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Answering AuschwitzPrimo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Answering Auschwitz: Primo Levi's Science and Humanism after the Fall

Stanislao G. Pugliese (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233588
eISBN:
9780823241811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233588.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

More than twenty years ago, the Italian chemist, writer, and Holocaust survivor Primo Levi fell to his death from the stairwell of his apartment building in Turin. Within hours, a debate exploded as ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Genealogies of FictionWomen Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Genealogies of Fiction: Women Warriors and the Dynastic Imagination in the Orlando Furioso

Eleonora Stoppino

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823240371
eISBN:
9780823240418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240371.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is a study of gender, dynastic politics, and intertextuality in medieval and renaissance chivalric epic, focusing on Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando furioso (1516–1532). Relying on the direct ... More

Human RemainsMedicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris

Jonathan Strauss

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823233793
eISBN:
9780823241262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233793.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The living and the dead cohabited Paris until the late eighteenth century, when, in the name of public health, measures were taken to drive the deceased from the city. Cemeteries were removed from ... More

A Local Habitation and a NameImagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

A Local Habitation and a Name: Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance

Albert Russell Ascoli

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234288
eISBN:
9780823241231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234288.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Focusing on major authors and problems from the Italian fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, from Petrarch and Boccaccio to Machiavelli, Ariosto and Tasso, this book examines the unstable dialectic of ... More

Manhood, Marriage, and MischiefRembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Manhood, Marriage, and Mischief: Rembrandt's 'Night Watch' and Other Dutch Group Portraits

Harry Berger

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823225569
eISBN:
9780823240937
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823225569.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

A study of the theory and practice of seventeenth-century Dutch group portraits, this book offers an account of the genre's comic and ironic features, which it treats as comments on the social ... More

The Pain of ReformationSpenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

The Pain of Reformation: Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity

Joseph Campana

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239108
eISBN:
9780823239146
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The Pain of Reformation examines a constellation of masculinity, vulnerability, and ethics in the tradition of heroic poetry in Renaissance England. While many understand representations of ... More

Political MagicBritish Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Political Magic: British Fictions of Savagery and Sovereignty, 1650-1750

Christopher F. Loar

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256914
eISBN:
9780823261437
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256914.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Political Magic examines British fictions of exploration and colonialism from 1650 to 1750, arguing that narratives of intercultural contact reimagine political categories such as sovereignty and ... More

Receptive SpiritGerman Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Receptive Spirit: German Idealism and the Dynamics of Cultural Transmission

Márton Dornbach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780823268290
eISBN:
9780823272495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823268290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Beginning with Kant, German idealist philosophers undertake a radical rethinking of the nature of human mindedness whose ramifications have yet to be fully assessed. At the heart of this project is ... More

SodometriesRenaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Sodometries: Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities

Jonathan Goldberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232215
eISBN:
9780823241217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232215.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This book is about representations of sodomy. While most of the texts it considers are literary — works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Spenser, among others — it is framed by political considerations, ... 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 Transcontinental MaghrebFrancophone Literature across the Mediterranean

The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean

Edwige Tamalet Talbayev

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780823275151
eISBN:
9780823277254
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823275151.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Critically engaging the concept of the Mediterranean as a “liquid continent” (Gabriel Audisio), the book argues in favor of a “transcontinental” heuristic model that rests on the transmaritime ... More

Voluptuous PhilosophyLiterary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Natania Meeker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226962
eISBN:
9780823240944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Eighteenth-century France witnessed the rise of matter itself—in forms ranging from atoms to anatomies—as a privileged object of study. This book redefines what is at stake in the emergence of an ... More

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