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Inconceivable Effects
Ethics through Twentieth-Century German Literature, Thought, and Film
Martin Blumenthal-Barby
Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise.



Dominion Undeserved
Milton and the Perils of Creation
Eric B. Song
An exploration of the divided view of creation that governs Milton's related systems of cosmology, theology, art, and history.



Empire of Language
Toward a Critique of (Post)colonial Expression
Laurent Dubreuil
Dubreuil explores the power-language phenomenon in the context of European and, particularly, French colonialism and its aftermath.



History, Literature, Critical Theory
Dominick LaCapra
In this book, Dominick LaCapra continues his exploration of the complex relations between history and literature, considering history as both process and representation.



Wallace Stevens and the Demands of Modernity
Toward a Phenomenology of Value
Charles Altieri
Altieri focuses his attention on the poetry of Wallace Stevens, arguing that critics have failed to appreciate the degree to which modernist poetry, like modernist art, breaks from the epistemology that arose from cultures of empiricism.



The Topography of Modernity
Karl Philipp Moritz and the Space of Autonomy
Elliott Schreiber
Elliott Schreiber explores Karl Philipp Moritz's many contributions to the intellectual evolution of the Enlightenment and positions the German thinker as an incisive early observer and theorist of modernity.



"That the People Might Live"
Loss and Renewal in Native American Elegy
Arnold Krupat
Krupat surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries, finding that despite differences of language and culture, death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially.



Fictions of Dignity
Embodying Human Rights in World Literature
Elizabeth S. Anker
Elizabeth S. Anker examines human rights in the narrative imagination and, in the process, makes a compelling case for literature as a uniquely valuable point of entry into theoretical discussions of human rights.



Minor Photography
Connecting Deleuze and Guattari to Photography Theory



Formative Fictions
Nationalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Bildungsroman
Tobias Boes
Boes argues that the dual status of the Bildungsroman renders this novelistic form an elegant way to negotiate the diverging critical discourses surrounding national and world literature.



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