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Public Culture (1989) 2 (1): 100–105.
Published: 01 January 1989
...? The Politics of Religious and Literary Inspiration Peter van der Veer Department of Anthropology University of Utrecht The publication of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses is clearly a major political-literary event. In India, it was banned by the Finance Minis- ter; in Iran, the Guide...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 217–234.
Published: 01 May 2005
...Cheryl A. Wall © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Cheryl A. Wall teaches African American literature in the English department at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her latest book is Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition (2005...
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Public Culture (2023) 35 (1 (99)): 135–152.
Published: 01 January 2023
... was the most influential literary theorist of her generation. This article examines whether Marxism, semiotic linguistics, and literary studies are compatible. However, the author will go back to the “linguistic turn” and revisit some older debates about the role of rhetoric. But a revitalized rhetoric...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (3 (65)): 493–504.
Published: 01 September 2011
... social networking sites—as to individuals themselves. This article discusses the role of circulation in understanding the Egyptian popular uprising. It focuses on the literary work of a young generation of Egyptians whose writings from the past several years—and comments on the January 25 movement...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 431–439.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Stephen Best Walter Ong published Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word in 1982, synthesizing his career-long concern with the impact of the shift from orality to literacy on various cultures. Scholars of African American literary and cultural studies were coming to redefine...
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 497–530.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Nancy Florida This essay explores visual art, literary production, memory, and politics in Indonesia at the cusp of the twenty-first century. It focuses on the paintings of the contemporary Indonesian artist Djokopekik and the translation of those paintings into literature by the novelist...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (3 (80)): 447–456.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Robyn Creswell In “Embargoed Literature,” an essay written twenty-five years ago, Edward W. Said noted that “of all the major world literatures, Arabic remains relatively unknown and unread in the West.” How is it that one of the world’s great literary corpuses, as rich as those of classical Greek...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 307–328.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of Translation Rashmi Sadana At the Sahitya Akademi In 2000, Kiran Nagarkar’s novel Cuckold won India’s top literary prize for best original work in English, yet the accolade seemed to alien- ate him further from his most prized readership...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (2): 203–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
... Testimony (2001) and, most recently, of Why I Hate Abercrombie and Fitch: Essays on Race and Sexuality (2005), McBride also edited James Baldwin Now (1999) and coedited the 2003 Lambda Literary-winning anthology Black Like Us: A Century of Lesbian, Gay, and Bi-Sexual African American Fiction (2002...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 89–108.
Published: 01 January 1991
... CultllIe 89 Vol. 4, No. 1: Fall 1991 moral values that meet the demand of modem society.”l In short, it is high time that men of letters in China gave up literary innovation and cultural criticism and once again committed themselves to a positive, if not leading, role...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 41–54.
Published: 01 January 1993
... to do that; but his overriding polemical concern seems to be to show how literary theory in general This essay is part of a debate about Aijaz Ahmad's book In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (London: Verso, 1992). 1. I shall be using the term "locational criticism" as a shorthand...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 401–434.
Published: 01 September 2013
... methods developed in literary studies to decode dense, opaque, and unreliable texts. Such textual metaphors appear throughout Geertz’s essay “Deep Play: Notes on a Balinese Cockfight,” in which he provides an exemplary instance of thick description. He exhaustively analyzes everyday practices of gaming...
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Public Culture (2000) 12 (3): 591–625.
Published: 01 September 2000
...Sheldon Pollock 2000 by Duke University Press 2000 Sheldon Pollock is George V. Bobrinskoy Professor of Sanskrit and Indic Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the editor of the forthcoming Literary Cultures in History: Reconstructions from South Asia . PC 12.3-01 Pollock...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 133–142.
Published: 01 January 1993
...). If the realms of culture and politics remain at this level wholly distinct-his very use of the term “mediations” My thanks to Jonathan Arac, at whose 1992 Modern Language Association panel on ”Literary Criticism as a Nonfictional Genre” this material was first presented. This essay is part...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
...-state. Black life itself, in this view, is the sacred prize. Church, if nothing else, has been and remains a sign of that prize. A literary trope and cultural myth, certainly, and a persistent and powerful one, still. The affective dispositions, institutional structures, and imaginative horizons...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 3–29.
Published: 01 January 1993
... of the nation. These definitions are intended to demarcate sharply and absolutely between First World and Third World literary forms (the former written under the hegemonic sign of postmodernism), to offer a typology of literary kinds based on distinctive social and political experiences undergone...
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Public Culture (1999) 11 (1): 109–145.
Published: 01 January 1999
... the world of Bengali literature—literary addas? Perhaps some will be struck by pain at this. But what other path is there to follow except to press forward even as our hearts’ ache?”10 I am not interested in reading this nostalgia as an error...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
... should also be working for better structures . This goes against deeply ingrained habits in literary studies. Structures are precisely not emergent — they are what endures over long stretches without much change. But that does not make them only oppressive. The stability of the built environment...
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Public Culture (2006) 18 (2): 301–321.
Published: 01 May 2006
... is rather unfashionable now, romanticism has long been interpreted as offering a concept of literary representation capacious enough to negotiate among competing philosophical, metaphysical, and spiritual claims. Tied to a seculariza- tion narrative, romanticism thus becomes an alternative to religion...
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Public Culture (1998) 10 (3): 530–548.
Published: 01 September 1998
... by Chen Xiaoming. Lanzhou: Gansu renmin chubanshe. Xiaoming , Chen . 1995 . “Wanshengdai yu jiushi niandai wenxue liuxiang” (The belated generation and the literary trends in the ’90s), preface to Shenghuo wuzui (Life is not a crime), by He Dun. Beijing: Huayi chubanshe. Dun , He . 1995a...