By Katherine Binhammer
By Lisa Yaszek
By Elleke Boehmer,Stephen Morton
Terror and the Postcolonial is an important comparative examine of terrorism and its representations in postcolonial idea, literature, and culture.
- A ground-breaking research addressing and theorizing the connection among postcolonial stories, colonial historical past, and terrorism via a chain of up to date and old case reports from a variety of postcolonial contexts
- Critically analyzes the figuration of terrorism in numerous postcolonial literary texts from South Asia, Africa, and the center East
- Raises the topic of terror as either an expression of globalization and a postcolonial product
- Features key essays by way of famous theorists, comparable to Robert J. C. younger, Derek Gregory, and Achille Mbembe, and Vron Ware
By Edmund P. Cueva,Shannon N. Byrne
This significant other addresses an issue of constant modern relevance, either cultural and literary.
- Offers either a wide-ranging exploration of the classical novel of antiquity and a wealth of shut literary analysis
- Brings jointly the main updated overseas scholarship at the historic novel, together with clean new educational voices
- Includes concentrated chapters on person classical authors, equivalent to Petronius, Xenophon and Apuleius, in addition to a wide-ranging thematic analysis
- Addresses puzzling questions pertaining to authorial expression and readership of the traditional novel form
- Provides an complete creation to a style with a emerging profile
By Michael McLoughlin
By Ashley Craig Lancaster
According to Lancaster, those binary stereotypes grew to become a brand new analogy for wish and depression in America’s destiny and have been good used by Depression-era politicians and authors to stabilize the country’s financial decline. for that reason, the complexity of women’s lives was once usually missed in want of inventory characters incapable of individuality.
Lancaster reports quite a few works, together with these by means of male authors William Faulkner, Erskine Caldwell, and John Steinbeck, in addition to girl novelists Mary Heaton Vorse, Myra web page, Grace Lumpkin, and Olive Tilford Dargan. She identifies lady stereotypes in classics reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird and within the paintings of later writers Dorothy Allison and Rick Bragg, who include and proportion in a negative white background.
The Angelic mom and the Predatory Seductress finds that those literary stereotypes proceed to steer not just society’s notion of bad white southern ladies but in addition women’s belief of themselves.
By Theodore Ziolkowski
Fascination with the arcane is a motive force during this entire survey of conspiracy fiction. Theodore Ziolkowski strains the evolution of cults, orders, resorts, mystery societies, and conspiracies via numerous literary manifestations—drama, romance, epic, novel, opera—down to the thrillers of the twenty-first century.
Lure of the Arcane considers Euripides’s Bacchae, Andreae’s Chymical Wedding, Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum, between different seminal works. Mimicking the genre’s quest-driven narrative arc, the reader searches for the importance of conspiracy fiction and is rewarded with the author’s cogent reflections within the ultimate bankruptcy. After a lot research, Ziolkowski reinforces Umberto Eco’s thought that the main strong mystery, the magnetic middle of conspiracy fiction, is actually "a mystery with no content."
By Sherry Ceniza
Sherry Ceniza argues that Whitman's variants of Leaves grew to become an increasing number of considerably 'feminist' as he the women's rights move throughout the 1850s and that he was once prompted by means of what he referred to as the 'true lady of the hot competitive sort . . . girl below the hot dispensation.' Ceniza files the development of the nationwide Woman's Rights flow in the course of the lives and writings of 3 of its leaders- Abby Hills fee, Paulina Wright Davis, and Ernestine L. Rose. via juxtaposing the texts written by means of those girls with Leaves, Ceniza exhibits that Whitman used the various comparable arguments and rhetorical gestures as his woman activist friends.
By Stephen H. Sumida
This groundbreaking examine of a little-explored department of yank literature either chronicles and reinterprets the diversity of styles stumbled on inside Hawaii�s pastoral and heroic literary traditions, and is unheard of in its scope and subject. As a literary heritage, it covers centuries of Hawaii�s tradition because the arrival of Captain James Cookin 1778. Its strategy is multicultural, representing the spectrum of local Hawaiian, colonial, vacationer, and polyethnic neighborhood literatures. particular ancient, social, political, and linguistic context of Hawaii, in addition to literary concept, tell Stephen Sumida�s analyses and explications of texts, which in flip reinterpret the nonfictional contexts themselves. those �texts� comprise poems, music lyrics, novels and brief fiction, drama and oral traditions that epitomize cultural milieus and sensibilities.
Hawaii�s wealthy literary culture starts off with old Polynesian chant and encompasses the compelling novels of O.A. Bushnell, Shelley Ota, Kazuo Miyamoto, Milton Marayama, and John Dominis Holt; the tales of Patsy Saiki and Darrell Lum; the dramas of Aldyth Morris; the poetry of Cathy music, Erick Chock, Jody Manabe, Wing Tek Lum, and others of the modern �Bamboo Ridge� workforce; Hawaiian songs and poetry, or mele; and works written by means of viewers from outdoors the islands, similar to the journals of Captain cook dinner and the prose fiction of Herman Melville, James Fenimore Cooper, Mark Twain, and James Michener. Sumida discusses the renewed enthusiasm for local Hawaiian tradition and the controversies over Hawaii�s vernacular pidgins and creoles. His fulfillment in constructing a useful and obtainable serious and highbrow framework for examining this various fabric is impressive, and his enticing and perceptive research of those works invitations the reader to discover additional within the literature itself and to re-examine the current and destiny path of Hawaii�s writers.