Publications

On the Viewing Platform: The Panorama between Canvas and Screen
Katie Trumpener
Publication Year: 2020
Description:

A wide-ranging study of the painted panorama’s influence on art, photography, and film

Dead Voice Law, Philosophy, and Fiction in the Iberian Middle Ages
Jesús Velasco
Publication Year: 2020
Description:

An exploration of the thirteenth-century law code known as Siete Partidas

This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom
Martin Hägglund
Publication Year: 2019
Description:

A profound, original, and accessible book that offers a new secular vision of how we can lead our lives. Ranging from fundamental existential questions to the most pressing social issues of our time, This Life shows why our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism.

Hebrew Literature and the 1948 War: Essays on Philology and Responsibility
Hannan Hever
Publication Year: 2019
Description:

Hebrew Literature and the 1948 War, Essays on Philology and Responsibility is the first book-length study to examine the conspicuous absence of the Palestinian Nakba in modern Hebrew literature. Through a rigorous reading of canonical Hebrew literary texts, the author addresses the general failure of Hebrew literature to take responsibility for the Nakba. The book illustrates how the language of modern Hebrew poetry and fiction reflects the symptoms of Israeli national violence, in which the literary language imagines Palestine as an arena where the violent clash between perpetrator and victim takes place. The author uses close readings of the works of Avot Yeahurun, S.

El estrellado establo: infinito e improvisación en el Siglo de Oro
Roberto González Echevarría
Publication Year: 2019
Description:

El estrellado establo: infinito e improvisación en el Siglo de Oro.  It is about the impact of the Copernican revolution on Golden Age Spanish literature: Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina, Calderón, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

City of Beginnings: Poetic Modernism in Beirut (Translation/Transnation)
Robyn Creswell
Publication Year: 2018
Description:

City of Beginnings is an exploration of modernism in Arabic poetry, a movement that emerged in Beirut during the 1950s and became the most influential and controversial Arabic literary development of the twentieth century. Robyn Creswell introduces English-language readers to a poetic movement that will be uncannily familiar―and unsettlingly strange. He also provides an intellectual history of Lebanon during the early Cold War, when Beirut became both a battleground for rival ideologies and the most vital artistic site in the Middle East.

We Are Broken Rhymes: The Politics of Trauma in Hebrew Literature
Hannan Hever
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

This book is a methodical, comprehensive work that locates and analyzes the presence of trauma in the language, poetics and politics of Israeli literature. It raises acute questions about the politics of literature, and of its moral authority; it focuses on the responsibility of the author within the literary text. The book investigates the literary processing of trauma embedded in the destruction of European Jewry, of the 1948 war, the Palestinian Nakba, and the war of 1973 as they appear in the works of S. Yizhar; Leah Goldberg; Avot Yeshurun; Nathan Alterman; Aharon Apelfeld; Dan Pagis; Erez Biton; Yitzhak Laor; Shimon Ballas; Haim Beer and Rivka Basman Ben-Haim.

Spaces of Feeling Affect and Awareness in Modernist Literature
Marta Figlerowicz
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

Can other people notice our affects more easily than we do? In Spaces of Feeling, Marta Figlerowicz examines modernist novels and poems that treat this possibility as electrifying, but also deeply disturbing. Their characters and lyric speakers are undone, Figlerowicz posits, by the realization that they depend on others to solve their inward affective conundrums—and that, to these other people, their feelings often do not seem mysterious at all.

Relecturas del cuento hispanoamericano
Roberto González Echevarría
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

Con más de 30 mil ejemplares vendidos y una fama que ha trascendido con mucho las esferas académicas, The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories es considerada una obra de referencia para conocer y entender el fenómeno del cuento latinoamericano.

En estas Relecturas, el autor de la preciada antología, Roberto González Echevarría, presenta por primera vez en español la introducción de su icónica obra, la que acompaña de dos ensayos sobre cuentos latinoamericanos –uno de Borges y otro de Carpentier– que son una muestra de su aproximación al género y de su estilo de crítica.

La ruta de Severo Sarduy
Roberto González Echevarría
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

La ruta de Severo Sarduy sentó coordenadas de lectura cuya actualidad, en lo que atañe a la obra de Sarduy pero también en tanto operatoria crítica, viene a confirmarse con esta edición definitiva.

HYMNS & QUALMS
Peter Cole
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

Hymns & Qualms brings together MacArthur Fellow Peter Cole’s acclaimed poetry and translations, weaving them into a helical whole. Praised for his “prosodic mastery” and “keen moral intelligence” (American Poets), and for the “rigor, vigor, joy, and wit” of his poetry (The Paris Review), Cole has created a vital, unclassifiable body of work that plumbs centuries of wisdom while paying sharp attention to the textures and tensions of the present. He is, Harold Bloom writes, “a matchless translator and one of the handful of authentic poets in his own American generation. Hymns & Qualms is a majestic work, a chronicle of the imaginative life of a profoundly spiritual consciousness.”Cole is a maker—of poems and worlds.

Breve historia de la literatura latinoanoamericana colonial y moderna
Roberto González Echevarría
Publication Year: 2017
Description:

Aunque este libro puede parecer escrito a cuatro manos por sus dos autores, no lo es realmente; cada uno de nosotros escribió su parte independientemente, aunque consultándonos a menudo y pensando en una totalidad coherente. La idea para este libro nació poco después de comenzar a escribir nuestras respectivas Very Short Introductions para la serie de Oxford. Al pensar en el lector que quisiera leer tanto el de Colonial Latin American Literature como el de Modern Latin American Literature, decidimos crear un “puente” con la figura y obra de Andrés Bello (1781-1865).