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The Conflagration of CommunityFiction before and after Auschwitz

The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after Auschwitz

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226527215
eISBN:
9780226527239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226527239.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“After Auschwitz to write even a single poem is barbaric.” This book challenges Theodor Adorno’s famous statement about aesthetic production after the Holocaust, arguing for the possibility of ... More

ConjugationsMarriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Conjugations: Marriage and Form in New Bollywood Cinema

Sangita Gopal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226304250
eISBN:
9780226304274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226304274.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Bollywood movies have been long known for their colorful song-and-dance numbers and knack for combining drama, comedy, action-adventure, and music. But when India entered the global marketplace in ... More

Consuming YouthVampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption

Robert Latham

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226468914
eISBN:
9780226467023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467023.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, ... More

Continental DividesRemapping the Cultures of North America

Continental Divides: Remapping the Cultures of North America

Rachel Adams

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226005515
eISBN:
9780226005539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226005539.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

North America is more a political and an economic invention than a place people call home. Nonetheless, the region shared by the United States and its closest neighbors, North America, is an ... More

The Corporate CommonwealthPluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

The Corporate Commonwealth: Pluralism and Political Fictions in England, 1516-1651

Henry S. Turner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226363356
eISBN:
9780226363493
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226363493.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

The Corporate Commonwealth offers a provocative account of the origins of modernity’s most perplexing institution: the corporation. Drawing on the resources of economic and political history, ... More

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

The Correspondence between Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and René Descartes

Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia and Rene Descartes

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226204413
eISBN:
9780226204444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226204444.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Between the years 1643 and 1649, Princess Elisabeth of Bohemia (1618–80) and René Descartes (1596–1650) exchanged fifty-eight letters—thirty-two from Descartes and twenty-six from Elisabeth. Their ... More

Crimes of Art + Terror

Crimes of Art + Terror

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? This book explores the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. The book begins by anchoring the ... More

Cruelty and LaughterForgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Cruelty and Laughter: Forgotten Comic Literature and the Unsentimental Eighteenth Century

Simon Dickie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226146188
eISBN:
9780226146201
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226146201.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

Eighteenth-century British culture is often seen as polite and sentimental—the creation of an emerging middle class. This book disputes these assumptions, plunging into the forgotten comic literature ... More

DaguerreotypesFugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Daguerreotypes: Fugitive Subjects, Contemporary Objects

Lisa Saltzman

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226242033
eISBN:
9780226242170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242170.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

What is the fate of photography? Displaced as a tool of identification by genetics and biometrics, dematerialized and dispersed as a document into the virtual archives of data centers and social ... More

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Dante and the Limits of the Law

Justin Steinberg

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226071091
eISBN:
9780226071121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071121.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Dante’s literary-theoretical framework is simultaneously and manifestly a legal one. Contemporary juridical rituals of everyday experience such as testimony, litigation, punishment, and confession ... More

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