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Read online Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism In recent years the idea of multiculturalism has become a powerful and controversial influence in a variety of social and cultural territories In the academic world it has profoundly influenced curriculum and scholarship in the humanities particularly in traditionally Eurocentric disciplines such as comparative literature .

It was hardly surprising then that the report Comparative Literature at the Turn of the Century which endorses a multicultural orientation for the discipline generated an unprecedented level of interest The third such report on professional standards issued by the American Comparative Literature Association since it continues to be the subject of lively discussion and debate At issue is not only the definition of a discipline but also the cultural function of literary study in general This book brings together the three ACLA reports issued in and three responses to the latest report presented at the MLA convention by K Anthony Appiah Mary Louise Pratt and Michael Riffaterre and thirteen additional position papers by prominent scholars in the humanities .

Contributors Ed Ahearn K Anthony Appiah Emily Apter Charles Bernheimer Peter Brooks Rey Chow Jonathan Culler David Damrosch Elizabeth Fox Genovese Roland Greene Margaret R Higonnet Fran oise Lionnet Marjorie Perloff Mary Russo Tobin Siebers Mary Louise Pratt Michael Riffaterre Arnold Weinstein by Charles Bernheimer

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Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism
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Figures of Ill Repute: Representing Prostitution in Nineteenth-Century France, Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism, In Dora's Case: Freud, Hysteria, Feminism, Flaubert and Kafka: Studies in Psychopoetic Structure, Decadent Subjects: The Idea of Decadence in Art, Literature, Philosophy, and Culture of the Fin de Sicle in Europe, The Problem of the Judgement: Eleven Approaches to Kafka's Story
One of the most puzzling short stories in all literature The Judgment Das Urteil is crucial to an understanding of Kafka s entire subsequent work all of his themes are here in tantalizing miniature The apparently simple text of the story opens this book as if in a challenge to interpretation the eleven analyses which follow make for an exciting and illuminating controversy, In recent years the idea of multiculturalism has become a powerful and controversial influence in a variety of social and cultural territories In the academic world it has profoundly influenced curriculum and scholarship in the humanities particularly in traditionally Eurocentric disciplines such as comparative literature br br It was hardly surprising then that the report Comparative Literature at the Turn of the Century which endorses a multicultural orientation for the discipline generated an unprecedented level of interest The third such report on professional standards issued by the American Comparative Literature Association since it continues to be the subject of lively discussion and debate At issue is not only the definition of a discipline but also the cultural function of literary study in general This book brings together the three ACLA reports issued in and three responses to the latest report presented at the MLA convention by K Anthony Appiah Mary Louise Pratt and Michael Riffaterre and thirteen additional position papers by prominent scholars in the humanities br br Contributors Ed Ahearn K Anthony Appiah Emily Apter Charles Bernheimer Peter Brooks Rey Chow Jonathan Culler David Damrosch Elizabeth Fox Genovese Roland Greene Margaret R Higonnet Fran oise Lionnet Marjorie Perloff Mary Russo Tobin Siebers Mary Louise Pratt Michael Riffaterre Arnold Weinstein, The Women s Review of Books, Ubiquitous in the streets and brothels of nineteenth century Paris the prostitute was even more so in the novels and paintings of the time Charles Bernheimer discusses how these representations of the sexually available woman express male ambivalence about desire money class and the body Interweaving close textual analysis with historical anecdote and theoretical speculation Bernheimer demonstrates how the formal properties of art can serve strategically to control anxious fantasies about female sexual power Drawing on methods derived from cultural studies psychoanalysis social history feminist theory and narrative analysis this interdisciplinary classic available now for the first time in paperback was awarded Honorable Mention in for the James Russell Lowell prize awarded by the Modern Language Association for the best book of criticism