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Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher (April 2021)
Heraclitus and Hegel in the Whole-World
Alexandre Leupin - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.

One of the greatest writers of the late twentieth century, Édouard Glissant’s body of work covers multiple genres and addresses many cogent contemporary problems, such as borders, multiculturalism, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and global humanities. Édouard ...(Read More)
 
 
Sappho's Legacy
Sappho's Legacy (April 2021)
Convivial Economics on a Greek Isle
Marina Karides - Author

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

Imaginatively interweaving literatures across a variety of subjects, Sappho’s Legacy identifies the crucial role that islands and Greek economic culture play in teaching about capitalism’s failur...(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)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Drawing on historical and cultural approaches to race relations, Identities in Flux examines iconic Afro-Brazilian figures and theorizes how they have been appropriated to either support or contest a utopian vision of multiculturalism. Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a runaway s...(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)
 
 
Racialized Visions
Racialized Visions (December 2020)
Haiti and the Hispanic Caribbean
Vanessa K. Valdés - Editor

The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.

As a Francophone nation, Haiti is seldom studied in conjunction with its Spanish-speaking Caribbean neighbors. Racialized Visions challenges the notion that linguistic difference has kept the populations of these countries apart, instead highlighting ongoing exch...(Read More)
 
 
Teardrops of Time
Teardrops of Time (December 2020)
Buddhist Aesthetics in the Poetry of Angkarn Kallayanapong
Arnika Fuhrmann - Author

Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.

Focusing on one of the most significant poets of the twentieth century, Angkarn Kallayanapong (1926–2012), this book makes a unique contribution to understandings of non-Western literary modernity. Arnika Fuhrmann investigates how the Thai poet adapts ...(Read More)
 
 
Garbage in Popular Culture
Garbage in Popular Culture (November 2020)
Consumption and the Aesthetics of Waste
Mehita Iqani - Author

Explores the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society.

Garbage in Popular Culture is the first book to explicitly link media discourse, consumer culture and the cultural politics of garbage in contemporary global society. It makes an original contribution to the areas of consumer culture studies, visual culture, media and communications, and cultural theo...(Read More)
 
 
Theosophy across Boundaries
Theosophy across Boundaries (November 2020)
Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on a Modern Esoteric Movement
Hans Martin Krämer - Editor
Julian Strube - Editor

Offers a new approach to Theosophy that takes into account its global dimensions and its interaction with highly diverse cultural contexts.

Theosophy across Boundaries brings a global history approach to the study of esotericism, highlighting the important role of Theosophy in the general histories of religion, science, philosophy, art, and politics. The first half of the bo...(Read More)
 
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