Crossroads in Literature and Culture

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ISBN: 978-3-642-21993-1 (Print) 978-3-642-21994-8 (Online)

Table of contents (47 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi

  2. Crossing thresholds of literary theories and critical approaches

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      I See a Voice…

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      Pages 11-23

      A New Territory? Literary Criticism as a Literary Genre

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      Pages 25-33

      Cutting into a New World: Reading The Cut Through Slavoj Žižek

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      Pages 35-44

      Internal (Post)Coloniality in Anglo-Irish Literature: Crossing the Boundaries in Postcolonial Comparative Studies

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      Pages 45-55

      A Post-Battle Landscape: Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook and The Cleft

  3. Remapping women's / men's moral and social borders

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      Pages 57-57

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      Pages 59-72

      Near the Riverbank: Women, Danger and Place in Dickens

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      Pages 73-83

      “Women with Iron in’em. Women Who Wanted Land and a Home”: Female Pioneers Staking Out New Territories in the American Popular Fiction of the 1920s and 1930s

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      Pages 85-93

      Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Complexities of Gender

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      Pages 95-104

      “Outlaw Emotions”: Carol Ann Duffy’s “Eurydice”, Dramatic Monologue and Victorian Women Poets

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      Pages 105-114

      “The One Great Drawback to the Life of Women is That They Cannot Act in Politics”? Political Women in Anthony Trollope’s Fiction

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      Pages 115-126

      Transgressing Boundaries to Metamorphose: The Outlander by Gil Adamson

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      Pages 127-133

      Forbidden Territories: the Sexual and the Social in Allan Hollinghurst’s Novel The Line of Beauty

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      Pages 135-145

      What Haunts Hundreds Hall? Transgression in Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger

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      Pages 147-155

      Crossing the “Gender Frontier”: Cross-dressing and Male Impersonation in Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet (1998)

  4. Cross-language ventures

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      Pages 157-157

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      Pages 159-168

      “Black Women are the Most Fascinating Creations in the World” or How (not) to Translate Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

  5. Old world, new world and the space between

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      Pages 169-169

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      Pages 171-180

      Female pioneers, Good Indians, and Settler Nostalgia: Colonial Ambivalence in Sally Armstrong’s The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor

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      Pages 181-189

      Crossing the Frontiers of Death: A Journey Through War Memories and Continents in Anne Michaels’ Fugitive Pieces

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      Pages 191-198

      India Re-loaded: Vikas Swarup’s Slumdog Millionaire as a Postcolonial Novel

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      Pages 199-207

      Narration and Representation of Race in Matthew Kneale’s English Passengers

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      Pages 209-220

      A Dominican-American Experience of Not Quite Successful Assimilation: Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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