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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

Eccentric Spaces, Hidden HistoriesNarrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

Eccentric Spaces, Hidden Histories: Narrative, Ritual, and Royal Authority from The Chronicles of Japan to The Tale of the Heike

David T. Bialock

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751582
eISBN:
9780804767644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751582.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After The Tale of Genji (c.1000), the greatest work of classical Japanese literature is the historical narrative The Tale of the Heike (13th–14th centuries). In addition to opening up fresh ... More

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