Writing from the Margin and Other Essays

Thought-Provoking And Engaging, This Collection Showcases, For The First Time, The Broad Sweep Of Deshpande S Non-Fiction Writing.

Author: Shashi Deshpande

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ISBN: UOM:39015061550466

Category: Authorship

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Like Her Fiction, Shashi Deshpande S Essays Hold A Universal Appeal, Even When Firmly Entrenched In The Social Realities Of Our Everyday Life And Grappling With Issues That Are Particularly Indian. Some Of The Finest Pieces In This Collection Deal With Language And Writing: The Prickly And Often Acrimonious Issue Of English, The Deep And Unfortunate Divide Between English And The Regional Languages, The Importance And Necessity Of Translations, The Compulsions Of The Global Market On Literature, A Writer S Obligation To Self-Censorship, The Moral Vision That Underscores All Good Writing, The Unshakable Worth Of Readers And Much More. There Are Also Essays In Which Shashi Deshpande Talks About Her Own Craft, How Each One Of Her Novels Took Shape, Going Into Particulars And Readily Sharing Confidentialities So That Readers Will Experience The Same Intimacy They Encounter In Her Novels. Much Of Her Writing Is Shaped By The Fact That She Is A Woman. With Unflinching Honesty She Clearly Articulates The Difficulties Of Writing As A Politically Aware Woman, Touching Upon Matters Of Contention Such As Gender, Feminism, Marginalization And The Relevance Of Reworking Myths. Thought-Provoking And Engaging, This Collection Showcases, For The First Time, The Broad Sweep Of Deshpande S Non-Fiction Writing.

Writing from the Margins

He seems to set up an intense circuit of linguistic energy, moving around the
room and stimulating writers to put the experience in writing. Seeing-in-the-mind,
as Schultz describes it, is a coordination of mental or discursive movements with
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Writing From the Margins

Exploring the Writing Practices of Youth in the Juvenile Justice System Kristine E.
Pytash. CONCERNS ABOUT THIS TREND The fact that students do not receive
adequate writing instruction in school cannot be ignored. It is particularly ...

Author: Kristine E. Pytash

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475830651

Category: Education

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A critical examination of the complex role of writing in court-involved young adults’ lives, the purpose of this book is to provide an in-depth look at how writing might possibly be the best opportunity to give students a voice to express themselves; an opportunity to recognize their strengths; and chance to give them hope.

Pariahs

The construction of this book may at first glance resemble poetry, prose, nonfiction and art, but if you look and listen more closely you'll find it is more like flickering flames displaying visions from the past, present and future: ...

Author: Sarah Rafael Garcia

Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press

ISBN: 1622881001

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 118

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Pariahs is a book full of wild flames, of tigers, of tigers, burning bright, in the forests of the night. The construction of this book may at first glance resemble poetry, prose, nonfiction and art, but if you look and listen more closely you'll find it is more like flickering flames displaying visions from the past, present and future: tragedy lifted off headlines, lost children of our nation, violence against our queer and trans family, human beings invisible because of disabilities, success built off the backs of slaves and wrung from laborers' hands.During a brief visit to the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, Louisiana, there was an area set up for comments from visitors. Someone named Charles James wrote: "I hear the sounds of the dead children/We are the children of those survivors." Pariahs is also a book comprised of survivors. These experiences force us to collaborate and create our own narratives, and build spaces for the voices whose stories are excluded or silenced. This anthology is our attempt at deconstructing silences and challenging the accepted narratives of U.S. literature. Not everyone will agree with the writings and thoughts found in these, pages but if everyone did, we would not be pariahs.

Writing Dissent

Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media; this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the ...

Author: Robert Jensen

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029710808

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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Political activists with radical ideas often find themselves shut out of the mainstream news media; this book offers insight into radical politics and mass media and then moves on to describe practical strategies for breaking into the mainstream. [back cover].

Rhetoric at the Margins

Appendices include excerpts of important and rarely seen primary source material, allowing readers to experience in fuller detail the voices captured in this work.

Author: David Gold

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809328348

Category: Education

Page: 199

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Rhetoric at the Margins: Revising the History of Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1873-1947 examines the rhetorical education of African American, female, and working-class college students in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The rich case studies in this work encourage a reconceptualization of both the history of rhetoric and composition and the ways we make use of it. Author David Gold uses archival materials to study three types of institutions historically underrepresented in disciplinary histories: a black liberal arts college in rural East Texas (Wiley College); a public women's college (Texas Woman's University); and an independent teacher training school (East Texas Normal College). The case studies complement and challenge previous disciplinary histories and suggest that the epistemological schema that have long applied to pedagogical practices may actually limit our understanding of those practices. Gold argues that each of these schools championed intellectual and pedagogical traditions that differed from the Eastern liberal arts model—a model that often serves as the standard bearer for rhetorical education. He demonstrates that by emphasizing community uplift and civic participation and attending to local needs, these schools created contexts in which otherwise moribund curricular features of the era—such as strict classroom discipline and an emphasis on prescription—took on new possibilities. Rhetoric at the Margins describes the recent revisionist turn in rhetoric and composition historiography, argues for the importance of diverse institutional microhistories, and argues that the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries offer rich lessons for contemporary classroom practice. The study brings alive the voices of black, female, rural, Southern, and first-generation college students and their instructors, effectively linking these histories to the history of rhetoric and writing. Appendices include excerpts of important and rarely seen primary source material, allowing readers to experience in fuller detail the voices captured in this work.

