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L i t e r a ry St u d i es Around the Book Systems and Literacy Henry Sussman “A splendid addition to the now long list of Professor Sussman’s admirable books.” —J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 352 Pages, 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3284-0 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-3283-3 Cloth, $99.00 eBook available

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Mourning Modernism Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation Lecia Rosenthal “Lecia Rosenthal’s intricate argument traces the engagement with catastrophe in the work of three exemplary figures, Woolf, Benjamin, and Sebald. She also offers a compelling diagnosis of modernism’s stubborn insistence that catastrophe must offer some form of gain. Rosenthal’s brilliance lies in her refusal to console us. This is a demanding, provocative, and deeply rewarding book.”—Martin Harries, New York University 176 Pages 978-0-8232-3397-7 Cloth, $50.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Answering Auschwitz Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism after the Fall Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese “This admirable collection of essays, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines, parallels Levi’s own effort to bring all of his scientific and humanistic energies to bear on the task of Holocaust testimony. In so doing, Answering Auschwitz makes a precious contribution to the urgent and growing body of scholarship on Italy’s most renowned witness to the genocide of European Jewry.”—Millicent Marcus, Yale University 224 Pages, 9 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3359-5 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-3358-8 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

N e w in Pape r b ac k

Reading the Allegorical Intertext Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton Judith H. Anderson “A landmark contribution to work on the epochal transformations of medieval into Renaissance and early modern writing cultures.”— Theresa Krier, Macalester College 320 Pages 978-0-8232-2848-5 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2847-8 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i l able

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Literary Studie s The Pleasures of Memory Learning to Read with Charles Dickens Sarah Winter “It is well known that Dickens established an ‘imagined community’ founded on his own writing and authorial presence; in her intriguing book, Sarah Winter reveals how he did it. Analyzing the relation between serialization, reading, and memory, and detailing the extraordinary means by which Dickens made himself an institution by appearing to subvert the very nature of institutions, Winter shows how Dickens installed his works, his memories, his authorial presence, and perhaps most influentially, his method of publication—seriality itself—at the center of our collective modern consciousness.”—Audrey Jaffe, University of Toronto 448 Pages 978-0-8232-3352-6 Cloth, $60.00 eBook available

Go Figure Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World Edited by Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton “A superb contribution to Renaissance studies that respects the complexity of textual detail as well as social, cultural, and political history.”—William J. Kennedy, Cornell University “A significant contribution to recent New Formalist debates on the relation between aesthetics, historicism, and poststructuralist theory.”—Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3349-6 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

Sodometries Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities Jonathan Goldberg “Sodometries has decisively shaped work in the history of sexuality for the last decade and remains a critical text for this developing field. . . . Goldberg’s work is already a classic and has not been superceded.”—Karen Newman, New York University “Sodometries is a stunning book: the complexity of its intelligence and the beauty of its stylistic accomplishments take one’s breath away.”—Journal of the History of Sexuailty 320 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3221-5 Paper, $20.00 eBook available

The Seeds of Things Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations Jonathan Goldberg “Goldberg’s new book will be required reading for anyone writing about ‘the material.”—Karen Newman, New York University “This dazzling display of erudition advances studies of materialism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 256 Pages, 4 color illustrations 978-0-8232-3067-9 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3066-2 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

Succeeding King Lear Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics Emily Sun “An excellent work of theoretical synthesis applied to thoughtful, continuously challenging readings of texts that at once form an intuitive unity and at the same time consistently resist and correct preconception through Sun’s circumspect, nimble critical strategies.”—Paul Fry, Yale University 176 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3280-2 Cloth, $50.00 eBook available

Impure Worlds The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel Jonathan Arac “Jonathan Arac is incapable of writing an essay that is not fresh, engaged, and lucid, and his unsurpassed eye for detail supports a rich and multi-voiced social vision. Impure Worlds, which gathers his finest uncollected essays, confirms his status as a Bakhtin for the twentyfirst century.”—Marshall Brown, University of Washington

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224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00 978-0-8232-3178-2 Cloth, $85.00

240 Pages 978-0-8232-2601-6 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2678-8 Cloth, $70.00

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The Value of Worthless Lives Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies Ilaria Serra “Of great interest to students and scholars of Italian-American studies, life-writing, ethnic and immigration studies, and multicultural studies.”—William Boelhower, Louisiana State University, author of Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature “Such a book is important to encourage representatives of the many newer immigrant groups to be stewards of their own group’s autobiographical expressions.”—Biography

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Ideal for courses!

Prophecies of Leviathan

Reading Past Melville Peter Szendy Translated and with an Afterword by Gil Anidjar “Szendy uses a dialogical form of criticism to argue that Moby-Dick should be read as a prophetic text; the prophecy of an unspeakable catastrophe turns into the experience of writing from the ‘outside.’ It is the proximity with such an ‘outside’ that frees Melville’s text from its crust of ancient glosses and multiplies amazingly original close readings.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3154-6 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3153-9 Cloth, $75.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the NWSA Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize

Encarnación Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature Suzanne Bost “Innovative, engaging, and eloquent. Bost’s readings of Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Ana Castillo are groundbreaking.”—AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman’s University “Deeply expressive, intellectually profound, and very moving. It offers new paths into, beside, and through identity politics.”—Katie King, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 256 Pages, 12 color and 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3085-3 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3084-6 Cloth, $70.00

Regard for the Other Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde E. S. Burt “Burt succeeds in the extraordinary task of revising scholarly understanding of the genre of autobiography.”—Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate School “In an extraordinarily demanding revision of the autobiographical genre, Burt zeroes in on how the subject engages with language not merely to produce an exemplary identity but to write its own demise. . . . Highly recommended.” —K. M. Sibbald, McGill University 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3091-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3090-7 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

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L i t e r a ry St u d i es Around the Book Systems and Literacy Henry Sussman “A splendid addition to the now long list of Professor Sussman’s admirable books.” —J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 352 Pages, 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3284-0 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-3283-3 Cloth, $99.00 eBook available

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Mourning Modernism Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation Lecia Rosenthal “Lecia Rosenthal’s intricate argument traces the engagement with catastrophe in the work of three exemplary figures, Woolf, Benjamin, and Sebald. She also offers a compelling diagnosis of modernism’s stubborn insistence that catastrophe must offer some form of gain. Rosenthal’s brilliance lies in her refusal to console us. This is a demanding, provocative, and deeply rewarding book.”—Martin Harries, New York University 176 Pages 978-0-8232-3397-7 Cloth, $50.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Answering Auschwitz Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism after the Fall Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese “This admirable collection of essays, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines, parallels Levi’s own effort to bring all of his scientific and humanistic energies to bear on the task of Holocaust testimony. In so doing, Answering Auschwitz makes a precious contribution to the urgent and growing body of scholarship on Italy’s most renowned witness to the genocide of European Jewry.”—Millicent Marcus, Yale University 224 Pages, 9 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3359-5 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-3358-8 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

