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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Abril : Revista do Núcleo de Estudos de Literatura Portuguesa e Africana da UFF     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: 1)
Acta Literaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Neophilologica     Open Access  
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Alea : Estudos Neolatinos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 5)
American Journal of Philology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
American Literary Realism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
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  
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)
Arbitrium     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Arcadia - International Journal for Literary Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Arethusa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
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: 12)
Ars Aeterna     Open Access  
Artelogie     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 1)
Atalanta : Revista de las Letras Barrocas     Open Access  
Atalaya     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Australian Journal of French Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
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)
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)
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: 111)
Bookbird: A Journal of International Children's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
boundary 2     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Brasiliana - Journal for Brazilian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Caderno Seminal     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de civilisation espagnole contemporaine     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers de littérature orale     Open Access  
Cahiers de recherches médiévales et humanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers d’études italiennes     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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: 10)
Carnets : Revue électronique d'études françaises     Open Access  
Carte Italiane     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Catedral Tomada. Revista de crítica literaria latinoamericana     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: 1)
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: 3)
Chrétiens et sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cipango     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cipango - French Journal of Japanese Studies. English Selection     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
CLEaR     Open Access  
Cognitive Studies : Études cognitives     Open Access  
College Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comparative Critical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 36)
Comparative Literature Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Comparative Mythology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Configurations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription  
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: 12)
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: 1)
Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Yearbook     Hybrid Journal  
Dialektika : Jurnal Bahasa, Sastra, dan Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia     Open Access  
Diálogos Latinoamericanos     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  
Discours     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Dix-Neuf     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
DQR Studies in Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Drammaturgia     Open Access  
Dublin James Joyce Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Dutch Crossing : Journal of Low Countries Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 36)
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: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
El Hilo de la Fabula     Open Access  
ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
ELOPE : English Language Overseas Perspectives and Enquiries     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: 2)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
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: 15)
Essays in French Literature and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Estudios de Literatura Colombiana     Open Access  
Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense     Open Access  
Estudis de Literatura Oral Popular / Studies in Oral Folk Literature     Open Access  
Estudis Romànics     Open Access  
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 4)
European Romantic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
ExELL : Explorations in English Language and Linguistics     Open Access  
Exercices de Rhétorique     Open Access  
Figurationen     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Fólio : Revista de Letras     Open Access  
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
French Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
French Studies in Southern Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
FronteiraZ. Revista do Programa de Estudos Pós-Graduados em Literatura e Crítica Literária     Open Access  
Galatasaray Üniversitesi Iletişim Dergisi     Open Access  
