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In StereotypeSouth Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

In Stereotype: South Asia in the Global Literary Imaginary

Mrinalini Chakravorty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165969
eISBN:
9780231537766
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book confronts the importance of cultural stereotypes in shaping the ethics and reach of global literature. The text focuses on the seductive force and explanatory power of stereotypes in ... More

In the Company of StrangersFamily and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

In the Company of Strangers: Family and Narrative in Dickens, Conan Doyle, Joyce, and Proust

Barry McCrea

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157636
eISBN:
9780231527330
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157636.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book shows how a reconception of family and kinship underlies the revolutionary experiments of the modernist novel. While stories of marriage and long-lost relatives were a mainstay of classic ... More

Internet Literature in China

Internet Literature in China

Michel Hockx

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160827
eISBN:
9780231538534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160827.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the ... More

Killing the MoonlightModernism in Venice

Killing the Moonlight: Modernism in Venice

Jennifer Scappettone

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164320
eISBN:
9780231537742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164320.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

As a city that seems to float between Europe and Asia, removed by a lagoon from the tempos of terra firma, Venice has long seduced the Western imagination. Since the 1797 fall of the Venetian ... More

Learning to KneelNoh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching

Carrie J. Preston

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231166508
eISBN:
9780231541541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166508.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this inventive mix of criticism, scholarship, and personal reflection, Carrie J. Preston explores the nature of cross-cultural teaching, learning, and performance. Throughout the twentieth ... More

Literature and Film in Cold War South KoreaFreedom's Frontier

Literature and Film in Cold War South Korea: Freedom's Frontier

Theodore Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157490
eISBN:
9780231500715
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157490.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Korean writers and filmmakers crossed literary and visual cultures in multilayered ways under Japanese colonial rule (1910–1945). Taking advantage of new modes and media that emerged in the early ... More

The Lyrical in Epic TimeModern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

The Lyrical in Epic Time: Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

David Der-wei Wang

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231170468
eISBN:
9780231538572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170468.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book uses the lyrical to rethink the dynamics of Chinese modernity. Although the form may seem unusual for representing China's social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, the book ... More

Masks of ConquestLiterary Study and British Rule in India

Masks of Conquest: Literary Study and British Rule in India

Gauri Viswanathan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171694
eISBN:
9780231539579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171694.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A work in postcolonial studies, this text describes the introduction of English studies in India under British rule and illuminates the discipline's transcontinental movements and derivations, ... More

Modernist CommitmentsEthics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism

Jessica Berman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149518
eISBN:
9780231520393
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149518.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book demonstrates how modernist narrative connects ethical attitudes and responsibilities to the active creation of political relationships and the way we imagine justice. It challenges ... More

No CountryWorking-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Sonali Perera

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151948
eISBN:
9780231525442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151948.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can there be a novel of the international working class despite the conditions and constraints of economic globalization? What does it mean to invoke working-class writing as an ethical intervention ... More

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