Popular Literature

Popular Literature

Author: Rupayan Mukherjee

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783838216669

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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This volume offers a selection of critical essays on texts that can be broadly categorized as popular literature. In addition to critical readings of popular texts such as The Jungle Book and The Hound of the Baskervilles, the book considers populist tendencies in literary classics like Jane Eyre and Frankenstein.

Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages: Specimens of lyric poetry, composed in England in the reign of Edward the First. Ed. by T. Wright. The boke of curtasye ... Ed. by J. O. Halliwell. Specimens of old Christmas carols ... [Ed. by T. Wright] The nursery rhymes of England, collected principally from oral tradition. Ed. by J. O. Halliwell

Early English Poetry, Ballads and Popular Literature of the Middle Ages: Specimens of lyric poetry, composed in England in the reign of Edward the First. Ed. by T. Wright. The boke of curtasye ... Ed. by J. O. Halliwell. Specimens of old Christmas carols ... [Ed. by T. Wright] The nursery rhymes of England, collected principally from oral tradition. Ed. by J. O. Halliwell

Author: Percy Society

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101075727634

Category: English literature

Page: 462

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Narrative of Chinese and Western Popular Fiction

Narrative of Chinese and Western Popular Fiction

Author: Yonglin Huang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662575758

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 222

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This book presents a comprehensive and systematic study of the narrative history and narrative methods of Chinese and Western popular fiction from the perspectives of narratology, comparative literature, and art and literature studies by adopting the methodology of parallel comparison. The book is a pioneering work that systematically investigates the similarities and differences between Chinese and Western popular fiction, and traces the root causes leading to the differences. By means of narrative comparison, it explores the conceptual and spiritual correlations and differences between Chinese and Western popular fiction and, by relating them to the root causes of cultural spirit, allows us to gain an insight into the cultural heritage of different nations. The book is structured in line with a cause-and-effect logical sequence and moves from the macroscopic to the microscopic, from history to reality, and from theory to practice. The integration of macro-level theoretical studies and micro-level case studies is both novel and effective. This book was awarded Second Prize at the Sixth Outstanding Achievement Awards in Scientific Research for Chinese Institutions of Higher Learning (Humanities & Social Sciences, 2013).

Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle

Language, Science and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle

Author: Christine Ferguson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351923323

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 190

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Christine Ferguson's timely study is the first comprehensive examination of the importance of language in forming a crucial nexus among popular fiction, biology, and philology at the Victorian fin-de-siècle. Focusing on a variety of literary and non-literary texts, the book maps out the dialogue between the Victorian life and social sciences most involved in the study of language and the literary genre frequently indicted for causing linguistic corruption and debasement - popular fiction. Ferguson demonstrates how Darwinian biological, philological, and anthropological accounts of 'primitive' and animal language were co-opted into wider cultural debates about the apparent brutality of popular fiction, and shows how popular novelists such as Marie Corelli, Grant Allen, H.G. Wells, H. Rider Haggard, and Bram Stoker used their fantastic narratives to radically reformulate the relationships among language, thought, and progress that underwrote much of the contemporary prejudice against mass literary taste. In its alignment of scientific, cultural, and popular discourses of human language, Language, Science, and Popular Fiction in the Victorian Fin-de-Siècle stands as a corrective to assessments of best-selling fiction's intellectual, ideological, and aesthetic simplicity.