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Star Trek and Sacred Ground
Star Trek and Sacred Ground (November 1999)
Explorations of Star Trek, Religion, and American Culture
Jennifer E. Porter - Editor
Darcee L. McLaren - Editor

Offers a multidisciplinary examination of Star Trek, religion, and American culture.

Drawing on a number of methodologies and disciplinary perspectives, this book boldly goes where none has gone before by focusing on the interplay between Star Trek, religion, and American culture as revealed in the four different Trek television series, and the major motion pictures as well. Explored from a Trek pers...(Read More)
 
 
The Wounded Body
The Wounded Body (November 1999)
Remembering the Markings of Flesh
Dennis Patrick Slattery - Author

Explores the wounded body in literature from Homer to Toni Morrison, examining how it functions archetypally as both a cultural metaphor and a poetic image.

An almost obsessive interest in the human body in literary and psychological theory over the past ten years has uncovered not just the physical body but the body as metaphor, political emblem, social construction, and symptom.

The Wounded Body builds on this rece...(Read More)
 
 
Performing Pedagogy
Performing Pedagogy (September 1999)
Toward an Art of Politics
Charles R. Garoian - Author

Performing Pedagogy examines the theory and practice of performance art as an art of politics. It discusses the different ways in which performance artists use memory and cultural history to critique dominant cultural assumptions, to construct identity, and to attain political agency. In doing so, Garoian argues, performance artists like Rachel Rosenthal, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Robbie McCauley, Suzanne Lacy, and the performance art collective ...(Read More)
 
 
The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy
The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy (September 1999)
Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911
Laura Hinton - Author

Suggesting that sentimental novels, films, and TV melodramas are guided by an ambivalent and sadoerotic sympathy, this book shows sympathetic sentiments to be cultural formulations of male desire, and sympathy itself to be the embodiment of a controlling gaze. In a playful but historically persuasive linkage of diverse texts, Laura Hinton shows how sympathetic spectators love their victims and, in the process, maintain authoritarian codes of sexual ...(Read More)
 
 
The Return of the Repressed
The Return of the Repressed (September 1999)
Gothic Horror from The Castle of Otranto to Alien
Valdine Clemens - Author

Examines the psychological, cultural, and political implications of Gothic fiction, and helps to explain why horror writers and filmmakers have found such large and receptive audiences eager for the experience of being scared out of their wits.

Exploring the psychological and political implications of Gothic fiction, Valdine Clemens focuses on some major works in the tradition: The Castle of Otranto, Frankenstein,...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Desire in (Post)modern Art and Philosophy
Romantic Desire in (Post)modern Art and Philosophy (July 1999)
Jos de Mul - Author

An erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy.

In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of ...(Read More)
 
 
Romanticism, Lyricism, and History
Romanticism, Lyricism, and History (May 1999)
Sarah M. Zimmerman - Author

Argues against the persistent view of Romantic lyricism as inherently introspective by relating the poems of William Wordsworth, John Clare, and Charlotte Smith, as well as the letters and prose works of Dorothy Wordsworth, to their historical and literary contexts.
"This study offers a much needed revisiting of the problem of the Romantic lyric, its historical and its critical place, and how the addition of women and working-class writer...(Read More)
 
 
Writing Paris
Writing Paris (May 1999)
Urban Topographies of Desire in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Marcy E. Schwartz - Author

Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America.

Exploring Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, Marcy E. Schwartz examines fiction by Julio Cortazar, Manuel Scorza, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, and Luisa Futoransky as she uncovers the city's class, gend...(Read More)
 
 
Counterpleasures
Counterpleasures (May 1999)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from Christian saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to contemporary s/m practices.

Counterpleasures takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to leathersex. Each is placed in its cultural context to unfold a histor...(Read More)
 
 
Captive Bodies
Captive Bodies (April 1999)
Postcolonial Subjectivity in Cinema
Gwendolyn Audrey Foster - Author

Examines the film industry's fascination with bondage and captivity.
"Foster's text is audacious in its conceptualization and treatment of cultural 'captivity.' Through her discussion not only of film texts but also of modes of film production, she identifies and examines the various expressions, both containing and transgressive, of the narrative of captivity that are bound to culturally pervasive representations of gender, sexuality, an...(Read More)
 
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