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Fiction and Diction
Gerard Genette



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.



Finding a Form
William H. Gass



The Fleeting Promise of Art
Adorno's Aesthetic Theory Revisited
Peter Uwe Hohendahl
Peter Uwe Hohendahl reexamines Adorno’s writings on aesthetics in light of the unexpected return of the aesthetic to today’s cultural debates.



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.



The French Comics Theory Reader
A vital collection of key theoretical texts on comics, spanning a period from the 1960s to the 2010s, written in French and never before translated into English.



A Genealogy of Literary Multiculturalism
Christopher Douglas
Uncovering the unacknowledged role of sociology and anthropology in nourishing the politics and forms of minority writers in America.



Glamour in Six Dimensions
Modernism and the Radiance of Form
Judith Brown
Glamour is an alluring but elusive concept. We most readily associate it with fashion, industrial design, and Hollywood of the Golden Age, and yet it also shaped the language and interests of high modernism. In Glamour in Six Dimensions Judith Brown...



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.



The Graphic Novel
The essays collected in this volume were first presented at the international and interdisciplinary conference on the Graphic Novel hosted by the Institute for Cultural Studies (University of Leuven) in 2000. The issues discusses by the conference...



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