Social Tragedy

Author: S. Baker
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137379138
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Social Tragedy from the Author: S. Baker. A social tragedy is a collective representation of injustice. Baker demonstrates how social tragedies facilitate moral action and discusses a series of contemporary case studies – the death of Princess Diana, Zinédine Zidane's 2006 World Cup scandal, KONY 2012 – to examine their social and political effects.

Arthur Miller

Author: Santosh K. Bhatia
Publisher: Humanities Press Intl
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Arthur Miller from the Author: Santosh K. Bhatia. Critical study of selected plays by Arthur Miller, b. 1915, American playwright.

Social Tragedies

Author: S. T. Satterthwaite
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Social Tragedies from the Author: S. T. Satterthwaite.

Modern Tragedy

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1551116340
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Modern Tragedy from the Author: Raymond Williams. Modern Tragedy, first published in 1966, is a study of the ideas and ideologies which have influenced the production and analysis of tragedy. Williams sees tragedy both in terms of literary tradition and in relation to the tragedies of modern society, of revolution and disorder, and of individual experience. Modern Tragedy is available only in this Broadview Encore Edition, now edited and with a critical introduction by Pamela McCallum.

Female Acts In Greek Tragedy

Author: Helene P. Foley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400824737
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Female Acts In Greek Tragedy from the Author: Helene P. Foley. Although Classical Athenian ideology did not permit women to exercise legal, economic, and social autonomy, the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides often represent them as influential social and moral forces in their own right. Scholars have struggled to explain this seeming contradiction. Helene Foley shows how Greek tragedy uses gender relations to explore specific issues in the development of the social, political, and intellectual life in the polis. She investigates three central and problematic areas in which tragic heroines act independently of men: death ritual and lamentation, marriage, and the making of significant ethical choices. Her anthropological approach, together with her literary analysis, allows for an unusually rich context in which to understand gender relations in ancient Greece. This book examines, for example, the tragic response to legislation regulating family life that may have begun as early as the sixth century. It also draws upon contemporary studies of virtue ethics and upon feminist reconsiderations of the Western ethical tradition. Foley maintains that by viewing public issues through the lens of the family, tragedy asks whether public and private morality can operate on the same terms. Moreover, the plays use women to represent significant moral alternatives. Tragedy thus exploits, reinforces, and questions cultural clichés about women and gender in a fashion that resonates with contemporary Athenian social and political issues.

Tragedy And Social Evolution

Author: Eva Figes
ISBN: 9780892551484
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Tragedy And Social Evolution from the Author: Eva Figes. Discusses the role Greek, Elizabethan, and later tragedy played in society, as well as society's effect on the drama, with regard to tribal belief, kingship, the dead, women, and social order

The Origin Of Hardy S Tragic Vision

Author: Rıza Öztürk
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443845035
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The Origin Of Hardy S Tragic Vision from the Author: Rıza Öztürk. “Dr Rıza Öztürk’s new book, The Origin of Hardy’s Tragic Vision, is a lucid explanation of the most important aspect of novelist Thomas Hardy’s worldview – the destruction of self. Dr Öztürk gets to the core of Hardy’s ‘tragic vision’ – evident in the novelist’s interpretation of the dramatic interplay between character and circumstance. To what degree either element of character or circumstance weighs in the tragic equation is the subject of discourse in Öztürk’s book, a significant acquisition for students and scholars of Hardy, Victorian literature and culture, or the history of the English novel. This study of Hardy tackles the novelist’s formulation of tragedy as an individual’s ‘natural aim or desire’ – and attempts to answer the important question concerning who or what is responsible for such appetite. The Origin of Hardy’s Tragic Vision can serve as a handbook in the study of tragedy, from the ancient Greek notions to manifestations in late nineteenth century novelists (with reference to modern novelists and dramatists, such as D. H. Lawrence and Henrik Ibsen). Öztürk’s analysis, from the impulse of character in The Mayor of Casterbridge, through the envelope of circumstance in Tess of the D’Urbervilles, culminates comprehensively in his discussion of the depletion of life in Jude the Obscure. As a novelist familiar with the ideas of Schopenhauer and Darwin, Hardy’s tragic vision encompasses a brutally stark statement about the reality of life itself, and this assessment is captured brilliantly in Rıza Öztürk’s important book. Regarding tragedy from the technical elements to the thematic, to its special attention in terms of feminism and illustrations of the absurd in Jude the Obscure, there is no question that The Origin of Hardy’s Tragic Vision fills the need for newer interpretations of a vital figure in English literature who straddles both the Victorian and modern eras.” – Gregory F. Tague, PhD, Professor of English, St. Francis College, New York; author of Character and Consciousness (2005) and Ethos and Behavior (2008); editor of the ASEBL Journal

