Gave An Overwhelming Majority Of The Commonwealth Countries The First Opportunity For Creative Expression. English Is Now The Chief Marker Of Identity For Commonwealth Fiction, Which Owes Its Current High Visibility In The International Arena To English. In This Light, Stimulating Answers May Be Found To The Questions Concerning The Relevance Of Commonwealth As A Literary Category, The Common Characteristics Of The Literatures Produced In The Former British Colonies, And The Role Of Academia In Keeping Alive The Idea Of Commonwealth Literature.In This Anthology, Scholars From At Least Three Continents Analyse Some Important Works Of Fiction Originating From The Former British Colonies, Deal With Major Topics In The Current Postcolonial Debate, And Put Commonwealth Fiction Itself Into Perspective.

Twenty First Century Perspectives on Victorian Literature

This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering ...

Author: Laurence W. Mazzeno

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442232341

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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This is an eclectic collection of essays from a group of international scholars tackling various subjects on Victorian literature—from studies of specific authors such Charles Dickens’ early and later works, Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, and novels by Thomas Hardy to more general discussions, such as the depictions of women in Victorian novels.

Twenty First Century British Fiction and the City

The essays in this edited collection offer incisive and nuanced analyses of and insights into the state of British cities and urban environments in the twenty-first century.

Author: Magali Cornier Michael

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3319897276

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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The essays in this edited collection offer incisive and nuanced analyses of and insights into the state of British cities and urban environments in the twenty-first century. Britain’s experiences with industrialization, colonialism, post-colonialism, global capitalism, and the European Union (EU) have had a marked influence on British ideas about and British literature’s depiction of the city and urban contexts. Recent British fiction focuses in particular on cities as intertwined with globalization and global capitalism (including the proliferation of media) and with issues of immigration and migration. Indeed, decolonization has brought large numbers of people from former colonies to Britain, thus making British cities ever more diverse. Such mixing of peoples in urban areas has led to both racist fears and possibilities of cosmopolitan co-existence.

Literary Cultures and Twenty First Century Childhoods

slavery in books for children have import for the way Black children are present in
children's literature and how the rest of the world sees them” (Thomas et al. 2016,
14). Initially, some of the blame was leveled at the whiteness of the publishing ...

Author: Nathalie op de Beeck

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030321468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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In the early decades of the twenty-first century, we are grappling with the legacies of past centuries and their cascading effects upon children and all people. We realize anew how imperialism, globalization, industrialization, and revolution continue to reshape our world and that of new generations. At a volatile moment, this collection asks how twenty-first century literature and related media represent and shape the contemporary child, childhood, and youth. Because literary representations construct ideal childhoods as well as model the rights, privileges, and respect afforded to actual young people, this collection surveys examples from popular culture and from scholarly practice. Chapters investigate the human rights of children in literature and international policy; the potential subjective agency and power of the child; the role models proposed for young people; the diverse identities children embody and encounter; and the environmental well-being of future human and nonhuman generations. As a snapshot of our developing historical moment, this collection identifies emergent trends, considers theories and critiques of childhood and literature, and observes how new technologies and paradigms are destabilizing past conventions of storytelling and lived experience.

Twenty First Century Feminisms in Children s and Adolescent Literature

Throughout the book, Trites explores issues of identity, gender, race, class, age, and sexuality in a wide range of literature for young readers, such as Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses, Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, and ...

Author: Roberta Seelinger Trites

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496813817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

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Over twenty years after the publication of her groundbreaking work, Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children’s Novels, Roberta Seelinger Trites returns to analyze how literature for the young still provides one outlet in which feminists can offer girls an alternative to sexism. Supplementing her previous work in the linguistic turn, Trites employs methodologies from the material turn to demonstrate how feminist thinking has influenced literature for the young in the last two decades. She interrogates how material feminism can expand our understanding of maturation and gender—especially girlhood—as represented in narratives for preadolescents and adolescents. Twenty-First-Century Feminisms in Children’s and Adolescent Literature applies principles behind material feminisms, such as ecofeminism, intersectionality, and the ethics of care, to analyze important feminist thinking that permeates twenty-first-century publishing for youth. The structure moves from examinations of the individual to examinations of the individual in social, environmental, and interpersonal contexts. The book deploys ecofeminism and the posthuman to investigate how embodied individuals interact with the environment and via the extension of feministic ethics how people interact with each other romantically and sexually. Throughout the book, Trites explores issues of identity, gender, race, class, age, and sexuality in a wide range of literature for young readers, such as Kate DiCamillo’s Flora and Ulysses, Jacqueline Woodson’s Brown Girl Dreaming, and Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park. She demonstrates how shifting cultural perceptions of feminism affect what is happening both in publishing for the young and in the academic study of literature for children and adolescents.

Twenty First Century Fiction

This critical introduction examines the formal and thematic features common among twenty-first-century writers from around the world.

