Post-Contemporary Interventions

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  1. Essay on Exoticism
    The “Other”—source of fear and fascination; emblem of difference demonized and romanticized. Theories of alterity and cultural diversity abound in the contemporary academic landscape. Victor Segalen’s early... Learn More
    Published: 3rd January 2002
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  2. Romanticism Against the Tide of Modernity
    Romanticism is a worldview that finds expression over a whole range of cultural fields—not only in literature and art but in philosophy, theology, political theory, and social movements. In Romanticism Against the Tide of... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2002
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  3. Wedded to the Land?
    In Wedded to the Land? Mary N. Layoun offers a critical commentary on the idea of nationalism in general and on specific attempts to formulate alternatives to the concept in particular. Narratives surrounding three geographically... Learn More
    Published: 17th December 2001
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  4. A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism
    A Master on the Periphery of Capitalism is a translation (from the original Portuguese) of Roberto Schwarz’s renowned study of the work of Brazilian novelist Machado de Assis (1839–1908). A leading Brazilian theorist... Learn More
    Published: 12th December 2001
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  5. The Exhaustion of Difference
    The conditions for thinking about Latin America as a regional unit in transnational academic discourse have shifted over the past decades. In The Exhaustion of Difference Alberto Moreiras ponders the ramifications of this shift... Learn More
    Published: 26th September 2001
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  6. Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign
    In Shakespeare, Brecht, and the Intercultural Sign renowned Brecht scholar Antony Tatlow uses drama to investigate cultural crossings and to show how intercultural readings or performances question the settled assumptions we bring... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 2001
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  7. Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media
    In Reading the Figural, or, Philosophy after the New Media D. N. Rodowick applies the concept of “the figural” to a variety of philosophical and aesthetic issues. Inspired by the aesthetic philosophy of Jean-François... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2001
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  8. Divergent Modernities
    With a Foreword by José David SaldívarSince its first publication in Spanish nearly a decade ago, Julio Ramos’s Desenucuentros de la modernidad en America Latina por el siglo XIX has been recognized as one... Learn More
    Published: 22nd June 2001
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  9. Learning from Other Worlds
    Learning from Other Worlds provides both a portrait of the development of science fiction criticism as an intellectual field and a definitive look at the state of science fiction studies today. Its title refers to the essence... Learn More
    Published: 19th April 2001
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  10. Against Normalization
    At the end of apartheid, under pressure from local and transnational capital and the hegemony of Western-style parliamentary democracy, South Africans felt called upon to normalize their conceptions of economics, politics, and... Learn More
    Published: 13th April 2001
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  11. Subject Without Nation
    This innovative study of the works of Robert Musil opens a new window on the history of modern identity in western culture. Stefan Jonsson argues that Musil’s Austria was the first postimperial state in modern Europe. Prior... Learn More
    Published: 24th January 2001
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  12. New Deal Modernism
    In New Deal Modernism Michael Szalay examines the effect that the rise of the welfare state had on American modernism during the 1930s and 1940s, and, conversely, what difference this revised modernism made to the New Deal’s... Learn More
    Published: 29th December 2000
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  13. Lucchesi and The Whale
    A midwestern college professor finds a rationale for a life lived with literture by embarking on a quest for the secret meaning of Melville's, MOBY DICK.... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2000
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  14. Writing

    Writing

    The Political Test

    Written by Claude Lefort, Translated by David Ames Curtis

    Series Post-Contemporary Interventions

    Duke University Press Books

    Writing involves risks—the risk that one will be misunderstood, the risk of being persecuted, the risks of being made a champion for causes in which one does not believe, this risk of inadvertently supporting a reader’s... Learn More
    Published: 4th July 2000
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  15. Deleuzism
    The conviction that Gilles Deleuze is doing something radical in his work has been accompanied by a corresponding anxiety as to how to read it. In this rigorous and lucid work, Ian Buchanan takes up the challenge by answering... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2000
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  16. Chinese Modern
    Chinese Modern examines crucial episodes in the creation of Chinese modernity during the turbulent twentieth century. Analyzing a rich array of literary, visual, theatrical, and cinematic texts, Xiaobing Tang portrays the cultural... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2000
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