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Accident SocietyFiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Accident Society: Fiction, Collectivity, and the Production of Chance

Jason Puskar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775359
eISBN:
9780804778459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775359.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that language and literature actively produced chance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries by categorizing injuries and losses as innocent of design. Automobile ... More

Across MeridiansHistory and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Across Meridians: History and Figuration in Karen Tei Yamashita's Transnational Novels

Jinqi Ling

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778015
eISBN:
9780804782043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778015.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Over the course of the last two decades, novelist Karen Tei Yamashita has reshaped the Asian American literary imagination in profound ways, and this book offers readers a critically engaged ... More

An Age of MelodramaFamily, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

An Age of Melodrama: Family, Gender, and Social Hierarchy in the Turn-of-the-Century Japanese Novel

Ken K. Ito

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757775
eISBN:
9780804779623
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757775.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

At the end of the nineteenth century and beginning of the twentieth, Japanese fiction pulsed with an urge to render good and evil in ways that evoked dramatic emotions. This book examines four ... More

Alchemical MercuryA Theory of Ambivalence

Alchemical Mercury: A Theory of Ambivalence

Karen Pinkus

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760324
eISBN:
9780804772877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How can we account, in a rigorous way, for alchemy's ubiquity? We think of alchemy as the transformation of a base material (usually lead) into gold, but “alchemy” is a word in wide circulation in ... More

Ambiguous BodiesReading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Ambiguous Bodies: Reading the Grotesque in Japanese Setsuwa Tales

Michelle Osterfeld Li

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759755
eISBN:
9780804771061
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759755.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book draws from theories of the grotesque to examine many of the strange and extraordinary creatures and phenomena in the premodern Japanese tales called setsuwa. Grotesque representations in ... More

American TerrorThe Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Paul Hurh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

American Terror interrogates the origins, contexts, and significance of the distinctive tone of terror within a major strain of early and nineteenth-century American literature. Contrary to critical ... More

Anonymous LifeRomanticism and Dispossession

Anonymous Life: Romanticism and Dispossession

Jacques Khalip

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758406
eISBN:
9780804779685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758406.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Romanticism is often synonymous with models of identity and action that privilege individual empowerment and emotional autonomy, models that, in the last two decades, have been the focus of critiques ... More

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Barbarism and Its Discontents

Maria Boletsi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804782760
eISBN:
9780804785372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804782760.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

Barbarism and civilization form one of the oldest and most rigid oppositions in Western history. According to this dichotomy, barbarism functions as the negative standard through which “civilization” ... More

Barcelona's Vocation of ModernityRise and Decline of an Urban Image

Barcelona's Vocation of Modernity: Rise and Decline of an Urban Image

Joan Ramon Resina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758321
eISBN:
9780804787505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758321.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Since the closing decades of the nineteenth century, Barcelona has striven to sustain an image of modernity that distinguishes itself within Spain. This book traces the development of that image ... More

Better Left UnsaidVictorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Better Left Unsaid: Victorian Novels, Hays Code Films, and the Benefits of Censorship

Nora Gilbert

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784207
eISBN:
9780804784870
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784207.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book is in the unseemly position of defending censorship from the central allegations that are traditionally leveled against it. Taking two genres generally presumed to have been stymied by the ... More

Between Rites and RightsExcision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Between Rites and Rights: Excision in Women's Experiential Texts and Human Contexts

Chantal Zabus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756877
eISBN:
9780804768375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756877.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

In the past five decades and over three generations, African women writers have introduced a new autobiographical discourse around their experience of excision that brings nuance to the female ... More

Beyond NationTime, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe K=ob=o

Richard Calichman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780804797016
eISBN:
9780804797559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804797016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book offers a rereading of the well-known Japanese writer Abe Kōbō, focusing on his essays as well as his fiction. Central attention is devoted to the concepts of time, writing, and community. ... More

Binding ViolenceLiterary Visions of Political Origins

Binding Violence: Literary Visions of Political Origins

Moira Fradinger

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804763301
eISBN:
9780804774659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804763301.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book exposes the relation between literary imagination, autonomous politics, and violence through the close analysis of literary texts—in particular Sophocles' Antigone, D. A. F. de Sade's 120 ... More

Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Bohemia in America, 1858-1920

Joanna Levin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760836
eISBN:
9780804772549
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book explores the construction and emergence of “Bohemia” in American literature and culture. Simultaneously a literary trope, a cultural nexus, and a socio-economic landscape, la vie bohème ... More

Britain's Chinese EyeLiterature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Britain's Chinese Eye: Literature, Empire, and Aesthetics in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Elizabeth Hope Chang

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759458
eISBN:
9780804775878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759458.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book traces the intimate connections between Britain and China throughout the nineteenth century and argues for China's central impact on the British visual imagination. The author brings ... More

British State RomanticismAuthorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Anne Frey

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This book contends that changing definitions of state power in the late Romantic period propelled authors to revisit the work of literature as well as the profession of authorship. Traditionally, ... More

Burying the BelovedMarriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Burying the Beloved: Marriage, Realism, and Reform in Modern Iran

Amy Motlagh

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775892
eISBN:
9780804778183
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775892.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book traces the relationship between the law and literature in Iran to reveal the profound ambiguities at the heart of Iranian ideas of modernity regarding women's rights and social status. It ... More

Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist ChinaThe Return of the Political Novel

Corruption and Realism in Late Socialist China: The Return of the Political Novel

Jeffrey Kinkley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804754859
eISBN:
9780804768108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804754859.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

As China's centrally planned economy and welfare state have given way to a more loosely controlled version of “late socialism,” public concern about economic reform's downside has found expression in ... More

Counterfeit CapitalPoetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony

Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony

Jennifer Bajorek

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758246
eISBN:
9780804786805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758246.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a comparative and interdisciplinary study exploring the unexpected yet essential relationship between irony and capital in the texts of Baudelaire and Marx. It argues for the renewed ... More

Dead PledgesDebt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and Twenty-First-Century Culture

Annie McClanahan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780804799058
eISBN:
9781503600690
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804799058.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Dead Pledges is a study of our contemporary culture of debt. Examining novels, poems, artworks, photographs, and films produced in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, this book aims to show how ... More

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