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Queering Orientalism

Waïl S Hassan

in Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Ramzi Salti relates homophobia and gender discrimination to the critique of colonialism, while Rabih Alameddine focuses on the predicament of AIDS victims and satirizes the sources of American ... More


Twelve Views from the Distance

Mutsuo Takahashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This memoir traces a boy’s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, this book ... More


The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Jorge García-Robles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

First published in Mexico in 1995 as La bala perdida, The Stray Bullet presents a thorough and compelling account of William S Burroughs’ Mexico experience. Author Jorge García-Robles makes a ... More


Tropes of yearning and dissent: the inflection of desire in Yvonne Vera and Tsitsi Dangarembga1

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter extends the discussion of the interrelationship of gender and nation into an area rarely mentioned if not taboo in discourses both colonial and post-colonial, namely, the same-sex desire ... More


Between Windrush and Wolfenden: Class Crossings and Queer Desire in Andrew Salkey’s Postwar London

Nadia Ellis

in Beyond Windrush: Rethinking Postwar Anglophone Caribbean Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628464757
eISBN:
9781628464801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628464757.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter engages sexuality and social class in the Windrush migrant male experience. It suggests that Andrew Salkey was – but is rarely now – recognized as a crucial figure of the generation, ... More


Queer Internationalism and Modern Vietnamese Aesthetics

Ben Tran

in Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273133
eISBN:
9780823273188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273133.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter 5 argues that the origins of Vietnam’s critical and socialist realism were not founded in class politics, as scholars have thus far suggested, but rather in queer internationalism. As the ... More


The Road to Hell

Jorge García-Robles

in The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The first part of this biography describes Burroughs’s identity as a self-destructive young man, still uncertain about being a writer, and having just graduated from Harvard and keeping literary and ... More


The Gods Know How to Run This World

Jorge García-Robles

in The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This is an maginative and riveting account of Burroughs’s formative experiences in Mexico, his fascination with Mexico City’s demimonde, his acquaintances and friendships there, and his contradictory ... More


Introduction: No Time Like the Present

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

For many South Africans, the present state of the nation is not the future imagined during the anti-apartheid struggle: that time is no time like this present. This chapter uses Nadine Gordimer’s ... More


South Africa, Time or Place?

Andrew van der Vlies

in Present Imperfect: Contemporary South African Writing

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198793762
eISBN:
9780191835551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198793762.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, World Literature

South African-born, Scottish-resident author Zoë Wicomb is a key postapartheid literary figure; her oeuvre complicates assumptions about locatedness, ethnicity, and cosmopolitanism. This chapter ... More


Animals

Erik Gray

in The Art of Love Poetry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198752974
eISBN:
9780191815928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198752974.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

This chapter focuses on poetry’s frequent use of animals to explore the complexities of love. Animals feature in poems as objects of love, as lovers themselves, or in various other, more figurative, ... More


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