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CatastrophizingMaterialism and the Making of Disaster

Catastrophizing: Materialism and the Making of Disaster

Gerard Passannante

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612218
eISBN:
9780226612355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612355.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Catastrophizing argues that the seismic encounter between early modern culture and materialism (the view that the world is composed of nothing but matter) can be understood through a history of ... More

Crises of the Sentence

Crises of the Sentence

Jan Mieszkowski

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226617053
eISBN:
9780226617220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226617220.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book offers the first systematic account of modern literary and philosophical conceptions of the sentence. It opens by demonstrating that there is little agreement about what a sentence is, what ... More

Distant HorizonsDigital Evidence and Literary Change

Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Ted Underwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As literary historians have learned to compare thousands of volumes at a time, they have stumbled onto century-spanning trends that are not yet fully understood. This book explores some of those ... More

Grammars of ApproachLandscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Grammars of Approach: Landscape, Narrative, and the Linguistic Picturesque

Cynthia Wall

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226467665
eISBN:
9780226467979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226467979.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This book explores how changes in eighteenth-century language and its expression on the page also reshaped the British landscape. The term “approach” shifted from verb to noun, creating a new ... More

SomeoneThe Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Michael Lucey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226606187
eISBN:
9780226606354
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226606354.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book explores a set of works from modern French literature that are interested in same-sex sexualities, but versions of those sexualities that fail to correspond to mainstream gay and lesbian ... More

States of TerrorHistory, Theory, Literature

States of Terror: History, Theory, Literature

David Simpson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226600192
eISBN:
9780226600369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226600369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the philological and conceptual history of terror in a number of European languages in an attempt to amend the critical vacuum around a key term in modern politics. Working through ... More

Street PlayersBlack Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground

Street Players: Black Pulp Fiction and the Making of a Literary Underground

Kinohi Nishikawa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226586885
eISBN:
9780226587073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226587073.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Black pulp fiction flourished as a popular literary genre in the final quarter of the twentieth century. The genre's market success belied the fact that it was published by a single company for over ... More

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