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American ObscurantismHistory and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Peter Lurie

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

American Obscurantism argues for a salutary indirection in U.S. culture. From its earliest canonical literary works through films of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the most ... More

Narratology beyond the HumanStorytelling and Animal Life

Narratology beyond the Human: Storytelling and Animal Life

David Herman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190850401
eISBN:
9780190850432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190850401.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book aims to develop a cross-disciplinary approach to post-Darwinian narratives concerned with animals and human-animal relationships. In outlining this integrative approach to storytelling in a ... More

ParaliteraryThe Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Merve Emre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Literature departments are staffed by, and tend to be focused on turning out, “good” readers—attentive to nuance, aware of history, interested in literary texts as self-contained works. But the vast ... More

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