Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort
Broken Mirrors: Representations of Apocalypses and Dystopias in Popular Culture
Agatha Christie Goes to War
Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature: Captivity Genres from Cervantes to Rousseau
Doubles and Hybrids in Latin American Gothic
Literature with A White Helmet: The Textual-Corporeality of Being, Becoming, and Representing Refugees
No Dialect Please, You're a Poet: English Dialect in Poetry in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities: Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic
February 01, 2020
Since its publication nearly eight decades ago, the consensus among scholars about Fábula de Equis y Zeda, by the Spanish poet Gerardo Diego (1896-1987) remains unchanged: Fábula is an enigmatic avant-garde curiosity. It seems to rob the reader of the reason necessary to interpret it, even as it...
Sara Martin Alegre
December 19, 2019
Masculinity and Patriarchal Villainy in the British Novel: From Hitler to Voldemort sits at the intersection of literary studies and masculinity studies, arguing that the villain, in many works of contemporary British fiction, is a patriarchal figure that embodies an excess of patriarchal power...
Joe Trotta, Filipovic Zlatan, Houman Sadri
November 27, 2019
Dystopian stories and visions of the Apocalypse are nothing new; however in recent years there has been a noticeable surge in the output of this type of theme in literature, art, comic books/graphic novels, video games, TV shows, etc. The reasons for this are not exactly clear; it may partly be as...
November 15, 2019
Why was the term ‘intertextuality’ coined? Why did its first theorists feel the need to replace or complement those terms – of quotation, allusion, echo, reference, influence, imitation, parody, pastiche, among others – which had previously seemed adequate and sufficient to the description of...
Rebecca Mills, J.C. Bernthal
November 14, 2019
Agatha Christie has never been substantially considered as a war writer, even though war is a constant presence in her writing. This interdisciplinary collection of essays considers the effects of these conflicts on the social and psychological textures of Christie’s detective fiction and other...
November 13, 2019
Mediterranean Slavery and World Literature is a collection of selected essays about the transformations of captivity experiences in major early modern texts of world literature and popular media, including works by Cervantes, de Vega, Defoe, Rousseau, and Mozart. Where most studies of Mediterranean...
November 13, 2019
This monograph aims to counter the assumption that the anti-tale is a ‘subversive twin’ or dark side of the fairy tale coin, instead it argues that the anti-tale is a genre rich in complexity and radical potential that fundamentally challenges the damaging ideologies and socializing influence of...
Antonio Alcalá González, Ilse Marie Bussing López
September 30, 2019
Doubles and Hybrids in Latin American Gothic focuses on a recurrent motif that is fundamental in the Gothic—the double. This volume explores how this ancient notion acquires tremendous force in a region, Latin America, which is itself defined by duplicity (indigenous/European, autochthonous...
August 29, 2019
Literature with A White Helmet explores issues of refugee writers, contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction on the refugee’s body and experience, the biopolitics of refugees, and disputes over the ethicality of representing refugees by writers and human rights activists. The book relies on a...
Claire Hélie, Elise Brault-Dreux, Emilie Loriaux
July 23, 2019
No Dialect Please, You're a Poet is situated at the crossroads in research areas of literature and linguistics. This collection of essays brings to the forefront the many ways in which dialect is present in poetry and how it is realized in both written texts and oral performances. In examining...
Margarida Rendeiro, Federica Lupati
July 17, 2019
Taking an original approach, Challenging Memories and Rebuilding Identities: Literary and Artistic Voices that undo the Lusophone Atlantic explores a selected body of cultural works from Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa. Contributors from various fields of expertise examine the ways...
Evert Jan Van Leeuwen, Michael Newton
July 10, 2019
Haunted Europe offers the first comprehensive account of the British and Irish fascination with a Gothic vision of continental Europe, tracing its effect on British intellectual life from the birth of the Gothic novel, to the eve of Brexit, and the symbolic recalibration of the UK’s relationship to...