Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Studies

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The Serpent's Plumes

Draws on Nahua concepts to explore Nahua literary production and contributions to cultural activism from the 1980s to the present.

Knausgård and the Autofictional Novel

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.

Damned Agitator

By Michael Gold
Edited by Patrick Chura
Introduction by Patrick Chura
Subjects: Literature

The most comprehensive collection of writings by an important twentieth-century radical writer.

Poetics of the Local

Considers how Irish poets have drawn on discourses of locality to articulate new forms of place and belonging amid Ireland’s transforming global identity.

Tales from Du Bois

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.

Against the Despotism of Fact

First comprehensive account of the figure of the Irish Celt in modern British and Irish literature.

The Aesthetic Clinic

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

DIY on the Lower East Side

Engaging look at Lower East Side writers and artists in the wake of the 1975 New York fiscal crisis.

Birth Chart

A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.

Gambling, Game, and Psyche

The fate of the hero-gambler, as described by Dostoevsky, Balzac, Poe, and others, is the focus of this unprecedented exploration of gambling and the human psyche.