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Volume 45

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VOL. 45, No. 1, 2008

Special Issue: East-West, Diasporic Writings of Asia
Guest Editors: Reiko Tachibana, Kimio Takahashi, Saburo Sato, Masayuki Akiyama



Editors’ Introduction to East–West: Diasporic Writings of Asia
Reiko Tachibana and Kimio Takahashi

Traveling Voices
Karen Tei Yamashita

Scattered Leaves: Artist Books and Migration, A Conversation with Yoko Tawada
Bettina Brandt

Performance, Performativity, and Nomadism in Vikram Chandra’s Red Earth and Pouring Rain
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

Going to Bed with Waley: How Murasaki Shikibu Does and Does Not Become World Literature
Valerie Henitiuk

De-Exoticizing Haruki Murakami’s Reception
Matthew Richard Chozick

Erich Auerbach and the Humanist Reform to the Turkish Education System
Kader Konuk

The Broken Commandment by Shimazaki Toson as a Harbinger of Diaspora Literature
Saburo Sato



Takayuki Tatsumi. Full Metal Apache: Transitions Between Cyberpunk Japan and Avant-Pop America
(Charlotte Eubanks)

Jan Walsh Hokenson. Japan, France, and East-West Aesthetics. French Literature, 1867–2000
(Christopher Bush)

Murray Levith. Shakespeare in China
(Alexander C. Y. Huang)

Qian Zhaoming. The Modernist Response to Chinese Art: Pound, Moore, Stevens
(Eugene Eoyang)

Fran Martin and Larissa Heinrich, eds. Embodied Modernities: Corporeality, Representation, and Chinese Cultures
(Wang Ning)

Zhang Longxi. Allegoresis: Reading Canonical Literature East and West
(Eric Hayot)


VOL. 45, No. 2, 2008

Special Issue: Al-Andalus and its Legacies

Guest Editors: Ross Brann and Esperanza Alfonso



Editors’ Introduction to Al-Andalus and Its Legacies
Esperanza Alfonso and Ross Brann

Decapitation of Christians and Muslims in the Medieval Iberian Peninsula: Narratives, Images, Contemporary Perceptions
Maribel Fierro

Shem Tov ibn Falaquera: From Logic to Ethics; A Redefinition of Poetry in the Thirteenth Century
Aurora Salvatierra

A Letter of Consolation by Solomon Bonafed (15th Century)
Arturo Prats

Literature of the Converts in Early Modern Spain: Nationalism and Religious Dissimulation of Minorities
Areeg Ibrahim

In Search of Andalusia: Reconfiguring Arabness in Diana Abu-Jaber’s Crescent
Nouri Gana


Catherine S. Cox. The Judiac Other in Dante, the Gawain Poet, and Chaucer,
Marilynn Desmond. Ovid’s Art and the Wife of Bath: The Ethics of Erotic Violence, and
Robert R. Edwards. The Flight from Desire: Augustine and Ovid to Chaucer
(Heather Richardson Hayton)

Howard D. Weinbrot. Menippean Satire Reconsidered: From Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century
(David Larmour)

Philip Weinstein. Unknowing: The Work of Modernist Fiction and
Gregory Castle. Reading the Modernist Bildungsroman
(James Miracky)

Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru, Mădălina Nicolaescu, and Helen Smith. Rewriting Histories and Bodies and Representations
(Lenka Pánková)


Volume 45, No. 3, 2008


Apprenticeship of the Novel: The Bildungsroman and the Invention of History, ca. 1770–1820
Tobias Boes

They-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed: Arsake, Rhadopis, and Tabubue; Ihweret and Charikleia
Steve Vinson

Bringing Antigone Home?
Valerie Reed

Clarissa and Cléo (En)durée Suicidal Time in Virginia Wolff’s Mrs. Dalloway and Agnès Varda’s Cléo de 5 à 7
Pam Fox Kuhlken


    Literatures of the Americas
    Wai Chee Dimock. Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time
    (Djelal Kadir)

    Lois Parkinson Zamora. The Inordinate Eye: New World Baroque and Latin American Fiction
    (John Ochoa)

    Tracy Fessenden. Culture and Redemption: Religion, the Secular, and American Literature
    (Anne C. Rose)

    Jorge Cañzares-Esguerra. Puritan Conquistadors: Iberianizing the Atlantic 1550–1700
    (Thomas O. Beebee)

    World Literature
    Gunilla Lindberg-Wada, ed. Studying Transcultural Literary History
    (Luz Angélica Kirschner)

    Brenda Deen Schildgen, Gang Zhou, and Sander L. Gilman, eds. Other Renaissances: A New Approach to World Literature
    (Michael G. Malouf)

    Medieval and Renaissance
    Frederick A. De Armas.  Quixotic Frescoes: Cervantes and Italian Renaissance Art
    (Diana de Armas Wilson)

    Michelle Bolduc.  The Medieval Poetics of Contraries
    (Sarah Kay)

    John Farrell. Paranoia and Modernity: Cervantes to Rousseau
    (Neil Vickers)

    Theory and Theorists
    Michael Sheringham. Everyday Life: Theories and Practices from Surrealism to the Present
    (Jonathan Eburne)

    Neil Cornwell. The Absurd in Literature
    (Gregory Byala)

    Jonathan Culler. The Literary in Theory
    (John Dolis)

    Linda Hutcheon. A Theory of Adaptation
    (William Whittington)

    Leon Chai. Romantic Theory: Forms of Reflexivity in the Revolutionary Era
    (Brad Prager)

    Cultural Empire
    Laura O’Connor. Haunted English: The Celtic Fringe, the British Empire, and De-Anglicization
    (Paul Shanks)

    Lynn Festa. Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France
    (Christine Clark-Evans)

    Klaus Peter Jochum, ed. The Reception of W. B. Yeats in Europe
    (Russell McDonald)

    VOL. 45, No. 4, 2008



The Facts of Fiction, or The Figure of Vladimir Nabokov in W. G. Sebald
Leland de la Durantaye

History in Postmodern Theatre: Heiner Müller, Caryl Churchill, and Suzan-Lori Parks
Sanja Bahun-Radunović

Nationalizing Sacher-Masoch: A Curious Case of Cultural Reception in Russia and Ukraine
Vitaly Chernetsky

What’s So Great About Home?: Roots, Nostalgia, and Return in Andrée Chedid’s La maison sans racines and Hanan al-Shaykh’s Hikāyat Zahra
Marianne Marroum



Franco Moretti, ed. The Novel
(Thomas O. Beebee)

Wai Chee Dimock and Lawrence Buell, eds. Shades of the Planet: American Literature as World Literature
(Caren Irr)

Zhang Longxi. Unexpected Affinities: Reading Across Cultures
(Sabina Knight)

Marie-Laure Ryan. Avatars of Story
(John Dolis)

Susan Gillman and Alys Eve Weinbaum, eds. Next to the Color Line: Gender, Sexuality, and W. E. B. Du Bois
(Aldon Nielsen)

Marlène Zarader. The Unthought Debt: Heidegger and the Hebraic Heritage
(Ammon Allred)

J. Michael Walton. Found in Translation: Greek Drama in English
(Jason Brooks)

Jane K. Brown. The Persistence of Allegory: Drama and Neoclassicism from Shakespeare to Wagner
(Robert Ketterer)




updated 3 February, 2009 by Leisa Rothlisberger