Transitions in Drama and Fiction
This book opens the field of English literature further through the framing of new questions or revising of old ones, as well as to beginning a dialogue, yet again, as to the meanings of these literary works and also to their circulation from their inception up to the present time. In addition, the rare attention given to works by women makes this all the more an important book for collections in English literature of the period.
A Critical Reader
The teaching artist today performs an important role in numerous educational contexts. This volume, focused on teaching artists in dance and theatre disciplines,expands this developing area of inquiry and reveals topographies for teaching in and through these arts disciplines that have, until this text, been examined separately. It illuminates pedagogical, artistic, and professional issues for two performing arts disciplines by using the voices and experiences of each form’s practitioners and those who prepare them.
The Birth of the Monster in Literature, Film, and Media
Much has been written about gender and the monstrous, but sustained engagement with textual manifestations of cultural and unconscious fears and anxieties about “unnatural” reproduction has been limited. This book expands the current discourse and analyzes how fears about unnatural reproduction and monstrous offspring—and their frequent connections to the feminine—have proliferated and propagated across the very texts which are repetitively created and consumed.
Cultural Crossings and Inter-Regional Connections
"This book represents the future of Asian studies. A thoroughly transcultural perspective that characterizes the volume sheds new lights on issues that have been
studied only within the framework of East Asian modern nation states. At the same time, it demonstrates how immediately relevant the same issues are to the studies of other areas of Asia and beyond. A must for anyone who aims at introducing innovations into area studies across diverse academic disciplines.” — Ryuichi Abe,
Reischauer Institute Professor of Japanese Religions, Harvard University