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Volume 46

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VOL. 46, No. 1, 2009

Special Issue: Human Rights and Literary Forms
Guest Editors: Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter


Introducing Human Rights and Literary Forms; or, The Vehicles
and Vocabularies of Human Rights
Sophia A. McClennen and Joseph R. Slaughter

The War on Terror Espionage Thriller, and the Imperialism of Human Rights
David Holloway

“Gotta Serve Somebody”: Service; Autonomy; Society
Susan Maslan

The Novel and Prejudice
Sarah Winter

The Violence of the Present: David’s Story and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Aryn Bartley

Flashforward Democracy: American Exceptionalism and the Atomic Bomb in Barefoot Gen
Christine Hong

Novel Truths: Literature and Truth Commissions
Paul Gready

Beyond the Right to Literature
Marcos Piason Natali


Book Reviews

Lynn Hunt. Inventing Human Rights
(Belinda Walzer)

James Dawes. That the World May Know: Bearing Witness to Atrocity
(Daniel Listoe)

    Joseph R. Slaughter. Human Rights, Inc.: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law
    (Shashi Thandra)

    Pheng Cheah. Inhuman Conditions: On Human Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights
    (Claudia Sadowski-Smith)

    Kay Schaffer and Sidonie Smith. Human Rights and Narrated Lives: The Ethics of Recognition
    (Ryan Mauldin)


    VOL. 46, No. 2, 2009



    Consuming Subjects: Theorizing New Models of Agency for Literary Criticism in African Studies
    Wendy Laura Belcher

    Ben Okri, the Aesthetic, and the Problem with Theory
    Sarah Fulford

    The Political Prisoner as Antihero: The Prison Poetry of Wole Soyinka and 'ahmad Fu'ad Nigm
    Randa Abou-bakr

    Sound Effects: Synaesthesia as Purposeful Distortion in Keorapetse Kgositsile’s Poetry
    Tsitsi Jaji

    From Poetry to Prose: The Modern Hausa Novel
    Joanna Sullivan

    Lark Mirror: African Culture, Masculinity, and Migration to France in Alain Mabanckou’s Bleu Blanc Rouge
    Wandia Njoya

    “What are We Blackmen Who are Called French?”: The Dilemma of Identity in Oyono’s Une vie de boy and Sembène’s La Noire de…
    Louis J. Parascandola

    Reading Development and Writing Africa: UNFPA, Nervous Conditions, and The Book of Not
    Fawzia Mustafa

    Women and War in Contemporary Love Stories from Uganda and Nigeria
    Sofia Ahlberg


    Book Reviews

    James Currey. Africa Writes Back: The African Writers Series & the Launch of African Literature 
    (Joseph L. Mbele)

    Donald R. Wehrs. Islam, Ethics, Revolt: Politics and Piety in Francophone West African and Maghreb Narrative
    (Aaron L. Rosenberg)

    Laura Rice. Of Irony and Empire: Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa
    (Thomas A. Hale)

    Christopher L. Miller.The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade
    (Thomas A. Hale)


    VOL. 46, No. 3, 2009




    When Robinson Crusoe Meets Ximen Qing: Material Egoism in the First Chinese and English Novels
    Ning Ma

    Which Qalam for Algeria? Colonialism, Liberation, and Language in Djebar's L’Amour, la fantasia and Mustaghanimı’s Dhkirat al-Jasad
    Shaden Tageldin

    Embodiment and Modernity: Ruskin, Stephen, Merleau-Ponty, and the Alps
    Kevin A. Morrison

    Nabokov’s Lolita and Goethe’s Faust: The Ghost in the Novel
    Steven F. Walker


    Book Reviews

    Bella Brodzki. Can These Bones Live? Translation, Survival, and Cultural Memory
    (Philip Mosley)

    David Davies. Aesthetics and Literature
    (Jonathan Steinwand)

    Anne Lounsbery. Thin Culture, High Art: Gogol, Hawthorne, and Authorship in Nineteenth-Century Russia and America
    (Elizabeth Cheresh Allen)

    Robert A. Rushing.Resisting Arrest: Detective Fiction and Popular Culture
    (Martina Kolb)

    Andrew Slade. Lyotard, Beckett, Duras, and the Postmodern Sublime
    (Ayumi Clara Ohmoto-Frederick)

    Paul M. Lutzeler. Kontientalisierung. Das Europa der Schriftseller
    (Azade Seyhan)


    VOL. 46, No. 4, 2009



    Translatio Imperii: Virgil and Peter Martyr’s Columbus
    Elise Bartosik-Vélez

    Of Jews and Jesuits in the Nineteenth-Century French and Spanish Feuilleton
    Lou Charnon-Deutsch

    Writing Madness: Deranged Impressions in Akutagawa’s Cogwheels and Strindberg’s Inferno
    Mats Karlsson

    Murderous Parents, Trustful Children: Reading Imre Kertész’s Fatelessness and Martin Amis’s Time’s Arrow
    Tamás Juhász


    Book Reviews

    Roger Chartier. Inscription & Erasure: Literature and Written Culture from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century
    (Giuseppe Mazzotta)

    Susan Bernstein. Housing Problems: Writing and Architecture in Goethe, Walpole, Freud, and Heidegger
    (Daniel Purdy)

    Stephen Shapiro. The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic World-System
    (Karen A. Weyler)

    William Franke. Poetry and Apocalypse: Theological Disclosures of Poetic Language
    (Dorothy Z. Baker)

    B. Venkat Mani. Cosmopolitical Claims: Turkish-German Literatures from Nadolny to Pamuk
    (Mine Eren)



updated 08 April, 2010 by Renae Mitchell