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Decadent OrientalismsThe Decay of Colonial Modernity

Decadent Orientalisms: The Decay of Colonial Modernity

David Fieni

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286409
eISBN:
9780823288748
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286409.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book explores the confluence of decadence and Orientalism since the mid-nineteenth century in French and Arabic writing. It demonstrates how French Orientalism set the terms of modernity for ... More

The Disposition of NatureEnvironmental Crisis and World Literature

The Disposition of Nature: Environmental Crisis and World Literature

Jennifer Wenzel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286782
eISBN:
9780823288885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

What role have literature and other cultural imagining played in shaping understandings of the world and the planet, for better and for worse? How might the formal innovations, rhetorical appeals, ... More

The Literary Qur'anNarrative Ethics in the Maghreb

The Literary Qur'an: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb

Hoda El Shakry

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286362
eISBN:
9780823288915
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286362.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Literary Qurʾan: Narrative Ethics in the Maghreb mobilizes the Qurʾan’s formal, narrative, and rhetorical qualities, alongside its attendant embodied practices and hermeneutical strategies, to ... More

Old SchoolsModernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress

Old Schools: Modernism, Education, and the Critique of Progress

Ramsey McGlazer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286591
eISBN:
9780823288809
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286591.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book marks out a modernist counter-tradition. The book proceeds from an anachronism common to Italian- and English-language literature and cinema: a fascination with outmoded, paradigmatically ... More

Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Queer Natures, Queer Mythologies

Sam See

Christopher Looby and Michael North (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286980
eISBN:
9780823288830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286980.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book collects the scholarly work that Sam See had completed as of his death in 2013. It includes essays that have been previously published in leading journals as well as materials that remained ... More

Radical BotanyPlants and Speculative Fiction

Radical Botany: Plants and Speculative Fiction

Natania Meeker and Antónia Szabari

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823286638
eISBN:
9780823288847
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823286638.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radical Botany uncovers a long speculative tradition of plant fiction that conjures up new languages to grasp the life of plants—their vegetality—in all its specificity and vigor. The first part of ... More

Resisting AllegoryInterpretive Delirium in Spenser's Faerie Queene

Resisting Allegory: Interpretive Delirium in Spenser's Faerie Queene

Harry Berger

David Lee Miller (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780823285631
eISBN:
9780823288861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285631.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Resisting Allegory gathers essays from the final two decades of Harry Berger, Jr.’s lifelong engagement with Spenser’s great poem The Faerie Queene, making clear the scope and coherence of the ... More

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