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Inhabiting Contemporary Southern and Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the Twenty-First Century

Casey Clabough

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041735
eISBN:
9780813043944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041735.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book poses fundamental and timely existential questions stemming from the query, how might one articulate the aspects of one's formative place particularly when one is struck with the task of ... More


What Forms Can Do: The Work of Form in 20th- and 21st- Century French Literature and Thought

Patrick Crowley and Shirley Jordan (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620658
eISBN:
9781789623918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620658.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The chapters in this book respond to important questions about the formal properties of French literary texts and the agency of form. A central feature of twentieth- and twenty-first century French ... More


Books of the Dead: Reading the Zombie in Contemporary Literature

Tim Lanzendörfer

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819062
eISBN:
9781496819109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Much research has been done on the zombie, a critical figure of 21st century culture, but most of it has been devoted to visual media—especially films and TV. This book is the first monograph to ... More


Introduction: Bad English

Rachael Gilmour

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

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Starting with Vahni Capildeo’s poetry, and also considering Sam Selvon’s novels and short stories, the Introduction suggests how writers’ everyday experiences of multilingualism give form to their ... More


Michel Houellebecq: Humanity and its Aftermath

Douglas Morrey

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318610
eISBN:
9781846318047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318610.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Michel Houellebecq is perhaps the single most successful and controversial of all contemporary novelists writing in French. Houellebecq has become a global publishing phenomenon: since the success of ... More


Epilogue: “Appointments to Keep in the Past”

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In these closing pages I look at W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz and consider the possible afterlife of the outward turn, of the prolonged existence of a technique after its period of emergence and ... More


Disability and the Posthuman: Bodies, Technology and Cultural Futures

Stuart Murray

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621648
eISBN:
9781800341159
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621648.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

Disability and the Posthuman is the first study to analyse cultural representations and deployments of disability as they interact with posthumanist theories of technology and embodiment. Working ... More


Incest in contemporary literature

Miles Leeson (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is the first edited collection of essays which focuses on the incest taboo and its literary and cultural presentation from the 1950s to the present day; it considers a number of authors rather ... More


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


Three Axes of Genre Study

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Derives a general theory of genre from analysis of the genre I call “minor-character elaboration.” It argues that genre should be studied and understood along three intersecting axes: as a practice ... More


Mark Z. Danielewski

Joe Bray and Alison Gibbons (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719099335
eISBN:
9781781708613
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099335.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This edited collection is the first book-length study of Mark Z. Danielewski, an American novelist who has established himself as a leading figure in the landscape of contemporary literature. It ... More


Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More


The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual: Prophecy, Exile and the Nation

Zeina G. Halabi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421393
eISBN:
9781474435673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421393.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Unmaking of the Arab Intellectual examines the figure of the intellectual as prophet, national icon, and exile in contemporary Arabic literature and film. Staging a comparative dialogue with ... More


Trans-Dialogues: Exploring Virginia Woolf’s Feminist Legacy to Contemporary Polish Literature

Paulina Pająk

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the role Virginia Woolf plays in contemporary Polish literature, examining the significance of her modernist legacy – as a vital part of planetary feminism – to Polish feminist ... More


The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Jonathan Evans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The Many Voices of Lydia Davis shows how translation, rewriting and intertextuality are central to the work of Lydia Davis, a major American writer, translator and essayist. Winner of the Man Booker ... More


In Search of Spaces of Their Own: Woolf, Feminism and Women’s Poetry From China

Justyna Jaguścik

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the traveling of Woolf's writing, especially A Room of One's Own, into twentieth-century China. It argues, that since 1928, when this text had first been discussed by Xu Zhimo, ... More


Writing In the Wake of 9/11

Catherine Morley

in American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.003.0016
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Focusing on long and short prose pieces which emerged in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, this chapter traces the shift from writers’ personal responses to the events to ... More


Three Guineas and the Cassandra Project – Christa Wolf’s Reading of Virginia Woolf during the Cold War

Henrike Krause

in The Edinburgh Companion to Virginia Woolf and Contemporary Global Literature

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474448475
eISBN:
9781474496070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474448475.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Against the background of the Cold War and a period of elevated tension between the East and West Bloc states at the end of the 1970s, this chapter explores the fascination of the East German writer ... More


The Real and Imaginary Politics of Minor-Character Elaboration, 1983–2014

Jeremy Rosen

in Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Argues that the conventional form of minor-character elaboration, which becomes visible as the genre flourishes between the 1980s and the present, articulates a set of consensus values of liberal ... More


Introduction:the immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Pilar Villar-Argáiz

in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089282
eISBN:
9781781707579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089282.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The purpose of this introduction is to provide a preliminary exploration of the terminology, issues, and questions which will later become central to the chapters that follow. A brief overview of the ... More


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