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Edited by Robin Lefere and Nadia Lie

This book brings together scholars from Europe, Latin America and the United States in a shared effort to assess the critical potential of the transnational paradigm for Spanish and Latin American cinema. After an introductory part, including a state of the art discussion of some 50 publications, the book presents a set of strategically chosen case-studies, grouped into three categories: transnational modes of production, transnational directors, and transnational modes of narration. Written by some of the leading scholars in Hispanic film studies, the book includes contributions on individual directors and producers (e.g. Almodóvar, Buñuel and González Iñárritu), as well as on genres (road movie), interstitial subjectivities (children, queer and diasporic personalities) and festivals (e.g. BAFICI).

Este libro, que es el fruto de la colaboración de académicos de Europa, América Latina y Estados Unidos, debate y detalla la fecundidad crítica del paradigma transnacional en los cines español y latinoamericano. Después de una parte teórica que ofrece un estado de la cuestión basado en más de 50 publicaciones, analiza casos emblemáticos por diversas razones, distribuidos en tres categorías: modos de producción transnacionales, directores transnacionales, narraciones transnacionales. Escritos por destacados especialistas del cine hispánico, los estudios se centran en importantes directores y productores (Almodóvar, Buñuel, González Iñárritu, etc.), en géneros (como la road movie), en subjetividades específicas (niños, personalidades queer o marcadas por el exilio) y en festivales (entre otros, el BAFICI).

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Edited by Angela Moorjani, Danièle de Ruyter-Tognotti, Dúnlaith Bird and Sjef Houppermans

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Edited by Michael Y. Bennett

While Oscar Wilde’s delightfully-witty comedies of manners receive the most fanfare from the general public and much of academia, Wilde’s most “serious” play— Salome—rightfully deserves an equal amount of attention. Written by emerging scholars, established scholars, and notable Wilde scholars at the top of the field, the far-ranging essays in this book—the first collection solely on Wilde’s Salome—provide new readings of the play, allowing us to better assess how and why Salome either fits or does not fit into Wilde’s oeuvre. Framed in a new light in this collection, this fuller understanding of Salome should potentially change the way we read both Salome and Wilde’s entire oeuvre.

Le mythe de l’authenticité

Lectures, interprétations, dramaturgies de Britannicus de Jean Racine en France (1669-2004)

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Karel Vanhaesebrouck

À la base de cette étude se trouvent des questions très simples, mais tellement fondamentales qu’on oublie souvent de les poser. Pourquoi le théâtre français est-il tellement “français”, par exemple lorsqu’on met en scène un auteur comme Racine? Quelles constructions identitaires, quelles catégories idéologiques étayent cette pratique ? Et quels facteurs contextuels, à la fois politiques et sociaux, influencent, contestent, contaminent ces constructions ? Abordant à la fois des questions liées à l’histoire du théâtre et des problèmes qui touchent à l’analyse culturelle, Le mythe de l’authenticité analyse l’impact de certains facteurs contextuels sur le processus de canonisation et les modes de représentation d’une seule pièce canonique : Britannicus de Jean Racine (1669). Quel serait le lien entre le personnage de Néron et le roi de France ? Qu’aurait pensé Napoléon de l’interprétation de ce même personnage par son acteur favori Talma ? Quels facteurs furent à la base de l’interprétation psychosexuelle et puis psychanalytique (à la française) de cette pièce ? Et comment l’interprétation de Britannicus par André Antoine pourrait-elle être appelée queer ? Le mythe de l’authenticité démontre ainsi comment cette tragédie romaine fut, depuis sa création jusqu’à nos jours, déconstruite et reconstruite par des artistes aussi divers que Le Kain, Talma, Mounet-Sully, André Antoine, Michel Hermon, Antoine Vitez, Brigitte Jaques-Wajeman et bien d’autres.

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Edited by Robert Gillett and Godela Weiss-Sussex

This volume presents a cross-section of current Brecht studies, reflecting a variety of approaches and perspectives ranging from detailed exegesis of particular texts to cultural criticism in the broadest sense. It provides analyses of Brecht's work and investigates his pervasive influence in 20th century literature. The studies collected here cover the whole of Brecht’s career, from the early one-acter Kleinbürgerhochzeit of 1919 to the Sinn und Form years immediately preceding his death, as well as his use of tradition and his legacy. By way of redressing a tendency in Brecht reception to regard him mainly as a dramatist, the volume covers novels, poetry, film, photography, journalism and theory as well as plays.

"All Sturm and no Drang"

Beckett and Romanticism. Beckett at Reading 2006

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Edited by Dirk Van Hulle and Mark Nixon

This new issue of Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd’hui contains three sections: Beckett and Romanticism, the conference proceedings of Beckett at Reading 2006, and finally a collection of miscellaneous essays. In the past few decades there have been scattered efforts to address the topic of Beckett and Romanticism, but it remains difficult to fathom his ambiguous and somewhat paradoxical attitude toward this period in literature, music and art history. Although far from being a comprehensive examination, the dossier on “Beckett and Romanticism” represents the first sustained attempt to give an impetus to the study of this complex theme. Presented here are contributions on Beckett’s attitudes toward Romantic aesthetics in general, including notions such as the sublime, irony, failure, ruins, fragments, fancy, imagination, epitaphs, translation, unreachable horizons, the infinite, the infinitesimal and the unfinished, but also on Beckett’s reading about the Romantic period, his affinity with specific Romantic artists and their influence on works such as Murphy, the trilogy, Krapp’s Last Tape and All Strange Away. The second part of the current issue presents a selection of papers given at the Beckett at Reading 2006 conference in Reading, organised by the Beckett International Foundation to honour the writer’s centenary. Reflecting the importance of the Beckett Foundation’s Archive to scholars, many of these essays present new empirical research in the field of manuscript studies. Further areas of research are illuminated by other contributions which, together with the essays contained in the ‘Free Space’ section, show the importance and benefits of scholarly dialogue and cross-fertilization between different approaches in current Beckett Studies.

