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Wild Materialism

The Pain of Reformation

The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic Jacques Lezra “Wild Materialism is a theoretical event. Not only is it one of the most brilliant, rigorous and transformative books since DeMan’s Allegories of Reading or Jameson’s Political Unconscious, in it we witness what Althusser would call ‘an unexpected birth.’ Like other wild children, when Lezra had to think the political-philosophic condition of present democracy, he had to work through and past the critical impasses of biopolitics, sovereignty, radical democratic theory, and post-politics, to inventively refigure an ethic of terror as fright. Here at last is the affirmative secular response to the challenges of a post 9/11 present, where, as Lezra so effectively argues, only wounded sovereignty, weak concepts, unbounded events, and defective social universals might save us.”—Diane Rubenstein, Cornell University 400 Pages 978-0-8232-3236-9 Paper, $28.00

A Local Habitation and a Name

Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance Albert Russell Ascoli “Combining uncommon erudition with a rigorous commitment to critical theory, Albert Ascoli masterfully illuminates the cultural interlacing of power and knowledge—of ‘cesare’ and ‘poeta’—in early modern Italy. Whether showing how Petrarch uses his letters to define the place of the man of letters in relation to those in power, examining the literary dimension of Machiavelli’s anti-literary treatise, The Prince, or considering the construction of masculinity in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, Ascoli’s essays in this elegant collection meditate on the twin problems of historicizing literature and writing literary history.”—Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3429-5 Paper, $35.00

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Enlightened Sentiments

Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility Hina Nazar “A major reference for the application of Arendtian thinking to modern British literary history.”—David Thomas, University of Notre Dame 192 Pages 978-0-8232-4007-4 Cloth, $45.00

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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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

The Pleasures of Memory

The Stelliferous Fold

Toward a Virtual Law of Literature’s Self-Formation Rodolphe Gasché “An important intellectual event . . . Gasché develops a distinctive theory of literature or way to read literary works.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 406 Pages 978-0-8232-3435-6 Paper, $35.00

Irony on Occasion

From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man Kevin Newmark “Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century. Newmark’s focus is always on innovative close readings of specific passages or short texts in the authors he is discussing. This means tactful attention to the original language in which the texts were written . . . as well as attention to wordplay, turns of phrase, and even to ‘the materiality of the letter,’ those marks on the page.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 320 Pages 978-0-8232-4013-5 Paper, $28.00

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

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 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00

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An Ethical Poetics Yvette Christiansë “A rich, powerful, and refreshing contribution to the study of Toni Morrison’s oeuvre. This book engages the Nobel laureate’s work with uncommon clarity and command, while brilliantly situating language and its ethical dimensions at the center of its inquiry. Blending convincing and careful close readings with critical theory, Yvette Christiansë crafts a fine, durable interpretive lens through which we may more intelligently view the challenges and power of Morrison’s art.”—Stéphane Robolin, Rutgers University 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3916-0 Paper, $23.00

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Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity Joseph Campana “This splendid book makes a fresh and original entry into the burgeoning criticism on Renaissance selfhood. Campana brilliantly links the motif of vulnerability to the social and physiological precariousness of early modern masculinity.”—Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

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

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The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic Jacques Lezra “Wild Materialism is a theoretical event. Not only is it one of the most brilliant, rigorous and transformative books since DeMan’s Allegories of Reading or Jameson’s Political Unconscious, in it we witness what Althusser would call ‘an unexpected birth.’ Like other wild children, when Lezra had to think the political-philosophic condition of present democracy, he had to work through and past the critical impasses of biopolitics, sovereignty, radical democratic theory, and post-politics, to inventively refigure an ethic of terror as fright. Here at last is the affirmative secular response to the challenges of a post 9/11 present, where, as Lezra so effectively argues, only wounded sovereignty, weak concepts, unbounded events, and defective social universals might save us.”—Diane Rubenstein, Cornell University 400 Pages 978-0-8232-3236-9 Paper, $28.00

