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2010
Kant and Milton
Budick, Sanford. Kant and Milton. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2010. Print.
Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America
Wolosky, Shira. Poetry and Public Discourse in Nineteenth-Century America. London: Palgrave, 2010. Print.Abstract

Poetry and Public Discourse explores nineteenth-century poetry as it addresses and engages in major concerns of American cultural life. It focuses on gender, biblical politics, Revolutionary discourses and racial, sectional, and religious identities, as these contend and negotiate with each other in the shaping of a pluralist democratic polity. Nineteenth-century American poetry, far from being the self-reflective art object of twentieth-century aesthetic theory, offers a rhetorical arena in which civic, economic, and religious trends intersect with each other in mutual definition and investigation. Poetry emerges as a core impulse in the formation of American identity and cultural definition

Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present
Schler, Lynn, Louise Bethlehem, and Galia Sabar, ed. Rethinking Labour in Africa, Past and Present. Ed. Lynn Schler, Louise Bethlehem, & Galia Sabar. London: Routledge, 2010. Print.
Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction
Toker, Leona. Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction. Ohio University Press, 2010. Print.Abstract

In Towards the Ethics of Form in Fiction, Leona Toker deals with narratives that explore cultural remissions and the conditions they set for the reader's experience of self-liberation. She is particularly interested in the Bahktinian carnivalesque, the literary mode that subverts and liberates a narrative's dominant atmosphere in festive or grim ways.

2009
Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives from Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times
Barzilai, Shuli. Tales of Bluebeard and His Wives from Late Antiquity to Postmodern Times. London: Routledge, 2009. Print.
2008
Natan Sharansky, Defending Identity
Wolosky, Shira, and Natan Sharansky. Natan Sharansky, Defending Identity. 2008. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

If the history of the twentieth century can be seen as a successful struggle to expand personal freedoms, then the history of the twenty-first century will be seen as a contest to assert cultural, ethnic, or religious identities. From the crisis in Europe where identity is seen as inimical to democratic freedoms, to the threats to identity posed by postmodern relativism and Marxism, to the corrosive dullness of identity-less cosmopolitanism, Sharansky conducts a philosophical tour of nations, regions and cities whose futures rest precariously on the struggle for identity. His purpose throughout is to recover this most valuable and essential political emotion, one that can reaffirm and underpin democratic societies. Together, identity and democracy assert a powerful and benign sense of purpose; divided, at odds with each other, they invite fundamentalism and rootlessness.

Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life
Budick, Emily Miller, and Rami Aronzon. Psychotherapy and the Everyday Life. 2008. Print.Abstract

 

Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels
Levin, Yael. Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels. London: Palgrave, 2008. Print.
2007
Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation
Zamir, Tzachi. Ethics and the Beast: A Speciesist Argument for Animal Liberation. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. Print.
The Measureless Time of Joyce, Deleuze and Derrida
Borg, Ruben. The Measureless Time of Joyce, Deleuze and Derrida. London: Continuum, 2007. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

In the Physics Aristotle describes time as something that either does not exist or exists barely and in an obscure manner. Ruben Borg argues that an attempt to grapple with this problem informs the narrative structure, imagery and complex rhetorical strategies of Ulysses and Finnegans Wake. By examining the relation between time and processes of figuration in Joyce’s fiction, this study engages with the challenges of grasping time as a multiplicity that resists representation and objective measurement. Joyce’s lexical and rhetorical inventions are viewed as an attempt to describe time’s characteristic movement in terms of waste, measureless excess or fading.

 

Violence and Non-Violence in Africa
Ahluwalia, Pal, Louise Bethlehem, and Ruth Ginio. Violence and Non-Violence in Africa. 2007. Print.Abstract

This book offers a broad range of perspectives on major transformations in the research of labor in Africa contexts over the last twenty years. This is a groundbreaking work by social scientists and historians; adopting innovative paradigms in the study of African laborers, working classes and economies, it moves away from stringent Marxist perspectives towards more localized and fluid conceptions of materiality and productivity. Against the backdrop of increasing mobility of labor and capital, the authors demonstrate the need for a simultaneous consideration of local, national and transnational contexts. The collection of essays provides multiple perspectives on how African workers have negotiated changes and exploited opportunities in increasingly globalized workplaces, while at the same time confronting the impact of global capitalist expansion on local settings in Africa.

2006
Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures
Besserman, Lawrence. Sacred and Secular in Medieval and Early Modern Cultures. 2006. Print.Abstract

This book illuminates the pervasive interplay of 'sacred' and 'secular' phenomena in the literature, history, politics, and religion of the Middle Ages and Early Modern periods. The essays gathered here constitute a new way of applying a classic dichotomy to major cultural phenomena of the pre-modern era.

Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama
Zamir, Tzachi. Double Vision: Moral Philosophy and Shakespearean Drama. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. Print.
Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath
Bethlehem, Louise. Skin Tight: Apartheid Literary Culture and its Aftermath. Unisa Press, Brill, 2006. Print.
2004
Aharon Appelfeld's Fiction: Acknowledging the Holocaust.
Budick, Emily Miller. Aharon Appelfeld's Fiction: Acknowledging the Holocaust. 2004. Web. Publisher's Version
Shattered Vessels: Memory, Identity, and Creation in the Work of David Shahar
Ron, Moshe, and Michal Ginsburg. Shattered Vessels: Memory, Identity, and Creation in the Work of David Shahar. State University of New York Press (February 26, 2004), 2004. Web. Publisher's Version
The Cambridge History of American Literature
Wolosky, Shira. The Cambridge History of American Literature. 2004. Print.
Major Voices in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry
Wolosky, Shira. Major Voices in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry. Toby Press, 2004. Print.
Partial Answers
Toker, Leona. Partial Answers. 2004. Web. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Partial Answers a semiannual journal, Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, edited by the English Department's Professor Leona Toker

2002
The Art of Poetry
Wolosky, Shira. The Art of Poetry. 2nd ed. 2002. Print.