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3L : Language, Linguistics, Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
@nalyses     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
a/b : Auto/Biography Studies : Journal of The Autobiography Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Abgadiyat     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
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: 6)
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: 23)
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: 18)
Black Camera     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Boletim de Pesquisa NELIC     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 116)
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  
Cadernos de Letras da UFF     Open Access  
Cahiers Balkaniques     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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  
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: 1)
Chasqui. Revista Latinoamericana de Comunicación     Open Access  
Children's Literature Association Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Chloe: Beihefte zum Daphnis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 20)
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: 2)
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  
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: 4)
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: 37)
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  
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: 1)
English Text Construction     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
English: Journal of the English Association     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Enthymema     Open Access  
Entrelaces     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 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  
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: 5)
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   (Followers: 1)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
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)

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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]
  • Introduction: Comparative Literature in East Asia
    • Abstract: After four years' interlude, we return to a special issue of Comparative Literature Studies (CLS), with a larger claim on East Asian comparative literature than the first one, "Modern China and the World: Literary Constructions" (CLS vol. 49, no. 4, 2012), to which I penned an introduction. The present volume, however, is not the second special issue on China-related topics. The second special issue, "Global Maoism and Cultural Revolution in the Global Context" (CLS vol. 52, no. 1, 2015), to which I also contributed, underscores the broader political and ideological reverberations than literary and aesthetic ones in the cultural formations of the era of the 1960s and 1970s. Moreover, that issue broaches much wider ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Gender Studies in the Post-Theoretical Era: A Chinese Perspective
    • Abstract: If we do not deny the fact that the "golden age of cultural theory is long past,"1 then we should recognize that we have now indeed entered an era known as the post-theoretical era in which literary and cultural theory is no longer ubiquitous and so forceful as it used to be in interpreting everything. But rather, theory is only effective in interpreting literary and cultural phenomena around us. I myself regard the present era as a "post-theoretical era," in which various poststructuralist theories, including the theory of gender, although to many people are on the decline after the death of Jacques Derrida and other theoretical masters, are still effectively used in interpreting various social and cultural ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Personal is Political: A Comparative Study of Contemporary Chinese and
           American Confessional Poetry
    • Abstract: In the early twentieth century, the flooding of Western literature inspired a confessional mode of literary expression that had been subdued or had lain dormant in indigenous Chinese cultural tradition. During and shortly after the New Culture Movement, a throng of authors wrote in a confessional vein, articulating their poignantly felt personal experiences. Nevertheless, Chinese intellectuals' surging interest in selves and selfhood often went hand in hand with the grand narrative of national salvation and nation-building. History repeated itself in the 1980s in the aftermath of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966–1976), when political correctness was the one and only yardstick to judge literary ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Toward a Comparative Narratology: A Chinese Perspective
    • Abstract: By the end of the twentieth century, David A. Hyman notoriously claimed that "Narrative is a boom industry."1 Hyman's statement has been confirmed and consolidated by Vera Nünning, who argues that it is "even more true today. Not only have narratives been a more or less ubiquitous phenomenon in the history of human culture but their importance as both an object of study and a means of presenting results has been acknowledged in a growing number of fields of research."2 Hyman's statement and Nünning's consolidation remind us of Shilomith Rimmon-Kenan's reflections on the development of narratology two decades after the first edition of her oft-quoted Narrative Fiction: Contemporary Poetics: "I still find ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Essence of Literature as the Symbol of Life Pain: Comparative Analysis
           of Travel Literature in Chinese
    • Abstract: Travel literature research is not a hotspot in literary studies, just like its writing situation in contemporary literature. However, to a broad understanding, travel literature is closely related to the original literary imagination of human beings and directly relevant to the main trend in the developmental history of Chinese and world literature. Thus, travel literature is, in fact, a major theme of human literary culture. In the historical period of New Literature in Chinese, though it has been degenerated into a literary subject matter and distances itself from the general trend of literary development, travel literature still offers a large number of valuable references for the modern and contemporary ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Cultural Translation and World Literature in Korea