N e w in Pape r b ac k

Reading the Allegorical Intertext Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton Judith H. Anderson “A landmark contribution to work on the epochal transformations of medieval into Renaissance and early modern writing cultures.”— Theresa Krier, Macalester College 320 Pages 978-0-8232-2848-5 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2847-8 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i l able

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Literary Studie s The Pleasures of Memory Learning to Read with Charles Dickens Sarah Winter “It is well known that Dickens established an ‘imagined community’ founded on his own writing and authorial presence; in her intriguing book, Sarah Winter reveals how he did it. Analyzing the relation between serialization, reading, and memory, and detailing the extraordinary means by which Dickens made himself an institution by appearing to subvert the very nature of institutions, Winter shows how Dickens installed his works, his memories, his authorial presence, and perhaps most influentially, his method of publication—seriality itself—at the center of our collective modern consciousness.”—Audrey Jaffe, University of Toronto 448 Pages 978-0-8232-3352-6 Cloth, $60.00 eBook available

Go Figure Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World Edited by Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton “A superb contribution to Renaissance studies that respects the complexity of textual detail as well as social, cultural, and political history.”—William J. Kennedy, Cornell University “A significant contribution to recent New Formalist debates on the relation between aesthetics, historicism, and poststructuralist theory.”—Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3349-6 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

Sodometries Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities Jonathan Goldberg “Sodometries has decisively shaped work in the history of sexuality for the last decade and remains a critical text for this developing field. . . . Goldberg’s work is already a classic and has not been superceded.”—Karen Newman, New York University “Sodometries is a stunning book: the complexity of its intelligence and the beauty of its stylistic accomplishments take one’s breath away.”—Journal of the History of Sexuailty 320 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3221-5 Paper, $20.00 eBook available

The Seeds of Things Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations Jonathan Goldberg “Goldberg’s new book will be required reading for anyone writing about ‘the material.”—Karen Newman, New York University “This dazzling display of erudition advances studies of materialism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 256 Pages, 4 color illustrations 978-0-8232-3067-9 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3066-2 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

Succeeding King Lear Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics Emily Sun “An excellent work of theoretical synthesis applied to thoughtful, continuously challenging readings of texts that at once form an intuitive unity and at the same time consistently resist and correct preconception through Sun’s circumspect, nimble critical strategies.”—Paul Fry, Yale University 176 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3280-2 Cloth, $50.00 eBook available

Impure Worlds The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel Jonathan Arac “Jonathan Arac is incapable of writing an essay that is not fresh, engaged, and lucid, and his unsurpassed eye for detail supports a rich and multi-voiced social vision. Impure Worlds, which gathers his finest uncollected essays, confirms his status as a Bakhtin for the twentyfirst century.”—Marshall Brown, University of Washington

N e w in Pa pe r b ac k

224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00 978-0-8232-3178-2 Cloth, $85.00

240 Pages 978-0-8232-2601-6 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2678-8 Cloth, $70.00

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The Value of Worthless Lives Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies Ilaria Serra “Of great interest to students and scholars of Italian-American studies, life-writing, ethnic and immigration studies, and multicultural studies.”—William Boelhower, Louisiana State University, author of Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature “Such a book is important to encourage representatives of the many newer immigrant groups to be stewards of their own group’s autobiographical expressions.”—Biography

www.fo rd h a m p re ss .co m

Ideal for courses!

Prophecies of Leviathan

Reading Past Melville Peter Szendy Translated and with an Afterword by Gil Anidjar “Szendy uses a dialogical form of criticism to argue that Moby-Dick should be read as a prophetic text; the prophecy of an unspeakable catastrophe turns into the experience of writing from the ‘outside.’ It is the proximity with such an ‘outside’ that frees Melville’s text from its crust of ancient glosses and multiplies amazingly original close readings.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3154-6 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3153-9 Cloth, $75.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the NWSA Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize

Encarnación Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature Suzanne Bost “Innovative, engaging, and eloquent. Bost’s readings of Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Ana Castillo are groundbreaking.”—AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman’s University “Deeply expressive, intellectually profound, and very moving. It offers new paths into, beside, and through identity politics.”—Katie King, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 256 Pages, 12 color and 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3085-3 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3084-6 Cloth, $70.00

Regard for the Other Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde E. S. Burt “Burt succeeds in the extraordinary task of revising scholarly understanding of the genre of autobiography.”—Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate School “In an extraordinarily demanding revision of the autobiographical genre, Burt zeroes in on how the subject engages with language not merely to produce an exemplary identity but to write its own demise. . . . Highly recommended.” —K. M. Sibbald, McGill University 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3091-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3090-7 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

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L i t e r a ry St u d i es Around the Book Systems and Literacy Henry Sussman “A splendid addition to the now long list of Professor Sussman’s admirable books.” —J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 352 Pages, 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3284-0 Paper, $30.00 978-0-8232-3283-3 Cloth, $99.00 eBook available

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Mourning Modernism Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation Lecia Rosenthal “Lecia Rosenthal’s intricate argument traces the engagement with catastrophe in the work of three exemplary figures, Woolf, Benjamin, and Sebald. She also offers a compelling diagnosis of modernism’s stubborn insistence that catastrophe must offer some form of gain. Rosenthal’s brilliance lies in her refusal to console us. This is a demanding, provocative, and deeply rewarding book.”—Martin Harries, New York University 176 Pages 978-0-8232-3397-7 Cloth, $50.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Answering Auschwitz Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism after the Fall Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese “This admirable collection of essays, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines, parallels Levi’s own effort to bring all of his scientific and humanistic energies to bear on the task of Holocaust testimony. In so doing, Answering Auschwitz makes a precious contribution to the urgent and growing body of scholarship on Italy’s most renowned witness to the genocide of European Jewry.”—Millicent Marcus, Yale University 224 Pages, 9 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3359-5 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-3358-8 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

N e w in Pape r b ac k

Reading the Allegorical Intertext Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton Judith H. Anderson “A landmark contribution to work on the epochal transformations of medieval into Renaissance and early modern writing cultures.”— Theresa Krier, Macalester College 320 Pages 978-0-8232-2848-5 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2847-8 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i l able

www.fordhampress.com

Literary Studie s The Pleasures of Memory Learning to Read with Charles Dickens Sarah Winter “It is well known that Dickens established an ‘imagined community’ founded on his own writing and authorial presence; in her intriguing book, Sarah Winter reveals how he did it. Analyzing the relation between serialization, reading, and memory, and detailing the extraordinary means by which Dickens made himself an institution by appearing to subvert the very nature of institutions, Winter shows how Dickens installed his works, his memories, his authorial presence, and perhaps most influentially, his method of publication—seriality itself—at the center of our collective modern consciousness.”—Audrey Jaffe, University of Toronto 448 Pages 978-0-8232-3352-6 Cloth, $60.00 eBook available

Go Figure Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World Edited by Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton “A superb contribution to Renaissance studies that respects the complexity of textual detail as well as social, cultural, and political history.”—William J. Kennedy, Cornell University “A significant contribution to recent New Formalist debates on the relation between aesthetics, historicism, and poststructuralist theory.”—Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3349-6 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

