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The Author of HimselfThe Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

The Author of Himself: The Life of Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Marcel Reich-Ranicki

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691206066
eISBN:
9780691206059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691206066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book was born into a Jewish family in Poland in 1920, and he moved to Berlin as a boy. There he discovered his passion for literature and began a complex affair with German ... More

Bad EnglishLiterature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Rachael Gilmour

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At a time when monolingualist claims for the importance of ‘speaking English’ to the national order continue louder than ever, even as language diversity is increasingly part of contemporary British ... More

Ecocritics and EcoskepticsA Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Ecocritics and Ecoskeptics: A Humanist Reading of Recent French Ecofiction

Jonathan F. Krell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622058
eISBN:
9781800341319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Michel Serres and Luc Ferry represent the two opposing views of ecology in contemporary French philosophy. Serres calls for a “natural contract” that would ensure a symbiotic relationship between ... More

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic

The Evolutions of Modernist Epic

Václav Paris

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198868217
eISBN:
9780191904738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868217.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, Criticism/Theory

Modernist epic is more interesting and diverse than we have supposed. As a radical form of national fiction, it appeared in many parts of the world in the early twentieth century. Reading a selection ... More

The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish RevivalRomance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

The Fin-de-Siècle Scottish Revival: Romance, Decadence and Celtic Identity

Michael Shaw

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474433952
eISBN:
9781474477000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474433952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As the Irish Revival took shape and the Home Rule debate dominated UK politics, what was happening in Scotland? This book reveals distinct but comparable concerns with cultural defence and revivalism ... More

Flowers of TimeOn Postapocalyptic Fiction

Flowers of Time: On Postapocalyptic Fiction

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691205946
eISBN:
9780691206400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691205946.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The literary lineage of postapocalyptic fiction — stories set after civilization's destruction — is a long one, spanning the biblical tale of Noah and Hesiod's Works and Days to the works of Mary ... More

Imagining SocialismAesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Imagining Socialism: Aesthetics, Anti-politics, and Literature in Britain, 1817-1918

Mark A. Allison

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780192896490
eISBN:
9780191918926
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192896490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Socialism” names a form of collective life that has never been fully realized; consequently, it is best understood as a goal to be imagined. So this study argues, and thereby locates an aesthetic ... More

Infrapolitical PassagesGlobal Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, and the Post-Sovereign State

Infrapolitical Passages: Global Turmoil, Narco-Accumulation, and the Post-Sovereign State

Gareth Williams

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289882
eISBN:
9780823297153
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289882.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book clears a way through some of the dominant political determinations and violent symptoms of contemporary globalization. It considers globalization as a new, and increasingly unmoored, ... More

Inventions of NemesisUtopia, Indignation, and Justice

Inventions of Nemesis: Utopia, Indignation, and Justice

Douglas Mao

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691199252
eISBN:
9780691211640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691199252.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Examining literary and philosophical writing about ideal societies from Greek antiquity to the present, this book offers a striking new take on utopia's fundamental project. Noting that utopian ... More

Kinesic HumorLiterature, Embodied Cognition, and the Dynamics of Gesture

Kinesic Humor: Literature, Embodied Cognition, and the Dynamics of Gesture

Guillemette Bolens

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780190930066
eISBN:
9780190930097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literature is one of the richest sources of information concerning the ways in which human beings are able to play with cognition. According to the theory of embodied cognition, human cognition is ... More

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature

Zuzanna Ladyga

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474442923
eISBN:
9781474477031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442923.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Labour of Laziness in Twentieth-Century American Literature focuses on the issue of productivity, using the figure of laziness to negotiate the relation between the ethical and the aesthetic. ... More

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

Lewis Grassic Gibbon

William K. Malcolm

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789620627
eISBN:
9781789629859
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lewis Grassic Gibbon galvanized the Scottish literary scene in 1932 with Sunset Song, the first novel of the epic trilogy A Scots Quair, that drew vividly upon his deprived upbringing on a small ... More

Reading Machines in the Modernist TransatlanticAvant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic: Avant-Gardes, Technology and the Everyday

Eric B. White

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474441490
eISBN:
9781474490856
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474441490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Machines in the Modernist Transatlantic provides a new account of aesthetic and technological innovation, from the Machine Age to the Information Age. Drawing on a wealth of archival ... More

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First CenturyEleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Romantic Periodicals in the Twenty-First Century: Eleven Case Studies from Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine

Nicholas Mason and Tom Mole (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474448123
eISBN:
9781474490931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the twenty-first century has brought a wealth of new digital resources for researching late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century serials, the subfield of Romantic periodical studies has ... More

Same OldQueer Theory, Literature and the Politics of Sameness

Same Old: Queer Theory, Literature and the Politics of Sameness

Ben Nichols

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526132833
eISBN:
9781526158338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526132840
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In its contributions to the study of material social differences, queer theoretical writing has mostly assumed that any ideas which embody 'difference' are valuable. More than this, where it is ... More

ShibbolethJudges, Derrida, Celan

Shibboleth: Judges, Derrida, Celan

Marc Redfield

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289066
eISBN:
9780823297191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289066.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the Book of Judges, the Gileadites use the word shibboleth to target and kill members of a closely related tribe, the Ephraimites, who cannot pronounce the initial shin phoneme. In modern European ... More

The Teaching ArchiveA New History for Literary Study

The Teaching Archive: A New History for Literary Study

Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226735948
eISBN:
9780226736273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226736273.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Teaching Archive shows us a series of major literary thinkers in a place we seldom remember them inhabiting: the classroom. Rachel Sagner Buurma and Laura Heffernan open up “the teaching ... More

Theory for BeginnersChildren's Literature as Critical Thought

Theory for Beginners: Children's Literature as Critical Thought

Kenneth B. Kidd

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289592
eISBN:
9780823297207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289592.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. After ... More

World Literature for the Wretched of the EarthAnticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth: Anticolonial Aesthetics, Postcolonial Politics

J. Daniel Elam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780823289790
eISBN:
9780823297221
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823289790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

World Literature for the Wretched of the Earth recovers an alternative strain of anticolonialism that does not seek national sovereignty, authority, and political recognition, but advocates instead ... More

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