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Displaced Literature of Indigeneity, Migration, and Trauma

Displaced: Literature of Indigeneity, Migration, and Trauma

1st Edition

Edited By Kate Rose
February 04, 2020

Through specific and rigorous analysis of contemporary literary texts, this book shows how writers from inside affected communities portray indigeneity, displacement, and trauma. In a world of increasing global inequality, this study aims to demonstrate how literature, and the study of it, can ...

Poetry and the Question of Modernity From Heidegger to the Present

Poetry and the Question of Modernity: From Heidegger to the Present

1st Edition

By Ian Cooper
January 16, 2020

Interest in Martin Heidegger was recently reawakened by the revelations, in his newly published ‘Black Notebooks’, of the full terrible extent of his political commitments in the 1930s and 1940s. The revelations reminded us of the dark allegiances co-existing with one of the profoundest and most ...

Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

Death-Facing Ecology in Contemporary British and North American Environmental Crisis Fiction

1st Edition

By Louise Squire
December 05, 2019

Recent years have seen a burgeoning of novels that respond to the environmental issues we currently face. Among these, Louise Squire defines environmental crisis fiction as concerned with a range of environmental issues and with the human subject as a catalyst for these issues. She argues that this...

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds Madness and the Transnational Gothic

Patrick McGrath and his Worlds: Madness and the Transnational Gothic

1st Edition

Edited By Matt Foley, Rebecca Duncan
December 05, 2019

Following the publication of Ghost Town (2005), a complex, globally conscious genealogy of millennial Manhattan, McGrath’s transnational status as an English author resident in New York, his pointed manipulation of British and American contexts, and his clear apprehension of imperial legacies have ...

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction: Deindustrialisation, Demonisation, Resistance

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By Phil O'Brien
December 05, 2019

The Working Class and Twenty-First-Century British Fiction looks at how the twenty-first-century British novel has explored contemporary working-class life. Studying the works of David Peace, Gordon Burn, Anthony Cartwright, Ross Raisin, Jenni Fagan, and Sunjeev Sahota, the book shows how they have...

Reading Contingency The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction

1st Edition

By David Wylot
November 28, 2019

In Reading Contingency: The Accident in Contemporary Fiction, David Wylot constructs an innovative study of the relationship between plotted accidents in twenty-first century British and American fiction, the phenomenology of reading, and a contemporary experience of time that is increasingly ...

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English Art of Crisis

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis

1st Edition

By Wojciech Drag
November 14, 2019

Collage in Twenty-First-Century Literature in English: Art of Crisis considers the phenomenon of the continued relevance of collage, a form established over a hundred years ago, to contemporary literature. It argues that collage is a perfect artistic vehicle to represent the crisis-ridden reality ...

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties

1st Edition

By Matthew T. Pifer
November 11, 2019

Dissent and the Dynamics of Cultural Change: Lessons from the Underground Presses of the Late Sixties, examines alternative presses’ critique of culture at a time of infamous transformation and revolution in the United States. In this new study, author Matthew Pifer seeks to delineate the structure...

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction Literature Beyond Fordism

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism

1st Edition

By Roberto del Valle Alcalá
November 01, 2019

Contemporary Capitalism, Crisis, and the Politics of Fiction: Literature Beyond Fordism proposes a fresh approach to contemporary fictional engagements with the idea of crisis in capitalism and its various social and economic manifestations. The book investigates how late-twentieth and ...

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat

1st Edition

Edited By Celucien L. Joseph, Suchismita Banerjee, Marvin E. Hobson, Danny M. Hoey, Jr.
September 25, 2019

Providing an intellectual interpretation to the work of Edwidge Danticat, this new edited collection provides a pedagogical approach to teach and interpret her body of work in undergraduate and graduate classrooms. Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edwidge Danticat starts out by exploring ...

The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

The Humanist (Re)Turn: Reclaiming the Self in Literature

1st Edition

By Michael Bryson
August 20, 2019

The exciting new book argues for a renewed emphasis on humanism--contrary to the trend of post-humanism, or what Neema Parvini calls "the anti-humanism" of the last several decades of literary and theoretical scholarship. In this trail-blazing study, Michael Bryson argues for this renewal of ...

Urban Captivity Narratives Women’s Writing After 9/11

Urban Captivity Narratives: Women’s Writing After 9/11

1st Edition

By Heather Hillsburg
August 05, 2019

Evolving from a rigorous study of post-9/11 women's writing, Dr. Heather Hillsburg's new monograph identifies an emerging genre, which she names Urban Captivity Narratives. Using examples ranging from memoir to young adult fiction, each of the texts examined in the study follows a female ...

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