Spectacles of Gender, Sexuality, and Marginality
Although there has been some excellent academic research focusing on performance or/and theatre in Nicaragua, such scholarship seldom attends to the very important connections between daily staged public social acts and local, national/global politics that deal directly and indirectly with marginalized social/cultural landscapes in this country. This book fills the gap by examining the connections between Nicaragua’s marginalized landscapes and bodies, between social/political visibility and invisibility, and the relationship between social abandonment and social encompassment in the nation.
From the Sinographic Cosmopolis to Japanese Colonialism to Global English
“This is wonderful work in an overlooked area. The scholarship is brilliant, innovative, and highly specialized––one must be well prepared in modern Korean, premodern Korean, and Chinese to undertake such a work. This is a real masterpiece!” - Mark Arlen Peterson, Brigham Young University
Experiments in Character
This book offers the first full-length reading of Virginia Woolf’s career-long experimentation in character. It examines her early journalism, from her short reviews of contemporary literature to more substantial essays on Gissing and Dostoyevsky, for indications of her engagement with questions of characterization, and links this interest to her later fictional writings.
Eastern Diasporas in Anglo-American Tongues
English has long emerged as the lingua franca of globalization but has been somehow estranged in the hands or mouths of aliens, from Joseph Conrad to Chang-rae Lee. Haltingly, their alien characters come to speak in the Anglo-American tongue, yet what emerges is skewed by accents, syntax, body language, and nonstandard contextual references—an uncanny, off-kilter language best described as Alienglish. Alienglish arrays itself on a spectrum from English’s Alien to Alien’s English, from white representations of the Other to aliens’ self-representations.