A Local Habitation and a Name

Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance Albert Russell Ascoli “Combining uncommon erudition with a rigorous commitment to critical theory, Albert Ascoli masterfully illuminates the cultural interlacing of power and knowledge—of ‘cesare’ and ‘poeta’—in early modern Italy. Whether showing how Petrarch uses his letters to define the place of the man of letters in relation to those in power, examining the literary dimension of Machiavelli’s anti-literary treatise, The Prince, or considering the construction of masculinity in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, Ascoli’s essays in this elegant collection meditate on the twin problems of historicizing literature and writing literary history.”—Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3429-5 Paper, $35.00

240 Pages, 8 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3910-8 Cloth, $55.00

Enlightened Sentiments

Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility Hina Nazar “A major reference for the application of Arendtian thinking to modern British literary history.”—David Thomas, University of Notre Dame 192 Pages 978-0-8232-4007-4 Cloth, $45.00

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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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

The Pleasures of Memory

The Stelliferous Fold

Toward a Virtual Law of Literature’s Self-Formation Rodolphe Gasché “An important intellectual event . . . Gasché develops a distinctive theory of literature or way to read literary works.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 406 Pages 978-0-8232-3435-6 Paper, $35.00

Irony on Occasion

From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man Kevin Newmark “Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century. Newmark’s focus is always on innovative close readings of specific passages or short texts in the authors he is discussing. This means tactful attention to the original language in which the texts were written . . . as well as attention to wordplay, turns of phrase, and even to ‘the materiality of the letter,’ those marks on the page.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 320 Pages 978-0-8232-4013-5 Paper, $28.00

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

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 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00

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An Ethical Poetics Yvette Christiansë “A rich, powerful, and refreshing contribution to the study of Toni Morrison’s oeuvre. This book engages the Nobel laureate’s work with uncommon clarity and command, while brilliantly situating language and its ethical dimensions at the center of its inquiry. Blending convincing and careful close readings with critical theory, Yvette Christiansë crafts a fine, durable interpretive lens through which we may more intelligently view the challenges and power of Morrison’s art.”—Stéphane Robolin, Rutgers University 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3916-0 Paper, $23.00

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Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity Joseph Campana “This splendid book makes a fresh and original entry into the burgeoning criticism on Renaissance selfhood. Campana brilliantly links the motif of vulnerability to the social and physiological precariousness of early modern masculinity.”—Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

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

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Wild Materialism

The Pain of Reformation

The Ethic of Terror and the Modern Republic Jacques Lezra “Wild Materialism is a theoretical event. Not only is it one of the most brilliant, rigorous and transformative books since DeMan’s Allegories of Reading or Jameson’s Political Unconscious, in it we witness what Althusser would call ‘an unexpected birth.’ Like other wild children, when Lezra had to think the political-philosophic condition of present democracy, he had to work through and past the critical impasses of biopolitics, sovereignty, radical democratic theory, and post-politics, to inventively refigure an ethic of terror as fright. Here at last is the affirmative secular response to the challenges of a post 9/11 present, where, as Lezra so effectively argues, only wounded sovereignty, weak concepts, unbounded events, and defective social universals might save us.”—Diane Rubenstein, Cornell University 400 Pages 978-0-8232-3236-9 Paper, $28.00

A Local Habitation and a Name

Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance Albert Russell Ascoli “Combining uncommon erudition with a rigorous commitment to critical theory, Albert Ascoli masterfully illuminates the cultural interlacing of power and knowledge—of ‘cesare’ and ‘poeta’—in early modern Italy. Whether showing how Petrarch uses his letters to define the place of the man of letters in relation to those in power, examining the literary dimension of Machiavelli’s anti-literary treatise, The Prince, or considering the construction of masculinity in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, Ascoli’s essays in this elegant collection meditate on the twin problems of historicizing literature and writing literary history.”—Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3429-5 Paper, $35.00

240 Pages, 8 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3910-8 Cloth, $55.00

Enlightened Sentiments

Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility Hina Nazar “A major reference for the application of Arendtian thinking to modern British literary history.”—David Thomas, University of Notre Dame 192 Pages 978-0-8232-4007-4 Cloth, $45.00

