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Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2 (December 2018)
Contemporary Maya Narratives
Arturo Arias - Author

Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.

Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2 is an in-depth analysis of the sociohistorical conflict impacting Indigenous communities in Latin America. Continuing the project he began in volume 1, Arturo Arias analyzes contemporary Peninsular and Chiapanecan Maya narratives. He examines the works of Yucatecan writers Jorge Cocom Pech, Javier Gómez Navarrete,...(Read More)
 
 
Bootlegger of the Soul
Bootlegger of the Soul (October 2018)
The Literary Legacy of William Kennedy
Suzanne Lance - Editor
Paul Grondahl - Editor

A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.

Award-winning novelist William Kennedy is perhaps best known for his Albany Cycle, a series of novels that put Albany on the world’s literary map alongside James Joyce’s Dublin, Gabriel García Márquez’s Macondo, and William Faulkner’s Yoknapatawpha County. Bootlegger of the Soul off...(Read More)
 
 
Signatures of Struggle
Signatures of Struggle (October 2018)
The Figuration of Collectivity in Israeli Fiction
Oded Nir - Author

A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.

Signatures of Struggle
offers a unique perspective on Israeli literature, bringing Marxist cultural critique to bear on a field from which it has hitherto been absent. Oded Nir moves beyond the dominant interpretive horizon of Israeli literary criticism: the relation of literature to national ideology. Rather th...(Read More)
 
 
Storytelling
Storytelling (October 2018)
The Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specif...(Read More)
 
 
Troubled Memories
Troubled Memories (October 2018)
Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation
Oswaldo Estrada - Author

Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.

In Troubled Memories, Oswaldo Estrada traces the literary and cultural representations of several iconic Mexican women produced in the midst of neoliberalism, gender debates, and the widespread commodification of cultural memory. He examines recent fictionaliz...(Read More)
 
 
Fire and Snow
Fire and Snow (August 2018)
Climate Fiction from the Inklings to Game of Thrones
Marc DiPaolo - Author

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid’s Tale and Game of Thrones.

Fellow Inklings J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis may have belonged to different branches of Christianity, but they both made use of a faith-based environmentalist ethic to counter the mid-twentieth-century’s triple threats of fascism, utilitariani...(Read More)
 
 
The Infrahuman
The Infrahuman (August 2018)
Animality in Modern Jewish Literature
Noam Pines - Author

Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.

The Infrahuman
explores a little-known aspect in major works of Jewish literature from the period preceding World War II, in which Jewish writers in German, Hebrew, and Yiddish employed figures of animals in pejorative depictions of Jews and Jewish identity. Such depictions are disturbing because they sometimes rival...(Read More)
 
 
Anti-Music
Anti-Music (June 2018)
Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought between the Wars
Mark Christian Thompson - Author

Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.

Anti-Music examines the critical, literary, and political responses to African American jazz music in interwar Germany. During this time, jazz was the subject of overt political debate between left-wing and right-wing interests: for the left, ja...(Read More)
 
 
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable
The Holocaust and the Nonrepresentable (June 2018)
Literary and Photographic Transcendence
David Patterson - Author

Argues that Holocaust representation has ethical implications fundamentally linked to questions of good and evil.

Many books focus on issues of Holocaust representation, but few address why the Holocaust in particular poses such a representational problem. David Patterson draws from Emmanuel Levinas’s contention that the Good cannot be represented. He argues that the assault on the Good is equally nonrepresentable and thi...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics and Precarity
Poetics and Precarity (May 2018)
Myung Mi Kim - Editor
Cristanne Miller - Editor

Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.

At a time when wars, acts of terrorism, and ecological degradation have intensified and isolationism, misogyny, and ethnic divisiveness have been given distinctively more powerful voice in public discourse, language itself often seems to have failed. The poets and critics in this book argue t...(Read More)
 
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