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The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature

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Saronik Bosu, Heba Jahama, Crystal Parikh, Sarah Winter, Kerry Bystrom, Eleni Coundouriotis, Andrew Hammond, David Palumbo-Liu, Audrey J. Golden, Lieve Gies, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Wendy S. Hesford, Rachel A. Lewis, Sunny Xiang, Brenda S. Werth, Rajeev S. Patke, James Dawes, Charlotte Salmi, Elizabeth Swanson, Greg A. Mullins, Alexandra S. Moore
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  • Publication planned for: August 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108481328

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  • Literature has been essential to shaping the notions of human personhood, good life, moral responsibility, and forms of freedom that have been central to human rights law, discourse, and politics. The literary study of human rights has also recently generated innovative and timely perspectives on the history, meaning, and scope of human rights. The Cambridge Companion to Human Rights and Literature introduces this new and exciting field of study in the humanities. It explores the historical and institutional contexts, theoretical concepts, genres, and methods that literature and human rights share. Equally accessible to beginners in the field and more advanced researches, this Companion emphasizes both the literary and interdisciplinary dimensions of human rights and the humanities.

    • Emphasizes both interdisciplinary methods and the specific contributions and methods of literary studies
    • Provides overviews on the pertinent research questions, consensus, and debates in the field
    • Offers an accessible introduction to the field
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    • Publication planned for: August 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108481328
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from August 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Chronology of major works and events, 1215–2018 Saronik Bosu and Heba Jahama
    Introduction Crystal Parikh
    Part I. Genealogies and Contexts:
    1. Recounting history, locating precursors for human rights Sarah Winter
    2. Humanitarianism's way in the world: on missionary and emergency imaginaries Kerry Bystrom and Eleni Coundouriotis
    3. Literature, human rights and the Cold War Andrew Hammond
    4. Human rights in the vernacular: translating and inventing rights outside the state David Palumbo-Liu
    Part II. Fashioning Methods:
    5. Law and literature, the procedural and the performative Audrey J. Golden
    6. Human rights modes and media Lieve Gies
    7. Remembering the forgetting: human rights literature and memory work Cathy J. Schlund-Vials
    8. Queering human rights: the transgender child Wendy S. Hesford and Rachel A. Lewis
    Part III. Generic Representations:
    9. Narrating the human person Sunny Xiang
    10. The dramas of human rights: documentary theater and performance Brenda S. Werth
    11. Poetic justice and the idea of poetic redress Rajeev S. Patke
    12. Truth-telling: reportage and creative nonfiction James Dawes
    13. Visualizing the world: graphic novels, comics, and human rights Charlotte Salmi
    Part IV. Writing Human Rights:
    14. Perpetrators, victims, and beneficiaries: the subjects of human rights Elizabeth Swanson
    15. Routing emotions, forming humans: affect, aesthetics, rhetoric Greg A. Mullins
    16. Beyond sovereignty: reimagining vulnerability and security Alexandra S. Moore
    Bibliography Saronik Bosu and Heba Jahama.

  • Editor

    Crystal Parikh, New York University

    Contributors

    Saronik Bosu, Heba Jahama, Crystal Parikh, Sarah Winter, Kerry Bystrom, Eleni Coundouriotis, Andrew Hammond, David Palumbo-Liu, Audrey J. Golden, Lieve Gies, Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Wendy S. Hesford, Rachel A. Lewis, Sunny Xiang, Brenda S. Werth, Rajeev S. Patke, James Dawes, Charlotte Salmi, Elizabeth Swanson, Greg A. Mullins, Alexandra S. Moore

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