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EncarnacionIllness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Encarnacion: Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature

Suzanne Bost

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823230846
eISBN:
9780823241101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823230846.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book takes a new look at identity. Following the contemporary movement away from the fixed categories of identity politics toward a more fluid conception of the intersections between identities ... More

Enlightened SentimentsJudgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Enlightened Sentiments: Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility

Hina Nazar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823240074
eISBN:
9780823240111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240074.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Enlightened Sentiments reassesses the eighteenth century's liberal legacies by revisiting the wide-ranging development of eighteenth-century letters known as “sentimentalism.” It suggests that the ... More

The Entrapments of Form

The Entrapments of Form

Catherine Toal

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823269341
eISBN:
9780823269396
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823269341.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

“Cruelty” is intuitively recognized by readers as a theme and even a dramatic kernel of literary works, especially in portrayals of human interaction. Philosophers have proposed that literature is ... More

The Ethnography of Rhythm

The Ethnography of Rhythm

Haun Saussy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270460
eISBN:
9780823270507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Who speaks?” Core ideas of modern literary theory—the author as producer, the contingency of the text, intertextuality, the “device”—were pioneered in the reflection on oral literature. Authorless, ... More

ExperimentingEssays with Samuel Weber

Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber

Simon Morgan Wortham and Gary Hall (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228140
eISBN:
9780823240975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The work of Samuel Weber has greatly influenced writers and thinkers across the arts and humanities: including literary, critical, and cultural theory; media, communication, theatre, and cultural ... More

Figures of a Changing WorldMetaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic ... More

FlirtationsRhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel, and Lauren Shizuko Stone (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a ... More

Forgetting Lot's WifeOn Destructive Spectatorship

Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Martin Harries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? This book provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the ... More

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

John Fletcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a study of the central role of trauma in Freud’s thought and practice. It argues that it is Freud’s mapping of trauma as a scene, the elaboration of a scenography of trauma, that is ... 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

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