Genre     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Genre & histoire     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
George Herbert Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Globe : A Journal of Language, Culture and Communication     Open Access  
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Hardy Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
HeLix - Dossiers zur romanischen Literaturwissenschaft     Open Access  
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Hispanic Research Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Humanist Studies & the Digital Age     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Huntington Library Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)

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Journal Cover Comparative Literature Studies
  [SJR: 0.117]   [H-I: 10]   [28 followers]  Follow
    
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   ISSN (Print) 0010-4132 - ISSN (Online) 1528-4212
   Published by Penn State University Press Homepage  [35 journals]
  • No Discipline: An Introduction to “The Indiscipline of
           Comparison”
    • Abstract: comparison is not a method or even an academic technique; rather, it is a discursive strategyIn the run-up to Brexit, Martin Amis hailed the coming splendid isolation of the United Kingdom as quite proper to the English language’s proven literary superiority: “there’s no earthly reason why anyone in the Anglosphere should desperately want to learn a foreign language,” because English is “a much more evolved language, with something like five times the vocabulary of Spanish.”1Amis presents a caricature of the layperson’s view of our discipline: comparative literature as the ranking of the world’s literatures—a project on a par with the ever more pervasive global rankings of everything from universities to ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Trying to Make It Real: An Exchange between Haun Saussy and David Damrosch
    • Abstract: [Jacob Edmond]: The following exchange between Haun Saussy and David Damrosch has its origins in Haun’s visit to the University of Otago as the 2014 De Carle Lecturer. While in Dunedin, New Zealand, Haun gave a series of public lectures. The last of these lectures, entitled “Compared to What?,” concluded a symposium organized by the University of Otago’s Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies Research Theme.Historian Takashi Shogimen, bioethicist Jing-Bao Nie, and I established this research group several years earlier to promote dialogue about theories and methodologies of comparison across diverse fields from psychology to anthropology, history to bioethics. Haun’s talk itself followed a roundtable discussion in ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Breaking Discipline, Integrating Literature: Africa–China
           Relationships Reconsidered
    • Abstract: The field of comparative literature has long defined itself as interdisciplinary, as well as intercultural and interlingual. These traits, among others, have led some to criticize the discipline as lacking discipline. Yet indiscipline—not to mention understandings of the intercultural, interlingual, and interdisciplinary—is a matter of perspective; in many regards, comparative literature is highly disciplined. From the early days of the field’s institutionalization, it has usually been comparatists themselves, not those outside the field, who have proclaimed the discipline’s exceptionalism and lamented or celebrated its “indiscipline,” understood as its failure to determine a “permanent defining object” and to ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Theory in a Relational World
    • Abstract: In the 2014 book Latin American Philosophy from Identity to Radical Exteriority, Alejandro Arturo Vallega claims that the question “Is there Latin American philosophy?” has outlived its rhetorical usefulness, because, by all objective measure and practical purposes, there exists a long and rich tradition of Latin American philosophy.1 I have been involved, since 2012 and as cofounder, in a small collective of intellectuals in Taiwan called Knowledge/Taiwan, whose provocation was a parallel statement, “There is no theory in Taiwan.”2 Following Vallega, we may ask whether the question “Is there Taiwan theory?” has outlived its rhetorical usefulness, without getting into the debate about how philosophy relates to ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Comparison and Translation: A Perspective from Actor-Network Theory
    • Abstract: What can scholars of comparative literature learn from other fields about theories and practices of comparison? Comparing, after all, is not limited to disciplines with “comparative” in their title, but would seem to be a ubiquitous aspect of thought. Even if scholars are not juxtaposing literary texts or connecting cultures, they are still comparing ideas and evidence, discriminating between more and less adequate forms of argument. One cannot, in this sense, not compare.1 Admittedly, some fields have thought more deeply and extensively about comparison than others. In this article, I turn to actor-network theory (ANT) and its perspective on comparison, translation, and analogous terms. ANT, I argue, offers a ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Comparison and Correspondence: Revisiting an Old Idea for the Present Time
