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In the Life and in the Spirit
In the Life and in the Spirit (December 2014)
Homoerotic Spirituality in African American Literature
Marlon Rachquel Moore - Author

Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.

Taking up the perceived tensions between the LGBTQ community and religious African Americans, Marlon Rachquel Moore examines how strategies of antihomophobic resistance dovetail into broader literary and cultural concerns. In the Life and in the Spirit shows how creative writers integrat...(Read More)
 
 
The Avowal of Difference
The Avowal of Difference (December 2014)
Queer Latino American Narratives
Ben. Sifuentes-Jauregui - Author

Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.

The Avowal of Difference explores the potentialities and limitations that queer theory offers in the context of Latino American texts and subjects. Ben. Sifuentes-Jáuregui contrasts Latino American sexual genealogies with the Angl...(Read More)
 
 
Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts
Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts (December 2014)
Juda Bennett - Author

Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison’s novels.

Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts radically intervenes in one of the most established and sacred topics in Toni Morrison scholarship, love. Moving beyond Morrison’s representation of ghosts as the forgotten or occluded past, Juda Bennett uncovers how Morrison imagines the spectral sphere as always already queer, a pr...(Read More)
 
 
Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18
Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18 (November 2014)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 19
Zygmunt G. Baranski - Author
Dana E. Stewart - Editor

Describes several key roles of Canto 18 in the structure of the Commedia.

Language as Sin and Salvation: A Lectura of Inferno 18 is the nineteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CEMERS) at Binghamton University. This series offers public lectures that have been given by distinguished medieval and Renaissan...(Read More)
 
 
Sufism and American Literary Masters
Sufism and American Literary Masters (November 2014)
Mehdi Aminrazavi - Editor
Jacob Needleman - Foreword by

Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.

This book reveals the rich, but generally unknown, influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American literature. The translation of Persian poets such as Hafiz and Sa’di into English and the ongoing popularity of Omar Khayyam offered intriguing new spiritual perspectives to some of the major American literary figur...(Read More)
 
 
The Testimonial Uncanny
The Testimonial Uncanny (November 2014)
Indigenous Storytelling, Knowledge, and Reparative Practices
Julia V. Emberley - Author

Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.

Through the study of Indigenous literary and artistic practices from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States, Julia V. Emberley examines the ways Indigenous storytelling discloses and repairs the traumatic impact of social violence in settler colonial nations. She focuses on Indigenous s...(Read More)
 
 
Retrieving the Human
Retrieving the Human (October 2014)
Reading Paul Gilroy
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Editor
Jay Garcia - Editor

An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy’s contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.

In the more than twenty years since the publication of his book The Black Atlantic, Paul Gilroy has become a leading Afro-European intellectual whose work in the cultural studies of race has influenced a number of fields and made the study of black Atlantic literatures and cultures ...(Read More)
 
 
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape
Lens, Laboratory, Landscape (September 2014)
Observing Modern Spain
Claudia Schaefer - Author

An interdisciplinary study of the rise of empirical observation in the Spanish arts and sciences as the principle vehicle for acquiring knowledge about the natural world.

Lens, Laboratory, Landscape focuses on competing views about the power of vision in Spain between the 1830s and the 1950s. The photographic lens, laboratory microscope, “retinal vision” of philosopher José Ortega y Gasse...(Read More)
 
 
Passing Interest
Passing Interest (July 2014)
Racial Passing in US Novels, Memoirs, Television, and Film, 1990-2010
Julie Cary Nerad - Editor

Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.

The first volume to focus on the trope of racial passing in novels, memoirs, television, and films published or produced between 1990 and 2010, Passing Interest takes the scholarly conversation on passing into the twenty-first century. With contributors ...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral
The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral (July 2014)
Memory Theaters in Contemporary Barcelona
Jennifer Duprey - Author

Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.

In The Aesthetics of the Ephemeral, Jennifer Duprey examines five contemporary plays from Barcelona: Olors and Testament by Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Antígona by Jordi Coca, Forasters by Sergi Belbel, and Temptació by Carles Batlle. She argues that in both t...(Read More)
 
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