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Apocalyptic FuturesMarked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Russell Samolsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. ... More

Asylum SpeakersCaribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

April Shemak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Offering the first interdisciplinary study of refugees in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, this book relates current theoretical debates about hospitality and cosmopolitanism to ... More

The Rhetoric of TerrorReflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

The Rhetoric of Terror: Reflections on 9/11 and the War on Terror

Marc Redfield

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231232
eISBN:
9780823241118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, did symbolic as well as literal damage. A trace of this cultural shock echoes in the American idiom 9/11: a bare name-date conveying both a trauma (the ... More

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