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We are very excited to share with you Columbia University Press’s literary studies catalogue for 2016. The books from this year reflect an engagement with ideas and literatures from a variety of disciplines and from around the world. Among the many wide-ranging, ambitious books from this year’s catalogue we want to call your attention to few select titles, beginning with Martin Meisel’s Chaos Imagined: Literature, Art, Science, which provides a sweeping historical and intellectual genealogy of our struggle to represent disorder from the classical period to the twentieth century. In a daring effort to reorient the way we conceive of our humanity through our relationships with dogs, With Dogs at the Edge of Life, by Colin Dayan, moves seamlessly among memoir, case law, and film studies. In Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence, Timothy Morton draws on literature and disciplines ranging from anthropology to physics to challenge how we understand the current ecological crisis. Robert L. Belknap’s Plots reads Shakespeare and Dostoevsky to reveal how plot shapes literature and our understanding of the world. A number of books also consider the transformations of literature and culture as they move throughout the world. Rebecca Walkowitz’s Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature argues for a new understanding of the novel’s cultural and political significance in the age of the global audience. From Shrek in Tehran to graphic narratives in Cairo, Brian T. Edwards, author of After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East, analyzes the ways in which American culture is received and re-created in the Middle East. In Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching, Carrie Preston, who lived in Japan to learn Noh, examines the historical interaction between canonical modernist writers and the Japanese literary to provide a new understanding of cultural exchange and the idea of tradition. In different ways the following books demonstrate how a single author’s work or life sheds light on larger aesthetic, cultural, and political concerns: Sebald’s Vision, by Carol Jacobs; Eric Walrond: A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean, by James Davis; Freedom and the Self: Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace; and We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think: Selected Essays, by Shirley Hazzard. Finally, from our film list we present a variety of new books, including two that revisit towering figures in film history: the reissue of Jonas Mekas’s Movie Journal: Rise of a New American Cinema, 1959–1971 and Eric Rohmer: A Biography, by Antoine de Baecque and Noel Herpe. New additions to our award-winning Film and Culture series include Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film, by Christain Metz, Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early-Twentieth-Century America, by Alison Griffiths; and The Lumière Galaxy: Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come, by Francesco Casetti. Thank you for picking up this catalogue. We hope you share our enthusiasm for these books. Please let us know if you have any questions, and we look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Philip Leventhal, senior editor for literary and film studies

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Chaos Imagined Literature, Art, Science

For a complete listing of Columbia’s titles or for more information about any book in this catalog, visit our web site: Most titles in this catalogue published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the Press. If no UK price appears for a title, it is most likely available from Columbia only in the United States, its possessions, and Canada. Titles published by The Chinese University Press, The University of Tokyo Press, Auteur Press, Transcript-Verlag, and the Social Science Research Council are available from Columbia only in North America. To order titles from these publishers in other parts of the world, please contact each press directly.

Martin Meisel “[An] ambitious multidisciplinary work.” —Publishers Weekly Martin Meisel builds a history from major social, psychological, and cosmological turning points in the imagining of chaos. He uses examples from literature, philosophy, painting, graphic art, science, linguistics, music, and film, particularly exploring the remarkable shift in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries from conceiving of chaos as disruptive to celebrating its liberating and energizing potential. Discussions of Sophocles, Plato, Lucretius, Calderon, Milton, Haydn, Blake, Faraday, Chekhov, Faulkner, Wells, and Beckett, among others, are matched with incisive readings of art by Brueghel, Rubens, Goya, Turner, Dix, Dada and the futurists. Known for his pathbreaking studies of literature, drama, and the visual arts, Meisel uses this chaotic frame to elaborate on larger concerns of purpose, mortality, meaning, and mind. $45.00 / £30.00 cloth 978-0-231-16632-4 2016 608 pages / 96 illus.

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With Dogs at the Edge of Life

Dark Ecology

Colin Dayan

For a Logic of Future Coexistence

“A memorable tour de force that threads together memoir and an analysis of the deprivations of life, human and nonhuman and human with nonhuman, that so pervasively characterize our neoliberal worldhistorical moment.” — David L. Clark, McMaster University Colin Dayan tackles head-on the inexhaustible world, at once tender and fierce, of dogs and humans. We follow the tracks of dogs in the bayous of Louisiana, the streets of Istanbul, and the humane societies of the United States, and in the memories and myths of the humans who love them. Dayan reorients our ethical and political assumptions through a trans-species engagement that risks as much as it promises. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-16712-3 2015 208 pages / 38 illus.


Timothy Morton “In often witty and humorous language, Morton provides a kind of affective atlas for the human era. The book calls for scholars to recognize the structures of entwinement between (the human) species and ecological phenomena and to develop modes of thought for accommodating them.” —Kate Marshall, University of Notre Dame Timothy Morton argues that ecological awareness in the present Anthropocene era takes the form of a strange loop or Möbius strip, twisted to have only one side. Dark Ecology puts us in an uncanny position of radical self-knowledge, illuminating our place in the biosphere and our belonging to a species in a sense that is far less obvious than we like to think. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17752-8 2016 208 pages the wellek library lectures

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Born Translated

Planetary Modernisms

The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature

Provocations on Modernity Across Time

Rebecca L. Walkowitz

“In this bold and brilliant book, Susan Stanford Friedman calls for a radical rethinking of the spatial and historical parameters of modernism. Learned and expansive, generous and generative, formally inventive and extraordinarily exhilarating to read, Planetary Modernisms will set intellectual agendas for years to come.” — Rita Felski, University of Virginia, editor of New Literary History

“Erudite and meticulous, with a comfort zone extending from Cervantes to Roberto Bolaño, Orhan Pamuk, and Haruki Murakami, Rebecca L. Walkowitz gives us a theory of world literature based on works that are ‘born translated,’ incorporating cross-lingual circulation as part of their compositional processes. Eye-opening and field-defining.” —Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University Rebecca Walkowitz builds a new framework for understanding translation’s effect on fictional works, as well as digital art, avantgarde magazines, literary anthologies, and visual media. She argues that contemporary literature begins at once in many places, engaging in new types of aesthetic practices as well as creating new modes of political solidarity. The book recasts literary history as a series of convergences and departures and, by elevating the status of “born-translated” works, redefines common conceptions of author, reader, and nation. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-16594-5 2015 336 pages / 25 illus. Literature Now

Susan Stanford Friedman

Drawing on a vast archive of world history, anthropology, geography, cultural theory, postcolonial studies, gender studies, literature, and art, Susan Stanford Friedman recasts modernity as a networked, circulating, and recurrent phenomenon producing multiple aesthetic innovations across millennia. Considering cosmopolitan as well as nomadic and oceanic worlds, she radically revises the scope of modernist critique and opens the practice to more integrated study. $50.00 / £34.50 cloth 978-0-231-17090-1 2015 472 pages / 45 illus. modernist latitudes

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After the American Century

Reading The Tale of Genji

The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East

Sources from the First Millennium

Brian T. Edwards “After the American Century offers a fascinating tour of the appropriation and deployment of American popular culture in a globalized, restless Middle East. From cinema and novels to hip-hop and comic books, this wonderfully written and richly observed book presents novel and exciting readings of familiar cultural forms in new political environments.”—Marc Lynch, author of The Arab Uprising: The Unfinished Revolutions of the New Middle East Building on a decade of fieldwork in Cairo, Casablanca, and Tehran, Brian T. Edwards maps new routes of cultural exchange that are innovative, accelerated, and full of diversions. They indicate an era after the American century, in which popular American products and phenomena—such as comic books, teen romances, socialnetworking sites, and ways of expressing sexuality—are stripped of their associations with the United States and recast in very different forms.

Edited by Thomas Harper and Haruo Shirane “A brilliant example of what collaboration among scholars can produce. The introductions to the work and the individual texts are clear, cogent, concise, and engaging, and the translations are very readable and display different nuances in style. This volume will surely become an essential text to the study of Genji.” —Sonja Arntzen, University of Toronto This sourcebook is the most comprehensive record of the reception of The Tale of Genji to date. It presents a range of landmark texts relating to the work during its first millennium, almost all of which are translated into English for the first time. An introduction prefaces each set of documents, situating them within the tradition of Japanese literature and cultural history. These texts provide a fascinating glimpse into Japanese views of literature, poetry, imperial politics, and the place of art and women in society. $65.00 / £45.00 cloth 978-0-231-16658-4 2015 632 pages / 13 illus.

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Learning to Kneel Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching Carrie J. Preston “What drew Western writers to an arcane, highly stylized form of Japanese court theater? As a scholar, Carrie Preston answers this question by way of the archive, unearthing a global network of dancers and writers. But she also pursues this question as a student, subjecting herself to the rigors of noh training. The result is … a magisterial study in cultural history that is also a compelling story of teaching and learning.” —Martin Puchner, Harvard University Throughout the twentieth century, Japanese noh drama was a major creative catalyst for American and European writers, dancers, and composers. The noh theater’s stylized choreography, poetic chant, spectacular costumes and masks, and engagement with history inspired Western artists as they reimagined new approaches to tradition and form. In Learning to Kneel, Carrie J. Preston locates noh’s influence on Pound’s imagism, Yeats’s Irish National Theater, Brecht’s learning plays, Britten’s church parables, and Beckett’s spare dramaturgy.

We Need Silence to Find Out What We Think Selected Essays Shirley Hazzard Edited with an Introduction by Brigitta Olubas

“A rich, urbane, insightful collection.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Shirley Hazzard’s nonfiction works spanning from the 1960s to the 2000s contribute to a keener understanding of postwar letters, thought, and politics, supported by an introduction that situates Hazzard’s writing within its historical context and emphasizes her influence on world literature. This collection confirms Hazzard’s place within a network of writers, artists, and intellectuals who believe in the ongoing power of literature to console, inspire, and direct human life, despite—or maybe because of—the world’s disheartening realities. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17326-1 2016 248 pages

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The Fate of Ideas


Seductions, Betrayals, Appraisals

Robert L. Belknap

Robert Boyers

Introduction by Robin Feuer Miller

“An attractive, original, subtle, and heartening book that combines the methods of the moral and personal essay with informal literary and cultural criticism.” —Richard Locke, Columbia University, author of Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels As editor of the quarterly Salmagundi for the past fifty years, Robert Boyers has been on the cutting edge of developments in politics, culture, and the arts. Reflecting on his collaborations and quarrels with some of the twentieth century’s most transformative writers, artists, and thinkers, Boyers writes a wholly original intellectual memoir that rigorously confronts selected aspects of contemporary society. Organizing his chapters around specific ideas, Boyers anatomizes the process by which they fall in and out of fashion and often confuse those who most ardently embrace them. $35.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17380-3 2015 280 pages

“This is an almost perfect book, by one of this country’s great scholar-teachers, on why the literary art of arranging episodes matters to us. Not only luminously smart but also perfectly plotted (Belknap’s model plotmongers are Shakespeare and Dostoevsky), each detail of its structure, chronological argument, and diction conspire to create that rare work of criticism: a story we cannot put down.” — Caryl Emerson, Princeton University Through a rich reading of Shakespeare’s King Lear and Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Robert L. Belknap explores the spatial, chronological, and causal aspects of plot, its brilliant manipulation of reader frustration and involvement, and its critical cohesion of characters. He considers Shakespeare’s transformation of dramatic plot through parallelism, conflict, resolution, and recognition. He then follows with Dostoevsky’s development of the rhetorical and moral devices of nineteenth-century Russian fiction, along with its epistolary and detective genres, to embed the reader in the murder Raskolnikov commits. $29.00 / £20.50 cloth 978-0-231-17782-5 2016 192 pages leonard hastings schoff lectures


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At the Roots of the Modern Novel

What Kind of Creatures Are We?