Caligula et Camus

Interférences transhistoriques

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Sophie Bastien

Alors que le théâtre d’Albert Camus reçoit de plus en plus de considération de la part des universitaires, cet ouvrage se consacre à la meilleure pièce camusienne, Caligula. Il en propose une analyse structurelle, pour en faire ressortir toute la métathéâtralité, et définit les rapports complexes que celle-ci entretient avec la folie et le politique : il cerne ainsi dans leur interaction les motifs qui sont au cœur de l’œuvre. De plus, il établit des liens aussi riches que variés avec des textes historiographiques et des œuvres-phares de la littérature occidentale, qui préfigurent le personnage si puissant qu’est Caligula. En somme, il situe la pièce sur le triple plan d’une tradition philosophique et littéraire qui remonte à l’Antiquité, du renouveau théâtral qui marque le milieu du XXe siècle, et de la production de Camus dans son ensemble.
Il intéressera étudiants et professeurs qui se penchent sur la littérature française du XXe siècle, aussi bien que sur d’autres littératures, puisque par le biais camusien, il traite de la tragédie grecque, de Shakespeare, de Melville, de Pirandello… Il s’adresse plus spécialement à ceux qui étudient le théâtre, que ce soit dans une perspective historique, thématique ou esthétique.

Hidden Mutualities

Faustian Themes from Gnostic Origins to the Postcolonial

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Michael Mitchell

Hidden mutualities link the work of major postcolonial writers with Christopher Marlowe’s drama of the Faustian pact – the manipulation of the material world in exchange for the soul – written as the ‘scientific’ world-view was emerging which accompanied the imperial expansion of Europe and has determined the economic and social structures of the colonial and postcolonial world.
This fascinating study brings together researches in widely different fields to show how Doctor Faustus reflects a Gnostic / Hermetic tradition marginalized within the dominant European power structures. Rediscovered in the Renaissance, and combined with occult arts such as alchemy and magic, this living tradition informs the work of ‘Magus’ figures such as Pico della Mirandola, Marcilio Ficino, Trithemius, Johannes Reuchlin, Agrippa of Nettesheim, Paracelsus and John Dee, who are reflected in the Faust tradition and in Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
The second part investigates the dual legacy of the Magus. A counterpoint between a law-governed objective material world and an occult visionary pursuit of the divine potential of the human imagination is traced through the examples of Johan Kepler, Robert Fludd, Isaac Newton, William Blake, Rudyard Kipling, Aleister Crowley, W.B. Yeats, Wolfgang Pauli and C.G. Jung.
In the third part, textual analysis reveals how attention to these Faustian themes opens new and exciting critical perspectives in appreciating the works of postcolonial writers, in particular Dimetos by Athol Fugard, Disappearance by David Dabydeen, Omeros by Derek Walcott, and the novels of Wilson Harris.

John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera 1728-2004

Adaptations and Re-Writings

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Edited by Uwe Böker, Ines Detmers and Anna-Christina Giovanopoulos

When Richard Steele remarked that the greatest Evils in human Society are such as no Law can come at, he was not able to forsee the spectacular success of John Gay's satire of society, the administration of law and crime, politics, the Italian opera and other topics. Gay's The Beggar's Opera, with its mixture of witty dialogue and popular songs, was imitated by 18th century writers, criticized by those on the seats of power, but remained a favourite of the English theatre public ever since.
With N. Playfair's 1920 revival and B. Brecht's and K. Weill's 1928 Dreigroschenoper, Gay's play has been a starting-point for dramatists such as V. Havel ( Zebrácká opera, 1975), W. Soyinka ( Opera Wonyosi, 1977), Ch. Buarque ( Ópera do Malandro, 1978), D. Fo ( L'opera dello sghignazzo, 1981), A. Ayckbourn ( A Chorus of Disapproval, 1984), as well as others such as Latouche, Hacks, Fassbinder, Dear, Wasserman, and Lepage.
Apart from contributions by international scholars analysing the above-named plays, the editors' introduction covers other dramatists that have payed hommage to Gay.
This interdisciplinary collection of essays is of particular interest for scholars working in the field of drama/theatre studies, the eighteenth century, contemporary drama, postcolonial studies, and politics and the stage.

Zone of Evaporation

Samuel Beckett’s Disjunctions

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Paul Stewart

Zone of Evaporation: Samuel Beckett’s Disjunctions is a valuable, and very readable, addition to Beckett studies. From Dream of Fair to Middling Women to How It Is, the book traces the modes of disjunction Beckett employed in his effort to “eff the ineffable”. From the comic incongruities of Watt to the ontological gaps of The Unnammable, Zone of Evaporation demonstrates the crucial and consistent role disjunction played in Beckett’s novels. The book describes Beckett’s divergence from Proustian metaphor and the revelation of the “real” towards an art which exploited the gaps and fissures within language and narrative and, ultimately, to an art which would go on to upset the post-structuralism of Jacques Derrida.
For those coming fresh to the works, Zone of Evaporation, written with an eye on the comic instincts of Beckett, provides almost a disjunctive guide to Beckett’s early and mid-period novels. To the seasoned Beckett reader, Zone of Evaporation offers an engaging, and challenging, new perspective on Beckett’s aesthetic practice.