The Novel and the New Ethics
A generation of contemporary Anglo-American novelists has championed the ethical value of literature. Dorothy Hale explores the modernist roots of this “new” emphasis on the novel’s ethical significance.
Archive Feelings: A Theory of Greek Tragedy
Bringing an innovative synthesis of postmodern theories to bear on his reading of ancient Greek tragedy, Mario Telò offers a new way of understanding tragic aesthetics.
Midnight la Frontera
Documentary photographer Ken Light and author José Ángel Navejas discuss their book, which features photographs of US border patrol agents on their nighttime shifts on the Mexican border in the 1980s.
The Trouble with Literature
Victoria Kahn argues that the literature of the English Reformation (written during the fraught years of the late 16th and 17th centuries) marks a turning point in Western thinking about literature and literariness.
In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History
Christopher Tomlins offers a new interpretation of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion that stunned the American South.
Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution
Ian Duncan offers a major rethinking of the European novel and its relationship to early evolutionary science.
Loving Writing / Ovid’s Amores
Ellen Oliensis offers a fresh approach to the Amores emphasizing the masochistic pleasures of the elegiac writing project.
James Joyce and the Matter of Paris
Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.
The Beadworkers: Stories
Beth Piatote’s debut short story collection is a reflection on modern Native American life.
Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology
In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.