A Comparative Reading of Ihara Saikaku’s The Life of an Amorous Woman and Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders

Noam Chomsky

Katarzyna Sonnenberg The volume focuses on the use of confessional mode in Daniel Defoe’s Moll Flanders and Ihara Saikaku’s The Life of an Amorous Woman, two works of fiction, which, although written in two different cultural contexts, bear a number of narrative similarities. The author delineates the development of narrative fiction in Japan and England, analyses the role of confession (or revelation) in the literary and cultural traditions of the two countries, and considers various intricacies of using confession as a narrative strategy in fiction. $35.00 / £24.00 paper 978-83-233-3904-5 2015 122 pages Jagiellonian University Press

“It’s always spring in Mr. Chomsky’s garden. Like John Ashbery, Noam Chomsky seems to come up with thoughts that are always fresh, unaffected by the polluting cliches that most of us inhale and exhale all day and night. To read his sentences is a life-giving elixir.” —Wallace Shawn, author, Essays In clear, precise, and non-technical language, Chomsky elaborates on fifty years of scientific development in the study of language, sketching how his own work has implications for the origins of language, the close relations that language bears to thought, and its biological basis. Moving from language and mind to society and politics, he concludes with a philosophical defense of libertarian socialism. $19.95 / £13.95 cloth 978-0-231-17596-8 2015 200 pages columbia themes in philosophy

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Sebald’s Vision

Virginia Woolf

Carol Jacobs

A Portrait

In Sebald’s Vision, Carol Jacobs illuminates the the ethical and aesthetic questions that shaped his remarkable oeuvre. Through the trope of “vision,” Jacobs explores aspects of Sebald’s writing and the way the author highlights the ethical imperative of representing history while at the same time calling into question the possibility of such representation. Isolating different ideas of vision in some of his most noted works, including Rings of Saturn, Austerlitz, and After Nature, as well as in Sebald’s interviews, poetry, art criticism, and his lecture Air War and Literature, Jacobs introduces new perspectives for understanding the distinctiveness of Sebald’s work and its profound moral implications. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-17182-3 2015 296 pages / 17 illus. literature now


Viviane Forrester Translated by Jody Gladding

Winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt award for biography, this remarkable portrait sheds new light on Virginia Woolf’s relationships with her family and friends and how they shaped her work. Virginia Woolf: A Portrait blends recently unearthed documents, key primary sources, and personal interviews with Woolf’s relatives and other acquaintances to render in unmatched detail the author’s complicated relationship with her husband, Leonard; her father, Leslie Stephen; and her half-sister, Vanessa Bell. Forrester connects these figures to Woolf’s mental breakdown while introducing the concept of “Virginia seule,” or Virginia alone: an uncommon paragon of female strength and conviction. $35.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-15356-0 2015 256 pages

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The Trouble with Post-Blackness

Freedom and the Self

Edited by Houston A. Baker and K. Merinda Simmons

Essays on the Philosophy of David Foster Wallace

This collection of original essays by scholars, novelists, poets, and journalists, strikes at the certainty of those who insist life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are now independent of skin color and race in America. They argue, signify, and testify that “post-blackness” is a problematic mythology masquerading as fact—a dangerous new “race science” motivated by black transcendentalist individualism. Through rigorous analysis, these essays expose the idea of a post-racial nation as a pleasurable entitlement for a black elite, enabling them to reject the ethics and urgency of improving the well-being of the black majority. $30.00 / £20.50 cloth 978-0-231-16934-9 2015 288 pages

Edited by Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert In Fate, Time, and Language: An Essay on Free Will, editors Steven M. Cahn and Maureen Eckert presented David Foster Wallace’s original challenge to Richard Taylor’s argument for fatalism. In this collection of essays, notable philosophers assess Wallace’s reply to Taylor as well as other aspects of Wallace’s thought. The volume includes an introduction by Cahn and Eckert and essays by William Hasker, Gila Sher, Marcello Oreste Fiocco, Daniel R. Kelly, and Nathan Ballantyne and Justin Tosi, as well as Maureen Eckert. $25.00 / £17.50 paper 978-0-231-16153-4 $75.00 / £52.00 cloth 978-0-231-16152-7 2015 192 pages

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Eric Walrond


A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean

William Wells Brown and the Aesthetic of Attractions

James Davis

Geoffrey Sanborn

James Davis’s biography restores Eric Walrond to his proper place as a key figure in the development of the Harlem Renaissance and positions his work as a driving force behind the New Negro literary movement in America. Unearthing documents in England, Panama, and the United States, and incorporating interviews, criticism of Walrond’s fiction and journalism, and a sophisticated account of transnational black cultural formations, Davis builds an eloquent and absorbing narrative of an overlooked figure and his creation of modern American and world literature. James Davis follows Walrond from the West Indies to Panama, New York, France, and finally England. He recounts his relationships with authors such as Countée Cullen, Charles S. Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, and Alain Locke, and Gwendolyn Bennett. He also recovers Walrond’s involvement with Marcus Garvey’s journal Negro World and the National Urban League journal Opportunity and examines the writer’s work for mainstream venues, including Vanity Fair.

“Dazzlingly original and unvaryingly astute in explicating Brown’s art, Sanborn also has bigger game in mind, demonstrating the centrality of literary experimentation and unfettered theatricality … in early African American writing. Altogether impressive, Plagiarama! stages an eye-opening critical performance.” —Ezra Greenspan, Southern Methodist University In this study of William Wells Brown, the author of the first known novel by an African American, Geoffrey Sanborn offers an original reading of Brown’s use of plagiarism. He argues that the act was a means of capitalizing on the energies of mass-cultural entertainments. Sanborn’s analysis of pastiche and plagiarism adds new depth to the study of nineteenth-century cultural history and African American literature, suggesting modes of African American writing that extend beyond narratives of necessity and purpose. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17442-8 2016 224 pages

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“How Come Boys Get to Keep Their Noses?” Women and Jewish American Identity in Contemporary Graphic Memoirs Tahneer Oksman “An original study that charts how three indisputably fascinating subjects—feminism, Judaism, and comics—intersect today. In Tahneer Oksman’s analysis, the word-andimage form, comics, and the identities it presents on its pages are connected: they both resist overdetermination, refiguring traditional categories and taxonomic pressures. A unique and compelling addition to several different fields.”—Hillary L. Chute, University of Chicago Focusing on the visionary work of seven contemporary female Jewish cartoonists, Tahneer Oksman draws a remarkable connection between innovations in modes of graphic storytelling and the unstable, contradictory, and ambiguous figurations of the Jewish self in the postmodern era.

Hunting Girls Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape Kelly Oliver “Through her analysis of real-life college rape cases and popular films, Oliver defines an emerging area of study.”—Chloë Taylor, University of Alberta Kelly Oliver examines popular culture’s fixation on representing young women as predators and prey and the implication that violence—especially sexual violence—is an inevitable, perhaps even celebrated, part of a woman’s maturity. To underscore the threat of these depictions, Oliver locates their manifestation of violent sex in the growing prevalence of campus rape, the valorization of woman’s lack of consent, and the new urgency to implement affirmative consent apps and policies. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17836-5 2016 224 pages / 24 illus.

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Internet Literature in China

The Lyrical in Epic Time

Michel Hockx

Modern Chinese Intellectuals and Artists Through the 1949 Crisis

Choice Outstanding Academic Title “This book is the best introduction available in English to the psychic landscape of contemporary Chinese netizens who know how to play with censors to articulate their personal desires, fantasies, phobias, and exhibitionism.”—Lydia H. Liu, author of The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious Offering a unique portal into postsocialist Chinese culture, Michel Hockx presents a complex portrait of internet culture and control in China that avoids one-dimensional representations of oppression. Hockx interviews online authors, publishers, and censors, capturing the convergence of mass media, creativity, censorship, and free speech that is upending traditional hierarchies and conventions within China— and across Asia. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-16082-7 2015 272 pages / 29 illus. global chinese culture


David Der-wei Wang Choice Outstanding Academic Title “Wang succeeds in throwing a brilliant new light onto crucial aspects of modern Chinese experience in ways that demand a reconfiguration of our understanding. No other book provides such a rigorous, thoughtful, and stimulating encounter with the aesthetic choices of practitioners across the arts and the ongoing relevance of aesthetic questions for contemporary concerns.” —Susan Daruvala, Cambridge University David Der-wei Wang uses the lyrical to rethink the dynamics of Chinese modernity. Although the form may seem unusual for representing China’s social and political crises in the mid-twentieth century, Wang contends that national cataclysm and mass movements intensified Chinese lyricism in extraordinary ways. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17046-8 2015 496 pages / 42 illus.

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NEW & NOTABLE The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature Edited by Kirk A. Denton

The Complete Review Guide to Contemporary World Fiction M. A. Orthofer Profiling hundreds of titles and authors from 1945 to today, with an emphasis on fiction published in the past two decades, this reference provides a fascinating portal into the styles, trends, and genres of the world’s literatures, from Scandinavian crime thrillers and cutting-edge works in China to Latin American narco-fiction and awardwinning French novels. Arranged by region, country, and language, entries illuminate the fiction of individual nations, cultures, and peoples, while concise biographies sketch the careers of noteworthy authors.

This volume includes more than fifty short essays centered on specific writers and literary trends to create an engaging and easily digestible history of Chinese literature from the Qing period (1895–1911) to today. Each entry features author names and titles, as well as key terms and references, in English and in Chinese characters for readers who know or are learning Chinese, and each concludes with a bibliography of relevant primary and secondary sources. The volume opens with eight thematic essays addressing general issues in the study of Chinese literature: the ethics of writing a literary history, the formation of the canon, the relationship between language and form, the influence of literary institutions and communities, the effects of censorship, and the role of different media on the development of literature. Subsequent essays focus on authors, their works, and their schools. $45.00 / £30.95 paper 978-0-231-17009-3 $125.00 / £51.60 cloth 978-0-231-17008-6 2016 488 pages

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The Lioness in Winter

A History

Writing an Old Woman’s Life

Anna Katharina Schaffner

Ann Burack-Weiss

Beginning in classical antiquity, this book demonstrates how exhaustion has always been with us and helps us evaluate more critically the narratives we tell ourselves about the phenomenon. Pathologized, demonized, sexualized, and even weaponized, exhaustion unites the mind with the body and society in such a way that we attach larger questions of agency, willpower, and well-being to its symptoms. Mapping these political, ideological, and creative currents across centuries of human development, Exhaustion finds in our struggle to overcome weariness a more significant effort to master ourselves. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17230-1 2016 288 pages

“Attempting to navigate the losses inherent in the aging process, [Ann Burack-Weiss] turns to her lionesses, from Colette and Simone de Beauvoir to Adrienne Rich and Maya Angelou, seeking comfort and inspiration. An author tells her story. Burack-Weiss answers with hers.”—Linda B. Sherby, author of Love and Loss in Life and in Treatment Burack-Weiss fearlessly examines issues such as living with loss, finding comfort and joy in unexpected places, and facing disability and death. This book is filled with powerful passages from women who turned their experiences of aging into art, and Burack-Weiss ties their words to her own struggles and epiphanies, framing their collective observations with key insights from social work practice. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-15184-9 2015 208 pages


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Theatre and Evolution from Ibsen to Beckett

Practice Extended

Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Robert A. Ferguson

“Quite outstanding. . . It relates the issues that have dominated the drama of the last 150 years—nature, heredity, sexuality, the environment—to the evolutionary debate. . . Destined to be one of those books that will transcend its immediate purpose.” —Michael Billington Engaging directly with the relation of science and culture, this book considers the influence of not only Darwin but also Lamarck, Chambers, Spencer, Wallace, Haeckel, de Vries, and other evolutionists on 150 years of theater. It shares significant new insights into the work of Ibsen, Shaw, Wilder, and Beckett, and writes female playwrights, such as Susan Glaspell and Elizabeth Baker, into the theatrical record, unpacking their dramatic explorations of biological determinism, gender essentialism, the maternal instinct, and the “cult of motherhood.”

