Category Archives: Literature

On SAGE Insight: To celebrate Banned Books Week: Censoring Shakespeare

From Index on Censorship To mark Banned Books Week SAGE is delighted to offer free access to these Index on Censorship magazine articles: Barring the Bard: Actor Jennifer Leong on confronting attempts to censorperformances of Shakespeare around the world Jennifer … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Getting print out: Self-publishing may be a new solution to censorship in China and other countries

From Index on Censorship Crowdsourcing is helping authors get their books directly to audiences when traditional publishers are worried about government pressure. In some countries where censorship of literature is commonplace, authors are pursuing other options by circulating a free … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: The fatwa and the philosophe: Rushdie, Voltaire, and Islam

From The Journal of Commonwealth Literature A huge volume of literature has been written about Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses and the fatwa issued in response to it by the Ayatollah Khomeini. Whilst much literary criticism has recommended that we … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special issue: Reading in the Age of the Internet

Guest editors: Daniel Allington and Stephen Pihlaja From Language and Literature  Reading has changed with consumer adoption of digital technologies, and its changes are many: from the new ways in which users of such technologies can now access texts to … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Special Issue: Mythologizing Shakespeare – A European Perspective

From Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance The essays in this special anniversary issue celebrating Shakespeare’s 400th birthday stems for the most part from a congress of the European Shakespeare Research Association (ESRA) at the University of Montpellier from … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Code-switching in Literature: Expanding the Paradigm

Guest editors: Penelope Gardner-Chloros and Daniel Weston From Language and Literature The past 50 years have seen an exponential growth both in the study of bilingualism, and in one of its most salient conversational manifestations: code-switching (CS). Just as spoken … Continue reading

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Embedded dialogue and dreams: The worlds and accessibility relations of Inception

From Language and Literature Article awarded the 2014 Poetics and Linguistics Association prize Christopher Nolan’s (2010) film, Inception, has received much critical and scholarly attention, from film critics to philosophers, yet no stylistic analysis of the film has been published … Continue reading

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Amanda Knox – from villain to victim on Wikipedia

Counter narratives and controversial crimes: The Wikipedia article for the ‘Murder of Meredith Kercher’ From Language and Literature With American defendant Amanda Knox once again facing trial by media – along with extradition – for Meredith Kercher’s murder, it seems … Continue reading

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Opening the debate about Rushdie’s legacy ‘The Satanic Verses’

Online Special Issue: The Satanic Verses From The Journal of Commonwealth Literature Joseph Anton, the new memoir by Salman Rushdie  was published with great fanfare and to mixed critical reception in September 2012. Its publication has led to an outpouring of … Continue reading

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