Sodometries Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities Jonathan Goldberg “Sodometries has decisively shaped work in the history of sexuality for the last decade and remains a critical text for this developing field. . . . Goldberg’s work is already a classic and has not been superceded.”—Karen Newman, New York University “Sodometries is a stunning book: the complexity of its intelligence and the beauty of its stylistic accomplishments take one’s breath away.”—Journal of the History of Sexuailty 320 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3221-5 Paper, $20.00 eBook available

The Seeds of Things Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations Jonathan Goldberg “Goldberg’s new book will be required reading for anyone writing about ‘the material.”—Karen Newman, New York University “This dazzling display of erudition advances studies of materialism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 256 Pages, 4 color illustrations 978-0-8232-3067-9 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3066-2 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

Succeeding King Lear Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics Emily Sun “An excellent work of theoretical synthesis applied to thoughtful, continuously challenging readings of texts that at once form an intuitive unity and at the same time consistently resist and correct preconception through Sun’s circumspect, nimble critical strategies.”—Paul Fry, Yale University 176 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3280-2 Cloth, $50.00 eBook available

Impure Worlds The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel Jonathan Arac “Jonathan Arac is incapable of writing an essay that is not fresh, engaged, and lucid, and his unsurpassed eye for detail supports a rich and multi-voiced social vision. Impure Worlds, which gathers his finest uncollected essays, confirms his status as a Bakhtin for the twentyfirst century.”—Marshall Brown, University of Washington

N e w in Pa pe r b ac k

224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00 978-0-8232-3178-2 Cloth, $85.00

240 Pages 978-0-8232-2601-6 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2678-8 Cloth, $70.00

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The Value of Worthless Lives Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies Ilaria Serra “Of great interest to students and scholars of Italian-American studies, life-writing, ethnic and immigration studies, and multicultural studies.”—William Boelhower, Louisiana State University, author of Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature “Such a book is important to encourage representatives of the many newer immigrant groups to be stewards of their own group’s autobiographical expressions.”—Biography

www.fo rd h a m p re ss .co m

Ideal for courses!

Prophecies of Leviathan

Reading Past Melville Peter Szendy Translated and with an Afterword by Gil Anidjar “Szendy uses a dialogical form of criticism to argue that Moby-Dick should be read as a prophetic text; the prophecy of an unspeakable catastrophe turns into the experience of writing from the ‘outside.’ It is the proximity with such an ‘outside’ that frees Melville’s text from its crust of ancient glosses and multiplies amazingly original close readings.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3154-6 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3153-9 Cloth, $75.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the NWSA Gloria E. Anzaldua Book Prize

Encarnación Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature Suzanne Bost “Innovative, engaging, and eloquent. Bost’s readings of Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Ana Castillo are groundbreaking.”—AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman’s University “Deeply expressive, intellectually profound, and very moving. It offers new paths into, beside, and through identity politics.”—Katie King, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 256 Pages, 12 color and 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3085-3 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3084-6 Cloth, $70.00

Regard for the Other Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde E. S. Burt “Burt succeeds in the extraordinary task of revising scholarly understanding of the genre of autobiography.”—Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate School “In an extraordinarily demanding revision of the autobiographical genre, Burt zeroes in on how the subject engages with language not merely to produce an exemplary identity but to write its own demise. . . . Highly recommended.” —K. M. Sibbald, McGill University 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3091-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3090-7 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

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Across the River

Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre Lawrence R. Schehr “Schehr situates the originality of his perspective within the richness of his critical tradition. He does this deftly and intelligently, creating a fascinating perspective on realism and its history.”—David Bell, Duke University “Highly recommended.”—Choice

On the Poetry of Mak Dizdar Rusmir Mahmut ćehaji ć Translated by Saba Risaluddin, with poetry translations by Francis R. Jones “A theological reflection and hermeneutical masterpiece on a landmark poem.”—Ivo Banać, Yale University

272 Pages 978-0-8232-3135-5 Cloth, $50.00

A Scholar’s Tale Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe Geoffrey Hartman “During his 50-plus years as a literary critic and professor, Hartman has written thoughtful, provocative, and lasting opinions on the literary world. His many years of reading and close friendships with contemporaries Erich Auerbach, Harold Bloom, Paul de Mann, and Jacques Derrida offer a lively overview of trends in American literature and have helped shape literary criticism as a study. But perhaps Hartman’s greatest contribution to the academic world is his work recording the stories of Holocaust survivors. . . . His point of view is passionate, compassionate, and elegant. Recommended for all academic libraries and where interest warrants in public libraries.”—Library Journal “. . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 208 Pages 978-0-8232-2833-1 Paper, $17.00 978-0-8232-2832-4 Cloth, $30.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2006 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin

The Geoffrey Hartman Reader

Edited by Geoffrey Hartman and Daniel T. O’Hara “An unexpected, secret gift . . . arrives on every page of The Geoffrey Hartman Reader.”—The Cambridge Quarterly 478 Pages 978-0-8232-2444-9 Paper, $40.00 978-0-8232-2443-2 Cloth, $75.00

A Touch More Rare

192 Pages 978-0-8232-3168-3 Cloth, $48.00 Abrahamic Dialogues

Narratives of Catastrophe Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi Nasrin Qader “A powerful emerging scholarly voice in West African literary criticism, Qader offers a provocative study of a contemporary theme, catastrophe. . . . Masterful in its expose of significant texts, this study raises more questions than it answers, particularly on the role of memory in storytelling and feminist intervention and reinvention in the récit. Highly Recommended.”—Choice 304 Pages 978-0-8232-3048-8 Cloth, $60.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

336 Pages, 8 color and 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3030-3 Cloth, $60.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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In the Place of Language Literature and the Architecture of the Referent Claudia Brodsky “Passionately and with abundant erudition Claudia Brodsky turns against traditional ideas of language and prefers to investigate the question of why so many fundamental works of literature and philosophy depend on architecture to demarcate a space in which imagination lingers to discover past and future. . . . I know few recent books of such force and rare originality.”—Peter Demetz, Yale University “Highly Recommended.”—Choice 978-0-8232-3000-6 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

Musically Sublime Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability Kiene Brillenburg Wurth “The association of music and the sublime in the eighteenth century was a major watershed in musical history. Kiene Wurth has written the first comprehensive account of the musical sublime with impressive depth and breadth. Rich in fascinating detail, this book reconsiders its topic from the ground up and endows the concept of the sublime with surprising new and surprisingly musical qualities.”—Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University “Recommended.”—Choice 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3063-1 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

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Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation Edited by Nina Levine and David Lee Miller “For more than half a century Harry Berger, Jr., has been producing seminal work of astonishing depth and brilliance, thoroughly interdisciplinary, massively learned, philosophically sophisticated; but also mischievous, uninhibited, genuinely liberating. These essays by students and friends celebrate and respond to one of the major figures in American letters, whose work has significantly remade the practice of cultural history. The volume is invaluable, a tribute and guide to a protean body of work.”—Stephen Orgel, Stanford University “Recommended.”—Choice

