Faculty Book: Ammiel Alcalay

Ammiel Alcalay

a little history
(re:public/UpSet Press, 2012)

Set against the backdrop of the Cold War, the war in Iraq, and 9/11, a little history explores the deep politics of memory and imagination while proposing a new paradigm for American studies. With a preface by editor Fred Dewey, Alcalay’s book places the work of such major figures as Muriel Rukeyser, Charles Olson, Edward Dorn, Diane di Prima, and Amiri Baraka in the realm of resistance and global decolonization to assert the power of poetry as a unique form of knowledge. Alcalay serves as professor of comparative literature, English, and Middle Eastern studies at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: NOV 5, 2012

Category: Comparative Literature | English | Faculty Books | Middle Eastern Studies