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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
A Cor das Letras     Open Access  
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     Open Access  
Abusões     Open Access  
Ação Midiática : Estudos em Comunicação, Sociedade e Cultura     Open Access  
ACME : Annali della Facoltà di Studi Umanistici dell'Università degli Studi di Milano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Acquisition et interaction en langue étrangère     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Baltico-Slavica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aksara     Open Access  
Aksara : International Journal of Indonesian Literature     Open Access  
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Aletria : Revista de Estudos de Literatura     Open Access  
Algazarra : Revista do Centro de Pesquisa Comunicação e Cultura : Barroco e Mestiçagem     Open Access  
Alpha (Osorno)     Open Access  
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Anagramas : Rumbos y Sentidos de la Comunicación     Open Access  
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription  
Âncora : Revista Latino-Americana de Jornalismo     Open Access  
andererseits : Yearbook of Transatlantic German Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aniki : Revista Portuguesa da Imagem em Movimento     Open Access  
Annales islamologiques     Open Access  
ANTARES (Letras e Humanidades)     Open Access  
Anuari de Filologia. Llengües i Literatures Modernes     Open Access  
Anuário de Literatura     Open Access  
Anuario Lope de Vega. Texto, literatura, cultura     Open Access  
Appalachian Heritage     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Arabia     Open Access  
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Artl@s Bulletin     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arts et Savoirs     Open Access  
Asia Minor Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Aturá : Revista Pan-Amazônica de Comunicação     Open Access  
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Australian Literary Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Azalea: Journal of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Babel     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bahasa dan Seni : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, Seni, dan Pengajarannya     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication     Open Access  
Barnboken : Journal of Children's Literature Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Between     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Beyond Words     Open Access  
Biblioteca Escolar em Revista     Open Access  
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 133)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Brazilian Journalism Research     Open Access  
Bronte Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brookings-Wharton Papers on Financial Services     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Brumal. Revista de investigación sobre lo Fantástico     Open Access  
Bulletin for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bunron : Zeitschrift für literaturwissenschaftliche Japanforschung     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Byron Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Byzantinische Zeitschrift     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno de Letras     Open Access  
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers franco-canadiens de l'Ouest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Callaloo     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Cambridge Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     Open Access  
CELEHIS : Revista del Centro de Letras Hispanoamericanas     Open Access  
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Ceræ: An Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Comunicação & Sociedade     Open Access  
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Contemporary Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Contemporary Women's Writing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
COnTEXTES     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
CoSMo | Comparative Studies in Modernism     Open Access  
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Criticón     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cuadernos AISPI     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Ilustración y Romanticismo     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Rusística Española     Open Access  
Cuadernos LIRICO : Revista de la Red Interuniversitaria de Estudios sobre las Literaturas Rioplatenses Contemporáneas en Francia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Cultures et conflits     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Narratives     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Current Objectives of Postgraduate American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Current Writing : Text and Reception in Southern Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
De Signos y Sentidos     Open Access  
De Zeventiende Eeuw. Cultuur in de Nederlanden in interdisciplinair perspectief     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     Open Access  
Dialogues : An Interdisciplinary Journal of English Language Teaching and Research     Open Access  
Dicenda. Cuadernos de Filología Hispánica     Open Access  
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Diegesis : Interdisziplinäres E-Journal für Erzählforschung     Open Access  
DIGILEC : Revista Internacional de Lenguas y Culturas     Open Access  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Drammaturgia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
e-Journal of Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
E-rea     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
e-Scripta Romanica     Open Access  
e-Spania     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
e-TEALS     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Ecozon@ : European Journal of Literature, Culture and Environment     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
EDGE - A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Educação & Linguagem     Open Access  
EID&A : Revista Eletrônica de Estudos Integrados em Discurso e Argumentação     Open Access  
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     Open Access  
Eltin Journal : Journal of English Language Teaching in Indonesia     Open Access  
