Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-10 of 190 items for:

  • 20th-century and Contemporary Literature x
Clear All

View:

Liberty, Equality, and HumbugOrwell's Political Ideals

Liberty, Equality, and Humbug: Orwell's Political Ideals

David Dwan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198738527
eISBN:
9780191801792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Orwell is part of the political vocabulary of our times, yet, partly because of this popularity, what he stands for remains opaque. His writing confirms deep and widely shared intuitions about ... More

Returning the GiftModernism and the Thought of Exchange

Returning the Gift: Modernism and the Thought of Exchange

Rebecca Colesworthy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780198778585
eISBN:
9780191823893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778585.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The decades following World War I saw a widespread turn across disciplines to questions about the nature and role of gifts: What is a gift? What do gifts mean and do? Which individuals and ... More

Where Is All My Relation?The Poetics of Dave the Potter

Where Is All My Relation?: The Poetics of Dave the Potter

Michael A. Chaney

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199390205
eISBN:
9780199390229
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199390205.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book provides a critical introduction to David Drake, or Dave the Potter, an enslaved pottery maker and author of inscribed verses and couplets, who lived and worked in Edgefield, South ... More

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath

James McNaughton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822547
eISBN:
9780191865879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822547.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Samuel Beckett and the Politics of Aftermath explores Beckett’s creative response to the Irish Civil War and the crisis of commitment in 1930s Europe, to the rise of fascism and the atrocities of ... More

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

Choreographies of the LivingBioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Choreographies of the Living: Bioaesthetics in Literature, Art, and Performance

Carrie Rohman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780190604400
eISBN:
9780190604431
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190604400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Animals seem to be everywhere in contemporary literature, visual art, and performance. But though writers, artists, and performers are now engaging more and more with ideas about animals, and even ... More

John Ashbery and Anglo-American ExchangeThe Minor Eras

John Ashbery and Anglo-American Exchange: The Minor Eras

Oli Hazzard

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198822011
eISBN:
9780191861093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822011.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

This book shows how the work of a major post-war American poet has been centrally concerned with questions of national identity and intercultural poetic exchange, by reading crucial episodes in John ... More

Charles Olson and American ModernismThe Practice of the Self

Charles Olson and American Modernism: The Practice of the Self

Mark Byers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198813255
eISBN:
9780191851247
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198813255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Poetry

The Practice of the Self situates the work of American poet Charles Olson (1910–70) at the centre of the early postwar American avant-garde. It shows Olson to have been one of the major advocates and ... More

Pop-Feminist NarrativesThe Female Subject under Neoliberalism in North America, Britain, and Germany

Pop-Feminist Narratives: The Female Subject under Neoliberalism in North America, Britain, and Germany

Emily Spiers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198820871
eISBN:
9780191860461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820871.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Emily Spiers explores the recent phenomenon of ‘pop-feminism’ and pop-feminist writing across North America, Britain, and Germany. Pop-feminism is characterized by its engagement with popular culture ... More

Psyche and EthosMoral Life After Psychology

Psyche and Ethos: Moral Life After Psychology

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198755821
eISBN:
9780191816956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Contemporary culture is saturated with psychological concepts and ideas, from anxiety to narcissism to trauma. While it might seem that concern over psychological conditions is intrinsically oriented ... More

View: