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After TranslationThe Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

After Translation: The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic

Ignacio Infante

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780823251780
eISBN:
9780823252831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251780.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Translation--from both a theoretical and practical point of view--articulates differing but interconnected modes of circulation in the work of writers originally from different geographical areas of ... More

Against DemocracyLiterary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Simon During

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today democracy has become fundamental. It extends increasingly deeply into everyday life; it grounds and limits our political thought and values. We can't think past or beyond it as a political or ... More

Alexandrian CosmopolitanismAn Archive

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Hala Halim

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251766
eISBN:
9780823252992
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251766.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant ... More

American Woman, Italian StyleItalian Americana's Best Writings on Women

American Woman, Italian Style: Italian Americana's Best Writings on Women

Carol Bonomo Albright and Christine Palamidessi Moore (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231751
eISBN:
9780823241286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

With writings that span more than thirty-five years, this book is a collection of essays that fleshes out the realities of today's Italian-American women and explores the myriad ways they continue to ... More

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

Apocalyptic FuturesMarked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Apocalyptic Futures: Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee

Russell Samolsky

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823234790
eISBN:
9780823241248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234790.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book sets out to articulate a new theory and textual practice of the relation between literary reception and embodiment by arguing that certain modern literary texts have apocalyptic futures. ... More

The Architecture of ConceptsThe Historical Formation of Human Rights

The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights

Peter de Bolla

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254385
eISBN:
9780823261178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254385.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

The Architecture of Concepts proposes a radically new way of understanding the history of ideas. Taking as its example human rights, it develops a distinctive kind of conceptual analysis that enables ... More

Around the BookSystems and Literacy

Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More

Art's UndoingIn the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Art's Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Forest Pyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823251117
eISBN:
9780823252978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radical aestheticism describes a recurring event in some of the most powerful and resonating texts of nineteenth-century British literature, offering us the best way to reckon with what takes place ... More

Asylum SpeakersCaribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

Asylum Speakers: Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse

April Shemak

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233557
eISBN:
9780823241194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Offering the first interdisciplinary study of refugees in the Caribbean, Central America, and the United States, this book relates current theoretical debates about hospitality and cosmopolitanism to ... More

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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