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Faculty Publications

The following comprises a list of the book publications written or edited by the core faculty of Northwestern's program in Comparative Literary Studies.


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Chris Abani

Book nameThe Secret History of Las Vegas  (Penguin Books, 2014)





BookSanctificum (Copper Canyon Press, 2010)





BookThere Are No Names for Red (Red Hen Press, 2010)





 Feed Me the Sun (Peepal Tree Press, 2010)Book





Song For Night

Song For Night (Akashic Books, 2007)





The Virgin of FlamesThe Virgin of Flames (Penguin Books, 2007)





Hands Washing Water

Hands Washing Water (Copper Canyon Press, 2006)





Becoming Abigail

Becoming Abigail (Akashic Books, 2006)






Graceland (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004)





Dog Woman

Dog Woman (Red Hen Press, 2004)





César Braga-Pinto


A Violência das Letras: Amizade e inimizade na literatura brasileira (1888-1940) (EdUERJ, 2018)




bragapinto-book2.jpgAs Promessas da História: Discursos Proféticos e Assimilação no Brasil Colonial (1500-1700) (2003)




Laura Brueck

brueck-writing-resistance-50x75.jpegWriting Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature (Columbia University Press, 2014)




Christopher Bush

bush-book.jpgIdeographic Modernism: China, Writing, Media (Oxford, 2010)




bush_book2.jpgStèles (co-editor/co-translator) (Wesleyan University Press, 2007)






Corey Byrnes

byrnes_book.jpegFixing Landscape (Columbia University Press, 2019)





Clare Cavanagh

cavanagh_book.jpgLyric Poetry and Modern Politics (Yale University Press, 2010)





Jorge Coronado

coronado_book3.jpgVisiones de los Andes (co-editor, Plural & University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019)





Portraits in the Andes: Photography and Agency (1900-1950) (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018)




coronado_book2.jpgThe Andes Imagined: Indigenismo, Society, and Modernity (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)




Penelope Deutscher

penny_book1.jpegFoucault's Futures: A Critique of Reproductive Reason (Columbia University Press, 2017)




penny_book2.jpgThe Philosophy of Simone de Beauvoir: Ambiguity, Conversion, Resistance (Cambridge University Press, 2008)




penny_book3.jpgHow to Read Derrida (Granta/Norton, 2006)





penny_book4.jpgA Politics of Impossible Difference: The Later Work of Luce Irigaray (Cornell University Press, 2002)




penny_book5.jpegYielding Gender: Feminism, Deconstruction and the History of Philosophy (Routledge, 1997)





Scott Durham

durham_book.jpegPhantom Communities: The Simulacrum and the Limits of Postmodernism (Stanford University Press, 1998)




Harris Feinsod

feinsod_book.jpegThe Poetry of the Americas: From Good Neighbors to Countercultures (Oxford University Press, 2017)




Hannah Feldman

feldman_book.jpegFrom a Nation Torn: Decolonizing Art and Representation in France, 1945-62 (Duke University Press, 2014)




Peter Fenves

pfenves-scaled.jpegWalter Benjamin entre filósofos (Palinodia, 2017)




fenves_book2.jpegThe Messianic Reduction: Walter Benjamin and the Shape of Time (Stanford University Press, 2010)




fenves_book3.jpegLate Kant: Towards Another Law of the Earth (Routledge, 2003)




fenves_book4.jpegArresting Language: From Leibniz to Benjamin (Stanford University Press, 2001)




fenves_book5.jpeg"Chatter": Language and History in Kierkegaard (Stanford University Press, 1993)





fenves_book-6.jpgA Peculiar Fate: Metaphysics and World History in Kant (Cornell University Press, 1991)




Reginald Gibbons

gibbons_newbook.pngRenditions (Four Way Books, 2021)





An Orchard in the Street (American Readers Series, 2017)




fgibbons2.jpegLast Lake (University Of Chicago Press, 2016)




fgibbons3.jpegHow Poems Think (University Of Chicago Press, 2015)




fgibbons4.jpegSlow Trains Overhead: Chicago Poems and Stories (University Of Chicago Press, 2010)




fgibbons5.jpegSophocles, Selected Poems: Odes and Fragments (translator, Princeton University Press, 2008)




fgibbons6.jpegCreatures of a Day (Louisiana State University Press, 2008)




fgibbons7.jpegFern-texts: Autobiographical Essay on the Notebooks of Young S. T. Coleridge (b. 1772) (Hollyridge Press, 2005)




fgibbons8.jpegIn The Warhouse (Fractal Edge Press , 2004)




fgibbons9.jpegSophocles: Antigone (co-translator, Oxford University Press, 2003)




fgibbons10.jpegSweetbitter: A Novel (Louisiana State University Press, 2003)




fgibbons11.jpegIt's Time (Louisiana State University Press, 2002)




fgibbons12.jpegBakkhai, by Euripides (Oxford University Press, 2001)




fgibbons13.jpegSelected Poems of Luis Cernuda (translator, Sheep Meadow, 1999)




fgibbons14.jpegHomage to Longshot O'Leary (Holy Cow! Press, 1998)




fgibbons15.jpegSparrow: New and Selected Poems (Louisiana State University Press, 1997)




fgibbons16.jpegThe Poet's Work: 29 Poets on the Origins and Practice of Their Art (University Of Chicago Press, 1989)




