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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

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

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