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Pier Paolo PasoliniPerforming Authorship

Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship

Gian Maria Annovi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231180306
eISBN:
9780231542708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Before his mysterious murder in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini had become famous—and infamous—not only for his groundbreaking films and literary works but also for his homosexuality and criticism of ... More

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

Chimeras of FormModernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Chimeras of Form: Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914-2016

Aarthi Vadde

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231180245
eISBN:
9780231542562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231180245.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In Chimeras of Form, Aarthi Vadde vividly illustrates how modernist and contemporary writers reimagine the nation and internationalism in a period defined by globalization. She explains how ... More

At the Mercy of Their ClothesModernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

At the Mercy of Their Clothes: Modernism, the Middlebrow, and British Garment Culture

Celia Marshik

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175043
eISBN:
9780231542968
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175043.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In much of modern fiction, it is the clothes that make the character. Garments embody personal and national histories. They convey wealth, status, aspiration, and morality (or a lack thereof). They ... More

Little Magazine, World Form

Little Magazine, World Form

Eric Bulson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231179768
eISBN:
9780231542326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179768.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens ... More

Bachelor JapanistsJapanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Bachelor Japanists: Japanese Aesthetics and Western Masculinities

Christopher Reed

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231175753
eISBN:
9780231542760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175753.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Challenging clichés of Japanism as a feminine taste, Bachelor Japanists argues that Japanese aesthetics were central to contests over the meanings of masculinity in the West. Christopher Reed draws ... More

Incomparable EmpiresModernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Incomparable Empires: Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature

Gayle Rogers

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231178563
eISBN:
9780231542982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231178563.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The Spanish-American War of 1898 seems to mark a turning point in both geopolitical and literary histories. The victorious American empire ascended and began its cultural domination of the globe in ... More

Minor Characters Have Their DayGenre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace

Jeremy Rosen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177443
eISBN:
9780231542401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177443.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

How do genres develop? In what ways do they reflect changing political and cultural trends? What do they tell us about the motivations of publishers and readers? Combining close readings and formal ... More

On Company TimeAmerican Modernism in the Big Magazines

On Company Time: American Modernism in the Big Magazines

Donal Harris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231177726
eISBN:
9780231541343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231177726.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

American novelists and poets who came of age in the early twentieth century were taught to avoid journalism. It dulled creativity, rewarded sensationalist content, and stole time from “serious” ... 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

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

Gay Directors, Gay Films?Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Gay Directors, Gay Films?: Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

Emanuel Levy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231152761
eISBN:
9780231526531
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152761.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, this book develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of ... More

Planetary ModernismsProvocations on Modernity Across Time

Planetary Modernisms: Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Susan Stanford Friedman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780231170901
eISBN:
9780231539470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170901.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a ... More

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