Issue 45.3 is available!

Our special issue, “Minor Cinema,” is available in print and on EBSCO and Project Muse.

The table of contents follows.

Special Issue

Minor Cinema
Guest Editors: Doris Hambuch and Jerry White

Introduction: Four Kinds of Minor Cinema (and Some Thoughts on a Fifth)

Jerry White 357

South African Cinema and Its Depiction of Race, Gender, and Class: Portrayals of Black Women in Post-Apartheid South African Films

Gilbert Motsaathebe 381

Furrows and Forks in Emirati Short Films: Sabeel and Dreams of Rice

Doris Hambuch 396

The Soul of Dubai through Windows and Mirrors: Ali Mostafa’s Don’t Judge a Subject by Its Photograph

Ioannis Galanopoulos 411


The Reconstruction of the Image of Chinese Female Immigrants in Full Moon in New York, Siao Yu, and Finding Mr. Right

Kaby Wing-Sze Kung 424


“Bartleby the Scrivener”: An Allegory of Reading
Massimo Verdicchio 438

Du temps linéaire au temps global :
Penser au-delà de la modernité avec la fiction contemporaire

Amaury Dehoux 449

Flower in the Mirror and Moon on the Water: The Problem of Chinese Allegory Revisited

Xuan Wang 465

Review Article

Polymorphic Readings in the Novel: Theory and Praxis

Jerry Varsava 481

Book Reviews

Brayman, Heidi, Jesse M. Lander, and Zachary Lesser, eds.
The Book in History, The Book as History: New Intersections of the Material Text. Essays in Honor of David Scott Kastan

Neal Hackler 492


Perullo, Nicola; Massimo Montanari, fwd.

Taste as Experience: The Philosophy and Aesthetics of Food

David B. Goldstein 494

Ahmed, Siraj

Archaeology of Babel: The Colonial Foundation of the Humanities

Indra N. Mukhopadyay 498

Begam, Richard, and Matthew Wilson Smith, eds.
Modernism and Opera

Catherine Nolan 500

Calichman, Richard F.

Beyond Nation: Time, Writing, and Community in the Work of Abe Kôbô

Darcy Gauthier 504

Gin, Pascal, and Walter Moses, eds.

Cultural Mobilities: A Cross-Perspective Between Brazil and Canada

Odile Cisneros 509

Payne, Matthew

Playing War: Military Video Games after 9/11

Jason Hawreliak 512

Conroy, Meredith

Masculinity, Media, and the American Presidency

Andrea Braithwaite 515

Whitehead, Anne, and Angela Woods, eds.

The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Katrina Hinson 518


Issue 45.2 is now in press!

Our special issue, “Garnering Diversities in Comparative Literature,” is now in press and will be available in print and via Ebsco and Project Muse very soon.

The table of contents follows.

Special Issue

Garnering Diversities in Comparative Literature

Guest Editor: Jessica Tsui-yan Li

Introduction: Garnering Diversities in Comparative Literature
Jessica Tsui-yan Li 191

From Here to There: Diversity and Interdisciplinarity in the Practice of Comparative Literature

Paul Morris 197

Teaching Literatures in the Age of Digital Media

Eleanor Ty 213

Art and Ideology in China’s Postsocialist Stage Productions of A Doll’s House

Kwok-kan Tam 222

The Veil as National Allegory: Cinema, Visual Arts, and the Epistemological Trope of Fabric

Walid El Khachab 243


Stalker : Art, communauté, migration (Marche, repas, récit)

Lambert Barthélémy 262

Faces of the Self in Modern Chinese Literature

Terry Siu-han Yip 275

Ambiguous Agency: Commercial Surrogacy in Yi Shu’s A Complicated Story and Its Film Adaptation

Jessica Tsui-yan Li 290

Tropical Escapes: Canadian Travellers, Latin America, and Sex

Albert Braz 300

Winnie Verloc: A Case of “Female Malady” in The Secret Agent

Pouneh Saeedi 315

Book Reviews

Fletcher, Angus

Comic Democracies: From Ancient Athens to the American Republic

Robert Danisch 328

Lindvall, Terry

God Mocks: A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert

Heather Ladd 331

Wong, Edlie L.

Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship

Lyndsay Campbell 334


Nakamura, Miri

Monstrous Bodies: The Rise of the Uncanny in Modern Japan

Seth Jacobowitz 336

Norman, Will

Transatlantic Aliens: Modernism, Exile, and Culture in Midcentury America

Ian Afflerbach 340

Lopez, Lori Kido

Asian American Media Activism: Fighting for Cultural Citizenship

Eleanor Ty 343

Caruth, Cathy

Unclaimed Experience: Trauma, Narrative, and History

Brittany Hirth 345

Issue 45.1 is on its way!

Our special issue, “Critical Latvian Perspectives on Anna (Asja) Lācis,” is currently in press and will be available in print soon. It is currently listed on EBSCO and Project Muse.

The table of contents is as follows:

Special Issue

Critical Latvian Perspectives on Anna (Asja) Lācis

Guest Editor: Susan Ingram

Introduction: The Latvian Lācis
Susan Ingram 7

Asja Lācis and Walter Benjamin: Translating Different Cities
Jānis Taurens 15

Die Regisseurin Anna Lācis und der lettische Schriftsteller Linards Laicens: Beziehungsgeschichte

Ieva Kalniņa 31

Anna Lācis and Bernhard Reich: Life and Love in the Theatre

Līga Ulberte 51

Dear Grandmother, How Are You? The Influence of Anna Lācis on the Development of Political Theatre in Latvia

Krista Burāne 69


Seeing Differently: The Film Language of the Latvian Director Laila Pakalniņa

Inga Pērkone 90

Riga Dating Agency: Art, Intimacy, and Narratives of Female Agency in Post-Soviet Latvia

Inga Untiks 103


Modes, Moods, and Musical Puns in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale

Deanna Smid 112

Chaos in Babel: Reconfiguring Biblical Archetypes in Monique Bosco’s Babel-Opéra

Nancy M. Arenberg 128

Percival Everett’s Signifying on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man in erasure

Robert J. Butler 141

Review Article

The Ethnic Avant-Garde
R. Bruce Elder 153

Book Reviews

Wong, Lawrence Wang-chi, and Bernhard Fuehrer, eds.
Sinologists as Translators in the Seventeenth to Nineteenth Centuries

Ji Lingjie 162


Phillips, Natalie M.

Distraction: Problems of Attention in Eighteenth-Century Literature

Alexis McQuigge 165

Blum, Hester, ed.

Turns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion

Melissa Gniadek 169

Bergin, Cathy, ed.

African-American Anti-Colonial Thought 1917-1937

David Mastey 172

Glick, Jeremy M.

The Black Radical Tragic: Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution

Carolyn Fick 174

Mallot, J. Edward

Memory, Nationalism, and Narrative in Contemporary South Asia

Anna Guttman 177

Beggar, Abderrahman

Histoire et mémoire bouraouïennes I

Anne Marie Miraglia 179

Issue 44.4 is in press!

Issue 44.4 of CRCL, “New Perspectives on Pseudotranslation,” is now in press.

The content page follows:

Special Issue

New Perspectives on Pseudotranslation
Guest Editors: Tom Toremans and Beatrijs Vanacker

Introduction: The Emerging Field of Pseudotranslation
Tom Toremans and Beatrijs Vanacker 629

Pseudotranslation as Passage into History: Murat Gülsoy’s
Gölgeler ve Hayaller Şehrinde as Transmesis
Şehnaz Tahir Gürçağlar  637

Political (Mis)Use of Translation: Poetry Pseudotranslations
in Occupied France (1940-44)
Christine Lombez  655

The Stripped Fish: Translation and Culture in
Mario Bellatin’s Japanese Novellas
Ilse Logie  666

Pseudotranslation as Kippbild: Multistable Authorship and
Textuality in Franco Fortini’s Traduzioni Immaginarie
Irene Fantappiè  680

The Thousand and First Author: Thomas-Simon Gueullette’s
Repeating Fictions
Tegan Raleigh  701

Des « métaphores » des Orientaux à la « simplicité de
notre langue » : Le « dernier Traducteur » de Tanzaï et
l’illusoire affranchissement de la fable
Marie-Florence Sguaitamatti  718

“Translating” the Origins of the Spanish Nation in
Miguel de Luna’s Verdadera historia del Rey don
Ana Méndez-Oliver  735

À L’Encre sympathique : Pseudotraduction et
mémoire littéraire
Louis Watier  755

Dialogues across Theory and Practice
The Snow Is General All Over Ireland: Irish Modernism
and Northern European Drama
Katie Trumpener 769

