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Title Realisms in contemporary culture [electronic resource] : theories, politics, and medial configurations / edited by Dorothee Birke, Stella Butter.

Publication Info. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 234 pages .).
Series Linguae & litterae ; 21
Linguae & litterae ; 21.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction; Making the Case for Metonymic Realism; Truth Claims in the Contemporary Novel: The Authenticity Effect, Allegory, and Totality; Realism, Women Writers and the Contemporary British Novel; Ousmane Sembène's Hybrid 'Truth' -- Social(ist) Realism and Postcolonial Writing Back; More is Less: Representing the Planet; Ecocritical Realism: Nature, Culture, and Reality in Icelandic Environmental Literature; Exhibiting Lost Love: The Relational Realism of Things in Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence and Leanne Shapton's Important Artifacts.
Realisms in British Drama since the 1990s: Anthony Neilson's Realism and Gregory Burke's Black WatchReality and Realism in Contemporary German Theatre Performances; The Parodic Play with Realist Aesthetics and Authenticity Claims in Cheryl Dunye's Black Queer Mockumentary The Watermelon Woman; Visual Event Realism; Appendix; Notes on Contributors.
Summary 'Realism' is a pervasive term in discussions of contemporary developments in literature and film. By drawing on different theories of realism, the authors explore how the term may be used as a helpful concept in order to analyse and evaluate current trends in cultural production and, in turn, how cultural production changes our understanding of what counts as 'realism'. The volume deals with media-specific and national traditions of realism, thereby offering a transdisciplinary engagement with forms and socio-political functions of 'realism' in contemporary culture.
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Subject Realism in literature.
Realism in motion pictures.
Reality in mass media.
Realism in the press.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Birke, Dorothee, editor.
Butter, Stella, editor.
Other Form: Print version: 9783110307511 3110307510 (DLC) 2013026660
ISBN 3110312913 (electronic bk.)
9783110312911 (electronic bk.)
9783110307511 (acid-free paper)
3110307510 (acid-free paper)