    • Abstract: Walter Benjamin, in his famous essay "The Task of the Translator," describes translation itself as standing outside a work's original language, facing a wooded ridge that each of us will forest with our own favorite trees.1Unlike a world of literature, translation does not find itself in the center of the language forest but on the outside facing the wooded ridge; it calls into it without entering, aiming at that single spot where the echo is able to give, in its own language, the reverberation of the work in the alien one.Benjamin assumes ambiguously that "translation does not find itself in the center of the language forest," "[u]nlike a world of literature." His main argument is that translation touches the ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Past Never Passes Away: The Literary Representation of Jewish Refugees
           in Shanghai
    • Abstract: The main narrative line that draws a picture of Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II reveals the hard fact that Jews suffered from a well-planned and systematical persecution at the hands of anti-Semitists. Over 30,000 European Jews1 escaped in terror to Shanghai before and during the war, experiencing protean but thwarted changes of life. In Shanghai they had to confront not only the bitterness of the loss of homeland, relatives, and property, but also the torment of starvation, illness, and humiliation.The literary representation of Jewish refugees' life in Shanghai during World War II that has to term with this historical specificity with its concomitant psychology of moral anxiety and religious and ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Exploring the Cosmopolitan Elements in Lao She's Works
    • Abstract: Critics since the beginning of the twentieth century would typically depict Lao She as a patriotic and nationalist writer, which is well-founded and quite reasonable considering the keynotes of the bulk of his work and the various official positions he held from the war time to the period after the founding of the People's Republic of China before he drowned himself in Beijing. But in this article I would like to explore the cosmopolitan elements, which are intermingled with his apparently patriotic and sometimes even nationalistic narratives, and probe into the causes of this cosmopolitanism against the backdrop of Lao She's upbringing during the tumultuous time, his varied overseas experiences, his unique ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • World Literature as Event: Ibsen and Modern Chinese Fiction
    • Abstract: In his "Conjectures on World Literature," Franco Moretti says, "world literature is not an object, it's a problem, and a problem that asks for a new critical method: and no one has ever found a method by just reading more texts."1 The "great unread," as invented by Margaret Cohen, also suggests that reading more is not the solution to world literature. The method that Moretti proposes as an approach to world literature is what he calls "distant reading." In comparison with close reading, distant reading "allows you to focus on units that are much smaller or much larger than the text: devices, themes, tropes—or genres and systems."2 Moretti's theory of distant reading is largely indebted to the new development in ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • John Milton's Idea of Kingship and its Comparison with Confucianism
    • Abstract: In his Political Thought of John Milton, Charles R. Geisst rightly holds that "Milton's system is one of ethics first and politics subsequently."1 To this sensible view I may add that at the core of Milton's system lies religion. In the case of kingship, our subject of investigation, a king must first be a "wise and virtuous man" who "reigns within himself" and rules "lawless passions in him" (Paradise Regained [abbreviated as PR henceforward], 2.466–72),2 and the Son constitutes the perfect model of kingship. Kingship does not consist in "tedious pomp" (Paradise Lost [abbreviated as PL henceforward], 5.354) or "golden show" (PR, 2.459), but a king must perform his duty and serve the public properly; otherwise a ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Memories and Their Literary Representations: A Comparative Reading of Red
           Sorghum and True History of the Kelly Gang
    • Abstract: Literature often, if not always, has a strong attachment to memories; individual or private, collective or common. Writers tend to use these as the basis of their fictional imagination, an imagination that is both about and beyond memories or historical experiences. This is particularly true of Western writers such as John M. Coetzee and Peter Carey, but is also true of Chinese novelists like Mo Yan, penname of Guan Moye, and Yao Xueyin—just to name a few still active in writing. If this recollection of memories is such a common fictional thread, why are so many contemporary writers continuing to write in this style? What are the similarities and differences of writers from two different regions as they ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Construction of Korean Female Images in the Korean War Novels from an
           Orientalist Perspective
    • Abstract: The Korean War, for Americans, is a "forgotten war"; yet for Koreans, it is an inerasable and unforgettable war of fratricide and national division. Up to 2014, about 240 American novels of the Korean War were available on the Amazon website. The Korean female images can be found in more than 95 percent of these novels, although they play much less important roles than those in the Korean novels of the same war. It is true that the term Orientalism is less preferred and less used by specialists today as Edward Said mentioned, yet the Korean female images in most American novels of the Korean War are mostly built with an Orientalist perspective. Their formation is closely related to the Western indigenous culture ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Under Western Critical Eyes: Du Fu
