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    Sovereignty, Biopolitics and the Use of Literature : Michel Foucault and Kathy Acker.Alex Houen - 2008 - In Stephen Morton & Stephen Bygrave (eds.), Foucault in an Age of Terror: Essays on Biopolitics and the Defence of Society. Palgrave-Macmillan.
  2. Affect and Literature.Alex Houen (ed.) - 2020 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book considers how Affect, the experience of feeling or emotion, has developed as a critical concept within literary studies in different periods and through a range of approaches. Stretching from the Classical to the Contemporary, the first section of the book, 'Origins', considers the importance of particular areas of philosophy, theory, and criticism that have been important for conceptualizing affect and its relation to literature. Includes ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, eighteenth-century aesthetics, Marxist theory, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and postcolonial (...)
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  3. Martyrdom and Terrorism: Pre-Modern to Contemporary Perspectives.Dominic Janes & Alex Houen (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press USA.
    In recent years, terrorism has become closely associated with martyrdom in the minds of many terrorists and in the view of nations around the world. In Islam, martyrdom is mostly conceived as "bearing witness" to faith and God. Martyrdom is also central to the Christian tradition, not only in the form of Christ's Passion or saints faced with persecution and death, but in the duty to lead a good and charitable life. In both religions, the association of religious martyrdom with (...)
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