Camera Orientalis

Published: August 22, 2016

In the decades after its invention in 1839, photography was inextricably linked to the Middle East. Introduced as a crucial tool for Egyptologists and Orientalists who needed to document their…

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The Encyclopedia of the Novel

Published: August 3, 2015

This advanced reference resource for the novel and novel theory offers authoritative accounts of the history, terminology, and genre of the novel, in over 140 articles of 500-7,000 words. Entries…

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Poems of the Night

Published: August 3, 2015

Revered for his magnificent works of fiction, Jorge Luis Borges thought of himself primarily as a poet. Poems of the Night is a moving collection of the great literary visionary’s poetic meditations…

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L’invention de la race

Published: July 22, 2015

Comment est né le concept de « race » ? Pourquoi est-il devenu si rapidement hiérarchique, distinguant les « races inférieures » des « races supérieures » ? Et comment…

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The Invention of Race

Published: July 22, 2015

This edited collection explores the genesis of scientific conceptions of race and their accompanying impact on the taxonomy of human collections internationally as evidenced in ethnographic museums, world fairs, zoological…

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Afroeuropean Cartographies

Published: July 22, 2015

Literary production is increasingly shaped by globalization and the complex nature of cultural, political, and social interaction. As such, longstanding colonial and postcolonial relations between Africa and Europe have yielded…

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Colonial Culture in France since the Revolution

Published: July 22, 2015

This landmark collection by an international group of scholars and public intellectuals represents a major reassessment of French colonial culture and how it continues to inform thinking about history, memory,…

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