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Shylock Is Shakespeare

Shylock Is Shakespeare

Kenneth Gross

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226309774
eISBN:
9780226309927
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226309927.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Shylock, the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice who famously demands a pound of flesh as security for a loan to his antisemitic tormentors, is one of Shakespeare's most complex and ... More

Signs and CitiesBlack Literary Postmodernism

Signs and Cities: Black Literary Postmodernism

Madhu Dubey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226167268
eISBN:
9780226167282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226167282.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book considers what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African–American literature. The author argues that for African–American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in ... More

Soft WeaponsAutobiography in Transit

Soft Weapons: Autobiography in Transit

Gillian Whitlock

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226895253
eISBN:
9780226895277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226895277.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Azar Nafisi's Reading Lolita in Tehran, Marjane Satrapi's comics, and “Baghdad Blogger” Salam Pax's Internet diary are just a few examples of the new face of autobiography in an age of migration, ... More

SongbookHow Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe

Songbook: How Lyrics Became Poetry in Medieval Europe

Marisa Galvez

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226280516
eISBN:
9780226280523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280523.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Today we usually think of a book of poems as composed by a poet, rather than assembled or adapted by a network of poets and readers. But the earliest European vernacular poetries challenge these ... More

The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

The Sound of Poetry / The Poetry of Sound

Marjorie Perloff and Craig Dworkin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226657424
eISBN:
9780226657448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226657448.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sound—one of the central elements of poetry—finds itself all but ignored in the current discourse on lyric forms. This book breaks that critical silence to readdress some of the fundamental ... More

SpecLabDigital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

SpecLab: Digital Aesthetics and Projects in Speculative Computing

Johanna Drucker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226165073
eISBN:
9780226165097
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226165097.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Nearly a decade ago, the author of this book cofounded the University of Virginia's SpecLab, a digital humanities laboratory dedicated to risky projects with serious aims. This book explores the ... More

The Story of Sapho

The Story of Sapho

Madeleine de Scudery

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226143989
eISBN:
9780226144009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226144009.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Ridiculed for her Saturday salon, her long romance novels, and her protofeminist ideas, Madeleine de Scudéry (1607–1701) has not been treated kindly by the literary establishment. Yet her multivolume ... More

The Substance of ShadowA Darkening Trope in Poetic History

The Substance of Shadow: A Darkening Trope in Poetic History

John Hollander

Kenneth Gross (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226354279
eISBN:
9780226354309
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226354309.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Substance of Shadow explores the poetic lives and afterlives of shadow, focusing on British and American poetry from the Renaissance to the end of the twentieth century. It investigates shadow’s ... More

Thoughts and Things

Thoughts and Things

Leo Bersani

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226206059
eISBN:
9780226206196
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226206196.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The essays in this book treat the question of connectedness: of how the human subject connects or fails to connect to other human subjects and the nonhuman world. Productive relations with the world ... More

Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises

Three Cartesian Feminist Treatises

Francois Poullain de la Barre

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226676531
eISBN:
9780226676555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226676555.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

One of the most radical feminist theorists in Europe before the nineteenth century, François Poullain de la Barre (1647–1723) was a man way ahead of his time. Applying Cartesian principles to “the ... More

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