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Deborah Mawer, Editor. Historical Interplay In French Music And Culture, 1860-1960. Routledge, 2018., Eric Touya De Marenne Oct 2019

Deborah Mawer, Editor. Historical Interplay In French Music And Culture, 1860-1960. Routledge, 2018., Eric Touya De Marenne

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Deborah Mawer, editor. Historical Interplay in French Music and Culture, 1860-1960.


Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie Sep 2019

Fictionalizing Fiction Through The Metaphor Of (De)Construction In Kamel Daoud’S Meursault, Contre-Enquête, Mary Poteau-Tralie

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, contre-enquête, employs the metaphor of (de)construction to disassemble and reconstruct Albert Camus’s L’Étranger on both the plot and lexical levels. Daoud creates a series of binary oppositions using Camus’s original building blocks. His literary rebuilding on the unsteady canonical foundation ultimately valorizes plurality in the retrospective reconstruction of Algeria’s past, and in an ever-deferred construction of its future. Daoud thus becomes inextricably part of the rebuilding process.


Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Editor. Pierre Bourdieu In Hispanic Literature And Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018., Katie J. Vater Sep 2019

Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado, Editor. Pierre Bourdieu In Hispanic Literature And Culture. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018., Katie J. Vater

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Sánchez Prado, Ignacio M., editor. Pierre Bourdieu in Hispanic Literature and Culture. Palgrave MacMillan, 2018.


Iker González-Allende. Hombres En Movimiento: Masculinidades Españolas En Los Exilios Y Emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue Up, 2018., Jeffrey Zamostny Sep 2019

Iker González-Allende. Hombres En Movimiento: Masculinidades Españolas En Los Exilios Y Emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue Up, 2018., Jeffrey Zamostny

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Iker González-Allende. Hombres en movimiento: Masculinidades españolas en los exilios y emigraciones, 1939-1999. Purdue UP, 2018.


Nora Hämäläinen. Literature And Moral Theory. Bloomsbury, 2016., Anthony M. Dotterman Sep 2019

Nora Hämäläinen. Literature And Moral Theory. Bloomsbury, 2016., Anthony M. Dotterman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Nora Hämäläinen. Literature and Moral Theory. Bloomsbury, 2016.


Window Shopping With Duchamp: Commodity Aesthetics Delayed In Glass, J. Brandon Pelcher Sep 2019

Window Shopping With Duchamp: Commodity Aesthetics Delayed In Glass, J. Brandon Pelcher

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

While Marcel Duchamp’s readymades are consistently framed as a challenge to the art world and the concept of art itself, they also challenge the world from which they were taken, the world of commodities. Readymades subject the commodity to the world of aesthetics in order to more fully investigate the commodity aesthetics of both the commodity form itself and it presentation in shop window displays. This critical investigation complicates the role of commodity aesthetics and consumption as well as their formation of the consumer-subject in Fordist capitalism. The readymade can be seen both as an important forerunner to the ...


Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow Of The Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, And Culture. Camden House, 2017., Laura Mclary Aug 2019

Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow Of The Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, And Culture. Camden House, 2017., Laura Mclary

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Katya Krylova. The Long Shadow of the Past: Contemporary Austrian Literature, Film, and Culture. Camden House, 2017.


Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani Aug 2019

Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017., Peter Faziani

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Arthur Rose. Literary Cynics: Borges, Beckett, Coetzee. Bloomsbury, 2017. 190 pp.


Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called The World: The Contemporary Novel As Global Form. Duke Up, 2016., Evan Torner Jun 2019

Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called The World: The Contemporary Novel As Global Form. Duke Up, 2016., Evan Torner

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Debjani Ganguly. This Thing Called the World: The Contemporary Novel as Global Form. Duke University Press, 2016. 300 pp.


Ela E. Gezen. Brecht, Turkish Theater, And Turkish-German Literature. Reception, Adaptation, And Innovation After 1960. Camden House, 2018., Lydia J. White Jun 2019

Ela E. Gezen. Brecht, Turkish Theater, And Turkish-German Literature. Reception, Adaptation, And Innovation After 1960. Camden House, 2018., Lydia J. White

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ela E. Gezen. Brecht, Turkish Theater, and Turkish-German Literature. Reception, Adaptation, and Innovation after 1960. Camden House, 2018. 159 pp.


Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon Jun 2019

Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, And Corinna Lenhardt, Eds. Exploring The Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, And Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018., Annabelle Dolidon

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Ina Batzke, Eric C. Erbacher, Linda M. Hess, and Corinna Lenhardt, eds. Exploring the Fantastic: Genre, Ideology, and Popular Culture. Transcript Verlag, 2018. 294 pp.


David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang Jun 2019

David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford Up, 2018., Patrick Moneyang

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of David Weir. Decadence: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford UP, 2018. 132 pp.


Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi Jun 2019

Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez And The Cinema. Tamesis, 2014., Silvio Gaggi

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Alessandro Rocco. Gabriel García Márquez and the Cinema. Tamesis, 2014


Anna Branach-Kallas And Piotr Sadkowski. Comparing Grief In French, British And Canadian Great War Fiction (1977-2014). Brill, 2018., Erika Quinn Jun 2019

Anna Branach-Kallas And Piotr Sadkowski. Comparing Grief In French, British And Canadian Great War Fiction (1977-2014). Brill, 2018., Erika Quinn

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Anna Branach-Kallas and Piotr Sadkowski. Comparing Grief in French, British and Canadian Great War Fiction (1977-2014). Brill, 2018. 251 pp.


Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee Jun 2019

Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness In Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018., Erika M. Nelson Mukherjee

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Nina Schmidt. The Wounded Self: Writing Illness in Twenty-First-Century German Literature. Camden House, 2018. 235 pp.


Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz Jun 2019

Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles Of Violence: Sensational Cinema And Journalism In Early Twentieth-Century Mexico And Brazil. Duke Up, 2017., Ernesto R. Acevedo-Muñoz

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Rielle Navitzki. Public Spectacles of Violence: Sensational Cinema and Journalism in Early Twentieth-Century Mexico and Brazil. Duke UP, 2017. xiv + 344pp.


Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek Jun 2019

Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, And Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, Eds. The Ethics Of Seeing: Photography And Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018., Richard Bodek

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jennifer Evans, Paul Betts, and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, eds. The Ethics of Seeing: Photography and Twentieth-Century German History. Berghahn Books, 2018. xii + 293 pp.


Jenni Ramone, Ed. The Bloomsbury Introduction To Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Jennifer Howell Jun 2019

Jenni Ramone, Ed. The Bloomsbury Introduction To Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018., Jennifer Howell

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Jenni Ramone, ed. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Postcolonial Writing: New Contexts, New Narratives, New Debates. Bloomsbury Academic, 2018. xiv + 356 pp.


Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis Jun 2019

Asher Ghaffar, Editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays In World Literature. Routledge, 2019., Laura L. Dennis

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of

Asher Ghaffar, editor. History, Imperialism, Critique: New Essays in World Literature. Routledge, 2019. viii + 238 pp.


Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé Jun 2019

Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants In Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018., Alfonso Bartolomé

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

Review of Clara Guillén Marín. Migrants in Contemporary Spanish Film. Rouledge, 2018.


The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing The Immigrant Mother In Jordi Sierra I Fabra’S “Barrios Altos”, Diana Aramburu Jun 2019

The Mother Narrative Transformed: Criminalizing The Immigrant Mother In Jordi Sierra I Fabra’S “Barrios Altos”, Diana Aramburu

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

With the ongoing financial crisis and the influx of refugees and other migrant communities in Spain, the "immigrant problem," combined with a narrative that reflects upon the economic crisis, has become a focal point for numerous genres, including that of crime fiction. While the immigrant narrative has been mostly presented from the vantage point of the autochthonous community, recent contributions to migrant literature in Spain have refocalized this perspective, and privilege the immigrant’s plight to evoke the reader’s empathy. This article examines how Jordi Sierra i Fabra’s 2013 “Barrios altos” (“A High-End Neighborhood,” 2011) problematizes the representation ...


