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After the American CenturyThe Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Brian Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174008
eISBN:
9780231540551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174008.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

When Henry Luce announced in 1941 that we were living in the “American century,” he believed that the international popularity of American culture made the world favorable to U.S. interests. Now, in ... More

Algerian ImprintsEthical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Algerian Imprints: Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172561
eISBN:
9780231539876
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172561.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Born and raised in French Algeria, Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous represent in their literary works signs of conflict and enmity, drawing on discordant histories so as to reappraise the political on ... More

American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

American Literature's Aesthetic Dimensions

Cindy Weinstein and Christopher Looby (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156172
eISBN:
9780231520775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156172.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Rethinking the category of aesthetics in light of recent developments in literary theory and social criticism, this book showcases the interpretive possibilities available to those who bring ... More

The Autonomy of Pleasure"Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

The Autonomy of Pleasure: "Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution"

James A. Steintrager

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231151580
eISBN:
9780231540872
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151580.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What would happen if pleasure were made the organizing principle for social relations and sexual pleasure ruled over all? Radical French libertines experimented clandestinely with this idea during ... More

Beyond BolañoThe Global Latin American Novel

Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel

Héctor Hoyos

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168427
eISBN:
9780231538664
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168427.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book defines and explores new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. It does this through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bolaño and the fictional work of César ... More

Beyond SinologyChinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Beyond Sinology: Chinese Writing and the Scripts of Culture

Andrea Bachner

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231164528
eISBN:
9780231536301
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164528.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book looks at the history and usage of Chinese script to pinpoint the multiple connections that exist between languages, scripts, medial expressions, and cultural and national identities. It ... More

Cold War ModernistsArt, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Greg Barnhisel

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162302
eISBN:
9780231538626
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162302.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book reveals how the U.S. government reconfigured modernism as a trans-Atlantic movement, a joint endeavor between American and European artists, and shows that this had profound implications ... More

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

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