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Abyssinia's Samuel JohnsonEthiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Abyssinia's Samuel Johnson: Ethiopian Thought in the Making of an English Author

Wendy Laura Belcher

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199793211
eISBN:
9780199949700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793211.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, World Literature

As a very young man, one of the most celebrated English authors of the eighteenth century translated a tome about Ethiopia. This experience permanently marked Samuel Johnson, leaving traces of the ... More

Africa in StereoModernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Africa in Stereo: Modernism, Music, and Pan-African Solidarity

Tsitsi Ella Jaji

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199936373
eISBN:
9780199346455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936373.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book analyzes how Africans have engaged with African American music and its representations in the long twentieth century (1890–2011) to offer a new cultural history that attests to ... More

The Age of SilverThe Rise of the Novel East and West

The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West

Ning Ma

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606565
eISBN:
9780190606589
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606565.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book advances a “horizontal” method of comparative literature and applies this approach to analyze the multiple emergences of early realism and novelistic modernity in Eastern and Western ... More

American GuyMasculinity in American Law and Literature

American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature

Saul Levmore and Martha C. Nussbaum (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199331376
eISBN:
9780199394258
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331376.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book comprises sixteen essays from legal academics, literary experts, and influential judges. The book begins by investigating American Guys—the heroic nonconformists and rugged individualists ... More

Americanizing BritainThe Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Americanizing Britain: The Rise of Modernism in the Age of the Entertainment Empire

Genevieve Abravanel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199754458
eISBN:
9780199933143
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, World Literature

At the beginning of the twentieth century, many in Britain believed their nation to be a dominant world power that its former colony, the United States, could only hope to emulate. Yet by the ... More

Antipodean AmericaAustralasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Antipodean America: Australasia and the Constitution of U. S. Literature

Paul Giles

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199301560
eISBN:
9780199369218
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199301560.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

This book considers the impact of Australia and New Zealand on the formation of American literature, from the eighteenth century to the present day. It discusses how the antipodes, as both a ... More

Apartheid and BeyondSouth African Writers and the Politics of Place

Apartheid and Beyond: South African Writers and the Politics of Place

Rita Barnard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112863
eISBN:
9780199851058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112863.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book contributes to the study of South African literature, offering readings of writers such as Coetzee, Gordimer, Fugard, Tlali, and Mda. Focusing on the relationship between place, ... More

The Art of Love Poetry

The Art of Love Poetry

Erik Gray

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198752974
eISBN:
9780191815928
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198752974.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, World Literature

Love begets poetry; poetry begets love. These two propositions have seemed evident to thinkers and poets across the Western literary tradition. Plato writes that “anyone that love touches instantly ... More

Between the LinesLiterary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Between the Lines: Literary Transnationalism and African American Poetics

Monique-Adelle Callahan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199743063
eISBN:
9780199895021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743063.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Women's Literature

This book maintains that the poetic texts examined here constitute an active process of composing history; they are not simply historicized. They give name to the nation and compose of a historical ... More

Beyond DesireSexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature

Kiran Keshavamurthy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780199467457
eISBN:
9780199087365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199467457.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

Beyond Desire: Sexuality in Modern Tamil Literature is the first monograph on sexuality in modern Tamil literature. The book offers an interpretation of shifting representations of masculine desire ... More

The Broken VoiceReading Post-Holocaust Literature

The Broken Voice: Reading Post-Holocaust Literature

Robert Eaglestone

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198778363
eISBN:
9780191823800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198778363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, World Literature

‘Which writer today is not a writer of the Holocaust?’ asked the late Imre Kertész, Hungarian survivor and novelist, in his Nobel acceptance speech: ‘one does not have to choose the Holocaust as ... More

Coastal WorksCultures of the Atlantic Edge

Coastal Works: Cultures of the Atlantic Edge

Nicholas Allen, Nick Groom, and Jos Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198795155
eISBN:
9780191836503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795155.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In all the complex cultural history of the islands of Britain and Ireland, the idea of the coast as a significant representative space is critical. For many artists, coastal space has figured as a ... More

The Contracts of FictionCognition, Culture, Community

The Contracts of Fiction: Cognition, Culture, Community

Ellen Spolsky

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780190232146
eISBN:
9780190232177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190232146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, World Literature

This book considers the advantages of describing fictions as governed by a set of social contracts. It combines current cognitive research with attention to the historical context of works of ... More

Diasporic ModernismsHebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century

Allison Schachter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812639
eISBN:
9780199919413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812639.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

Pairing the two concepts of diaspora and modernism, Allison Schachter formulates a novel approach to modernist studies and diasporic cultural production. Diasporic Modernisms illuminates the formal ... More

Fallen Nature, Fallen SelvesEarly Modern French Thought II

Fallen Nature, Fallen Selves: Early Modern French Thought II

Michael Moriarty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199291038
eISBN:
9780191710599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291038.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book investigates psychological and ethical thought in 17th-century France, emphasizing both continuities and discontinuities with ancient and medieval thought. The ancient ethical vision that ... More

Flaubert's TentationRemapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Flaubert's Tentation: Remapping Nineteenth-Century French Histories of Religion and Science

Mary Orr

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199258581
eISBN:
9780191718083
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258581.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book studies in English of Flaubert's least well‐known masterpiece, the final version of his Tentation de saint Antoine (1874). Thanks to Foucault, the work has the reputation of being an arcane ... More

Forms of DictatorshipPower, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Forms of Dictatorship: Power, Narrative, and Authoritarianism in the Latina/o Novel

Jennifer Harford Vargas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190642853
eISBN:
9780190642884
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190642853.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, World Literature

An intraethnic study of Latina/o fiction written in the United States from the early 1990s to the present, this book examines novels that depict the historical reality of dictatorship and exploit ... More

From Literacy to LiteratureEngland, 1300–1400

From Literacy to Literature: England, 1300–1400

Christopher Cannon

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198779438
eISBN:
9780191824562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198779438.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, World Literature

The first lessons we learn in school can stay with us all our lives, but this was nowhere more true than in the last decades of the fourteenth century when grammar-school students were not only ... More

GatekeepersThe Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

Gatekeepers: The Emergence of World Literature and the 1960s

William Marling

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780190274146
eISBN:
9780190274177
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190274146.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The emergence of “World Literature” in the 1960s owes to a set of gatekeepers—agents, partners, friends, coteries, translators, patrons, small presses, and reviewers—who cooperated and collaborated ... More

Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey

Nergis Erturk

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199746682
eISBN:
9780199918775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746682.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging comparative methodologies based on models of literary influence, Grammatology and Literary Modernity in Turkey argues that the emergence of modern Turkish literature cannot be understood ... More

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