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 archaeological findings, the photograph was easier and faster to produce in intense Middle Eastern light—making the region one of the original sites for the practice…

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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 explore the history and tradition of the novel in different areas of the world; formal elements of the novel (story, plot, character, narrator); technical aspects…

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The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

Published: August 3, 2015

Novels from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin America are read in translation all over the world. This Companion offers a broad overview of the novel’s history and analyzes in depth several representative works by, for example, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. Indispensable to students of Latin American studies, of…

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The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

Published: August 3, 2015

One of the major novelists in world literature over the last five decades, Mario Vargas Llosa (b. 1936) is also one of Latin America’s most engaging public intellectuals, a critic of art and culture, and a playwright of distinction. This Companion’s chapters chart the development of Vargas Llosa’s writings from his rise to prominence in…

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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 on nighttime, darkness, and the crepuscular world of visions and dreams, themes that speak implicitly to the blindness that overtook Borges late in life-and yet…

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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 ce concept a-t-il pu revêtir une telle importance, aussi bien au sein de la communauté scientifique qu’auprès du grand public, au cours du XIXe siècle et…

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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 gardens, international colonial exhibitions and ethnic shows. A deep epistemological change took place in Europe in this domain toward the end of the eighteenth century,…

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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 a range of challenging questions, and new generations of writers with roots in Africa have invariably found themselves navigating new geographic terrains and negotiating racialized…

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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, and identity. This reexamination of French colonial culture, provides the basis for a revised understanding of its cultural, political, and social legacy and its lasting…

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