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Subjects and Simulations: Between Baudrillard and Lacoue-Labarthe

by Hugh J. Silverman, Anne O'Byrne, Stephen David Ross & Alina Clej et al. Lexington Books (November 05, 2014)

Subjects and Simulations presents essays focused on suffering and sublimity, representation and subjectivity, and the relation of truth and appearance through engagement with the legacies of Jean Baudrillard...


Literary Crossroads: An International Exploration of Women, Gender, and Otherhood

by Elaine Sykes, Blessing Diala-Ogamba, Romanus Muoneke & Juliana Daniels et al. Lexington Books (November 06, 2014)

This book covers a variety of women's issues from different parts of the world. It also expresses various themes of oppression, marginalization, sexism, gender, and emancipation of women, showing that women's...


Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thought: An Intellectual History

by M. D. Benedicty-Kokken Lexington Books (November 12, 2014)

This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory.


Women's Fiction and Post-9/11 Contexts

by Sebastian Groes, Claire Colebrook, Peter Childs & Corina Selejan et al. Lexington Books (October 21, 2014)

Rather than accept that there is a single body of literature that can be labeled “women’s writing,” this volume explores the ways in which twenty-first-century crises have problematized identity, literature,...


Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria

by Lucie Knight-Santos Lexington Books (October 24, 2014)

Violent Beginnings: Literary Representations of Postcolonial Algeria explores how violence, during the Algerian War of Independence (1954–1962) to the more recent civil war (1991–2002), has shaped literary...


Human Rights and the Arts: Perspectives on Global Asia

by Lily Cho, Susan J. Henders, Van Nguyen-Marshall & Theodore W. Goossen et al. Lexington Books (October 23, 2014)

By shifting the discussion of human rights away from the binaries of cultural relativism and political sovereignty, this book moves toward a new understanding of human rights that takes account of the diverse...


Anglophone-Cameroon Literature: An Introduction

by Emmanuel Fru Doh & Shadrach A. Ambanasom Lexington Books (October 28, 2014)

Against a disturbing political backdrop and through an in-depth appraisal of selected illustrative texts from major genres—poetry, prose, and drama—Emmanuel Fru Doh presents the origins and growth of a young...


Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future: Art and Popular Culture Respond to the Bomb

by Robert Jacobs, Judy Hiramoto, John Canaday & Tom Engelhardt et al. Lexington Books (April 12, 2010)

Filling the Hole in the Nuclear Future presents an international collaboration of scholars and artists who examine multiple reactions of popular culture and the arts to the advent of nuclear weapons. Featuring...


The Cultural Revolution and Overacting: Dynamics between Politics and Performance

by Tuo Wang Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

This postmodern study of the Chinese Cultural Revolution examines the inner mechanism of the mass movement. Utilizing methodologies of cultural anthropology, linguistics, acting theory, and literary criticism,...


Political Poetry as Discourse: Rereading John Greenleaf Whittier, Ebenezer Elliott, and Hiphopology

by Angela Michele Leonard Lexington Books (December 23, 2009)

This book examines the works of the political poets John Greenleaf Whittier and Ebenezer Elliott, drawing comparisons to contemporary hip hoppers who take their words from local newspapers and other discursive...


Interpreting the Republic: Marginalization and Belonging in Contemporary French Novels and Films

by Vinay Swamy Lexington Books (June 16, 2011)

Interpreting the Republic focuses on contemporary French literary and cinematic works (1986-2003) to reflect on what it means to belong to a nation such as France. Vinay Swamy demonstrates how supposedly unshakeable...


Mark Twain's Audience: A Critical Analysis of Reader Responses to the Writings of Mark Twain

by Robert McParland Lexington Books (September 24, 2014)

The unique contribution of this book is the focus upon the testimony of Twain’s audience as a unique “reading community”—how his fiction intersected with their real lives, how he impacted American publishing,...


The Split Subject of Narration in Elizabeth Gaskell's First Person Fiction

by Anna Koustinoudi Lexington Books (December 16, 2011)

The Split Subject of Narration in Elizabeth Gaskell’s First-Person Fiction analyzes a number of Elizabeth Gaskell's first-person works through a post-modern perspective. It attempts to explore the vicissitudes...


Conradian Contracts: Exchange and Identity in the Immigrant Imagination

by Tamas Juhasz Lexington Books (April 28, 2011)

Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion...


Memory and Identity in the Narratives of Soledad Puértolas: Constructing the Past and the Self

by Tamara L. Townsend Lexington Books (September 09, 2014)

This study provides a comprehensive look at the writings of Soledad Puértolas, 2010 inductee into the Real Academia Española, and the ways in which the contemporary individual in Spain constructs meaning and...


Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler: Slaves, Aliens, and Vampires

by Gregory Jerome Hampton Lexington Books (October 14, 2010)

Changing Bodies in the Fiction of Octavia Butler is the first monograph of literary criticism invested in examining the complete body of fiction produced by Octavia Butler. This book interrogates Butler's feminist/postmodern/black...


Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion

by Olga Levaniouk, Efimia Karakantza, Menelaos Christopoulos & Nanno Marinatos et al. Lexington Books (September 25, 2010)

Light and Darkness in Ancient Greek Myth and Religion is a ground-breaking volume dedicated to a thorough examination of the well known empirical categories of light and darkness as it relates to modes of thought,...


Voices of Exile in Contemporary Canadian Francophone Literature

by Elizabeth F. Dahab Lexington Books (August 16, 2009)

Over the last four decades, the largest French-speaking state in North America, QuZbec, has nested more than a dozen vibrant modes of French expression created by members of the varied cultural communities that...


The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)

by Nathaniel Greenberg Lexington Books (July 02, 2014)

This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers’ Coup that brought an end...


Globalizing the Postcolony: Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa

by Claire H. Griffiths Lexington Books (December 18, 2010)

Globalizing the Postcolony: Contesting Discourses of Gender and Development in Francophone Africa is a study of development in the former French colonies of West Africa. It takes as its starting point the international...


Reimagining the Caribbean: Conversations among the Creole, English, French, and Spanish Caribbean

by Valérie K. Orlando, Sandra Cypess, Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert & Véronique Maisier et al. Lexington Books (July 01, 2014)

This volume brings together scholars working in different languages—Creole, French, English, Spanish—and modes of cultural production—literature, art, film, music—to suggest how best to model courses...


Kafka's Creatures: Animals, Hybrids, and Other Fantastic Beings

by Donna Yarri, Marc Lucht, Burkhard Müller & Thomas H. Ford et al. Lexington Books (June 22, 2010)

Kafka's Creatures: Animals, Hybrids, and Other Fantastic Beings is an interdisciplinary collection of essays on Franz Kafka's use of non-human creatures in his writings. It is written from a variety of interpretive...


Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia

by Marcia A. Morris Lexington Books (April 17, 2014)

Russian Tales of Demonic Possession: Translations of Savva Grudtsyn and Solomonia provides detailed introductions and full translation of the seventeenth-century Tale of Savva Grudtsyn and Tale of the Demoniac...


Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature: Healing Narratives

by Theda Wrede Lexington Books (April 10, 2014)

Myth and Environment in Recent Southwestern Literature challenges readers’ understanding of where the mythic Southwest and ecological consciousness meet. The book establishes conceptual connections between...


Critical Approaches to African Cinema Discourse

by Nwachukwu Frank Ukadike, Neil Parsons, Martin P. Botha & Esiaba Irobi et al. Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

This book emphasizes the plurality of African cinema through a variety of themes and critical approaches that illuminate the scope of the mobilizing techniques for its proliferation, as well as its deep concern...


Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop: Crises in Whiteness

by Stephany Rose Lexington Books (March 25, 2014)

Abolishing White Masculinity from Mark Twain to Hiphop, a groundbreaking text in critical whiteness studies and literary criticism, looks toward white American male literature explicitly for racialized social...


The Tragic Paradox

by Leonard Moss Lexington Books (March 24, 2014)

How do an author’s techniques establish the recurring paradox raised by the tragic genre? I have called upon the valuable arguments offered by Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche to help the student and...


Mesmerism, Medusa, and the Muse: The Romantic Discourse of Spontaneous Creativity

by Anne DeLong Lexington Books (April 26, 2012)

Mesmerism, Medusa, and the Muse: The Romantic Discourse of Spontaneous Creativity explores the connections among the Romantic discourse of spontaneous literary creativity, the nineteenth-century cultural practice...


Textual Criticism and Qur'an Manuscripts

by Keith E. Small Lexington Books (April 22, 2011)

This book pursues the two main goals of textual criticism concerning ancient texts to the text of the Qur'an: 1) to discern the earliest available form of the text, and 2) to illuminate the consequent history...


The Poetics of Early Russian Literature

by D. S. Likhachev & Christopher M. Arden-Close Lexington Books (March 13, 2014)

This translation of Likhachev’s Poetika Drevnerusskoy Literatury (The Poetics of Early Russian Literature), is a study of medieval Russian literature, as contrasted with modern literature in its narrative...


Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media

by Svitlana Malykhina Lexington Books (February 27, 2014)

Renaissance of Classical Allusions in Contemporary Russian Media takes a unique perspective on Russian media, culture, and society by bridging linguistic anthropology and media studies. Svitlana Malykhina analyzes...


Borrowed Imagination: The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources

by Samar Attar Lexington Books (February 19, 2014)

The British Romantic Poets and Their Arabic-Islamic Sources deals with the influence of specific Arabic materials on English Romantic poetry during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It reflects...


The Fantasy of Globalism: The Latin American Neo-Baroque

by John V. Waldron Lexington Books (December 16, 2013)

My book draws on studies shows how the neo-baroque can be understood as a strategy that allows artists in Latin America and the Caribbean to rearticulate the imperial, colonialist gaze of globalization.


