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Volume 48

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VOL. 48, No. 1, 2011




Breaking Out the Rooster Coop: Violent Crime in Aravind Adiga's White Tiger and Richard Wright's Native Son

Sara D. Scotland


An "Internationalism of the Planted Earth": The Literary Origins of Bessie Head's Idea of the Village

Eleni Coundouriotis


The Press in Novels: Credit, Power, and Mobility in William D. Howell's Modern Instance and Lima Barreto's Recordacoes do escrivao Isaias Caminha

Renata Wasserman


From Brecht, Artaud, and the Absurd to Sha Yexin and Gao Xingjian: Two Cases of Rapport de Fait

Thomas Y. T. Luk

Book Reviews



Josiah Blackmore.  Moorings:  Portuguese Expansion and the Writing of Africa

(Phillip Rothwell)                                                                                 


Peter McDonald. The Literature Police: Apartheid Censorship and Its Cultural


(Gabeba Baderoon)                                                                                  


La Vinia Delois Jennings. Toni Morrison and the Idea of Africa

(Adélékè  Adéèè.kóó.)        


The Americas


Tamara Harvey. Figuring Modesty in Feminist Discourse Across the Americas, 1633–1700

(Mónica Díaz)                                                                                      


Thomas O. Beebee. Millennial Literatures of the Americas, 1402–2002

(Ralph Bauer)                                                                                      




Lars Eckstein, Barbara Korte, Eva Ulrike Pirker, and Christopher Reinfandt, eds.

Multi-Ethnic Britain 2000+: New Perspectives in Literature, Film, and the Arts

(Philip Mosley)                                                                                    


Michael O’Sullivan. The Incarnation of Language: Joyce, Proust and a Philosophy of the Flesh

(Gerald Gillespie)                                                                                 


Lorna Fitzsimmons, ed. International Faust Studies: Adaptation, Reception, Translation

(Ellis Dye)                                                                                        


Clayton Koelb. The Revivifying Word: Literature, Philosophy, and the

Theory of Life in Europe’s Romantic Age

(Nicholas Rennie)                                                                                  


Soledad Fox. Flaubert and “Don Quijote”: The Influence of Cervantes on

“Madame Bovary”

(Eugenio Suárez-Galbán)                                                                             


Jewish Literatures


Barry Trachtenberg. The Revolutionary Roots of Modern Yiddish, 1903–1917

(Marc Caplan)                                                                                       


Vivian Liska. When Kafka Says We: Uncommon Communities in

German-Jewish Literature

(Sander L. Gilman)                                                                                 


Gil Z. Hochberg. In Spite of Partition: Jews, Arabs, and the Limits of Separatist Imagination

(Deborah A. Starr)




Ernst van Alphen, Mieke Bal, and Carel Smith,  eds. The Rhetoric of Sincerity

(Sinkwan Cheng)                                                                                    



Herschel Farbman. The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in

Twentieth-Century Literature

(Marilyn Gaddis Rose)                                                                              


Barbara Dalle Pezze and Carlo Salzani, eds. Essays on Boredom and Modernity

(Brendan J. Balint)



    VOL. 48, No. 2, 2011



    A. Owen Aldridge Prize Winner 2009–2010

    The Task(s) of the Translator(s): Multiplicity as Problem in Renaissance

    European Thought

    Belén Bistué                 


    Fiction as Evidence: On the Uses of Literature in Nineteenth-Century

    Sexological Discourse

    Anna Katharina Schaffner


    Organic Hesitancies: Stuttering and Sexuality in Melville, Kesey, and Mishima

    Christopher Eagle   


    The Ethics of Identification: The Global Circulation of Traumatic Narrative in Silko’s Ceremony and Roy’s The God of Small Things

    Joanne Lipson Freed                                                                                



    Book Reviews

    Erin Graff Zivin. The Wandering Signifier: Rhetoric of Jewishness in the Latin

    American Imaginary

    (Luz Angélica Kirschner)                                                                           


    Susan Buck-Morss. Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History

    (Patricia Anne Simpson)                                                                            


    Joseph Luzzi. Romantic Europe and the Ghost of Italy

    (Benedetta Gennaro)                                                                                