Undocumented Crime In Juan Mayorga’S Animales Nocturnos, Jeffrey K. Coleman Jun 2019

Undocumented Crime In Juan Mayorga’S Animales Nocturnos, Jeffrey K. Coleman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The link between criminality and immigration is often personified in the undocumented immigrant. As nations have constricted the flow of immigrants, laws have inscribed a criminal culpability attached to the lack of documentation. The lack of papers becomes such a part of their persona that in Spanish the colloquial term for an undocumented immigrant is a sin papeles ‘illegal immigrant.’ Juan Mayorga’s chilling 2003 play Animales nocturnos (Nocturnal) explores the lengths to which laws can be used to criminalize and psychologically abuse undocumented immigrants. This paper will explore how immigration law manifests itself in the play and how said ...


Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino Jun 2019

Sueños De Tánger: Extraterritorial Basque Crime Fiction On Immigration To Spain, Shanna Lino

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

As the world increasingly turns its attention to the European refugee crisis and to the 1.8 million who have arrived on that continent since 2014 as a consequence of being forced to flee their native countries’ war-torn cities and villages, questions continue to arise regarding the ethical and political responsibilities of Western nations to facilitate this exodus and to provide refugee and immigration services en route and at destination. Spain remains the intended port of arrival for thousands of Malians, Mauritanians, Moroccans, and Western Saharans who sometimes manage to escape war and extreme poverty only to find themselves stalled ...


When The Bubble Bursts: A Spatial Interrogation Of Spanish Crisis In José Ángel Mañas’ Sospecha, Nick Phillips Jun 2019

When The Bubble Bursts: A Spatial Interrogation Of Spanish Crisis In José Ángel Mañas’ Sospecha, Nick Phillips

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

José Ángel Mañas’s detective novel Sospecha investigates the consequences of the 2008 economic crisis by focusing on the unsustainable development of the Madrid urban area. I argue that the novel’s depiction of the Spanish capital serves as a case study for coming to terms with the identity and effects of crisis. By employing elements of the police procedural, Sospecha creates multiple trajectories through these suburban communities, allowing the novel to trace the impacts of a globalized economic model that presents these spaces as products of consumption. In turn, it is the spatial production of the city’s urban ...


Special Focus Introduction. Set Up And Shut Out: Immigration And Criminality In Contemporary Spanish Fiction, Diana Aramburu, Jeffrey K. Coleman Jun 2019

Special Focus Introduction. Set Up And Shut Out: Immigration And Criminality In Contemporary Spanish Fiction, Diana Aramburu, Jeffrey K. Coleman

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

The beginning of the twenty-first century has seen mass immigration from the Global South to the Global North. Unfortunately, the geopolitical and racial dynamics of this migration flow often lead to a purported nexus between immigration and criminality. In immigrant-receiving nations, this is especially the case, where sometimes the government, the media, and even the population support a xenophobic perspective based on the interconnection between immigration and criminality. Spain serves as an interesting case study for understanding how cultural productions reflect and/or critique that tendency because between 2000 and 2010 it had the world's second largest net immigration ...


Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister Jun 2019

Letter From The Editor: Upcoming Changes To Sttcl, Necia Chronister

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Letter from the Editor regarding upcoming changes to STTCL


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Sttcl Editorial Board Jun 2019

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(Dis)Embodied Cognition: Phenomenology, Spirit(Ual)Ism, And Performance In Proust, Paul Aarstad Apr 2019

(Dis)Embodied Cognition: Phenomenology, Spirit(Ual)Ism, And Performance In Proust, Paul Aarstad

Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature

A psychical researcher among Marcel Proust’s contemporaries called belief in the paranormal “the Dreyfus case of science.” References to spirit-life abound in Proust’s fiction, but critics have resisted readings that attend seriously to the numerous references in À la recherche du temps perdu to reincarnation, spirit-possession, and, especially, mediumship. The paper reads them through the lens of long-standing critical controversies, particularly concerning the relationship of Proust’s aesthetics and ontology with those of Henri Bergson and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. The paper accepts Nathalie Aubert’s finding in her 2011 essay “Proust et Bergson: La mémoire du corps” that Proust ...