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2 Are You Paranoid Enough? Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days and the Politics of Risk and Speculation 2.1 RISK INSIDE THE “FICKLE MACHINE” When Strange Days was released in 1995 its director Kathryn Bigelow and production firm Twentieth Century Fox had to face a box office disaster nobody could have predicted. The film grossed less than eight million dollars, despite a number of constituents that, at the time of its making, must have appeared particularly promising, as Romi Stepovitch observes: “With a headlining actor in Ralph Fiennes, a blockbuster

4 Monstrous Politics: Epistemological Empowerment, Natural Science, and New Territories of Empire in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl 4.1 “THE IDENTITY OF THE BODY HAS NOT YET BEEN CONFIRMED:” EXCESSIVE TEXTUALITY AND DISCURSIVE CONTROL IN LARISSA LAI’S WRITINGS In a talk given at a workshop dedicated to the re-mapping of Canadian urban activism in 2004,1 Canada-based, Chinese American author, political activist and prolific academic Larissa Lai strikingly chose as a title “The Identity of the Body Has Not Yet Been Confirmed,” a formulaic phrase

Mythological Resignification in American Antebellum and German Vormärz Literature
Risk and Speculation in Millennial Fictions of the North American Pacific Rim
Literary Imaginations of Asian America
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Heterotopic Spaces and the Politics of Destabilisation
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Reading African American Literature and Culture with Bourdieu and Elias
Wounds and Words
Childhood and Family Trauma in Romantic and Postmodern Fiction
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Reparative Gay Literature in Times of AIDS
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New Perspectives on Motherhood in the Works of D.H. Lawrence, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Jean Rhys
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