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The Japan of Pure InventionGilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

The Japan of Pure Invention: Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado

Josephine Lee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816665792
eISBN:
9781452946474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816665792.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Long before Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation, long before Barthes explicated his empire of signs, even before Puccini’s Madame Butterfly, Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado presented its own ... More

Japanese CountercultureThe Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji

Japanese Counterculture: The Antiestablishment Art of Terayama Sh ji

Steven C. Ridgely

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667529
eISBN:
9781452946801
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667529.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Terayama Shūji (1935–1983) was an avant-garde Japanese poet, dramatist, film director, and photographer known for his highly provocative art. This book examines Terayama’s life and art to show that a ... More

Living CargoHow Black Britain Performs Its Past

Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Steven Blevins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Living Cargo offers a wide-ranging study of contemporary literatures, films, visual arts and performances by writers and artists who live and work in the UK but who also maintain strong ties to ... More

Middlebrow QueerChristopher Isherwood in America

Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America

Jaime Harker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679133
eISBN:
9781452948072
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679133.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

How could one write about gay life for the mainstream public in Cold War America? Many midcentury gay American writers, hampered by external and internal censors, never managed to do it. But ... More

Midnight at the BarrelhouseThe Johnny Otis Story

Midnight at the Barrelhouse: The Johnny Otis Story

George Lipsitz

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666782
eISBN:
9781452946689
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Considered by many to be the godfather of R&B, Johnny Otis—musician, producer, artist, entrepreneur, pastor, disc jockey, writer, and tireless fighter for racial equality—has had a remarkable life by ... More

Nakagami, JapanBuraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Nakagami, Japan: Buraku and the Writing of Ethnicity

Anne McKnight

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672851
eISBN:
9781452947327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672851.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

How do you write yourself into a literature that doesn’t know you exist? This was the conundrum confronted by Nakagami Kenji (1946–1992), who counted himself among the buraku-min, Japan’s largest ... More

Neocybernetics and Narrative

Neocybernetics and Narrative

Bruce Clarke

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691005
eISBN:
9781452949406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691005.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This book rethinks narrative and media through systems theory. Reconceiving interrelations among subjects, media, significations, and the social, this study demonstrates second-order systems theory’s ... More

On Writing with Photography

On Writing with Photography

Karen Beckman and Liliane Weissberg (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674695
eISBN:
9781452947518
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674695.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

From James Agee to W. G. Sebald, there has been an explosion of modern documentary narratives and fiction combining text and photography in complex and fascinating ways. However, these contemporary ... More

PenumbraThe Premier Stage for African American Drama

Penumbra: The Premier Stage for African American Drama

Macelle Mahala

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816683741
eISBN:
9781452948478
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816683741.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

This book looks at aspects of Penumbra Theatre Company’s history as a case study of African American theatrical practice. It reveals the history of African American theatre to be vibrant, diverse, ... More

Playing DirtySexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy

Playing Dirty: Sexuality and Waste in Early Modern Comedy

Will Stockton

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674596
eISBN:
9781452946702
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674596.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Arguing that the early modern excremental body is in many ways an erotic body, this book reads psychoanalytic theory through early modern comedies, claiming that it is helpful, rather than inimical, ... More

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