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2016

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Full-Text Articles in Modern Literature

Andrew Asibong. Marie Ndiaye: Blankness And Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2013., Katarzyna Peric Dec 2016

Andrew Asibong. Marie Ndiaye: Blankness And Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool Up, 2013., Katarzyna Peric

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Andrew Asibong. Marie NDiaye: Blankness and Recognition. Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2013.


Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery And Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Patrick R. Young Dec 2016

Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery And Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Up, 2015., Patrick R. Young

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jobst Welge. Genealogical Fictions: Cultural Periphery and Historical Change. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2015.


William J. Nichols And H. Rosi Song, Eds. Toward A Cultural Archive Of La Movida. Back To The Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2014., Jorge Gonzalez Del Pozo Dec 2016

William J. Nichols And H. Rosi Song, Eds. Toward A Cultural Archive Of La Movida. Back To The Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2014., Jorge Gonzalez Del Pozo

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of William J. Nichols and H. Rosi Song, eds. Toward a Cultural Archive of La Movida. Back to the Future. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2014.


Advertisement For Women In French Studies Dec 2016

Advertisement For Women In French Studies

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Advertisement for Women in French Studies, the refereed journal of Women in French (WIF)


Martin Munro. Writing On The Fault Line: Haitian Literature And The Earthquake Of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014., Linda Alcott Dec 2016

Martin Munro. Writing On The Fault Line: Haitian Literature And The Earthquake Of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014., Linda Alcott

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Martin Munro. Writing on the Fault Line: Haitian Literature and the Earthquake of 2010. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2014.


Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, And Luis Gustavo Vieira, Eds. War And Literature: Looking Back On 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014., Paul R. Schue Dec 2016

Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, And Luis Gustavo Vieira, Eds. War And Literature: Looking Back On 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014., Paul R. Schue

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Tom Burns, Elcio Cornelson, Volker Jaeckel, and Luis Gustavo Vieira, eds. War and Literature: Looking Back on 20th Century Armed Conflicts. Stuttgart: Ibidem Verlag, 2014.


The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling The Collaborative Spirit(S), Shannon Davis, Joel Minor Nov 2016

The James Merrill Digital Archive: Channeling The Collaborative Spirit(S), Shannon Davis, Joel Minor

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management

The James Merrill Papers, housed in Washington University Libraries Special Collections, contains manuscripts, drafts, and other materials from the renowned poet. In 2013, work began to digitize and deliver a selection of the Merrill Papers towards his epic poem, The Book of Ephraim. Because the Libraries’ already used Omeka digital exhibit software for a number of projects, the materials were delivered in an Omeka exhibit, The James Merrill Digital Archive. The process of transforming an archival collection into a digital exhibit required the expertise and input of many collaborators including library staff in Special Collections and Scholarly Publishing, and students ...


Introduction, Necia Chronister, Lutz Koepnick Jan 2016

Introduction, Necia Chronister, Lutz Koepnick

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The task of this special issue is to unearth the often denied logic of neoliberal rationality in Germany over the last few decades by exploring how various literary texts, films, and artistic projects, at the level of both content and formal experimentation, have sought to visualize the ramifications of deregulation and ceaseless self-management. The volume features scholarly work on various literary texts, performances, films, time-based art works, and theoretical interventions that explore the nexus between neoliberalism, new media culture, and the landscapes of temporal experience.


Marie Darrieussecq’S Clèves: A Wittigian Rewriting Of Adolescence, Annabel L. Kim Jan 2016

Marie Darrieussecq’S Clèves: A Wittigian Rewriting Of Adolescence, Annabel L. Kim

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Marie Darrieussecq's Clèves (2011) shocked readers with the vulgarity of its language and spurred controversy over its status as a literary text. In this article, I show how the novel's "bad" language is a foil for Darrieussecq's larger project of rewriting the adolescent female body, removing it from the sexualized and objectified optic through which it is usually viewed in order to stage it instead as a body in process, as a situation. For this body in process, gender and sexuality are not givens, but deeply unfamiliar experiences that resist the social order’s dominant framing narratives ...


Corrupting Capitalism: Michael Ende’S Momo And “Cathedral Station”, Heike Polster Jan 2016

Corrupting Capitalism: Michael Ende’S Momo And “Cathedral Station”, Heike Polster

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Michael Ende, the well-known author of The Neverending Story, foresaw dramatic changes in the fabric of society resulting from a turn toward neoliberal policies. One such far-reaching and dangerous change has to do with a diminishing of temporal autonomy, the ability to freely determine the use and meaning of our time. This article explores how neoliberalism is shaping our concept of time and our experience of it. In an effort to demonstrate the process and the line of reasoning behind the monetization of time, and to connect time to more qualitative considerations of the human condition, I shall demonstrate how ...


Kaschnitz, Enzensberger, And Sandig: The Ecopoetics Of Water Pollution, Charlotte Melin Jan 2016

Kaschnitz, Enzensberger, And Sandig: The Ecopoetics Of Water Pollution, Charlotte Melin

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

This ecocritical reading of Marie Luise Kaschnitz’s poetic cycle “Rückkehr nach Frankfurt” ‘Return to Frankfurt’ (1945/46), Hans Magnus Enzensberger’s epic poem Der Untergang der TitanicThe Sinking of the Titanic’ (1978), and a 21st-century poem by Ulrike Almut Sandig analyzes key shifts in poetic representations of water pollution. The essay explores underlying cultural and political attitudes about water that define literary depictions of its pollution. It argues that these texts register a conceptual turn away from aesthetic appreciation of water in terms of its culturally rich, purifying properties and toward scientific understanding that emphasizes the ...