Zoopoetics: Animals and the Making of Poetry

by Aaron M. Moe Lexington Books (December 19, 2013)

Zoopoetics exposes the continuity of poiesis across human/animal spheres. It contributes new ways of seeing animals within the poetic tradition and beyond.


Reverie and Reality: Poetry on Travel by Late Imperial Chinese Women

by Yanning Wang Lexington Books (August 26, 2013)

Reverie and Reality investigates late imperial Chinese gentry women’s poems on travel ranging from the seventeenth century to the early twentieth century.These poems written by groups of women after they “stepped...


Li Ang's Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics

by Yenna Wu, Murray A. Rubinstein, Chia-lin Pao Tao & Ping-hui Liao et al. Lexington Books (December 18, 2013)

Li Ang’s Visionary Challenges to Gender, Sex, and Politics is the first collection of critical essays in English on Li Ang, the famous and controversial feminist writer from Taiwan, and some of her most celebrated...


Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths, and Legends

by Bonaventure Mvé Ondo & James F. Barnes Lexington Books (December 05, 2013)

In Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon, Bonaventure Mvé Ondo argues that Fang tales, myths, and legends are components of the foundation of a worldview that sustains and protects a unique, historical Fang identity....


Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Daniel F. Silva, Lamonte Aidoo, Robert Anderson & Lilia Moritz Schwarcz et al. Lexington Books (November 14, 2013)

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...


Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

by Catalina Florina Florescu Lexington Books (October 29, 2013)

Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood seeks to reevaluate the concept of unconditional maternal love and the global emancipation of motherhood as recorded from 17th century onward and as analyzed in various...


African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse

by Ph. D Khannous Lexington Books (October 17, 2013)

African Pasts, Presents, and Futures: Generational Shifts in African Women's Literature, Film, and Internet Discourse, by Touria Khannous, critically reevaluates assumptions in liberal feminist theory, which...


Marketing Literature and Posthumous Legacies: The Symbolic Capital of Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov

by Yuri Leving & Frederick H. White Lexington Books (September 12, 2013)

Literature is not only about aesthetics, but also almost equally about the successful marketing of an author and his literary works. Ever since the two great Russian authors, Leonid Andreev and Vladimir Nabokov,...


The Bible: Respectful Readings

by George Anastaplo Lexington Books (March 14, 2008)

This investigation of biblical experiences and teachings turns around an account of the Ten Commandments. The developments leading up to their promulgation are described and thereafter the consequences of their...


French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race

by Tyler Stovall & Van Den Georges Abbeele Lexington Books (October 22, 2003)

French Civilization and Its Discontents: Nationalism, Colonialism, Race explores the ways in which considerations of difference, especially colonialism, post-colonialism, and race, have shaped French culture...


France and Indochina: Cultural Representations

by Kathryn Robson & Jennifer Yee Lexington Books (April 28, 2005)

At the intersection of literary, cultural, and postcolonial studies, this volume looks at French perceptions of 'Indochina' as they are conveyed through a variety of media including cinema, literature, art,...


Dario Fo: Framing, Festival, and the Folkloric Imagination

by Antonio Scuderi Lexington Books (July 16, 2011)

This study of the Italian Nobel playwright and master performer, Dario Fo, will be of interest to scholars and students of popular performance and contemporary European theatre. Dario Fo: Framing, Festival,...


Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism

by Henry T. Edmondson Iii & Marion Montgomery Lexington Books (September 24, 2002)

Return to Good and Evil: Flannery O'Connor's Response to Nihilism is a superb guide to the works of Flannery O'Connor; and like O'Connor's stories themselves, it is captivating, provocative, and unsettling....


Perspectives on Politics in Shakespeare

by John A. Murley & Sean D. Sutton Lexington Books (August 11, 2006)

Political science is becoming ever more reliant on abstract statistical models and almost divorced from human judgment, hope, and idealism. William Shakespeare offers the political scientist an antidote to this...


Madness Unchained: A Reading of Virgil's Aeneid

by Lee Fratantuono Lexington Books (June 07, 2007)

The book aims at providing a coherent guide to the entirety of Virgil's Aeneid, with analysis of every scene and, in some cases, every line of crucial passages. The book tries to provide a guide to the vast...


Migrant Cartographies: New Cultural and Literary Spaces in Post-Colonial Europe

by Sandra Ponzanesi & Daniela Merolla Lexington Books (August 04, 2005)

In recent years, Europe has had to constantly rethink and redefine its attitude towards new flows of immigrations. Issues of boundaries and identity have been integral to this reflection. Through a magnificent...


The New Utopian Politics of Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed

by Peter Stillman, Laurence Davis & Ursula K. Le Guin Lexington Books (November 22, 2005)

The Dispossessed has been described by political thinker Andre Gorz as 'The most striking description I know of the seductions-and snares-of self-managed communist or, in other words, anarchist society.' To...