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Doing Double Dutch
The International Circulation of Literature from the Low Countries
Dutch literature is increasingly understood as a network of texts and poetics connected to other languages and literatures through translations and adaptations. In this book, a team of international researchers explores how Dutch literary texts cross linguistic, historical, geophysical, political, religious, and disciplinary borders, and...

The Domain of Images
James Elkins
In the domain of visual images, those of fine art form a tiny minority. This original and brilliant book calls upon art historians to look beyond their traditional subjects—painting, drawing, photography, and printmaking—to the vast array of "nonart"...

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.

Dreaming and Storytelling
Bert O. States
In this witty and eminently readable book, Bert O. States rethinks both the meaning of dreams and the relationship between dreaming and the telling of stories.

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.

The Empty Cage
Inquiry into the Mysterious Disappearance of the Author
Carla Benedetti
"Authorialism is like a chronic and progressive disease of modernity. It leads art to the impasse of a totally reflected and 'rationalized' practice. The author as project-maker assumed to be at the origin of the work has now replaced the genius; the...

Essays on Sarah Kofman
The work of the distinguished philosopher Sarah Kofman has, since her tragic death in 1994, become a focus for many scholars interested in contemporary French philosophy. The first critical collection on her thought to appear in English, Enigmas...

The Enlargement of Life
Moral Imagination at Work
John Kekes
Moral imagination, according to John Kekes, is indispensable to a fulfilling and responsible life. By correcting a parochial view of the possibilities available to us and overcoming mistaken assumptions about our limitations, moral imagination...

The Ethics of Criticism
Tobin Siebers
Tobin Siebers asserts that literary criticism is essentially a form of ethics. The Ethics of Criticism investigates the moral character of contemporary literary theory, assessing a wide range of theoretical approaches in terms of both the ethical presuppositions underlying the critical claims and the attitudes fostered by the approaches...

The Ethics of Life Writing
Our lives are increasingly on display in public, but the ethical issues involved in presenting such revelations remain largely unexamined. How can life writing do good, and how can it cause harm? The eleven essays here explore such questions.

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