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The Postmodern, the Holocaust, and the Limits of the Human

Robert Eaglestone

in The Holocaust and the Postmodern

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199265930
eISBN:
9780191708596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265930.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at the impact of the Holocaust, and Levinas and Derrida's response to it, on the category of the human. Drawing on Heidegger's Letter on Humanism, Giorgio Agamben's work on the ... More


Africa and Black British Identity

in Race and Antiracism in Black British and British Asian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314827
eISBN:
9781846316258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316258.002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the idea of Africa as a lost homeland for diasporic black Britons and the attempts to reconnect with the continent. Pan-Africanist political ideals originated in the twentieth ... More


‘Cosmopolitan Sympathies’: Poetry of the First Global War

Jahan Ramazani

in The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266267
eISBN:
9780191869198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266267.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In keeping with recent attention to the global dimensions of the First World War, this essay explores how Isaac Rosenberg, Thomas Hardy, Robert Service, Wilfred Owen, Mary Borden and other wartime ... More


“Absurd Connections,” or Cosmopolitan Conviviality in The Map of Sex and Love

Kenneth Chan

in Postcolonialism, Diaspora, and Alternative Histories: The Cinema of Evans Chan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9789888208166
eISBN:
9789888313488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888208166.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter deliberates on Evans Chan’s critical vision in The Map of Sex and Love’s absurd connections while at the same time refracting theoretically through Paul Gilroy’s conception of “demotic ... More


America, Africa, and Classical Traditions

Tessa Roynon

in Toni Morrison and the Classical Tradition: Transforming American Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199698684
eISBN:
9780191760532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698684.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, American History: pre-Columbian BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines Morrison's challenge to the fabricated conception of classicism as a ‘pure’ boy of culture, as a European pedigree on which so many aspects of dominant American identity depend. ... More


Nothing Outside the Law

in Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314803
eISBN:
9781846317132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317132.003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter examines the sovereign claims, ‘there is no more outside’, and ‘there is nothing before the law’ and how they are enabled by sovereignty's occupation of boundary spaces and the operation ... More


A Sweet Sweet Tale of Terror: Rita Indiana Hernández Writes the Dominican Republic into the Global South Atlantic

Maja Horn

in The Global South Atlantic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823277872
eISBN:
9780823280490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277872.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers how historically fraught Dominican-Haitian relations may be usefully approached through a Global South Atlantic framework. I analyze how the little-known performance piece and ... More


Walter Mosley, Socratic Method, and the Black Atlantic

Keith Hughes

in Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730883
eISBN:
9781604733358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter draws on Paul Gilroy’s notion of the “black Atlantic” as a means of examining the cultural hybridity of the Socrates Fortlow series, arguing that Walter Mosley’s “narratives tap into a ... More


Introduction

Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This introductory chapter explores the key themes of Classicisms in the Black Atlantic, and introduces the structure of the work, the essays in question, and contemporary debates to which the ... More


The Jewish Atlantic: Diaspora and Pop Music

Caspar Battegay

in Connected Jews: Expressions of Community in Analogue and Digital Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906764869
eISBN:
9781800343375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906764869.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses the emergence of pop music as a distinctive musical genre intended for very wide audiences and often controlled by the giants of the music business. It describes how pop is ... More


The Transatlantic Poetics of Fatou Diome

Kathryn M. Lachman

in Francophone Afropean Literatures

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781781380345
eISBN:
9781781387184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781380345.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter considers the fiction of Senegalese author Fatou Diome in relation to the categories of Afropean literature and the Global South Atlantic. As critics have noted, Diome's novels address ... More


Dueling Banjos: African American Dualism and Strategies for Black Representation at the Turn of the Century

James Smethurst

in The African American Roots of Modernism: From Reconstruction to the Harlem Renaissance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834633
eISBN:
9781469603100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878088_smethurst.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Paul Gilroy's claim that the notion of double consciousness in which the black subject “ever feels his twoness” was used by W. E. B. Du Bois to figure a diasporic and sometimes ... More


Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Ian Moyer, Adam Lecznar, and Heidi Morse (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This volume presents a series of studies on literary, artistic, and political uses of classical antiquity in modern constructions of race, nation, and identity in the Black Atlantic. In the fraught ... More


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