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College Bound
College Bound (November 2017)
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’ relationship with educa...(Read More)
 
 
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 1 (November 2017)
Contemporary Maya Narratives
Arturo Arias - Author

Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.
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 worship, and their cos...(Read More)
 
 
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

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 Arab world, Spain,...(Read More)
 
 
Coming Too Late
Coming Too Late (August 2017)
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 sexual rivalry of the ...(Read More)
 
 
Witnessing beyond the Human
Witnessing beyond the Human (May 2017)
Addressing the Alterity of the Other in Post-coup Chile and Argentina
Kate Jenckes - Author

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 argures that these works represent life, death, ...(Read More)
 
 
Beasts of Burden
Beasts of Burden (April 2017)
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 censuses, ordinance...(Read More)
 
 
The World Text, and the Indian
The World, the Text, and the Indian (April 2017)
Global Dimensions of Native American Literature
Scott Richard Lyons - Editor

Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.

Since the rise of the Native American Renaissance in literature and culture during the American civil rights period, a rich critical discourse has been developed to provide a range of interpretive frameworks for the study, recovery, and teaching of Native American literary and cultu...(Read More)
 
 
The Love of Ruins
The Love of Ruins (March 2017)
Letters on Lovecraft
Scott Cutler Shershow - Author
Scott Michaelsen - Author

Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Today, H. P. Lovecraft is both more popular and controversial than ever: the influence of his “Cthulhu mythos” is everywhere in popular culture, his cosmic pessimism has reemerged as a major theme in contemporary philosophy, and his racism continues to spark controversy in the media. The Love of Ruins takes a fresh look at a figure widely ack...(Read More)
 
 
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries (January 2017)
A Mind's Odyssey
Joseph Natoli - Author

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Uniting personal history with cultural history, Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries tells a story of a mind, a time, and a culture. The vehicle or medium of this excursion is an overview and sampling of the author’s work, and what is revealed are cautionary tales of a once-aspiring egalitarian democracy confronted with plutocracy’s gentrification; of analo...(Read More)
 
 
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase (January 2017)
Infancy, Survival
Christopher Fynsk - Author

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe’s Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
This book presents an interpretation of a volume of poetry and theoretical reflections (Phrase) by the late Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, who is widely known as one of the major contributors to thinking about the relation between philosophy and literature in the continental ...(Read More)
 
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