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Security and Hospitality in Literature and Culture


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1. Introduction: Risking Hospitality Jeffrey Clapp and Emily Ridge Part I: Modern Homes 2. "And May these Characters Remain": W.B. Yeats and Thoor Ballylee's Vulnerability Jason M. Coats 3. Hospitality, Nostalgia, and the Itinerant Hero(ine) in Dorothy Richardson's Pilgramage and Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End Rebecca Bowler Part II: Sexual Difference 4. Security, Hospitality, and Perversion in Muriel Spark's Robinson Emily Ridge 5. Baiting Hospitality Irina Aristarkhova Part III: Opting Out 6. Enantiosemiotic Care in J.M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K. Arthur Rose 7. A Dwarf at the Table: Hospitality and the Non-Normate Body in Modern Literature Mica Hilson Part IV: Vulnerability 8. Securing the Nation, Settling Selves: Telling Stories of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Tony Simoes da Silva 9. Reading Unreadable Lives: Precarity in Ken Barris's What Kind of Child and Ishtiyaq Shukri's The Silent Minaret Minesh Dass and Mike Marais Part V: Conflicted Communities 10. "This Is Our Splintered City": Security, Hospitality, and Tourism in Northern Irish Poetry Naomi Marklew 11. Welcoming the Other: Hospitality and Citizenship in Chinese American Fiction Melissa Lee Part VI: National Security 12. Safe from His Readers: Interpretation as Inhospitality in Cold War America Jeffrey Clapp 13. Reluctant Fundamentalist, Eager Host? Cross-Cultural Hospitality and Security Anxieties in Mohsin Hamid's Novel of Uncertainty Michael Perfect Part VII: Openness 14. The New Sincerity as Literary Hospitality Johannes Voelz 15. Hospitality and Risk Society in Tao Lin's Taipei Brian Willems Part VIII: Terror 16. Inhospitality, Security, and the Global "Homeland" in Michael Haneke's Cache Susana Araujo 17. Cosmopolitan Testimony: Engaging Radical Alterity on The Road to Guantanamo Terri Tomsky

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Jeffrey Clapp is a Lecturer in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. His recent work is available in the journals Textual Practice and Partial Answers. Emily Ridge is a Lecturer in the Department of Literature and Cultural Studies at the Hong Kong Institute of Education. Her work has been published in Journeys: The International Journal of Travel and Travel Writing, Modernism/Modernity, Textual Practice, and Katherine Mansfield Studies.

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