    • Abstract: In academic research and in a more general understanding of knowledge and truth, we live in a world of increasingly specialized areas of different disciplines that tend to compartmentalize our knowledge rather than to see the different parts and dimensions of our world as correlated as a whole. Despite the often accentuated idea of interdisciplinarity, different disciplines and areas of studies rarely talk to one another, and within each discipline, specialization leads to further technical elaboration and complexity, to ever narrower professionalism at the expense of raising larger questions of basic conceptualizations, and of broad, innovative, and challenging insights and perspectives. Another common phenomenon ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What the World Thinks about Literature: Beyond Euro-American Theory and
           Criticism
    • Abstract: I received from Columbia University Press the CLS review copy of Sheldon Pollock’s The Rasa Reader just a few days before I took a flight to Taiwan to deliver a lecture, “What the World Thinks about Literature,” at the English Scholars Beyond Borders Conference. I made a point of reading the book during the trip, because my prepared lecture argued that those of us devoted to world and comparative literature should feel an obligation to construct our critical vocabulary transculturally, rather than self-assuredly out of European traditions: alongside inevitable concepts such as “mimesis” and “the sublime” we should be investigating and teaching terms such as the Japanese “yūgen,” the Sanskrit “rasa,” and several ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness by Paul Binding (review)
    • Abstract: Hans Christian Andersen: European Witness is Paul Binding’s enthusiastic endorsement of the work of Andersen as a major European literary figure whose significance reaches far beyond than of a children’s writer. Binding situates the Danish writer (truly a poetic genius of the romantic age) as an enlightened “European witness” in the mainstream of nineteenth-century literary, philosophical, and scientific currents that shaped a remarkable century of social transformation. Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875), the only son of an itinerant shoemaker and an illiterate washerwoman, was born into an impoverished social milieu (the “duck yard” of the provincial city of Odense) and yet rose to become an internationally ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Translated Poe ed. by Emron Esplin and Margarita Vale de Gato (review)
    • Abstract: Writing to John Allan on December 22, 1828, a young Edgar insisted that “Richmond and the U[nited] States were too narrow a sphere” for his ambitions. “The world,” Poe continues, “shall be my theatre.”1 Emron Esplin’s and Margarida de Vale Gato’s Translated Poe, an edited volume that collects the work of thirty-three contributors from nineteen countries and “four continents—Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe” (xx), demonstrates the youthful writer’s prescience. “Translation,” write the editors, functions as “the specific vehicle that delivers Poe to the world” (xii). Translated Poe not only tracks the transatlantic and global routes that “vehicle” has taken since the mid-nineteenth century, the volume also ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds ed. by Shouhua Qi and Jacqueline
           Padgett (review)
    • Abstract: The contemporary relevance of nineteenth-century literary works such as those of the Brontë sisters lies not only in literary criticism and commentaries but also in their transformations in what is now a translingual, transnational, and transcultural setting. In other words, one form of restoring the value of the Brontë sisters in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries is through translations, namely, their “afterlives” in Walter Benjamin’s terms. The Brontë Sisters in Other Wor(l)ds, a remarkable collection of essays edited by Shouhua Qi and Jacqueline Padgett, brings to its readers different perspectives on the translations of the Brontë sisters particularly in the context of postcolonialism.As a ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Eça de Queirós and the Victorian Press by Teresa Pinto Coelho
           (review)
    • Abstract: In this judicious study of the journalistic production of celebrated Portuguese writer Eça de Queirós, Teresa Pinto Coelho departs from the canonical views of the writer’s French influence, convincingly arguing that his work as the editor of review- and magazine-style periodicals profoundly owes to the late nineteenth-century Victorian press. Focusing on the short-lived Revista de Portugal and Suplemento Literário da Gazeta de Notícias, as well as on Eça’s envisaged magazine-style O Serão, she contends that he was a “self-confessed admirer of the giant, diversified and innovative English press of the time,” concluding that “the literary periodicals he edited […] were shaped by the English newspapers, reviews and ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century America: European Women
           Pilgrims by Adriana Méndez Rodenas (review)
    • Abstract: Transatlantic Travels in Nineteenth-Century America; European Women Pilgrims focuses on the travel accounts of five European women—Maria Graham, Frances Erskine Inglis, Flora Tristan, Fredrica Bremer, and Adela Breton—who traveled to Latin America in the nineteenth century and witnessed the pivotal historic events of the transition to Independence as well as the first phases of the political and cultural autonomy of the newly formed nations in this continent. While encompassing a large period of time—from the end of the Wars of Independence (1825) until the transition to modernity at the end of the century—the book is organized by themes instead of individual authors. It offers invaluable insights into the ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the