Beyond Law and Literature “In an age in which the value of the humanities is under attack, Robert Ferguson’s Practice Extended reminds us of how much literature and literary criticism can contribute to our understanding of law, judges, and judging.”—Paul Kahn, Yale University Practice Extended helps general readers navigate the intricacies of legal language and thought, strengthening their grasp on law’s relationship to society and culture. The book details how judicial opinions are written, how legal thought and philosophy inform ideas, and how best to appreciate a courtroom novel. With chapters on immigration, eloquence, the Constitution, Ulysses, and mercy, Practice Extended is a far-ranging work on the importance of language in law and the interrelation of law and literature. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17536-4 2016 352 pages

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Poetic Machinations

The Whirled Image in Twentieth-Century Literature and Art

Allegory, Surrealism, and Postmodern Poetic Form

Nico Israel

Michael Golston

“A dazzling, dialectical energy marks every page of Spirals, one of the most exciting recent syntheses of literary and art historical scholarship. Israel’s ability to trace the spiral across a truly heterogeneous, intermedial, and yet coherent sweep of twentieth- and twenty-first-century aesthetic production— from Yeats to Smithson and beyond—is exhilarating.” —Martin Harries, University of California, Irvine Juxtaposing the work of writers and artists— including W. B. Yeats and Vladimir Tatlin, James Joyce and Marcel Duchamp, and Samuel Beckett and Robert Smithson—Nico Israel argues that spirals provide a crucial frame for understanding the mutual involvement of modernity, history, and geopolitics, complicating the spatio-temporal logic of literary and artistic genres and of scholarly disciplines. In Spirals, Israel offers a refreshingly original approach to the history of modernism and its aftermaths, one that gives modernist studies, comparative literature, and art criticism an important new spin.

“Golston reassesses marquee names such as John Ashbery, Lyn Hejinian, Susan Howe, and Myung Mi Kim, and he excels when analyzing ‘formally extreme’ poetry by Clark Coolidge and P. Inman.” —Brian Reed, University of Washington The shape, lineation, and prosody of postmodern poems are extravagantly inventive, imbuing both form and content with meaning. Through a survey of American poetry and poetics from the end of World War II to the present, Michael Golston traces the proliferation of these experiments to a growing fascination with allegory in philosophy, linguistics, critical theory, and aesthetics, introducing new strategies for reading American poetry while embedding its formal innovations within the history of intellectual thought. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-16430-6 2015 272 pages

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The Extinct Scene

Cold War Modernists

Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy

Thomas S. Davis “A superb conceptual and historical contribution to 20th-century literary studies…. Drawing deftly on critical theory, The Extinct Scene develops an exemplary method for interpreting literature and authorship in its geopolitical context.” —Laura Doyle, University of Massachusetts The Extinct Scene reads a range of midcentury texts, films, and phenomena that reflect the decline of the British Empire and seismic shifts in the global political order. Davis follows the rise of documentary film culture and the British Documentary Film Movement, especially the work of John Grierson, Humphrey Jennings, and Basil Wright. He then considers the influence of late modernist periodical culture on social attitudes and customs, conducts original analyses of novels by Virginia Woolf, Christopher Isherwood, and Colin MacInnes; the interwar travel narratives of W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, and George Orwell; the wartime gothic fiction of Elizabeth Bowen; the poetry of H. D.; the sketches of Henry Moore; and the postimperial Anglophone Caribbean works of Vic Reid, Sam Selvon, and George Lamming.

Greg Barnhisel Choice Outstanding Academic Title “An important source for scholars and students of Cold War culture.... Thorough and illuminating, offering a rich new account of a story we thought to be familiar.” — The Review of English Studies Cold War Modernists documents how the CIA, the State Department, and private cultural diplomats transformed modernist art and literature into pro-Western propaganda during the first decade of the Cold War. Drawing on interviews, previously unknown archival materials, and the stories of such figures and institutions as William Faulkner, Stephen Spender, Irving Kristol, James Laughlin, and Voice of America, Barnhisel reveals how the U.S. government reconfigured modernism as a trans-Atlantic movement, a joint endeavor between American and European artists, with profound implications for the art that followed and for the character of American identity. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-16230-2 2015 336 pages / 24 illus.

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The Ethnic Avant-Garde

Transpacific Community

Minority Cultures and World Revolution

America, China, and the Rise and Fall of a Cultural Network

Steven S. Lee “A prodigiously researched, insightful, and lucid book, Lee’s work offers fresh perspective on the links between avant-garde aesthetics and vanguard politics. His scholarship is nothing short of transformative for those seeking new ways of configuring the relationships between ethnicity and cultural production between the wars.” — Kate Baldwin, Northwestern University The Ethnic Avant-Garde makes an important contribution to our understanding of interwar literary, political, and art history, drawing extensively on a range of archives, travel narratives, and artistic exchanges to establish the parameters of the “ethnic avant-garde.” Steven S. Lee examines a variety of writers and artists, including Langston Hughes, Paul Robeson, Sergei Eisenstein, and Irving Howe to demonstrate their distinct use of aesthetic forms that mirrored Soviet techniques of montage, fragment, and interruption. Lee’s work remaps global modernism along minority and Sovietcentered lines, further advancing the avantgarde project of seeing the world anew.

Richard Jean So In the turbulent years after World War I, the American novelist Pearl S. Buck, the African American singer and activist Paul Robeson, the left-wing journalist Agnes Smedley, and the Chinese authors Lao She and Lin Yutang sought to transform the terms by which the United States and China or, more broadly, “East” and “West” knew each other. Individually, they produced works that altered American conceptions of China and vice versa. Together, they collaborated on political projects that synthesized American and Chinese visions of equality. Their transpacific community upset traditional routes of power and articulated a new course for East-West cultural exchange. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17696-5 2016 320 pages / 19 illus.

$60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17352-0 2015 304 pages / 18 illus. modernist latitudes


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Drawing New Color Lines Transnational Asian American Graphic Narratives Edited by Monica Chiu “Drawing New Color Lines makes an exciting contribution to the rapidly expanding inquiry at the crossroads of Asian American literary studies, graphic narrative studies, and transnational studies. Foregrounding the shifting meanings of race within, across, and between various national contexts, the fifteen essays in Chiu’s collection explore the visual dimensions of Asian American transnational literary culture with originality and offer particular insight into the complexities of production, interpretation, and reception for graphic narrative.”—Pamela Thoma, author of Asian American Women’s Popular Literature: Feminizing Genres and Neoliberal Belonging $69.00 / £47.50 cloth 978-988-8139-38-5 2015 368 pages / 43 illus. Hong Kong University Press

Voices of Negritude in Modernist Print Aesthetic Subjectivity, Diaspora, and the Lyric Regime Carrie Noland “These virtuosic, revisionary readings are an exhilarating model of what it means to do Diasporic literary criticism today.” —Brent Hayes Edwards, author of The Practice of Diaspora Carrie Noland approaches Negritude as an experimental, text-based poetic movement developed by diasporic authors of African descent through the means of modernist print culture. Engaging primarily the works of Aimé Césaire and Léon-Gontran Damas, Noland shows how the demands of print culture alter the personal voice of each author, transforming an empirical subjectivity into a hybrid, textual entity that she names, after Theodor Adorno, an “aesthetic subjectivity.” $55.00 / £38.00 cloth 978-0-231-16704-8 2015 344 pages / 6 illus. modernist latitudes

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Calypso Jews Jewishness in the Caribbean Literary Imagination Sarah Phillips Casteel “What Sarah Phillips Casteel offers in Calypso Jews is nothing short of a radical new way of looking at inter-diasporic Jewish and Black relations … A highly engaging contribution to literary and diaspora studies.” —Ato Quayson, author of Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice, or Process? Sarah Phillips Casteel presents the first major study of representations of Jewishness in Caribbean literature. Providing an alternative to U.S.-based critical narratives of Black-Jewish relations, Calypso Jews enriches cross-cultural investigations of Caribbean creolization and reveals a distinctive interdiasporic literature.

Time, History, and Philosophy in the Works of Wilson Harris Gianluca Delfino Gianluca Delfino’s encounter with one of the Caribbean’s most controversial authors illuminates Wilson Harris’s imaginative approach to history and time. Delfino analyzes several novels, with a special focus on The Infinite Rehearsal (1987), Jonestown (1996), and The Dark Jester (2001). His analysis encompasses critical perspectives from African philosophy to Jungian readings, refracted through historiography and anthropology, demonstrating the remarkable unity that binds four decades of Harris’s work. $39.00 / £27.00 paper 978-3-8382-0905-0 2016 240 pages Ibidem Press

$60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17440-4 2016 352 pages / 11 illus. literature now


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Slow Boat to China and Other Stories

Horses, Horses, in the End the Light Remains Pure

Kim Chew Ng

A Tale That Begins with Fukushima

Translated and Edited by Carlos Rojas

Hideo Furukawa

Known for writing in a Chinese that incorporates English, Japanese, Malay, and the Chinese dialect of Hokkien, Ng Kim Chew creatively captures the riot of cultures that roughly coexist on the Malay Peninsula and its surrounding archipelago. In prose that is intimate and atmospheric, these stories, selected from several Ng Kim Chew collections, depict the struggles of individuals torn between their ancestral and adoptive homes, communities pressured by violence, and minority Malaysian Chinese in dynamic tension with an Islamic Malay majority.

Translated by Doug Slaymaker with Akiko Takenaka

$30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-16812-0 2016 304 pages modern chinese literature from taiwan

In this remarkable fusion of fiction, history, and memoir, Furukuwa powerfully explores the earthquake in his childhood home near Fukushima to assess the damage and reconnect with a place that is now doubly alien. His journey conjures the storied history of the region, particularly the So¯ma nomaoi military exercises, in which wild horses were captured and offered to a Shinto¯ shrine. Standing in the crisp morning light, these horses also tell their stories. $20.00 / £14.00 paper 978-0-231-17869-3 $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17868-6 2016 160 pages weatherhead books on asia

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The Kite Family

The Crowd

Lai-chu Hon

Rongjun Yu

A patient escapes from an asylum, to spend his life as the perfect mannequin in a department store display; when living alone is outlawed, a woman who resides quietly with her cat is assigned by bureaucrats to a role in an artificially created “family;” a luckless man transforms himself into a chair so people can, literally, sit on him. These are just a few of the inhabitants of Hon Lai-chu’s stories, where surreal characters struggle to carve out space for freedom and individuality in an absurd world. The Chinese version of The Kite Family won the New Writer’s Novella first prize from Taiwan’s Unitas Literary Association, was selected as one of the Top 10 Chinese Novels Worldwide.

