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The Jester and the Sage: Twain and Nietzsche
(University of California Press, 2005)
Though Mark Twain and Friedrich Nietzsche were aware of each other, they never met and there is no evidence of influence in either direction. Yet the similarities in their thought are strikingly numerous and close. They ...
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 ...
Narratives of emergence: Jean Paul on the inner life
(University of Toronto Press, 2009)
Aristocracy and modernism: signs of aristocracy in Marcel Proust's-À la Recherche du temps perdu
(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005)