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The Transcolonial Exotic: Allegories of Palestine in Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Algerian Trilogy

Olivia C. Harrison

in Transcolonial Maghreb: Imagining Palestine in the Era of Decolonization

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804794213
eISBN:
9780804796859
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804794213.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Chapter Three analyzes the best-selling author Ahlam Mosteghanemi’s Algerian trilogy, which deploys the figure of the Palestinian guerrilla fighter and poet as a transnational allegory of revolution ... More


Introduction: Scattered Souls—The Bildungsroman and Colonial Modernity

Jed Esty

in Unseasonable Youth: Modernism, Colonialism, and the Fiction of Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199857968
eISBN:
9780199919581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199857968.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Scattered Souls” situates the main argument of this book within broad studies of modernism and modernity, gender and sexuality, colonial and post-colonial literature, and the politics of formalism. ... More


Partisan Historiography: The 1940s and Beyond

Yoav Di Capua

in Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257320
eISBN:
9780520944817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257320.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter shows how and why contemporary history became the exclusive realm of party politics. In doing so, it discusses two forms that partisan historiography embraced: the national allegory and ... More


Amit Chaudhuri and the Materiality of the Mundane

Saikat Majumdar

in Prose of the World: Modernism and the Banality of Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156950
eISBN:
9780231527675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156950.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter analyzes the fiction of Amit Chaudhuri, who had been the most articulate voice in expressing a persistent critique of the ethos of the national allegory that had, at one point, come to ... More


Introduction:: Naturalism, Humanitarianism, and the Fiction of War

Eleni Coundouriotis

in The People’s Right to the Novel: War Fiction in the Postcolony

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262335
eISBN:
9780823266357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262335.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction sketches a theory of how war novels formulate a complex response to the realism that lends itself to national allegory by adopting four widely used motifs, which capture the broader ... More


American Triumphalism and the First Gulf War

David Martin-Jones

in Deleuze, Cinema and National Identity: Narrative Time in National Contexts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622443
eISBN:
9780748651085
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622443.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines how certain American films that emerged after the First Gulf War manipulated narrative time in order to construct national identity, beginning with a discussion of triumphalism, ... More


‘How Katherine Mansfield Was Kidnapped’: A (Post)colonial Family Romance

Lorenzo Mari

in Katherine Mansfield and the (Post)colonial

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748669097
eISBN:
9780748695140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669097.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Katherine Mansfield’s story ‘How Pearl Button Was Kidnapped’ (1910) can be considered as a paradigmatic example of the author’s use of family relations as a prism for examining a number of issues. ... More


Apocalipsis Cum Figuris: Thomas Mann and the Bildungsroman at The Ends of Time

Tobias Boes

in Formative Fictions: Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the "Bildungsroman"

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451775
eISBN:
9780801465659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451775.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This concluding chapter provides an in-depth reading of Thomas Mann's Doctor Faustus, a novel that responds explicitly to the “crisis of historicism” debate that raged in Germany during the interwar ... More


Wandering and Assimilation in North by Northwest

Barbara Straumann

in Figurations of Exile in Hitchcock and Nabokov

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748636464
eISBN:
9780748651894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748636464.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter contains a reading of the film North by Northwest. The discussion centres on the Oedipal voyage towards sexual difference, Thornhill’s challenge of the symbolic law and the national ... More


National or Class Allegories?: Romance in Rich Like Us and The Inheritance of Loss

Maryam Mirza

in Intimate Class Acts: Friendship and Desire in Indian and Pakistani Women's Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466740
eISBN:
9780199087228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466740.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter grapples with the portrayal of heterosexual romance between characters whose class differences are less pronounced than those discussed in the earlier chapters: notably, the ... More


Viridiana: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil

Alejandro Yarza

in The Making and Unmaking of Francoist Kitsch Cinema: From Raza to Pan's Labyrinth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780748699247
eISBN:
9781474444729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699247.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Viridiana is a critically acclaimed film directed in 1961 (made with special permission by Franco himself) by world-renowned director Luis Buñuel. Buñuel’s film was the official entry representing ... More


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