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Postwar Japanese Novelists and American Literature  

Kazuhiko Goto

Since the country’s decisive defeat through the acceptance of the unconditional surrender in 1945, Japanese novelists have been working in the shadow of America. The American Occupation ... More

Pound, Ezra  

Michael Coyle

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Jul 2017
On the morning of 2 May 1945, Ezra Pound walked down the hill of Sant'Ambrogio into the seaside town of Rapallo, Italy, intending (as biographer Humphrey Carpenter tells it) “to go and ... More

The Presence of Coloniality in Central American-American Fictions  

Oriel María Siu

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Mar 2018
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The Spanish invasion of 1492 was the first marker and constitutive element of coloniality. The presence of coloniality is critical for the explication and reflection on racialized and ... More

Proletarian Literature  

Robert Niemi

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Jul 2017
The heyday for proletarian literature was the 1930s, when the Great Depression pitched capitalism into a severe and protracted crisis and spawned a burgeoning Marxist literary culture ... More

Proletarian Literature Reconsidered  

Bill V. Mullen

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Jun 2017
Proletarian literature is best understood as strongly anticapitalist literature by or about working-class people. As a cultural form, proletarian literature is an expression of the ... More

Prose  

Garrett Stewart

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Oct 2018
Prose is a fabrication, not a linguistic axiom. It has a complex history well before its intricate literary genealogy. Made, not given, prose comes down to modern use with the form, ... More

Prose, Francine  

Lani Wolf

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Jul 2017
A sharp observer of the contemporary world, Francine Prose is known for her gifts of irony and wit. Often characterized as a “cultural satirist,” Prose addresses such charged subjects as ... More

Proulx, Annie  

Robert M. Dowling

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Jul 2017
Annie Proulx is a vital force incontemporary American literature. She has produced six books of fiction to date: Heart Songs and Other Stories (1988), Postcards (1992), The Shipping News ... More

The Public Life of Contemporary Australian Poetry  

David McCooey

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Sep 2018
Since the late 1990s, complaints about the status of poetry, and the parlous state of poetry publishing, have been commonplace in Australia and other Anglophone nations. Concomitant with ... More

Publishing and Iberian Books in Spain, Portugal, and the New World before 1700  

Alexander S. Wilkinson

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Spain was the most powerful nation in the world, controlling territories across Europe and much of the newly discovered lands west of the Tordesillas line. ... More

Publishing in South Africa  

Elizabeth le Roux

South Africa’s literary history is divided across both language and race. A survey of the country’s publishing history provides a lens for examining these diverse literatures in an ... More

Puerto Rican Nationhood, Ethnicity, and Literature  

Frances R. Aparicio

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Oct 2017
Given Puerto Rico’s long colonial history, Puerto Ricans both on the island and in the diaspora have had to grapple with contested notions of nationhood. Having been described as a ... More

Puritanism: The Sense of an Unending  

John McWilliams

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Jul 2017
On the rare occasion when a contemporary American recalls “the Puritans,” the image likely to come to mind is of a killjoy, sure of his own spiritual rectitude, anxious to enforce it upon ... More

Pynchon, Thomas  

David Ryan

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Jul 2017
Thomas Pynchon is regarded among the leading figures of postwar American literature, in particular the postmodern school, which includes writers such as William Gaddis, John Barth, Robert ... More

Queerness in Latina/o/x Literature  

Liliana C. González

To think about queerness in Latina/o/x literature necessarily entails a consideration of how queerness is regarded within Latina/o/x cultural expressions. But within popular Latino/a/x ... More

Queer of Color Critique  

Roderick A. Ferguson

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Mar 2018
Queer of color critique is a critical discourse that began within the U.S. academy in response to the social processes of migration, neoliberal state and economic formations, and the ... More

Queer of Color Critique and Queer Asian North American Women’s Literature  

Martin Joseph Ponce

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Jan 2019
The materialist methodology known as queer of color critique investigates the ways that racialized subjects are positioned outside the gender and sexual norms of the US nation through the ... More

Queer South Asian Diasporas  

Kareem Khubchandani

Queer South Asian Diasporas can refer to the individuals and communities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people who trace their ancestry to the South Asian ... More

Race in Performance  

Sean Metzger

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Jan 2019
How are race and performance implicated within one another? Performance understood as theatrical practice extends back to antiquity before modern understandings of race emerged. Moreover, ... More

Radical Children’s Literature  

Julia L. Mickenberg

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Jun 2017
Children’s literature can be radical in its form, its content, or both. At the most basic level, radical children’s literature challenges conventions and norms—about society and, often, ... More

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