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Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory


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Cosmopolitan Fictions Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee

Cosmopolitan Fictions: Ethics, Politics, and Global Change in the Works of Kazuo Ishiguro, Michael Ondaatje, Jamaica Kincaid, and J. M. Coetzee

1st Edition

By Katherine Stanton
June 16, 2009

Participating in the reframing of literary studies, Cosmopolitan Fictions identifies, as "cosmopolitan fiction", a genre of global literature that investigates the ethics and politics of complex and multiple belonging. The fictions studied by Katherine Stanton represent and revise the global ...

City/Stage/Globe Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London

City/Stage/Globe: Performance and Space in Shakespeare's London

1st Edition

By D.J. Hopkins
September 17, 2009

This interdisciplinary study theorizes the interaction of individual performance and social space. Examining three categories of space – the urban, the theatrical, and the cartographic – this volume considers the role of performance in the production and operation of these ...

Regenerating the Novel Gender and Genre in Woolf, Forster, Sinclair, and Lawrence

Regenerating the Novel: Gender and Genre in Woolf, Forster, Sinclair, and Lawrence

1st Edition

By James J. Miracky
September 03, 2013

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Slave in the Swamp Disrupting the Plantation Narrative

The Slave in the Swamp: Disrupting the Plantation Narrative

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By William Tynes Cowa
December 13, 2004

In 19th century plantation literature, the runaway slave in the swamp was a recurring "bogey-man" whose presence challenged myths of the plantation system. By escaping to the swamps with its wild and threatening connotations, the runaway gained an invisibility that was more threatening to the ...

The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

The Genesis of the Chicago Renaissance: Theodore Dreiser, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, and James T. Farrell

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By Mary Hricko
October 10, 2012

This study examines the genesis of Chicago's two identified literary renaissance periods (1890-1920 and 1930-1950) through the writings of Dreiser, Hughes, Wright, and Farrell. The relationship of these four writers demonstrates a continuity of thought between the two renaissance periods. By noting...

Balancing the Books Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

Balancing the Books: Faulkner, Morrison and the Economies of Slavery

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By Erik Dussere
September 03, 2013

Balancing the Books represents a sophisticated examination of the ongoing engagement of American literature with the economies of slavery through the works of William Faulkner and Toni Morrison. Both Faulkner and Morrison write about the relationship between race, identity, and history, and about ...

Eugenic Fantasies Racial Ideology in the Literature and Popular Culture of the 1920's

Eugenic Fantasies: Racial Ideology in the Literature and Popular Culture of the 1920's

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By Betsy Lee Nies
September 03, 2013

Eugenic Fantasies is an innovative work that combines interpretive strategies from the fields of psychoanalysis, anthropology, and literary studies to create a new model for theorizing race....

From Within the Frame Storytelling in African-American Studies

From Within the Frame: Storytelling in African-American Studies

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By Bertram D. Ashe
September 03, 2013

The book explores the written representation of African-American oral storytelling from Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston and Ralph Ellison to James Alan McPherson, Toni Cade Bambara and John Edgar Wideman. At its core, the book compares the relationship of the "frame tale"-an inside-the-text ...

Narrative Mutations Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature

Narrative Mutations: Discourses of Heredity and Caribbean Literature

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By Rudyard Alcocer
September 03, 2013

Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence ...

The End of the Mind The Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larking, Plath, and Gluck

The End of the Mind: The Edge of the Intelligible in Hardy, Stevens, Larking, Plath, and Gluck

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By DeSales Harrison
September 03, 2013

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Fictional Feminism How American Bestsellers Affect the Movement for Women's Equality

Fictional Feminism: How American Bestsellers Affect the Movement for Women's Equality

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By Kim Loudermilk
June 16, 2009

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Negotiating the Modern Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World

Negotiating the Modern: Orientalism and Indianness in the Anglophone World

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By Amit Ray
May 14, 2013

This book explicates long-standing literary celebrations of 'India' and 'Indian-ness' by charting a cultural history of Indianness in the Anglophone world, locating moments (in intellectual, religious and cultural history) where India and Indianness are offered up as solutions to modern moral, ...

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