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Situated Utterances

Texts, Bodies, and Cultural Representations Harry Berger, Jr. Introduction by Judith H. Anderson This book is about contextualized language—language spoken, written, acted, and interpreted, language in printed texts, genres, ideologies, rituals, and institutions. It begins with two magisterial essays in which, after an analytic review of the history of literary theory and criticism since World War II, Berger, who terms himself “a reconstructed old New Critic,” extends the practice of ironic and suspicious “close reading” to the ways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance. 396 Pages 978-0-8232-2429-6 Paper, $34.00 978-0-8232-2428-9 Cloth, $90.00

For Derrida

J. Hillis Miller “A record of a forty-year friendship marked by profound hospitality on both sides, For Derrida moves, charms, instructs, distinguishes, and stakes out positions. Its discussions of the performative, religion, ‘community,’ and autoimmunity clarify Derrida’s contributions with subtlety and an almost allegorically unassuming style.”—Haun Saussy, Yale University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3034-1 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-3033-4 Cloth, $80.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Th e A merican Literature s I nitiative Poetics of Emptiness

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2008 ACLA René Wellek Prize

Human Rights, Inc. The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law Joseph R. Slaughter “The author clearly prefers depth and density—the argument is approached from multiplace angles, and nailed down tightly at every turn—and these qualities mark the book’s dedication to rigorous scholarship.”—H-Net Book Review “Seamlessly moves between discussions of philosophy, history, literary criticism, politics, and policy to support an original and compelling argument.”—Journal of Human Rights 436 Pages 978-0-8232-2818-8 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2817-1 Cloth, $85.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell “No doubt many fans of Eastwood’s directorial work will find additional reasons to examine his methods thanks to Cornell’s thoughtful, thorough analysis.”— Feminist Review “Cornell’s use of philosophy, literature, and cinematic theory makes this an intriguing (yet surprisingly accessible) work. Her weaving of plot summarization and critical analysis is elegant and seamless. Highly recommended.”—Choice 232 Pages 978-0-8232-3013-6 Paper, $24.00 978-0-8232-3012-9 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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On Lingering and Being Last Race and Sovereignty in the New World Jonathan Elmer “Royal slaves, captive kings, and last chiefs—this stunning account of racialized sovereignty in the New World gives us an American literature unlike anything we have seen: steeped in melancholy, haunted by the ‘Logan effect,’ at once ancient and modern.”—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University “This is an ambitious and often challenging book, which, for the suppleness and originality of its argument and the subtlety of its readings of the texts, will repay careful reading.”— Journal of American Studies 256 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-2941-3 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2940-6 Cloth, $75.00

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Asylum Speakers Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse April Shemak “April Shemak’s interweaving of visual, state, and literary narratives is innovative and timely and will make an important impact on the discourse of refugees and transnationalism.”—Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles 320 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3355-7 Cloth, $45.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Democracy’s Spectacle Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing Jennifer Greiman “A complex, nuanced and original argument about the contradictions of antebellum popular sovereignty and their virulent expression in public spectacles, and in writing and theorizing about such spectacles. This searching study will be compelling reading for those wondering about the roots of our current failures of political imagination.”—Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University “An intriguing and educational read that would do well in any community or college library collection focusing on literature and historical politics.”—Library Bookwatch

Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry Jonathan Stalling “Poetics of Emptiness brings the bubbling transpacific conversation we hear all around us to a boil. Through brilliant readings of Ernest Fenollosa, Gary Snyder, Wai-lim Yip, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jonathan Stalling traces out the varieties of Buddhist and Daoist thought that contribute to ‘a poetics of emptiness’ in Asian and American poetry. An authoritative, inventive, necessary book.”—Stephen Fredman, author of Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3144-7 Cloth, $45.00

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The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture Crystal Parikh “A highly illuminating account of how issues of betrayal have shaped Asian American and Latino cultures and politics, and a provocative set of reflections on the ethical conclusions that might be drawn from this history.”—Daniel Kim, Brown University

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Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten Dorothy Stringer “This is the beginning of a cultural moment for critical studies of race and trauma, and Stringer makes a timely and eloquent foray into that field.”—Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University

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Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre Lawrence R. Schehr “Schehr situates the originality of his perspective within the richness of his critical tradition. He does this deftly and intelligently, creating a fascinating perspective on realism and its history.”—David Bell, Duke University “Highly recommended.”—Choice

On the Poetry of Mak Dizdar Rusmir Mahmut ćehaji ć Translated by Saba Risaluddin, with poetry translations by Francis R. Jones “A theological reflection and hermeneutical masterpiece on a landmark poem.”—Ivo Banać, Yale University

272 Pages 978-0-8232-3135-5 Cloth, $50.00

A Scholar’s Tale Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe Geoffrey Hartman “During his 50-plus years as a literary critic and professor, Hartman has written thoughtful, provocative, and lasting opinions on the literary world. His many years of reading and close friendships with contemporaries Erich Auerbach, Harold Bloom, Paul de Mann, and Jacques Derrida offer a lively overview of trends in American literature and have helped shape literary criticism as a study. But perhaps Hartman’s greatest contribution to the academic world is his work recording the stories of Holocaust survivors. . . . His point of view is passionate, compassionate, and elegant. Recommended for all academic libraries and where interest warrants in public libraries.”—Library Journal “. . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 208 Pages 978-0-8232-2833-1 Paper, $17.00 978-0-8232-2832-4 Cloth, $30.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2006 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin

The Geoffrey Hartman Reader

Edited by Geoffrey Hartman and Daniel T. O’Hara “An unexpected, secret gift . . . arrives on every page of The Geoffrey Hartman Reader.”—The Cambridge Quarterly 478 Pages 978-0-8232-2444-9 Paper, $40.00 978-0-8232-2443-2 Cloth, $75.00

A Touch More Rare

192 Pages 978-0-8232-3168-3 Cloth, $48.00 Abrahamic Dialogues

Narratives of Catastrophe Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi Nasrin Qader “A powerful emerging scholarly voice in West African literary criticism, Qader offers a provocative study of a contemporary theme, catastrophe. . . . Masterful in its expose of significant texts, this study raises more questions than it answers, particularly on the role of memory in storytelling and feminist intervention and reinvention in the récit. Highly Recommended.”—Choice 304 Pages 978-0-8232-3048-8 Cloth, $60.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

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In the Place of Language Literature and the Architecture of the Referent Claudia Brodsky “Passionately and with abundant erudition Claudia Brodsky turns against traditional ideas of language and prefers to investigate the question of why so many fundamental works of literature and philosophy depend on architecture to demarcate a space in which imagination lingers to discover past and future. . . . I know few recent books of such force and rare originality.”—Peter Demetz, Yale University “Highly Recommended.”—Choice 978-0-8232-3000-6 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

Musically Sublime Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability Kiene Brillenburg Wurth “The association of music and the sublime in the eighteenth century was a major watershed in musical history. Kiene Wurth has written the first comprehensive account of the musical sublime with impressive depth and breadth. Rich in fascinating detail, this book reconsiders its topic from the ground up and endows the concept of the sublime with surprising new and surprisingly musical qualities.”—Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University “Recommended.”—Choice 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3063-1 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

