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Humiliation
And Other Essays on Honor, Social Discomfort, and Violence
William Ian Miller
A brilliant, sometimes unsettling look at how ancient codes of honor figure in the social discomforts of everyday life.



Borderwork
Feminist Engagements with Comparative Literature
The first book to assess the impact of feminist criticism on comparative literature, Borderwork recharts the intellectual and institutional boundaries on that discipline and calls for the contextualization of the study of comparative literature within the areas of discourse, culture, ideology, race, and...



Theories of the Theatre
A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present
Marvin Carlson, Marvin A. Carlson
Beginning with Aristotle and the Greeks and ending with semiotics and post-structuralism, Theories of the Theatre is the first comprehensive survey of Western dramatic theory. In this expanded edition the author has updated the book and added a...



Lacan, Discourse, and Social Change
A Psychoanalytic Cultural Criticism
Mark Bracher
Convinced that cultural criticism need not merely be an academic exercise but can help improve people's lives, Mark Bracher proposes a method of cultural criticism which is based on the principles of psychoanalytic treatment and which aims to alter...



Delicate Subjects
Romanticism, Gender, and the Ethics of Understanding
Julie Ellison



The Concept of Modernism
Astradur Eysteinsson
The term "modernism" is central to any discussion of twentieth-century literature and critical theory. Astradur Eysteinsson here maintains that the concept of modernism does not emerge directly from the literature it subsumes, but is in fact a...



Metamorphoses of Helen
Authority, Difference, and the Epic
Mihoko Suzuki
Mihoko Suzuki sheds light on a literary tradition that seemingly holds Helen of Troy and her descendants responsible for causing epic conflicts, while it appropriates the woman's perspective as a source of insight and poetic power. "A superb study...



Knowing Words
Wisdom and Cunning in the Classical Traditions of China and Greece
Lisa Raphals



The Bounds of Race
Perspectives on Hegemony and Resistance
The concept of race is central to one of the most powerful ideological formations in history, Dominick LaCapra argues in his introduction to this volume, and understanding the effects of that ideology and its intricate relations with issues of class and gender is one of the most pressing challenges to contemporary modes of...



Epic Singers and Oral Tradition
Albert Bates Lord
Drawing on his extensive fieldwork in living oral traditions, Albert Bates Lord here concentrates on the epic singers and their art as manifested in texts or...



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