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Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Peggy Kamuf

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book pursues Derrida’s assertion, in The Death Penalty, Volume I, that “the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary ... More


Postmortem

Peggy Kamuf

in Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This brief conclusion remarks that the four fictional works featured in the book all conclude with something like a postmortem, a survival of the narrative after the execution represented. In the ... More


Introduction

Peggy Kamuf

in Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This short introduction reviews how this book came about after a long and varied engagement with Derrida’s seminar. It explains both the choice of texts in the chapters that follow and why other ... More


Is Justice Burning?

Peggy Kamuf

in Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282302
eISBN:
9780823284801
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282302.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter begins with a survey of several of the explanations historians of capital punishment have put forward for the end of public executions in the West starting in the mid-nineteenth century. ... More


Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Armando Maggi

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book emphasizes that folk and fairy tales are meant to undergo constant transformations to the point of becoming unrecognizable. My book questions the received idea that classical tales such as ... More


Historicizing the Transnational: Robert Coover, Kathy Acker and the Rewriting of British Cultural History, 1970–1997

Paul Giles

in Transnationalism in Practice: Essays on American Studies, Literature and Religion

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748640492
eISBN:
9780748652129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640492.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the historisation of transnationalism and the rewriting of British cultural history during the period from 1970 to 1997. It considers the ways in which this era functioned as ... More


“You Will Never Awaken Because the Story You Were In No Longer Exists”: Coover, Postmodernism, and the End of An Era

Armando Maggi

in Preserving the Spell: Basile's "The Tale of Tales" and Its Afterlife in the Fairy-Tale Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242965
eISBN:
9780226243016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226243016.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter examines the post-modern interpretation of fairy tales with a special focus on Robert Coover’s numerous books on this subject. In Coover’s works, Sleeping Beauty is the most recurrent ... More


Fabulous Planning: Unbuilt Venices

Jennifer Scappettone

in Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes novelist Italo Calvino's vision and reflections regarding the city of Venice. His essay, “Venice, Archetype and Utopia of the Aquatic City,” portrays Venice as “the first ... More


National Security in the Age of the Global Picture

Sorin Radu Cucu

in The Underside of Politics: Global Fictions in the Fog of the Cold War

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254347
eISBN:
9780823260997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254347.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter presents a reading of The Public Burning by Robert Coover and The Royal Hunt by D. R. Popescu. These novels show that the conceptual framework of postmodern literary studies is unable to ... More


Aging, Anxious and Apocalyptic: Baseball's Myths for the Millennium

Deeanne Westbrook

in American Mythologies: Essays on Contemporary Literature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237365
eISBN:
9781846312540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237365.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter explores how the millennium features in four baseball novels: Robert Coover's The Universal Baseball Association, Inc., J. Henry Waugh, Prop. (1971), Mark Harris' It Looked Like For Ever ... More


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