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  • Europe's Languages on England's Stages, 1590–1620by Marianne Montgomery

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    Exploring issues of culture and performance raised by presentations of European languages-Welsh, French, Dutch, Spanish, Irish and Latin-on the stage, this book treats sound and performance as essential to understanding what these languages meant in the English theatre. It contributes to our emerging sense of how local identities and global knowledge... more...

  • Gender, Sex, and the Cityby Ruth Vanita

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    Explores the urban, cosmopolitan sensibilities of Urdu poetry written in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in Lucknow. Ruth Vanita analyzes Rekhti, a type of Urdu poetry distinguished by afemale speaker and a focus on women's lives,and shows how it becamea catalyst for the transformation of the ghazal. more...

  • Catastrophe and Exile in the Modern Palestinian Imaginationby Ihab Saloul

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 105.00

    This book addresses central concepts to debates over Palestinian identity such as nostalgia and trauma, notions of home and forced travel, identity as representationally performative, and post-memory and geopolitical continuity of loss of place in the everyday. more...

  • Fathers and Sons in the Arab Middle Eastby Dalya Cohen-Mor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    Drawing on insights from psychology, sociology, anthropology, religion, history, and literature, this book examines early and contemporary writings of male authors from across the Arab world to explore the traditional and evolving nature of father-son relationships in Arab families. more...

  • Islam in the Eastern African Novelby Emad Mirmotahari

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Islam in the Eastern African Novel offers an idiosyncratic perspective on the sub-Saharan African novel. Mirmotahari argues that Islam is not an incidental factor in the novels of Vassanji Gurnah and Farah, but a central organizing presence that generates new conceptual questions and demands new critical frameworks with which to approach categories... more...

  • Urban Space in Contemporary Egyptian Literatureby Mara Naaman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    This book is an examination of how the space of the downtown served dual purposes as both a symbol of colonial influence and capital in Egypt, as well as a staging ground for the demonstrations of the Egyptian nationalist movement. It is through the lens of literature, in this case a body of texts that form an archive on the downtown, that one is able... more...

  • The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Cultureby Nizar F. Hermes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Contrary to the monolithic impression left by postcolonial theories of Orientalism, the book makes the case that Orientals did not exist solely to be gazed at. Hermes shows that there was no shortage of medieval Muslims who cast curious eyes towards the European Other and that more than a handful of them were interested in Europe. more...

  • Metaphor and Diaspora in Contemporary Writingby Jonathan P.A. Sell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Choose ten major contemporary diasporic writers (from Abdulrazak to Zadie), ask ten leading authorities to write about their use of metaphor, and this is the result: a timely reassertion of metaphor's unrivalled capacity to encompass sameness and difference and create understanding and empathy across boundaries of nationality, race and ethnicity. more...

  • Cosmopolitan Criticism and Postcolonial Literatureby Robert Spencer

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 100.00

    Via readings of novels by J.M. Coetzee, Timothy Mo and Salman Rushdie and the later poetry of W.B. Yeats, this book reveals how postcolonial writing can encourage the enlarged sense of moral and political responsibility needed to supplant ongoing forms of imperial violence with cosmopolitan institutions, relationships and ways of thinking. more...

  • Cosmopolitical Claimsby B. Venkat Mani

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Cosmopolitical Claims is a profoundly original study of the works of Sten Nadonly, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Feridun Zaimoglu, and 2006 Nobel prize in literature recipient Orhan Pamuk. Rather than using the proverbial hyphen in ?Turkish-German? to indicate a culture caught between two nations, Venkat Mani is interested in how Turkish-German literature engages... more...