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InfrapoliticsA Handbook

Infrapolitics: A Handbook

Alberto Moreiras

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780823298358
eISBN:
9781531500566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823298358.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The personal is not political, even if politics marks it and, in many cases, determines it. Infrapolitics seeks to understand conditions of existence that are not reducible to political life and that ... More

Between Form and FaithGraham Greene and the Catholic Novel

Between Form and Faith: Graham Greene and the Catholic Novel

Martyn Sampson

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294664
eISBN:
9780823297382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294664.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is a “Catholic” novel? How does it relate to the intersection between literary theory and theology? What forms of dialogue can religious and secular critics enjoy? And what role can Graham ... More

The Form of LovePoetry's Quarrel with Philosophy

The Form of Love: Poetry's Quarrel with Philosophy

James Kuzner

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294503
eISBN:
9780823297504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294503.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can poetry, even a deeply philosophical poetry, articulate something about love that philosophy itself cannot? The Form of Love argues that it can. In close readings of seven “metaphysical” poems, ... More

Homo PsycheOn Queer Theory and Erotophobia

Homo Psyche: On Queer Theory and Erotophobia

Gila Ashtor

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294169
eISBN:
9780823297436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294169.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

An analysis that focuses on the metapsychological dimension of queer theorizations will demonstrate why, in spite of how bold and emancipatory key queer formulations might initially seem, the field ... More

Medieval NonsenseSignifying Nothing in Fourteenth-Century England

Medieval Nonsense: Signifying Nothing in Fourteenth-Century England

Jordan Kirk

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780823294466
eISBN:
9780823297467
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294466.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Five hundred years before “Jabberwocky” and Tender Buttons, writers were already preoccupied with the question of nonsense. But even as the prevalence in medieval texts of gibberish, babble, ... More

Form and ForeskinMedieval Narratives of Circumcision

Form and Foreskin: Medieval Narratives of Circumcision

A. W. Strouse

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294749
eISBN:
9780823297245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294749.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Why did Saint Augustine ask God to “circumcise [his] lips”? Why does Sir Gawain cut off the Green Knight’s head on the Feast of the Circumcision? Is Chaucer’s Wife of Bath actually—as an early ... More

InceptionsLiterary Beginnings and Contingencies of Form

Inceptions: Literary Beginnings and Contingencies of Form

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294626
eISBN:
9780823297252
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294626.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The beginning is both internal and external to the text it initiates, and that non-coincidence points to the text’s vexed relation with its outside. Hence the non-trivial self-reflexivity of any ... More

On the Horizon of World LiteratureForms of Modernity in Romantic England and Republican China

On the Horizon of World Literature: Forms of Modernity in Romantic England and Republican China

Emily Sun

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823294787
eISBN:
9780823297290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823294787.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book compares Romantic England and Republican China as asynchronous moments of incipient literary modernity in different lifeworlds. These moments were oriented alike by “world literature” as a ... More

Who Is a Muslim?Orientalism and Literary Populisms

Who Is a Muslim?: Orientalism and Literary Populisms

Maryam Wasif Khan

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823290123
eISBN:
9780823297351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290123.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Who is a Muslim? Orientalism and Literary Populisms argues that modern Urdu literature, from its inception in colonial institutions such as Fort William College, Calcutta, to its dominant forms in ... More

Fate of the FleshSecularization and Resurrection in the Seventeenth Century

Fate of the Flesh: Secularization and Resurrection in the Seventeenth Century

Daniel Juan Gil

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780823290048
eISBN:
9780823297238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823290048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the seventeenth century, the hope for resurrection starts to be undermined by an emerging empirical scientific world view and a rising Cartesian dualist ontology that translates resurrection into ... More

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