Search Results

1 - 10 of 10 items :

  • "nostalgia" x
  • Anglo-American Literature, general x
Clear All
Affect and Nostalgia in Eva Hoffman’s Lost in Translation

References Ahmed, Sara. 2010. Happy objects. In Melissa Gregg and Gregory J. Seigworth (eds.), The affect theory reader, 29-51. Durham: Duke University Press. Angé, Olivia and David Berliner. 2015. Introduction: Anthropology of nostalgia-anthropology as nostalgia. In Olivia Angé and David Berliner (eds.), Anthropology and nostalgia, 1-16. New York: Berghahn. Baranczak, Stanislaw. 1990. Breathing under water and other East European essays. Cambridge: Harvard UP. Berberich, Christine, Neil Campbell

Open access
“Dig, What Makes Your Mouth So Big?”: Off-Modern Nostalgia, Symbolic Cannibalism, and Crossing the Border of the Universal Language in Clarence Major’s “The Slave Trade: View from the Middle Passage”

1958-1998 , 300–319. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press. Sanchez, Sonia. 1995. Wounded in the House of a Friend . Boston: Beacon Press. SECONDARY SOURCES Arens, William 1979. The man-eating myth: Anthropology and anthropophagy . New York, NY: Oxford University Press. Boym, Svetlana. 2001. The future of nostalgia . New York, NY: Basic Books. Fanon, Frantz. 1967. Black skins, white masks . (Translated by Charles Lam Markmann.) New York, NY: Grove Press. Frye, Marilyn. 1983. The politics of reality: Essays in feminist theory

Open access
Reading Never Let Me Go from the Mujo Perspective of Buddhism

Works Cited “About Mujo [ Mujo to ha].” Buddha’s Teachings [ Buddha no Oshie ], n. d. Web. 1 June 2018. Arai, Toshikazu. Rennyo’s Message on White Ashes . 7 July 2014. Web. 5 June 2015. Ayase, Haruka, and Kazuo Ishiguro. “Heisei No Hara Setsuko Sekaiteki Sakka Ni Aini Iku / Setsuko Hara of Heisei Era Meets the World Famous Novelist.” Bungei Shunju 94.2 (2016): 212-21. Drag, Wojciech. Revisiting Loss : Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro . Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2014. Freeman, John

Open access
“This fabulous flotsam”: Michael Moorcock’s Urban Anthropology in “London under London”

.org. literarylondon. org, n.p. Web. 31 March 2015. Bonnett, Alastair. “The Dilemmas of Radical Nostalgia in British Psychogeography.” Theory Culture Society. 26 (2009), 45-70. Print. ---. Left in the Past Radicalism and the Politics of Nostalgia. London and New York: Continuum, 2011. Print. Bulwer-Lytton, Edward. Vril, the Power of the Coming Race (1871). Whitefish, MT: Kessinger Publishing, 1997. Print. Chalupsky, Petr. “London of the Mind: The Narrative of Psychogeographic Antiquarianism in Selected London Novels of

Open access
“Stop … and Remember”: Memory and Ageing in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Novels

-22. Coleman, Peter. “Reminiscence within the Study of Ageing: The Social Significance of Story.” Reminiscence Reviewed: Perspectives, Evaluations, Achievements. Ed. Joanna Bornat. Buckingham: Open UP, 1994. Dorling, Danny. Injustice: Why Social Inequality Still Persists. Rev. ed. Bristol: Policy P, 2015. Drąg, Wojciech. Revisiting Loss: Memory, Trauma and Nostalgia in the Novels of Kazuo Ishiguro. Cambridge Scholars, 2014. Furst, Lilian R. “Memory’s Fragile Power in Kazuo Ishiguro’s Remains of the Day and W. G. Sebald’s ‘Max Ferber.’” Contemporary

Open access
“A Genuine Old-Fashioned English Butler”: Nationalism and Conservative Politics in The Remains of the Day


In the context of twenty-first century global conservatism, where anti-immigrant sentiment is everywhere apparent, the importance of Ishiguro’s writing arguably lies in its on-going challenge to this perspective’s faulty logic and its capacity to reveal the radical violence behind nationalist political attacks on minority and immigrant populations. In this article I explore this challenge explicitly through a politically-oriented reading of The Remains of the Day (1989), highlighting this novel’s joint critique of Thatcherite nationalism and late twentieth century global entrepreneurialism. While this focus obviously represents a response to an earlier socio-political moment, defined by its own unique amalgam of ideological anxieties, nevertheless what emerges most prominently through this reading is the novel’s topical condemnation of cultural essentialism and its attendant hierarchies, concerns which remain of utmost critical significance within the twenty-first century. Thus, by making this assessment explicit, highlighting British conservatism’s devastating psychological and material implications for affected individuals, ranging from repressed and traumatised psychologies to radical economic precarity, this novel can be seen to register Thatcherite prejudice in a poignantly relevant manner. Indeed, the pseudo-respect granted to the ‘genuine old-fashioned English butler’ in this novel might also be seen as comparable to Trump’s pseudo-populism or Brexit nostalgia, both of which likewise ignore the pressing reality of imperialism’s historical violence.

Open access
Material Excess and Deadly Dwelling in E.L. Doctorow’s Homer and Langley

the Eye . New York, London: Norton, 1990. Sharpe, William. “Nostalgia and Connection in the Postmodern Metropolis.” Post, Ex, Sub, Dis: Urban Fragmentations and Constructions . Ed. Ghent Urban Studies Team [GUST]. Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2002. 238-281. Tallack, Douglas. “New York, New York.” N.p. N.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2014. Wutz, Michael. “Literary Narrative and Information Culture: Garbage, Waste, and Residue in the Work of E.L. Doctorow.” Contemporary Literature 44.3 (2003): 501-535.

Open access
“A Poetics of Disruption”: Farida Karodia’s A Shattering of Silence and the Exiled Writer’s Dihiliz Position

Indian Literary Production. New Delhi: Routledge, 2001. Print. Ondaatje, Michael. Anil’s Ghost. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000. Print. Parekh, Bhikhu. New Politics of Identity: Political Principles for an Interdependent World. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Print. Quayson, Ato. “The Ethnography of Nostalgia.” Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 2005 41.2: 131-134. Print. Quayson, Ato and Girish Daswani. “Diaspora and Transnationalism: Scapes, Scales, and Scopes.” Introduction to A Companion to

Open access
New Transatlantic African Writing: Translation, Transculturation and Diasporic Images in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s The Thing Around Your Neck and Americanah

, 2010. 53-74. Print. Walder, Dennis. Postcolonial Nostalgias: Writing, Representation and Memory. London: Routledge, 2011. Print.

Open access
Misfits of War: First World War Nurses in the Daughters of Mars by Thomas Keneally

Press. Simon, Scott. 2013. Sisterly conflict against a Great War backdrop in Daughters of Mars. Weekend Edition Saturday (NPR) 24 August. (accessed 4 May 2017). Spittel, Christina. 2014. Nostalgia for the nation? The First World War in Australian novels of the 1970s and 1980s. In Martin Löschnigg & Marzena Sokołowska-Paryż (eds.), The Great War in post-memory literature and film, 255-272. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter. Stuart, Meryn. 2008. Social

Open access