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The Practice of MisuseRugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

The Practice of Misuse: Rugged Consumerism in Contemporary American Culture

Raymond Malewitz

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791960
eISBN:
9780804792998
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791960.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Practice of Misuse examines the oppositional emergence and eventual ideological containment of “rugged consumers” in late twentieth-century American literature, who creatively misuse, reuse, and ... More

A Question of TraditionWomen Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987

Kathryn Hellerstein

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804756228
eISBN:
9780804793971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book is about tradition. But even more than tradition itself, it is about the questions surrounding tradition. The tradition central to this book is that of Yiddish poetry written by women and ... More

The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

The Rhetoric of Error from Locke to Kleist

Zachary Sng

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770170
eISBN:
9780804775090
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Eighteenth-century Europe, preoccupied with both the origins and the defense of reason, was naturally concerned with what might be the root of all error. A topic any systematic account of knowledge ... More

Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime

Robert Zaller

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775632
eISBN:
9780804781022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775632.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is devoted to the major American poet Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962). Jeffers, the best known poet of California and the American West, particularly valorized the Big Sur region, making it ... More

Romantic Intimacy

Romantic Intimacy

Nancy Yousef

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786096
eISBN:
9780804788274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786096.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Romantic Intimacy is a study of shared feeling as imagined in eighteenth century ethics, romantic literature, and twentieth century psychoanalysis. The term “intimacy”—which has always referred both ... More

The Scenic ImaginationOriginary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

The Scenic Imagination: Originary Thinking from Hobbes to the Present Day

Eric Gans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757003
eISBN:
9780804779586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757003.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the uniquely human phenomenon of representation, as manifested in language, art, and ritual, is a scenic event focused on a central object designated by a sign. The originary ... More

The Secret WoundLove-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

The Secret Wound: Love-Melancholy and Early Modern Romance

Marion A. Wells

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804750462
eISBN:
9780804767446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804750462.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a new reading of early modern romance in the light of historically contemporary accounts of mind, and specifically the medical tradition of love-melancholy. It argues that the ... More

The Self and ItNovel Objects in Eighteenth-Century England

The Self and It: Novel Objects in Eighteenth-Century England

Julie Park

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756969
eISBN:
9780804773348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Objects we traditionally regard as “mere” imitations of the human—dolls, automata, puppets—proliferated in eighteenth-century England's rapidly expanding market culture. During the same period, there ... More

The Semblance of IdentityAesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

The Semblance of Identity: Aesthetic Mediation in Asian American Literature

Christopher Lee

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804778701
eISBN:
9780804783705
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778701.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The history of Asian American literature reveals the ongoing attempt to work through the fraught relationship between identity politics and literary representation. This relationship is especially ... More

Sentimental MemorialsWomen and the Novel in Literary History

Sentimental Memorials: Women and the Novel in Literary History

Melissa Sodeman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780804791328
eISBN:
9780804792790
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791328.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Sentimental Memorials explores how popular women writers used the art form of the novel to record their changing relations to literary history. At the end of the eighteenth century, as sentimental ... More

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