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Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

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

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

Africa in StereoModernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to ... More

An Age of MelodramaFamily, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More

The Age of SilverThe Rise of the Novel East and West

The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Ning Ma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book advances a “horizontal” method of comparative literature and applies this approach to analyze the multiple emergences of early realism and novelistic modernity in Eastern and Western ... More

Alexandrian CosmopolitanismAn Archive

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Hala Halim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant ... More

Ambiguous BodiesReading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Michelle Osterfeld Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book draws from theories of the grotesque to examine many of the strange and extraordinary creatures and phenomena in the premodern Japanese tales called setsuwa. Grotesque representations in ... More

American CreolesThe Francophone Caribbean and the American South

American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Martin Munro and Celia Britton (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Francophone Caribbean and the American South are sites born of the plantation, the common matrix for the diverse nations and territories of the circum-Caribbean. This book takes as its premise ... More

American GuyMasculinity in American Law and Literature

American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More

Americanizing BritainThe Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Genevieve Abravanel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many in Britain believed their nation to be a dominant world power that its former colony, the United States, could only hope to emulate. Yet by the ... More

Antipodean AmericaAustralasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book considers the impact of Australia and New Zealand on the formation of American literature, from the eighteenth century to the present day. It discusses how the antipodes, as both a ... More

Apartheid and BeyondSouth African Writers and the Politics of Place

Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Rita Barnard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book contributes to the study of South African literature, offering readings of writers such as Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, and Mda. Focusing on the relationship between place, ... More

Architextual AuthenticityConstructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Architextual Authenticity: Constructing Literature and Literary Identity in the French Caribbean

Jason Herbeck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781786940391
eISBN:
9781786944948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940391.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Construction of identity has constituted a vigorous source of debate in the Caribbean from the early days of colonization to the present, and under the varying guises of independence, ... More

The Art of Love Poetry

The Art of Love Poetry

Erik Gray

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198752974
eISBN:
9780191815928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198752974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Love begets poetry; poetry begets love. These two propositions have seemed evident to thinkers and poets across the Western literary tradition. Plato writes that “anyone that love touches instantly ... More

Asian CrossingsTravel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Asian Crossings: Travel Writing on China, Japan and Southeast Asia

Steve Clark and Paul Smethurst (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099142
eISBN:
9789882206632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099142.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The fourteen chapters in this book examine various topics and contexts of travel writings on China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. From the first Colombian on a trade mission to China, to French women ... More

Assia DjebarOut of Algeria

Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria

Jane Hiddleston

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781846310317
eISBN:
9781786945341
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310317.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Assia Djebar: Out of Algeria is a book about expatriation, and the constant, necessary revisiting that follows. In the book, Hiddleston seeks to conceptualise Djebar’s progressive struggle and ... More

At Freedom's LimitIslam and the Postcolonial Predicament

At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Sadia Abbas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The subject of this book is a new “Islam.” This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was ... More

At the Limits of MemoryLegacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

At the Limits of Memory: Legacies of Slavery in the Francophone World

Nicola Frith and Kate Hodgson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381595
eISBN:
9781781382240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381595.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Recent years have seen a growing body of literature dedicated to memories of slavery in the Anglophone world, yet little has been done to approach this subject from Francophone perspectives. This ... More

Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Autobiographical Identities in Contemporary Arab Culture

Valerie Anishchenkova

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748643400
eISBN:
9781474406321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643400.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study of Arab autobiographical discourse investigates various modes of cultural identity which have emerged in Arab societies in the last 40 years. During this period, autobiographical texts ... More

Autobiography and IndependenceSelfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Debra Kelly

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846312625
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers an in-depth study of the autobiographical writings of four twentieth-century writers from North Africa — Assia Djebar, Mouloud Feraoun, Abdelkébir Khatibi and Albert Memmi — as they ... More

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