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Public Culture (2003) 15 (2): 261–286.
Published: 01 May 2003
... ” ( English Academy Review , December 1999), “The Island Writes Back: Discourse/Power and Marginality in Wole Soyinka's The Swamp Dwellers , Derek Walcott's The Sea at Dauphin , and Athol Fugard's The Island ”( Research in African Literatures , winter 2001), and “Mapping the Land/Body/Subject: Colo- nial...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 423–430.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Caroline Levine This article focuses on two of the most enduring terms in Raymond Williams’s Marxism and Literature : “dominant, residual, emergent” and “structures of feeling.” Williams’s theory of history as mixtures and layers of different temporal moments is not only alive and well in the field...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 17–26.
Published: 01 January 2017
...Josef Sorett This essay tracks the evolving tensions between culture and politics in African American life to offer an account of how an idea of “church” shapes contemporary black literature and social activism. Although generally understood as a dramatic reimagining of the black past...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (3): 425–432.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Irit Katz Feigis This essay offers an analysis of the architectural environment of the Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza, examined through a comparison of Deleuze and Guattari's “minor literature” interpreting Kafka's work. Copyright 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 An early Hebrew...
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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 (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 255–285.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Arvind Rajagopal Werner Sollors is one of the first scholars of American literature to focus on African American literature before it was thought to constitute a canon in the academy. Unlike many other scholars who shared his focus, he completed his education in postwar Germany. The title of his...
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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 (2018) 30 (3): 413–439.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Ruben Andersson This article starts with an observation made by many migrants and refugees stuck at Europe’s borders: that reception and detention facilities have become a money spinner and a racket. In conversation with the extensive literature on the biopolitics of borders, the article approaches...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (2 (91)): 385–396.
Published: 01 May 2020
...; and through the lens of religion and literature. Copyright 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 study of religion Mircea Eliade comparative approaches My first encounter with Mircea Eliade was with Richard Niebuhr and Diana Eck at Harvard University in the autumn of 1980. The course...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 77–82.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Peter van der Veer Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Chakrabarty , Dipesh . 1992 . “Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History: Who Speaks for ‘Indian Pasts’?”. Representations 37 : 1 -26. Chandra , Sudhir . 1992 . The Oppressive Present...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 144–154.
Published: 01 January 1991
... Endowment for the Humanities, Lynee Cheney, to whom the council tenders advice. The MLA, composed mostly of professors of literature and lan- guages, is shocked - shocked! - that people suspect it of political motives. Oh? The MLA is saturated with the ideology that politics permeates everything...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 55–64.
Published: 01 January 1993
... mind, of considerable intellectual and political importance. Reading further into the book, however, I realized that Aijaz’s focus is much This essay is part of a debate about Aijaz Ahmad‘s book In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures (London: Verso, 1992). Public Culture 1993, 6...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 3–29.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Michael Sprinker Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Ahmad , Aijaz . 1992 . In Theory: Classes, Nations, Literatures . London: Verso. Bhabha , Homi , ed. 1990 . Nation and Narration . London and New York: Routledge. Blaut , James M...
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Public Culture (1991) 4 (1): 89–108.
Published: 01 January 1991
...Xiaobing Tang Copyright © 1991 by the Center For Transnational Culture Studies 1991 To answer the question above in a relevant and meaningful fashion, let us first read a text. In a recent issue of the journal Theorist of Literature and Art (February 1990), we can find a brief...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 217–231.
Published: 01 January 2011
... or on French-­language literatures have noted the apparent indifference of French intellectuals to the meanings and concepts of postcolonialism since the late 1990s; in particular, the institutional situation of French studies in the English-­language...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (1): 97–112.
Published: 01 January 2001
...Michael North © 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Michael North teaches English at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author of The Dialect of Modernism: Race, Language, and Twentieth-Century Literature (1994), Reading 1922: A Return to the Scene of the Modern...
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Public Culture (2007) 19 (2): 307–328.
Published: 01 May 2007
... of it at the Akademi, is a fairly straightforward example of the way literary writing in English is seen not only as being less authentic than vernacular, or bhasha literature,5 but also, more spe- cifically, as a betrayal of a particular linguistic community by one of its own. Writing in two languages raises...
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Public Culture (1989) 1 (2): 91–92.
Published: 01 May 1989
...Roger Allen Copyright © 1989 by the Project For Transnational Cultural Studies 1989 Naguib Mahfouz: Nobel Laureate Roger Allen Naguib Mahfouz, the 1988 Nobel Laureate in Literature, is the first Arab author ever to win the Nobel Prize. A Western cultural institution has...
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Public Culture (1993) 6 (1): 65–76.
Published: 01 January 1993
...Nivedita Menon Copyright © 1993 by Duke University Press 1993 Literature Cited Barrett , Michele . 1980 . Women's Oppression Today . London: Verso. Derrida , Jacques . 1988 . Ltd Inc. Evanston, Ill: Northwestern University Press. Derrida , Jacques . 1990a...
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Public Culture (2011) 23 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 January 2011
... Contributors Emilienne Baneth-­Nouailhetas is an alumna of the École Normale Supérieure (Fontenay-­Saint Cloud, France), professor of English literature, and senior researcher for the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS). Her inter- ests...