    Thomas O. Beebee. Nation and Region in Modern American and European Fiction

    (Trevor Barnes)                                                                                    


    Peter Edgerly Firchow. Strange Meetings: Anglo-German Literary Encounters from 1910 to 1960

    (Christiane Eydt-Beebe)                                                                            


    Dirk Wiemann. Genres of Modernity: Contemporary Indian Novels in English

    (Sukhbir Singh)                                                                                    

    Wayne Jeffrey Froman and John Burt Foster, eds. Dramas of Culture: Theory, History, Performance

    (Mary Ann Frese Witt)                                                                              


    Stephen Ross, ed. Modernism and Theory: A Critical Debate

    (Judith Roof)


    VOL. 48, No. 3, 2011

    Special Issue: “Trials of Trauma: Comparative & Global Perspectives”
    Guest Editors: Bella Brodzki & Michael Levine




    Michael G. Levine and Bella Brodzki




    Hannah Arendt’s Death Sentences

    Judith Butler


    Legal but Criminal: The Failure of the “Russian Nuremberg” and the

    Paradoxes of Post-Soviet Memory

    Sergey Toymensev


    The Klaus Barbie Trial: Traces and Temporalities

    Christian Delage


    Australian Trials of Trauma: The Stolen Generations in Human Rights,

    Law, and Literature

    Rosanne Kennedy


    “We the People,” Who? James Baldwin and the Traumatic

    Constitution of These United States

    Shireen R. K. Patell


    In the Name of Trauma: Notes on Testimony, Truth Telling and

    the Secret of Literature in South Africa

    Rosalind C. Morris


    Literary Justice? Poems from Guantánamo Bay Prison Camp

    Elisabeth Weber


    Book Reviews

    Traumatic Futures: A Review Article

    Didier Fassin and Richard Rechtman. The Empire of Trauma: An Inquiry

    into the Condition of Victimhood, Roger Luckhurst. The Trauma Question,

    Esther Rashkin. Unspeakable Secrets and the Psychoanalysis of Culture

    (Jared Stark)



    VOL. 48, No. 4, 2011





    ACLA Plenary

    Comparative Literature/World Literature: A Discussion with David Damrosch and Gayatri Spivak

    David Damrosch and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak



    Balzacorama: Panoramic Vision in Nabokov’s Lolita

    Melissa Frazier    


    Kalila wa Dimna: Inception, Appropriation, and Transmimesis

    Marianne Marroum   


    Han Shan, Dharma Bums, and Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain

    Ling Chung                                                                                         



    To Translate or Not to Translate Arabic:

    Michael Cooperson and Waïl S. Hassan on the

    Work of Abdelfattah Kilito


    Book Reviews



    Citations of ACLA Prizewinning Scholarship   


    Jahan Ramazani. A Transnational Poetics

    (Matthew Hart)             


    Dorothy M. Figueira. Otherwise  Occupied: Pedagogies of Alterity and the Brahminization of Theory

    (Anjali Prabhu)                                                                                     


    Vilashini Cooppan. Worlds Within: National Narratives and Global Connections in Postcolonial Writing

    (Elizabeth S. Anker)                  


    Nouri Gana. Signifying Loss: Toward a Poetics of Narrative Mourning

    (Tobias Boes)                                                                                       


    Stefan Herbrechter and Ivan Callus, eds. Cy-Borges: Memories of the

    Posthuman in the Work of Jorge Luis Borges

    (Héctor Hoyos)                                                                                     


    Janet Beizer. Thinking Through the Mothers: Reimagining  Women’s Biographies

    (Liedeke Plate)                                                                                    


    Jennifer Bajorek. Counterfeit Capital: Poetic Labor and Revolutionary Irony.

    (Richard Terdiman)                                                                                 


    E. S. Burt. Regard for the Other: Autothanatography in Rousseau, De Quincey, Baudelaire, and Wilde

    ( Yaël Schlick)      


    J. A. Burrow. The Poetry of Praise

    (Robert J. Meyer-Lee)          


    Konrad Eisenbichler, ed. Renaissance Medievalisms

    (Sherry Roush)


Updated 23 February, 2012 by Dawn Taylor