    • Abstract: The trend toward globalization appears to have affected literary studies as it undergoes a shift from Comparative Literature to World Literature. The demise of Comparative Literature was announced by Gayatri Spivak in 2003 in Death of a Discipline,1 where what is "dead" is a Western discipline that has become obsolete in a global context. Spivak looked forward to a new discipline across borders that could expand its concept to World Literature. Since her ominous verdict, Comparative Literature has found a new direction not only by placing greater emphasis on non-Western literature, both in the classroom and in international conferences, but also in journals where the notion of "comparative" has been broadened to ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Is a World? On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature by
           Pheng Cheah (review)
    • Abstract: In the still-burgeoning field of writings that seek to (re)define and (re)direct our readings of world literature, Pheng Cheah has contributed an eloquent volume that stands out in the crowd and belongs on the bookshelf of anyone interested in the field. What Is a World? aims at nothing less than a redirection of our current expansive and largely materialist approach to world literature, epithets that could characterize everything from David Damrosch's emphasis on circulation through Pascale Casanova's struggle for prestige in the republic of letters, to Franco Moretti's model of "form as force." While Johann Wolfgang von Goethe remains a touchstone in discussions of world literature, his largely hermeneutical and ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Ecology of World Literature: From Antiquity to the Present Day by
           Alexander Beecroft (review)
    • Abstract: After being in disrepute for almost half a century, the term "world literature" enjoyed a spectacular revival around the turn of the millennium. A fair number of scholars contributed to this turnaround—the shorthand reason for which was accelerated globalization—but mainly three tend to be mentioned: David Damrosch, Franco Moretti, and Pascale Casanova. Indeed, so frequently are they invoked that an unsuspecting observer (at least in North America) would be forgiven for assuming that they defined the parameters of the debate once and for all.In this slightly tired state of affairs, Alexander Beecroft's An Ecology of World Literature is a refreshing and impressively thorough attempt at not just fine-tuning but ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literature Now: Key Terms and Methods for Literary History ed. by Sascha
           Bru, Ben de Bruyn, and Michel Delville (review)
    • Abstract: The editors of Literature Now have published an impressive collection of essays that casts a wide look at a myriad of current debates and approaches to literary studies. The collection features essays by distinct contributors focusing on each of nineteen key terms. The editors have chosen key terms that "are particularly relevant for contemporary literary studies and that reveal most clearly how literary history now functions in analogous ways to theory" (3). The essays discuss the terms' origins, the history of their usage, and the ways in which they inform contemporary historical thinking within literary studies. Though trending at only ten pages each, the essays pack in impressive amount of depth on the debates ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature by
           Rebecca Walkowitz (review)
    • Abstract: There can be no doubt that today world literature is translated faster and more broadly than in any earlier epoch. Rebecca Walkowitz's Born Translated: The Contemporary Novel in an Age of World Literature is not the first work to point to this phenomenon, nor even the first to tease out the implications of the current conditions of world literary circulation for the novel form, but it is by far the most thorough and extended attempt so far. Tim Parks, for example, in a series of blog posts for the New York Review of Books, has argued that writers, anticipating their translation (above all into English), are doing away with local idiom and regional singularity, thereby making way for what he calls the "Dull New ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Dancing with Disaster: Environmental Histories, Narrative, and Ethics for
           Perilous Times by Kate Rigby (review)
    • Abstract: In Dancing with Disaster, Kate Rigby tackles the difficult question of climate change action in the context of literary cultural studies and foregrounds two central critical tasks for environmental humanists. The first is to "explore . . . what might be learned from the historical reconsideration of past disasters" in the light of our present "ecosocial imperilment" (2). The second is to explore "whether narrative fiction . . . foster[s] deeper reflection on . . . different kinds of disaster narratives" (2). Rigby frames these tasks within larger concerns about how we can both acknowledge our vulnerability to "earth's eventfulness" and "dance" in a "rehearsed and responsive . . . multispecies performance . . . of ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant by Robert Doran (review)
    • Abstract: Robert Doran's The Theory of the Sublime from Longinus to Kant sets out to "achieve a deeper understanding of how the sublime became a key concept in modern critical thought and of why it continues to fascinate, inspire, and perplex" (289). Unlike many approaches to the sublime, then, Doran offers neither a survey of major theorists of the concept nor a localized examination of a particular period or kind of sublimity. Instead, he focuses on how the theory progressed from Longinus to Nicolas Boileau, John Dennis, Edmund Burke, and Immanuel Kant. In this analysis, Doran builds an argument for the intrinsic coherence of the discourse on the sublime, identifying across different theorists key points of overlap that ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form by Paul K.
