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A Black Forest Walden
A Black Forest Walden (May 2022)
Conversations with Henry David Thoreau and Marlonbrando
David Farrell Krell - Author

Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.

A Black Forest Walden is a work of philosophical reflection, nature description, and sly humor. In brief chapters, or aphorisms, the American philosopher David Farrell Krell recounts his experiences in a cabin located in the mountains of southern Germany's Black Forest, where he has liv...(Read More)
 
 
Through the Periscope
Through the Periscope (May 2022)
Changing Culture, Italian America
Martino Marazzi - Author

Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.

The constant dialogue between literary forms of the Old and the New World is the core concern of the essays in Through the Periscope, which examine these ever-changing historical, intellectual, and psychological landscape...(Read More)
 
 
Engaging Italy
Engaging Italy (April 2022)
American Women's Utopian Visions and Transnational Networks
Etta M. Madden - Author

Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.

Engaging Italy charts the intertwined lives and writings of three American women in Italy in the 1860s and '70s—journalist Anne Hampton Brewster (1818–92), orphanage and industrial school founder Emily Bliss Gould (1825–75), and translator Ca...(Read More)
 
 
Tales from Du Bois
Tales from Du Bois (April 2022)
The Queer Intimacy of Cross-Caste Romance
Erika Renée Williams - Author

Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.

Tales from Du Bois brings together critical race theory, queer studies, philosophy, and genre theory to offer an illuminating new comprehensive study of W. E. B. Du Bois's fiction from 1903...(Read More)
 
 
Accumulation and Subjectivity
Accumulation and Subjectivity (March 2022)
Rethinking Marx in Latin America
Karen Benezra - Editor

Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.

Since the 1970s, sociocultural analysis in Latin American studies has been marked by a turn away from problems of political economy. Accumulation and Subjectivity challenges this turn while reconce...(Read More)
 
 
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America
Holocaust Consciousness and Cold War Violence in Latin America (March 2022)
Estelle Tarica - Author

Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.

This book proposes the existence of a recognizably distinct Holocaust consciousness in Latin America since the 1970s. Community leaders, intellectuals, writers...(Read More)
 
 
Barcelona, City of Comics
Barcelona, City of Comics (February 2022)
Urbanism, Architecture, and Design in Postdictatorial Spain
Benjamin Fraser - Author

Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.

Barcelona, City of Comics introduces readers of English to a range of Spanish- and Catalan-language comics published after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975. During this time of palpable social change, the Catalonian capital regained its reputation as the h...(Read More)
 
 
Between Camp and Cursi
Between Camp and Cursi (January 2022)
Humor and Homosexuality in Contemporary Mexican Narrative
Brandon P. Bisbey - Author

Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.

Between Camp and Cursi examines the role of humor in portrayals of homosexuality in contemporary Mexican literature. Brandon P. Bisbey argues that humor based on camp and cursilería—a form of "bad taste" that expresses a sense of social marginalization—is used to represent key social...(Read More)
 
 
Literature and Skepticism
Literature and Skepticism (January 2022)
Pablo Oyarzun - Author

Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.

Literature and Skepticism links the skeptic attitude to the conditions of possibility in (modern) literature—in particular, the narrative form and the essay. Pablo Oyarzun proposes that narrative and the essay document the relationship between literature and skepticism in different b...(Read More)
 
 
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

Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.

This book examines Muslim women's creative strategies of deploying religious concepts such as ummah, or community, to solve problems of domestic and communal violence, polygamous abuse, sterility, and heteronormativity. By closely reading and ex...(Read More)
 
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