The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1898-1944 Dan Shiffman - Author
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show that American Jews’ relati...(Read More)
Recovering Lost Footprints is the first full-length critical study to analyze Latin American Indigenous literary narratives in a systematic manner. In the book, Arturo Arias looks at Maya narratives in Guatemala. The study of these works is intended to spark changes so that constitutions recognize these cultures, their rights, their languages, their centers of worsh...(Read More)
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the A...(Read More)
Coming Too Late
Reflections on Freud and Belatedness Andrew Barnaby - Author
Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
Aiming to reconceptualize some of Freud’s earliest psychoanalytic thinking, Andrew Barnaby’s Coming Too Late argues that what Freud understood as the fundamental psychoanalytic relationship—a son’s ambivalent relationship to his father—is governed not by the sexua...(Read More)
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represen...(Read More)
Beasts of Burden
Biopolitics, Labor, and Animal Life in British Romanticism Ron Broglio - Author
Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.
In Beasts of Burden, Ron Broglio examines how lives—human and animal—were counted in rural England and Scotland during the Romantic period. During this time, Britain experienced unprecedented data collection from ce...(Read More)