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Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation Edited by Nina Levine and David Lee Miller “For more than half a century Harry Berger, Jr., has been producing seminal work of astonishing depth and brilliance, thoroughly interdisciplinary, massively learned, philosophically sophisticated; but also mischievous, uninhibited, genuinely liberating. These essays by students and friends celebrate and respond to one of the major figures in American letters, whose work has significantly remade the practice of cultural history. The volume is invaluable, a tribute and guide to a protean body of work.”—Stephen Orgel, Stanford University “Recommended.”—Choice

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Situated Utterances

Texts, Bodies, and Cultural Representations Harry Berger, Jr. Introduction by Judith H. Anderson This book is about contextualized language—language spoken, written, acted, and interpreted, language in printed texts, genres, ideologies, rituals, and institutions. It begins with two magisterial essays in which, after an analytic review of the history of literary theory and criticism since World War II, Berger, who terms himself “a reconstructed old New Critic,” extends the practice of ironic and suspicious “close reading” to the ways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance. 396 Pages 978-0-8232-2429-6 Paper, $34.00 978-0-8232-2428-9 Cloth, $90.00

For Derrida

J. Hillis Miller “A record of a forty-year friendship marked by profound hospitality on both sides, For Derrida moves, charms, instructs, distinguishes, and stakes out positions. Its discussions of the performative, religion, ‘community,’ and autoimmunity clarify Derrida’s contributions with subtlety and an almost allegorically unassuming style.”—Haun Saussy, Yale University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3034-1 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-3033-4 Cloth, $80.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Th e A merican Literature s I nitiative Poetics of Emptiness

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2008 ACLA René Wellek Prize

Human Rights, Inc. The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law Joseph R. Slaughter “The author clearly prefers depth and density—the argument is approached from multiplace angles, and nailed down tightly at every turn—and these qualities mark the book’s dedication to rigorous scholarship.”—H-Net Book Review “Seamlessly moves between discussions of philosophy, history, literary criticism, politics, and policy to support an original and compelling argument.”—Journal of Human Rights 436 Pages 978-0-8232-2818-8 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2817-1 Cloth, $85.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell “No doubt many fans of Eastwood’s directorial work will find additional reasons to examine his methods thanks to Cornell’s thoughtful, thorough analysis.”— Feminist Review “Cornell’s use of philosophy, literature, and cinematic theory makes this an intriguing (yet surprisingly accessible) work. Her weaving of plot summarization and critical analysis is elegant and seamless. Highly recommended.”—Choice 232 Pages 978-0-8232-3013-6 Paper, $24.00 978-0-8232-3012-9 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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On Lingering and Being Last Race and Sovereignty in the New World Jonathan Elmer “Royal slaves, captive kings, and last chiefs—this stunning account of racialized sovereignty in the New World gives us an American literature unlike anything we have seen: steeped in melancholy, haunted by the ‘Logan effect,’ at once ancient and modern.”—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University “This is an ambitious and often challenging book, which, for the suppleness and originality of its argument and the subtlety of its readings of the texts, will repay careful reading.”— Journal of American Studies 256 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-2941-3 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2940-6 Cloth, $75.00

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Asylum Speakers Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse April Shemak “April Shemak’s interweaving of visual, state, and literary narratives is innovative and timely and will make an important impact on the discourse of refugees and transnationalism.”—Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles 320 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3355-7 Cloth, $45.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Democracy’s Spectacle Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing Jennifer Greiman “A complex, nuanced and original argument about the contradictions of antebellum popular sovereignty and their virulent expression in public spectacles, and in writing and theorizing about such spectacles. This searching study will be compelling reading for those wondering about the roots of our current failures of political imagination.”—Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University “An intriguing and educational read that would do well in any community or college library collection focusing on literature and historical politics.”—Library Bookwatch

Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry Jonathan Stalling “Poetics of Emptiness brings the bubbling transpacific conversation we hear all around us to a boil. Through brilliant readings of Ernest Fenollosa, Gary Snyder, Wai-lim Yip, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jonathan Stalling traces out the varieties of Buddhist and Daoist thought that contribute to ‘a poetics of emptiness’ in Asian and American poetry. An authoritative, inventive, necessary book.”—Stephen Fredman, author of Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3144-7 Cloth, $45.00

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The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture Crystal Parikh “A highly illuminating account of how issues of betrayal have shaped Asian American and Latino cultures and politics, and a provocative set of reflections on the ethical conclusions that might be drawn from this history.”—Daniel Kim, Brown University

“Not Even Past”: Race, Historical

Specters of Conquest

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Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures Adam Lifshey “A fascinating study . . . it figures in the context of the attempts to construct a trans-Atlantic understanding of cultural production.”—David William Foster, Arizona State University 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3238-3 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

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The Modern Language Initiative Literature’s Philosophy Dimitris Vardoulakis “A bold and complex treatment of a classic literary figure that will make this book a standard reference for years to come, both in what it contributes to modernist criticism and in how it reconceptualizes the terrain of contemporary literary theory.”—Stathis Gougouris, Columbia University 336 Pages 978-0-8232-3299-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3298-7 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i lable

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256 Pages 978-0-8232-3100-3 Paper, $24.00 978-0-8232-3099-0 Cloth, $45.00

Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten Dorothy Stringer “This is the beginning of a cultural moment for critical studies of race and trauma, and Stringer makes a timely and eloquent foray into that field.”—Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University

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L i t erary Studie s

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Subversions of Verisimilitude

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Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre Lawrence R. Schehr “Schehr situates the originality of his perspective within the richness of his critical tradition. He does this deftly and intelligently, creating a fascinating perspective on realism and its history.”—David Bell, Duke University “Highly recommended.”—Choice

On the Poetry of Mak Dizdar Rusmir Mahmut ćehaji ć Translated by Saba Risaluddin, with poetry translations by Francis R. Jones “A theological reflection and hermeneutical masterpiece on a landmark poem.”—Ivo Banać, Yale University

272 Pages 978-0-8232-3135-5 Cloth, $50.00

A Scholar’s Tale Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe Geoffrey Hartman “During his 50-plus years as a literary critic and professor, Hartman has written thoughtful, provocative, and lasting opinions on the literary world. His many years of reading and close friendships with contemporaries Erich Auerbach, Harold Bloom, Paul de Mann, and Jacques Derrida offer a lively overview of trends in American literature and have helped shape literary criticism as a study. But perhaps Hartman’s greatest contribution to the academic world is his work recording the stories of Holocaust survivors. . . . His point of view is passionate, compassionate, and elegant. Recommended for all academic libraries and where interest warrants in public libraries.”—Library Journal “. . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 208 Pages 978-0-8232-2833-1 Paper, $17.00 978-0-8232-2832-4 Cloth, $30.00

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2006 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin

The Geoffrey Hartman Reader

Edited by Geoffrey Hartman and Daniel T. O’Hara “An unexpected, secret gift . . . arrives on every page of The Geoffrey Hartman Reader.”—The Cambridge Quarterly 478 Pages 978-0-8232-2444-9 Paper, $40.00 978-0-8232-2443-2 Cloth, $75.00

A Touch More Rare

192 Pages 978-0-8232-3168-3 Cloth, $48.00 Abrahamic Dialogues

Narratives of Catastrophe Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi Nasrin Qader “A powerful emerging scholarly voice in West African literary criticism, Qader offers a provocative study of a contemporary theme, catastrophe. . . . Masterful in its expose of significant texts, this study raises more questions than it answers, particularly on the role of memory in storytelling and feminist intervention and reinvention in the récit. Highly Recommended.”—Choice 304 Pages 978-0-8232-3048-8 Cloth, $60.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

336 Pages, 8 color and 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3030-3 Cloth, $60.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Ideal for courses!

