• Publications
  • Influence
Why teach literature in the foreign language classroom
From time to time the need or value of teaching literature in the language class has been questioned. This article reviews and qualifies the arguments for and against teaching literature beforeExpand
  • 33
  • 4
  • PDF
Chance and Gesture in Zadie Smith's White Teeth and The Autograph Man
After showing how White Teeth enacts a dialectic between determinism and chance from which the latter emerges as the winner, the article investigates how such a metaphysic affects Zadie Smith'sExpand
  • 20
  • 1
Towards a rhetoric of cross-cultural identity
This paper explores the involvement of metaphor and allusion in the discursive construction of cross-cultural identity. Cross-cultural identity is regarded as a narrative; as such it is liable toExpand
  • 1
  • 1
  • PDF
Rhetoric and Wonder in English Travel Writing, 1560-1613
Contents: Preface Introduction: Wonder, rhetoric and travel The truth of travel writing Wonder texts Inventing and elocuting wonder Composing and acting wonder Epilogue References Select index.
  • 28
  • PDF
Metaphor and diaspora in contemporary writing
Acknowledgements Notes on contributors Introduction: Metaphor and Diaspora Tropes of Diasporic Life in the Work of Nadeem Aslam Becoming Foreign: Tropes of Migrant Identity in Three Novels byExpand
  • 18
  • PDF
Book Reviews
La retórica de lo maravilloso: la representación de nuevos mundos en la literatura de viajes del renacimiento inglés
La tesis tiene como tema la representacion textual de nuevos mundos en los relatos de viajes de una epoca en la que la retorica inglesa estaba en su apogeo y cuando los limites del mundo conocidoExpand
Composing and Acting Wonder