Translated by Gigi Chang

Inspired by Gustave Le Bon’s prophetic 1894 study of crowd psychology The Crowd: A Study of Popular Mind and Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, The Crowd is a searing play by China’s most produced living playwright, Yu Rongjun. Set in Chongqing, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, from the Cultural Revolution to the present day, The Crowd pitches the forces of irrational mass frenzy against the powerless struggle of the individual— with tragic consequences. $18.00 / £12.50 paper 978-988-16056-8-9 2015 212 pages East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong)

$18.00 paper 978-988-16047-9-8 2016 232 pages East Slope Publishing Ltd. (Muse, Hong Kong)


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City of the Dead and Ballade Nocturne

When True Love Came to China

Gao Xingjian

“This book, Lynn Pan’s best to date, adds a wonderful new angle by encouraging us, via comparison, to better appreciate how unusual, even in some ways exotic, a part of the Western past we take for granted, as though it were natural, actually is. While the reader will learn a great deal about Chinese literary and cultural traditions from this book, if read with an open mind the Western reader may end up rethinking things about his or her tradition just as deeply.” —Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, University of California at Irvine

Translated by Gilbert C. F. Fong and Mabel Lee

City of the Dead and Ballade Nocturne by Gao Xingjian, the Nobel laureate, create new modes of theatrical presentation by experimenting with prose and poetry. In City of the Dead, Gao employs traditional Chinese opera techniques that combine singing with dialogue, movement, and martial arts into a modern play. Ballade Nocturne, conceived as a poem-play with dance, uses one female actor and two female dancers to represent the subjective self of the contemporary woman, divided into the “I” and the “she.” $24.00 cloth 978-962-996-650-8 2015 130 pages The Chinese University Press

Lynn Pan

“A rich and gripping account of how the first generation of modern Chinese intellectuals and writers discovered the pleasures—and sufferings—of romantic love.”—Guardian $65.00 / £45.00 cloth 978-988-8208-80-7 2016 352 pages / 17 illus. Hong Kong University Press

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Edo Kabuki in Transition

When the Future Disappears

From the Worlds of the Samurai to the Vengeful Female Ghost

The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea

Satoko Shimazaki

Janet Poole

“Satoko Shimazaki’s fascinating study. . . reveals a new kabuki theatre to us, not a cultural practice with a relatively stable body of texts at its center, but as a major site of social and cultural negotiation whose central feature and strength lies in its remarkable variety and adaptability.”—Marvin Carlson, CUNY, Graduate Center Satoko Shimazaki revisits three centuries of kabuki theater and its dynamic representations of medieval Japanese tales and tradition, boldly reframing Edo kabuki as a key player in the formation of an early modern urban identity. Challenging the common understanding of kabuki as a subversive entertainment and a threat to shogunal authority, Shimazaki argues that kabuki actually instilled a sense of shared history in Edo’s inhabitants, regardless of their class. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17226-4 2016 384 pages / 50 illus.

Winner of the Modernist Studies Association Book Prize Taking a panoramic view of Korea’s dynamic literary production in the final decade of Japanese rule, When the Future Disappears locates the imprint of a new temporal sense in Korean modernism: the impression of time interrupted, with no promise of a future. As colonial subjects of an empire headed toward total war, Korean writers in this global fascist moment produced some of the most sophisticated writings of twentieth-century modernism. Yi T’aejun, Ch’oe Myongik, Im Hwa, So Insik, Ch’oe Chaeso, Pak T’aewon, Kim Namch’on, and O Changhwan, among other Korean writers, lived through a rare colonial history in which their vernacular language was first inducted into the modern, only to be shut out again through the violence of state power. Straddling cultural, intellectual, and literary history, this book maps the different strategies, including abstraction, irony, paradox, and even silence, that Korean writers used to narrate life within the Japanese empire. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-16518-1 2014 304 pages / 10 illustrations studies of the weatherhead east asian institute, columbia university


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The Transcription of Identities

Beyond Bolaño

A Study of V. S. Naipaul’s Postcolonial Writings

The Global Latin American Novel

Min Zhou Based on a study of V. S. Naipaul’s postcolonial writings, The Transcription of Identities explores the process of postcolonial subjects’ special route of identification. The book enables readers to see how, in our increasingly diverse and fragmented postmodern world, identity remains a vibrant, complex, and highly controversial concept. Min Zhou shows how postcolonial literature, among other artistic forms, is one of the most representative reflections of this floating identity today. $45.00 paper 978-3-8376-2854-8 2016 250 pages Transcript-Verlag

Héctor Hoyos “An ambitious and necessary reframing of the world literature debates, Beyond Bolaño is also an exemplary illustration of what textured literary analysis can tell us about the the geopolitics of cultural prestige.” David Kurnick, Rutgers University Please use this text: Through an analysis of the novels of Roberto Bolaño and the fictional work of César Aira, Mario Bellatin, and other leading authors, Héctor Hoyos defines and illuminates new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. Calling attention to fresh innovations in form, voice, perspective, and representation, he affirms the crucial role of Latin American authors in reshaping world literature. $50.00 / £34.50 cloth 978-0-231-16842-7 2015 296 pages / 27 illus. literature now

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Algerian Imprints

The Autonomy of Pleasure

Ethical Space in the Work of Assia Djebar and Hélène Cixous

Libertines, License, and Sexual Revolution

Brigitte Weltman-Aron

James A. Steintrager

In a rare comparison of these authors’ writings, Algerian Imprints shows how Cixous and Djebar consistently reclaim for ethical and political purposes the demarcations and dislocations emphasized in their fictions. Their works affirm the chance for thinking afforded by marginalization and exclusion and delineate political ways of preserving a space for difference informed by expropriation and nonbelonging. Cixous’s inquiry is steeped in her formative encounter with the grudging integration of the Jews in French Algeria, while Djebar’s narratives concern the colonial separation of “French” and “Arab,” self and other. $55.00 / £38.00 cloth 978-0-231-17256-1 2015 232 pages

“Finally, a book that commands the intelligence and the erudition to tackle the thorny topic of libertinage. We travel from Ovid to the infamous Marquis de Sade … to Foucault. A resounding critical exploit on a still intriguingtopic and a bold assessment of the pitfalls of the discourse of sexuality.” —Pierre Saint-Amand, Brown University Tying the Enlightenment engagement with sexual license to the expansion of print, empiricism, the revival of skepticism, the fashionable arts and lifestyles of the Ancien Régime, and the rise and decline of absolutism, this book examines the consequences of imagining sexual pleasure as sovereign power and a law-unto-itself. Steintrager studies the roots of radical claims for pleasure in earlier licentious satire and their echoes in appeals for sexual liberation in the 1960s and beyond. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-15158-0 2016 40 pages / 40 illus. columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts


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NEW & NOTABLE Re-thinking Ressentiment On the Limits of Criticism and the Limits of Its Critics Edited by Jeanne Riou and Mary Gallagher

Doing Aesthetics with Arendt How to See Things Cecilia Sjöholm “Cecilia Sjöholm provides an original and provocative reinterpretation of the difficult and controversial philosophical issues in Hannah Arendt’s studies, such as embodiment, realness, appearance, judgment, and the role of sense experience.”—Ewa Płonowska Ziarek, author of Feminist Aesthetics and the Politics of Modernism

The charge of “Ressentiment” can in today’s world be used to undermine the argumentative credibility of political opponents, dissidents, and those who call for greater “justice.” The essays in this volume draw on the broad spectrum of cultural discourse on “Ressentiment,” both in historical and contemporary contexts. Starting with its conceptual genesis, the essays also show contemporary nuances of “Ressentiment” as well as its influence on aesthetic and literary discourse in the 20th century. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-2128-0 2016 200 pages Transcript-Verlag

Cecilia Sjöholm reads Hannah Arendt as a philosopher of the senses, grappling with questions of vision, hearing, and touch even in her political work. Constructing an Arendtian theory of aesthetics from the philosopher’s fragmentary writings on art and perception, Sjöholm begins a vibrant new chapter in Arendt scholarship that expands her relevance for contemporary philosophers. $55.00 / £38.00 cloth 978-0-231-17308-7 2015 240 pages columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts

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Art History and Fetishism Abroad Global Shiftings in Media and Methods Edited by Gabriele Genge and Angela Stercken By focusing on the various modes and media of the fetishised object, this anthology shifts the debates on thingness into a new global art historical perspective. The contributors explore the attention given to those material images, in both artistic and cultural practice from the heyday of colonial expansion until today. They show that in becoming vehicles and agents of transculturality, so called fetishes take shape in the 17th to 19th century aesthetics, psychology and ethnography—and furthermore inspire a recent discourse on magical practice and its secular meanings requiring altered art historical approaches and methods.

Art/Commerce The Convergence of Art and Marketing in Contemporary Culture Maria A. Slowinska This book compellingly argues how and why art and marketing often look alike today. Combining the history and theory of art with theories of contemporary culture and marketing, Maria A. Slowinska chooses three angles (space, object, persona) to bridge present and past, aesthetic appearance and theoretical discourse, and traditional divisions between art and commerce. Beyond both pessimistic and celebratory rhetorics, Art/Commerce explains contemporary phenomena in which the aestheticization of commerce and the commercialization of aesthetics converge. $50.00 paper 978-3-8376-2619-3 2014 340 pages / 59 illus. Transcript-Verlag

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Global Photographies

Resonant Alterities

Memory – History – Archives

Sound, Desire, and Anxiety in Non-Realist Fiction

Edited by Sissy Helff and Stefanie Michels This is a first edited collection to trace the relationship between history, photography and memory in a global perspective on three interrelated levels: in the artistic and cultural production of pictures; in the decoding of colonial and contemporary photography; and in collecting photographs in picture archives dealing with colonial and anthropological photography. The contributions sketch the contested field of post-colonial photography and trace the manifold intertwinements between historical and contemporary photographs. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-3006-0 2015 220 pages / 30 illus. Transcript-Verlag

Sylvia Mieszkowski This book attempts to bridge the gap between sound studies and literary criticism. Primary objects of analysis are a ghost story by Vernon Lee, a novel of psychic adventure by Algernon Blackwood, a dystopian science fiction tale by J.G. Ballard, and a posttraumatic short novel by Don DeLillo. Each is discussed in relation to historically specific, (non-)literary cultural debates on sound. All four theory-enriched analyses focus on intersecting and desire-laden processes of meaning making, knowledge production, and subject formation. $50.00 paper 978-3-8376-2202-7 2015 390 pages Transcript-Verlag

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Too Far for Comfort A Study on Biographical Distance Rana Tekcan The dynamic between the biographer and the subject is, perhaps, one of the most fascinating aspects of biography as a genre. In this revised and expanded edition, Rana Tekcan explores how some of the most accomplished biographers manage to recreate “life” across time and space. She looks at their illusionary art through the narrative strategies in Samuel Johnson’s Life of Savage, James Boswell’s Life of Johnson, Lytton Strachey’s Eminent Victorians, Michael Holroyd’s Lytton Strachey, Park Honan’s Jane Austen, and Andrew Motion’s Keats. $39.00 / £27.00 paper 978-3-8382-0735-3 2015 186 pages Ibidem Press


Saffron Shadows and Salvaged Scripts Literary Life in Myanmar Under Censorship and in Transition Ellen Wiles While living in Myanmar in 2013, Ellen Wiles sought out the best of its contemporary writers and writing to begin uncovering the country’s remarkable literary life and history. This book contains the experiences and recent output of nine Myanmar writers spanning three generations, featuring interviews and English-language translations of their work, along with political, legal, and artistic explorations. It includes men and women, fiction and poetry, reflecting the ripples of political and cultural change as they have moved across different groups and genres. $50.00 / £34.50 cloth 978-0-231-17328-5 2015 288 pages / 32 illus.

