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Lu Xun’s Affirmative Biopolitics Nothingness and the Power of Self-Transcendence

Lu Xun’s Affirmative Biopolitics: Nothingness and the Power of Self-Transcendence

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Wenjin Cui
November 30, 2021

This book explores an extraordinary case of affirmative biopolitics through the study of Lu Xun (1881–1936), the most prominent cultural figure of modern China. Diverging from the Enlightenment-humanist framework in reference to which Lu Xun is commonly understood, it demonstrates how his thinking ...

Recycling Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Art and Literature

Recycling Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Art and Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Monica Latham, Caroline Marie, Anne-Laure Rigeade
August 20, 2021

Recycling Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Art and Literature exam>ines Woolf’s life and oeuvre from the perspective of recycling and pro>vides answers to essential questions such as: Why do artists and writers recycle Woolf’s texts and introduce them into new circuits of meaning? Why do they ...

Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes

Gender and Memory in the Postmillennial Novels of Almudena Grandes

1st Edition

By Lorraine Ryan
April 22, 2021

Almudena Grandes is one of Spain´s foremost women´s writers, having sold over 1.1 million copies of her episodios de una guerra interminable, her six-volume series that ranges from the Spanish Civil War to the democratic period; the myriad prizes awarded to her, 18 in total, confirm her ...

The Waste Fix Seizures of the Sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos

The Waste Fix: Seizures of the Sacred from Upton Sinclair to the Sopranos

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By William G. Little
March 31, 2021

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Ghostly Encounters Cultural and Imaginary Representations of the Spectral from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Ghostly Encounters: Cultural and Imaginary Representations of the Spectral from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

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Edited By Mark Sandy, Stefano Cracolici
December 30, 2020

This volume reflects on the ghostly and its varied manifestations including the uncanny, the revenant, the echo, and other forms of artistic allusion. These unsettling presences of the spectral other occur in literature, history, film, and art. The ghostly (and its artistic, literary, filmic, ...

Trans(in)fusion Reflections for Critical Thinking

Trans(in)fusion: Reflections for Critical Thinking

1st Edition

By Ranjan Ghosh
October 09, 2020

Trans(in)fusion is a highly original book that tries to radicalize our ways of ‘critical thinking’ across disciplines. The book, refreshingly, brings into play critical philosophy, literary criticism, studies in mathematics, physics, chemistry and developmental biology, and various other ...

(In)digestion in Literature and Film A Transcultural Approach

(In)digestion in Literature and Film: A Transcultural Approach

1st Edition

Edited By Serena J. Rivera, Niki Kiviat
May 05, 2020

(In)digestion in Literature and Film: A Transcultural Approach is a collection of essays spanning diverse geographic areas such as Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. Despite this geographic variance, they all question disordered...

Will the Circle Be Unbroken? Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830-1845

Will the Circle Be Unbroken?: Family and Sectionalism in the Virginia Novels of Kennedy, Caruthers, and Tucker, 1830-1845

1st Edition

By John L. Hare
February 05, 2015

First published in 2002. This work examines eight Virginia novels against the background of the political and social concerns of the Jacksonian years in which they were written, arguing that the authors used familial processes as a metaphor to discuss issues that they regarded as critical. Each ...

Promiscuity in Western Literature

Promiscuity in Western Literature

1st Edition

By Peter Stoneley
February 17, 2020

Poet and novelist Charles Bukowski described promiscuity as "feast and feast and feast." The promiscuous person is having fun, getting away with it, and showing no signs of stopping. More often, though, promiscuity has been seen as demonic, as the sign of an uncivilised race, or as a symptom of ...

Double Trouble The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism

Double Trouble: The Doppelgänger from Romanticism to Postmodernism

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By Eran Dorfman
January 22, 2020

The double, doppelgänger, is mostly understood as a peculiar figure that emerged in nineteenth-century Romantic and gothic literature. Far from being a merely esoteric entity, however, this book argues that the double, although it mostly goes unnoticed, is a widespread phenomenon that has ...

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

Literary Twinship from Shakespeare to the Age of Cloning

1st Edition

By Wieland Schwanebeck
January 14, 2020

Unlike previous efforts that have only addressed literary twinship as a footnote to the doppelganger motif, this book makes a case for the complexity of literary twinship across the literary spectrum. It shows how twins have been instrumental to the formation of comedies of mistaken identity, the ...

Knots Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film

Knots: Post-Lacanian Psychoanalysis, Literature and Film

1st Edition

Edited By JEAN MICHEL RABATE
November 11, 2019

This collection of specially commissioned essays offers a wide array of new psychoanalytic approaches impacted by Lacanian theory, queer studies, post-colonial studies, feminism, and deconstruction in the domains of film and literature. We have witnessed a remarkable return to psychoanalysis in ...

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