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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

The Pleasures of Memory

The Stelliferous Fold

Toward a Virtual Law of Literature’s Self-Formation Rodolphe Gasché “An important intellectual event . . . Gasché develops a distinctive theory of literature or way to read literary works.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 406 Pages 978-0-8232-3435-6 Paper, $35.00

Irony on Occasion

From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man Kevin Newmark “Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century. Newmark’s focus is always on innovative close readings of specific passages or short texts in the authors he is discussing. This means tactful attention to the original language in which the texts were written . . . as well as attention to wordplay, turns of phrase, and even to ‘the materiality of the letter,’ those marks on the page.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 320 Pages 978-0-8232-4013-5 Paper, $28.00

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

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 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00

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An Ethical Poetics Yvette Christiansë “A rich, powerful, and refreshing contribution to the study of Toni Morrison’s oeuvre. This book engages the Nobel laureate’s work with uncommon clarity and command, while brilliantly situating language and its ethical dimensions at the center of its inquiry. Blending convincing and careful close readings with critical theory, Yvette Christiansë crafts a fine, durable interpretive lens through which we may more intelligently view the challenges and power of Morrison’s art.”—Stéphane Robolin, Rutgers University 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3916-0 Paper, $23.00

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Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity Joseph Campana “This splendid book makes a fresh and original entry into the burgeoning criticism on Renaissance selfhood. Campana brilliantly links the motif of vulnerability to the social and physiological precariousness of early modern masculinity.”—Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

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

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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, Brown 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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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 978-0-8232-3145-4, Paper, $18.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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, Brown 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

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, Brown 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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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Standing by the Ruins

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Elegiac Humanism in Wartime and Postwar Lebanon Ken Seigneurie “Fascinating, eloquent, and tightly argued, Standing by the Ruins offers a distinctive perspective on relations between cultural productions and politics in times of extreme duress. Across a range of fascinating examples, Seigneurie shows the ways in which novelists and filmmakers offer alternative visions in a collapsing world that can set the stage for new ways of imagining the future.”—David Damrosch, Harvard University 256 Pages, 10 color and 11 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-3483-7 Paper, $26.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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 978-0-8232-3145-4, Paper, $18.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee Russell Samolsky “Samolsky is a close reader with an impressive erudition in deconstruction and rhetorical reading. His account of Kafka’s uncanny gift for prognostication, whether the future of technology, communications, or twentieth-century political outcomes, is the most valuable currently available in the marketplace of cultural critique and literary exegesis.” —Henry Sussman, Yale University “Samolsky writes with verve and remarkable clarity about difficult concepts and makes readings of great subtlety and penetration.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

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Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee Russell Samolsky “Samolsky is a close reader with an impressive erudition in deconstruction and rhetorical reading. His account of Kafka’s uncanny gift for prognostication, whether the future of technology, communications, or twentieth-century political outcomes, is the most valuable currently available in the marketplace of cultural critique and literary exegesis.” —Henry Sussman, Yale University “Samolsky writes with verve and remarkable clarity about difficult concepts and makes readings of great subtlety and penetration.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

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A Pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison James M. Albrecht “What emerges from these discussions of an Emerson-inflected pragmatism is a convincing narrative of the development of a democratic theory that maintains a standard of public responsibility and accountability while preserving the vital role of individual moral reasoning and moral choice in that process. I consider this a very important contribution to the history of American ethical and political thought. This book will have an immediate impact on Emerson studies.” —David M. Robinson, Oregon State University; author of Emerson and the Conduct of Life 368 Pages 978-0-8232-4209-2 Cloth, $55.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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, Brown 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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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 978-0-8232-3145-4, Paper, $18.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

