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REAL – Yearbook of Research in English and American Literature
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Published by Narr Francke Attempto Verlag Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Against Reading. Discarding Adventure in Marlene NourbeSe Philip’s
           Zong!

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      Authors: Imlinger; Fabienne
      Abstract: Fabienne ImlingerAgainst Reading. Discarding Adventure in MarleneNourbeSe Philip’s Zong!“not reading the text for meaning, but for something else”#1 something else“The concept is very interesting, but I found it difficult to read and to selectpassages for us to discuss in class”. You can sense a collective gasp of reliefin the room when my student starts her presentation of Marlene NourbeSePhilip’s Zong!
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
       
  • Perilous Journeys Across Gender and Genre: Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch
           and Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood and Bone

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      Authors: McPherson; Annika
      Abstract: Annika McPhersonPerilous Journeys Across Gender and Genre:Nnedi Okorafor’s Akata Witch and Tomi Adeyemi’sChildren of Blood and BoneIntroductionIn 2018, Tomi Adeyemi’s Young Adult (YA) novel Children of Blood and Bonehit the market as “one of the biggest YA debut novel publishing deals ever”,with movie rights to her “Black Lives Matter-inspired fantasy novel” (NewkirkII n. p.) having been secured prior to the book’s publication (Fleming Jrn.
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  • The Pleasures of Peril: Rereading Anglophone Adventure Fiction

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      Authors: Döring; Tobias; Kübler, Martina
      Abstract: Tobias Döring and Martina KüblerThe Pleasures of Peril: Rereading AnglophoneAdventure FictionAdventure fiction often seems embarrassing. George Orwell once called RudyardKipling’s work “almost a shameful pleasure, like the taste for cheapsweets that some people secretly carry into middle life” (141). In just thisway, sophisticated readers often dismiss adventure writing as a juvenileindulgence, full of clichés, bogus action, silly heroes, and cheap thrills, i.
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  • Deconstructing the Gold Rush Adventure: Rose Tremain’s The Colour (2003)
           and Eleanor Catton’s The Luminaries (2013)

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      Authors: Fricke; Stefanie
      Abstract: Stefanie FrickeDeconstructing the Gold Rush Adventure: RoseTremain’s The Colour (2003) and Eleanor Catton’sThe Luminaries (2013)On 27 February 1865, an uncommonly large shipment of gold entered the portof Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand, setting off a gold rush to theisland’s West Coast: 1Nelson […] echoed with oaths as goldseekers fought to buy tickets on ships ladingwith all haste for Hokitika.
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  • Adventure as a Return to Reality in Salman Rushdie’s Quichotte

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      Authors: Kluwick; Ursula
      Abstract: Ursula KluwickAdventure as a Return to Reality in SalmanRushdie’s QuichotteSalman Rushdie’s oeuvre is associated with many literary movements andtraditions: magical realism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, historiographicmetafiction, and alternative history are some of the labels most frequentlyattached to his writing. Adventure fiction is not among them, and yet, uponcloser scrutiny, Rushdie’s novels can be seen to frequently gravitate towardsthe adventure genre.
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  • Re-Visioning Race: Mat Johnson’s Pym, Poe, and the Allegories of
           Adventure

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      Authors: Guttzeit; Gero
      Abstract: Gero GuttzeitRe-Visioning Race: Mat Johnson’s Pym, Poe,and the Allegories of AdventureIntroductionIf the idea of the embarrassing ‘pleasures of peril’ defines much of the receptionof adventure fiction in modernity, then Mat Johnson’s Pym (2011),a satirical rewriting of Edgar Allan Poe’s sole novel The Narrative of ArthurGordon Pym of Nantucket (1838), reimagines that peril, and those pleasures, forthe contemporary reader.
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  • Imperial Representations - Romantic Dis / Enchantments - Modernist
           Aesthetics: Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim and the Lives of Adventure

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      Authors: Elze; Jens
      Abstract: Jens ElzeImperial Representations – RomanticDis / Enchantments – Modernist Aesthetics: JosephConrad’s Lord Jim and the Lives of AdventureLord Jim is one of Joseph Conrad’s most explicit engagements with the chronotopesof the imperial adventure novel. Conveniently located at the turn of thetwentieth century, it has at the same time been regarded as the “modernistnovel’s inaugural text” (Seeley 495) and as such was considered notoriouslyresistant to adventure and its tendency to privilege “action” (Zweig 11) or generatea “reading for the plot” (Brooks).
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  • Sherlock in the Waste Land: Romancing the City

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      Authors: Döring; Tobias
      Abstract: Tobias DöringSherlock in the Waste Land: Romancing the City1. From London to RomanceLondon in the 1890s, the age of high imperialism and a stealthily approachingsense of doom. 1 A young man – a reporter for a London paper – proposes tohis love, a charming yet somewhat capricious lady who rebuffs him becauseshe longs for quite a different kind of husband, “a harder, sterner man […]who would look Death in the face and have no fear of him – a man of greatdeeds and strange experiences” (Doyle, Lost World 8).
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  • The Adventures of James Joyce from Rathgar, County Dublin, Ireland