           Saint-Amour (review)
    • Abstract: Prompted by the centennial of the Great War in progress, an increased interest in studies on war and literature has emerged, especially within the context of twentieth-century modernist texts. Among these recent studies, Tense Future: Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form by Paul K. Saint-Amour stands out for its refreshing approach to literatures in the twentieth century written in periods of time between wars. Saint-Amour's project, as he puts it in the chapter abstracts appended to the book, "aims to recover certain lost complexities of the interwar period" (317). These complexities are recovered through a constellation of methods, including trauma theory, queer theory, and a theory of weak modernisms. His ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Proust's Latin Americans by Rubén Gallo (review)
    • Abstract: Proust's Latin Americans is an insightful and clearly written study that merges biography, cultural history, and literary analysis to explore the presence of Latin American men in Marcel Proust's life and work. Rubén Gallo reveals that the author of In Search of Lost Time knew several cosmopolitan men of Hispanic origin, all long-time residents of France: Reynaldo Hahn, the Venezuelan composer who became Proust's first boyfriend; Gabriel de Yturri, an Argentine of modest background who served as the secretary and lover to the extravagant Count Robert de Montequiou; José-Maria de Heredia, a Cuban-born poet whom Proust met and sought to emulate in his early work; and Ramon Fernandez, the literary critic born in ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Urban Confrontations in Literature and Social Science, 1848–2001:
           European Contexts, American Evolutions by Edward Ahearn (review)
    • Abstract: Since recorded history, humanity has built cities and pushed their frontiers horizontally and vertically, fighting itself and nature in the process. From Biblical stories of the Tower of Babel, through lawless Wild West towns, to speculative fiction about outer space habitats from authors like Neal Stephenson, we continually seek to congregate and interact but also to struggle. Cities of the early twenty-first century—especially coastal metropolises like Bangladesh, Mumbai, and Tokyo—will be the battleground for our attempts to adapt to global warming. This innovative and ambitious book shows how our writing on urban spaces—both fictional accounts and systemized inquiry—can "make strange" our assumptions and bring ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literature, Language, and Multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low
           Countries ed. by Wolfgang Behschnitt, Sarah De Mul, and Liesbeth Minnaard
           (review)
    • Abstract: This astute and open-minded book examines multiculturalism in Scandinavia and the Low Countries, and, furthermore, theorizes the multilingual aspects of multicultural literature. Its reflections on the particular language situations of bilingual or migrant writers are important not only for the recognition of different types of multicultural experiences and literary expressions, such as "exile," "allochton," "immigrant," or "minority" literature, but also to discussions of migration or multicultural literature more generally (for example, its nuanced reflections on multilingualism could prove helpful in relation to works by Yoko Tawada, or the decolonial writing strategies of Ngugi wa Thiong'o). However, the focus ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two
           Haiku and a Microphone ed. by William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz
           (review)
    • Abstract: Afro-Asian has become a term that scholars use to study the contradictions and like-mindedness of two distinctive regions across a south–south forum. And yet, scholars often refrain from including Japan in categorizations of the global south precisely because of its contemporary inclusion in world politics and economy as a G8 nation. Traveling Texts and the Work of Afro-Japanese Cultural Production: Two Haiku and a Microphone, edited by William H. Bridges IV and Nina Cornyetz, however, expands upon Japan's industrialized positionality to one that engages and explores cultural productions from an Afro-Asian perspective. Including chapters on aesthetical forms, this edited volume is a wonderful addition to existing ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Native Tongue, Stranger Talk: The Arabic and French Literary Landscapes of
           Lebanon by Michelle Hartman (review)
    • Abstract: For anyone interested in Lebanese fiction and sociopolitical history, Francophone studies, feminist writings, postcolonialism, world literature debates, and/or literary multilingualism, Michelle Hartman's Native Tongue, Stranger Talk: The Arabic and French Literary Landscapes of Lebanon is a very useful resource. The first English-language critical work on Francophone Lebanese literature, the book marks out its parameters with nine novels by women writers, produced from 1933 to 2003, a period that straddles all of modern Lebanon's main historical phases: the French Mandate, Lebanese independence, the 1975–1990 civil war, and the postwar period of economic reconstruction and attempts at nation-building. Much of ... Read More
      Keywords: Literature; Proust, Marcel,; Scandinavian literature; African Americans; Arabic literature
      PubDate: 2017-04-04T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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