We Need To Talk About Kevin

We Need To Talk About Kevin
Author : Lionel Shriver
Publisher : Profile Books
Total Pages : 496
Release : 2010-07-09
ISBN 10 : 9781847651747
ISBN 13 : 1847651747
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need To Talk About Kevin Book Description:

Eva never really wanted to be a mother; certainly not the mother of the unlovable boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker and a teacher who tried to befriend him. Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with marriage, career, family, parenthood and Kevin's horrific rampage in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her absent husband, Franklyn. Uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood from the start, Eva fears that her alarming dislike for her own son may be responsible for driving him so nihilistically off the rails.

We Need to Talk About Kevin

We Need to Talk About Kevin
Author : Lionel Shriver
Publisher : Catapult
Total Pages : 416
Release : 2011-05-01
ISBN 10 : 9781582438870
ISBN 13 : 1582438870
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We Need to Talk About Kevin Book Description:

The inspiration for the film starring Tilda Swinton and John C. Reilly, this resonant story of a mother’s unsettling quest to understand her teenage son’s deadly violence, her own ambivalence toward motherhood, and the explosive link between them remains terrifyingly prescient. Eva never really wanted to be a mother. And certainly not the mother of a boy who murdered seven of his fellow high school students, a cafeteria worker, and a much–adored teacher in a school shooting two days before his sixteenth birthday. Neither nature nor nurture exclusively shapes a child's character. But Eva was always uneasy with the sacrifices and social demotion of motherhood. Did her internalized dislike for her own son shape him into the killer he’s become? How much is her fault? Now, two years later, it is time for her to come to terms with Kevin’s horrific rampage, all in a series of startlingly direct correspondences with her estranged husband, Franklin. A piercing, unforgettable, and penetrating exploration of violence and responsibility, a book that the Boston Globe describes as “impossible to put down,” is a stunning examination of how tragedy affects a town, a marriage, and a family.

Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies

Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies
Author : Leslie Eckel
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2016-09-20
ISBN 10 : 9781474418287
ISBN 13 : 1474418287
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edinburgh Companion to Atlantic Literary Studies Book Description:

New and original collection of scholarly essays examining the literary complexities of the Atlantic world systemThis Companion offers a critical overview of the diverse and dynamic field of Atlantic literary studies, with contributions by distinguished scholars on a series of topics that define the area. The essays focus on literature and culture from first contact to the present, exploring fruitful Atlantic connections across space and time, across national cultures, and embracing literature, culture and society. This research collection proposes that the analysis of literature and culture does not depend solely upon geographical setting to uncover textual meaning. Instead, it offers Atlantic connections based around migration, race, gender and sexuality, ecologies, and other significant ideological crossovers in the Atlantic World. The result is an exciting new critical map written by leading international researchers of a lively and expanding field. Key FeaturesOffers an introduction to the growing field of Atlantic literary studies by showcasing current work engaged in debate around historical, cultural and literary issues in the Atlantic WorldIncludes 26 newly-commissioned scholarly essays by leading experts in Atlantic literary studiesFuses breadth of historical knowledge with depth of literary scholarshipConsiders the full range of intercultural encounters around and across the Atlantic Ocean

Rampage Violence Narratives

Rampage Violence Narratives
Author : Kathryn E. Linder
Publisher : Lexington Books
Total Pages : 168
Release : 2014-04-24
ISBN 10 : 9780739187517
ISBN 13 : 0739187511
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rampage Violence Narratives Book Description:

Springfield. Columbine. Sandy Hook. Each school shooting in the United States is followed by a series of questions. Why does this happen? Who are the shooters? How can this be prevented? Along with parents, school officials, media outlets, and scholars, popular culture has also attempted to respond to these questions through a variety of fictional portrayals of rampage violence. Rampage Violence Narratives: What Fictional Accounts of Rampage Violence Say about the Future of America’s Youth offers a detailed look at the state of youth identity in American cultural representations of youth violence through an extended analysis of over forty primary sources of fictional narratives of urban and suburban/rural school violence. Representations of suburban and rural school shootings that are modeled after real-life events serve to shape popular understandings of the relationship between education and American identity, the liminal space between childhood and adulthood, and the centrality of white heterosexual masculinity to definitions of social and political success in the United States. Through a series of "case studies" that offer in-depth examinations of fictional depictions of school shootings in film and literature, it becomes clear that these stories are representative of a larger social narrative regarding the future of the United States. The continuing struggle to understand youth violence is part of an ongoing conversation about what it means to raise future citizens within a cultural moment that views youth through a lens of anxiety rather than optimism.

Conflicts in Childhood

Conflicts in Childhood
Author : Miriam Damrow
Publisher : BRILL
Total Pages :
Release : 2019-07-22
ISBN 10 : 9781848883956
ISBN 13 : 1848883951
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflicts in Childhood Book Description:

A collection of inter-disciplinary perspectives on conflicts in childhood from international scholars, ranging from adult representations of children in literature, law and education to those experienced in children’s everyday lives.

