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This three-volume set spans all facets of the gothic, including visual and performing arts, society and culture, and themes and settings. Complete with primary source documents and critical material to provide contextual perspective, a related chronology of key events, full-text commentaries, lists of further readings...
Hailed as an incisive indictment of European imperialism in Africa upon its publication in 1899, more recently it has been repeatedly denounced as racist and imperialist. Peter Firchow counters these claims, and his carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible.
Irish detective fiction has enjoyed an international readership for over a decade, appearing on best-seller lists across the globe. But its breadth of hard-boiled and amateur detectives, historical fiction, and police procedurals has remained somewhat marginalized in academic scholarship.
Brings together some of the most distinguished scholars writing today to explore the major intellectual trends in Imperial history, with a particular focus on the cultural readings of empire that have flourished over the last generation.
An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
In addition, The MLA Directory of Periodicals and the association's proprietary thesaurus used to assign descriptors to each record in the Bibliography are included.
Provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 145,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.
Getting Print Books or Chapters of Books
Edited books contain chapters by multiple authors. You might find these in the MLA International Bibliography, where individual chapters are indexed, or you might find one in the library catalog by looking at Contents notes. If you find a chapter you want to read, you may request it by using interlibrary loan if the library owns only the print book or if the library doesn't own the book at all. In either case, you would use the interlibrary loan request form, Book Chapter. See, Pepperdine Interlibrary Loan. In either case, you will receive an email with a link to the scanned book chapter. Be sure to allow several days for your request to be filled.
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Access the journal archives Arts & Sciences I, II, & III, IV, and over 40,000 ebooks on the JSTOR platform; book chapters and journal articles are cross-searchable. JSTOR is an extensive archive of interdisciplinary journals and books, covering subject disciplines in Arts, Business & Economics, History, Humanities, Law, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences, and Religion.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
May use to locate articles on imperialism. Covers history of the world (except the United States and Canada) from 1450 to the present.
One thing that almost all cultures around the world have in common is ghost stories. The idea of being haunted fascinates us, and we lean in to hear—and be frightened by—stories of spirits affecting us and the spaces in which we work, live, or travel. Often, ghost stories revolve around ghosts who were wronged in life seeking vengeance or attempting to set to rights unfinished business. But haunted tales are often more than a good story. They can expose not only our cultural fears and attitudes toward death, but also the ways that we are haunted by ideologies and history—ideas and events from the past that continuously invade the present in various forms. In this class, we’ll explore literature from postcolonial nations that feature ghosts and other motifs of haunting as a way of processing and commenting on the relationship of the imperial past to the present. The novels, poetry, and scholarly texts we read will help us to develop a nuanced understanding of the legacies of colonialism that continue to haunt us today.