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Representing Reconciliation: Le Ly Hayslip and the Emblematic Victim

Viet Thanh Nguyen

in Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195146998
eISBN:
9780199787890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195146998.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

This chapter examines how the figure of the victim is important in the cultural representations of American wars in Asia, particularly Viet Nam. The Vietnam War has, of course, been that most ... More


Dangerous bodies: Historicising the gothic corporeal

Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719085413
eISBN:
9781526104045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085413.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The body is a potential marker of monstrosity, identifying those who do not fit into the body politic. Irregularity and the grotesque have been associated with Gothic architecture and are also ... More


Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

W. Jason Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Langston Hughes never knew of an America where lynching was absent from the cultural landscape. This book investigates the nearly three dozen poems written by Hughes on the subject of lynching to ... More


Literary Encounters and Storytelling Techniques

Elizabeth Scheiber

in Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

At first glance, Primo Levi's Lilìt appears to be a loosely connected collection of stories divided into three unequal parts. The first section contains autobiographical material from Auschwitz and ... More


Domestic Consistency: Not Laws, but Order

in Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Order within the cannibal rite is preserved with two disparate sets of rules to prevent these perversions from turning upon the libertines. This chapter examines these sets of rules. The first ... More


A Mutilated Fox Fur: Examining the Contexts of Herta Müller's Imagery in Der Fuchs war damals schon der Jäger

Beverley Driver Eddy

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

After a brief grounding of Müller's language within its Romanian surrealist, folkloric, and multi-linguistic contexts, this chapter shows how, for Müller, metaphor and reality are one, as an actual ... More


Return from the Archipelago: Herta Müller's Atemschaukel as Soft Memory

Brigid Haines

in Herta Müller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654642
eISBN:
9780191760143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654642.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

An extension and intensification of Müller's previous works, Atemschaukel is also a new departure, as it is based on the memories of the poet Oskar Pastior. This chapter argues that Atemschaukel ... More


The Moralistic Turn: Radical Social Critique, Literary Terror, and Antisemitism after Toulouse

Bruno Chaouat

in Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2 examines what I call the moralistic turn in French letters and social thought, and especially the inversions between victims and perpetrators that I attribute to the rise of radical social ... More


Dangerous Parallels: The Holocaust, the Colonial Turn, and the New Antisemitism

Bruno Chaouat

in Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Chapter 3, I probe the theory of multidirectional memory propounded by literary scholars in Europe and the U.S. The multidirectional-memory hypothesis was born from what those scholars call “the ... More


Conclusion

Phyllis Lassner

in Espionage and Exile: Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Spy Fiction and Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474401104
eISBN:
9781474426848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401104.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This conclusion focuses on the theme of suspicion as the narrative and heuristic bridge connecting espionage fiction and exile. Suspicion drives characters and plots and serves as an over-determined ... More


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