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Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange

Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange

Jelena Todorović

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270231
eISBN:
9780823270262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270231.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante and the Dynamics of Textual Exchange is the first book-length study to explore the question of poetry and genre in the earliest author’s book in Italian by investigating, through an analysis of ... More

Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Dante and the Origins of Italian Literary Culture

Teodolinda Barolini

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227037
eISBN:
9780823241019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227037.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book explores the sources of Italian literary culture in the figures of its lyric poets and its three crowns: Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio. The author views the origins of Italian literary ... More

The Dark Side of LiteracyLiterature and Learning Not to Read

The Dark Side of Literacy: Literature and Learning Not to Read

Benjamin Bennett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229161
eISBN:
9780823241002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229161.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading is good for us. The reading of literature, we are told, enlarges our horizons, extends our experience beyond our own lives. But the moral and political dangers that attend the association of ... More

The Death of the BookModernist Novels and the Time of Reading

The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading

John Lurz

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270972
eISBN:
9780823271023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270972.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An examination of the ways major novels by Marcel Proust, James Joyce, and Virginia Woolf draw attention to their embodiment in the object of the book, The Death of the Book considers how bookish ... More

Death's FollowingMediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More

Democracy's SpectacleSovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Democracy's Spectacle: Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing

Jennifer Greiman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230990
eISBN:
9780823241156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230990.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

“What is the hangman but a servant of law? And what is that law but an expression of public opinion? And if public opinion be brutal and thou a component part thereof, art thou not the hangman's ... More

Drawing the LineToward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Carrol Clarkson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa— through literary texts, artworks, ... More

The Dream Life of CitizensLate Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Zarena Aslami

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It has become commonplace to claim that, as imagined communities, nations are constituted through the incitement of feelings and the operations of fantasy. But what about the state? Can we think of ... More

Eddic, Skaldic, and BeyondPoetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Eddic, Skaldic, and Beyond: Poetic Variety in Medieval Iceland and Norway

Martin Chase (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823257812
eISBN:
9780823261598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257812.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This collection of essays on Old Norse-Icelandic poetry is concerned with the blurring of boundaries between genres and periods. Many of the texts and topics taken up have been difficult to ... More

Empire's WakePostcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form

Mark Quigley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245444
eISBN:
9780823252565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Though Irish contributions to literary modernism are well known, Irish modernism tends to be framed through narrow treatments of Joyce, Yeats, and the Revival as “cosmopolitan” writers detached from ... More

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