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Make it Work: 20th Century American Fiction and Fashion

Make it Work: 20th Century American Fiction and Fashion

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Jan Ellyn Goggans
May 10, 2019

Imagine a new critical theory that bases its literary value on fashion. In this theory exists a community that explores and interrogates conventionality, and in American literature of the 20th century, it includes fashion and home decoration, two paths to achieving white femininity, a prized...

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature: Something to Hold on to

Memory, Intermediality, and Literature: Something to Hold on to

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sara Tanderup Linkis
May 07, 2019

"If readers of Sara Tanderup Linkis’ "Something to hold on to …" open the book in the expectation of entering a niche of literature and literary studies, they will leave it after having encountered a new highway in literature. Here, the traditional theme of memory and the most recent use of digital...

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Bunty Avieson, Fiona Giles, Sue Joseph
April 23, 2019

Still Here: Memoirs of Trauma, Illness and Loss explores the history, ethics, and cross-cultural range of memoirs focusing on illness, death, loss, displacement, and other experiences of trauma. From Walt Whitman’s Civil War diaries to kitchen table survivor-to-survivor storytelling following...

Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics

Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics

1st Edition

Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako
January 02, 2019

This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose...

Conrad and Nature: Essays

Conrad and Nature: Essays

1st Edition

Lissa Schneider-Rebozo, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, John G. Peters
October 24, 2018

Conrad and Nature is the first collection of critical essays examining nature and the environment in Joseph Conrad’s writings. Together, these essays by established and emerging scholars reveal both the crucial importance of nature in Conrad’s work, and the vital, ongoing relevance of Conrad’s...

God Behind the Screen: Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion

God Behind the Screen: Literary Portraits of Personality Disorders and Religion

1st Edition

Janko Andrijasevic
September 11, 2018

This interdisciplinary study of literary characters sheds light on the relatively under-studied phenomenon of religious psychopathy. God Behind the Screen: Literary Portrais of Religious Psychopathy identifies and rigorously examines protagonists in works from a variety of genres, written by...

Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

Resistance to Science in Contemporary American Poetry

1st Edition

Bryan Walpert
August 23, 2018

This book examines types of resistance in contemporary poetry to the authority of scientific knowledge, tracing the source of these resistances to both their literary precedents and the scientific zeitgeists that helped to produce them. Walpert argues that contemporary poetry offers a palimpsest of...

The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

The Future of Testimony: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Witnessing

1st Edition

Antony Rowland, Jane Kilby
August 23, 2018

Celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the groundbreaking Testimony, this collection brings together the leading academics from a range of scholarly fields to explore the meaning, use, and value of testimony in law and politics, its relationship to other forms of writing like literature and...

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography, and Mobility

1st Edition

Giorgia Alù
August 22, 2018

Journeys Exposed: Women’s Writing, Photography and Mobility examines contemporary literature written by women that are all related to Italy in different ways. It argues that photography provides women with a means to expose aspects of their nomadic self and of others’ mobile lives within and beyond...

Spatial Modernities: Geography, Narrative, Imaginaries

Spatial Modernities: Geography, Narrative, Imaginaries

1st Edition

Johannes Riquet, Elizabeth Kollmann
June 01, 2018

This collection of essays offers a series of reflections on the specific literary and cultural forms that can be seen as the product of modernity’s spatial transformations, which have taken on new urgency in today’s world of ever increasing mobility and global networks. The book offers a broad...

Avant-Garde Pieties: Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics

Avant-Garde Pieties: Aesthetics, Race, and the Renewal of Innovative Poetics

1st Edition

Joel Bettridge
May 14, 2018

Avant-Garde Pieties tells a new story about innovative poetry; it argues that the avant-garde—now more than a century old—persists in its ability to nurture interesting, provocative, meaningful, and moving poems, despite its profound cultural failings and its self-devouring theoretical compulsions....

Modern Political Aesthetics from Romantic to Modernist Literature: Choreographies of Social Performance

Modern Political Aesthetics from Romantic to Modernist Literature: Choreographies of Social Performance

1st Edition

Tudor Balinisteanu
May 10, 2018

In this new research monograph, Tudor Balinsteanu draws on concepts of dance to demonstrate how the nonhuman is dealt with in terms of practical politics, that is, choreographies of social performance which emerge at the intersection of literature, art, and embodied life. Drawing on a number of...

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