Writing in the Margins

Looking closely at a group of writers who rejected the industrial West in favor of the expatriate life and made that quest the subject of their work, Marilynn Papayanis reveals their concerns to be ethical as well as aesthetic.

Author: Marilyn Adler Papayanis

Publisher: Nashville : Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015059225667

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 277

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Looking closely at a group of writers who rejected the industrial West in favor of the expatriate life and made that quest the subject of their work, Marilynn Papayanis reveals their concerns to be ethical as well as aesthetic. Her book brims with fresh insights into such works as Paul Bowles's The Sheltering Sky, Lawrence Durrell's The Alexandria Quartet, and Michael Ondaatjes The English Patient.

Writing from the Margins

The Irish short story tradition occupies a unique space in world literature.

Author: Catriona Ryan

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443879798

Category: Art

Page: 145

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The Irish short story tradition occupies a unique space in world literature. Rooted in an ancient oral storytelling culture, the Irish short story has underwent numerous transitions, from 19th century Anglo-Irish writers such as William Carleton through to the 20th century's groundbreaking impact of George Moore's The Untilled Field. George Moore's work inspired the next generation of Irish Catholic writers such as Joyce, Frank O'Connor and Benedict Kiely, who foregrounded the backbone of the ...

Rewriting Germany from the Margins

Rewriting Germany from the Margins demonstrates the necessity and usefulness of comparative approaches to minority discourses across national and cultural borders.

Author: Petra Fachinger

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773522503

Category: Literary Criticism

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The oppositional impulse, whether manifested in counter-canonical discourse, postcolonial picaresque, hybridity, rewriting of genre, or grotesque realism, is prompted by the exclusionary politics of the dominant culture. The discursive strategies used by the authors discussed to rewrite Germany expose the assumptions that underlie German public discourse and destabilize notions of Germanness, Jewishness, and Turkishness. Fachinger's reading of texts by marginal writers in Germany, all of whom endeavour to resist marginalization while simultaneously experiencing or even celebrating the margin as a site of empowerment, was motivated by the absence of comparative studies of such writing. Rewriting Germany from the Margins demonstrates the necessity and usefulness of comparative approaches to minority discourses across national and cultural borders.

Musing the Margins

Elitist? Reflective of a dominant lens? Musing the Margins examines the influence of culture and identity on the craft of fiction. These essays delve into race, ethnicity, class, queerness, neurodivergence, disability, and chronic illness.

Author: Audrey T. Carroll

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ISBN: 1951675088

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Who determines the rules of craft? How are these rules exclusionary? Elitist? Reflective of a dominant lens? Musing the Margins examines the influence of culture and identity on the craft of fiction. These essays delve into race, ethnicity, class, queerness, neurodivergence, disability, and chronic illness. The anthology challenges fiction writers to read and teach beyond familiar views, approaches, and voices. What questions should writers be asking themselves? How do writers acknowledge their privilege in their work? How can writers do their due diligence in order to create the least possible harm with their art? How do marginalized identity and craft interact, complicate one another, and create new possibilities for the future of fiction? Cooper Lee Bombardier raises questions of privilege and positionality, specifically as they relate to character and point of view choice. Andrea J. Johnson outlines issues that a work of fiction might have in terms of diversity while offering positive models of how to incorporate diversity. Daniel Heath Justice writes of themes, Indigenous representations, and speculative fiction, breaking down prevalent but ultimately harmful tropes associated with Indigenous representations in literature. Angela Kariotis describes the ways in which she uses Playback Theatre and improvisation to nurture her students' storytelling capabilities. TAK Erzinger illuminates the stakes of diverse representation while centering her essay on the inclusion of familiar, relatable characterization and details from Latinx culture. B. Tyler Lee engages with questions of stereotypes, framing these questions with personal narrative that clarifies the stakes of the questions that she addresses. Audrey T. Carroll addresses how cultural attitudes toward disability are codified in fiction by exploring disability, characterization, and verisimilitude. Amara George Parker questions what poor representation does-representation that lacks nuance and depth of character, especially for those with dynamic/invisible disabilities and mental health issues. Mira T. Lee focuses on mental illness and the responsibility of its portrayal in fiction, demonstrating how a character can be of a marginalized and/or stereotyped identity and maintain the three-dimensional nature that writers often aspire to. Emily Donovan outlines the ways in which experimenting with and coding narrative allowed more leeway for a queer canon to form through works such as Ronald Firbank's Inclinations and Virginia Woolf's Orlando. Kristen Arnett examines the connections between physical action and interiority, and how these connections relate to queerness. Patrick Thomas Henry reckons with questions of the senses, bringing a fresh understanding of the sense of sound as it relates to character and description. Rachal Marquez Jones traces the use of "they" and how "rules" work against inclusivity, leading up to her use of the word "Latinx." Desiree Cooper's essay explores race, point of view, and positionality. Musing the Margins serves as a space to consider craft discourse from traditionally marginalized angles. In their innovative and thoughtful essays, these writers provide perspectives that enrich and expand the ways in which we might think about fiction.