Review Article
“Found” in Translation: Multilingual Scholars,
Vernacular Archives, and Postcolonial Studies
Shobna Nijhawan 789

Book Reviews
Pyle, Forest
Art’s Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism
Rita Bode 798

Boysen, Benjamin
The Ethics of Love: An Essay on James Joyce
James Gifford 801

Kamboureli, Smaro, and Christl Verduyn, eds.
Critical Collaborations: Indigeneity, Diaspora, and
Ecology in Canadian Literary Studies
Sarah Krotz 804

Grubisic, Brett Josef, Gisèle M. Baxter, and Tara Lee, eds.
Blast, Corrupt, Dismantle, Erase: Contemporary North
American Dystopian Literature
Jack Fennell 807

Chute, Hillary L.
Disaster Drawn: Visual Witness, Comics, and
Documentary Form
Harriet Earle 810

Andrews, Chris
Roberto Bolaño’s Fiction: An Expanding Universe
Antonin Mireault-Plante 812

Dabashi, Hamid
Persophilia: Persian Culture on the Global Scene
Leila Moayeri Pazargadi 816

Buchholtz, Mirosława, and Eugenia Sojka, eds.
Alice Munro: Reminiscence, Interpretation, Adaptation,
and Comparison
Grzegorz Koneczniak 821

Issue 44.3 is in press!

Issue 44.3 of CRCL, “Literary Texts and Contexts: Comparing the World and the World of Comparison,” is now in press and will be mailed out soon. It is also available online via EBSCO and Project MUSE.

Special Issue

Literary Texts and Contexts: Comparing the World and the World of Comparison

Guest Editors: Jonathan Locke Hart, Wu Shang, and Kang Yaru

Literary Texts and Contexts: Comparing the World and the World of Comparison

Jonathan Locke Hart 363

Thoughts That Do Lie Too Deep for Tears: Comparative Literature Versus World Literature

J. Hillis Miller 378

The Three Futures of World Literature

Haun Saussy 397

What Is Left of Comparative Literature and World Literature? Notes on International Literature, Its Concrete Universality and Enigmacity

Jean Bessière 407

Comparative Literature: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Dorothy Figueira 420


Worlding Comparative Literature: Beyond Postcolonialism
Theo D’haen 436

Aesthetic Imaginary: Rethinking the “Comparative”
Ranjan Ghosh 449

The Location of World Literature
Galin Tihanov 468

Texts and Images in a National, Comparative, and World Context

Jonathan Locke Hart 482

World Poetry, without Baedeker: The Very Idea

Ming Xie 501

Personal Geographies and Liminal Identities in Three Early Modern Women’s Life Writings about War

I-Chun Wang 510

Love for the World: Shakespeare, National Literature, and Weltliteratur

Q.S. Tong 522

Shakespeare’s Global Weirding: Macbeth’s Posting of “Anthropos,” Cinematization, and the Era of Extinction

Tom Cohen 537

Articulations in Translation at the Intersection of World Literature and Popular Culture: Film and TV Adaptations of Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

Wu Shang 553

Vision and Self-Consciousness in The Picture of Dorian Gray

Hao Li 565

Time Has Begun: Hu Feng’s Poesis in Socialist China, 1937-50

Ruth Y.Y. Hung 579

Literature, History, and Narrative: A New Historicist Reading of Yan Geling’s “Celestial Bath”

Guo Rong 594


Self-Critique Prompted by Immersion in (An)Other Culture: Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson, Xu Zhimo, and Pearl S. Buck

King-Kok Cheung 607


Issue 44.2 is in press!

Issue 44.2 of CRCL, “Engaging Communities in Comparative Literature,” is now in press.

