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One of the defining features of modernism lies in its far-reaching rethinking of the relation between the human and the non-human. In the present volume, this crucial aspect of modernism’s legacy is investigated from an authentically transnational perspective, taking an innovative stance on a diverse range of authors – from posthumanist classics such as Beckett and Woolf to Valentine de Saint-Point, Radoje Domanovic and Aldo Palazzeschi among others.
On the one hand, this collection sheds new light on the modernist contribution to posthumanism, providing a valuable reference point for future studies on the topic. On the other, it offers a new take on the transnational dimension of modernism, highlighting unexplored convergences between modernist authors from several different national contexts.
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The final volume of the New Perspectives in Edward Albee Studies series expands the analyses of Edward Albee’s theatre beyond Anglophone countries. Ranging from academic essays, performance reviews, and interviews, the selected contributions examine different socio-political contexts, cultural dynamics, linguistic communities, and aesthetic traditions, from the 1960s to our contemporary days. Albee Abroad gladly brings together varied voices from Czech Republic, People’s Republic of China, Brazil, Iran, Germany, Spain, and Greece, thus enriching Albee scholarship with more plural tones.
Le dandy entre littérature et histoire
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Narcisse ? Cambrioleur ? Illusionniste ? Le dandy n’arrête pas de changer de rôles, de se mettre en scène afin de protéger son moi véritable et garder son indépendance. Or, ne l’oublions pas, sa première obligation est d’étonner. En tant que maître du jeu des apparences, il s’invente des poses et s’amuse à cacher son visage derrière de nombreux masques pour dérouter son public. De Fortunio à Arsène Lupin, sans oublier la femme dandy, de Saint-Just à Romain Gary, les seize études du présent ouvrage font défiler une exceptionnelle galerie de figures qui jalonnent l’histoire du dandysme. On y découvrira l’art d’être dandy et des incarnations inattendues, voire surprenantes de ce personnage mystérieux, aussi bien littéraires qu’historiques. Haut les masques donc ! Que le spectacle commence !

Narcissus? A burglar? An illusionist? The dandy never stops changing roles, putting himself on stage in order to protect his true self and maintain his independence. But let us not forget that his first obligation is to amaze. As a master of appearances, he invents poses and derives pleasure from hiding his face behind multiple masks to confuse his audience. From Fortunio to Arsène Lupin, not forgetting the dandy woman, from Saint-Just to Romain Gary, the sixteen studies in this book present an exceptional gallery of figures that delineate the history of dandyism. We will discover the art of being a dandy and unexpected, even surprising incarnations (both literary and historical) of this mysterious character. So, masks up! Let the show begin!
Proceedings of the 22nd Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association
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The 2019 congress of the International Comparative Literature Association attracted many hundreds of scholars from all around the world to Macau. This volume contains a modest selection of papers to discuss the four hottest fields of the discipline: the future of comparison, the position of national and diaspora literature in the context of globalization, the importance of translation, and the concepts of world literature. The contributions cover huge geographical and cultural areas, but pay special attention to the connections between Western (both American and European) and Asian (especially Indian and East-Asian) literatures. The literatures of the world might be different but they are also connected.
Deconstruction, Pacifism, and Displacement
Ontologies of Violence provides a new paradigm for understanding the concept of violence through comparative interpretations of French philosopher Jacques Derrida, philosophical theologians in the Mennonite pacifist tradition, and Grace M. Jantzen’s feminist philosophy of religion. By drawing out and challenging the remarkably similar priorities shared by its three sources, and by challenging the assumption that differences necessarily lead to displacement, Ontologies of Violence provides a critical theory of violence by treating it as a diagnostic concept that implies the violation of value-laden boundaries.