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‘A Sly, Mid-Atlantic Appropriation’: Ireland, the United States, and Transnational Fictions of Spain  

Sinéad Moynihan

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Oct 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter seeks to dislodge Irish America as the dominant referent in discussions of Irish transnationalism and investigate a substantial tradition that positions Spain as an important ... More

Algeria  

Debbie Cox

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the novel in Algeria within the context of the country’s history. Much Algerian literature functions as a means of political expression. The social ... More

The Arabic Novel and History  

Roger Allen

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the relationship between the Arabic novel and history within the context of the Arabic-speaking world, and in particular the process of producing a literary history of ... More

Argentina and Hispano-America  

Christina E. Civantos

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the main trends and themes found across the novels of the Hispano-American mahjar (place of exile and immigrant life), with particular emphasis on Argentina. It ... More

Arrows in Flight: Success and Failure in Mid-Twentieth-Century Irish Fiction  

Heather Ingman

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Oct 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter explores why the three twentieth-century writers who arguably did most to establish the short story as the quintessential Irish literary form—Frank O’Connor, Seán O’Faoláin, ... More

Atlantic Continuities in Tomás Rivera and Rudolfo Anaya  

Sarah M. Quesada

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May 2020
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Nov 2018
This chapter draws from Tomás Rivera’s poetry and Rudolfo Anaya’s short story “The Man Who Could Fly” (2006) to read continuities of an Atlantic world formation within the Southwest. ... More

Australia  

Nijmeh Hajjar

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the Arab Australian novel since its beginnings, surveying works produced in Arabic and English by three generations of Arab Australian authors. It ... More

The Author  

Justin Steinberg

This chapter will examine Dante both as an historical author as well as the ‘author figure’ he performs in his texts, with particular attention to the tension between these two forms of ... More

Bahrain  

Barbara Michalak-Pikulska and Waïl S. Hassan

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the novel in Bahrain. It first provides an overview of the beginnings of the literary movement in Bahrain, noting the role played by the press in ... More

Beginnings: A World History of Authorship  

Alexander Beecroft

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
Through a wide-angle exposition of the history of authorship that takes us back to Mesopotamia, Ancient Greec,e and Early China as well as medieval Europe, this chapter shows how, for much ... More

Bodies on Fire  

Cary Howie

This chapter discusses the complications of the human body as it appears in Dante’s Commedia. The chapter argues for the body’s fiery potential, the way it challenges some of the schemes ... More

Brazil  

Waïl S. Hassan

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the Arabic novel in Brazil. Arab immigrants who went to Brazil to work as peddlers were labeled turcos, a term that has given rise to the most ... More

Britain  

Geoffrey P. Nash

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of Arab British fiction. It begins with an overview of the making of Arab British fiction, citing anti-colonialism, Orientalism, and hybridization as ... More

Canada  

Michelle Hartman

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the development of the Arab Canadian novel, first by discussing the history of Arab immigration and the Canadian cultural and political landscape. It then considers ... More

Celebrity: On the Different Publics of World Authorship  

Rebecca Braun

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter shows how the methods and approaches of Celebrity Studies throw fresh light on what authors and literature can do in the world. In particular, the divide between elite and ... More

Censorship: The Challenge of Writing in Oppressive Regimes  

Alexandra Harrington

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
Eastern Europe has been provocatively defined as ‘that part of the world where serious literature and those who produce it have traditionally been overvalued’ (Baruch Wachtel Remaining ... More

Chile  

Heba El Attar

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Oct 2017
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Aug 2017
This chapter examines the literary work of the Arab diaspora in Chile, with particular emphasis on the Arab-Chilean, Syrian-Lebanese, and Palestinian-Chilean novels. It begins with an ... More

Civitas/Community  

Elisa Brilli

Dante is a ‘civic author’ and a ‘poet of the city’, but what do these labels mean? This chapter envisions the civitas (community) as an emotional and intellectual pivot of Dante’s ... More

The Classics  

Zygmunt Guido Barański

The chapter examines the medieval idea of the literary ‘classic’—a notion that discriminated between ‘major’ and ‘minor’ authors (auctores maiores and auctores minores) to establish the ... More

Collaboration: Rethinking Origins and Ownership  

Sondra Bacharach

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Sep 2020
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Oct 2020
This chapter demonstrates how the process of constructing a theory of authorship around a single individual, writing independently or authoring in solitary isolation, has become untenable. ... More

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