Marginalia

In this pioneering book--the first to examine the phenomenon of marginalia--H.J. Jackson surveys an extraordinary range of annotated books to explore the history of marginalia, the forms they take, the psychology that underlies them, and ...

Author: H. J. Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300097204

Category: Literary Criticism

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From Pierre de Fermat to Samuel Taylor Coleridge to Graham Greene, readers have related to books through the notes they write in the margins. In this pioneering book--the first to examine the phenomenon of marginalia--H.J. Jackson surveys an extraordinary range of annotated books to explore the history of marginalia, the forms they take, the psychology that underlies them, and the reactions they provoke. Based on a study of thousands of books annotated by readers both famous and obscure over the last three centuries, this book reveals the intensity of emotion that characterizes the process of reading. For hundreds of years, readers have talked to other people in the margins of their books--not only to authors, but also to friends, lovers, and future generations. With an infectious enthusiasm for her subject, Jackson reflects on the cultural and historical value of writing in the margins, examines works that have invited passionate annotation, and presents examples of some of the most provocative marginalia. Imaginative, amusing, and poignant, this book will be treasured by--and maybe even annotated by--anyone who cares about reading.

Mary Elizabeth Braddon

Exploring the theme of marginality in Mary Elizabeth Braddon novels from 'The Trail of the Serpent' to 'The Infidel', Anne-Marie Beller makes astute connections between the position of the female popular novelist and the outcast subject in ...

Author: Anne-Marie Beller

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ISBN: 0754662624

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Exploring the theme of marginality in Mary Elizabeth Braddon novels from 'The Trail of the Serpent' to 'The Infidel', Anne-Marie Beller makes astute connections between the position of the female popular novelist and the outcast subject in Braddon's fiction. Braddon's position in the literary marketplace, shaped by the double constraints of gender and genre and the demands of Victorian authorship, influenced the forms of resistance to the dominant ideology at play in her novels.

What Moves at the Margin

Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society. Thirty years of the Nobel Laureate's reflections on life, writing, and other writers

Author: Toni Morrison

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473017X

Category: Literary Collections

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Collects nonfiction writings and speeches by the American author, on topics including family and history, writers and writing, and politics and society.

Modernism from the Margins

It is the first reading at length of either MacNeice’s or Thomas’s work in the light of literary theory, and one of only a handful of texts to look at the writing of the 1930s in these terms.This book is an important contribution to ...

Author: Chris Wigginton

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786837264

Category: Literary Criticism

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“Modernism from the Margins” is an accessible and challenging account of the 1930s writing of two of the most popular authors of the time. Locating the work of Louis MacNeice and Dylan Thomas historically, the book questions standard accounts of the period as Auden-dominated and offers an inclusive and theoretical account of the engagement of both writers with the varieties of Modernism. It is the first reading at length of either MacNeice’s or Thomas’s work in the light of literary theory, and one of only a handful of texts to look at the writing of the 1930s in these terms.This book is an important contribution to contemporary discussions of both of these writers, and of the general issues of modernism, postmodernism, literary identity, and cultural identity it raises.

Writing from the Margins

Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

Author: Carolyn Ericksen Hill

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195066371

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Too often both composition teachers and their students experience knowledge and authority as unchanging entities that cannot be challenged in classroom exchanges. Drawing on feminist, cultural, and poststructuralist theory, as well as work in the rhetorical tradition and composition studies, Hill offers less debilitating methods of thinking that teachers can model for their students. Richly illustrated with examples of classroom interactions and student work, the book also shows teachers how to enrich their own intellectual and political lives within the academy.

The Margins of the City

In a thought - provoking recent piece ( Scott , 1992 ) , Joan Scott has critiqued the
privileging of “ experience as authority in writers speaking from the margins .
These tensions are also explored elsewhere , for example in the work of Elspheth
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Author: Stephen Whittle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015034387327

Category: City and town life

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Within cities, gay life has always been marginalised. Despite the fact that their significant places are often centrally placed geographically within cities, gay communities are not centrally placed in the political, social and cultural lives of cities. These international accounts draw on first hand ethnographic research and reflect the responses of gay men in particular to the changes that have taken place during the last 25 years in urban settings. They look at the physical and spatial development of gay places, at the same time as viewing the social placing of the communities that use those places. The cross-disciplinary studies within this book look at the tensions that arise between gay communities and their cities, the political and economic implications to city planners of the 'pink pound' and the legal and social implications for gay men as they attempt to reconcile being both the outsiders and insiders of city life.