Atlantis, revista de la Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 2, December

1492: Europe in America and America in Europe: Or, Traveling Metaphors in the Discoveries of America
I retained the landscape, and I have since annually carried off what it yielded without a wheelbarrow. With respect to landscapes, "I am monarch of all I survey, My right there is none to dispute". --Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Where I Lived, and...
Andrew Teverson 2007: Salman Rushdie
Andrew Teverson 2007: Salman Rushdie. Contemporary World Writers. Manchester: Manchester UP. xvii + 259 pp. ISBN 978-0-7190-7051-8 If ever a writer's work lacked primal innocence, it is Salman Rushdie's. It is impossible to write about the Indian-born,...
Aranzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam, Eds. 2007: Back to Peace. Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period
Aranzazu Usandizaga and Andrew Monnickendam, eds. 2007: Back to Peace. Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period. Notre Dame, Indiana: U of Notre Dame P. i-viii+ 312 pp. ISBN 978-0-268-04452-7. The interest in English speaking countries,...
A Wind of Change: The New British Colonial Policy in Post-Revolt India
Most scholars dealing with British India believe that the events of 1857 came as a bolt from the blue that shook the very foundations of the British Empire in the Indian Subcontinent, and left a deep wound in the psyche of the British officials, both...
David Walton 2008: Introducing Cultural Studies. Learning through Practice
David Walton 2008: Introducing Cultural Studies. Learning through Practice. London: Sage. 323pp. ISBN 978-1-4129-1895-4 (pbk) David Walton's handbook is arguably the most notable cultural studies book to have come out of Spain since Felicity Hand...
Eva Darias Beautell and Maria Jesus Hernaez Lerena, Eds. 2007: Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States
Eva Darias Beautell and Maria Jesus Hernaez Lerena, eds. 2007: Canon Disorders: Gendered Perspectives on Literature and Film in Canada and the United States. Logrono: La Universidad de la Rioja/Tenerife: Universidad de La Laguna. 186 pp. ISBN: 978-84-96487-7-2...
Goodbye to Isherwood: The Rise and Fall of a Literary Reputation
I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Recording the man shaving at the window opposite, and the woman in the kimono washing her hair. Some day, all this will have to be developed, carefully printed, fixed. (Isherwood...
Jorge Luis Bueno Alonso 2007: La Epica De la Inglaterra Anglosajona. Historia Y Textos Desde El Auge De Mercia Al Declive De la Monarquia (750-1016)
Jorge Luis Bueno Alonso 2007: La epica de la Inglaterra anglosajona. Historia y textos desde el auge de Mercia al declive de la monarquia (750-1016). Foreword by Santiago Corugedo.Vigo: Universidade de Vigo, Servizo de Publicacions. vi + 157 pp. ISBN:...
Juan F. Elices 2006: The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd. A Case-Study
Juan F. Elices 2006: The Satiric Worlds of William Boyd. A Case-Study. Bern: Peter Lang. 259 pp. ISBN: 3-03910-691-0 When Elices' book came out in 2006, William Boyd was already a well-known author actively publishing, as his latest works have shown...
Malcolm Coulthard and Alison Johnson 2007: An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence
Malcolm Coulthard and Alison Johnson 2007: An Introduction to Forensic Linguistics: Language in Evidence. London and New York: Routledge. 237 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-32023 In many countries around the world Forensic Linguistics is now a well defined,...
Ocke-Schwen Bohn and Murray J. Munro, Eds. 2007: Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning: In Honor of James Emil Flege
Ocke-Schwen Bohn and Murray J. Munro, eds. 2007: Language Experience in Second Language Speech Learning: In honor of James Emil Flege. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins. xvii + 407pp. ISBN 9-78-90-272-1973-2 (hb) This book provides a state...
Out of the Dark Room: Photography and Memory in Rachel Seiffert's Holocaust Tales
1. Introduction It is often said that a photograph is worth a thousand words and this is certainly the case in today's image dominated world. Nobody doubts that the visual, firstly associated with photography and later with the cinema, has become...
Sex-Related Euphemism and Dysphemism: An Analysis in Terms of Conceptual Metaphor Theory
1. Introduction As usually happens with most things dangerous or censored, taboos are somehow tempting and fascinating for us. (1) Judging from the endless series of mild and abusive references to forbidden concepts, it seems obvious that taboo...
The Lure of the Object in Henry James's Fictions of Thwarted Desire: Reflections on the Libidinal and Social Poetics of Literary Forms
[A]ny object mixes itself so profoundly with the stuff of thought that it loses its actual form and recomposes itself a little differently in an ideal shape which haunts the brain when we least expect it. Virginia Woolf The novel is always an...
The Very Idea! A Corpus-Based Comparison of Idea, Concept and Notion and Their Formal Equivalents in Spanish
1. Introduction: aims and methodology The aim of this article is to exploit the power of corpus-based analysis in order to reveal differences, as well as similarities, between lexical items which appear to be closely related.1 More concretely, I...
'Trust Them to Figure It Out': Toni Morrison's Books for Children
Critics Sandra Beckett and David Galef have identified an increase in the number of authors who crosswrite or write for a dual-audience, producing both children's and adults' literature (Beckett 1999: xi; Galef 1995: 34). This crossover can occur,...
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