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Commemorating TraumaThe Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Peter Starr

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Nothing says more about a culture than the way it responds to deeply traumatic events. The Reign of Terror, America's Civil War, the Holocaust, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Kennedy assassination, ... More

Commiserating With Devastated ThingsMilan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Commiserating With Devastated Things: Milan Kundera and the Entitlements of Thinking

Jason M. Wirth

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268207
eISBN:
9780823272471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This study attempts to understand, through both a careful reading of Milan Kundera’s oeuvre as well as a consideration of the Continental philosophical tradition, the place that Kundera calls “the ... More

The Common GrowlToward a Poetics of Precarious Community

The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Thomas Claviez (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270910
eISBN:
9780823270965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

No longer able to read community in terms colored by a romantic nostalgia for homogeneity, closeness and sameness, or the myth of rational choice, we nevertheless face an imperative to think the ... More

A Common StrangenessContemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature

Jacob Edmond

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242597
eISBN:
9780823242634
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242597.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book begins with two questions: Why is our world still understood through binary oppositions—East and West, local and global, common and strange—that ought to have crumbled with the Berlin Wall? ... More

Common ThingsRomance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

Common Things: Romance and the Aesthetics of Belonging in Atlantic Modernity

James D. Lilley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255153
eISBN:
9780823261062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255153.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

What are the relationships between the books we read and the communities we share?Common Things explores how transatlantic romance revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth century influenced and ... More

Communities in Fiction

Communities in Fiction

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) by way of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by ... More

ConstellationFriedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

James McFarland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History is the first extended presentation of the relationship between Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic Walter ... More

Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

Constellations of a Contemporary Romanticism

Jacques Khalip and Forest Pyle (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823271030
eISBN:
9780823271085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823271030.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This collection of essays takes its title and its point of departure from Walter Benjamin’s concept of the historical constellation, a concept which puts both historical terms—“contemporary” as well ... More

Corporate RomanticismLiberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Daniel M. Stout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the rise of the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of ... More

Creolizing Political TheoryReading Rousseau through Fanon

Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon

Jane Anna Gordon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254811
eISBN:
9780823260881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Asking whether one can develop an approach to studying political life that reflects its heterogeneity, Jane Anna Gordon offers the creolization of political theory as a viable response. Creolization, ... More

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