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Writing Shame: Gender, Contemporary Literature and Negative Affect

Kaye Mitchell

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461849
eISBN:
9781474481250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461849.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Writing Shame examines the intersection of shame, gender and writing in contemporary literature. Through readings of an array of recent texts – literary and popular, fictional and autofictional, ... 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


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


Israel/Palestine: Border Representations in Literature and Film

Drew Paul

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474456128
eISBN:
9781474480727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456128.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Since the early 1990s, Israel has greatly expanded a system checkpoints, walls and other barriers in the West Bank and Gaza that restrict Palestinian mobility. As a result, such border spaces have ... 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: Beginning with Stigma

Kaye Mitchell

in Writing Shame: Gender, Contemporary Literature and Negative Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781474461849
eISBN:
9781474481250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474461849.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Introduction begins by mapping shame’s definitional connections with selfhood – suggesting that, within contemporary Western culture, we organise our (increasingly fractured) sense of self around ... 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


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


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


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


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


Narrating Precariousness

Anne Fuchs

in Precarious Times: Temporality and History in Modern German Culture

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501735103
eISBN:
9781501734816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501735103.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter focuses on the experience of precarious times in contemporary German fiction. The first part queries the binary distinction between modernist and postmodernist literature in the light of ... 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: 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


Sculpting Cosmolectics

Gloria Elizabeth Chacón

in Indigenous Cosmolectics: Kab'awil and the Making of Maya and Zapotec Literatures

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636795
eISBN:
9781469636856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636795.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The introduction situates indigenous writers within Latin American literary historiography. It enumerates key historical indigenous political changes that led to the rise of indigenous writers. This ... 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


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


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