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Commerce with the UniverseAfrica, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Commerce with the Universe: Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Gaurav Desai

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164542
eISBN:
9780231535595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book provides an alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. It draws on the life narratives and literary texts of South ... More

Critical ChildrenThe Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Richard Locke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes ten books in which children feature as critical characters and assesses the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological and ... More

The Critical PulseThirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics

Jeffrey Williams and Heather Steffen (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161152
eISBN:
9780231530736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This anthology asks thirty-six leading literary and cultural critics to elaborate on the nature of their profession. These credos boldly defend the function of criticism in contemporary society and ... More

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. FictionEnvironment and Affect

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Heather Houser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book traces the development of “Ecosickness fiction” through an assessment of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs. It describes how the 1970s brought about a new understanding of the biological ... More

Eric WalrondA Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

James Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157841
eISBN:
9780231538619
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157841.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book profiles Eric Walrond (1898–1966), the writer, journalist, and critic, whose short story collection, Tropic Death, was one of the first efforts by a black author to depict Caribbean lives ... More

The Ethnic Avant-GardeMinority Cultures and World Revolution

The Ethnic Avant-Garde: Minority Cultures and World Revolution

Steven Lee

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231173520
eISBN:
9780231540117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231173520.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

During the 1920s and 1930s, American minority artists and writers collaborated extensively with the Soviet avant-garde, seeking to build a revolutionary society that would end racial discrimination ... More

Everyday ReadingPoetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Everyday Reading: Poetry and Popular Culture in Modern America

Mike Chasar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158657
eISBN:
9780231530774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158657.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This book casts American poetry as an everyday phenomenon consumed and created by a vast range of readers and shows how American poetry in the first half of the twentieth century helped set the stage ... More

The Extinct SceneLate Modernism and Everyday Life

The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Thomas Davis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1935, the English writer Stephen Spender wrote that the historical pressures of his era should “turn the reader’s and writer’s attention outwards from himself to the world.” Combining historical, ... More

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

The Fall of Language in the Age of English

Minae Mizumura

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163026
eISBN:
9780231538541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163026.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of the English language in a period of English-language dominance. The book acknowledges the value of a universal language in the pursuit of ... More

Fantasies of the New ClassIdeologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction

Stephen Schryer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157575
eISBN:
9780231527477
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157575.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

America's post-World War II prosperity created a boom in higher education, expanding the number of university-educated readers and making a new literary politics possible. Writers began to direct ... More

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