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English Poetry

By

Michael O’Neill (ed.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521883061

Acc No: 73399     Call No: 821.009 On58

English poetryBook Description:  Poetry written in English is uniquely powerful and suggestive in its capacity to surprise, unsettle, shock, console, and move. The Cambridge History of English Poetry offers sparklingly fresh and dynamic readings of an extraordinary range of poets and poems from Beowulf to Alice Oswald. An international team of experts explores how poets in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland use language and to what effect, examining questions of form, tone, and voice; they comment, too, on how formal choices are inflected by the poet’s time and place. The Cambridge History of English Poetry is the most comprehensive and authoritative history of the field from early medieval times to the present. It traces patterns of continuity, transformation, transition, and development. Covering a remarkable array of poets and poems, and featuring an extensive bibliography, the scope and depth of this major work of reference make it required reading for anyone interested in poetry.

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Teaching of Physics

By

A.K. Nayak

Publisher: A P H Publishing Corporation

ISBN: 9788176485180

Acc No: 73504   Call No: 530.7 N331:1

PhysicsBook Description: This book on the Teaching Of Physics deals with the study of the fundamental properties of matter on all scales, from the sub-nuclear to the cosmic – and the nature of space and time. It also underpins the whole of modern technology, such as the lasers in CD players, the silicon chips in computers, the optic fibre cables used in communications and the transmitters in mobile phones. This book is about learning to be a more effective teacher. The intended audience is any physics teacher who is interested in learning about recent developments in physics education.

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Introduction to Rings and Modules

By

C. Musili

Publisher: Narosa Publishing House

ISBN: 9788173190377

Acc No: 73181    Call No: 512.4 M985:1

Rings & ModulesBook Description: This book is a self-contained elementary introduction to Rings and Modules, a topic constituting about half of a core course on Algebra. The proofs are treated with full details retaining the classroom flavour. The entire material including exercise is fully class tested. True/False statements are meant for a quick test of understanding of the main text.

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A History of Russian thought

By

William Leatherbarrow and Derek Offord (eds.)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107412521

Acc No: 73392    Call No: 947 L433

Russian thoughtBook Description:  The history of ideas has played a central role in Russia’s political and social history. Understanding its intellectual tradition and the way the intelligentsia have shaped the nation is crucial to understanding the Russia of today. This new history examines important intellectual and cultural currents (the Enlightenment, nationalism, nihilism, and religious revival) and key themes (conceptions of the West and East, the common people, and attitudes to capitalism and natural science) in Russian intellectual history. Concentrating on the Golden Age of Russian thought in the mid-nineteenth century, the contributors also look back to its eighteenth-century origins in the flowering of culture following the reign of Peter the Great, and forward to the continuing vitality of Russia’s classical intellectual tradition in the Soviet and post-Soviet eras. With brief biographical details of over fifty key thinkers and an extensive bibliography, this book provides a fresh, comprehensive overview of Russian intellectual history.

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What literature teaches us about emotion

By

Patrick Colm Hogan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107002883

Acc No: 73449     Call No: 809.93353 H714

What literatureBook Description: Literature provides us with otherwise unavailable insights into the ways emotions are produced, experienced and enacted in human social life. It is particularly valuable because it deepens our comprehension of the mutual relations between emotional response and ethical judgment. These are the central claims of Hogan’s study, which carefully examines a range of highly esteemed literary works in the context of current neurobiological, psychological, sociological and other empirical research. In this work, he explains the value of literary study for a cognitive science of emotion and outlines the emotional organization of the human mind. He explores the emotions of romantic love, grief, mirth, guilt, shame, jealousy, attachment, compassion and pity – in each case drawing on one work by Shakespeare and one or more works by writers from different historical periods or different cultural backgrounds, such as the eleventh-century Chinese poet Li Ch’ing-Chao and the contemporary Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka.

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Criminal law and the modernist novel:

Experience on trial

By

Rex Ferguson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107012974

Acc No: 73402    Call No: 823.9109 F352

Criminal lawBook Description: The realist novel and the modern criminal trial both came to fruition in the nineteenth century. Each places a premium on the author’s or trial lawyer’s ability to reconstruct reality, reflecting modernity’s preoccupation with firsthand experience as the basis of epistemological authority. But by the early twentieth century experience had, as Walter Benjamin put it, ‘fallen in value’. The modernist novel and the criminal trial of the period began taking cues from a kind of nonexperience – one that nullifies identity, subverts repetition and supplants presence with absence. Rex Ferguson examines how such nonexperience colours the overlapping relationship between law and literary modernism. Chapters on E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India, Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier and Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time detail the development of a uniquely modern subjectivity, offering new critical insight to scholars and students of twentieth-century literature, cultural studies, and the history of law and philosophy.

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Boccaccio and the Invention of Italian literature

By

Martin Eisner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107041660

Acc No: 73432     Call No: 858.109 E36

BoccaccioBook Description: Giovanni Boccaccio played a pivotal role in the extraordinary emergence of the Italian literary tradition in the fourteenth century, not only as author of the Decameron, but also as scribe of Dante, Petrarch and Cavalcanti. Using a single codex written entirely in Boccaccio’s hand, Martin Eisner brings together material philology and literary history to reveal the multiple ways Boccaccio authorizes this vernacular literary tradition. Each chapter offers a novel interpretation of Boccaccio as a biographer, storyteller, editor and scribe, who constructs arguments, composes narratives, compiles texts and manipulates material forms to legitimize and advance a vernacular literary canon. Situating these philological activities in the context of Boccaccio’s broader reflections on poetry in the Decameron and the Genealogy of the Gentile Gods, the book produces a new portrait of Boccaccio that integrates his vernacular and Latin works, while also providing a new context for understanding his fictions.