In the Place of Language Literature and the Architecture of the Referent Claudia Brodsky “Passionately and with abundant erudition Claudia Brodsky turns against traditional ideas of language and prefers to investigate the question of why so many fundamental works of literature and philosophy depend on architecture to demarcate a space in which imagination lingers to discover past and future. . . . I know few recent books of such force and rare originality.”—Peter Demetz, Yale University “Highly Recommended.”—Choice 978-0-8232-3000-6 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

Musically Sublime Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability Kiene Brillenburg Wurth “The association of music and the sublime in the eighteenth century was a major watershed in musical history. Kiene Wurth has written the first comprehensive account of the musical sublime with impressive depth and breadth. Rich in fascinating detail, this book reconsiders its topic from the ground up and endows the concept of the sublime with surprising new and surprisingly musical qualities.”—Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University “Recommended.”—Choice 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3063-1 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

www.fo rd h a m p re ss .co m

Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation Edited by Nina Levine and David Lee Miller “For more than half a century Harry Berger, Jr., has been producing seminal work of astonishing depth and brilliance, thoroughly interdisciplinary, massively learned, philosophically sophisticated; but also mischievous, uninhibited, genuinely liberating. These essays by students and friends celebrate and respond to one of the major figures in American letters, whose work has significantly remade the practice of cultural history. The volume is invaluable, a tribute and guide to a protean body of work.”—Stephen Orgel, Stanford University “Recommended.”—Choice

literary

studies

2010/2011

Situated Utterances

Texts, Bodies, and Cultural Representations Harry Berger, Jr. Introduction by Judith H. Anderson This book is about contextualized language—language spoken, written, acted, and interpreted, language in printed texts, genres, ideologies, rituals, and institutions. It begins with two magisterial essays in which, after an analytic review of the history of literary theory and criticism since World War II, Berger, who terms himself “a reconstructed old New Critic,” extends the practice of ironic and suspicious “close reading” to the ways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance. 396 Pages 978-0-8232-2429-6 Paper, $34.00 978-0-8232-2428-9 Cloth, $90.00

For Derrida

J. Hillis Miller “A record of a forty-year friendship marked by profound hospitality on both sides, For Derrida moves, charms, instructs, distinguishes, and stakes out positions. Its discussions of the performative, religion, ‘community,’ and autoimmunity clarify Derrida’s contributions with subtlety and an almost allegorically unassuming style.”—Haun Saussy, Yale University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3034-1 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-3033-4 Cloth, $80.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

www.fordhampress.com

Th e A merican Literature s I nitiative Poetics of Emptiness

Ideal for courses! Winner of the 2008 ACLA René Wellek Prize

Human Rights, Inc. The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law Joseph R. Slaughter “The author clearly prefers depth and density—the argument is approached from multiplace angles, and nailed down tightly at every turn—and these qualities mark the book’s dedication to rigorous scholarship.”—H-Net Book Review “Seamlessly moves between discussions of philosophy, history, literary criticism, politics, and policy to support an original and compelling argument.”—Journal of Human Rights 436 Pages 978-0-8232-2818-8 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2817-1 Cloth, $85.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Ideal for courses!

Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell “No doubt many fans of Eastwood’s directorial work will find additional reasons to examine his methods thanks to Cornell’s thoughtful, thorough analysis.”— Feminist Review “Cornell’s use of philosophy, literature, and cinematic theory makes this an intriguing (yet surprisingly accessible) work. Her weaving of plot summarization and critical analysis is elegant and seamless. Highly recommended.”—Choice 232 Pages 978-0-8232-3013-6 Paper, $24.00 978-0-8232-3012-9 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Ideal for courses!

On Lingering and Being Last Race and Sovereignty in the New World Jonathan Elmer “Royal slaves, captive kings, and last chiefs—this stunning account of racialized sovereignty in the New World gives us an American literature unlike anything we have seen: steeped in melancholy, haunted by the ‘Logan effect,’ at once ancient and modern.”—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University “This is an ambitious and often challenging book, which, for the suppleness and originality of its argument and the subtlety of its readings of the texts, will repay careful reading.”— Journal of American Studies 256 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-2941-3 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2940-6 Cloth, $75.00

literary

studies

2010/2011

Order F o rm

Asylum Speakers Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse April Shemak “April Shemak’s interweaving of visual, state, and literary narratives is innovative and timely and will make an important impact on the discourse of refugees and transnationalism.”—Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles 320 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3355-7 Cloth, $45.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Democracy’s Spectacle Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing Jennifer Greiman “A complex, nuanced and original argument about the contradictions of antebellum popular sovereignty and their virulent expression in public spectacles, and in writing and theorizing about such spectacles. This searching study will be compelling reading for those wondering about the roots of our current failures of political imagination.”—Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University “An intriguing and educational read that would do well in any community or college library collection focusing on literature and historical politics.”—Library Bookwatch

Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry Jonathan Stalling “Poetics of Emptiness brings the bubbling transpacific conversation we hear all around us to a boil. Through brilliant readings of Ernest Fenollosa, Gary Snyder, Wai-lim Yip, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jonathan Stalling traces out the varieties of Buddhist and Daoist thought that contribute to ‘a poetics of emptiness’ in Asian and American poetry. An authoritative, inventive, necessary book.”—Stephen Fredman, author of Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3144-7 Cloth, $45.00

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An Ethics of Betrayal

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The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture Crystal Parikh “A highly illuminating account of how issues of betrayal have shaped Asian American and Latino cultures and politics, and a provocative set of reflections on the ethical conclusions that might be drawn from this history.”—Daniel Kim, Brown University

“Not Even Past”: Race, Historical

Specters of Conquest

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Indigenous Absence in Transatlantic Literatures Adam Lifshey “A fascinating study . . . it figures in the context of the attempts to construct a trans-Atlantic understanding of cultural production.”—David William Foster, Arizona State University 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3238-3 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

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The Modern Language Initiative Literature’s Philosophy Dimitris Vardoulakis “A bold and complex treatment of a classic literary figure that will make this book a standard reference for years to come, both in what it contributes to modernist criticism and in how it reconceptualizes the terrain of contemporary literary theory.”—Stathis Gougouris, Columbia University 336 Pages 978-0-8232-3299-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3298-7 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i lable

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Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten Dorothy Stringer “This is the beginning of a cultural moment for critical studies of race and trauma, and Stringer makes a timely and eloquent foray into that field.”—Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University

