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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

When the Future DisappearsThe Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

Janet Poole

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165181
eISBN:
9780231538558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Taking a panoramic view of Korea's dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, this book locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression of time ... More

Which Sin to Bear?Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

David E. Chinitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199919697
eISBN:
9780199332885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919697.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores Langston Hughes’s efforts to mediate problems of identity and ethics he faced as an African-American professional writer and intellectual. Determined on a literary career at a time ... More

Whipscars and TattoosThe Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori

Geoffrey Sanborn

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199751693
eISBN:
9780199894819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751693.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, World Literature

This book combines history, biography, and close reading to produce radically new interpretations of two of the most important novels in American history. After an introductory chapter ... More

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