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Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.
Assesses a distinct style of thinking in twentieth-century Spanish writing, one in which literature plays a central role in reaching behind philosophy to essential sources of life and meaning.
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
An annotated collection of over one hundred Civil War letters that trace a Union soldier's transformation from eager recruit to war-weary, battle-tested veteran.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Examines the ways in which writers and artists have attempted to address children’s experience of atrocity.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
The first and best biography of this pioneering comic duo and Broadway Stars--in a new edition!
Demonstrates that Plato and Xenophon ought to be regarded less as rivals and more as engaged in a dialogue advancing a common goal of preserving the Socratic legacy.
Delves into the meaning of stories, their tellers, and those who experience them
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
Challenges and reimagines transnational feminism by analyzing the concept of ummah, or community, in Muslim women's writing.
Highlights the original cast members—both the well-known and the (until now) wholly unknown—who staged the duo's comic operas in Britain and in America.
Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.
Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
Essays that argue in favor of Lenin's continuing relevance for twenty-first century politics and thought.
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
An engaging homage to African American resilience and resourcefulness in US literature and culture.
Offers a wider approach to Italian American culture, one that stresses both its material, urban components and the creativity of its formal literary codes.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
Offers a new framework for understanding Du Bois's poetics and politics, including the concept of double consciousness, by tracing the trope of the cross-caste romance across his fiction.
Traces literary and social connections among three American women navigating the changing political landscape of 1860s and '70s Italy.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
A fascinating fusion of New York history and local folklore sure to send shivers up your spine!
Examines English-language Indian newspapers from the mid-nineteenth century and their role in simultaneously sustaining and probing British colonial governance.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.
Examines the place of book-to-film adaptations by one of Italy's most famous postwar film directors.
Building on Jean-Luc Marion’s phenomenology of love this book takes up the “question of the Other” and argues that through the interpretive activities of the amorous imagination lovers come to experience one another as the Beloved.
Uses a historical study of bookselling and readers as a way to question and rethink our understanding of the market for symbolic goods.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
Explores key questions about translations and translators of South Asian Buddhist texts, past and present.
Provides a new way of thinking about film's relation to theatre.
Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
A major contribution to the study of South Asian literature, offering a landmark view of Mahābhārata studies.
Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.
Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked.
A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.
The first volume in English to explore the cultural impact of Haiti on the surrounding Spanish-speaking nations of Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
Explores the relationship between literature and philosophy in classical and contemporary Buddhist texts.
Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Three stageworthy plays and nine individual scenes that offer an introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
A celebration of Anishinaabe intellectual tradition.
The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Argues that the Divine Comedy dramatizes the risks and rewards of competing narratives, or different ways of reading.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Argues that the descriptions of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels' self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.
Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.