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At Freedom's LimitIslam and the Postcolonial Predicament

At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Sadia Abbas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The subject of this book is a new “Islam.” This Islam began to take shape in 1988 around the Rushdie affair, the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and the first Gulf War of 1991. It was ... More

An Atmospherics of the CityBaudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise

Ross Chambers

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265848
eISBN:
9780823266739
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265848.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

An Atmospherics of the City traces Baudelaire’s evolution from an aesthetics of fetishizing, in which the function of poetry is to produce beauty out of the ordinary by means of the poet’s artifice, ... More

The Author-CatClemens's Life in Fiction

The Author-Cat: Clemens's Life in Fiction

Forrest G. Robinson

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227877
eISBN:
9780823240968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

At the end of his long life, Samuel Clemens felt driven to write a truthful account of what he regarded as the flaws in his character and the errors of his ways. His attempt to tell the unvarnished ... More

Becoming ChristianRace, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Becoming Christian: Race, Reformation, and Early Modern English Romance

Dennis Austin Britton

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257140
eISBN:
9780823261482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The infidel-conversion motif—in which Jews and Muslims convert to Christianity—is a staple of romance narratives by Roman Catholic writers in medieval and early modern Europe. Baptisms and ... More

Benjamin's PassagesDreaming, Awakening

Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Alexander Gelley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In transposing the Freudian dream work from the individual subject to the collective, Walter Benjamin projected a “macroscosmic journey” of the individual sleeper to “the dreaming collective, which, ... More

Better Off DeadThe Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

The zombie is ubiquitous in popular culture: from comic books to video games, to internet applications and homemade films, zombies are all around us. Investigating the zombie from an ... More

Beyond the Mother TongueThe Postmonolingual Condition

Beyond the Mother Tongue: The Postmonolingual Condition

Yasemin Yildiz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823241309
eISBN:
9780823241347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of the workings of a monolingual paradigm and of multilingual attempts to overcome it. It argues that monolingualism—the idea that having just one language is the norm—is a ... More

The Body of PropertyAntebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

The Body of Property: Antebellum American Fiction and the Phenomenology of Possession

Chad Luck

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263004
eISBN:
9780823266340
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263004.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

What does it mean to own something? How does a thing become mine? Liberal philosophy since John Locke has championed the salutary effects of private property but has avoided the more difficult ... More

Chronicle of SeparationOn Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Michal Ben-Naftali

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265794
eISBN:
9780823266944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, this book provides a series of disparate readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in—and as—deconstruction. ... More

CinepoetryImaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Cinepoetry: Imaginary Cinemas in French Poetry

Christophe Wall-Romana

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245482
eISBN:
9780823252527
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245482.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

How have poets writing in French reacted and adapted to cinema? This book answers with original analyses of over a century of remediation experiments among poets ranging from Mallarmé to Alferi, ... More

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