The Deliverance of Others

Reading Literature in a Global Age
Author: David Palumbo-Liu
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822352699
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 226
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The distinguished literary critic David Palumbo-Liu posits reading literature as an ethical act, a way of thinking through our relations to others in the age of globalization.

This Thing Called the World

The Contemporary Novel as Global Form
Author: Debjani Ganguly
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374242
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 312
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In This Thing Called the World Debjani Ganguly theorizes the contemporary global novel and the social and historical conditions that shaped it. Ganguly contends that global literature coalesced into its current form in 1989, an event marked by the convergence of three major trends: the consolidation of the information age, the arrival of a perpetual state of global war, and the expanding focus on humanitarianism. Ganguly analyzes a trove of novels from authors including Salman Rushdie, Don DeLillo, Michael Ondaatje, and Art Spiegelman, who address wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Sri Lanka, the Palestinian and Kashmiri crises, the Rwandan genocide, and post9/11 terrorism. These novels exist in a context in which suffering's presence in everyday life is mediated through digital images and where authors integrate visual forms into their storytelling. In showing how the evolution of the contemporary global novel is analogous to the European novel’s emergence in the eighteenth century, when society and the development of capitalism faced similar monumental ruptures, Ganguly provides both a theory of the contemporary moment and a reminder of the novel's power.

The Athenaeum

A Journal of Literature, Science, the Fine Arts, Music, and the Drama
Author: James Silk Buckingham,John Sterling,Frederick Denison Maurice,Henry Stebbing,Charles Wentworth Dilke,Thomas Kibble Hervey,William Hepworth Dixon,Norman Maccoll,Vernon Horace Rendall,John Middleton Murry
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The Gift of Freedom

War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages
Author: Mimi Thi Nguyen
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822352397
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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Mimi Thi Nguyen examines the self-interested claims of the United States to provide freedom to others, even as it does so by generating violence and displacement through overpowering warfare.

Thinking Literature across Continents


Author: Ranjan Ghosh,J. Hillis Miller
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822373696
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Thinking Literature across Continents finds Ranjan Ghosh and J. Hillis Miller—two thinkers from different continents, cultures, training, and critical perspectives—debating and reflecting upon what literature is and why it matters. Ghosh and Miller do not attempt to formulate a joint theory of literature; rather, they allow their different backgrounds and lively disagreements to stimulate generative dialogue on poetry, world literature, pedagogy, and the ethics of literature. Addressing a varied literary context ranging from Victorian literature, Chinese literary criticism and philosophy, and continental philosophy to Sanskrit poetics and modern European literature, Ghosh offers a transnational theory of literature while Miller emphasizes the need to account for what a text says and how it says it. Thinking Literature across Continents highlights two minds continually discovering new paths of communication and two literary and cultural traditions intersecting in productive and compelling ways.

The Anglo American

A Journal of Literature, News, Politics, the Drama, Fine Arts, Etc
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Foxe's Book Of Martyrs


Author: John Foxe
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 3849620352
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Page: 391
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Acts and Monuments by John Foxe, popularly abridged as Foxe's Book of Martyrs, is a celebrated work of church history and martyrology, first published in English in 1563 by John Day. Published early in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and only five years after the death of the Roman Catholic Queen Mary I, Foxe's Acts and Monuments was an affirmation of the Protestant Reformation in England during a period of religious conflict between Catholics and Protestants. Foxe's account of church history asserted a historical justification that was intended to establish the Church of England as a continuation of the true Christian church rather than as a modern innovation, and it contributed significantly to a nationalistic repudiation of the Roman Catholic Church. The sequence of the work, initially in five books, covered first early Christian martyrs, a brief history of the medieval church, including the Inquisitions, and a history of the Wycliffite or Lollard movement. It then dealt with the reigns of Henry VIII and Edward VI, during which the dispute with Rome had led to the separation of the English Church from papal authority and the issuance of the Book of Common Prayer. The final book treated the reign of Queen Mary and the Marian Persecutions. (courtesy of wikipedia.com)

The Affect Theory Reader


Author: Melissa Gregg,Gregory J. Seigworth
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822347768
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 402
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A collection of essays on affect theory by groundbreaking scholars in the field

The Ethnic Canon

Histories, Institutions, and Interventions
Author: David Palumbo-Liu
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9781452902081
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Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World

System, Scale, Culture
Author: David Palumbo-Liu,Bruce Robbins,Nirvana Tanoukhi
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822348489
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 263
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Leading cultural theorists consider the meaning and implications of world-scale humanist scholarship by engaging with Immanuel Wallerstein s world-systems analysis.

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
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