Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political 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.
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.
Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to further understandings of how aging and old age are created.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Provides an incisive account of women’s porn and queer porn of the 1980s and 1990s.
Interviews and profiles of spiritual and cultural figures influenced by Buddhism.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.
Upholds Ann Plato as a noteworthy nineteenth-century writer, while reexamining her life and writing from an American Indian perspective.
Discusses how contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern thinkers and artists are forging a new postmodern vision.
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Explores the ideological and emotional trauma created after the withering of the socialist utopia in Cuba.
A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.
An interdisciplinary consideration of Paul Gilroy's contributions to cultural theory and understandings of modernity.
Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.
Examines a range of fiction that challenges widespread assumptions about what it means to be a black person of faith.
Explores the influence of Sufism on nineteenth- and early twentieth-century writers.
Examines how colonial and postcolonial violence is understood and conceptualized through Indigenous storytelling.
Explores how the trope of racial passing continues to serve as a touchstone for gauging public beliefs and anxieties about race in this multiracial era.
Analyzes theatrical texts and performances while providing political and historical mappings.
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.
Examines the ways in which the inclusion of African diasporic religious practices serves as a transgressive tool in narrative discourses in the Americas.
A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Describes several key roles of Canto 18 in the structure of the Commedia.
Argues that Paule Marshall’s work collectively constitutes a multigenerational saga of the African diaspora across centuries and continents.
Examines the work of prolific Dominican American writer Julia Alvarez.
Demonstrates how written and visual representations worked to construct definitions of ethnicity in midcentury America.
Probing study of how literature can redeem the revelatory, redemptive powers of language.
Explores interactions between Europeans and Moroccans on both sides of the straits in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.
Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways that recall postmodernist theory.
Explores Black women writers’ treatment of the ancestor figure.
Illuminates the emotional significance of stories in response to racial traumas related to the Middle East.
Comprehensive analysis of how Harlem and the Lower East Side have been depicted over the course of the twentieth century in African American and Jewish American literature.
All of Derrida’s texts on Joyce together under one cover in fresh, new translations, along with key essays covering the range of Derrida’s engagement with Joyce’s works.
Examines the preservation of the integrity of humanity through literature in the hells described by Dante in his Inferno and by Primo Levi in Survival in Auschwitz.
Intriguing, updated portraits of classic fairy tale authors.
Situates Borges at the limit of philosophy and literature.
Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.
Analyzes the literary representations of women in Salvadoran and US-Salvadoran narratives since 1980.
Examines the theory and practice of nonfiction narrative literature in twentieth-century Mexico.
Argues that debates about Jewish identity and assimilation are signs of creative potential rather than crisis.
Develops Foucault’s late work on friendship into a novel critique of contemporary GLBT political strategy.
A comprehensive examination of one of the twentieth century's most innovative writers and critics.
Examines Victorian conceptions of home and identity by looking at portrayals and accounts of middle-class emigration to Australia.
Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.
Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas's notion of "the Other. "
Provocative reinterpretation of Plato's Symposium.
Presents a new genealogy and synoptic overview of modern Irish fiction.
Traces the origins of contemporary analogies between queerness and blackness.
Examines the recent “War on Terror” and the increasing privatization of international policing through the lens of detective fiction and security and espionage narratives.
A survey of current critical perspectives on how North American indigenous peoples are viewed and represented transnationally.
Examines racial segregation in literature and the cultural legacy of the Jim Crow era.
Looks at Buddhist influences in American literature and how literature has shaped the reception of Buddhism in North America.
Philosophical exploration of Jamaica Kincaid’s entire literary oeuvre.
Argues that Byron’s popularity marked the beginning of celebrity as a cultural identity.
Explores the development of the Chinese martial arts novel.
Shows how Ozick’s characters attempt to mediate a complex Jewish identity, one that bridges the differences between traditional Judaism and secular American culture.
Explores how Cuban Americans negotiate bicultural identities through cultural production.
Examines the enormous popular appeal of vampires from early Greek and Slavic folklore to present-day popular culture.
Traces a lineage of pro-feminist black men to two early radical proponents of female equality.
Explores how the suffering of African American women has been minimized and obscured in U.S. culture.
Uses iconic dandy and queer figures to explore relationships between homosexuality, modernism, and modernity.
Examines affect and the significance of space and place in the first six Canterbury Tales.
Questions whether current theories and pedagogies of alterity have allowed us truly to engage the Other.
A spirited reading of Derrida’s view of ethics as transcendental and performative.
Overturns traditional views of the origins of fairy tales and documents their actual origins and transmission.
Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.
Poetry that responds to the Qur’an and to the tradition it created.
Shows there is a strong religious impulse in postmodern literature and film.
A multi-disciplinary exploration of China’s first great classical novel, Three Kingdoms, and its influence on Chinese culture.
Creates contexts for the body to interpret and reinterpret its experiences of touch.
An in-depth companion guide to Dante’s Divine Comedy.
Uses legal and literary resources to explore Shakespeare's use of the law and its instruments in the problem plays.
Argues that African American literature must take into account the rich diversity of African American life and culture.
Investigates the psychocultural crisis confronting our increasingly appearance-oriented, shame-driven society.
New and classic explorations of the work of Rabbi Nahman of Bratslav, a major Hasidic thinker, using a wide range of approaches.
Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.
Through an analysis of political, art historical, and literary discourse, this book considers French fascination with the Gothic cathedral.
Examines representations of women and femininity in Old English poetry and prose.
Interdisciplinary explorations into the work of one of the premier writer-survivors of the Holocaust.
Treats time, eternity, language, and silence in an original way.
A collection of essays on the novelist María de Zayas and other seventeenth century Spanish women writers.
A philosophical inquiry into the essence of comedy.
Examines German women's literary and cultural representations of the Nazi era.
Explores Lacan's theory of the registers through readings of a wide variety of texts.
Surveys the works of three important female writers of postcolonial societies.
Explores alternatives to the gender binary in twentieth-century women's fiction.
Explores the multiple, often contradictory identifications and fantasies that distinguish Lawrence's fiction, casting fresh light on his relationship with women.