Emily Dickinson Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
English in Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Aotearoa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
English in Australia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
English in Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
English Studies in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     Open Access  
Entrevous : Littérature organique     Full-text available via subscription  
Epiphany     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Escritura e Imagen     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eslavística Complutense     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Essays in Criticism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios de Teoría Literaria - Revista digital: artes, letras y humanidades     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudos Linguísticos e Literários     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études Épistémè     Open Access  
Études françaises     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Études littéraires     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Eugene O’Neill Review     Full-text available via subscription  
European Journal of Life Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  

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Journal Cover Comparative Literature Studies
  [SJR: 0.117]   [H-I: 10]   [29 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0010-4132 - ISSN (Online) 1528-4212
   Published by Penn State University Press Homepage  [35 journals]
  • Introduction: Cross-Cultural Reading
    • Abstract: It is a truth universally acknowledged that culture shapes the way we tell, share, and understand stories. The structures of stories and the conditions under which they are transmitted and read are all quite different depending on the geographical location, time period, and culture in which they originated. For literary studies, the handling of a vast variety of literature from all around the world is the cornucopia for its teaching and research.It is a wealth that has been merely a minor interest for literary studies for decades. In particular, the sensitivity for a variety of cross-cultural readings has only been treated as a margin in literary studies. For instance, it is nearly impossible to write only about ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Talking Animals and Politics of World Literature
    • Abstract: Animal tales are among the oldest literary genres that we know, extraordinary long lived, and seemingly omnipresent to the present day in all forms of writing from popular culture to the most renowned pieces of world literature. The long tradition, wide-ranging dissemination, genetic relation, and the continuous transformation yet structural similarity of animal folk tales or animal fables bring up an interplay of constancy and variety that allows this model to serve as a means of cultural communication over vast spatial, temporal, and cultural distances. Tales using talking animals as examples to tame the very "nature" of human or nonhuman animals, and to discuss typical patterns of social behavior appear with ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Canons as Reservoirs: The Ottoman Ocean in Ziya Pasha's Harabat and
           Reframing the History of Comparative Literature
    • Abstract: "Circulation" has become one of the central tenets of the world literature scholarship. David Damrosch defined world literature as "all literary works that circulate beyond their culture of origin, either in translation or in their original language"1 and Alexander Beecroft recently described six ecologies of world literature based on the "constraints operating on the circulation of literary texts in a variety of different historical contexts."2 These works rest on the premise that studying textual circulations undermines the strict boundaries of national canons as well as the nationalistic frameworks that have characterized literary studies. While agreeing with this premise, I propose that literary critics view ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translationscapes: On the Legibility of Transnational Ideologies in World
           Literary Systems
    • Abstract: This article argues for a new research method for concretely locating ideologies functioning in the field of "world literature," a sprawling, evolving system so vast that it defies attempts at such analysis. Composed of texts translated variably across languages, published and distributed by diverse technological means within legal systems of international rights, in a global economy marked by uneven literacies, the vicissitudes of taste, and competing demands of time, world literature's complexity has lead some to question the conceptual viability of world literature. This skepticism runs along two main lines of reasoning: (a) structural critiques, such as those noting the impossibility of productively and ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Different Conceptual Blending with Different Cultural Frames: Goldblatt's
           (Mis–)Construal of Mo Yan's Metaphor in Big Breasts and Wide Hips
    • Abstract: In the last decades of the twentieth century, the works of a group of contemporary Chinese writers were introduced to Western readers by the efforts of translators, as represented by Howard Goldblatt. Among these works, Mo Yan's masterpiece Big Breasts and Wide Hips, first published in 1995, together with his other novels, won the Nobel Prize in 2012, a great honor to which the translator Goldblatt had substantially contributed.While the work itself is hailed as one of the best Chinese novels ever since the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949,1 Goldblatt's translated English version has received both praise and criticism. Most favorable reviews appear in the West. Lupke says that Goldblatt's ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Influence of Reader's Stereotypes on the Assessment of Fictional
           Characters
    • Abstract: Culture shapes our cognition in many fashions that seem to be highly relevant in the processing of literature. Research suggests that culture influences our ability to form a perspective in social interactions; it shapes cognitive processes involved in causal reasoning, perception, and the building and acquisition of knowledge; it affects strategies applied in the construction of the self and of others; and it forms our values.1 Surprisingly, the influence of culture on the way readers process narratives has gained only little attention from literary critics and psychologists.2One result of our enculturation is the development of stereotypes, that is, images of socially, culturally, ethnically, or otherwise defined ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cross-Cultural Reader Response to Original and Translated Poetry: An