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      Authors: Lüdeke; Roger
      Abstract: Roger LüdekeThe Adventures of James Joyce from Rathgar,County Dublin, IrelandFaintly, under the heavy summer night, through the silence of the town which hasturned from dreams to dreamless sleep as a weary lover whom no carresses [sic]move, the sound of hoofs upon the Dublin road. Not so faintly now as they comenear the bridge; and in a moment as they pass the dark windows the silence is clovenby alarm as by an arrow.
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  • The Cowardly Hero and the Perils of Pleasure: The Flashman Papers

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      Authors: Lethbridge; Stephanie
      Abstract: Stefanie LethbridgeThe Cowardly Hero and the Perils of Pleasure:The Flashman PapersIntroduction“I can look at the picture above my desk, of the young officer in Cardigan’sHussars; tall, masterful, and roughly handsome […] and say that it is theportrait of a scoundrel, a liar, a cheat, a thief, a coward – and, oh yes, a toady”(Fraser, Flashman 1 13). Harry Flashman, knighted and celebrated war hero,decorated with the Victoria Cross, introduces himself in distinctly unflatteringterms.
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  • Adventure as Anecdote: The (‘Talling’) Tales of Two Maries

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      Authors: Mieszkowski; Sylvia
      Abstract: Sylvia MieszkowskiAdventure as Anecdote:The (‘Talling’) Tales of Two Maries 1IntroductionLocated at the fringes of what might count as ‘adventure fiction’ proper,the two texts at the centre of attention in this article, Mary Jane Seacole’sWonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many Lands (1857) and Mary HenriettaKingsley’s Travels in West Africa (1897), combine life-writing, travel literature,micro-historiography, and (auto-)ethnography (Salih, “Gallant Heart”173; Pratt, Imperial Eyes 7) while frequently drawing on the anecdotal as anarrative mode.
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  • The Pleasures of Circulation: Vicissitudes of the Drive in Robinson
           Crusoe, Roderick Random, and the Adventures of Money

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      Authors: Stevanović; Vid
      Abstract: Vid StevanovićThe Pleasures of Circulation: Vicissitudes of theDrive in Robinson Crusoe, Roderick Random, and theAdventures of MoneyI. From Robinson to RousseauNow more than 300 years after its publication, Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoeis still very likely one of the most popular books of adventure writing.If it holds true that adventure fiction is nowadays relegated to the realm ofchildren and young readers (Bristow 30), then one reason for its ongoingpopularity is certainly the fact that it already lent itself well to such an audiencein the past.
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  • Life as Adventure: The Black Heroine’s Journey in Zora Neale Hurston’s
           Dust Tracks on a Road

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      Authors: Kübler; Marina
      Abstract: Martina KüblerLife as Adventure: The Black Heroine’s Journey inZora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a RoadCalling ZoraZora Neale Hurston’s call to adventure comes in the form of “an old sow-hog”that “taught [her] how to walk” (22). When her mother leaves baby Zora aloneon the kitchen floor with a piece of corn bread in hand, an undetected pigenters the house to nuzzle for breadcrumbs and other delicacies.
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  • “[T]he wildest of adventurers, or one at the relation of whose crimes
           the world must shudder”: The Venetian Bravo as a Literary Character in
           Zschokke, Lewis, and Cooper

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      Authors: Ruge; Enno
      Abstract: Enno Ruge“[T]he wildest of adventurers, or one at therelation of whose crimes the world must shudder”:The Venetian Bravo as a Literary Character inZschokke, Lewis, and Cooper“Take care, Prince,” said I, incautiously; “We are in Venice!”Friedrich Schiller, The Armenian; or, The Ghost-Seer.1 The Picture of a BravoAfter his unexpected coming into money and subsequent release from Marshalseadebtor’s prison, Mr Dorrit, now a gentleman, takes his family on agrand tour of Europe, which includes a prolonged stay in Venice.
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  • “Round Many Western Islands”: Children’s Adventure, Empire, and
           Rereading in Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons (1930)

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      Authors: Berensmeyer; Ingo
      Abstract: Ingo Berensmeyer“Round Many Western Islands”: Children’sAdventure, Empire, and Rereading in ArthurRansome’s Swallows and Amazons (1930)– for Talli and Christoph, who know –Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons, first published in 1930, is one ofthe undisputed classics of British children’s literature, but it has fared lesswell internationally. Early translations into Spanish, Dutch, and Swedish, forexample, have apparently not been reissued since the 1950s, and the Germantranslation was last seen in print in 1966 (its success probably not exactlypromoted by the German title Der Kampf um die Insel).
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  • No Time Like the Present: Tracing 19th-century Ideologies in 21st-century
           Time Travel Adventures

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      Authors: Reichl; Susanne
      Abstract: Susanne ReichlNo Time Like the Present: Tracing 19 th -centuryIdeologies in 21 st -century Time Travel AdventuresIntroduction: Edith Nesbit’s Little Would-be Conquerors and 21 st -century World-saversIn one of the earliest time travel adventures written explicitly for children, TheStory of the Amulet (1906), Edith Nesbit constructs a charming mock-imperialistconfrontation in Egypt “eight thousand years ago” (50), with four childrenfrom Edwardian London – “where nothing now surprises anyone” (61) – whohave just employed a charm and the help of a sand-elf for their first time traveladventure.
      PubDate: 2021-12-01
       
 
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