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American Literature and the Question of Circumference

Paul Giles

in The Global Remapping of American Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691136134
eISBN:
9781400836512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691136134.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This concluding chapter argues that global remapping of American literature involves drawing attention to the contingent and historically variable nature of narratives about the relation of America ... More


Toward a Critical Semitism: On Not Answering the Jewish Question in Literary Studies

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter focuses on the nationalist identitarianism underwriting the current academic isolation of the historicist mainstream of Jewish American literary practice. It first considers the Jewish ... More


Introduction: The School of Criticism I Wouldn’t Be Caught Dead In: A Polemic on Theorizing the Field

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Jewish American literary study has alienated itself—in the form of insiderism, trivialization, and ghettoization—compared to American studies and ethnic American literary ... More


Internationalism at Work: Bridge and Asian American Studies in Asia

Chih-Ming Wang

in Transpacific Articulations: Student Migration and the Remaking of Asian America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836429
eISBN:
9780824871055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836429.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at the case of Bridge magazine (1971–1985) and the emergence of Asian American literary studies in Asia since the late 1980s. While a review of Bridge can reveal the process of ... More


Introduction: On Moving Ground

Dana Luciano

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates how the present state of nineteenth-century American literary studies is experiencing a renewed vitality. A surge in critical attention to the historical and ... More


Introduction

Colleen Glenney Boggs

in Animalia Americana: Animal Representations and Biopolitical Subjectivity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161237
eISBN:
9780231531948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161237.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book explores a key mechanism of biopolitics by which forms of power ranging from state authority to familial intimacy get conjoined and worked out via animal representations. More specifically, ... More


Why Jews Aren’t Normal: The Unrepresentable Future of Philip Roth’s The Counterlife

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter articulates a more critical concept of identity that can contribute to a more theoretically justified—and a more literary critically interesting—Jewish literary study. Through a close ... More


9/11’s Stealthy Jews: Jonathan Safran Foer and the Irrepresentation of Identity

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter articulates a kind of literary criticism that questions how and why our scholarly discourses thematize a categorical identity, along with the political itineraries that engage and are ... More


Conclusion: Minority Report

Benjamin Schreier

in The Impossible Jew: Identity and the Reconstruction of Jewish American Literary History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479868681
eISBN:
9781479888436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479868681.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book has explored the status quo between Jewish American literary study, Jewish studies, “ethnic” or multicultural studies, and English and American literature, along with the current state of ... More


The Performance of Patriotism: Ironic Affiliations and Literary Disruptions in Carlos Bulosan’s America

Meg Wesling

in Empire's Proxy: American Literature and U.S. Imperialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794760
eISBN:
9780814795415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794760.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter assesses the question of resistance through the prolific career of Carlos Bulosan, the Filipino American worker, activist, and poet whose collective autobiography, America Is in the ... More


Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel

Edlie L. Wong

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794555
eISBN:
9780814795460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794555.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Part of the American Literatures Initiative Series, this book draws on the freedom suit as recorded in the press and court documents to offer a critically and historically engaged understanding of ... More


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