Author: Peter Boxall

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107006911

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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The widespread use of electronic communication at the dawn of the twenty-first century has created a global context for our interactions, transforming the ways we relate to the world and to one another. This critical introduction reads the fiction of the past decade as a response to our contemporary predicament - one that draws on new cultural and technological developments to challenge established notions of democracy, humanity, and national and global sovereignty. Peter Boxall traces formal and thematic similarities in the novels of contemporary writers including Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood, J. M. Coetzee, Marilynne Robinson, Cormac McCarthy, W. G. Sebald, and Philip Roth, as well as David Mitchell, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Dave Eggers, Ali Smith, Amy Waldman, and Roberto Bolaño. In doing so, Boxall maps new territory for scholars, students, and interested readers of today's literature by exploring how these authors narrate shared cultural life in the new century.

Degenerative Realism

In a time of widespread populist anxieties over the perceived decline of the French nation, this book diagnoses the literary symptoms of today’s reactionary revival.

Author: Christy Wampole

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231546034

Category: Literary Criticism

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A new strain of realism has emerged in France. The novels that embody it represent diverse fears—immigration and demographic change, radical Islam, feminism, new technologies, globalization, American capitalism, and the European Union—but these books, often best-sellers, share crucial affinities. In their dystopian visions, the collapse of France, Europe, and Western civilization is portrayed as all but certain and the literary mode of realism begins to break down. Above all, they depict a degenerative force whose effects on the nation and on reality itself can be felt. Examining key novels by Michel Houellebecq, Frédéric Beigbeder, Aurélien Bellanger, Yann Moix, and other French writers, Christy Wampole identifies and critiques this emergent tendency toward “degenerative realism.” She considers the ways these writers draw on social science, the New Journalism of the 1960s, political pamphlets, reportage, and social media to construct an atmosphere of disintegration and decline. Wampole maps how degenerative realist novels explore a world contaminated by conspiracy theories, mysticism, and misinformation, responding to the internet age’s confusion between fact and fiction with a lament for the loss of the real and an unrelenting emphasis on the role of the media in crafting reality. In a time of widespread populist anxieties over the perceived decline of the French nation, this book diagnoses the literary symptoms of today’s reactionary revival.

Defining Literary Postmodernism for the Twenty First Century

This book presents a definition of literary postmodernism, using detective and science fictions as a frame.

Author: Matthias Stephan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030156930

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 206

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This book presents a definition of literary postmodernism, using detective and science fictions as a frame. Through an exploration of both prior theoretical approaches, and indicators through characteristics of postmodernist fiction, this book identifies a structural framework to both understand and apply the lessons of postmodernism for the next generation. Within a growing consensus that the postmodern era has passed, this book examines the different conceptions of postmodernism and posits a meaningful definition, one which can provide the foundation for future literary expression. This theory is then applied to genre fiction, particularly detective fiction and science fiction, demonstrating that postmodernism is found in the structure, rather than questions posed about literary expression. Finally, Matthias Stephan considers post-postmodern movements, and how they can be expressed given this definition of literary postmodernism, moving forward to the twenty-first century.

Middle English

This volume energizes issues of research in Middle English studies by eschewing an emphasis on what 'we know' and instead addressing the most challenging areas of unfixed opinion and unsettled debate.

Author: Paul Strohm

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199287666

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 521

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This volume energizes issues of research in Middle English studies by eschewing an emphasis on what 'we know' and instead addressing the most challenging areas of unfixed opinion and unsettled debate. Although major authors such as Chaucer and Langland are richly represented, many little-known and neglected texts are considered as well.

The Routledge Companion to Twenty First Century Literary Fiction

The networked novel / Caroline Edwards -- Global fiction / Kristian Shaw -- Sincerity / Martin Paul Eve -- Autobiogafiction / Timothy C. Baker -- Experiment / Jennifer Hodgson -- Comedy / Huw Marsh -- Metafiction / Xavier Marco del Pónt -- ...

Author: Robert Eaglestone

Publisher: Routledge Literature Companions

ISBN: 0415716047

Category: American fiction

Page: 462

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The networked novel / Caroline Edwards -- Global fiction / Kristian Shaw -- Sincerity / Martin Paul Eve -- Autobiogafiction / Timothy C. Baker -- Experiment / Jennifer Hodgson -- Comedy / Huw Marsh -- Metafiction / Xavier Marco del Pónt -- Pastoral / Deborah Lilley -- Realisms / Sophie Vlacos -- Comics and graphic novels / Harriet Earle -- Black British fiction / Sara Upstone -- Queer / Alexandra Parsons -- Family / Stephen J. Burn -- Religion / Arthur Bradley and Andrew Tate -- Diaspora / Leila Kamali -- Indian fiction in English / Emma Dawson Varughese -- Northern Irish fiction / Caroline Magennis -- Animals / Danielle Sands -- (The) digital / Zara Dinnen -- Anthropocene / Sam Solnick -- Displacement / Emily Hogg -- Asylum / Agnes Woolley -- Finance / Paul Crosthwaite -- 9/11 / Arin Keeble -- War on terror / Daniel O'Gorman -- Civil rights to #BLM / Anna Hartnell -- The past / Robert Eaglestone -- Hope / Emily Horton -- Granta's best of young British authors / Katy Shaw -- Hari Kunzru / Lucienne Loh -- Jennifer Egan / Dorothy Butchard -- David Mitchell / Sarah Dillon -- Jonathan Lethem / Joseph Brooker -- Ali Smith / Daniel Lea -- A.L. Kennedy / Carole Jones -- Hilary Mantel / Jennifer Bavidge -- Marilynne Robinson / Rachel Sykes -- Colson Whitehead / Christopher Lloyd

Twenty First Century Latin American Narrative and Postmodern Feminism

The authors included in this volume show that the narrative of the writers analyzed here is not limited to recognizing issues focused on gender or even sexuality, but also explores the female aspiration of a dignified life and overcoming ...

