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Conquest and Reclamation in the Transatlantic Imagination The Amerindian Adventures of Henty, Haggard, and Griffith

Conquest and Reclamation in the Transatlantic Imagination: The Amerindian Adventures of Henty, Haggard, and Griffith

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Forthcoming

By Luz Elena Ramirez
March 30, 2023

This monograph examines the imperial spectacles and startling reversals of fortune related in History of the Conquest of Mexico (1843) and History of the Conquest of Peru (1847), and investigates how Prescott’s histories inspired fictional adaptations by George A. Henty, H. Rider Haggard, and ...

Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals Voicing Dissent Across Differences

Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals: Voicing Dissent Across Differences

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By Federica Bueti
December 07, 2022

Critical Poetics of Feminist Refusals renders a vivid portrait of the intergenerational and intersectional dialogue between influential feminist writers on how to say no to the conditions of oppression, exclusion, and exploitation imposed by patriarchal and systemically racist capitalist societies....

The Zimbabwean Maverick Dambudzo Marechera and Utopian Thinking

The Zimbabwean Maverick: Dambudzo Marechera and Utopian Thinking

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By Shun Man Emily CHOW-QUESADA
October 26, 2022

This book seeks to unfold the complexity within the works of Dambudzo Marechera and presents scholars and readers with a way of reading his works in light of utopian thinking. Writing during a traumatic transitional period in Zimbabwe’s history, Marechera witnessed the upheavals caused by different...

Erich Auerbach and the Secular World Literary Criticism, Historiography, Post-Colonial Theory and Beyond

Erich Auerbach and the Secular World: Literary Criticism, Historiography, Post-Colonial Theory and Beyond

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By Jon Nixon
May 19, 2022

Auerbach was one of the foremost literary critics of the 20th century whose work has relevance within the fields of literary criticism, historiography and postcolonial theory. The opening chapter of this book explains how he understood the task of interpretation and his role as an interpreter. The ...

Living with Monsters A Study of the Art of Characterization in Aldous Huxley’s Novels

Living with Monsters: A Study of the Art of Characterization in Aldous Huxley’s Novels

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By Indrani Deb
May 10, 2022

Aldous Huxley is one of the most well-known modernist intellectuals of the first half of the twentieth century, excelling in novels, essays, philosophical tracts, and poems. His novels are special in that they use a unique form – the novel of ideas – with which to satirize human nature and the ...

Trauma, Posttraumatic Growth, and World Literature Metamorphoses and a Literary Arts Praxis

Trauma, Posttraumatic Growth, and World Literature: Metamorphoses and a Literary Arts Praxis

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By Suzanne LaLonde
May 06, 2022

Pandemics, global climate chaos, worldwide migration crises? These phenomena are provoking traumatic experiences in unprecedented ways and numbers. This book is targeted for clinicians, scientists, cultural theorists, and other scholars and students of trauma studies interested in cultivating ...

Telling Details Chinese Fiction, World Literature

Telling Details: Chinese Fiction, World Literature

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By Jiwei Xiao
March 10, 2022

What is a detail? How is it different from xijie, its Chinese counterpart? Is "reading for the details" fundamentally different from "reading for the plot"? Did xijie xiaoshuo, the Chinese novel of details, give the world its earliest form of modern fiction? Inspired by studies of vision and ...

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

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

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By Wenjin Cui
December 07, 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 interpreted, it demonstrates how his thinking...

Queer Women in Modern Spanish Literature Activism, Sexuality, and the Otherness of the 'Chicas Raras'

Queer Women in Modern Spanish Literature: Activism, Sexuality, and the Otherness of the 'Chicas Raras'

1st Edition

Edited By Ana I. Simón-Alegre, Lou Charnon-Deutsch
November 30, 2021

This original collection of essays explores the work and life choices of Spanish women who, through their writings and social activism, addressed social justice, religious dogmatism, the educational system, gender inequality, and tensions in female subjectivity. It brings together writers who are ...

Recycling Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Art and Literature

Recycling Virginia Woolf in Contemporary Art and Literature

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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

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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....

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