BOOKS RECEIVED: Sheila Mernaghan and Ralph Rosen, eds., “Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite their self-presentation as iconoclasts, the writers of the Beat Generation were deeply engaged with the classical tradition. Many of them were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, and they frequently incorporated… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Lee Edelman, “No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive” (Duke UP, 2004)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In this searing polemic, Lee Edelman outlines a radically uncompromising new ethics of queer theory. His main target is the all-pervasive figure of the child, which he reads as the linchpin of our universal… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Austin, Guy, ed., “New Uses of Bourdieu in Film and Media Studies” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Through his influential work on cultural capital and social mobility, the French sociologist Pierre Bourdieu has provided critical insights into the complex interactions of power, class, and culture in the modern era. Ubiquitous though… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Noel B. Salazar and Kiran Jayaram, eds., “Keywords of Mobility: Critical Engagements” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Scholars from various disciplines have used key concepts to grasp mobilities, but as of yet, a working vocabulary of these has not been fully developed. Given this context and inspired in part by Raymond… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Andrea Minuz, “Political Fellini: Journey to the End of Italy” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Federico Fellini is often considered a disengaged filmmaker, interested in self-referential dreams and grotesquerie rather than contemporary politics. This book challenges that myth by examining the filmmaker’s reception in Italy, and by exploring his… Read More
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