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The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Christopher Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially ... More


Fiction Versus Fantasy, Pretence, and Make-Believe

Frank Palmer

in Literature and Moral Understanding: A Philosophical Essay on Ethics, Aesthetics, Education, and Culture

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198242321
eISBN:
9780191680441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198242321.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics, Moral Philosophy

Talk of fictional worlds is not a matter of positing ‘other worlds’ existing within or beyond the actual world, but a reflection of the shared currency of our experience of literary representation. ... More


Technology versus Humanity

David Midgley

in Writing Weimar: Critical Realism in German Literature, 1918-1933

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151791
eISBN:
9780191672835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151791.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter explores the literary representation of technology in the Weimar period, because it is here above all that we can see an inherited literary discourse which was hostile to mechanization, ... More


Introduction

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of sceptical and hostile views towards new-rich tradesmen during the late 18th century. From the 1760s, treatises explaining the decline of empires ... More


Introduction The Post-Identity Condition

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores Asian American culture and politics by focusing on the notion of identity. It considers how the critique of identity politics has reconfigured the parameters of Asian American ... More


Writing the Community: Literary Sources from the Eighteenth Century

Anne Murphy

in The Materiality of the Past: History and Representation in the Sikh Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199916276
eISBN:
9780199980253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199916276.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Sikhism

Historical objects are made meaningful in relation to the narratives that they represent and substantiate, the literary historiography that animates the past's more material form. The material of ... More


The Politics of Geography: Or, a Troping of Asian American Spatial Imagination

in Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter offers a theoretical discussion of the contributions Japanese-American writer Karen Tei Yamashita in relation to debates over postmodern space and location, literary avant-garde and ... More


First-Person Poetry and the Autonomist Turn: Lucilius, Catullus, and Cicero’s Consulatus suus

Luke Roman

in Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675630
eISBN:
9780191766022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675630.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

‘First-Person Poetry and the Autonomist Turn: Lucilius, Catullus, and Cicero’s Consulatus suus’ considers three instances of self-representational poetry in late republican Rome, exploring the ... More


Reading as Listening: The Southern Folk Aesthetic

Madhu Dubey

in Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the ways in which the rural South works as a stimulant for the postmodern African–American literary imagination and the kinds of resolutions it yields to problems of urban ... More


Antivivisectionary Rhetoric and Pain

Lucy Bending

in The Representation of Bodily Pain in Late Nineteenth–Century English Culture

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187172
eISBN:
9780191674648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187172.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter brings together the theoretical concerns of Chapter 3 and close readings of the literature of vivisection of the 1880s and 1890s, to ... More


The Ironic Temporalities of Cultural Nationalism

in The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Asian American Studies as a discipline continues to be informed by the political objectives of cultural nationalism, yet critics have repeatedly exposed the nativism, misogyny, and homophobia ... More


Afterword

Roland Greene

in Five Words: Critical Semantics in the Age of Shakespeare and Cervantes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226000633
eISBN:
9780226000770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226000770.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

During the Renaissance, thinkers, philosophers, and artists were often preoccupied with words as vessels of change. It was because European and transatlantic culture was consistently exposed to the ... More


Reactions to Fashion and Luxury

James Raven

in Judging New Wealth: Popular Publishing and Responses to Commerce in England, 1750–1800

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202370
eISBN:
9780191675300
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202370.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses how the literary reception of the commercial revolution — and the deliberate artifice of published outrage — was crucial to the formation of hostile images of the businessman ... More


Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct ... More


“Beloved Istanbul”: Realism and the Transnational Imaginary in Turkish Popular Culture

Walter Armbrust (ed.)

in Mass Mediations: New Approaches to Popular Culture in the Middle East and Beyond

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520219250
eISBN:
9780520923096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520219250.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the ambiguous and troubled nature of modernity in present Turkey, focusing on Būlent Ersoy, a popular conservatory-trained singer who is not well thought of in official ... More


Arab Masquerade: Mahjar Identity Politics and Transnationalism

Jacob Rama Berman

in American Arabesque: Arabs and Islam in the Nineteenth Century Imaginary

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789506
eISBN:
9780814789513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789506.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the emergence of Arab American literary self-representation by moving through a historiography of Arab migration to America and toward an analysis of Ameen Rihani's literary ... More


Survey of previous work

Sandra Clarke and Andrew Erskine

in Newfoundland and Labrador English

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626168
eISBN:
9780748671519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626168.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter provides a summary of the literature relating to Newfoundland English, from the late 16th century to the present. It outlines the contributions to the description of local features, ... More


Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome

Luke Roman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199675630
eISBN:
9780191766022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199675630.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Poetic Autonomy in Ancient Rome offers a major new approach to the study of ancient Roman poetry. In the modern interpretation of art and literature, autonomy is a central concern: ... More


The Enigma of the Blind

Edward Larrissy

in The Blind and Blindness in Literature of the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748632817
eISBN:
9780748651696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748632817.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the possible influence of the blind on the philosophical discussions and literary representations of Romantic-period writing, and supposes that the image of the blind man is ... More


Introduction

Marta Figlerowicz

in Spaces of Feeling: Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714221
eISBN:
9781501714245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714221.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction lays out this book’s methodology and main thesis. Spaces of Feeling takes modernist poems and novels as illustrations of an attitude toward affective awareness that has become lost ... More


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