The Female Gaze

The Female Gaze
Author : Alicia Malone
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2018-11-15
ISBN 10 : 9781633538382
ISBN 13 : 1633538389
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Female Gaze Book Description:

Support Women in Film with This Perfect Movie Guidebook! “A wonderful guide to some of the best films made by women, both celebrating women directors and fueling the red-hot discussion about why we don’t have more.” ―Maria Giese, filmmaker and activist #1 Bestseller in Movies & Video Guides & Reviews With the success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, Ava Duvernay’s 13th, and with the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever. A woman’s influence on film. You may have heard the term “male gaze,” coined in the 1970s which is about how art and entertainment has been influenced by the male’s perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What new ideas, thoughts and aspects can we learn from women in film? What does the world look like through the “female gaze”? All movies made by women. The Female Gaze goes through a historical layout of essential, thought-provoking, and life-altering movies made by women. Past and present films are featured in this book making this guidebook perfect for the movie lover in your life. Jump right into the benefits and perspectives of the female mind. Inspiring biographies of women who make movies. Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. The Female Gaze also contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics. In this book you’ll read about: • The advancements and the accomplishments of numerous women in film • The lives of these women and the struggles they faced in the film industry • How unique women’s voices shaped the films and the film industry If you loved books like Backwards and in Heels, Hope for Film, or Just the Funny Parts, then you’ll love The Female Gaze.

Selfish Women

Selfish Women
Author : Lisa Downing
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 166
Release : 2019-05-24
ISBN 10 : 9781000020618
ISBN 13 : 1000020614
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Selfish Women Book Description:

This book proceeds from a single and very simple observation: throughout history, and up to the present, women have received a clear message that we are not supposed to prioritize ourselves. Indeed, the whole question of "self" is a problem for women – and a problem that issues from a wide range of locations, including, in some cases, feminism itself. When women espouse discourses of self-interest, self-regard, and selfishness, they become illegible. This is complicated by the commodification of the self in the recent Western mode of economic and political organization known as "neoliberalism," which encourages a focus on self-fashioning that may not be identical with self-regard or self-interest. Drawing on figures from French, US, and UK contexts, including Rachilde, Ayn Rand, Margaret Thatcher, and Lionel Shriver, and examining discourses from psychiatry, media, and feminism with the aim of reading against the grain of multiple orthodoxies, this book asks how revisiting the words and works of selfish women of modernity can assist us in understanding our fraught individual and collective identities as women in contemporary culture. And can women with politics that are contrary to the interests of the collective teach us anything about the value of rethinking the role of the individual? This book is an essential read for those with interests in cultural theory, feminist theory, and gender politics.

Embodied Encounters

Embodied Encounters
Author : Agnieszka Piotrowska
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 236
Release : 2014-11-13
ISBN 10 : 9781317636496
ISBN 13 : 131763649X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Encounters Book Description:

What is the role of the unconscious in our visceral approaches to cinema? Embodied Encounters offers a unique collection of essays written by leading thinkers and writers in film studies, with a guiding principle that embodied and material existence can, and perhaps ought to, also allow for the unconscious. The contributors embrace work which has brought ‘the body’ back into film theory and question why psychoanalysis has been excluded from more recent interrogations. The chapters included here engage with Jung and Freud, Lacan and Bion, and Klein and Winnicott in their interrogations of contemporary cinema and the moving image. In three parts the book presents examinations of both classic and contemporary films including Black Swan, Zero Dark Thirty and The Dybbuk: Part 1 – The Desire, the Body and the Unconscious Part 2 – Psychoanalytical Theories and the Cinema Part 3 – Reflections and Destructions, Mirrors and Transgressions Embodied Encounters is an eclectic volume which presents in one book the voices of those who work with different psychoanalytical paradigms. It will be essential reading for psychoanalysts and psychotherapists, scholars and students of film and culture studies and film makers.

Textual Mothers Maternal Texts

Textual Mothers Maternal Texts
Author : Elizabeth Podnieks
Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages : 402
Release : 2011-04-07
ISBN 10 : 9781554587650
ISBN 13 : 1554587654
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Textual Mothers Maternal Texts Book Description:

Textual Mothers/Maternal Texts focuses on mothers as subjects and as writers who produce auto/biography, fiction, and poetry about maternity. International contributors examine the mother without child, with child, and in her multiple identities as grandmother, mother, and daughter. The collection examines how authors use textual spaces to accept, negotiate, resist, or challenge traditional conceptions of mothering and maternal roles, and how these texts offer alternative practices and visions for mothers. Further, it illuminates how textual representations both reflect and help to define or (re)shape the realities of women and families by examining how mothering and being a mother are political, personal, and creative narratives unfolding within both the pages of a book and the spaces of a life. The range of chapters maps a shift from the daughter-centric stories that have dominated the maternal tradition to the matrilineal and matrifocal perspectives that have emerged over the last few decades as the mother’s voice moved from silence to speech. Contributors make aesthetic, cultural, and political claims and critiques about mothering and motherhood, illuminating in new and diverse ways how authors and the protagonists of the texts “read” their own maternal identities as well as the maternal scripts of their families, cultures, and nations in their quest for self-knowledge, agency, and artistic expression.

Wounded Studies in Literary and Cinematic Trauma

Wounded  Studies in Literary and Cinematic Trauma
Author : Gail Finney
Publisher : MDPI
Total Pages : 144
Release : 2018-07-02
ISBN 10 : 9783038429357
ISBN 13 : 303842935X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wounded Studies in Literary and Cinematic Trauma Book Description:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Wounded: Studies in Literary and Cinematic Trauma" that was published in Humanities