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Filipinos RepresentDJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

Filipinos Represent: DJs, Racial Authenticity, and the Hip-hop Nation

Antonio T. Tiongson Jr.

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679386
eISBN:
9781452948416
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679386.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The “Hip-hop Nation” has been scouted, staked out, and settled by journalists and scholars alike. This book asks questions aimed at interrogating how nation is conceptualized within the context of ... More

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami

Matthew Carl Strecher

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691968
eISBN:
9781452949550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691968.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In general terms, this book explores the ontological status of the metaphysical world as a construct of language, culture, and experience. For the individual this is represented as the soul, the ... More

Freud in OzAt the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Kenneth B. Kidd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Children’s literature has spent decades on the psychiatrist’s couch, submitting to psychoanalysis by scores of scholars and popular writers alike. This book turns the tables, suggesting that ... More

From Utopia to ApocalypseScience Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

From Utopia to Apocalypse: Science Fiction and the Politics of Catastrophe

Peter Y. Paik

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816650781
eISBN:
9781452946078
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816650781.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Revolutionary narratives in recent science fiction graphic novels and films compel audiences to reflect on the politics and societal ills of the day. Through character and story, science fiction ... More

Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Henry James and the Queerness of Style

Kevin Ohi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816654932
eISBN:
9781452946313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816654932.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book begins with the proposition that to read Henry James—particularly the late texts—is to confront the queer potential of style and the traces it leaves on the literary life. In contrast to ... More

Hope At SeaPossible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Hope At Sea: Possible Ecologies in Oceanic Literature

Teresa Shewry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816691579
eISBN:
9781452952390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691579.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The Pacific Ocean has long inspired literary imaginings of promising worlds, including Thomas More’s Utopia and Francis Bacon’s New Atlantis. This book asks how literary writers imagine ocean futures ... More

I Think I AmPhilip K. Dick

I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Laurence A. Rickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For years, the author of this book often found himself compared to novelist Philip K. Dick—though in fact he had never read any of the science fiction writer’s work. When he finally read his first ... More

Illegal LiteratureToward a Disruptive Creativity

Illegal Literature: Toward a Disruptive Creativity

David S. Roh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816695751
eISBN:
9781452953670
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695751.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is the cultural value of illegal works that violate the copyrights of popular fiction? Why do they persist despite clear, stringent intellectual property laws? Drawing upon the disciplines of ... More

In Babel's ShadowMultilingual Literatures, Monolingual States

In Babel's Shadow: Multilingual Literatures, Monolingual States

Brian Lennon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665013
eISBN:
9781452946344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665013.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Multilingual literature defies simple translation. Beginning with this insight, this book examines the resistance multilingual literature offers to book publication itself. In readings of G. V. ... More

Insistence of the MaterialLiterature in the Age of Biopolitics

Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Christopher Breu

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book engages with recent theories of materiality and biopolitics to provide a radical reinterpretation of experimental fiction in the second half of the twentieth century. In contrast to ... More

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