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Don Juan East/West
Don Juan East/West (July 1998)
On the Problematics of Comparative Literature
Takayuki Yokota-Murakami - Author

An essential guide for those who seek to reconsider the theoretical problems of (trans-civilizational) comparative literature, those who are interested in the literary and cultural history of modern East Asian countries, and those with a general interest in issues of sexuality.

From its early proponents via Rene Etiemble and Claudio Guillen to Jonathan Culler, comparative literature has always been viewed, with much hop...(Read More)
 
 
Defying Gravity
Defying Gravity (April 1998)
Jean Paulhan's Interventions in Twentieth-Century French Intellectual History
Michael Syrotinski - Author

A major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory.

Defying Gravity is a major reassessment of the work of Jean Paulhan within the context of his own times, as well as in the light of contemporary debates in literary theory. Best known for his long-serving editorship of the influential Parisian literary review, ...(Read More)
 
 
Cultural Interactions in the Romantic Age
Cultural Interactions in the Romantic Age (February 1998)
Critical Essays in Comparative Literature
Gregory Maertz - Editor

Charts the interactive contours of European culture of the late eighteenth to mid-nineteenth centuries, extending the chronological limits of Romanticism by identifying fresh links among works, authors, contexts, and institutions across national and linguistic borders.

"This book lucidly brings out how the complex cultural matrix of Romantic Europe formed the backdrop for an extraordinary variety of critical negotiation...(Read More)
 
 
Hisland
Hisland (December 1997)
Adventures in Ac-Ac-ademe
Fedwa Malti-Douglas - Author

An entertainingly satirical vision of today's academy, in which a woman academic lands, with her cat, in a university, largely populated by males.

Hisland takes place in a fictional universe--the Islands of Ac-Ac, whose pride and joy is the educational institution of Ac-Ac U. Into this traditionally male world fall the narrator and her feline companion. Their attempted integration into this dystopian world leads ...(Read More)
 
 
The Endless Text
The Endless Text (October 1997)
Don Quixote and the Hermeneutics of Romance
Edward Dudley - Author

CHOICE 1998 Outstanding Academic Book
Traces the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from the earliest Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in Don Quixote.
The Endless Text is the first study to trace the history of chivalric fiction in Western Europe, from the earliest Celtic tales to the conflict between romance and realism in Don Quixote. A set of specific rhetorical devices are ...(Read More)
 
 
The Violence Mythos
The Violence Mythos (October 1997)
Barbara Whitmer - Author

Presents a powerful thesis on the nature and significance of violence and its mythos in Western culture, and offers an alternative interactive mythos that bridges the mind/body split inherent to most theories of violence.

The Violence Mythos presents us with a powerful thesis on the nature and significance of violence in human society. It develops its argument with passion and concern, combined with a lucid and sensitive intelli...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Cogito
Writing Cogito (September 1997)
Montaigne, Descartes, and the Institution of the Modern Subject
Hassan Melehy - Author

Combines literary theory and history with detailed textual analysis in order to consider a question that involves both literature and philosophy, namely, the foundation of the human subject.

Combining literary theory and history with detailed textual analysis, Melehy examines a series of events at the outset of modernity involving both literature and philosophy. Through the work of Michel de Montaigne and Rene Descartes...(Read More)
 
 
Agonistics
Agonistics (September 1997)
Arenas of Creative Contest
Janet Lungstrum - Editor
Elizabeth Sauer - Editor

Focuses on a very significant psycho-cultural concept (that of "agonistics" or "contestatory creativity") with ramifications in several areas of the postmodern debate: cultural philosophy, psychologies of race, gender and the body, and narratology.

"The editors have staked out the domain of agonistics in their Introduction, tracing its various definitions from Nietzsche through Freud and Wittgenstein, to Derrida, Bloom,...(Read More)
 
 
Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment
Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment (August 1997)
Women Writers Read Rousseau
Mary Seidman Trouille - Author

Explores the way seven women writers of the eighteenth century responded to Rousseau, and traces his crucial influence on their literary careers.

Sexual Politics in the Enlightenment constitutes the first book-length feminist study of Rousseau's sexual politics and the reception of his works by women readers. By today's standards, Rousseau's sexual politics appear reactionary, paternalistic, even blatantly misogynist; yet, among...(Read More)
 
 
Noplace Like Home
Noplace Like Home (July 1997)
The Literary Artist and Russia's Search for Cultural Identity
Amy C. Singleton - Author

Explores the way that four major works of Russian literature--Gogol's Dead Souls, Goncharov's Oblomov, Zamiatin's We, and Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita--define a cultural "self" for the Russian people. Focusing on the deep cultural currents that pull Russian society in contradictory ways, Noplace Like Home also explores the writer's struggle to overcome these tensions through the creation of a literary uto...(Read More)
 
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