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The Weight of All FleshOn the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

Eric Santner

Kevis Goodman (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190254087
eISBN:
9780190254117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190254087.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a radically new interpretation of Marx’s labor theory of value as one concerned with the afterlife of political theology in secular modernity. What Marx characterized as the dual ... More

Welcome to the SuckNarrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Welcome to the Suck: Narrating the American Soldier's Experience in Iraq

Stacey Peebles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449468
eISBN:
9780801460944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Our collective memories of World War II and Vietnam have been shaped as much by memoirs, novels, and films as they have been by history books. This book examines the growing body of contemporary war ... More

What America ReadTaste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Gordon Hutner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Despite the vigorous study of modern American fiction, today's readers are only familiar with a partial shelf of a vast library. This book describes the distorted, canonized history of the ... More

What Else Is Pastoral?Renaissance Literature and the Environment

What Else Is Pastoral?: Renaissance Literature and the Environment

Ken Hiltner

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449406
eISBN:
9780801460760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Pastoral was one of the most popular literary forms of early modern England. Inspired by classical and Italian Renaissance antecedents, writers from Ben Jonson to John Beaumont and Abraham Cowley ... More

What Is a Classic?Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

What Is a Classic?: Postcolonial Rewriting and Invention of the Canon

Ankhi Mukherjee

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785211
eISBN:
9780804788380
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What Is a Classic? revisits the famous question posed by critics from Sainte-Beuve and T. S. Eliot to J. M. Coetzee to ask how classics emanate from postcolonial histories and societies. Exploring ... More

What is Québécois Literature?Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

What is Québécois Literature?: Reflections on the Literary History of Francophone Writing in Canada

Rosemary Chapman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319730
eISBN:
9781781381090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319730.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reflects on the construction, function and operation of literary history in the shift from a colonial to a postcolonial period, taking the example of francophone writing in Canada. The ... More

What Was Tragedy?Theory and the Early Modern Canon

What Was Tragedy?: Theory and the Early Modern Canon

Blair Hoxby

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198749165
eISBN:
9780191813283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749165.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Twentieth-century critics have definite ideas about tragedy. They maintain that in a true tragedy, fate must feel the resistance of the tragic hero’s moral freedom before finally crushing him, thus ... More

What's Queer about Europe?Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

What's Queer about Europe?: Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

Mireille Rosello and Sudeep Dasgupta (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255351
eISBN:
9780823261079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What’s Queer about Europe is not about queer communities in Europe. It is about the ways in which Queer Theory helps us initiate disorienting conjunctions and counter-intuitive encounters for ... More

When Did Indians Become Straight?Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

When Did Indians Become Straight?: Kinship, the History of Sexuality, and Native Sovereignty

Mark Rifkin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199755455
eISBN:
9780199894888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How have discourses of sexuality shaped depictions of native identity, and how have ideas about kinship been central to these ongoing struggles over the character and contours of native peoplehood? ... More

When Mirrors Are WindowsA View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

When Mirrors Are Windows: A View of A.K. Ramanujan's Poetics

Guillermo Rodríguez

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199463602
eISBN:
9780199087235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199463602.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

A.K. Ramanujan (1929–1993) was an acclaimed translator and poet, as well as a seminal essayist, teacher, and intellectual with a multilayered genius and aesthetic vision. This critical work on one of ... More

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