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History of Pashto Literature
Or, Pashto Histories of the World
This social history of Pashto verse from the Mughal period to the present tells the story of one of the world's great interregional communities through its most enduring form of verbal expression. Pashto poetry's thematic points of departure sit beyo...
Bande Dessinee: Thinking Outside the Boxes
Yale French Studies, 131/132
The latest installment of Yale French Studies explores the history and development of bande dessinee, Franco-Belgian comics.
This special issue of "Yale French Studies" on bande dessinee is a multifaceted reflection on its newfound academic status....
Modernism and the Religious Inheritance
A scholarly and deeply sensitive study that explores how religion and secularism are tightly interwoven in the major works of modernist literature
Matthew Mutter provides a broad survey of modernist literature, examining key works against a backgrou...
Social Life of Books
Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home
A vivid exploration of the evolution of reading as an essential social and domestic activity during the eighteenth century.
Two centuries before the advent of radio, television, and motion pictures, books were a cherished form of popular entertainme...
Cultivation and Catastrophe
The Lyric Ecology of Modern Black Literature
At the intersection of social and environmental history there has emerged a rich body of black literary response to natural and agricultural experiences, whether the legacy of enforced agricultural labor or of the destruction and displacement brought...
Conversations, Volume 3
ISBN: HB: 9780857424235,
"I wrote a poem this morning, and one of the themes of the poem is that languages are not equivalent, that each language is a new way of feeling the world" – Jorge Luis Borges
Recorded during Borges' final years, this third volume of his conversatio...
Essay on Negation
Towards a Linguistic Anthropology
ISBN: HB: 9780857424389,
As speaking animals, we continuously make use of an unassuming grammatical particle, without suspecting that what is at work in its inconspicuousness is a powerful apparatus, which orchestrates language, signification, and the world at large. What pa...
Fear, Reverence, Terror
ISBN: HB: 9780857424358,
15.2x19 cm, 73 colour plates
We are surrounded by images, fairly drowning in them. From our cell phones to our computers, from our televisions at home to the screens that light up while we wait in the grocery store checkout line, images of all kinds are seducing us, commanding u...