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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

Nightmare Envy and Other StoriesAmerican Culture and European Reconstruction

Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

George Blaustein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

Nightmare Envy and Other Stories is a study of Americanist writing and institutions in the twentieth century. Four chapters trace four routes through an “Americanist century.” The first is the hidden ... More

Culture WritingLiterature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Culture Writing: Literature and Anthropology in the Midcentury Atlantic World

Tim Watson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190852672
eISBN:
9780190852702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852672.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Focusing on the 1950s and early 1960s, Culture Writing argues that the period of decolonization in Britain, the United States, France, and the Caribbean was characterized by dynamic exchanges between ... More

Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist

Michael Germana

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190682088
eISBN:
9780190682118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190682088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Ralph Ellison, Temporal Technologist examines Ralph Ellison’s body of work as an extended and ever-evolving expression of the author’s philosophy of temporality—a philosophy synthesized from the ... More

In and Out of SightModernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

In and Out of Sight: Modernist Writing and the Photographic Unseen

Alix Beeston

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690168
eISBN:
9780190690199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690168.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book reappraises the connections between modernist writing and photography in the light of new work in visual culture studies that emphasizes the interplay between still and moving images. ... More

Anxieties of ExperienceThe Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño

Jeffrey Lawrence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190690205
eISBN:
9780190690236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Anxieties of Experience: The Literatures of the Americas from Whitman to Bolaño offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature from the nineteenth century to the present. Revisiting ... More

White Writers, Race MattersFictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

White Writers, Race Matters: Fictions of Racial Liberalism from Stowe to Stockett

Gregory S. Jay

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2017
ISBN:
9780190687229
eISBN:
9780190687250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190687229.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

White liberal race fiction has been an enduringly popular genre in American literary history. It includes widely read and taught works such as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird along with ... More

Forms of DictatorshipPower, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

An intraethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present, this book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit ... More

The Modernist Art of Queer Survival

The Modernist Art of Queer Survival

Benjamin Bateman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190676537
eISBN:
9780190676568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676537.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores an archive of modernist literature that conceives survival as a collective enterprise linking lives across boundaries of race, time, class, species, gender, and sexuality. As ... More

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