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Philosophy, Art, and the Specters of Jacques Derrida

Gray Kochhar-Lindgren
ISBN: 9781604977882

Although there is a significant literature on the philosophy of Jacques Derrida, there are few analyses that address the deconstructive critique of phenomenology as it simultaneously plays across range of cultural productions including literature, painting, cinema, new media, and the structure of the university. Using the critical figures of “ghost” and “shadow”—and initiating a vocabulary of phantomenology—this book traces the implications of Derridean “spectrality” on the understanding of contemporary thought, culture, and experience. Read More..

Philip Roth and World Literature:

Transatlantic Perspectives and Uneasy Passages
Velichka D. Ivanova
ISBN: 9781604978575

Far from insular, Roth’s work appears as deeply rooted in the American canon while at the same time showing a remarkable openness, a persistent need for contact with his European forebears, and true engagement with contemporary world literature. A book like this is long overdue because not many are aware of the numerous intersections between Philip Roth’s fiction and world literature. Read More..

The Pilgrim Soul:

Being Russian in Israel
Elana Gomel
ISBN: 9781604975987

Written by Elana Gomel, senior lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, this is an original and exciting investigation of the Russian community in Israel. It analyzes the narratives through which Russian Jewry defines itself and connects them to the legacy of Soviet history. Read More..

Strangers at Home:

Place, Belonging, and Australian Life Writing
Jack Bowers
ISBN: 9781604979343

"A very accessible and readable volume, as well as intriguing and original in its approach. Bowers has achieved something here that is unique, and that should appeal to anyone who has given any thought to the character of their life, to the stories through which their life is shaped, to the places with which their life is inextricably entangled." —Jeff Malpas, Distinguished Professor, University of Tasmania Read More..

The Poetics and Politics of Sensuality in China:

The “Fragrant and Bedazzling” Movement (1600-1930)
Xiaorong Li
ISBN: 9781604979527

“'Fragrant and Bedazzling,' as a poetic genre, a gendered imaginary, and a structure of feeling, marks one of the most neglected literary phenomena of early modern China. Professor Xiaorong Li has offered an inspiring and fascinating study of how Chinese elite and popular cultures conceive of eroticism, and how writings about sensuality facilitate both libertine aestheticism and body politics. As the first of its kind, this book will be of great importance to anyone interested in Chinese history of sexuality and textuality, gender studies, and affective modernity." —David Der-wei Wang, Harvard University Read More..

Postcolonial Literary History and Indian English Fiction

Paul Sharrad
ISBN: 9781604975604

This innovative book is the successful outcome of a difficult feat––it represents an interesting new approach to a well-trodden field of study. This book will contribute significantly to postcolonial studies and advances the ever more richly complicated discourse that has emerged in the field. Read More..

Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature

Nathanael O'Reilly
ISBN: 9781604977110

"Provides a highly representative and high-quality sample of current thinking about the issues in Australian culture … just the sort of thing hard-pressed libraries might acquire … an up-to-date and high-quality assessment of Australian literature in terms of the post-colonial priorities of the present." – Journal of the European Association of Studies on Australia Read More..

Postcolonial Heritage and Settler Well-Being

The Historical Fictions of Roger McDonald
Christopher Lee
ISBN: 9781604979497

“In this perceptive, vigorously argued study, Chris Lee shows how Roger McDonald’s remarkable literary career, and in particular his determination to re-understand history, epitomizes a crucial shift of the Australian literary mainstream in the direction of moral reckoning and social justice.” –Nicholas Birns, New York University Read More..

The Proscenium Cage:

Critical Case Studies in U.S. Prison Theatre Programs
Laurence Tocci
ISBN: 9781934043752

Alongside the empirical study of sample theatre companies that produced theatre by and for inmates, this book, a first study of its kind, is a groundbreaking and important contribution to theatre studies. Read More..

Reading Literature After Deconstruction

Robert Lumsden
ISBN: 9781604975260

"This book is a valuable resource, particularly for students and teachers of poetry, but also for those with an interest in the place of theory in literary studies. Rarely ever is theory illustrated so clearly in practice. The author’s passion for poetry, and its place on university curricula, is laudable, and a voice currently much needed among professional academics." - Transnational Literature Read More..

 

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