“Race” offers a compelling study of ideas related to race throughout history. Its breadth of coverage, both geographically and temporally, provides readers with an expansive, global understanding of the term from the classical period onwards: Intersections of Race and Gender // Race and Social Theory Identity // Ethnicity, and Immigration // Whiteness // Legislative and Judicial Markings of Difference // Race in South Africa, Israel, East Asia, Asian America // Blackness in a Global Context // Race in the History of Science // Critical Race Theory
Using the concept of “third culture” from social theory, this article examines Charles Kingsley’s use of displacement in his children’s book The Water Babies (1863). In trying to portray the site of moral formation, Kingsley displaces his central character Tom – the new, interstitial “third culture” subject. Through Tom’s displacement, Kingsley strives for unity between science and religion, resulting in new social formations. The type of unity Kingsley envisions has its own discrepancies and ironically aligns Kingsley to Cardinal John Henry Newman’s position on moral formation.
This essay brings together cognitive literary theory and Mikhail Bakhtin’s theory of dialogic imagination to illuminate the construction of social class in the eighteenth-century novel. It offers a close reading of selected passages from Frances Burney’s Evelina (1778), made possible by combining Bakhtinian and cognitive poetics. It also discusses the theoretical ramifications of this approach and demonstrates its use in an undergraduate classroom.
argument; rhetoric; composition theory; critical theory; Theory of Mind; humor studies; creative writing; International literature; Middle Eastern literature; American literature (19th century to present); philosophy; education; social reform studies
Nineteenth-century French literature, the intellectual/social/political history of the July Monarchy, Caribbean Francophone Literature, Intercultural Communication Theory, cognitive-science-informed learning theories, Atlantic History, Julius T. Fraser’s “nested hierarchies” theory of time.
Literary theory, authorial intent, methods of interpretation, literary criticism, literary journalism, Russian literature, Dostoevsky, Bakhtin
XVII International Conference (A Silver Jubilee Event of the Forum on Contemporary Theory) Jointly Organized by The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda & The International Lincoln Centre for American Studies Louisiana State University, Shreveport, USA Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences 21-24 December 2014 Venue International Centre, Goa […]
XVII International Conference (A Silver Jubilee Event of the Forum on Contemporary Theory) Jointly Organized by The Forum on Contemporary Theory, Baroda & The International Lincoln Centre for American Studies Louisiana State University, Shreveport, USA Re-Imagining Theory: Towards New Horizons in the Humanities and the Social Sciences 21-24 December 2014 Venue International Centre, Goa Convener […]
Early Modern Colonial and Peninsular Cultural Studies, Cultural History of Capitalism and Economic Thought, History of Ideas, Cultural and Social Theory, Production of Knowledge, Atlantic Studies, Gender Studies, Print Culture
WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue QUEER METHODS Guest Editors: Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols […]