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A Permanent Beginning
A Permanent Beginning (March 2020)
R. Nachman of Braslav and Jewish Literary Modernity
Yitzhak Lewis - Author

Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.

The Hasidic leader R. Nachman of Braslav (1772–1810) has held a place in the Jewish popular imagination for more than two centuries. Some see him as the (self-proclaimed) Messiah, others as the forerunner of modern Jewish literature. Existing studies struggle between these dueling readings, largely ign...(Read More)
 
 
Bringing the Nation Back In
Bringing the Nation Back In (March 2020)
Cosmopolitanism, Nationalism, and the Struggle to Define a New Politics
Mark Luccarelli - Editor
Rosario Forlenza - Editor
Steven Colatrella - Editor

Argues that concern with the national and national community will be a key factor in redefining twenty-first century-politics.

Bringing the Nation Back In takes as its starting point a series of developments that shaped politics in the United States and Europe over the past thirty years: the end of the Cold War, the rise of financial and economic globalization, the creation of the European Union, and the development of t...(Read More)
 
 
Letters from Hollywood
Letters from Hollywood (March 2020)
1977-2017
Bill Krohn - Author

 
 
Miraculous Realism
Miraculous Realism (March 2020)
The French-Walloon Cinema du Nord
Niels Niessen - Author

An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.

At the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, two movies from northern-Francophone Europe swept almost all the main awards. Rosetta by the Walloon directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne won the Golden Palm, and L’humanité by the French director Bruno Dumont w...(Read More)
 
 
Postcolonial Lack
Postcolonial Lack (March 2020)
Identity, Culture, Surplus
Gautam Basu Thakur - Author

 
 
A Survivor Named Trauma
A Survivor Named Trauma (February 2020)
Holocaust Memory in Lithuania
Myra Sklarew - Author

Combines personal accounts with insights from psychology to understand the continuing impact of Holocaust trauma in Lithuania.

A Survivor Named Trauma examines the nature of trauma and memory as they relate to the Holocaust in Lithuania. How do we behave under threat? How do we remember extreme danger? How do subsequent generations deal with their histories—whether as descendants of perpetrators or victims, of th...(Read More)
 
 
Cosmopolitan Civility
Cosmopolitan Civility (February 2020)
Global-Local Reflections with Fred Dallmayr
Ruth Abbey - Editor

Essays reflecting on the prolific, pioneering, and wide-ranging scholarship of Fred Dallmayr.

Prolific and pioneering, Fred Dallmayr has been an active scholar for over fifty years. His research interests include modern andcontemporary political theory, hermeneutics, phenomenology, the FrankfurtSchool, continental political thought, democratic theory, multiculturalism, environmentalism, and cosmopolitanism. Dallmayr is also one...(Read More)
 
 
The Slapstick Camera
The Slapstick Camera (February 2020)
Hollywood and the Comedy of Self-Reference
Burke Hilsabeck - Author

Demonstrates that slapstick film comedies display a canny and sometimes profound understanding of their medium.

Slapstick film comedy may be grounded in idiocy and failure, but the genre is far more sophisticated than it initially appears. In this book, Burke Hilsabeck suggests that slapstick is often animated by a philosophical impulse to understand the cinema. He looks closely at movies and gags that represent the conditions ...(Read More)
 
 
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education
Walter Benjamin's Antifascist Education (February 2020)
From Riddles to Radio
Tyson E. Lewis - Author

A comprehensive study of education in the writings of Walter Benjamin.

Walter Benjamin’s Antifascist Education is the first comprehensive analysis of educational themes across the entirety of the critical theorist’s diverse writings. Starting with Benjamin’s early reflections on teaching and learning, Tyson E. Lewis argues that the aesthetic and cultural forms to which Benjamin so often turned—name...(Read More)
 
 
A Postcolonial Leadership
A Postcolonial Leadership (January 2020)
Asian Immigrant Christian Leadership and Its Challenges
Hee An Choi - Author

Explores the possibilities and challenges of Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States.

In A Postcolonial Leadership, Choi Hee An explores the interwoven relationship between Asian immigrant leadership in general and Asian immigrant Christian leadership in the United States. Using several current leadership theories, she analyzes the current landscape of US leadership and explores how Asian immigrant leade...(Read More)
 
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