           Americas by David Kelman (review)
    • Abstract: If there is one thing that conspiracy theory-ists (i.e., those who study conspiracy theories) can agree on is that their subject of interest has intrinsic value, even as the nature of this value remains in flux. Earlier academic treatments attempted to root out the symptom: conspiracy theories, denounced as aberrant and illogical, were usually read as an underlying expression of social discomfort that could not be voiced in legitimized ways. Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas, by David Kelman, belongs to a newer breed of scholarship. Kelman’s argument is that every form of political expression involves an occluded conspiratorial narrative, and that by isolating this ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas: New Nations and a
           Transatlantic Discourse of Empire by Elise Bartosik-Vélez (review)
    • Abstract: Elise Bartosik-Vélez opens The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas: New Nations and a Transatlantic Discourse of Empire with an intriguing question that several professors of U.S. literature and U.S. history have posed to their students: “Why is the District of Columbia, the capital of the United States, named after Christopher Columbus, a Genoese explorer commissioned by Spain who never set foot on the future US mainland?” (1). Rather than providing an immediate answer, Bartosik-Vélez asks a second question: “Why did Spanish Americans in 1819 name the newly independent republic ‘Colombia’ after Columbus, the first representative of the Spanish Empire from which political independence was recently ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Politics and Ideology in Children’s Literature ed. by Marian Thérèse
           Keyes and Áine McGillicuddy (review)
    • Abstract: Advocating the comparative study of Children’s Literature, Emer O’Sullivan has underscored how this perspective can question the romanticized and enduring image of “the world republic of childhood,” as Paul Hazard put it, and unmask the potentially oppressive notion that “children throughout the world are all the same.”1 In the introduction to this collection of thirteen stimulating essays, editors Marian Thérèse Keyes and Áine McGillicuddy promise to “provide a wealth of important contributions to international scholarship in the field of children’s literature,” focused on the “leitmotifs of politics and ideology” (12). The volume certainly delivers on this promise, with crisply written and well-researched ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the
           West by Silke-Maria Weineck (review)
    • Abstract: To speak of fatherhood, we must first rescue the father from the clutches of psychoanalysis. Such rescue is, of course, something of a utopian project, but nonetheless a necessary one, especially if we want to see the father as a figure in its own right, rather than a mere object of the son’s anxieties. This is the starting point of inquiry in Silke-Maria Weineck’s ambitious and compelling book The Tragedy of Fatherhood: King Laius and the Politics of Paternity in the West. As Weineck insists, “modern writing is the domain of the son—the son who writes about nothing as passionately as about his father or his fathers” (3). Literary examples of this modern practice include Franz Kafka and James Joyce, but its crucial ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Testimonies of Russian and American Postmodern Poetry: Reference,
           Trauma, and History by Albena Lutzkanova-Vassileva (review)
    • Abstract: Non-referentiality has frequently been invoked as a defining feature of postmodern poetry, including by its own practitioners. This book challenges this assumption. According to Albena Lutzkanova-Vassileva, the essence of postmodernism does not lie in a self-referential play of signifiers, but rather in the reflection of a concrete historic and traumatic reality. The author builds her argument by surveying selected works issuing from two major schools of Russian and American postmodern poetry, Moscow Conceptualism and American Language poetry, while also paying passing attention to Bulgarian post-Communist literature and Russian Metarealism. What all these movements have in common, according to ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mourning Philology: Art and Religion at the Margins of the Ottoman Empire
           by Marc Nichanian (review)
    • Abstract: Mourning Philology presents the second volume of Marc Nichanian’s study on modern Armenian literature, which appeared originally in French as Entre l’art et le temoignage (2006–2008). But it will be a gross underestimation if we limit Mourning Philology to a genealogy of art and writing in Armenian only. Nichanian also delves deep into the complicated and unsettling relations between aesthetics, nationalism, philology, and orientalism. Nichanian’s point of departure in this volume is Mehyan: a short-lived avant-garde magazine that was published in Istanbul between January and July 1914 by young Armenian poets such as Constant Zarian, Hagop Oshagan, and Daniel Varuzhan, who returned from Europe after the 1908 ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Sea of Languages: Rethinking the Arabic Role in Medieval Literary
