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Missing
Persons and Politics
Jenny Edkins
Stories of the missing offer profound insights into the tension between how political systems see us and how we see each other. In Missing, Jenny Edkins highlights stories from a range of circumstances that shed light on this critical tension.



Amazing Dogs
A Cabinet of Canine Curiosities
Jan Bondeson
Bondeson tells the stories of some of the most extraordinary dogs in history.






The Social Life of Fluids
Blood, Milk, and Water in the Victorian Novel
Jules Law
Analyzing the expression of scientific understanding and the technological manipulation of fluids—blood, breast milk, and water—in Victorian novels, Law traces the culture's growing anxiety about fluids from the 1830s through the 1890s.



Paradigms for a Metaphorology
Hans Blumenberg
What role do metaphors play in philosophical language? Are they impediments to clear thinking that should be eradicated in the interests of terminological exactness? Or can they be used by philosophers to indicate the attitudes that regulate an epoch?



Legal Tender
Love and Legitimacy in the East German Cultural Imagination
John Griffith Urang
Through close readings of a diverse selection of films and novels from the former GDR, Urang offers an eye-opening account of the ideological stakes of love stories in East German culture.



Global Matters
The Transnational Turn in Literary Studies
Paul Jay
Global Matters provides a concise, informative overview of theoretical, critical, and curricular issues driving the transnational turn in literary studies and how these issues have come to dominate contemporary global fiction as well.



Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes
Humans and Other Animals in the Modern Literary Imagination
Laura Brown
Brown shows how the literary works of the 18th century use animal-kind to bring abstract philosophical, ontological, and metaphysical questions into the realm of everyday experience, difference, hierarchy, intimacy, diversity, and transcendence.



Cultures at War
The Cold War and Cultural Expression in Southeast Asia
The Cold War in Southeast Asia was a many-faceted conflict, driven by regional historical imperatives as much as by the contest between global superpowers. The essays in this book offer the most detailed and probing examination to date of the cultural...



Race and the Modernist Imagination
Urmila Seshagiri
Race has long been recognized as a formative element of American modernism, but its role in England is less clearly understood. While critics have examined race in the works of British writers such as Kipling, Conrad, and Forster, they have done so...



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