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Continental Theory Buffalo
Continental Theory Buffalo (December 2021)
Transatlantic Crossroads of a Critical Insurrection
David R. Castillo - Editor
Jean-Jacques Thomas - Editor
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek - Editor

 
 
The Space of the Transnational
The Space of the Transnational (December 2021)
Feminisms and Ummah in African and Southeast Asian Writing
Shirin E. Edwin - Author

 
 
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation
Luchino Visconti and the Alchemy of Adaptation (September 2021)
Brendan Hennessey - Author

Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.

Since the beginning, much of Italian cinema has been sustained by transforming literature into moving images. This tradition of literary adaptation continues today, challenging artistic form and practice by pressuring the boundaries that traditionally separate film from its sister a...(Read More)
 
 
The Anonymity of a Commentator
The Anonymity of a Commentator (September 2021)
Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī and the Rhetoric of Muslim Commentaries
Matthew B. Ingalls - Author

A close study of one of the most prolific commentary writers in Islamic history.

The Anonymity of a Commentator examines the life and writings of the Egyptian Sufi-scholar Zakariyyā al-Anṣārī (d. 926/1520), the longest-serving chief Shāfi‘ī justice to the Mamlūk sultanate during its final years. It analyzes al-Anṣārī’s commentaries in the disciplines of Sufism and Islamic la...(Read More)
 
 
Many Mahābhāratas
Many Mahābhāratas (May 2021)
Nell Shapiro Hawley - Editor
Sohini Sarah Pillai - Editor

A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhāata studies.

Many Mahābhāratas is an introduction to the spectacular and long-lived diversity of Mahābhārata literature in South Asia. This diversity begins with the Sanskrit Mahābhārata, an early epic poem that narrates the events of a catastrophic fratricidal war....(Read More)
 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
 
Shadows in the City of Light
Shadows in the City of Light (May 2021)
Paris in Postwar French Jewish Writing
Sara R. Horowitz - Editor
Amira Bojadzija-Dan - Editor
Julia Creet - Editor

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

The essays in Shadows in the City of Light explore the significance of Paris in the writing of five influential French writers—Sarah Kofman, Patrick Modiano, George Perec, Henri Raczymow, and Irene Nemirovsky—whose novels and memoirs captu...(Read More)
 
 
Bastard Politics
Bastard Politics (February 2021)
Sovereignty and Violence
Nick Mansfield - Author

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

Sovereignty is usually seen as either the assertion of national rights in the face of external challenge or the cruel license of unaccountable power. In philosophy, sovereignty has been presented as the eart...(Read More)
 
 
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature
Buddhist Literature as Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy as Literature (November 2020)
Rafal K. Stepien - Editor

Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.

Can literature reveal reality? Is philosophical truth a literary artifice? How does the way we think affect what we can know? Buddhism has been grappling with these questions for centuries, and this book attempts to answer them by exploring the relationship between literature ...(Read More)
 
 
Creative Transformations
Creative Transformations (November 2020)
Travels and Translations of Brazil in the Americas
Krista Brune - Author

Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.

In Creative Transformations, Krista Brune brings together Brazilian fiction, film, journalism, essays, and correspondence from the late nineteenth to the early twenty-first centuries. Drawing attention to the travels of Brazilian artists and intellectuals to the Un...(Read More)
 
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