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Reading Narrative from Balzac to Sartre Lawrence R. Schehr “Schehr situates the originality of his perspective within the richness of his critical tradition. He does this deftly and intelligently, creating a fascinating perspective on realism and its history.”—David Bell, Duke University “Highly recommended.”—Choice

On the Poetry of Mak Dizdar Rusmir Mahmut ćehaji ć Translated by Saba Risaluddin, with poetry translations by Francis R. Jones “A theological reflection and hermeneutical masterpiece on a landmark poem.”—Ivo Banać, Yale University

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A Scholar’s Tale Intellectual Journey of a Displaced Child of Europe Geoffrey Hartman “During his 50-plus years as a literary critic and professor, Hartman has written thoughtful, provocative, and lasting opinions on the literary world. His many years of reading and close friendships with contemporaries Erich Auerbach, Harold Bloom, Paul de Mann, and Jacques Derrida offer a lively overview of trends in American literature and have helped shape literary criticism as a study. But perhaps Hartman’s greatest contribution to the academic world is his work recording the stories of Holocaust survivors. . . . His point of view is passionate, compassionate, and elegant. Recommended for all academic libraries and where interest warrants in public libraries.”—Library Journal “. . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 208 Pages 978-0-8232-2833-1 Paper, $17.00 978-0-8232-2832-4 Cloth, $30.00

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Edited by Geoffrey Hartman and Daniel T. O’Hara “An unexpected, secret gift . . . arrives on every page of The Geoffrey Hartman Reader.”—The Cambridge Quarterly 478 Pages 978-0-8232-2444-9 Paper, $40.00 978-0-8232-2443-2 Cloth, $75.00

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Narratives of Catastrophe Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi Nasrin Qader “A powerful emerging scholarly voice in West African literary criticism, Qader offers a provocative study of a contemporary theme, catastrophe. . . . Masterful in its expose of significant texts, this study raises more questions than it answers, particularly on the role of memory in storytelling and feminist intervention and reinvention in the récit. Highly Recommended.”—Choice 304 Pages 978-0-8232-3048-8 Cloth, $60.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

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In the Place of Language Literature and the Architecture of the Referent Claudia Brodsky “Passionately and with abundant erudition Claudia Brodsky turns against traditional ideas of language and prefers to investigate the question of why so many fundamental works of literature and philosophy depend on architecture to demarcate a space in which imagination lingers to discover past and future. . . . I know few recent books of such force and rare originality.”—Peter Demetz, Yale University “Highly Recommended.”—Choice 978-0-8232-3000-6 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

Musically Sublime Indeterminacy, Infinity, Irresolvability Kiene Brillenburg Wurth “The association of music and the sublime in the eighteenth century was a major watershed in musical history. Kiene Wurth has written the first comprehensive account of the musical sublime with impressive depth and breadth. Rich in fascinating detail, this book reconsiders its topic from the ground up and endows the concept of the sublime with surprising new and surprisingly musical qualities.”—Lawrence Kramer, Fordham University “Recommended.”—Choice 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3063-1 Cloth, $50.00 eBo o k ava i l a b l e

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Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation Edited by Nina Levine and David Lee Miller “For more than half a century Harry Berger, Jr., has been producing seminal work of astonishing depth and brilliance, thoroughly interdisciplinary, massively learned, philosophically sophisticated; but also mischievous, uninhibited, genuinely liberating. These essays by students and friends celebrate and respond to one of the major figures in American letters, whose work has significantly remade the practice of cultural history. The volume is invaluable, a tribute and guide to a protean body of work.”—Stephen Orgel, Stanford University “Recommended.”—Choice

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Situated Utterances

Texts, Bodies, and Cultural Representations Harry Berger, Jr. Introduction by Judith H. Anderson This book is about contextualized language—language spoken, written, acted, and interpreted, language in printed texts, genres, ideologies, rituals, and institutions. It begins with two magisterial essays in which, after an analytic review of the history of literary theory and criticism since World War II, Berger, who terms himself “a reconstructed old New Critic,” extends the practice of ironic and suspicious “close reading” to the ways in which texts represent both themselves and their situations of utterance. 396 Pages 978-0-8232-2429-6 Paper, $34.00 978-0-8232-2428-9 Cloth, $90.00

For Derrida

J. Hillis Miller “A record of a forty-year friendship marked by profound hospitality on both sides, For Derrida moves, charms, instructs, distinguishes, and stakes out positions. Its discussions of the performative, religion, ‘community,’ and autoimmunity clarify Derrida’s contributions with subtlety and an almost allegorically unassuming style.”—Haun Saussy, Yale University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3034-1 Paper, $32.00 978-0-8232-3033-4 Cloth, $80.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Th e A merican Literature s I nitiative Poetics of Emptiness

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Human Rights, Inc. The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law Joseph R. Slaughter “The author clearly prefers depth and density—the argument is approached from multiplace angles, and nailed down tightly at every turn—and these qualities mark the book’s dedication to rigorous scholarship.”—H-Net Book Review “Seamlessly moves between discussions of philosophy, history, literary criticism, politics, and policy to support an original and compelling argument.”—Journal of Human Rights 436 Pages 978-0-8232-2818-8 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2817-1 Cloth, $85.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Clint Eastwood and Issues of American Masculinity

Drucilla Cornell “No doubt many fans of Eastwood’s directorial work will find additional reasons to examine his methods thanks to Cornell’s thoughtful, thorough analysis.”— Feminist Review “Cornell’s use of philosophy, literature, and cinematic theory makes this an intriguing (yet surprisingly accessible) work. Her weaving of plot summarization and critical analysis is elegant and seamless. Highly recommended.”—Choice 232 Pages 978-0-8232-3013-6 Paper, $24.00 978-0-8232-3012-9 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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On Lingering and Being Last Race and Sovereignty in the New World Jonathan Elmer “Royal slaves, captive kings, and last chiefs—this stunning account of racialized sovereignty in the New World gives us an American literature unlike anything we have seen: steeped in melancholy, haunted by the ‘Logan effect,’ at once ancient and modern.”—Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University “This is an ambitious and often challenging book, which, for the suppleness and originality of its argument and the subtlety of its readings of the texts, will repay careful reading.”— Journal of American Studies 256 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-2941-3 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-2940-6 Cloth, $75.00

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Asylum Speakers Caribbean Refugees and Testimonial Discourse April Shemak “April Shemak’s interweaving of visual, state, and literary narratives is innovative and timely and will make an important impact on the discourse of refugees and transnationalism.”—Elizabeth DeLoughrey, University of California, Los Angeles 320 Pages, 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3355-7 Cloth, $45.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Democracy’s Spectacle Sovereignty and Public Life in Antebellum American Writing Jennifer Greiman “A complex, nuanced and original argument about the contradictions of antebellum popular sovereignty and their virulent expression in public spectacles, and in writing and theorizing about such spectacles. This searching study will be compelling reading for those wondering about the roots of our current failures of political imagination.”—Jonathan Elmer, Indiana University “An intriguing and educational read that would do well in any community or college library collection focusing on literature and historical politics.”—Library Bookwatch

