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Perpetual Fear': Repetition And Fantasy In The Plot Against America By Philip Roth, Martine Chard-Hutchinson Mar 2009

Perpetual Fear': Repetition And Fantasy In The Plot Against America By Philip Roth, Martine Chard-Hutchinson

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This paper seeks to examine antisemitism as a powerful notion in Philip Roth's The Plot against America and the way it is rooted in the "Perpetual Fear" leitmotif, an almost transparent literary transposition of Hannah Arendt's major tenet: "eternal anti-Semitism." It primarily targets repetition and fantasy as they are the stylistic devices it is associated with. By introducing antisemitism as the result of Charles Lindbergh's being fictitiously elected President of the USA, Roth boldly combines history and fiction, collective History and personal memory. He successfully undermines the myth of the American hero and gives this pseudo-political novel ...


Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan Mar 2009

Cinco Destinos De Ensueño, Kevin Fagan

Kevin T. Fagan

Todo cambia y evoluciona en la vida, y con los viajes pasa lo mismo. Un día, un destino está de moda, y al siguiente cae en el olvido. ¿Se acuerda alguien de las cataratas del Niágara? Aquí les presentamos los cinco destinos más "calientes" de los próximos años.


Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould Jan 2009

Georgian Literary Modernism: Poems By Titsian Tabidze, Paolo Iashvili And Galaktion Tabidze, Rebecca Gould

Rebecca Gould

This feature section, originally published in the literary journal Metamorphoses, introduces the poets Titsian Tabidze, Galaktion Tabidze, and Paolo Iashvili to an English readership. These three major exponents of the Georgian Literary Modernism were all either executed (Titsian) or committed suicide (Paolo and Galaktion) as a result of Stalin's and Beria's repressive policies. Collectively, these texts movingly testify to the intimate relation between politics and poetics in Georgian literature, as in other literatures of the former Soviet Union. An introduction called "The Twlight of Georgian Literary Modernism" is followed by the original Georgian texts and English translations of ...


Review Of Axes: Willa Cather And William Faulkner And Violence, The Arts, And Willa Cather, Melissa J. Homestead Jan 2009

Review Of Axes: Willa Cather And William Faulkner And Violence, The Arts, And Willa Cather, Melissa J. Homestead

Faculty Publications -- Department of English

Willa Cather and William Faulkner represent an intriguing and potentially productive pairing for comparative study. Their works and careers are located at the rich intersection between regional ism and modernism, and both early 20th-century writers often looked back to the 19th century in their fiction. Even in the absence of influence or intertextual reference, these commonalities would give a literary historian much to say. However, in her study of these two authors, Merrill Maguire Skaggs exhaustively catalogs similarities and differences as proof of a decades-long competition between the authors at the expense of depth and subtlety in her analysis of ...


Exile On 125th Street: African-Americans, Germans, And Jews In Moon Over Harlem, Jonathan Skolnik Dec 2008

Exile On 125th Street: African-Americans, Germans, And Jews In Moon Over Harlem, Jonathan Skolnik

Jonathan Skolnik

An analysis of the film Moon Over Harlem (Dir. Edgar G. Ulmer, 1939) focusing on issues of German-Jewish exile from Nazi Germany and race in American culture and society.