Aus unseren Neuerwerbungen – Anglistik 2021.9

Bib­li­cal Women in Con­tem­po­rary Nov­els in Eng­lish: From Mar­garet Atwood to Jen­ny Dis­ki
BuchcoverHow are well-known female char­ac­ters from the Bible rep­re­sent­ed in late 20th-cen­tu­ry nov­els? In Bib­li­cal Women in Con­tem­po­rary Nov­els in Eng­lish, Ingrid Bertrand presents a detailed analy­sis of bib­li­cal rewrit­ings by Roberts, Atwood, Ten­nant, Dia­mant and Dis­ki focus­ing on six dif­fer­ent women (Eve, Noah’s wife, Sarah, Bil­hah, Dinah and Mary Mag­da­lene). She shows how these hero­ines give them­selves a voice that rests not only on words but also on silences. Explor­ing the many forms that silence can take, she presents an inno­v­a­tive typol­o­gy that sheds new light on this pro­found­ly mean­ing­ful phe­nom­e­non.
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Com­mu­ni­ca­tion in post­mod­ern urban fic­tion: the shad­ow of imag­i­na­tion
BuchcoverWe can­not imag­ine our world with­out its dig­i­tal mir­ror any­more. We com­mu­ni­cate to oth­ers in medi­at­ed ways and even cre­ate our­selves through our tech­no­log­i­cal devices, pre­sent­ing an imag­ined ver­sion of us to the out­side world. This book is con­cerned with pre­cise­ly this imag­i­na­tion of the self in an increas­ing dig­i­tal­ized soci­ety, going back to the begin­ning of our dig­i­tal age, to the peak of post­mod­ernism at the end of the 20th cen­tu­ry. Look­ing at urban fic­tion from the 1980s to the ear­ly 2000s, the jour­ney of fic­tion­al pro­tag­o­nists through the streets of (most­ly) New York City reveals an anx­i­ety about the loss of self in the vir­tu­al, cul­mi­nat­ing in vio­lence and destruc­tion. From Auster and Ellis to Palah­niuk and DeLil­lo, this book high­lights how an increas­ing­ly dis­tanced com­mu­ni­ca­tion trig­gers the imag­i­na­tion of vio­lence, mak­ing it an insight­ful read for schol­ars and afi­ciona­dos of city lit­er­a­ture, post­mod­ernism, and com­mu­ni­ca­tion alike.
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