Tragedy And International Relations

Author: T. Erskine
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230390331
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Tragedy And International Relations from the Author: T. Erskine. Nowhere are clashes between competing ethical perspectives more prevalent than in the realm of International Relations. Thus, understanding tragedy is directly relevant to understanding IR. This volume explores the various ways that tragedy can be used as a lens through which international relations might be brought into clearer focus.

Literature And Degree In Renaissance England

Author: Peter Holbrook
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874134742
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Literature And Degree In Renaissance England from the Author: Peter Holbrook. "In this volume Peter Holbrook considers the complex interrelations between the literature and social structures of late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth-century England. Arguing that social stratification is one of the central topics of much literature of the time, Holbrook draws on recent work in early modern English social history to describe the ways in which discursive modes in particular Renaissance texts articulate social difference. He argues that despite recent influential historicizations of English Renaissance literature, we still need a nuanced understanding of the ways in which "degree," the structure of social distinctions in Renaissance England, was symbolized in the period's literature. Holbrook suggests that it is time to reconsider approaches that take contradiction to be the key fact of English Renaissance social and socioliterary life, and look instead at the variety of ways in which Renaissance writers articulate the relations of different social coups." "After an opening chapter arguing for the central importance of status to Elizabethan and Jacobean drama, Holbrook turns to particular Renaissance texts that seem to take degree - or social position - as their subject, and that are at the same time acutely aware of the social significance of discursive modes themselves. Thus, in analyzing the work of the pamphleteer Thomas Nashe, Holbrook offers an account of Nashe's style as an attempt to turn to advantage its author's difficult and ambiguous social position. Holbrook also discusses plays (such as Arden of Faversham, A Yorkshire Tragedy, and A Woman Killed with Kindness) that complicate the high genre of tragedy by representing middling or non-aristocratic characters in that mode. Finally, he turns to some Shakespearean treatments of degree in both comedies and tragedies. A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, Coriolanus, and The Two Noble Kinsmen are seen as addressing in fictional form - sometimes critically - aspects of social hierarchy. Each of the texts considered here, Holbrook suggests, testifies to a willingness in the period to use literature to explore, in a status-obsessed society, the nature of degree. Throughout the author's concern is to stress the ways in which Renaissance texts are aware of the "socially symbolic" character of discursive modes (the ways in which literary form is social form), as well as to urge the revision of a currently dominant model for describing social and socioliterary relations in the English Renaissance - that based upon a simple dichotomy of elite versus populace."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Madness Love And Tragedy In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Spain

Author: Marta Manrique Gómez
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443856096
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Madness Love And Tragedy In Nineteenth And Twentieth Century Spain from the Author: Marta Manrique Gómez. How do Spanish writers of the 19th and 20th century define and represent madness, a basic and controversial aspect of world culture, and how do the different conceptions of madness intersect with love, religion, politics, and other literary themes in Spanish society? This multi-author book analyzes the theme of madness in formative masterpieces of Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th century through the use of relevant critical and theoretical approaches. In this context, authors studied in this book include Juan Valera, Leopoldo Alas Clarín, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Caterina Albert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Miguel de Unamuno, and Juan Goytisolo, among others.