Publications

Epic and Empire
David Quint
Publication Year: 1998
Description:

Alexander the Great, according to Plutarch, carried on his campaigns a copy of the Iliad, kept alongside a dagger; on a more pronounced ideological level, ancient Romans looked to the Aeneid as an argument for imperialism. In this major reinterpretation of epic poetry beginning with Virgil, David Quint explores the political context and meanings of key works in Western literature.

The Image in Dispute: Art and Photography in the Age of Cinema
Dudley Andrew
Publication Year: 1997
Description:

An anthology of thirteen original essays divided into sections on Walter Benjamin and his influence on images, on the traditional fine arts in the light of photography, and cinema confronted by changes in technology.

Bardic Nationalism: The Romantic Novel and the British Empire
Katie Trumpener
Publication Year: 1997
Description:

This magisterial work links the literary and intellectual history of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Britain’s overseas colonies during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries to redraw our picture of the origins of cultural nationalism, the lineages of the novel, and the literary history of the English-speaking world. Katie Trumpener recovers and recontextualizes a vast body of fiction to describe the history of the novel during a period of formal experimentation and political engagement, between its eighteenth-century “rise” and its Victorian “heyday.”

Modern Philology
Katie Trumpener
Publication Year: 1995
Description:

co-edited with Joshua Scodel, 1995–2002.

Modern Philology sets the standard for literary scholarship, history, and criticism. The journal features contributions on literature in all modern world languages, including productive comparisons of texts and traditions from European and non-European literatures. Its wide editorial scope encompasses literary works, literary traditions, and literary criticism from, roughly, the time of Charlemagne to the present. MP also publishes insightful reviews of recent books as well as review articles and research on archival documents.

Mists of Regret: Culture and Sensibility in Classic French Film
Dudley Andrew
Publication Year: 1995
Description:

Overview of 1930s French Film art and industry cresting with analysis of the Poetic Realist masterpieces and the work of Renoir.

Telling Time: Lévi-Strauss, Ford, Lessing, Benjamin, de Man, Wordsworth, Rilke
Carol Jacobs
Publication Year: 1992
Description:

A series of critical readings in which time is the condition of the telling. Despite the cultural and historical disparities among the texts, each is linked by a set of critical and theoretical issues concerning time and language.

Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative
Roberto González Echevarría
Publication Year: 1990
Description:

Myth and Archive presents a new theory of the origin and evolution of Latin American literature and the emergence of the modern novel. In this influential, award-winning exploration of Latin American writing from colonial times to the present, Roberto González Echevarría dispenses with traditional literary history to reveal the indebted relationship of the novel to legal, scientific, and anthropological discourses.

Uncontainable Romanticism
Carol Jacobs
Publication Year: 1989
Description:

Readings of major works by Percy Byssge Shelley, Emily Brontë, and Heinrich von Kleist. An examination of how these authors treat the crucial questions of authority and representation in such central texts as Prometheus Unbound, Wuthering Heights, and Penthesilea. What is at stake is the relation of truth and fiction to the concepts of self, law, passion, art, and language.

Film in the Aura of Art
Dudley Andrew
Publication Year: 1984
Description:

Close analysis of masterpieces, mainly individual films (Sunrise, Diary of a Country Priest, L’Atalante, etc) or of the work of master auteurs (Welles, Mizoguchi). Reflections on the importance of art for interpretation and of interpretation for art.

The Dissimulating Harmony: The Image of Interpretation in Nietzsche, Rilke, Artaud, and Benjamin.
Carol Jacobs
Publication Year: 1978
Description:

Readings of Nietzsche’s notebooks to The Birth of Tragedy, Rilke’s Tenth Duino Elegy, Artaud’s Héliogabale, and Benjamin’s essay on Marcel Proust.

André Bazin
Dudley Andrew
Publication Year: 1978
Description:

An intellectual biography of André Bazin.

Note: A second edition with a new preface was published in 2014.

The Major Film Theories
Dudley Andrew
Publication Year: 1976
Description:

A comparison of key ideas in film theory with chapters on Munsterberg, Arnheim, Eisenstein, Bazin, Kracauer, Mitry, and French Phenomenologists.

Translated into: Spanish (1978); Serbo-Croatian (1986); Chinese (1985); Portuguese (1988); Korean (1990); Polish (1995); Turkish (2000); Chinese [second edition] (2013); Korean [second edition] (2015)

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