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Premises and Problems
Premises and Problems (May 2021)
Essays on World Literature and Cinema
Luiza Franco Moreira - Edited and with an introduction by

Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.

World literature, many have stressed, is a systematic category. Both literary scholars and social scientists have argued that the prestige of the major literary languages is key to establishing the shape of the overall system. In order to criti...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Gold and Diamonds
Beyond Gold and Diamonds (March 2021)
Genre, the Authorial Informant, and the British South African Novel
Melissa Free - Author

The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.

Beyond Gold and Diamonds demonstrates the importance of southern Africa to British literature from the 1880s to the 1920s, from the rise of the systematic exploitation of the region’s mineral wealth to the aftermath of World War I. It focuses on fiction by the colonial-born Olive Schr...(Read More)
 
 
Death Rights
Death Rights (March 2021)
Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism
Deanna P. Koretsky - Author

Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.

Death Rights presents an antiracist critique of British romanticism by deconstructing one of its organizing tropes—the suicidal creative "genius." Putting texts by Olaudah Equiano, Mary Shelley, John Keats, and others into critical conversation with African American literature...(Read More)
 
 
Against the Despotism of Fact
Against the Despotism of Fact (February 2021)
Modernism, Capitalism, and the Irish Celt
T. J. Boynton - Author

First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.

Emerging at a moment of escalating colonial conflict between England and Ireland, the figure of the Irish Celt enjoyed a long and varied career in both English and Irish literature from the late Victorian era to World War II. While this figure assumes many forms and functions, T. J. ...(Read More)
 
 
Joan Didion
Joan Didion (February 2021)
Substance and Style
Kathleen M. Vandenberg - Author

Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.

Much acclaimed and often imitated, Joan Didion remains one of the leading American essayists and political journalists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The lone woman writer among the New Journalists in the 1960s and '70s, Didion became a powerful critic o...(Read More)
 
 
Medicine Is War
Medicine Is War (February 2021)
The Martial Metaphor in Victorian Literature and Culture
Lorenzo Servitje - Author

Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.

Medicine is most often understood through the metaphor of war. We encounter phrases such as "the war against the coronavirus," "the front lines of the Ebola crisis," "a new weapon against antibiotic resistance," or "the im...(Read More)
 
 
The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction
The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction (February 2021)
Path Literature and an Interpretation of Buddhism
Michihiro Ama - Author

Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked.

The Awakening of Modern Japanese Fiction is the first book to treat the literary practices of certain major modern Japanese writers as Buddhist practices, and to read their work as Buddhist literature. Its distinctive contribution is its focus on modern literature ...(Read More)
 
 
The Play of Light
The Play of Light (February 2021)
Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and Friends
Ann Smock - Author

Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.

Drawing from five contemporary French poets—Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, Danielle Collobert, Anne Portugal, and Jacques Jouet—Ann Smock juxtaposes them and provides a milieu suitable for philosophical reflectio...(Read More)
 
 
The World of Agha Shahid Ali
The World of Agha Shahid Ali (February 2021)
Tapan Kumar Ghosh - Editor
Sisir Kumar Chatterjee - Editor

Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.

Featuring essays by American, Indian, and British scholars, this collection offers critical appraisals and personal reflections on the life and work of the transnational poet Agha Shahid Ali (1949–2001). Though sometimes identified as an “Indian writer in English,” Shahid came to designate himself as a Kashmiri-American ...(Read More)
 
 
Intersecting Diasporas
Intersecting Diasporas (January 2021)
Italian Americans and Allyship in US Fiction
Suzanne Manizza Roszak - Author

Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.

Intersecting Diasporas examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction. Rewriting the Anglo-American genre of the “Italian novel,” authors like James Ba...(Read More)
 
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