Download The Adam Smith Review: Volume I by Vivienne Brown PDF

By Vivienne Brown

The Adam Smith evaluate is a multidisciplinary refereed annual evaluate that covers all features of study on the subject of Adam Smith, his writings, and his importance for the trendy global. it's the purely e-book of its type and it goals to facilitate debate among students operating around the humanities and social sciences. this primary quantity comprises contributions from a multidisciplinary variety of experts, together with Stephen Darwall, Samuel Fleischacker, Willie Henderson, Takashi Negishi, Ian Simpson Ross, Emma Rothschild, Richard B. Sher, Ernst Tugendhat, Gloria Vivenza and Patricia H. Werhane, who talk about such topics as: the reception of the Wealth of countries the classics and Adam Smith Adam Smith and Kant Adam Smith and disequilibrium monetary thought

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Download Staging Modern American Life: Popular Culture in the by Thomas Fahy (auth.) PDF

By Thomas Fahy (auth.)

Thomas Fahy examines the combination of and demanding situations to pop culture present in the theatrical works of Millay, Cummings, and Dos Passos, that have principally been marginalized in discussions of theatre heritage and literary stories, regardless of providing a hybrid theatre that integrates well liked by formal, and mainstream with experimental

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Download Women Writing Women: An Anthology of Spanish-American by Teresa Cajiao Salas, Margarita Vargas PDF

By Teresa Cajiao Salas, Margarita Vargas

This primary anthology in English devoted completely to Spanish-American girls playwrights contains 8 performs by way of award-winning authors who've got nationwide and overseas acclaim. whereas those playwrights articulate matters just like these in their male counterparts-social injustice, the query of id, the position of paintings, the ability of writing-their feminist views supply a clean view of Spanish the US by way of tough conventional male representations of ladies. whereas the performs humorously exhibit the cultural and social politics of every state, in addition they learn heavily the absurdities of way of life. The playwrights comprise Isidora Aguirre (Chile), Sabina Berman (Mexico), Myrna Casas (Puerto Rico), Teresa Marichal (Puerto Rico), Diana Raznovich (Argentina), Mariela Romero (Venezuela), Beatriz Seibel (Argentina), and Maruxa Vilalta (Mexico).

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Download Marcel Proust: The Fictions of Life and of Art by Leo Bersani PDF

By Leo Bersani

Leo Bersani is an eminent literary critic whose influential paintings spans part a century. His substantial, in lots of methods unclassifiable, oeuvre has traversed and blurred the limits of the disciplines of recent French literature, literary feedback, psychoanalysis, paintings background, movie thought, philosophical aesthetics, and masculinity reviews and sexuality reports. Oxford collage Press released Bersani's first publication, on Proust, in 1965, however the paintings has lengthy been out of print. This new version is available in reaction to a contemporary renewal of curiosity between philosophers of literature, between others, and contours a brand new preface from the writer.

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Download Plato's Republic: A Dialogue in 16 Chapters by Alain Badiou PDF

By Alain Badiou

Plato's Republic is likely one of the best-known and such a lot widely-discussed texts within the background of philosophy. yet how could we get to the guts of this paintings this day, 2,500 years after its unique composition? Alain Badiou breathes existence into Plato's landmark textual content and revives its universality. instead of generating yet one more serious statement, he has as an alternative labored heavily at the unique Greek and, via marvelous adjustments, tailored it to our instances. during this leading edge reimagining of Plato's paintings, Badiou has got rid of all references particular to historic Greek society -- from long exchanges approximately ethical braveness in archaic poetry to political concerns almost always of curiosity to the aristocratic elite -- and has extended the variety of cultural references. right here, philosophy is firing on all cylinders: Socrates and his partners are joined via Beckett, Pessoa, Freud, and Hegel, between others. jointly those thinkers reveal that actual philosophy endures, able to soak up new horizons with no altering its essence.

Moreover, Badiou -- who's additionally a dramatist -- has remodeled the Socratic discussion right into a real oratorial contest. In his model of the Republic, the interlocutors do even more than just accept as true with Socrates. They argue, face up to him, positioned him instant, and convey suggestion in movement. during this paintings of dramatic scholarship and philosophy, we stumble upon a latest model of Plato's textual content that's alive, stimulating, and without delay correct to our personal world.

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Download Re-dressing the Canon: Essays on Theatre and Gender by Alisa Solomon PDF

By Alisa Solomon

Re-Dressing the Canon examines the connection among gender and function in a chain of essays which mix the critique of particular stay performances with an astute theoretical research. Alisa Solomon discusses either canonical texts and modern productions in a full of life jargon-free sort. one of the dramatic texts thought of are these of Aristophanes, Ibsen, Yiddish theatre, Mabou Mines, Deborah Warner, Shakespeare, Brecht, break up Britches, Ridiculous Theatre, and Tony Kushner. Bringing to endure theories of 'gender performativity' upon theatrical occasions, the writer explores: * the 'double conceal' of cross-dressed boy-actresses * how gender pertains to style (particularly in Ibsens' realism) * how canonical theatre represented gender in methods which hold conventional photos of masculinity and femininity.

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