           Empirical Study in Four Languages
    • Abstract: From the publication of Rosenblatt's seminal Literature as Exploration in 1938, reader response theory has had a long history.1 Since the shift of focus from the text as an object to be examined from a distance to the notion that it only comes to life when the reader constructs its meaning, many models of how readers react to the words on the page have been proposed.2 However, most of these works remained at the theoretical level. We agree with Longhurst's postulation thatacademic guesswork needs to be informed by modes of analysis […]. What seems to be needed at this point is a cultural criticism which seeks to relate, dialectically, theoretical analysis and empirical sociological practices in order to question ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Interdisciplinary Study on Cross-Cultural Poetry Reading
    • Abstract: Amidst the growing influence of globalization, people all over the world now have more options to enjoy the same cultural products and read the same literary works. Why is it that globally influential works are able to be accepted and appreciated by people from different cultural backgrounds' As researchers, how can we analyze the common ground for the comprehension of literary works' These two questions with regards to cross-cultural reading of literary works against the backdrop of globalization require more thorough investigation. Although literary theories such as formalism, structuralism, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and semiology have illustrated literary reading from different perspectives, how the reading ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • (Re)thinking the (Post)Nation(al), Europe, and (Trans)culture/ality
    • Abstract: These books represent three unquestionable contributions in the fields of cosmopolitanism, transcultural studies, world literature(s) studies, and comparative literature. They address in innovative and challenging ways several persistent questions in these fields as well as pose new crucial questions that will impact the future developments of these domains and their theoretical paradigms. All books successfully apply multiple theoretical approaches which allow for a wide and inclusive scholarly debate on the meaning and implications of globalism, (European, regional) identity, literature, figurality, culture, the (post) national, Europe(annes), Eurocentrism, and translation today.Cosmopolitanism and the ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Mirage of America in Contemporary Italian Literature and Film by
           Barbara Alfano (review)
    • Abstract: The Mirage of America in Italian Literature investigates the multiple manifestations of America, as both a real and imaginary space in contemporary Italian writing. As a cultural construction, the author argues, America is functional to the elaboration of an ethics of the subject by contemporary Italian intellectuals who reflect and define their responsibilities as public intellectuals in a global world. These writers discuss America as a way of discussing themselves with different outcomes. America as a cultural construct has always been a vital part of European self-definition, at times in productive ways, as when the historicity of the contacts and travels is recognized and celebrated in the narrative of early ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Introduction to Arab Poetics by Adonis (review)
    • Abstract: An Introduction to Arab Poetics is a collection of the lectures that Adonis originally delivered at the Collège de France in 1984 and is the product of Adonis' long-time research. Adonis' major concerns in these lectures are Arabic poetry/poetics, the history of Arabic poetry, the relation between Arabic poetry and culture, and the vision of Arabic poetry in the modern world. In the first essay "Poetics and the Oral Tradition of the Jahiliyya," Adonis discusses how history plays a significant role in shaping criticism of Arabic poetry. He suggests that the definition of Arabic poetry and its dominant features are relevant to some major historical contexts (where national identity was often under threat). For ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Deaths in Venice. The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach by Philip Kitcher
           (review)
    • Abstract: In times when the humanities face headwinds that help to thrust a dystopian mindset on its proponents, Philip Kitcher's study on Thomas Mann's best-known novella Der Tod in Venedig (1911) carries utopian qualities (as far as scholarship in the humanities is concerned) of which a few are worth highlighting. As a starter, the book, published first in 2013, was reissued as paperback in 2016, a feat that is in and of itself a remarkable success given the shrinking readership of books released by university presses. The need for a reissuing might be explained by the fact that Kitcher succeeds in illuminating the many facets of the novella in such a plain language that it can be understood by everyone interested in the ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Comparative Encounters between Artaud, Michaux and the Zhuangzi:
           Rationality, Cosmology and Ethics by Xiaofan Amy Li (review)
    • Abstract: To the uninitiated reader, Li's study appears to be a comparative literary and philosophical analysis of Antonin Artaud (1896–1948), Henri Michaux (1899–1984), and the Zhuangzi (Chuang-tzu; Book of Master Zhuang). That is, on some level, the book compares an early twentieth-century Smyrnan–French avant-garde writer, a twentieth-century French–Belgian surrealist writer, and a fourth-to-second-century BCE Chinese Daoist text traditionally attributed to the obscure Chinese Daoist elder Zhuang Zhou (Zhuangzi [Master Zhuang]; ca. 370–290 BCE), although Li also questions these characterizations (1–12, passim). While the selection may seem strange and unexpected, Li makes a convincing case for its viability (7–25). Rather ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dead Theory: Derrida, Death, and the Afterlife of Theory ed. by Jeffrey R.
