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Words Fail: Theology, Poetry, And The Challenge Of Representation - Colby Dickinson

This book investigates the form of spirituality given shape in the intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection, concerned especially with matters of representation and failure. Author: Dickinson, Colby Publisher: Fordham Univ......

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The Retreats Of Reconstruction: Race, Leisure, And The Politics Of Segregation At The New Jersey Shore, 1865-1920 - David Goldberg

This book examines how de facto segregation unfolded and operated at the New Jersey shore after the Civil War. Weaving together histories of race, leisure, and consumption, it argues that the politics of mass consumption contained early desegregat......

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Futile Pleasures: Early Modern Literature And The Limits Of Utility - Corey Mceleney

Examines the ambivalent role that pleasure plays in early modern English writers' attempts to defend the utility of literature. Traces how that ambivalence gets replayed in modern critical frameworks as well as debates about the value of the human......

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A Scarlet Pansy - Robert Scully

A scholarly reprint edition of the "lost" queer modernist novel A Scarlet Pansy by Robert Scully based on the original 1932 Faro edition. Author: Scully, Robert Editor: Corber, Robert Publisher: Fordham University Press Illustration: N Language: ......

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The Weight Of Love: Affect, Ecstasy, And Union In The Theology Of Bonaventure - Robert Davis

A study of the role of affect in the mystical theology and Passion meditations of the thirteenth-century Franciscan theologian Bonaventure of Bagnoregio Author: Davis, Robert Publisher: Fordham University Press Illustration: N Language: ENG Title......

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Northern Character: College-educated New Englanders, Honor, Nationalism, And Leadership In The Civil War Era - Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai

This book examines the social and gendered world of college-educated New Englanders who fought in the Civil War by exploring how they tried to develop good character traits and a sense of nationalism. The book also explores how these men interact......

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White Eagle, Black Madonna: One Thousand Years Of The Polish Catholic Tradition - Robert Alvis

White Eagle, Black Madonna charts the remarkable journey of the Polish Catholic community from its tenth-century origins on the eastern edge of medieval Christendom to the twenty-first century, when a Pole occupied the See of Peter. One constant h......

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City Of Gods: Religious Freedom, Immigration, And Pluralism In Flushing, Queens - R. Hanson

City of Gods is a history and ethnography of Flushing, Queens in New York City. An important site in colonial America for its place in the history of religious freedom, Flushing is now perhaps the most striking case of religious and ethnic plurali......

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Fordham, A History Of The Jesuit University Of New York: 1841-2003 - Thomas Shelley

A history of Fordham University that traces the evolution of the institution from St. John' College, a small diocesan college founded by Bishop John Hughes in 1841, to one of the major Jesuit and Catholic universities in the United States. Author......

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The Amazing Adventures Of Bob Brown: A Real-life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through The 20th Century - Craig Saper

Biography of Robert Carlton "Bob" Brown, avant-garde publisher, poet and reading machine inventor, bestselling pulp fiction and Hollywood movie treatment writer, cookbook author with Cora and Rose Brown, advertiser copyrighter, editorial board mem......

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Teaching While Black: A New Voice On Race And Education In New York City - Pamela Lewis

Chronicles the experiences of a black female teaching in public schools in the South Bronx in the era of No Child Left Behind and the Common Core. Addressing "high stakes" that go beyond tests, Teaching While Black examines how and what one must ......

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Celebricities: Media Culture And The Phenomenology Of Gadget Commodity Life - Anthony Adler

A phenomenological account of the forms of life characteristic of late capitalism--including television, celebrity culture, and personal electronics--culminating in an ontology of the gadget-commodity that brings together Marxist theories of commo......

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The Perils Of Uglytown: Studies In Structural Misanthropology From Plato To Rembrandt - Harry Berger

The Perils of Uglytown develops a new concept, structural misanthropology, and traces its operation first in the dialogues of Plato and then in the work of humanists, playwrights, and painters of the Renaissance in Italy, England, and the Netherla......

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The Ethnography Of Rhythm: Orality And Its Technologies - Haun Saussy

A history of the concept of orality (that is, the creation and transmission of literary works without the use of writing), this book shows awareness of this medium emerging from the encounter of many literary and scientific developments (romantici......

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The Wedding Feast Of The Lamb: Eros, The Body, And The Eucharist - Emmanuel Falque

The abyss, force, chaos, eros, animality and even bestiality, are fundamental aspects of human beings that neither philosophy not theology can safely ignore. We need to question today "in a way that responds to the needs of our time" (Vatican II) ......

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Upside-down Gods: Gregory Bateson's World Of Difference - Peter Harries-jones

Human survival requires a reorientation of science away from its exclusive technical and materialist premises focused on control, towards feedback and relational processes of organism-plus-environment. Gregory Bateson's holistic approach unites cu......

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Walter Benjamin And Theology

Benjamin's relationship to theological matters has been less observed than it should. Walter Benjamin and Theology brings together some of the world's most renowned experts to reassess the stake theology has in Benjamin's writings, aiming for noth......

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The Work Of Difference: Modernism, Romanticism, And The Production Of Literary Form - Audrey Wasser

This book mounts a critique of persistently romantic assumptions in contemporary literary criticism and advances an original theory of literary production. Along the way, it offers new readings of major modernist novels of Samuel Beckett, Marcel P......

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