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A Wizard of Their Age
A Wizard of Their Age (January 2015)
Critical Essays from the Harry Potter Generation
Cecilia Konchar Farr - Editor

A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.

A Wizard of Their Age began when the students in Cecilia Konchar Farr’s “Six Degrees of Harry Potter” course at St. Catherine University kept finding errors in the available scholarship. These students had been reading Harry Potter for their entire literate lives, a...(Read More)
 
 
From Comparison to World Literature
From Comparison to World Literature (January 2015)
Longxi Zhang - Author

Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.

The study of world literature is on the rise. Until recently, the term “world literature” was a misnomer in comparative literature scholarship, which typically focused on Western literature in European languages. In an increasingly globalized era, this is beginning to change. In this col...(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)
 
 
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island (November 2014)
And Other Previously Untranslated Gems
Colette - Author
Zack Rogow - Translator
Renée Morel - Translator

A collection of Colette’s best writings that have never before appeared in English.

The French writer Colette (1873–1954) is best known in the United States for such classic novels as Gigi and Cheri, which were made into popular movies, but she was a prolific author. This meticulously translated collection offers some of her best fiction, personal essays, articles, and talks, all appea...(Read More)
 
 
The Returns of Antigone
The Returns of Antigone (November 2014)
Interdisciplinary Essays
Tina Chanter - Editor
Sean D. Kirkland - Editor

Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.

Despite a venerable tradition of thinkers having declared the death of tragedy, Antigone lives on. Disguised in myriad national costumes, invited to a multiplicity of international venues, inspiring any number of political protests, Antigone transmits her energy through the a...(Read More)
 
 
Habitations of the Veil
Habitations of the Veil (July 2014)
Metaphor and the Poetics of Black Being in African American Literature
Rebecka Rutledge Fisher - Author

A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.

In Habitations of the Veil, Rebecka Rutledge Fisher uses theory implicit in W. E. B. Du Bois’s use of metaphor to draw out and analyze what she sees as a long tradition of philosophical metaphor in African American literature. She demonstrates how Olaudah Equiano, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and R...(Read More)
 
 
American Dolorologies
American Dolorologies (April 2014)
Pain, Sentimentalism, Biopolitics
Simon Strick - Author

Offers a critical history of the role of pain, suffering, and compassion in democratic culture.

American Dolorologies presents a theoretically sophisticated intervention into contemporary equations of subjectivity with trauma. Simon Strick argues against a universalism of pain and instead foregrounds the intimate relations of bodily affect with racial and gender politics. In concise and original readings ...(Read More)
 
 
Painting Modernism
Painting Modernism (February 2014)
Ivan A. Schulman - Author

Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.

Painting Modernism demonstrates the influence of painting and sculpture on the work of the major writers of Latin American modernism. Through his analysis, Ivan A. Schulman, a foundational figure in the field, offers a concise and new interpretation of works by José Asunción Silva, Julián del Casal...(Read More)
 
 
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
Unruly Catholic Women Writers (November 2013)
Creative Responses to Catholicism
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Anthologies Category

A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.

This unique literary anthology is devoted to unruly Catholic women. In short stories, poems, personal essays, and drama, the contributors describe women’s struggles with Catholicism and also complicate contemporary ...(Read More)
 
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