Examines the increasingly reciprocal nature of Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through films that center on nuclear issues.
Renowned poets and scholars address the question of how poetry sounds and signifies in different contexts.
Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.
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.
Brings together and makes available in English for the first time some of Ángel Rama’s most important essays.
Offers new ways to read the relationship between culture, ecology, and capitalism.
A study of non-representational art and poetry in the work of Bataille, Klossowski, and Michaux.
Examines literary depictions of “mannish” pregnant women and metaphors of male pregnancy to reframe the relationship between creativity and gender in modernism.
Assesses the contributions of six major psychoanalytic thinkers in the light of current academic and clinical trends in psychoanalysis.
A probing, generative analysis of Knausgård’s My Struggle, with implications for our understanding of the novel form more broadly in the twenty-first century.
Argues that friendship is the gift of a world that is not one's own and that transforms one's world in unforseeable ways.
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
Offers a new, Spinozist framework for understanding encounters with otherness in Romantic literature as experiences of immanence.
Explores the various ways in which poetic and philosophical writing meet in texts by, and on, Paul Celan.
Brings together and makes available in English for the first time some of Ángel Rama’s most important essays.
Explores how popular novels, short stories, and television shows from the United States and Britain illustrate the positive effects of feminism and promote gender equity.
Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.
Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.
A wide-ranging overview of contemporary literary works by LGBTQ Appalachians with a focus on LGBTQ themes and characters.
A reconstruction and critical interpretation of Heidegger's remarkable relationship to the poet Georg Trakl.
Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
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.
Maps manifestations of the sacred and religious syncretism in Afro-Brazilian cultural forms.
Examines the fascination with identity fraud in sensation fiction and Victorian culture more broadly.
Reconsiders key concepts in Marxist thought by examining the relationship between accumulation and subjectivity in Latin American narrative, film, and social and political theory.
Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.
Examines how contemporary Mexican literature uses humor to contest heteronormativity.
Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.
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.
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.
Examines how community leaders, writers, and political activists facing state repression in Latin America have drawn on and debated the validity of Holocaust terms to describe human rights atrocities in their own countries.
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.
Explores the close relationship between comics and urbanism in one of Europe's most notable global cities.
Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.
Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.
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.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
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 representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.
Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.
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 interdisciplinary exploration of utopian political philosophy from the neglected perspective of taxation.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
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.
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.
Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.
Examines how literature mediated a convergence of militarism and medicine in Victorian culture that continues into the present via a widespread martial metaphor.
Explores how Didion's nonfiction prose style, often lauded for being beautiful and poetic, also works rhetorically.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Argues that the role of Buddhism in modern Japanese prose literature has been significantly overlooked.
The first book to examine and establish characteristics of the British South African novel.
Examines literary expressions of allyship between Italian America and other diasporic communities in modern and contemporary US fiction.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.
The second volume of the first in-depth study of a range of literature written by Native Americans who attended government-run boarding schools.
Investigates how the Thai poet Angkarn Kallayanapong adapts Buddhist concepts of time to create a modern Asian aesthetic imaginary.
Analyzes how literary representations of suicide have reinforced antiblackness in the modern world.
Critical essays on the transnational Kashmiri-American poet.
Situates a Hasidic master in the context of his time, demonstrating his formative influence on Jewish literary modernity.
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
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.
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.
Analyzes contemporary capitalism through the products of culture and art for fresh insight into emancipatory possibilities concealed within capitalism’s darkest dynamics.
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.
Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.
Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
Combines powerful first-person accounts with incisive scholarly analysis to understand the phenomenon of ultra-Orthodox Jews who leave their insular communities and venture into the wider world.
Examines the relation between Indian diplomacy and nineteenth-century Native American literature.
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.
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.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Revisits a foundational moment in Argentine history to demonstrate how the crisis of modernity opened up new possibilities for imagining kinship otherwise.
Examines the concept of a poetics of vacancy in Romantic-era 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.
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.
Offers a feminist theory of ignorance that sheds light on the misunderstood or overlooked epistemic practices of women in literature.
An in-depth look at Elie Wiesel’s writings, from his earliest works to his final novels.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
Examines the impact of Persian poetry in the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.
An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000.
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.
Explores the wide-ranging impact of the Mexican Revolution on global cinema and Western intellectual thought.
Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.