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The African American Novel in the Early Twenty-First Century comprises fourteen essays, each focussing on recent, widely known fiction by acclaimed African American authors. This volume showcases the originality, diversity, and vitality of contemporary African American literature, which has reached a bewildering yet exhilarating stage of disruption and continuity between today and yesterday, homegrown and diasporic identities, and local and global interrelatedness. Additionally, it delves into the complexity of the Black literary imagination and its interaction with broader cultural contexts. Lastly, it reflects on the evolution of the African American community, its tribulations, triumphs, challenges, and prospects.
Expanding on a major public program of April 2021, this volume presents wide-ranging perspectives on the legacies of the Dutch Atlantic slave trade within and beyond museum walls. Contributions by curators, academics, activists, artists, and poets consider this history as reflected in the arts of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Black diaspora more broadly, together illuminating how art museums may function as liberatory spaces working against systemic injustice.
Individual Actors, Concepts, and Transnational Connections
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What role did gender play in fascist visions and politics? The contributions in this volume map the category of gender in modern forms of political organisation and mobilisation of women and men; in propaganda and in the disciplining of bodies. In this theoretical framework, gender and fascism are seen as deeply intertwined. ‘Gendering fascism’ denotes a paradigmatic lens through which to explore the configurations, strategies, and technologies of fascist imaginaries and politics. Presenting empirical case studies of Europe, Asia and America as gendered sites of historical and transnational fascist engagement, the volume challenges lingering Eurocentric perspectives in fascism studies.

Contributors are: Ryan Anningson, Anca Axinia, Andrea Germer, Brian J Griffith, Vera Marstaller, Meguro Akane, Toni Morant, Inbal Ofer, Hanna-Leena Paloposki, Andrea Pető, Jasmin Rückert, George Souvlis, Rosa Vasilaki, Caroline Waldron, and Dagmar Wernitznig.
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This volume provides a partial mapping of the ambivalent representational forms and cultural politics that have characterized Latinx identity since the 1990s, looking at literary and popular culture texts, as well as new media expressions. The chapters tackle themes related to the diversity of Latinx culture and experience, as represented in different media the borderland context, issues related to gender and sexuality, the US–Mexico borderland context, and the connections between spatiality and Latinx self-representation—sketching the “now” of Latinx representation and considering that “Latinx” is an unstable signifier, and the present, as well as culture and media, are always in motion.
Twenty-Four Essays on the Social History of American Art
A collection of highly readable critical essays (1977-2023) by a leader in the field of American social art history. Among the subjects Alan Wallach explores are the art of Thomas Cole, patronage of the Hudson River School, so-called “Luminism,” the rise of the American art museum, the historiography of American art, scholarship and the art market, as well as the work of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Rockwell Kent, Grant Wood, Philip Evergood, and Norman Rockwell. Throughout, Wallach employs a materialist approach to argue against traditional scholarship that considered American art and art institutions in isolation from their social, historical, and ideological contexts.