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Immigrant NarrativesOrientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Immigrant Narratives: Orientalism and Cultural Translation in Arab American and Arab British Literature

Wail S. Hassan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199792061
eISBN:
9780199919239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199792061.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Arab immigrants began to arrive in the United States in the late-nineteenth century and in Britain after World War Two. Those immigrants have produced a vast literature that remains relatively ... More

J.M. Coetzee and the NovelWriting and Politics after Beckett

J.M. Coetzee and the Novel: Writing and Politics after Beckett

Patrick Hayes

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199587957
eISBN:
9780191723292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199587957.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

‘Anti‐illusionism is, I suspect, only a marking of time, a phase of recuperation, in the history of the novel. The question is, what next?’ (J. M. Coetzee). Placing Coetzee in relation to the long ... More

Lin Shu, Inc.Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Lin Shu, Inc.: Translation and the Making of Modern Chinese Culture

Michael Gibbs Hill

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892884
eISBN:
9780199980062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892884.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

How could a writer who knew no foreign languages call himself a translator? How, too, did he become a major commercial success, churning out nearly two hundred “translations” over twenty years? With ... More

Modernism and MelancholiaWriting as Countermourning

Modernism and Melancholia: Writing as Countermourning

Sanja Bahun

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199977956
eISBN:
9780199333349
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977956.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, World Literature

Modernism and melancholia share intellectual fate: being at once categories, conditions, discourses, modes of expression, and social projects, they feed on their own ambiguity. But modernism and ... More

MolièreReasoning With Fools

Molière: Reasoning With Fools

Michael Hawcroft

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199228836
eISBN:
9780191711251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228836.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Molière wrote, directed, and starred in comedies for public and court audiences in 17th-century France. He is perennially successful, but perennially subject to critical controversy: do his plays aim ... More

Myths of the NationNational Identity and Literary Representation

Myths of the Nation: National Identity and Literary Representation

Rumina Sethi

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183396
eISBN:
9780191674020
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183396.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book focuses on the construction of forms of historical consciousness in narratives, or schools of narrative. The study seeks to underscore what goes behind the writing of ‘true’ and ‘authentic’ ... More

On a Knife-EdgeThe Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

On a Knife-Edge: The Poetry of João Cabral de Melo Neto

Sara Brandellero

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199589524
eISBN:
9780191595462
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199589524.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book studies the work of João Cabral de Melo Neto (1920-99), one of Brazil's foremost poets of the 20th century and a unique voice within Brazilian Modernism. It concentrates on the poet's later ... More

Open SecretsLiterature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Michael Bell

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This book reflects on humanistic education by examining the limits of the teachable in this domain. The Goethean motif of the open secret is not a mystery revealed but an utterance not understood, ... More

Outside the Lettered CityCinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Manishita Dass

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This book traces how middle-class Indians responded to the rise of the cinema as a popular form of mass entertainment in early twentieth-century India. It draws on archival research to uncover ... More

Penpoints, Gunpoints, and DreamsTowards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Penpoints, Gunpoints, and Dreams: Towards a Critical Theory of the Arts and the State in Africa

Ngugi wa Thiongʼo

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183907
eISBN:
9780191674136
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183907.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book explores the relationship between art and political power in society, taking as its starting point the experience of writers in contemporary Africa, where they are often seen as the enemy ... More

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