a journal of critical literary studies
Forthcoming Special Issue: "Human Rights and Cultural Forms," guest edited by Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, and Greg Mullins
In order to rethink longstanding debates over the limits of representation in witnessing human rights abuses, this special issue explores the need to consider what Diane Taylor has called the “performatic”: “the nondiscursive realm of performance” where “performatic, digital, and visual fields [are] separate from, though always embroiled with, the discursive one so privileged by Western logocentrism.” Essays by a range of established and new scholars in the field examine forms ranging from narrative literature and poetry, to dramatic texts and performance, film and video, and other technologies of perception and surveillance, in order to investigate how historical context, aesthetic representation, and staging give shape to material, embodied suffering
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New introduction to the work of Edward Said published by Conor McCarthy, Associate Editor of College Literature.
Conor McCarthy recently published The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said. This book serves both as an introduction to a major critic and public intellectual of the last 40 years, and draws out themes and continuities in Said's work, from Beginnings (1975) through his Orientalism (1978) to Culture and Imperialism (1993), his work on late style, and his lifelong work on Palestine. McCarthy shows how Said wove together strands from Romance philology, Western Marxism and post-structuralism to produce a striking body of critical and intellectual work of ongoing cultural and political relevance.
Further details at Cambridge University Press