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Cultural Politics (2022) 18 (3): 351–366.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Cory Stockwell Abstract This article examines several recent theorizations of the concept “world” from within or in proximity to the field of world literature, and argues that these theorizations all suffer from a missed engagement with the work of Jean-Luc Nancy, the most important contemporary...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (1): 5–24.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Seth Hague; John Street; Heather Savigny This article explores the ways in which popular musicians, in particular Bob Geldof, have come to assume a central role in the campaign to alter economic and political relationships between the developed and developing worlds. It focuses on the example...
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Cultural Politics (2021) 17 (1): 37–47.
Published: 01 March 2021
... in power. Through situating contemporary viral relations in relation to existing literatures focused on pests and parasites, the essay argues that harmful beings are not just exceptions that can be worked around and ultimately accommodated within relational ethics. Instead, harmful entanglements offer more...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 200–218.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and the Neoliberal World-System: An Introduction .” In World Literature, Neoliberalism, and the Culture of Discontent , edited by Deckard Sharae and Shapiro Stephen , 1 – 48 . Cham, Switzerland : Springer . Eiland Howard , and Jennings Michael W. . 2014 . Walter Benjamin...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 171–191.
Published: 01 July 2012
... . “ Eine Geschichte des Comics, des demokratischen Mediums ” (“A History of the Comic Book, the Democratic Medium”) . In Weltliteratur. Vom Nobelpreis bis zum Comic (World Literature: From the Nobel Prize to the Comic) , edited by Böhm Thomas Hielscher Martin , 213 – 23 . Köln : Dumont...
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Cultural Politics (2017) 13 (1): 34–47.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Malcolm Miles In an essay on French literature in the period of Nazi occupation, Herbert Marcuse argues that a literature of intimacy—love poems and romantic novels—is the last resort of freedom in totalitarian conditions. Written in 1945 and revised in the 1970s, Marcuse’s essay argues...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (2): 203–222.
Published: 01 July 2007
...Tao Dongfeng This article provides a systematic study of Canon-Mocking Literature, an important cultural phenomenon in contemporary China. From the combined perspective of stylistics and cultural studies, the article suggests that Canon-Mocking Literature is a subversion of the discursive order...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (1): 148–158.
Published: 01 March 2023
... pause. Space for breath, for detours in modes of multispecies literary representation. If the line—working on the assembly line and writing a certain kind of poetic line—is an orientation that draws literature and the abattoir together, as Joseph Ponthus's autofictional poem essay On the Line: Notes...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (2): 193–206.
Published: 01 July 2012
... on the transatlantic world edge where Christian and Islamic mores interact, fuse, and clash. © 2012 Duke University Press 2012 orientalism conversion contact zones Beat literature Paul Bowles Jack Kerouac Not all the ravages caused by our merciless age are tangible ones. The subtler forms...
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Cultural Politics (2011) 7 (3): 445–464.
Published: 01 November 2011
... person seducing another, and being seduced in turn – Calle's text bears the same relation to the detective genre as Sterne's singularly convoluted self-reflexive novel Tristram Shandy to the traditional realist novel, according to Viktor Shklovsky: it was the “the most typical novel in world literature...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (1): 61–72.
Published: 01 March 2012
... and the Annales school's notion of world history but also challenges the event-based history that we know through great events, such as May 1968, 1914–18.…History is accidental now, instantaneous, it cancels out—and this is an event without reference or equivalent—the tripartite division of past, present...
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Cultural Politics (2012) 8 (3): 375–384.
Published: 01 November 2012
... does not exist in a vacuum. FK: Indeed. Take, for example, E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Golden Pot . A specific medial constellation is essential to the text. The world keeps overlooking how well behaved I was: Discourse Networks contains two exemplary interpretations. I think I interpreted...
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Cultural Politics (2007) 3 (1): 51–70.
Published: 01 March 2007
... here with Kalí Tal's claim, in her book Worlds of Hurt: Reading the Literatures of Trauma , that representations of a trauma similar to that undergone by a “survivor-reader” “may trigger ‘flashbacks’… derived from the reader's own traumatic experience” (1996: 16; emphasis in original). Also...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (3): 303–314.
Published: 01 November 2019
... terms “the world university system.” Understanding student protests within the context of anticolonial struggle, including within African universities, reveals the extent to which the neoliberal university we inhabit today is the product of a profound counterrevolution designed to undermine the promise...
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Cultural Politics (2023) 19 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 July 2023
... and contextualizes Taiwan's modern art as part of a Cold War convergence of art, design, and technology. 1 On a global scale, and in relation to the American military-industrial complex and its attendant neo-imperialism (Immerwahr 2020 : 13–144), the post–World War II and early Cold War period of the 1940s–60s...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 361–375.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Rogenhofer Sara , 83 – 102 . Munich : Boer . Kittler Friedrich . 1997 . Literature, Media, Information Systems . Edited by Johnston John . Amsterdam : OPA . Kittler Friedrich . 1998 . “ Gleichschaltungen: Über Normen und Standards der elekronischen Kommunikation...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 337–350.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the early Cold War. The suburban home emerges not as a place of retreat from the uncertainties of a newly nuclear and threatening world, but as a crucible in which contemporary anxieties can only be imperfectly contained. © BERG 2008 PRINTED IN THE UK 2008 Merril nuclear Cold War America...
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Cultural Politics (2008) 4 (3): 261–268.
Published: 01 November 2008
...; and with a renewed cry for resistance to Russia from some sections of opinion in the West. It is a measure of the power of a historical mythology that despite obvious differences – the breakup of the Soviet Union and of Soviet satellite states, the “War on Terror,” energy shortages, China’s rise as a world power...
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Cultural Politics (2019) 15 (2): 259–261.
Published: 01 July 2019
...). Similarly, the Madrigal, the state-owned Romanian choir ensemble, was considered a shop window for the outside world during Ceauşescu’s national socialism. Although the Madrigal choir performed exquisite classical music pieces outside communist Romania, the Ceauşescu regime demanded internal production...
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Cultural Politics (2015) 11 (3): 395–406.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Second World War .” In Literature Media Information Systems , edited by Johnston John , 101 – 16 . Amsterdam : OPA . Kleist Heinrich von . 2008 . The Battle of Herrmann . Translated by MagShamhráin Rachel . Würzburg : Königshausen and Neumann . Pynchon Thomas . 1987...