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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights

Edited by: Sophia A. McClennen , Alexandra Schultheis Moore

Print publication date:  August  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415736411
eBook ISBN: 9781315778372
Adobe ISBN: 9781317696285

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The Routledge Companion to Literature and Human Rights provides a comprehensive, transnational, and interdisciplinary map to this emerging field, offering a broad overview of human rights and literature while providing innovative readings on key topics. The first of its kind, this volume covers essential issues and themes, necessarily crossing disciplines between the social sciences and humanities. Sections cover:

  • subjects, with pieces on subjectivity, humanity, identity, gender, universality, the particular, the body
  • forms, visiting the different ways human rights stories are crafted and formed via the literary, the visual, the performative, and the oral
  • contexts, tracing the development of the literature over time and in relation to specific regions and historical events
  • impacts, considering the power and limits of human rights literature, rhetoric, and visual culture

Drawn from many different global contexts, the essays offer an ideal introduction for those approaching the study of literature and human rights for the first time, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in new directions for future scholarship.

Contributors: Chris Abani, Jonathan E. Abel, Elizabeth S. Anker, Arturo Arias, Ariella Azoulay, Ralph Bauer, Anna Bernard, Brenda Carr Vellino, Eleni Coundouriotis, James Dawes, Erik Doxtader, Marc D. Falkoff, Keith P. Feldman, Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Audrey J. Golden, Mark Goodale, Barbara Harlow, Wendy S. Hesford, Peter Hitchcock, David Holloway, Christine Hong, Madelaine Hron, Meg Jensen, Luz Angélica Kirschner, Susan Maslan, Julie Avril Minich, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, Greg Mullins, Laura T. Murphy, Hanna Musiol, Makau Mutua, Zoe Norridge, David Palumbo-Liu, Crystal Parikh, Katrina M. Powell, Claudia Sadowski-Smith, Mark Sanders, Karen-Magrethe Simonsen, Joseph R. Slaughter, Sharon Sliwinski, Sidonie Smith, Domna Stanton, Sarah G. Waisvisz, Belinda Walzer, Ban Wang, Julia Watson, Gillian Whitlock and Sarah Winter.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A New Universal for Human Rights? Download PDF
Chapter  3:  “Commonly Human” Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Who Is Human? Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Queer Rights? Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Gendering Human Rights and Their Violation Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Contingent Vulnerabilities Download PDF
Chapter  8:  In Flight Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Immolation Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Remembering Perpetrators Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Vanishing Points Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Reemergence of the Slave Narrative Tradition and the Search for a New Frederick Douglass Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Reading Human Rights Literatures through Oral Traditions Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Beyond the Trauma Aesthetic Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Ending World War II Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Inventing Human Dignity Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The Legible Face of Human Rights in Autobiographically Based Fiction Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The World-Form of Human Rights Comics Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Sorry Business Download PDF
Chapter  20:  From “Tutsi Crush” to “FWP” Download PDF
Chapter  21:  #NotABugSplat Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Fragmented Forms and Shifting Contexts Download PDF
Chapter  23:  What about False Witnessing? Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Nature and Society in Revolutionary Rights Debates Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The “Rites of Discovery” Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Natural Rights and Power in the Spanish Comedia after the Conquest Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Localizing Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Colonialism, Inherited Rights, and Social Movements of Self-Protection Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Transition and Transformation Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Violence, Indigeneities and Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Human Rights and Cultural Representations of Mexico-US Border Migration Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Journeying into Rwanda Download PDF
Chapter  34:  “Where is the World to save us from Torture?” Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Human Rights and Minority Rights Download PDF
Chapter  36:  States of Cynicism Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Bringing Human Rights to Bear in American Literature Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Sites of Human Rights Theory Download PDF
Chapter  39:  With Double-Binds to Spare Download PDF
Chapter  40:  “Inverted Sympathy” Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Human Rights, Literature, and Empathy Download PDF
Chapter  42:  The Right Time for Rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Values without Qualities Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Is the Age of Human Rights Over? Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Freedom of Expression and Cultural Production in the Age of Vanishing Privacy Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Poetry and the Limits of Human Rights Download PDF
Chapter  47:  Film After Atrocity Download PDF
Chapter  48:  The Graceful Walk Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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