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Otherwise Occupied
Otherwise Occupied (November 2008)
Pedagogies of Alterity and the Brahminization of Theory
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.

Tracing the historical development of recent identity-based trends in literary theory to their roots in structuralism, Dorothy M. Figueira questions the extent to which theories and pedagogies of alterity have actually enabled us to engage the Other. She tracks academic attempts to deal with alterity from the...(Read More)
 
 
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins
Aryans, Jews, Brahmins (September 2002)
Theorizing Authority through Myths of Identity
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

Explores the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe.

In Aryans, Brahmins, Jews, Dorothy M. Figueira provides a fascinating account of the construction of the Aryan myth and its uses in both India and Europe from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century. The myth concerns a race that inhabits a utopian past and gives rise first to Brahmin Indian culture and then to European culture...(Read More)
 
 
The Exotic
The Exotic (September 1994)
A Decadent Quest
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

"The Exotic covers an extraordinary range of materials as it traces the reception of Sanskrit studies in the West and issues of ideology implied in that reception. It focuses chiefly on nineteenth-century German, French, and English scholarship, literature, and philosophy, but it also addressses twentieth-century associations between Indo-Germanism and National Socialism and contemporary views on ethnocentrism and political correctness.
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Translating the Orient
Translating the Orient (February 1991)
The Reception of Sakuntala in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Dorothy M. Figueira - Author

This book examines the emplotment of India in the Western literary imagination. Basing her discussion on the reception of an emblematic Sanskrit text, Kalidasa's SAakuntala, Figueira studies how and why this text was distorted in translation, criticism, and adaptation, and isolates the linguistic errors and cultural distortions that can be grouped into trends and patterns. The unique situation of SAakuntala's reception affords the au...(Read More)
 
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