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Persuasive ironies: Utopian readings of swift and krasicki
(Pennsylvania State University Press, 2013)
Anthony trollope on akrasia, self-deception, and ethical confusion
(Indiana University, 2014)
This essay takes as its point of departure Anthony Trollope’s tendency to reuse a version of the romantic triangle, one where a protagonist is committed to one character, becomes attracted to another, and hence delays ...
Greek gods in Baltimore: Greek tragedy and The Wire
(Wayne State University Press, 2010)
Not yet: The faith of revolution
(Edinburgh University Press, 2014)
This essay seeks to contribute to revolutionary understandings of time through an examination of Derrida's 1993 book Sauf le nom, and the poet and mystic Angelus Silesius, whom Derrida reads in this book.The essay counters ...
Changing French orientalism: Tarare (1790) and the question of slavery
(University of Nebraska Press, 2011)
A would-be Turk: Louis XIV in le Bourgeois gentilhomme
Despite the large number of references to diplomatic blunders by the French during Süleyman Aǧa's visit to Paris in 1669 and the charade-like character of much of Louis XIV's policies towards the Ottoman Empire during the ...
Queerly Turkish: queer masculinity and national belonging in the image of Zeki Müren
This article offers an explanation for the lasting appeal of Turkish cross-dressing singer Zeki Müren (1931–96). His performances on stage, film, and television interweave avant-garde, modern, and old-fashioned elements. ...
Lispector, the time of the veil
(Michigan State University Press, 2012)
Breaking up, down and out: Anomie in Georgi Gospodinov's Natural Novel
(Modern Humanities Research Association, 2015)
This article argues that Bulgarian writer Georgi Gospodinov's Estestven Roman (Natural Novel, 1999) exposes the simultaneous precariousness of anomie, a condition associated with post-Communism, and the vital significance ...
Keats, Hegel, and belated mythography
(Duke University Press, 2015)
This essay aims to contribute to a growing body of criticism devoted to the paradox of John Keats's peculiarly political aestheticism. Keats places a seemingly disinterested aestheticism squarely within the matrix of ...