Traces the development of the Chinese love story during the Song and Yuan dynasties.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
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.
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.
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 how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
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.
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.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
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 how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
Discusses world literature and cinema from the perspective of literary languages and film traditions that do not hold a hegemonic position.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Forges a fresh interpretation of Charlotte Brontë’s oeuvre as a response to ecological instability.
Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
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.
Explores the role of travel and translation in Brazilian literature and culture from the 1870s to the present.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked.
The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
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.
Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory's implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.
Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.
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.
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
Investigates how depictions of young people in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century America use artifice to destabilize pre-existing narratives of truth, news, and fact.
Analyzes parallel developments in post–Cold War literature and film from Cuba and Angola to trace a shared history of revolutionary enthusiasm, disappointment, and solidarity.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
Reveals how classic American novels embodied the tensions embedded in American views of the natural world from the Centennial until the end of the Second World War.
Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era literature.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.
An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity through the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.
Analyzes literary and cultural representations of iconic Mexican women to explore how these reimaginings can undermine or perpetuate gender norms in contemporary Mexico.
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.
Offers a new framework for reading American literatures that critically links African American and Latinx traditions and struggles for liberation.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
Reassesses didacticism in seventeenth-century Chinese vernacular fiction and challenges the view that the late Ming was a notoriously immoral time.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics.
Explores a little-known history of exchange between Anishinaabe and American writers, showing how literature has long been an important venue for debates over settler colonial policy and indigenous rights.
Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.
The first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.
Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.
Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.
An original critical introduction to women characters in the novels of Jane Austen.
A celebration of the Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist who put Albany on the world’s literary map.
Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Analyzes contemporary Maya narratives.
Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
Uses literature, art, and cultural texts from the British Romantic period to explore the age in which biological life and its abilities first became regulated by the rising nation.
Advances critical conversations in Native American literary studies by situating its subject in global, transnational, and modernizing contexts.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.
Investigates the ways in which new technologies and theories of photography, phonography, moving images, and digital media engage with a diverse set of texts by British Romantic writers.