           History ed. by Suzanne Conklin Akbari and Karla Mallette (review)
    • Abstract: It is difficult to overstate the importance of María Rosa Menocal’s work in numerous fields of cultural and literary studies. In her groundbreaking work The Arabic Role in Medieval Literary History published in 1987, Menocal made the (then) radical assertion that the literary and cultural histories of medieval Europe and the Arab-Muslim world were very much connected. Thus, the notion that European literatures had developed without mediation or even contact with Arabic, Hebrew, and other traditions, an idea that had persisted for so long in medieval European studies and has been reflected in European social and political practice, was, in fact, untenable. The Arabic Role eloquently and forcefully argued that ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Venus as Muse: From Lucretius to Michel Serres ed. by Hanjo Berressem,
           Günter Blamberger, and Sebastian Goth (review)
    • Abstract: The study of myth and its transmission is inherently interdisciplinary. Beyond the discipline of classics, mythical figures have served, particularly since the foundational moments of psychoanalysis and structuralism in the last century, to act as conduits for any number of theoretical schools or philosophical conceits. In recent years, classical reception studies have tended to focus on single texts or authors, or survey connections with different cultural traditions (e.g., the African diaspora), or to investigate the eternal centrality of mythical life to Western philosophy and theory. In this crowded field, Venus as Muse arrives from the distinct position of the Morphomata Center for Advanced Studies in Cologne. ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the Iliad to the Internet by Gregory
           Jusdanis (review)
    • Abstract: The slightly conservative bend of Greg Jusdanis’s latest book does not come as a surprise to those familiar with his previously published The Necessary Nation (2001) and Fiction Agonistes (2010), and can be seen as the flip side to the unmistakable and richly enjoyable depth of erudition he draws upon in every one of these scholarly endeavors. In fact, in those earlier books, Jusdanis, firmly grounded on said erudition, evinced a very welcome, trademark gift for reinvigorating standard positions on matters like political schemata and/or the ontology of fiction, respectively. However, compared to Jacques Derrida’s splendid The Politics of Friendship (Verso, 1997), whom Jusdanis cites judiciously and whose blend of ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lives of the Novel: A History by Thomas G. Pavel, and: The Novel: An
           Alternative History, 1600–1800 by Steven Moore (review)
    • Abstract: Studies of the novel tend to take one of three forms, all of which necessarily make trade-offs between depth and breadth. There is the single-author study that advances a theory of the novel’s evolution using exemplary case studies; there is the comparative study of how novelistic traditions interact; and finally, there is the multiauthor anthology that explores a novelistic period, method, or theme. Thomas G. Pavel’s The Lives of the Novel: A History and Steven Moore’s The Novel: An Alternative History, 1600–1800 both showcase individual scholars who defy the temporal and geographical restrictions that any of the aforementioned approaches entails. In each case, their capacious vision makes for exhilarating if ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Narrative Turn in Fiction and Theory: The Crisis and Return of
           Storytelling from Robbe-Grillet to Tournier by Hanna Meretoja (review)
    • Abstract: That “ours is an age of storytelling” is the basic assumption of this book, whose author analyzes the crisis of storytelling triggered by World War II (Part 1) and the return, in theory and fiction, to storytelling as a fundamental structure of human life (Part 2). The author first focuses on Robbe-Grillet as the champion of the antinarrative turn of the early 1950s, characterized by a strong refusal of the so-called myth of naturalness (the idea that history is as necessary as a natural phenomenon), and of the self-aware subject. Starting from existentialism, the nouveau roman challenged such ideas as instruments of power and oppression.By analyzing Dans le labyrinth by Robbe-Grillet, the author interprets the ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Maximalist Novel: From Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow to
           Roberto Bolano’s 2666 by Stefano Ercolino (review)
    • Abstract: The main assumption on which The Maximalist Novel is premised is that, despite several illustrious attempts to declare its death, the novel is not only still alive, but remains the most paradigmatic genre of contemporaneity. As David Kurnick has noted, the proliferation of studies in novel theory and criticism during the last decade testifies to its ongoing centrality.1 Ercolino’s work, besides confirming this trend, demonstrates also that the novel, particularly the specific subgenre he is analyzing, can help us grasp the complexity and often frightening multiformity of extra-diegetic reality.After acknowledging the broadness of his field of inquiry, Ercolino intelligently circumscribes a smaller object of ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • German Literature as World Literature ed. by Thomas Oliver Beebee (review)