The content page follows:

Special Issue

Engaging Communities in Comparative Literature

Guest Editor: Jessica Tsui-yan Li

Engaging Communities in Comparative Literature

Jessica Tsui-yan Li 166

Comparative Literature: Reading the Canadian Nation(s)

Paul D. Morris 172

Digital Culture in Hong Kong Canadian Communities: Literary Analysis of Yi Shu’s Fiction

Jessica Tsui-yan Li 191

Experiencing It through the Skin: Karen Connelly’s Writing on Travel

Magali Sperling Beck 202

To Want and Want Not: Manifestations of Desire in “Barbie-Q” by Sandra Cisneros and “The Couch” by Fatima Hamad Al Mazrouei

Doris Hambuch 218


Fixating on and Fixing the African American Woman’s Representation of Self in Modern Periodicals

Lourdes Arciniega 231

Same-Sex Desire and Jewish Community: Queering Biblical Texts in Canadian and American Jewish Literature

Shlomo Gleibman 249

Communauté et environnement dans la fiction océanienne contemporaine (pêle-mêle sur quelques récits d’Albert Wendt, Alexis Wright, Patricia Grace, Chantal Spitz et Déwé Gorodé)

Lambert Barthélémy 268

War and Sentimentalism: Irony in Voltaire’s Candide, Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, and Lessing’s Minna von Barnhelm

Andrea Speltz 282

Following the Aesthetic Impulse: A Comparative Approach to a Poetics of Trauma at the Intersections of Literary Theory, Expressive Arts Psychotherapy, and Feminist Trauma Theory

Jenna Brooke 298

Silent Landscapes: A Comparative Approach to José Leonilson and Louise Bourgeois

Ana Lúcia Beck 317

Book Reviews

Fletcher, Angus

The Topological Imagination: Spheres, Edges, and Islands

William J. Urban 336

Chevrel, Yves, Annie Cointre et Yen-Mai Tran-Gervat, eds.
Histoire des traductions en langue française XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles

Sathya Rao 338


Weiss, Rudolf, Ludwig Schnauder, and Dieter Fuchs, eds.

Anglo-German Theatrical Exchange: “A Sea-Change Into Something Rich and Strange?”

David Barnett 340

Van Compernolle, Timothy J.

Struggling Upward: Worldly Success and the Japanese Novel

Yukiko Shigeto 343

Martin-Junquera, Imelda, ed.

Landscapes of Writing in Chicano Literature

Grażyna Zygadło 346

Robson, Laura, ed.

Minorities and the Modern Arab World: New Perspectives

Ziad Bentahar 351

Issue 44.1 is now in press!

Issue 44.1 of CRCL is now in press.

Special Issue

Environmental Ethics and Activism in Indigenous Literature and Film

Guest Editors: Isabelle St-Amand and Warren Cariou

Environmental Ethics through Changing Landscapes: Indigenous Activism and Literary Arts

Warren Cariou and Isabelle St-Amand 7

“Our Economy Walks on the Land”: Secwepemc Resistance and Resilience a er the Imperial Metals Mt. Polley Tailings Storage Facility Breach

Norah Bowman 25

Le collectif Arnait Video Productions et le cinéma engagé des femmes inuits :
Guérison communautaire et mémoire culturelle

Karine Bertrand 36

Pipelines, Mines, and Dams: Indigenous Water Ecologies and the Fight for a Sustainable Future

William Huggins 54

L’âme en tannage de Natasha Kanapé Fontaine : Souveraineté orale, territoriale et mémorielle

Gabrielle Marcoux 68


The First Major Theoretician? Northrop Frye and Literary Theory

Jonathan A. Allan 82

“Orients” of the Mind: Deviance, Sexual Enlightenment, and True Love in Fredericks’s Degenerate Empress, Vynnychuk’s Zhytiie haremnoie (Life in the Harem), and Parker’s Roxelana & Suleyman

Maryna Romanets 95

Ghost Returns and Historical Memories in
Zhang Yimou’s Gui lai and Pedro Almodóvar’s Volver

Miaowei Weng 111

Review Article

The End of Extreme Cinema Studies
Troy Michael Bordun 122

Book Reviews

Bloch, R. Howard, et al., eds.

Rethinking the New Medievalism

Stephen R. Reimer 137

Vinken, Barbara

Flaubert Postsecular: Modernity Crossed Out

Kate Rees 141

Denton, A. Kirk, ed.

The Columbia Companion to Modern Chinese Literature

Letizia Fusini 144

Figueroa, Víctor

Prophetic Visions of the Past: Pan-Caribbean Representations of the Haitian Revolution

Kahlil Chaar-Pérez 148

Morton, Timothy

Dark Ecology: For a Logic of Future Coexistence

Kristin George Bagdanov 152

Bérubé, Michael

The Secret Life of Stories: From Don Quixote to Harry Potter, How Understanding Intellectual Disability Transforms the Way We Read

Adam Barrows 156