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The Poetry of the PossibleSpontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

The Poetry of the Possible: Spontaneity, Modernism, and the Multitude

Joel Nickels

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676088
eISBN:
9781452947716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book challenges the conventional image of modernism as a socially phobic formation, arguing that modernism’s abstractions and difficulties are ways of imagining unrealized powers of collective ... More

Reading AutobiographyA Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, Second Edition

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816669851
eISBN:
9781452946238
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816669851.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. This book presents a critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. It aims to help ... More

Reading Writing InterfacesFrom the Digital to the Bookbound

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound

Lori Emerson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816691258
eISBN:
9781452949482
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691258.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading Writing Interfaces: From the Digital to the Bookbound probes how interfaces have acted as a defining threshold between reader/writer and writing itself across several key techno-literary ... More

Shipwreck Modernity"Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719"

Shipwreck Modernity: "Ecologies of Globalization, 1550-1719"

Steve Mentz

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816691036
eISBN:
9781452953571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816691036.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Shipwreck sinks human ambitions into the global ocean. In the wet chaos of disaster, sailors and writers seek temporary stability amid dynamic change. The vast archive of early modern representations ... More

Speculative BlacknessThe Future of Race in Science Fiction

Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

André M. Carrington

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Speculative Blackness analyzes works of speculative fiction—encompassing science fiction, fantasy, utopia, and their fan cultures—that illustrate the relationship between genre conventions in popular ... More

The Stray BulletWilliam S. Burroughs in Mexico

The Stray Bullet: William S. Burroughs in Mexico

Jorge García-Robles

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680627
eISBN:
9781452948805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680627.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

First published in Mexico in 1995 as La bala perdida, The Stray Bullet presents a thorough and compelling account of William S Burroughs’ Mexico experience. Author Jorge García-Robles makes a ... More

Trans-IndigenousMethodologies for Global Native Literary Studies

Trans-Indigenous: Methodologies for Global Native Literary Studies

Chadwick Allen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816678181
eISBN:
9781452948423
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678181.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What might be gained from reading Native literatures from global rather than exclusively local perspectives of Indigenous struggle? This book proposes methodologies for global Native literary studies ... More

Troubling the FamilyThe Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Troubling the Family: The Promise of Personhood and the Rise of Multiracialism

Habiba Ibrahim

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679171
eISBN:
9781452948331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679171.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that the emergence of multiracialism during the 1990s was determined by underlying and unacknowledged gender norms. Opening with a germinal moment for multiracialism—the seemingly ... More

Twelve Views from the Distance

Twelve Views from the Distance

Mutsuo Takahashi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672776
eISBN:
9781452948157
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This memoir traces a boy’s childhood and its intersection with the rise of the Japanese empire and World War II. In twelve chapters that visit and revisit critical points in his boyhood, this book ... More

Virtual ModernismWriting and Technology in the Progressive Era

Virtual Modernism: Writing and Technology in the Progressive Era

Katherine Biers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667543
eISBN:
9781452946542
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667543.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book offers a fresh view of the emergence of American literary modernism from the eruption of popular culture in the early twentieth century. Employing dynamic readings of the works of Stephen ... More

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