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A Rasa Reader

Of Women Borne

Classical Indian Aesthetics

A Literary Ethics of Suffering

Translated and Edited by Sheldon Pollock

Cynthia R. Wallace

“No other work of which I am aware enables even the lay reader to grasp the elusive concept of rasa, its relationship to the psychology of emotion, and the way in which successive authors redefined the meaning and locus of the aesthetic response.” —Robert Goldman, The University of California, Berkeley This book is the first in any language to follow the evolution of rasa, or taste, the word Indian intellectuals chose to describe art’s aesthetics. A Rasa Reader incorporates primary texts by significant thinkers of classical Indian aesthetics, many never translated before, from rasa’s origins in dramaturgical thought—a concept for the stage—to its flourishing in literary thought—a concept for the page. $80.00 / £55.00 cloth 978-0-231-17390-2 2016 480 pages historical sourcebooks in classical indian thought

“Wallace breaks important new ground in literary ethics by insisting on the previously overlooked or neglected components of gender and theology in discussions of literary representation and readerly attention.”—Susan VanZanten, Seattle Pacific University The literature of Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Ana Castillo, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie teaches a risky, self-giving way of reading (and being) that brings home the dangers and the possibilities of suffering as an ethical good. Working the thought of feminist theologians and philosophers into an analysis of these women’s writings, Cynthia R. Wallace crafts a literary ethics attentive to the paradoxes of critique and re-vision, universality and particularity, reading in suffering a redemptive or redeemable reality. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17368-1 2016 336 pages gender, theory, and religion

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Coming to Our Senses

Sexual Politics

Affect and an Order of Things for Global Culture

Kate Millett Foreword by Catharine A. MacKinnon

Dierdra Reber

Afterword by Rebecca Mead

Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook “likes” to Coca-Cola “loves,” from “emotional intelligence” in business to “emotional contagion” in social media, affect has become the primary catalyst of global culture, displacing reason as the dominant force guiding global culture. Through examples of feeling in the books, film, music, advertising, cultural criticism, and political discourse of the United States and Latin America, Reber shows how affect encourages the public to “reason” on the strength of sentiment alone. $60.00 / £41.50 cloth 978-0-231-17052-9 2016 368 pages


Revised Edition

Praise for the first edition: “Supremely entertaining to read, brilliantly conceived, overwhelming in its arguments, breathtaking in its command of history and literature.”—New York Times A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett builds a damning profile of literature’s patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. This new edition features Catharine A. MacKinnon and Rebecca Mead on the importance of Millett’s work to challenging the complacency currently sidelining feminism. $25.00 / £18.00 paper 978-0-231-17425-1 $75.00 / £52.00 cloth 978-0-231-17424-4 2016 416 pages

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Between Men

Shakespeare and the Jews

English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire

James Shapiro

Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Foreword by Wayne Koestenbaum

Praise for the f irst edition: “One of the most influential texts in gender studies, men’s studies and gay studies.” — New York Times Book Review “Universally cited as the text that ignited gay studies.”—Rolling Stone First published in 1985, Between Men challenged old ways of reading while articulating critical byways for two emerging disciplines. Its iconoclastic approach gave queer studies and gender studies scholars further reason to crack open the canon, scrutinize its contents, and add unconventional texts on sound theoretical grounds. $25.00 / £17.50 paper 978-0-231-17629-3 2015 272 pages gender and culture series

With a New Preface by the Author

Praise for the first edition: “A repository of information about a great many matters long in need of the kind of intelligent analysis that Shapiro gives them.”—New York Review of Books James Shapiro’s unvarnished look at how Jews were portrayed in Elizabethan England challenged scholars to recognize the significance of Jewish questions in Shakespeare’s day. From accounts of Christians masquerading as Jews to fantasies of settling foreign Jews in Ireland, Shapiro’s work delves deeply into the cultural insecurities of Elizabethans while illuminating Shakespeare’s portrayal of Shylock in The Merchant of Venice. In a new preface, Shapiro reflects upon what he failed to understand about intolerance when the book was first published. $30.00 / £20.50 paper 978-0-231-17867-9 2016 320 pages / 14 illus.

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Online/Offline Between Text and Experience: Writing as a Lifestyle Edited by Jarosław Płuciennik and Peter Gärdenfors Are microblogs a new literary genre? What happens when Japanese haiku crosses cultures? Is writing still an act of individuality or has it become a modern technological innovation? This volume raises these and other provocative questions about the status of words and literature in contemporary culture. It argues that words and images are equal and that the vast number of text messages, e-mails, tweets, comments, blogs, and daily social network posts confirms textuality’s central role in new media. This is especially true of writing, as old and new forms mix online and off, reconfiguring so prolifically that no single theory can explain it, let alone project its future. $52.00 / £36.00 paper 978-83-233-4006-5 2015 400 pages / 24 illus. Jagiellonian University Press

The Fall of Language in the Age of English Minae Mizumura Translated by Mari Yoshihara and Juliet Winters Carpenter

“Mizumura traces how the myth of the ‘national language,’ a pure upwelling of political character, coincided with the flowering of the nation-state—and, even more fascinatingly, of the novel itself.”—Slate Winner of the Kobayashi Hideo Award, The Fall of Language in the Age of English lays bare the struggle to retain the brilliance of one’s own language in this period of English-language dominance. Universal languages have always played a pivotal role in advancing human societies, Mizumura shows, but in the globalized world of the Internet, English is fast becoming the sole common language of humanity. The process is unstoppable, and striving for total language equality is delusional—and yet, particular kinds of knowledge can be gained only through writings in specific languages. $35.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-16302-6 2015 240 pages


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Not Like a Native Speaker

Impersonal Enunciation, or the Place of Film

On Languaging as a Postcolonial Experience Rey Chow In these riveting scenes of speaking and writing imbricated with race, pigmentation, and class demarcations, Rey Chow suggests, postcolonial languaging becomes, de facto, an order of biopolitics. By inserting British and post-British Hong Kong (the city where she grew up) into the languaging controversies that tend to be pursued in Francophone (and occasionally Anglophone) deliberations, and by sketching the fraught situations faced by those coping with the specifics of using Chinese while negotiating with English, Chow not only redefines the geopolitical boundaries of postcolonial inquiry but also demonstrates how such inquiry must articulate historical experience to the habits, practices, affects, and imaginaries based in sounds and scripts. $27.00 / £18.50 paper 978-0-231-15145-0 $80.00 / £55.00 cloth 978-0-231-15144-3 2014 192 pages

Christian Metz Translated by Cormac Deane Afterword by Dana Polan

“In this splendid new translation. . . . Metz shines through, avoiding jargon, using richly illustrative examples, and writing with a persuasive voice.”—Publishers Weekly If a film frame contains another frame, which frame do we emphasize? And should we consider this staging an impersonal act of enunciation? Consulting a range of genres and national trends, Metz builds a novel theory around the placement and subjectivity of screens within screens, which pulls in—and forces him to reassess—his work on authorship, film language, and the position of the spectator. Metz again takes up the linguistic and theoretical work of Benveniste, Genette, Casetti, and Bordwell, drawing surprising conclusions that presage current writings on digital media. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17367-4 $90.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17366-7 2016 280 pages film and culture series

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Gay Directors, Gay Films?

Movie Journal

Pedro Almodóvar, Terence Davies, Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, John Waters

The Rise of the New American Cinema, 1959–1971

Emanuel Levy

Jonas Mekas

Through intimate encounters with the life and work of five contemporary gay male directors, Emanuel Levy develops a framework for interpreting what it means to make a gay film or adopt a gay point of view. Levy draws a clear timeline of gay filmmaking over the past four decades and its particular influences and innovations. While recognizing the “queering” of American culture that resulted from these films, Levy also takes stock of the ensuing conservative backlash and its impact on cinematic art. He compares the similarities and differences between the “North American” attitudes of Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and John Waters and the “European” perspectives of Pedro Almodóvar and Terence Davies, developing a truly expansive approach to gay filmmaking and auteur cinema. $25.00 / £17.50 paper 978-0-231-15277-8 $35.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-15276-1 2015 392 pages / 33 illus.

Second Edition Foreword by Peter Bogdanovich Edited, with an introduction, by Gregory Smulewicz-Zucker

“Jonas Mekas’s Village Voice criticism (his ‘Movie Journal’) was far and away the most influential and most astute for the Sixties and Seventies for a generation of readers dissatisfied with mere commercial reviewing.” —P. Adams Sitney, Princeton University In his Village Voice “Movie Journal” columns, Jonas Mekas captured the makings of an exciting movement in 1960s American filmmaking. He simplified complex aesthetic strategies for unfamiliar audiences and appreciated the subversive genius of films that many dismissed as trash. This new edition presents Mekas’s original critiques in full, with additional material on the filmmakers, film studies scholars, and popular and avant-garde critics whom he inspired and transformed. $28.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17557-9 $85.00 / £58.50 cloth 978-0-231-17556-2 2016 448 pages / 12 illus. film and culture series


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Éric Rohmer A Biography

At the End of the Street in the Shadow

Antoine de Baecque and Noël Herpe

Orson Welles and the City

Translated by Steven Rendall and Lisa Neal.

Matthew Asprey Gear

This exhaustive biography uses personal archives and interviews to enrich our knowledge of Rohmer’s public achievements and lesser known interests and relations. The filmmaker kept in close communication with his contemporaries and competitors: François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Claude Chabrol, and Jacques Rivette. He held a paradoxical fascination with royalist politics, the fate of the environment, Catholicism, classical music, and the French nightclub scene, and his films were regularly featured at New York and Los Angeles film festivals. Despite an austere approach to life, Rohmer had a voracious appetite for art, culture, and intellectual debate captured vividly in this definitive volume.

This ambitious new study explores Welles’s vision of cities by following recurring themes across his work, including urban transformation, race relations and fascism, the utopian promise of cosmopolitanism, and romantic nostalgia for archaic forms of urban culture. It focuses on the personal and political foundation of Welles’s cinematic cities—the way he invents urban spaces on film to serve his dramatic, thematic, and ideological purposes

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This volume examines the filmmaker’s original vision for butchered films, such as The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) and Mr. Arkadin (1955), and considers many projects the filmmaker never completed— an immense “shadow oeuvre” ranging from unfinished and unreleased films to unrealized treatments and screenplays. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17341-4 $90.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17340-7 2016 200 pages Wallflower Press

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The Metamorphosis of Tianxian pei Local Opera Under the Revolution (1949–1956) Wilt Lukas Idema This volume is the most extensive social and cultural history of twentieth-century Huangmei Opera to date. A regional Chinese theater originating in the Anqing countryside, Huangmei Opera gained popularity with the success of the 1950s play and movie, Married to a Heavenly Immortal. Through a case study of this work, the author juxtaposes the complex process of rewriting and revising the play and movie against the rapidly changing cultural and ideological climate of the Communist theater reform movement. $45.00 cloth 978-962-996-593-8 2015 240 pages The Chinese University Press


The Lumière Galaxy Seven Key Words for the Cinema to Come Francesco Casetti Francesco Casetti travels from the remote corners of film history and theory to the most surprising sites on the internet and in our cities to prove the ongoing relevance of cinema. He does away with traditional notions of canon, repetition, apparatus, and spectatorship in favor of new keywords, including expansion, relocation, assemblage, and performance. The result is an innovative understanding of cinema’s place in our lives and culture, along with a critical sea-change in the study of the art. The more the nature of cinema transforms, the more it discovers its own identity, and Casetti helps readers realize the galaxy of possibilities embedded in the medium. $30.00 / £20.50 paper 978-0-231-17243-1 $90.00 / £37.50 cloth 978-0-231-17242-4 2015 312 pages film and culture series

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Bollywood’s India

Motion(less) Pictures

A Public Fantasy

The Cinema of Stasis

Priya Joshi

Justin Remes

“Lavishly illustrated . . . this volume would be an excellent course text for a semester on Bollywood. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice With dazzling interpretive virtuosity, Priya Joshi provides an interdisciplinary account of popular cinema as a space that filters politics and modernity for its viewers. Themes such as crime and punishment, family and individuality, vigilante and community capture the diffuse aspirations of an evolving nation. Joshi reveals the cinema’s social work across decades that saw the decline of studios, the rise of the multi-starrer genre, and the arrival of corporate capital and new media platforms. Films covered include Awara (1951), Ab Dilli Dur Nahin (1957), Deewaar (1975), Sholay (1975), Dil Se (1998), A Wednesday (2008), and 3 Idiots (2009).

