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Title Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts / edited by Brigitte Le Juez and Olga Springer.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2015.

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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages).
Series DQR Studies in Literature ; 57
DQR studies in literature ; 57, 0921-2507
Contents Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgements; Epigraph; Introduction: Shipwrecks and Islands as Multilayered, Timeless Metaphors of Human Existence; I: Shipwrecks, Islands and Subjectivity; "I-lands": The Construction and Shipwreck of an Insular Subject in Modern Discourse; The Island as Chora; "Mine Was a Peculiar Kind of Wreck": Robert Louis Stevenson's Deconstruction of Treasure Island in The Wrecker; Robinson in Headphones: The Desert Island as Pop Fetish; II: The Island as Aesthetic Concept.
Adventures in Form: The Hebrides and the Romantic Imaginary"The Lighthouse" (Edgar Allan Poe, 1849; Cristina Fernández Cubas, 1997): From the "Egocentred" to a "Geocentred" Analysis; Fifty Years On: Aldous Huxley's Island (1962) Reconsidered; III: Weathering the Tempest -- Images of Shipwrecks and Islands from Ancient to Modern Times; The Gaelicization of Brasil Island: From Cartographic Error to Celtic Elysium; The Tempest Toss'd Ship: Twelfth Night and Emotional Communities in Early Modern London.
A Shipwreck of Faith: Hazardous Voyages and Contested Representations in Milton's Samson AgonistesIslands and Irelands: Journeys, Mappings and Re-Mappings; IV: The Island as Feminine Space; "Maybe Girls Need an Island": Desert Islands and Gender Troubles in Libba Bray's Beauty Queens; Recreating Home for the New Girl: Domesticity and Adventure in L.T. Meade's Four on an Island; Lady Castaways in the Gilded Age in Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth; Islands to Get Away From: Postcolonial Islands and Emancipation in Novels by Monica Ali, Andrea Levy and Caryl Phillips.
V: Experimental Shipwrecks and Island as LaboratoryDrifting and Foundering: Evolutionary Theory in Kurt Vonnegut's Galápagos; "You Turn Worlds Upside Down": The Politics of Reversal in Terry Pratchett's Nation; Shipwrecks and Desert Islands: Ecology and Nature -- A Case Study of How Reality TV and Fictional Films Frame Representations of Islands; The Figuration of the Shipwreck as Political Commentary in Hydra Decapita, an Essay-Film by The Otolith Group; Notes on Contributors; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The motifs of island and shipwreck have been present in literature and the arts from ancient times. The essays in this volume explore shipwreck and island figures together in literary texts, films, Reality TV, music, and art.
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Subject Shipwrecks in literature -- Settings.
Islands in literature -- Settings.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Le Juez, Brigitte, 1959- editor.
Springer, Olga, editor.
Other Form: Print version: Juez, Brigitte le. Shipwreck and Island Motifs in Literature and the Arts. Leiden : BRILL, ©2015 9789004298743
ISBN 9004298754 (ebook)
9789004298750 (electronic bk.)