Transformations of Asian Thought in American Poetry Jonathan Stalling “Poetics of Emptiness brings the bubbling transpacific conversation we hear all around us to a boil. Through brilliant readings of Ernest Fenollosa, Gary Snyder, Wai-lim Yip, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jonathan Stalling traces out the varieties of Buddhist and Daoist thought that contribute to ‘a poetics of emptiness’ in Asian and American poetry. An authoritative, inventive, necessary book.”—Stephen Fredman, author of Contextual Practice: Assemblage and the Erotic in Postwar Poetry and Art 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3144-7 Cloth, $45.00

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The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and Culture Crystal Parikh “A highly illuminating account of how issues of betrayal have shaped Asian American and Latino cultures and politics, and a provocative set of reflections on the ethical conclusions that might be drawn from this history.”—Daniel Kim, Brown University

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Trauma, and Subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten Dorothy Stringer “This is the beginning of a cultural moment for critical studies of race and trauma, and Stringer makes a timely and eloquent foray into that field.”—Gwen Bergner, West Virginia University

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Mourning Modernism Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation Lecia Rosenthal “Lecia Rosenthal’s intricate argument traces the engagement with catastrophe in the work of three exemplary figures, Woolf, Benjamin, and Sebald. She also offers a compelling diagnosis of modernism’s stubborn insistence that catastrophe must offer some form of gain. Rosenthal’s brilliance lies in her refusal to console us. This is a demanding, provocative, and deeply rewarding book.”—Martin Harries, New York University 176 Pages 978-0-8232-3397-7 Cloth, $50.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

Answering Auschwitz Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism after the Fall Edited by Stanislao G. Pugliese “This admirable collection of essays, reflecting a variety of academic disciplines, parallels Levi’s own effort to bring all of his scientific and humanistic energies to bear on the task of Holocaust testimony. In so doing, Answering Auschwitz makes a precious contribution to the urgent and growing body of scholarship on Italy’s most renowned witness to the genocide of European Jewry.”—Millicent Marcus, Yale University 224 Pages, 9 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3359-5 Paper, $25.00 978-0-8232-3358-8 Cloth, $65.00 e B o o k ava i l a b l e

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Reading the Allegorical Intertext Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton Judith H. Anderson “A landmark contribution to work on the epochal transformations of medieval into Renaissance and early modern writing cultures.”— Theresa Krier, Macalester College 320 Pages 978-0-8232-2848-5 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-2847-8 Cloth, $70.00 e B o o k ava i l able

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Literary Studie s The Pleasures of Memory Learning to Read with Charles Dickens Sarah Winter “It is well known that Dickens established an ‘imagined community’ founded on his own writing and authorial presence; in her intriguing book, Sarah Winter reveals how he did it. Analyzing the relation between serialization, reading, and memory, and detailing the extraordinary means by which Dickens made himself an institution by appearing to subvert the very nature of institutions, Winter shows how Dickens installed his works, his memories, his authorial presence, and perhaps most influentially, his method of publication—seriality itself—at the center of our collective modern consciousness.”—Audrey Jaffe, University of Toronto 448 Pages 978-0-8232-3352-6 Cloth, $60.00 eBook available

Go Figure Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World Edited by Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton “A superb contribution to Renaissance studies that respects the complexity of textual detail as well as social, cultural, and political history.”—William J. Kennedy, Cornell University “A significant contribution to recent New Formalist debates on the relation between aesthetics, historicism, and poststructuralist theory.”—Melissa Sanchez, University of Pennsylvania 240 Pages 978-0-8232-3349-6 Cloth, $55.00 eBook available

Sodometries Renaissance Texts, Modern Sexualities Jonathan Goldberg “Sodometries has decisively shaped work in the history of sexuality for the last decade and remains a critical text for this developing field. . . . Goldberg’s work is already a classic and has not been superceded.”—Karen Newman, New York University “Sodometries is a stunning book: the complexity of its intelligence and the beauty of its stylistic accomplishments take one’s breath away.”—Journal of the History of Sexuailty 320 Pages, 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3221-5 Paper, $20.00 eBook available

The Seeds of Things Theorizing Sexuality and Materiality in Renaissance Representations Jonathan Goldberg “Goldberg’s new book will be required reading for anyone writing about ‘the material.”—Karen Newman, New York University “This dazzling display of erudition advances studies of materialism. . . . Highly recommended.”—Choice 256 Pages, 4 color illustrations 978-0-8232-3067-9 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3066-2 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

Succeeding King Lear Literature, Exposure, and the Possibility of Politics Emily Sun “An excellent work of theoretical synthesis applied to thoughtful, continuously challenging readings of texts that at once form an intuitive unity and at the same time consistently resist and correct preconception through Sun’s circumspect, nimble critical strategies.”—Paul Fry, Yale University 176 Pages, 7 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3280-2 Cloth, $50.00 eBook available

Impure Worlds The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel Jonathan Arac “Jonathan Arac is incapable of writing an essay that is not fresh, engaged, and lucid, and his unsurpassed eye for detail supports a rich and multi-voiced social vision. Impure Worlds, which gathers his finest uncollected essays, confirms his status as a Bakhtin for the twentyfirst century.”—Marshall Brown, University of Washington

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The Value of Worthless Lives Writing Italian American Immigrant Autobiographies Ilaria Serra “Of great interest to students and scholars of Italian-American studies, life-writing, ethnic and immigration studies, and multicultural studies.”—William Boelhower, Louisiana State University, author of Through a Glass Darkly: Ethnic Semiosis in American Literature “Such a book is important to encourage representatives of the many newer immigrant groups to be stewards of their own group’s autobiographical expressions.”—Biography

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Reading Past Melville Peter Szendy Translated and with an Afterword by Gil Anidjar “Szendy uses a dialogical form of criticism to argue that Moby-Dick should be read as a prophetic text; the prophecy of an unspeakable catastrophe turns into the experience of writing from the ‘outside.’ It is the proximity with such an ‘outside’ that frees Melville’s text from its crust of ancient glosses and multiplies amazingly original close readings.”—Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania 192 Pages 978-0-8232-3154-6 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3153-9 Cloth, $75.00

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Encarnación Illness and Body Politics in Chicana Feminist Literature Suzanne Bost “Innovative, engaging, and eloquent. Bost’s readings of Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, and Ana Castillo are groundbreaking.”—AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman’s University “Deeply expressive, intellectually profound, and very moving. It offers new paths into, beside, and through identity politics.”—Katie King, Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities 256 Pages, 12 color and 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3085-3 Paper, $26.00 978-0-8232-3084-6 Cloth, $70.00

Regard for the Other Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde E. S. Burt “Burt succeeds in the extraordinary task of revising scholarly understanding of the genre of autobiography.”—Marc Redfield, Claremont Graduate School “In an extraordinarily demanding revision of the autobiographical genre, Burt zeroes in on how the subject engages with language not merely to produce an exemplary identity but to write its own demise. . . . Highly recommended.” —K. M. Sibbald, McGill University 288 Pages 978-0-8232-3091-4 Paper, $28.00 978-0-8232-3090-7 Cloth, $75.00 eBook available

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