“A brilliant book. . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice Justin Remes challenges the primacy of motion in cinema and tests the limits of film aesthetics and representation. Reading experimental films such as Andy Warhol’s Empire (1964), the Fluxus work Disappearing Music for Face (1965), Michael Snow’s So Is This (1982), and Derek Jarman’s Blue (1993), he shows how motionless films defiantly showcase the static while collapsing the boundaries between cinema, photography, painting, and literature. $27.00 / £18.50 paper 978-0-231-16963-9 $85.00 / £58.50 cloth 978-0-231-16962-2 2015 216 pages / 10 illus. film and culture series

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The Use and Abuse of Cinema German Legacies from the Weimar Era to the Present Eric Rentschler Eric Rentschler takes readers on a series of enthralling excursions through the fraught history of German cinema, from the Weimar and Nazi eras to the postwar and postwall epochs and into the new millennium. These journeys afford rich panoramas and nuanced close-ups from a nation’s production of fantasies and spectacles, traversing the different ways in which the film medium has figured in Germany, both as a site of creative and critical enterprise and as a locus of destructive and regressive endeavor. $35.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-07363-9 $105.00 / £72.50 cloth 978-0-231-07362-2 2015 464 pages / 87 illus. film and culture series

The Politics and Poetics of Cinematic Realism Hermann Kappelhoff Translated by Daniel Hendrickson

Hermann Kappelhoff casts the evolution of cinema as an ongoing struggle to relate audiences to their historical moment. Appreciating cinema’s unique ability to bind concrete living conditions to individual experience (which existing political institutions cannot), he reads films by Sergei Eisenstein and Pedro Almodóvar, by the New Objectivity and the New Hollywood, to demonstrate how cinema situates spectators within society. Kappelhoff applies the Deleuzean practice of “thinking in images” to his analysis of films and incorporates the approaches of Jacques Rancière and Richard Rorty, who see politics in the permanent reconfiguration of poetic forms. $30.00 / £20.50 paper 978-0-231-17073-4 $90.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17072-7 2015 280 pages / 40 illus. columbia themes in philosophy, social criticism, and the arts


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The End of Cinema?

Shape of Spectatorship

A Medium in Crisis in the Digital Age André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion

Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Translated by Timothy Barnard

Scott Curtis

Is a film watched on a video screen still cinema? Have digital compositing, motion capture, and other advanced technologies remade or obliterated the craft? Rooted in their hypothesis of the “double birth of media,” André Gaudreault and Philippe Marion support cinema’s ongoing digital revolution and reaffirm its central place in a rapidly expanding media landscape. Emphasizing the cultural practice of cinema over rigid claims on its identity, Gaudreault and Marion advance a fresh conception of cinema that better reflects its essential vitality.

Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology in Germany between the 1890s and World War I, he follows researchers, teachers, and intellectuals as they negotiated the fascinating, at times fraught relationship between technology, discipline, and expert vision. Staging a brilliant collision between the moving image and scientific or medical observation, visual instruction, and aesthetic contemplation, The Shape of Spectatorship showcases early cinema’s revolutionary impact on society and culture and the challenges the new medium placed on ways of seeing and learning.

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Studios Before the System Architecture, Technology, and the Emergence of Cinematic Space Brian R. Jacobson “Jacobson blends history and theory to create a landmark study of the very first film studios. . . . Essential.”—Choice Focusing on six significant early film corporations in the United States and France as well as smaller producers and film companies, Studios Before the System describes how filmmakers first envisioned the space they needed and then sourced modern materials to create novel film worlds. Artificially reproducing the natural environment, film studios helped usher in the world’s Second Industrial Revolution and what Lewis Mumford would later call the “specific art of the machine.” From housing workshops for set, prop, and costume design to dressing rooms and writing departments, studio architecture was always present though rarely visible to the average spectator in the twentieth century, providing the scaffolding under which culture, film aesthetics, and our relation to lived space took shape.

An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies Edited by Jim Cheng, James Wicks, and Sachie Noguchi “The most comprehensive bibliographic source on Taiwan cinema one could ever imagine in any language to date. Complete with annotated entries on film history, studios, genres, auteurs, stars, other personnel, as well as styles, institutions, technologies, and issues. A must-have reference book for film studies and Asian studies.”—Yingjin Zhang, University at California, San Diego The second book in a remarkable threevolume research project, An Annotated Bibliography for Taiwan Film Studies catalogues the published and unpublished monographs, theses, manuscripts, and conference proceedings of Taiwanese film scholars from the 1950s to 2013. $125.00 / £86.50 cloth 978-0-231-17382-7 2016 720 pages

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NEW & NOTABLE IN FILM Carceral Fantasies Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America Alison Griffiths

When Movies Were Theater Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film William Paul “[Paul’s] informed and rigorous look back at what going to the moves once meant— culturally, aesthetically, and architecturally— seems particularly urgent and apt. A fascinating and provocative study of the spaces in which we see movies.”—Thomas Doherty, Brandeis University This multilayered history tells the story of American film through the evolution of theater architecture and the surprisingly varied ways movies were shown, ranging from Edison’s 1896 projections to the 1968 Cinerama premiere of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. The study matches distinct architectural forms to movie styles, showing how cinema’s roots in theater influenced business practices, exhibition strategies, and film technologies.

“Griffiths’s study is stunningly ground-breaking in her examination of how movie exhibition came into prisons. No one has studied the culture of movie-going at prisons in this fashion and her work is unique and absolutely exciting.” —Dana Polan, New York University A groundbreaking contribution to the study of non-theatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the prison emerged as a setting and narrative trope in modern cinema. Focusing on films shown in prisons before 1935, the book explores the unique experience of viewing cinema while incarcerated and the complex cultural roots of cinematic renderings of prison life. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-16106-0 August 2016 448 pages / 120 illus. film and culture series

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Global Cinematic Cities

Cinéma Militant

New Landscapes of Film and Media

Political Filmmaking and May 1968

Edited by Johan Andersson and Lawrence Webb

Paul Douglas Grant

Capturing a rapidly transforming urban world, this collection investigates the emerging dynamics between filmmaking and urban change on a global scale. It surveys film, media and screen cultures in Buenos Aires, Beijing, Berlin, Cairo, Copenhagen, Delhi, Kolkata, Lagos, Los Angeles, Malmö, Manila, Paris, Rome, and Shanghai. Drawing on work in film and urban studies, the volume innovatively rethinks the “cinematic city” and argues for its ongoing relevance. Films covered include The Bourne Legacy (2012), Her (2013), Medianeras (2011), Last Flight to Abuja (2012), Maach, Mishti, and More (2013), The Future of the Past (2012), Good Morning Aman (2009), Couscous (2007), the transnational television production The Bridge, and Chinese video art. $35.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17747-4 $105.00 / £72.50 cloth 978-0-231-17746-7 2016 224 pages Wallflower Press

This history covers the filmmaking tradition often referred to as cinéma militant, which emerged in France during the events of May 1968 and flourished for a decade. While some films produced were created by established filmmakers, including Chris Marker, Jean-Luc Godard, and William Klein, others were helmed by left-wing filmmakers working in the extreme margins of French cinema. This latter group gave voice to underrepresented populations, such as undocumented immigrants, entry-level factory workers, highly intellectual MarxistLeninist collectives, and militant special interest groups. Paul Douglas Grant focuses on these lesser-known figures and works and the films of Cinélutte, Les groupes medvedkine, Atelier de recherche cinématographique, Cinéthique, and the influential Marxist filmmaker Jean-Pierre Thorn. $28.00 / £19.50 paper 978-0-231-17667-5 $85.00 / £58.50 cloth 978-0-231-17666-8 2016 224 pages Wallflower Press


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Transgression in Anglo-American Cinema

Cultures of Representation

Gender, Sex and the Deviant Body

Edited by Benjamin Fraser

Edited by Joel Gwynne Sexuality within mainstream Hollywood cinema features primarily in comedy or rom-com genres, where lightness of tone permits audience engagement with what would otherwise be difficult affective terrain. Focusing on marginal productions in Anglo-American contexts, this collection explores the gendered dynamics of sex and the body. Films analyzed include Mysterious Skin (2004), Shame (2011), Nymphomaniac (2013), and Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The contributors navigate queer politics, taboo fantasy, body modification, fetishism, sex addiction, and underage sex, locating sex and gender as sites of oppression, liberation, and resistance.

Cultures of Representation explores the cinematic portrayal of disability in films from across the globe. Anchored by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder’s coauthored essay on global disability-film festivals, the volume’s content spans from 1950 to today, addressing socially disabling forces rendered visible in the representation of physical, developmental, cognitive, and psychiatric disabilities. Essays emphasize well-known global figures, directors, and industries–from Temple Grandin to Pedro Almodóvar, from Akira Kurosawa to Bollywood—while also shining a light on films from less frequently studied cultural locations such as those portrayed in the Iranian and Korean New Waves.