Gender: The Hidden God In Yasmina Reza's Le Dieu Du Carnage, Lauren Tilger Jan 2016

Gender: The Hidden God In Yasmina Reza's Le Dieu Du Carnage, Lauren Tilger

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Most critics have analyzed acclaimed playwright Yasmina Reza’s Le Dieu du Carnage (2007) as a descent into savagery. This close examination of the play points to the role of gender norms and stereotypes in causing the decline in civility. By taking part in a culture that worships gender ideals, the characters in Reza’s play police one another’s actions to ensure that everyone behaves like proper men and women. The act of attempting to successfully perform femininity or masculinity leads to the evening’s disastrous events. In contrast with readings that have erased gender from the power dynamics ...


Patrick O’Neill. Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects. Toronto: U Of Toronto P, 2014. 222 Pp., Robert Lemon Jan 2016

Patrick O’Neill. Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects. Toronto: U Of Toronto P, 2014. 222 Pp., Robert Lemon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Patrick O’Neill. Transforming Kafka: Translation Effects. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 2014. 222 pp.


Ana Corbalán And Ellen Mayock. Toward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2015. Vii–Xix + 211 Pp., Jennifer Brady Jan 2016

Ana Corbalán And Ellen Mayock. Toward A Multicultural Configuration Of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson Up, 2015. Vii–Xix + 211 Pp., Jennifer Brady

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ana Corbalán and Ellen Mayock. Toward a Multicultural Configuration of Spain: Local Cities, Global Spaces. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2015. vii–xix + 211 pp.


Sickness Unto Death In The Age Of 24/7: Wolfgang Herrndorf's Arbeit Und Struktur, Lilla Balint Jan 2016

Sickness Unto Death In The Age Of 24/7: Wolfgang Herrndorf's Arbeit Und Struktur, Lilla Balint

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

How does one die in the digital age? In exploring this question, this article juxtaposes Jonathan Crary’s critique of the contemporary and Wolfgang Herrndorf’s Arbeit und Struktur—a blog in which the German author documented his three-year battle against brain cancer. The digital age, Crary argues in 24/7, not only enables but forces its natives to ceaselessly engage in work. From the vantage point of terminal illness, however, the digital administration of the self appears not as a strategy of disempowerment but as a life-sustaining practice that allows for the continuous production of the self under precarious ...


Time’S Deadly Arrow: Time And Temporality In Narratives Of Immaterial Labor, Sabine Von Dirke Jan 2016

Time’S Deadly Arrow: Time And Temporality In Narratives Of Immaterial Labor, Sabine Von Dirke

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The article investigates the discourse on time and temporality in non-fictional and fictional accounts of paid, white collar labor, or, in the broader terminology of Maurizio Lazzarato, immaterial labor since the last quarter of the twentieth century. More specifically, it brings the critique of neoliberal capitalism by two influential social philosophers, Richard Sennett and Oskar Negt, in dialogue with fictional narratives of white collar labor: Rainer Merkel’s novel, Das Jahr der Wunder (The Year of Miracles, 2001), W.E. Richartz’s Büroroman (Office Novel, 1976) and Wilhelm Genazino’s Abschaffel-trilogy (1977-1979). Sennett and Negt’s non-fictional accounts contrast ...


Biopolitical Education: The Edukators And The Politics Of The Immanent Outside, Roland Vegso, Marco Abel Jan 2016

Biopolitical Education: The Edukators And The Politics Of The Immanent Outside, Roland Vegso, Marco Abel

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The article examines the relationship of biopower and cinema through the analysis of a specific film, Hans Weingartner’s The Edukators (2004). It argues that in the age of biopower, resistance to power cannot be conceived of in terms of a radical outside to power. Rather, biopolitical resistance must take place on the terrain of this power itself, that is, within the field of life. Therefore, what we call the “viral” politics of The Edukators must be interpreted precisely in this context. The film argues that the exhaustion of political paradigms inherited from the past century forces us to take ...


Eyes Wide Open: The Look Of Obstinacy, The Gaze Of The Camera, And The 24/7 Economy In Antja Ehmann And Harun Farocki’S Labour In A Single Shot (2011-2015), Richard Langston Jan 2016

Eyes Wide Open: The Look Of Obstinacy, The Gaze Of The Camera, And The 24/7 Economy In Antja Ehmann And Harun Farocki’S Labour In A Single Shot (2011-2015), Richard Langston

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Moving beyond Jonathan Crary's ontologically framed subject in his essay 24/7, the following essay calls on Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge's political economy of labor power in order to query the persistence of obstinacy within the neoliberal economy of 24/7. Tested against Harun Farocki's final film project co-produced with his wife Antje Ehmann, "Labour in a Single Shot," the essay argues that neoliberalism has in fact generated both tools and forms of collective agency that together call Crary's cultural pessimism into question.


Heimat Goes Mobile: Hybrid Forms Of Home In Literature And Film, Kristy R. Boney Jan 2016

Heimat Goes Mobile: Hybrid Forms Of Home In Literature And Film, Kristy R. Boney

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Gabriele Eichmanns and Yvonne Franke, Eds. Heimat Goes Mobile: Hybrid Forms of Home in Literature and Film. Rochester, NY: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013. 224 pp.


Thomas Baldwin, James Fowler And Ana De Medeiros, Eds. Questions Of Influence In Modern French Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Xxvii + 223 Pp., Audra L. Merfeld-Langston Jan 2016

Thomas Baldwin, James Fowler And Ana De Medeiros, Eds. Questions Of Influence In Modern French Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. Xxvii + 223 Pp., Audra L. Merfeld-Langston

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Thomas Baldwin, James Fowler and Ana de Medeiros, eds. Questions of Influence in Modern French Literature. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. xxvii + 223 pp.