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- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
When Brazil was honored at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato opened the event with a provocative speech, claiming that literature, through its pervasive depiction and discussion of ?otherness,? has the potential to provoke ethical transformation. This book uses Ruffato?s speech as a starting point for the discussion... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 89.99
Mining Memory examines how twentieth-century narratives and films reimagine the self and the nation by representing child and adolescent protagonists and their evolution. The book shows that beyond representing the struggles of individual subjects, narratives of childhood are part of a process of constructing and reconstructing cultural identity.... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99
While contemporary scholars have taken a great interest in diversity or heterogeneity, this model is relatively new and literature of the past is still crying out for its place in the diversity model. This book models five different decolonizing methods to examine both indigenous writing and the representation of indigenous peoples by learned elites.... more...
- LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00
As Spain and England vied for dominance of the Atlantic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mounting political and religious tensions between the two empires raised a troubling specter for contemporary British writers attempting to justify early English imperial efforts. Specifically, these writers focused on encounters with black... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99
This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive powers. Santos examines the female sexual maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of sexual development as seen in literature, art, film, television and popular culture with... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99
Bringing together scholarly essays by literary critics, social scientists, activists, and creative writers, this edited collection explores the complex relationships between environmental change, political struggle, and cultural production in the Caribbean. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This book focuses on sex and sexuality in post-war novels from the Anglophone Caribbean. Countering the critical orthodoxy that literature from this period dealt with sex only tangentially, implicitly transmitting sexist or homophobic messages, the author instead highlights the range and diversity in its representations of sexual life. She draws on... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 94.99
Gabriel Garcia Marquez in Retrospec t provides a multifaceted, backward glance at García Márquez and his output as a writer. The essays examine his cultural background and influence, take a close look at One Hundred Years of Solitude as well as at several of his later works, and consider his relationship to film and theater. more...