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Disability in World Cinema Contexts

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The Road Movie In Search of Meaning Neil Archer As analyzed in this study, from its most familiar origins in Hollywood the road movie has become a global film practice, whether as a vehicle for exploring the relationship between various national contexts and American cinema, as a means of narrating different national and continental histories, or as a form of individual filmmaking expression. Beginning with key films from Depressionera Hollywood and the New Hollywood of the late 1960s and then considering its wider effect on world cinemas, this volume maps the development and adaptability of an enduring genre, studying iconic films along the way. $22.00 / ÂŁ15.00 paper 978-0-231-17647-7 2016 144 pages short cuts Wallflower Press

Holocaust Cinema in the Twenty-First Century Images, Memory, and the Ethics of Representation Edited by Gerd Bayer and Oleksandr Kobrynskyy Contemporary Holocaust cinema exists at the intersection of national cultural traditions, aesthetic conventions, and the inner logic of popular forms of entertainment. Moreover, with the number of witnesses to the atrocities of Nazi Germany dwindling, medialized representations of the Holocaust take on greater cultural significance. This volume brings together scholars from cultural studies, literary studies, and film studies. Their analyses of twenty-firstcentury Holocaust films make visible various formal and intertextual relationships within the substantial body of Holocaust cinema. $30.00 / ÂŁ20.00 paper 978-0-231-17423-7 $90.00 / ÂŁ62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17422-0 2015 200 pages Wallflower Press


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The Cinema of Sean Penn

For His Eyes Only

In and Out of Place

The Women of James Bond

Deane Williams

Edited by Lisa Funnell

Sean Penn’s directorial works The Indian Runner (1991), The Crossing Guard (1995), The Pledge (2001), and Into the Wild (2007), consist of some of the most interesting and singular films made in the United States over the past twenty years. Each of Penn’s directorial films and much of the cinema he has acted in are set in an immediate past in which a “stalled” time and a restricted locale apply narrative constraints. At the same time, these films all feature a sophisticated web of intertextual relations, involving actors, songs, books, films, directors, and political lineage to which Penn belongs, which reveal the deep cultural structures. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17625-5 $90.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17624-8 2015 208 pages directors’ cuts Wallflower Press

“This comprehensive. . . collection of essays is essential for those working within the burgeoning area of ‘Bond studies’. It covers a broad spectrum of topics, from the colonisation of the black and Asian female agent’s body to the franchise’s troubled negotiation of patriarchy and feminism, and from the articulation of female desire to the problem of female authority in the Bond fantasy. The book is absolutely up to date, with a whole section devoted to Skyfall and to Judi Dench’s legacy as M.”—Estella Tincknell, University of the West of England For His Eyes Only explores femininity and feminism in the Bond series. It covers all twenty-three Eon productions as well as the spoof Casino Royale (1967), considering a range of factors that have shaped the depiction of women in the franchise, including female characterization in Ian Fleming’s novels; the vision of producer Albert R. Broccoli and other creative personnel; the influence of feminism; and broader trends in British and American film and television. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17615-6 $90.00 / £62.00 cloth 978-0-231-17614-9 2015 384 pages Wallflower Press

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Violence and Civility

We Are All Cannibals

On the Limits of Political Philosophy

And Other Essays

Étienne Balibar

Claude Lévi-Strauss

Translated by G. M. Goshgarian

Foreword by Maurice Olender

“Violence and Civility is an exploration of the extremities of historical experience, reconfiguring the place of politics and proposing new forms of representation. This fine work extends his remarkable engagement with ‘Equaliberty’ and reveals the drama of dialectical practices that drive the lifeworlds of global transition.” —Homi Bhabha, Harvard University Through the thought of Derrida, Étienne Balibar builds a topography of cruelty converted into extremism by ideology, juxtaposing its subjective forms (identity delusions, the desire for extermination, and the pursuit of vengeance) and its objective manifestations (capitalist exploitation and an institutional disregard for life). Engaging with Marx, Hegel, Hobbes, Clausewitz, Schmitt, and Luxemburg, Balibar introduces a new, productive understanding of politics as antiviolence and a fresh approach to achieving and sustaining civility. $30.00 / £20.50 cloth 978-0-231-15398-0 2015 232 pages the wellek library lectures


Translated by Jane Marie Todd

“Claude Lévi-Strauss invites us to think through the persistence of primitive thought in the rapid growth of rituals and forms of worship. By giving accounts of structure and history, he celebrates the architecture of mind, empowering facts not only for the pleasure of thinking but also for the diagnosis of unseen social transformations. Claude Lévi-Strauss was the austere author of Elementary Structures of Kinship, but did he also become, with age, a novelist of ideas, like those French philosophes of the Enlightenment? I am not sure he would have appreciated this suggestion, but I can give him no higher praise: We Are All Cannibals reads like a novel.”—Julia Kristeva Lévi-Strauss measures the short distance between “complex” and “primitive” societies and finds a shared madness in the ways we enact myth, ritual, and custom. Yet he also locates a pure and persistent ethics that connects the center of Western civilization to far-flung societies and forces a reckoning with outmoded ideas of morality and reason. $28.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17068-0 2016 176 pages european perspectives: a series in social thought and cultural criticism

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What Is a People? Alain Badiou, Judith Butler, Georges Didi-Huberman, Sadri Khiari, Jacques Rancière, and Pierre Bourdieu

Must We Divide History Into Periods? Jacques Le Goff Translated by Malcolm DeBevoise

Translated by Jody Gladding Introduction by Bruno Bosteels and Kevin Olson

These outspoken intellectuals seek to reclaim “people” as an effective political concept by revisiting its uses and abuses over time. Alain Badiou surveys the idea of a people as a productive force of solidarity and emancipation and a negative tool of categorization and suppression. Pierre Bourdieu follows with a sociolinguistic analysis of “popular” and its transformation of democracy, beliefs, songs, and even soups into phenomena with outsized importance. Judith Butler calls out those who use freedom of assembly to create an exclusionary “we.” Georges Didi-Huberman addresses the problem of summing up a people with totalizing narratives. Sadri Khiari applies an activist’s perspective to the racial hierarchies inherent in ethnic and national categories, and Jacques Rancière comments on the futility of isolating theories of populism when, as these thinkers have shown, the idea of a “people” is too diffuse to support them.

“Jacques Le Goff evokes how the naming of a new period entails the rejection of what precedes; when we decide ‘this was the Renaissance,’ we cast off a thing called the Middle Ages. Le Goff encourages us to avoid such partitions and appreciate time’s continuum”—Andrea Tarnowski, Dartmouth College Jacques Le Goff argues that many of the innovations we associate with the Renaissance have medieval roots, and that many of the most deplorable aspects of medieval society continued to flourish during the Renaissance. While it is indeed necessary to divide history into periods, the meaningful continuities of human development only become clear when historians adopt a long perspective. $30.00 / £20.00 cloth 978-0-231-17300-1 2015 184 pages european perspectives: a series in social thought and cultural criticism

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A History of Virility


Edited by Alain Corbin, Jean-Jacques Courtine, and Georges Vigarello

A Philosophical Fiction

Translated by Keith Cohen

“An innovative contribution to the cultural history of gender, with literature as a central element, the book provides a complete and coherent sense of the trajectory of French notions of virility from and across all time periods.”—Todd W. Reeser, University of Pittsburgh These original essays follow the sociohistorical evolution of virility, as opposed to masculinity, to unsettle popular accounts of politics and culture. A major contribution to the nascent field of masculinity studies, this history consults painting, sculpture, literature, philosophy, film, and cultural and sociological critique. With the twentieth century delivering one blow after another to hegemonic virility, this book also explores where manliness might be headed next. $50.00 / £34.50 cloth 978-0-231-16878-6 2016 752 pages / 32-page color insert european perspectives: a series in social thought and cultural criticism


Michael Jackson Evoking the hot, dust-filled Harmattan winds that blow from the Sahara to the Gulf of Guinea, this book creatively explores what it means to be buffeted by the unforeseen and the unknown. Celebrating the lifegiving potential of people, places, and powers that lie beyond our established worlds, Harmattan connects existential vitality to the act of resisting prescribed customs and questioning received notions of truth. At the book’s heart is the fictional story of Tom Lannon, a graduate student from Cambridge University, who remains ambivalent about pursuing a conventional life. After traveling to Sierra Leone in the aftermath of its devastating civil war, Tom meets a writer who helps him explore the possibilities of renewal. $26.00 / £18.00 paper 978-0-231-17235-6 $85.00 / £58.50 cloth 978-0-231-17234-9 2015 192 pages insurrections: critical studies in religion, politics, and culture

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Theory of Identities

I Speak, Therefore I Am

François Laruelle

Seventeen Thoughts About Language

Translated by Alyosha Edlebi

Andrea C. Moro

Unlike most contemporary philosophers, François Laruelle does not believe language, history, and the world shape identity but that identity determines our relation to these phenomena.

Translated by Ian Roberts

Both critical and constructivist, Theory of Identities finds fault with contemporary philosophy’s reductive relation to science and its attachment to notions of singularity, difference, and multiplicity, which extends this crude approach. Laruelle’s new theory of science, its objects, and philosophy introduces an original vocabulary to elaborate the concepts of determination, fractality, and artificial philosophy, among other ideas, grounded in an understanding of the renewal of identity. $35.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-16894-6 2016 288 pages

“Combining wide learning, sharp insight and deft style, these enlightening and intriguing vignettes carry us through the ages to reach considerable understanding of the distinctive linguistic capacity that sets humans apart from the rest of the natural world.” —Noam Chomsky, author of What Kind of Creatures Are We? Italian linguist and neuroscientist Andrea C. Moro composes an album of his favorite quotations from the history of philosophy. Moro’s seventeen linguistic snapshots and his commentary on them constitute an album that displays the humanness of language: our need to name, to contain, and to translate the world in order to express and understand ourselves. $55.00 / £38.00 cloth 978-0-231-17740-5 2016 96 pages

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The Best American Magazine Writing 2015

New York’s Yiddish Theater

Sid Holt, Editor, for the American Society of Magazine Editors

Edited by Edna Nahshon

Introduction by Evan Ratliff

This year’s Best American Magazine Writing features articles on politics, culture, sports, sex, race, celebrity, and more. Selections include Ta-Nehisi Coates’s intensely debated “The Case For Reparations” (The Atlantic) and Monica Lewinsky’s reflections on the public-humiliation complex and how the rules of the game have (and have not) changed (Vanity Fair). Amanda Hess recounts her chilling encounter with Internet sexual harassment (Pacific Standard) and John Jeremiah Sullivan shares his investigation into one of American music’s greatest mysteries (New York Times Magazine). $17.95 / £12.95 paper 978-0-231-16959-2 2015 480 pages

From the Bowery to Broadway Vividly illustrated and with contributions from leading historians and critics, this history recounts in absorbing detail the heyday of “Yiddish Broadway” and its vital contribution to American Jewish life and its crossover to American culture. Performances grappled with Jewish nationalism, labor relations, women’s rights, religious observance, acculturation, and assimilation. They reflected a range of genres, from tear-jerkers to experimental theater, and introduced American audiences to avantgarde dramatic technique. The artists who came of age in this environment include Stella Adler, Eddie Cantor, Jerry Lewis, Sophie Tucker, Mel Brooks, and Joan Rivers. From the Bowery to Broadway is a companion to an exhibition at the Museum of the City of New York scheduled for February 2016. $40.00 / £27.50 cloth 978-0-231-17670-5 2016 328 pages


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Industry and Intelligence

Moving (Across) Borders

Contemporary Art Since 1820

Performing Translation, Intervention, Participation

Liam Gillick The conceptual artist Liam Gillick writes the holistic genealogy of contemporary art that we need to appreciate its engagement with history, even when it seems apathetic or blind to current events. Rather than focus on dominant works or special cases, Gillick takes a broad view of artistic creation from 1820 to today, underscoring the industry and intelligence of artists as they have responded to incremental developments in science, politics, and technology. The great innovations and dislocations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have their place in this timeline, but their traces are alternately amplified and diminished as Gillick moves through artistic reactions to liberalism, mass manufacturing, psychology, nuclear physics, automobiles, and a host of other advances. $35.00 / ÂŁ24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17020-8 2016 192 pages / 50 illus. bampton lectures in america

Edited by Gabriele Brandstetter and Holger Hartung As performative and political acts, translation, intervention, and participation are movements that take place across, along, and between borders. Such movements traverse geographic boundaries, affect social distinctions, and challenge conceptual categorizations—while shifting and transforming lines of separation themselves. This book brings together choreographers, movement practitioners, and theorists from various fields and disciplines to reflect upon these dynamics of difference. From their individual cultural backgrounds, they explore how these movements affect related fields such as corporeality, perception, (self-) representation, and expression. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-3165-4 2015 250 pages / 40 illus. Transcript-Verlag

