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CredulityA Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Credulity: A Cultural History of US Mesmerism

Emily Ogden

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532165
eISBN:
9780226532479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532479.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This book offers a history of mesmerism, or animal magnetism, in the antebellum (pre-Civil War) United States. Imported from the plantations of the French Antilles by founder Charles Poyen, ... More

The Danger of RomanceTruth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Karen Sullivan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since the first appearance of “romance” (roman) in mid-twelfth-century France, this genre of literature has been condemned by learned readers, who view it as failing to represent reality as it truly ... More

Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs

David Ikard

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226492469
eISBN:
9780226492773
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492773.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Why do race relations appear to be getting worse instead of better since the election and reelection of the country’s first black president? David Ikard speaks directly to us, in the first person, as ... More

ParaliteraryThe Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America

Merve Emre

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226473833
eISBN:
9780226474021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226474021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Literature departments are staffed by, and tend to be focused on turning out, “good” readers—attentive to nuance, aware of history, interested in literary texts as self-contained works. But the vast ... More

Shakespeare DwellingDesigns for the Theater of Life

Shakespeare Dwelling: Designs for the Theater of Life

Julia Reinhard Lupton

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226266015
eISBN:
9780226266152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226266152.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This book uses the concept of dwelling in Shakespeare’s plays to produce deep insights into fundamental humanistic problems and to comprehend our creaturely needs for taking and making shelter. Great ... More

TransmediumConceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226500874
eISBN:
9780226501062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501062.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book follows recent artists in a vein of second-wave of Conceptual art practice dubbed Conceptualism 2.0—in works shadowed by the digital if not directly employing it: works that negotiate a ... More

Uncomfortable SituationsEmotion between Science and the Humanities

Uncomfortable Situations: Emotion between Science and the Humanities

Daniel M. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226485034
eISBN:
9780226485171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226485171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is a hostile environment? How exactly can feelings be mixed? What on earth might it mean when someone writes that he was “happily situated” as a slave? The answers, of course, depend upon whom ... More

What Philosophy Wants from Images

What Philosophy Wants from Images

D. N. Rodowick

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226513058
eISBN:
9780226513225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226513225.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the past two decades, the contemporary art world has exhibited an ever-increasing fascination with the cinema; or better, a certain memory of the history of theatrical cinema. A principle material ... More

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