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Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

Africa in StereoModernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to ... More

An Age of MelodramaFamily, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More

The Age of SilverThe Rise of the Novel East and West

The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Ning Ma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book advances a “horizontal” method of comparative literature and applies this approach to analyze the multiple emergences of early realism and novelistic modernity in Eastern and Western ... More

Alexandrian CosmopolitanismAn Archive

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Hala Halim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant ... More

Ambiguous BodiesReading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Michelle Osterfeld Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book draws from theories of the grotesque to examine many of the strange and extraordinary creatures and phenomena in the premodern Japanese tales called setsuwa. Grotesque representations in ... More

American CreolesThe Francophone Caribbean and the American South

American Creoles: The Francophone Caribbean and the American South

Martin Munro and Celia Britton (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846317538
eISBN:
9781846317200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317200
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Francophone Caribbean and the American South are sites born of the plantation, the common matrix for the diverse nations and territories of the circum-Caribbean. This book takes as its premise ... More

American GuyMasculinity in American Law and Literature

American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More

Americanizing BritainThe Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Genevieve Abravanel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many in Britain believed their nation to be a dominant world power that its former colony, the United States, could only hope to emulate. Yet by the ... More

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