Author: Gina Ponce de León

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443862837

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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The authors of Twenty-First Century Latin American Narrative and Postmodern Feminism argue that, while the more traditional feminists of the 20th century did not recognize in their theoretical and literary work the diversity of women’s experiences, current Latin American post-feminist and post-modern writers are proposing a transgressive new social order, resulting in a more significant cultural resistance to the society they represent. The authors included in this volume show that the narrative of the writers analyzed here is not limited to recognizing issues focused on gender or even sexuality, but also explores the female aspiration of a dignified life and overcoming the dominant structures in their social, political and cultural dimension. The complex female situation of this millennium has become the primary quandary while searching for new forms to represent women in literature. In Twenty-First Century Latin American Narrative and Postmodern Feminism, the authors confront this dilemma in a sharp, sophisticated and harmonious way, offering a critical text that will be of interest for both specialists and general readers interested in Latin American literature and culture of the recent years.

The European Encyclopedia

Organized thematically, this book tells the story of the European encyclopedia from 1650 to the present.

Author: Jeff Loveland

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108481090

Category: History

Page: 400

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Organized thematically, this book tells the story of the European encyclopedia from 1650 to the present.

Short Story Theories

The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form.

Author: Viorica Patea

Publisher:

ISBN: 9789401208390

Category: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES

Page: 355

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Short Story Theories: A Twenty-First-Century Perspective problematizes different aspects of the renewal and development of the short story. The aim of this collection is to explore the most recent theoretical issues raised by the short story as a genre and to offer theoretical and practical perspectives on the form. Centering as it does on specific authors and on the wider implications of short story poetics, this collection presents a new series of essays that both reinterpret canonical writers of the genre and advance new critical insights on the most recent trends and contemporary authors. Theorizations about genre reflect on different aspects of the short story from a multiplicity of perspectives and take the form of historical and aesthetic considerations, gender-centered accounts, and examinations that attend to reader-response theory, cognitive patterns, sociolinguistics, discourse analysis, postcolonial studies, postmodern techniques, and contemporary uses of minimalist forms. Looking ahead, this collection traces the evolution of the short story from Chaucer through the Romantic writings of Poe to the postmodern developments and into the twenty-first century. This volume will prove of interest to scholars and graduate students working in the fields of the short story and of literature in general. In addition, the readability and analytical transparence of these essays make them accessible to a more general readership interested in fiction.

Twenty first century Perspectives on Nineteenth century Art

"This book presents an interdisciplinary and inclusive view of nineteenth-century art, observed from the vantage point of the new twenty-first century.

Author: Laurinda S. Dixon

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780874130119

Category: Art

Page: 287

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Presents an interdisciplinary and inclusive view of nineteenth-century art, observed from the vantage point of the twenty-first century. This book covers topics, which span the historical gamut from eighteenth-century influences to the roots of twentieth-century modernism, considering along the way such themes as the depiction of women.

Twenty First Century Celebrity

David Giles examines digital culture’s impact on established celebrities from traditional media while charting the rise of new forms of celebrity such as vloggers and influencers, offering novel insights on topics such as parasocial ...

Author: David C. Giles

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787437081

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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David Giles examines digital culture’s impact on established celebrities from traditional media while charting the rise of new forms of celebrity such as vloggers and influencers, offering novel insights on topics such as parasocial relationships, micro-celebrity, memes and celetoids.

Carson McCullers in the Twenty First Century

The contributors to this volume use diverse critical techniques to identify how Carson McCullers’ writing engages with and critiques modern social structures and how her work resonates with a twenty-first century audience.

Author: Alison Graham-Bertolini

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319402925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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The contributors to this volume use diverse critical techniques to identify how Carson McCullers’ writing engages with and critiques modern social structures and how her work resonates with a twenty-first century audience. The collection includes chapters about McCullers’ fiction, autobiographical writing, and dramatic works, and is groundbreaking because it includes the first detailed scholarly examination of new archival material donated to Columbus State University after the 2013 death of Dr. Mary Mercer, McCullers’ psychiatrist and friend, including transcripts of the psychiatric sessions that took place between McCullers and Mercer in 1958. Further, the collection covers the scope of McCullers’ canon of work, such as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), The Member of the Wedding (1946), and Ballad of the Sad Café (1943), through lenses that are of growing interest in contemporary literary studies, including comparative transatlantic readings, queer theory, disability studies, and critical animal theory, among others.