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Shows how the method of close reading traveled from the United States to Brazil and Israel, revealing its profound impact on global modernisms and reframing the lasting significance of New Criticism.
Examines the reception of Brazil’s most-canonized writer in the United States to shed light on questions of Blackness and hemispheric American experience.
Cooper's 1846 novel about the Anti-Rent Wars in upstate New York, now available in a scholarly edition.
Shows how nineteenth-century discoveries in acoustical science shaped Victorian literary representations of gender, sexuality, and intimacy.
Explores the value of Shakespeare for theatrical businesspeople and audiences in nineteenth-century New York City.
Collects and interprets the literary legacy of Nūrī, an early Sufi master known for his ecstatic behaviour, eccentric acts, and passionate poems of mystical love.
The most complete collection of works by the nineteenth century's most famous and groundbreaking woman journalist.
A personal voyage of discovery drawing on musicology, literary theory, Jewish studies, and philosophical phenomenology.
Collects together for the first time essays devoted to a detailed historical and systematic discussion of the topic of life in Kant's work.
Argues that humans are animals that philosophize about their condition by fictionalizing other animals.
Shows how Britain's trans-imperial engagements in the long nineteenth century have come to shape global cultural commodity flows today.
A comprehensive study of the history and evolution of the dybbuk, from kabbalistic tradition to popular folklore.
Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.
Sheds new light on the relationship between myth and history in ancient China and the central role they have played in shaping early Chinese thought.
Examines the increasingly reciprocal nature of Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through films that center on nuclear issues.
Shows how the myth of the American frontier persists as an ever-present, oppressive set of ideas about space, mobility, and race in the mid-twentieth-century literature of Los Angeles.
Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.
Renowned poets and scholars address the question of how poetry sounds and signifies in different contexts.
Offers new ways to read the relationship between culture, ecology, and capitalism.
Explores how China’s oldest poetry collection was interpreted in a Confucian exegetical text—the Mao Commentary—in the mid-second century BCE.
Explores the cultural dynamics of this ancient form of Sanskrit theater.
A study of non-representational art and poetry in the work of Bataille, Klossowski, and Michaux.
The classic work on African American toasts, the predecessor of rap.
Celebrates over a half-century of the work of one of America's greatest folklorists.
Makes a case for the power of music and sound in the face of fascistic forces, from modernism to the present.