Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
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.
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.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
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 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.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
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.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
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.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
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.
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.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.
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.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.
Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.
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.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
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.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), appearing here both in the original Yiddish and in English translation.
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
In these idiosyncratic, subtly rhymed and occasionally violent lyrics, Frost runs her tongue along the edge of the knife dividing wit from rage.
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.
Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.
A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.
Thirty writers look back at the the people, events, and books that launched their literary lives.
Brings ecocriticism into conversation with critical American studies approaches to literary canon formation.
Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.
Philosophical interpretation of Proust based on the work of Merleau-Ponty and Deleuze.
An insightful and often humorous tale of rural life and how an old house and its land can bring a broken person back to wellness.
A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.
Translations of Goethe’s poems about Arabia and Persia and his essays on Islamic culture.
Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.
Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.
Examines how twentieth-century women writers depict female bodily shame and trauma.
First English translation of Paola Masino’s Nascita e morte della massaia, her most controversial novel that provoked Fascist censorship for its critical portrayal of marriage and motherhood.
Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.
A tumultuous year in the life of a young surgeon during the Korean War.