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LITERARY CITIZENSHIP IN CHANG-RAE LEE’S NATIVE SPEAKER

“JUST ANOTHER ETHNIC POL”: LITERARY CITIZENSHIP IN CHANG-RAE LEE’S NATIVE SPEAKER Corley, Liam It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story. – Agatha Christie (qtd. in Wertsman) The political importance attaching to languages derives from their being regarded as signs of race. Nothing […]

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“Luck be a lady tonight,” or at least make me a gentleman: Economic anxiety in Centlivre’s: The Gamester

“Luck be a lady tonight,” or at least make me a gentleman: Economic anxiety in Centlivre’s: The Gamester Herrell, LuAnn Venden John Dennis, in a 1704 response to yet another of Jeremy Collier’s attacks on the immorality of the stage, criticizes Collier for neglecting to discuss what he sees as a more tangible and therefore […]

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George Eliot and the fetish of realism

George Eliot and the fetish of realism Logan, Peter Melville On 29 May 1856, while at Ilfracombe with George Lewes, Marian Evans watched the local celebration of the end of the Crimean War.1 In her account of the incident, she describes a parade, an outdoor tea, and other examples of local eccentricities, and then refers […]

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The postmodern exile and alienation from community, The

word and the flesh in A Place to Come To: The postmodern exile and alienation from community, The Pattison, Felicia The last of Robert Penn Warren’s published novels, A Place to Come To (1977), is also the most contemporary, sharing features with the novels of a younger generation of writers that includes Walker Percy, William […]

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The theatre of the absurd

Beckett out of his mind: The theatre of the absurd Haney, William S II INTRODUCTION Playwrights such as Samuel Beckett, Eugene Ionesco, and Harold Pinter write in a context in which traditional narratives, or what Lyotard calls grand or metanarrative (31-35), no longer inspire confidence, leaving society with a sense of alienation and loss. These […]

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Pornography and punishment in court and on the page

Rex v. Curll: Pornography and punishment in court and on the page Pettit, Alexander Venus in the Cloister: or, The Nun in Her Smock, a translation from the French printed by Edmund Curll in 1724, may have recommended Curll for prosecution not only because it was pornographic but because it declined to enact intratextual strategies […]

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George Lillo and the victims of economics theory

George Lillo and the victims of economics theory Fields, Polly Stevens GEORGE LILLO AND THE VICTIMS OF ECONOMIC THEORY1 Most analyses of George Lillo’s drama either mention in passing or simply ignore the fact that Lillo adapted his plays from extant works written for a popular audience, rather than writing them from scratch or deriving […]

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transcendent function of interculturalism, The

transcendent function of interculturalism, The Harbeck, James In a 1992 article, Kathy Foley asks the question: Are cross-culture drama, dance, and music the ultimate in cultural tourism: Club Med experiences of “the real thing” without any substantive connection to the internal stuff that codes a performance? Or is it the very reality of the arts […]

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Mexican novel at the end of the twentieth century: An introduction, The

Mexican novel at the end of the twentieth century: An introduction, The Medina, Manuel F As the twentieth century comes to a close, Mexican narrative attempts to review, revise, re-invent, and renew the narrative innovation that proliferated during the 1970s. During that period, writers showed a marked preference for techniques that included spatial and chronological […]

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Jazz … on “The Site of Memory”

Jazz … on “The Site of Memory” Ryan, Judylyn S JAZZ. . ON “THE SITE OF MEMORY”‘ . . . on the basis of some information and a little bit of guesswork you journey to a site to see what remains were left behind and to reconstruct the world that these remains imply. -Toni Morrison […]