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Fictitious CapitalSilk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Fictitious Capital: Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel

Elizabeth M. Holt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823276028
eISBN:
9780823277216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823276028.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The ups and downs of silk, cotton and stocks synchopated with serialized novels in the late nineteenth-century Arabic press; time itself was changing. Khalīl al-Khūrī, Salīm al-Bustānī, Yūsuf ... More

Futile PleasuresEarly Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility

Corey McEleney

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272655
eISBN:
9780823272709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272655.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Futile Pleasures examines the contradictory role that pleasure played in early modern English writers’ attempts to justify the utility and value of poetry. Drawing on the methodological resources of ... More

Light and DeathFiguration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Judith H. Anderson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272778
eISBN:
9780823272822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Death, light, figuration, and, especially, analogical expressions of figuration are the primary subjects of this book. They generate associated interests: the relation of literature and science, the ... More

Members of His BodyShakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

Members of His Body: Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

Will Stockton

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275502
eISBN:
9780823277209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275502.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Through readings of Shakespeare and Paul, Members of His Body protests the Christian defense of marital monogamy. If the Paul who authors 1 Corinthians would prefer that unmarried believers remain ... More

The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature

Andrew Hui

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273355
eISBN:
9780823273393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

When we think of ruins and literature, we usually think of Romanticism. The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature dislodges this critical commonplace by locating European literature’s ... More

Post-MandarinMasculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam

Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam

Ben Tran

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823273133
eISBN:
9780823273188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Post-Mandarin: Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam redefines global modernism in terms of realism. The monograph challenges some of the central assumptions about the literary ... More

The Transcontinental MaghrebFrancophone Literature across the Mediterranean

The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275151
eISBN:
9780823277254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Critically engaging the concept of the Mediterranean as a “liquid continent” (Gabriel Audisio), the book argues in favor of a “transcontinental” heuristic model that rests on the transmaritime ... More

The Writing of SpiritSoul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

The Writing of Spirit: Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science

Sarah M. Pourciau

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275625
eISBN:
9780823277179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275625.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they ... More

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