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Structures of AppearingAllegory and the Work of Literature

Structures of Appearing: Allegory and the Work of Literature

Brenda Machosky

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242849
eISBN:
9780823242887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242849.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book addresses the limitations of a metaphysical, aesthetic approach to literature, an approach that effectively excludes allegory. By using a phenomenological approach, the author proposes a ... More

Subversions of VerisimilitudeReading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Subversions of Verisimilitude: Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre

Lawrence R. Schehr

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231355
eISBN:
9780823241095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book focuses on the ways in which a number of French literary narratives written in the realist tradition show a dynamic balance between the desire of the author/narrator to present a ... More

Succeeding King LearLiterature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Succeeding King Lear: Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics

Emily Sun

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232802
eISBN:
9780823241163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232802.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book investigates Shakespeare's King Lear and its originative power in modern literature with specific attention to the early work of English Romantic poet William Wordsworth and to the American ... More

The Tears of SovereigntyPerspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Philip Lorenz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Tears of Sovereignty – Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama examines the representation of sovereignty in canonical works of the Renaissance: Shakespeare's Richard II, Measure for Measure ... More

Think, Pig!Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Think, Pig!: Beckett at the Limit of the Human

Jean-Michel Rabaté

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270859
eISBN:
9780823270903
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers a new interpretation of the links between literature, ethics, and philosophy in Beckett’s works. It surveys the entire corpus with a focus on the post-war period, when Beckett found ... More

This Distracted Globe

This Distracted Globe

Marcie Frank, Jonathan Goldberg, and Karen Newman (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach, including historicism. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of ... More

Thresholds of IlliteracyTheory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Thresholds of Illiteracy: Theory, Latin America, and the Crisis of Resistance

Abraham Acosta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257096
eISBN:
9780823261475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book reevaluates Latin American theories and narratives of cultural resistance by advancing the concept of “illiteracy” as a new critical approach to understanding scenes or moments of social ... More

Toni MorrisonAn Ethical Poetics

Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Yvette Christiansë

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book situates Toni Morrison as a writer who writes about writing as much as about racialized, engendered, and sexualized African American, and therefore American, experience. In foregrounding ... More

A Touch More RareHarry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation

Nina Levine and David Lee Miller (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230303
eISBN:
9780823241071
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230303.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Harry Berger, Jr., has long been one of our most revered and respected literary and cultural critics. Since the late nineties, a stream of remarkable and innovative publications have shown how very ... More

Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol

Transferential Poetics, from Poe to Warhol

Adam Frank

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262465
eISBN:
9780823266364
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262465.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book brings theories of affect to the study of poetics. Informed by the thinking of Silvan Tomkins, Melanie Klein, and Wilfred Bion, it offers new interpretations of the poetics of four major ... More

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