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All Things Dusk

The Myths That Made America

Z. G. Tomaszewski

An Introduction to American Studies

“Bravely opening with a poem titled ‘The Soul,’ Z. G. Tomaszewski then gives us a rural landscape where pond, dragonfly, a bat’s wing, a mountain are transformed, made new with the magic of his imagery. Here is the mark of a true poet, who sees the Big Bang in a chrysanthemum stone, wants to become the coyote’s howl, the seed in the pine cone, to pinch light from a darkness even as he also wants this darkness. All Things Dusk is an extraordinary, timeless work.”—Patricia Fargnoli, author of Winter and Then, Something $13.00 / £9.00 paper 978-988-8208-82-1 2015 104 pages Hong Kong University Press

Heike Paul This essential introduction to American Studies examines the core foundational myths which the nation is based upon and which still determine discussions of US-American identities today. These myths include the myth of discovery, the Pocahontas myth, the myth of the Promised Land, the myth of the founding fathers, the frontier myth, the myth of the American Dream, and the myth of the melting pot. The chapters provide an extended analysis of each of these myths, using examples from popular culture, literature, memorial culture, school books, and every-day life. $30.00 paper 978-3-8376-1485-5 2014 300 pages / 40 illus. Transcript-Verlag


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Dynamics of Distancing in Nigerian Drama

Dealing with Evils

A Functional Approach to Metatheatre

Annie Gagiano

Nadia Anwar

Annie Gagiano addresses more than twenty texts from various African regions and periods, ranging from transcriptions of ancient folktales to classic African English texts and recent writings on social and gender issues. Gagiano focuses on these texts’ engagement with the forces that damage and threaten life in Africa and these authors’ political courage, social concern, and subtle delineation of their characters’ experiences. A new preface and several new essays bring the collection up to date with the latest developments in the field.

Nadia Anwar analyzes select post-independence Nigerian dramas through the conceptual framework of metatheater, a strategy that breaks dramatic illusion to foreground the process of play making. Anwar argues that distancing, as a function of metatheater, fosters a balanced theatrical environment by allowing the emotive and cognitive aspects of reception to dominate the theatergoing experience. She draws on Bertolt Brecht, Thomas J. Scheff, and other theoreticians to critique plays by Wole Soyinka, Ola Rotimi, Femi Osofisan, Esiaba Irobi, and Stella ‘Dia Oyedepo. $33.00 / £23.00 paper 978-3-8382-0862-6 2016 250 pages

Essays on Writing from Africa

$39.00 / £27.00 paper 978-3-8382-0687-5 2014 304 pages Ibidem Press

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NEW IN PAPER The Other Blacklist

Killing the Moonlight

The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

Modernism in Venice

Mary Helen Washington Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of modern African American writers and artists. $25.00 / £17.50 paper 978-0-231-15271-6 2015 368 pages / 28 illus.

Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction

Killing the Moonlight tracks the pressures that modernity has placed on the legacy of romantic Venice, and the distinctive strains of aesthetic invention that resulted from the clash. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16433-7 2016 464 pages / 61 illus. modernist latitudes

An Expanding Universe

Prose of the World

Chris Andrews

Modernism and the Banality of Empire

In Chris Andrew new readings and interpretations of Bolaño’s novels, Bolaño emerges as the inventor of a prodigiously effective “fiction-making system,” a subtle handler of suspense, a chronicler of aimlessness, a celebrator of courage, an anatomist of evil, and a proponent of youthful openness. $24.00 / £16.50 paper 978-0-231-16807-6 2015 304 pages

Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction Environment and Affect Heather Houser Tracing the development of ecosickness through a compelling archive of contemporary U.S. novels and memoirs, Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction establishes that we cannot comprehend environmental and medical dilemmas through data alone and must call on the sometimes surprising emotions that literary metaphors, tropes, and narratives deploy $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16515-0 2016 328 pages / 5 illus. literature now


Jennifer Scappettone

Saikat Majumdar Everyday life in the far outposts of empire can be static with a sense of banality and boredom pervading daily experience for people living on the colonial periphery. Saikat Majumdar suggests that this impoverished affective experience of colonial modernity significantly shapes the innovative aesthetics of modernist fiction. $28.00 / £19.50 paper 978-0-231-15695-0 2015 248 pages

The Problem with Pleasure Modernism and Its Discontents Laura Frost “Strikingly original. . . Laura Frost’s revisionary study of literary modernism’s relation to the pleasures of vernacular culture changes the terms of the debate concerning modernism and the great divide between high and low culture.”—John Paul Riquelme, Boston University $25.00 / £17.50 paper 978-0-231-15273-0 2015 304 pages

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NEW IN PAPER The Homoerotics of Orientalism

Inventing English

Joseph A. Boone

A Portable History of the Language

Examining European accounts of sites like Istanbul and Egypt as hotbeds of forbidden desire, juxtaposing Ottoman homoerotic genres and their European imitators, and unlocking the homoerotic encoding in Persian miniatures and Orientalist paintings, this remarkable work explores the crucial role played by the homoerotics of Orientalism in shaping the world as we know it today.

Seth Lerer

$30.00 / £20.50 paper 978-0-231-15111-5 2015 520 pages / 277 illus.

The Tale of Genji Translation, Canonization, and World Literature Michael Emmerich Tracing the canonization through translation of The Tale of Genji from the 1830s to the 1950s, Michael Emmerich rewrites the early modern and modern history of the work, illuminating the intricate process by which it came to be recognized as a classic of both Japanese and world literature. $30.00 / £20.50 paper 978-0-231-16273-9 2015 512 pages / 129 illus.

Seth Lerer tells a masterful history of the English language from the age of Beowulf to the rap of Eminem. Many have written about the evolution of grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, but only Lerer situates these developments within the larger history of English, America, and literature. $18.95 / £12.95 paper 978-0-231-17447-3 2015 pages / 18 illus.

Blood A Critique of Christianity Gil Anidjar “This book is bound to become a standard against which future scholarship on the cultural history of Christianity and several related fields will be evaluated. It . . . offer[s] an exhaustive genealogy of the significance of “blood” in Western civilization, thereby pulling blood into an urgently needed visibility.”—Elisabeth Weber, University of California, Santa Barbara $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16721-5 2014 464 pages religion, culture, and public life

Reading Style

Deaths in Venice

A Life in Sentences

The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Jenny Davidson

Philip Kitcher

At once playful and serious, immersive and analytic, Jenny Davidson shows how style elicits particular kinds of moral judgments and subjective preferences that turn reading into a highly personal and political act.

Reading Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice and its adaptations from a philosophical perspective, Kitcher considers the tension between social and ethical values and an artist’s sensitivity to beauty.

$22.00 / £15.00 paper 978-0-231-16859-5 2016 208 pages

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NEW IN PAPER Social Acceleration

Hollywood and Hitler, 1933–1939

A New Theory of Modernity

Thomas Doherty

Hartmut Rosa Translated by Jonathan Trejo-Mathys.

“Hartmut Rosa has put forward the most... important social theoretical analysis of the acceleration of time from the perspective of critical theory. His theory...explains how our social lives are speeding up, and extends critical theory into a new and fruitful avenue of inquiry.”—Jerald Wallulis, University of South Carolina $27.00 / £18.50 paper 978-0-231-14835-1 2015 512 pages / 16 illus. new directions in critical theory

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Commerce with the Universe

Suguwara and the Secrets

Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination

Stanleigh H. Jones Jr.

Gaurav Desai

A complete translation of a major Japanese puppet drama written in 1746, with an investigation into the play’s many authors and the use of bunraku puppets.

Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a surprising, alternative history of Africa’s experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization.

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The Star as Icon Celebrity in the Age of Mass Consumption

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The Winter Sun Shines In A Life of Masaoka Shiki

Daniel Herwitz

Donald Keene

Daniel Herwitz pokes at the gears of the celebrity-making machine, recruiting a philosopher’s interest in the media, an eye for society, and a love of popular culture to divine our yearning for these iconic figures and the role they play in our lives.

Donald Keene charts Shiki’s revolutionary (and often contradictory) experiments with haiku and tanka, a dynamic process that made the survival of these traditional genres possible in a globalizing world.

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“Thomas Doherty unfolds an epic chronicle of dueling ideologies, complicated celebrity politics, and the unstable boundaries between art, entertainment, and propaganda as World War II drew near. This is cultural analysis at its fascinating best.”—David Sterritt, chairman, National Society of Film Critics

$26.00 / £18.00 paper 978-0-231-16489-4 2016 240 pages / 14 illus. asia perspectives: history, society, and culture

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NEW IN PAPER The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan

The Frontier Within Essays by Abe Ko¯bo¯

More Stories of China

Abe Ko¯bo¯

Wen Zhu

Translated by Richard Calichman.

Translated by Julia Lovell

The Matchmaker, the Apprentice, and the Football Fan moves between anarchic campuses, maddening communist factories, and the victims of China’s economic miracle to showcase the absurdity, injustice, and socialist Gothic of everyday Chinese life. $20.00 / £14.00 paper 978-0-231-16091-9 2016 184 pages / 6 illus. weatherhead books on asia

Japan’s Cold War Media, Literature, and the Law Ann Sherif By rereading the pivotal events, iconic figures, and crucial texts of Japan’s literary and artistic life through the lens of the Cold War, Ann Sherif places this supposedly insular nation at the center of a global battle. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-14663-0 2016 304 pages

Light and Dark A Novel So¯seki, Natsume Translated by John Nathan

Light and Dark is a minutely observed study of haute-bourgeois manners on the eve of World War I. It is also a psychological portrait of a new marriage that achieves a depth and exactitude of character revelation that had no precedent in Japan at the time of its publication and has not been equaled since. $28.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16143-5 2016 464 pages / 188 illus. weatherhead books on asia

“The Frontier Within redresses the lopsided and biased understanding of Abe Ko¯bo¯ as solely a writer of fiction. The essays in this volume provide wonderful insight into Abe Ko¯bo¯’s engagement with imperialism, border creation, postwar ‘democracy,’ U.S.–Japan relations, and postwar Japanese Marxism.” —Atsuko Ueda, Princeton University $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16387-3 2016 224 pages weatherhead books on asia

From the Old Country Stories and Sketches of China and Taiwan Lihe Zhong Edited and translated by T. M. McClellan Foreword by Zhong Tiejun

Zhong Lihe’s fictional portraits unfold on Japanese battlefields and in Peking slums, as well as in the remote, impoverished hill-country villages and farms of his native Hakka districts. The first anthology to present his work in English. $28.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-16631-7 2016 336 pages / 16 illus. modern chinese literature from taiwan

River of Fire and Other Stories O, Cho¯ngho¯i. Translated by Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton

Arguably the first female Korean fiction writer to follow Woolf’s dictum to do away with the egoless, self-sacrificing “angel in the house,” O Cho¯ngho¯i is a crucial figure in the history of modern Korean literature. $22.00 / £15.00 paper 978-0-231-16067-4 2016 232 pages weatherhead books on asia for more information , visit :

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The Tale of Hansuli Turn

This novel depicts an untouchable “criminal tribe” transformed by the effects of World War II and India’s independence movement.

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A Masterpiece of the Eighteenth-Century Japanese Puppet Theater Edited and Translated by Stanleigh H. Jones, Jr.

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This book carefully translates a seminal work of Japanese puppet theater, written in 1747, during the the genre’s golden age. The editor includes background information on the play and a bibliography.

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