Marked Bodies and the Violence of the Text in Kafka, Conrad, and Coetzee Russell Samolsky “Samolsky is a close reader with an impressive erudition in deconstruction and rhetorical reading. His account of Kafka’s uncanny gift for prognostication, whether the future of technology, communications, or twentieth-century political outcomes, is the most valuable currently available in the marketplace of cultural critique and literary exegesis.” —Henry Sussman, Yale University “Samolsky writes with verve and remarkable clarity about difficult concepts and makes readings of great subtlety and penetration.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine

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

A Pragmatic tradition from Emerson to Ellison James M. Albrecht “What emerges from these discussions of an Emerson-inflected pragmatism is a convincing narrative of the development of a democratic theory that maintains a standard of public responsibility and accountability while preserving the vital role of individual moral reasoning and moral choice in that process. I consider this a very important contribution to the history of American ethical and political thought. This book will have an immediate impact on Emerson studies.” —David M. Robinson, Oregon State University; author of Emerson and the Conduct of Life 368 Pages 978-0-8232-4209-2 Cloth, $55.00 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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The Postmonolingual Condition Yasemin Yildiz “A welcome, necessary, and well-crafted addition to a variety of studies in the fields of German-Turkish and German-Jewish studies—studies that increasingly participate in the much broader discussion of modernity/modernism, postmodern identities, globalization, multiculturalism, and ethnicity studies.”—Amir Eshel, Stanford University

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A Local Habitation and a Name

Imagining Histories in the Italian Renaissance Albert Russell Ascoli “Combining uncommon erudition with a rigorous commitment to critical theory, Albert Ascoli masterfully illuminates the cultural interlacing of power and knowledge—of ‘cesare’ and ‘poeta’—in early modern Italy. Whether showing how Petrarch uses his letters to define the place of the man of letters in relation to those in power, examining the literary dimension of Machiavelli’s anti-literary treatise, The Prince, or considering the construction of masculinity in Ariosto’s Orlando furioso, Ascoli’s essays in this elegant collection meditate on the twin problems of historicizing literature and writing literary history.”—Teodolinda Barolini, Columbia University 384 Pages 978-0-8232-3429-5 Paper, $35.00

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Enlightened Sentiments

Judgment and Autonomy in the Age of Sensibility Hina Nazar “A major reference for the application of Arendtian thinking to modern British literary history.”—David Thomas, University of Notre Dame 192 Pages 978-0-8232-4007-4 Cloth, $45.00

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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 eBOOK AVAILABLE

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Toward a Virtual Law of Literature’s Self-Formation Rodolphe Gasché “An important intellectual event . . . Gasché develops a distinctive theory of literature or way to read literary works.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 406 Pages 978-0-8232-3435-6 Paper, $35.00

Irony on Occasion

From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man Kevin Newmark “Irony on Occasion is perhaps the best book on irony written since Kierkegaard’s The Concept of Irony in the early nineteenth century. Newmark’s focus is always on innovative close readings of specific passages or short texts in the authors he is discussing. This means tactful attention to the original language in which the texts were written . . . as well as attention to wordplay, turns of phrase, and even to ‘the materiality of the letter,’ those marks on the page.”—J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine 320 Pages 978-0-8232-4013-5 Paper, $28.00

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

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 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3179-9 Paper, $27.00

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An Ethical Poetics Yvette Christiansë “A rich, powerful, and refreshing contribution to the study of Toni Morrison’s oeuvre. This book engages the Nobel laureate’s work with uncommon clarity and command, while brilliantly situating language and its ethical dimensions at the center of its inquiry. Blending convincing and careful close readings with critical theory, Yvette Christiansë crafts a fine, durable interpretive lens through which we may more intelligently view the challenges and power of Morrison’s art.”—Stéphane Robolin, Rutgers University 224 Pages 978-0-8232-3916-0 Paper, $23.00

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Spenser, Vulnerability, and the Ethics of Masculinity Joseph Campana “This splendid book makes a fresh and original entry into the burgeoning criticism on Renaissance selfhood. Campana brilliantly links the motif of vulnerability to the social and physiological precariousness of early modern masculinity.”—Michael Schoenfeldt, University of Michigan

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

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