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Modern Muslim Interpretations

Barbara Freyer Stowasser

in Women in the Qur'an, Traditions, and Interpretation

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195111484
eISBN:
9780199853397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111484.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Muslims as well as other Western scholars of Islam would confirm that the most significant Muslim biography of the Prophet written in modern ages is Muhammad Husayn Haykal's Hayat Muhammad which ... More


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


Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Ashley T. Shelden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178228
eISBN:
9780231543156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The contemporary novel does more than revise our conception of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. Rather than providing union, connection, and completion, love in ... More


Afterword: Chinese Communism, Cultural Revolution, and American Multiculturalism

Steven S. Lee

in The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Afterword highlights the afterlives of the inter-war ethnic avant-garde, first by tracking China's rise as a new revolutionary center which attracted a new generation of leftists. I then show how ... 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


Introduction: Unmaking Love

Ashley T. Shelden

in Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178228
eISBN:
9780231543156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178228.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter lays out the literary, theoretical, and conceptual terrain for the rest of the book in order to argue that the contemporary novel rewrites love as negative, building on the ambivalent ... More


Introduction: On Futures, Literature, and Anticipation

Paola Iovene

in Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The chapter offers an overview of the concepts of modern temporality in literary studies, philosophy of history, and postcolonial studies that have inspired its notion of “anticipation,” and it ... 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


Tales of Futures Past: Anticipation and the Ends of Literature in Contemporary China

Paola Iovene

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780804789370
eISBN:
9780804791601
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789370.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Twentieth-century Chinese literature has been characterized by an obsession with the future, an obsession that is often commented on but rarely scrutinized. Most studies of Chinese literature ... 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


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


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


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


Contemporary Feminism and Women's Short Stories

Emma Young

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427739
eISBN:
9781474444965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427739.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

The short story has received renewed attention and notable popular acclaim in the twenty-first century. This book offers a wide-ranging survey of contemporary women’s short stories and introduces a ... 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


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


“This Land Is Your Land, This Land Was My Land”: Kanaka Maoli versus Settler Representations of ‘Āina in Contemporary Literature of Hawai‘i

Ku‘ualoha Ho‘omanawanui

in Asian Settler Colonialism: From Local Governance to the Habits of Everyday Life in Hawaii

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824830151
eISBN:
9780824869243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824830151.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

This chapter focuses on the differences between the representations of ‘āina (land) in the contemporary literature of Hawai‘i, popularly referred to as “local literature.” It argues that there is a ... 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


The Bridge: Motifs in Contemporary Musical Fiction

T. Austin Graham

in The Great American Songbooks: Musical Texts, Modernism, and the Value of Popular Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199862115
eISBN:
9780199332748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862115.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

A short overview of contemporary musical literature.


Introduction

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/9780853237365.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of American literature's engagement with mythologies. It then examines the changes in contemporary American literature, which has, over the last ... More


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