Explores personal and professional issues in the study of race, gender, and culture.
Exemplifies the struggles of scholars to work toward a more shared agenda for social change.
Examines novels and short stories by Muslim authors who write in English.
Provides insight into the ritual lures and effects of mass media spectatorship, especially regarding the pleasures, risks, and purposes of violent display.
Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.
Argues that deconstruction is not a critical methodology or theory but that which makes any act of good reading possible.
Explores how Rich's work has influenced feminist scholarship on motherhood.
A comprehensive examination of Kristeva's work from the seventies to the nineties.
Problematizes traditional ethnographic research methods, offering instead self-reflexive critical practices.
Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.
Explores how filmmakers and screenwriters have used comedy and science fiction to extend the boundaries of the Frankenstein narrative.
A rich and honest conversation about professors' lives and the absurdity of trying to separate the personal from the professional.
Interdisciplinary essays on the role of high theory in politics and popular culture.
Explores how whiteness is culturally constructed in American films.
Addresses the place of addiction in modern art, literature, philosophy, and psychology, including its effects on the works of such thinkers and writers as Heidegger, Nietzsche, DeQuincey, Breton, and Burroughs.
Addresses the relationship between modernity and social theory by looking at the works of Parsons, Goffman, and Garfinkel.
Develops a rigorous theory of narrative as apost-deconstructive model for interpretation.
By exploring the work of the Frankfurt school today, this book helps to define the very field of cultural studies.
An interdisciplinary reader exploring issues related to diversity, multiculturalism, and social justice.
Examines liberatory learning practices in the contemporary composition classroom.
Offers historical and present-day perspectives on what English departments do, and how and why they do it.
Confronts the cultural challenges of globalization.
Shows how our cultural misconceptions about the body distort its capacities and lead to personal and social ills.
Uses psychoanalysis to reconsider cultural studies with a focus on wholeness and integration.
Explorations in the aesthetics of waste and the material infrastructure of memory.
Focuses on signifiers of cultural difference, such as sexuality, class, gender, and race, and how they are connected to theories of writing.
Rethinks the existing definitions of aesthetics and ethics and the relations between them.
Leading voices in literary and cultural studies examine the study of literature at the college level, including the fate of theory, the rise of cultural studies, the academic “star” system, and the difficult job market.
Addresses the important role of remakes in film culture, from early cinema to contemporary Hollywood.
Examines the ethical and pedagogical stakes of representing the Holocaust in books, films, and museum exhibits.
Traces the ways in which our culture has increasingly become a culture of simulations, and offers strategies for discerning meaning in a world where the difference between what is real and what is simulated has collapsed.
Examines the figure of the cannibal as it relates to cultural identity in a wide range of literary and cultural texts.
Examines travel narratives as a genre.
Examines the ways that the labels "disability" and "difference" are socially and culturally constructed.
Examines gender roles in contemporary foreign and Hollywood films amid changing social, political, cultural, and economic conditions.
A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.
Explores the historical evolution of Belgian cinema as well as its contemporary situation within the evolving contexts of global media and European unity.
An anthology of nineteenth-century literature about medicine and medical issues.
Examines the notion of exile and hybrid cultural identity in Proust, Joyce, and Baldwin, with implications for our understanding of modernism and the modernist canon.
Explores how historical, artistic, and technological developments and cross-cultural exchange have altered our conceptions of creativity.
Argues that Victorian legal, linguistic, and cultural attitudes toward promises--especially promises to marry--had a formative effect on novels of the period.
Offers a multidisciplinary examination of Star Trek, religion, and American culture.
Examines performance art and the powerful implications it holds for teaching in the schools.
Offers a new interpretation of “sympathy” as an instrument for investigating contemporary culture, gender, and visual technique.
Argues against the persistent view of Romantic lyricism as inherently introspective by relating the poems of William Wordsworth, John Clare, and Charlotte Smith, as well as the letters and prose works of Dorothy Wordsworth, to their historical and literary contexts.
Explores Paris as a desired and imagined place in Latin American postcolonial identity, uncovering the city's class, gender, political, and aesthetic resonances for Latin America
Takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from Christian saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to contemporary s/m practices.
Examines the work and aspirations of women filmmakers in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, as well as in marginalized communities within the United States, with particular attention to issues of gender, race, nation, and aesthetics.
The trauma of Hiroshima and Nagasaki demonstrates the limits of dominant visual models, such as photography, for providing adequate historical memory. The author argues that collective traumas suggest the need for a prolonged gaze, such as can be provided by expressive art.
Transcends the dichotomy between modernism and postmodernism by arguing for an ethically based notion of solidarity tolerant of radical difference.
Undermines modernity's authority through a cultural and historical examination of texts and thinkers from the Enlightenment to post-Stalinist Europe.
Combining case studies and critical analysis, this book examines how the electronic and print media's representation of cultural groups such as African-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, and Chicanos contribute to the understanding
Examines popular films made in Hollywood by European directors, offering a fresh take on the much-debated issue of the "great divide" between modernism and mass culture.
Traces Western ideas of corporeal bodies from Plato to contemporary feminist and postructuralist writings, with the purpose of reexamining the good, identified in Plato as that which gives authority to knowledge and truth.
Focusing on the political movements of the 1950s and 1960s, this book argues that the arts can strengthen democracy by politically educating citizens.
Explores the relationship between eating and culture from a variety of perspectives, including anthropology, sociology, philosophy, gender studies, race studies, architecture, and AIDS discourse.
Examines the Italian popular cinema's preoccupation with theatricality in the 1930s and early 1940s, arguing that theatricality was a form of politics--a politics of style.
Considers the ephemeral nature of the cinematic experience as we now apprehend it, and examines the ways in which technological advances in film and moving image production have changed this experience over the course of the last thirty-odd years.
Moves from the discourses of dialectical negation to cultural-populist affirmation--that is, from Hegel to Madonna Studies--in order to envision a mode of critique that can persuasively describe and explain the cultural contradictions of late capitalism.
Explores the connection between epistemological and moral "lying," interspersing a phenomenology of deceit with a continuing dialogue between the phenomenologist and one of her students.
The first book to focus on the representation of character in film, encompassing the art cinema, popular movies, and documentaries.
Explores the work of lesser-known American experimental filmmakers whose films, though well-received and influential, have been excluded from the dominant film canon.
Challenges the conventional wisdom that violent horror films can only degrade women and incite violence.
Follows the work of a range of public intellectuals like Aronowitz, Giroux, hooks, Mouffe, and West, and argues for a 'radical democracy' capable of subverting traditional divisions of 'left' and'right. '
A generously illustrated overview of, and introduction to, the entirety of Godard's work as a filmmaker and video artist.
Explores how Rutini’s experimental work in sonata-allegra formal procedures played a significant role in the history of music.
Analyzes the theories of myth of Cassirer, Barthes, Eliade, and Hillman and offers an alternative original account of myth-making as an essential strand of cultural production.
Investigates the invisible and/or taken-for-granted places where lessons on gender and identity are translated to girls and women.
Essays by noted theorists such as Drucilla Cornell, Nancy Fraser, Peter Goodrich, and Gayatri Spivak provide a bridge between critical cultural studies in the humanities and the Critical Legal Studies movement demonstrating the transdisciplinary nature of both fields.