           Di Leo (review)
    • Abstract: Dead Theory collects a series of essays permutating "death," "theory," and "Derrida" in various rhythms and to various ends. For some contributors, the volume provides the occasion to respond to the alleged death of "theory" as a period or field: with proclamations of theory's rebirth in the numerous "studies" now populating the academic landscape (Jeffrey Di Leo, "Notes from the Underground"); with calls for the institutionalization of theory (W. Lawrence Hogue, "The Heirs to Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction"); with reflections on the cybernetic afterlife of theorists (Henry Sussman, "The Afterlife of Critics"). For others, the volume provides the occasion to theorize death anew and in sometimes unexpected ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Confluence Narratives: Ethnicity, History, and Nation-Making in the
           Americas by Antonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta (review)
    • Abstract: Anonio Luciano de Andrade Tosta has taken the field of inter-American studies in his own direction. Pioneered by Earl Fitz, Gustavo Pérez Firmat, Nina Scott, Elizabeth Lowe, and Sophia McClennen (to name only a few), this approach unites the Americas through the comparative method. Scholars like Lesley Feracho and Ilan Stavans have used identity politics (representations of women and Jews, respectively) to link the Americas, but Tosta has synthesized a broad scope of scholarship to show how colonialism, slavery, and immigration unite the American continent's margins and diasporas. His theoretical introduction, four chapters, and epilogue analyze and compare Native Americans, African Americans, Jews, and Japanese ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Imagining the Postcolonial: Discipline, Poetics, Practice in Latin
           American and Francophone Discourse by Jaime Hanneken (review)
    • Abstract: The challenging task of the comparatist is to select texts for analysis that shed more light on literature or the human condition when discussed together than either would if considered in isolation. To be both interesting and instructive, comparative analyses must provide sufficient historical context about each object of study so that its contribution to the overall argument is balanced across difference. Having set such dynamics in motion, the comparatist should get out of the way and let a dialog develop between the ideas contained in each primary source. When comparisons go wrong, it is often due to a lack of sufficient intellectual connective tissue linking one topic to the next. While Jaime Hanneken's ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Between History and Personal Narrative: East European Women's Stories of
           Migration in the New Millennium—Contributions to Transnational Feminism,
           vol. 4 ed. by Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Mădălina Nicolaescu, and
           Helen Smith (review)
    • Abstract: There are books of reference actual and very deeply documented and one of them is the book of essays Between History and Personal Narrative: East European Women's Stories of Migration in the New Millennium in the collection Contributions to Transnational Feminism, vol. 4, edited by Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Mădălina Nicolaescu, and Helen Smith.Among the many cultural identities available to Western countries and the American public, perhaps none has become the focus of such mainstream interest as the women known as East Europeans who began to write about and to share their experiences as intellectuals in different Western major cultures. It seemed that all the multimodal narratives and cyber narratives posted ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange
           ed. by András Kiséry, Zsolt T. Komaromy, and Zsuzsanna Vara (review)
    • Abstract: Worlds of Hungarian Writing: National Literature as Intercultural Exchange is a collection of twelve thought-provoking essays on the place of Hungarian literature in an intercultural and transnational context. The essays are organized chronologically and discuss Hungarian literature from the nineteenth century until the present day. The volume seeks to set a new light on Hungarian literature in the context of world literature. Instead of looking at world literature as an external force affecting the essentially national Hungarian literature, the texts discover the ways in which interculturality is organically present in Hungarian literature and how it played an essential role in forming what we think of as the ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Specter of Races: Latin American Anthropology and Literature between
           the Wars by Anke Birkenmaier (review)
    • Abstract: The concept of transculturation, introduced in 1940 by Cuban anthropologist Fernando Ortiz, responded to prevailing models of acculturation by shifting critical focus away from racial mixing to the convergence of cultures. The term is perhaps most studied in relation to the formative role it played within the multiple theories of hybridity developed by Latin American cultural studies during the 1990s. In The Specter of Races: Latin American Anthropology and Literature between the Wars, Anke Birkenmaier examines the origins of this lineage of Latin American cultural anthropology through a comparative lens. Creating what might best be described a cultural history of anthropology between World Wars I and II ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Comparative literature; Animals; Arabic literature; Persian literature; Turkish literature; Goldblatt, Howard,; Mo, Yan,; Poetry; Italian fiction; Artaud, Antonin,; America; Latin American literature
      PubDate: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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