New Release Books by Christian Jones

Christian Jones is the author of Poe, Queerness, and the End of Time (2022), Conversation Strategies and Communicative Competence (2021), Grim Trees (2021), Successful Spoken English (2020) and other 7 books.

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Poe, Queerness, and the End of Time

release date: May 18, 2022
Poe, Queerness, and the End of Time
This book builds upon recent theoretical approaches that define queerness as more of a temporal orientation than a sexual one to explore how Edgar Allan Poe''s literary works were frequently invested in imagining lives that contemporary readers can understand as queer, as they stray outside of or aggressively reject normative life paths, including heterosexual romance, marriage, and reproduction, and emphasize individuals'' present desires over future plans. The book''s analysis of many of Poe''s best-known works, including "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Black Cat," "The Masque of the Red Death," and "The Murders in the Rue Morgue," show that his attraction to the liberation of queerness is accompanied by demonstrations of extreme anxiety about the potentially terrifying consequences of non-normative choices. While Poe never resolved the conflicts in his thinking, this book argues that this compelling imaginative tension between queerness and temporal normativity is crucial to understanding his canon.

Conversation Strategies and Communicative Competence

release date: Mar 25, 2021
Conversation Strategies and Communicative Competence
The book reports on research into teaching conversation strategies as a means of developing communicative competence. The introductory chapter defines key terms and positions this book''s aims and arguments. The next four chapters each describe a different study examining the teaching of conversation strategies in a different way: a learner corpus investigation of strategies used by both learners and users of English as a lingua franca; a materials evaluation study based on the responses of teachers in a variety of contexts; an experimental study in an ESL context, comparing the effects of teaching conversation strategies to a control group receiving no instruction; and finally a qualitative diary and interview study in an EFL context. The author concludes by discussing the implications of these studies for teachers and researchers.

Grim Trees

release date: May 24, 2021
Grim Trees
After a psychotic breakdown by his birth mother, young George is left to fend for himself in a possessed wilderness, where no one can escape. Everything changes for better and for worse when a strange, yet loving family takes him under their wing.

Successful Spoken English

release date: Aug 14, 2020
Successful Spoken English
What is a successful speaker of English? -- Linguistic competence -- Strategic competence -- Discourse competence -- Pragmatic competence -- Conclusion.

Corpus Linguistics for Grammar

release date: Apr 24, 2015
Corpus Linguistics for Grammar
Corpus Linguistics for Grammar provides an accessible and practical introduction to the use of corpus linguistics to analyse grammar, demonstrating the wider application of corpus data and providing readers with all the skills and information they need to carry out their own corpus-based research. This book: explores the kinds of corpora available and the tools which can be used to analyse them; looks at specific ways in which features of grammar can be explored using a corpus through analysis of areas such as frequency and colligation; contains exercises, worked examples and suggestions for further practice with each chapter; provides three illustrative examples of potential research projects in the areas of English Literature, TESOL and English Language. Corpus Linguistics for Grammar is essential reading for students undertaking corpus-based research into grammar, or studying within the areas of English Language, Literature, Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Primary Production, Biomass, Nutrient Limitation, and Taxonomic Composition of Algal Communities Epiphytic on the Submersed Macrophyte Myriophyllum Spicatum L. in a Hardwater, Eutrophic Lake

Y'en a Marre

release date: Aug 29, 2015
Y'en a Marre
During the 2015 Summer Arts at the Center program at the South Dallas Cultural Center, the South Dallas Poets were inspired by this year''s theme "Africa Now: A Journey to Modern Senegal" which focused on the life of contemporary Senegalese people. They learned how the Sengalese youth utilize Hip Hop culture as a political too, popular Senegalese music, street art and theater, and all aspects of modern Senegalese culture.

The Journal of Anson Call (Annotated Edition)

release date: Mar 30, 2020
The Journal of Anson Call (Annotated Edition)
Anson Call was an American frontiersman and eyewitness to the rise of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Anson''s journal combines the histories of the wild west and the Church in a firsthand account by a seemingly ordinary guy. Anson often played important roles himself, though he was never the lead in the history books. His journal is unassuming, authentic, and fascinating. Annotated edition with maps and historical context.

Secrets of the Assassins Order

release date: Jun 20, 2020
Secrets of the Assassins Order
Assassins spread terror at the rulers'' courts, and with their tentacles reached the farthest ends of Europe. Accused of all assassinations, unexplained deaths, mysterious disappearances, they were terrifying by using a dagger or poison. Both Crusaders and Caliphs sought their favor, sending messages to bring together untamed murderers. Sometimes one or the other side managed to form a tactical alliance with them, but it''s easy to guess how unpredictable they were allies.The Assassins were a branch of the Muslim Ismaili sect, inhabiting inaccessible mountainous Middle Eastern regions, mainly in the areas of present-day Syria and Iran in the 12th and 13th centuries. Their first leader - Sinan, called the Elder of the Mountains - introduced guiding principles of devotion and practicing terror as the guiding principles. Contrary to popular belief, it is not true that they were intoxicated with drugs - it was the childhood fanatical courage and promise of paradise that kept them extremely obedient. Eventually they were defeated by Mongol invaders who destroyed their headquarters.

Favor in Failure

release date: May 19, 2018
Favor in Failure
Book helping the reader to see failure from a different perspective. Failures teach invaluable lessons that ultimately lead to success.

Gender, Race & Society Oral History

release date: Jan 01, 1999
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