    • Abstract: German Literature as World Literature is an ambitious anthology with nine wide-ranging contributions addressing relations between German-language literatures and the world literature debates popular in comparative literature circles.Thomas Oliver Beebee introduces the volume by situating German literature within the world literature debates of the last decades. He takes a Germanist point of view, not only reaffirming Goethe’s priority in setting the terms for the debate, but also reviewing various subsequent German discussions of “Weltliteratur” (world literature). To argue for “a dynamic modeling” of world literature (22), he also summarizes various models at play in the ongoing discussions. Overall, Beebee ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Womb Fantasies: Subjective Architectures in Postmodern Literature, Cinema,
           and Art by Caroline Rupprecht (review)
    • Abstract: Caroline Rupprecht’s title captures her book’s topic well: how do modern artists, writers, and filmmakers deploy womb imagery; and, how do they connect such imagery with broader issues of creativity, reproduction, and motherhood? The book is composed symphonically, with an overture devoted to architect Eero Saarinen’s “womb chair,” and a coda for artist Damien Hirst’s immense and provocative sculpture, Virgin Mother, which literally “exposes” motherhood by stripping away skin and flesh that surround part of the womb. In-between these discussions of artworks—which represent a historical progression, from fantasy of origin to the erasure of the womb archetype under the onslaught of modern technologies—the author ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida and
           Celan by Michael G. Levine (review)
    • Abstract: The times to come that Michael Levine describes in his book, A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan, do not prefigure a messianic arrival, nor do they present any potential future that could be anticipated, dismissed, or conclusively figured out. Instead, the times at issue in this book are those “long-forgotten moments” whose futures already “nest eloquently” within them, as Walter Benjamin, with whom Levine begins his readings (4), would write. At issue are those instants, in other words, of the future anterior that scan the texts Levine brings together in a most brilliant constellation, without ever having belonged properly to them; the times that will have been ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Poetics of Sleep: From Aristotle to Nancy by Simon Morgan Wortham
           (review)
    • Abstract: In The Poetics of Sleep, Simon Morgan Wortham, author of numerous books on Derrida, including The Derrida Dictionary and Derrida: Writing Events, undertakes the task of claiming sleep as a field of considerable intellectual relevance. The book begins by engaging work on sleeping and dreaming in neurobiology, and offers a discussion that in part addresses the relegation of sleep to the domain of the physiological—an object of Wortham’s criticism throughout are certain crudely physiological understandings of sleep that reject entirely any psychic dynamic in dreams. Yet Wortham’s chief focus is on a philosophical discourse of sleep, one that has informed our most contemporary thought on the topic both directly and ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Criticism after Critique: Aesthetics, Literature, and the Political ed. by
           Jeffrey R. Di Leo (review)
    • Abstract: Jeffrey Di Leo’s edited collection, Criticism after Critique, assembles a number of provocative essays under the very broad rubric of its title. Di Leo claims in his introductory remarks that “critique has become the modus operandi of the humanities,” and yet critique is not one thing (1). Di Leo marks out a narrative in which structuralist, deconstructionist, Marxist, and psychoanalytic critiques had their heyday in the 1970s and 1980s, while the 1990s brought the rise of postcolonial and queer critiques, and of cultural and media studies, which now, in turn, are—or might be—in “ruin” (2). If this narrative undergirds the series of questions Di Leo poses to his contributors, they nonetheless respond by offering a ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Poetics of Otherness: War, Trauma, and Literature by Jonathan Hart
           (review)
    • Abstract: Despite the breadth suggested by the title of Hart’s book, it does not sufficiently convey the scope of his study, in which both “poetics” and “otherness” are very broadly defined. “Poetics” here is roughly equivalent to “language,” and “otherness” refers to relationships ranging from opposing sides in war and other violent conflicts to geographical differences that do not produce violence to spatial and temporal differences to divergent literary modes to translation and multilingualism. The study also traces a wide chronological arc, from the genocide of New World colonization to the genocide of the Holocaust. The theme at the book’s center is trauma, which Hart defines as the “rubbing or turning of a wound” (13) ... Read More
      Keywords: Rasas; Andersen, H. C.; Poe, Edgar Allan,; Queirós, Eça de,; Latin American literature; Columbus, Christopher; Russian poetry; Varuzhan, Daniēl,; Fiction; Benjamin, Walter,; Criticism
      PubDate: 2017-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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