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Extreme DomesticityA View from the Margins

Extreme Domesticity: A View from the Margins

Susan Fraiman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166348
eISBN:
9780231543750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166348.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Domesticity gets a bad rap. We associate it with stasis, bourgeois accumulation, banality, and conservative family values. Yet in Extreme Domesticity, Susan Fraiman reminds us that keeping house is ... More

Unmaking LoveThe Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union

Ashley T. Shelden

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231178228
eISBN:
9780231543156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The contemporary novel does more than revise our conception of love—it explodes it, queers it, and makes it unrecognizable. Rather than providing union, connection, and completion, love in ... More

David Foster Wallace's Balancing BooksFictions of Value

David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Jeffrey Severs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What do we value? Why do we value it? And in a neoliberal age, can morality ever displace money as the primary means of defining value? These are the questions that drove David Foster Wallace, a ... 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

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

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

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

Sebald'S Vision

Sebald'S Vision

Carol Jacobs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231171823
eISBN:
9780231540100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171823.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

W. G. Sebald’s writing has been widely recognized for its intense, nuanced engagement with the Holocaust, the Allied bombing of Germany in WWII, and other episodes of violence throughout history. ... 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

Poetic MachinationsAllegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Poetic Machinations: Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Michael Golston

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231164306
eISBN:
9780231538633
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231164306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in ... More

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