Susannah Gottlieb

fgottlieb02.jpegHannah Arendt: Reflections on Literature and Culture (editor, Stanford University Press, 2007)




fgottlieb01.jpegRegions of Sorrow: Anxiety and Messianism in Hannah Arendt and W.H. Auden (Stanford University Press, 2003)




Nina Gourianova

nina_book1.jpegThe Aesthetics of Anarchy: Art and Ideology in the Early Russian Avant-Garde (University of California Press, 2012)




nina_book2.jpgExploring Color: Olga Rozanova and the Early Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1918 (Routledge, 2000)




Marianne Hopman

hop_book1.jpgChoral Meditations in Greek Tragedy (co-editor) (Cambridge University Press, 2013)




hop_book2.jpgScylla: Myth, Metaphor, Paradox (Cambridge University Press, 2012)





Rebecca Johnson

fjohnson02.jpegStranger Fictions: A History of the Novel in Arabic Translation  (Cornell University Press, forthcoming 2021)




Rajeev Kinra

kinra_book1.jpegWriting Self, Writing Empire: Chandar Bhan Brahman and the Cultural World of the Early Modern Indo-Persian State Secretary (University of California Press, 2015)




Jörg Kreienbrock

jorg_book1.jpgSich im Weltall orientieren: Kosmophilosophien 1950 – 1970 (Turia + Kant, 2020)





jorg_book2.pngDas Medium der Prosa: Studien zur Theorie der Lyrik (August Verlag, 2020)





jorg_book3.jpgMalicious Objects, Anger Management, and the Question of Modern Literature (Fordham University Press, 2013)




jorg_book4.jpgKleiner. Feiner. Leichter: Nuancierungen zum Werk Robert Walsers (Diaphanes, 2010)




Evan Maina Mwangi

fmwangi06.jpegThe Postcolonial Animal: African Literature and Posthuman Ethics (University of Michigan Press, 2019)




fmwangi05.jpegTranslation in African Contexts: Postcolonial Texts, Queer Sexuality, and Cosmopolitan Fluency (Kent State University Press, 2017)




fmwangi041.jpegAfrica Writes Back to Self: Metafiction, Gender, Sexuality (SUNY Press, 2010)




fmwangi03.jpegThe Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (Columbia University Press, 2007)




fmwangi02.jpegBildad Kaggia: Voice of the People (Sasa Sema Publications, 2001)




fmwangi01.jpegGuide to Encounters from Africa (Nairobi : Macmillan Kenya, 2000)





Patrick Noonan

noonan-camera-obtrusa-50x75.jpegCamera Obtrusa: The Action Films of Hara Kazuo (translator) Kaya Press, 2009)





Nasrin Qader

nasrin_book.jpgNarratives of Catastrophe: Boris Diop, ben Jelloun, Khatibi (Fordham University Press, 2009)




Alessia Ricciardi

alessia_book1.jpegFinding Ferrante: Authorship and the Politics of World Literature (Columbia University Press, 2021)




alessia_book2.jpegAfter La Dolce Vita: A Cultural Prehistory of Berlusconi's Italy (Stanford University Press, 2012)




alessia_book3.jpegThe Ends of Mourning: Psychoanalysis, Literature, Film (Stanford University Press, 2003)




Domietta Torlasco

the-rhythm-of-images.jpgThe Rhythm of Images: Cinema beyond Measure (University of Minnesota Press, 2021)




torlasco_book1.jpegThe Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film (University of Minnesota Press, 2013)




torlasco_book2.jpgThe Time of the Crime: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Italian Film (Stanford University Press, 2008)




Alejandra Uslenghi

uslenghi_book1.jpegLatin America at fin-de-siècle Universal Exhibitions. Modern Cultures of Visuality (Palgrave, New Directions in Latino American Cultures, 2016)




uslenghi_book2.jpgWalter Benjamin. Culturas de la imagen (editor) (Eterna Cadencia, 2011)





Neil Verma

verma_book.jpegTheater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama (University of Chicago Press, 2012)




Samuel Weber

weber_book1.jpgInquiétantes singularités (Hermann, 2014)




weber_book2.jpgTargets of Opportunity: On the Militarization of Thinking (Fordham University Press, 2005)




weber_book3.jpgTheatricality as Medium (Fordham University Press, 2004)





Jennifer Weintritt

bookcase.jpgThe Greek Epic Cycle in Latin Epic (forthcoming)




William West

fwest04.jpegAs If: Essays in "As You Like It" (punctum books, 2016)




fwest03.jpegRematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern English Stage (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005)




fwest02.jpegTheatres and Encyclopedias in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2003)




fwest01.jpegAuthor's Pen and Actor's Voice : Playing and Writing in Shakespeare's Theatre (co-editor) (Cambridge University Press, 2000)





Tristram Wolff

bookcase.jpgGiving Language Time: The Uprooted Word in the Romantic Century (forthcoming)