Issue 42.1: Migrants and Their Memories is in press!

Issue 42.1 is in press and will be available in print and on Project Muse very soon.

The contents are as follows:

Special Issue

Migrants and Their Memories
Guest Editors: Tee Kim-Tong & I-Chun Wang

The Ancient Future:
Diasporic Residency and Food-based Knowledges in the Work of American Indigenous and Pacific Austronesian Writers

Joni Adamson 5

“I See Myself Elsewhere”:
The Works of Marie Cardinal and Assia Djebar

Tzu-Shiow Chuang 18

Walking among Palm Trees: Beauty, Culture, Geography

Rudolphus Teeuwen 32

Mixed-race Migration and Adoption in Gish Jen’s The Love Wife

Jenny Wen-chuan Chu 45

The “I” in the Deconstruction of Frontiers through Memory: Postcolonial Diasporas

Benaouda Lebdai 57

Articulating the Exodus:
Place and Memory in Vietnamese-American Women Writers’ Novels

Yu-yen Liu 69

The Construction of a New Émigré Self in 20th-Century Russian Paris
in Short Stories by Nadezhda Teffi

Natalia Starostina 81

On the Migration of Pi:
Toward a Rhetoric of Identification

Jen-chieh Tsai 94

Colonial Memories: Anxieties, Environment, and Cultural Encounter in Paul Green’s
The Lost Colony

I-Chun Wang 107


New Trees, New Medicines, New Wars: The Chickasaw Removal

Linda Hogan 121

Issue 41.4 is in press!

Happy Holidays from the CRCL staff!

Our special issue “Neo-Latin and Translation in the Renaissance” is in press and will be available in print and on Project Muse.

The content page is as follows:

Special Issue

Neo-Latin and Translation in the Renaissance Guest Editor: Andrew Taylor

Introduction: The Translations of Renaissance Latin
Andrew Taylor 329

‘I Give You Back Plutarch in Latin’:
Guarino Veronese’s Version of Plutarch’s Dion (1414) and Early Humanist Translation

Marianne Pade 354

Politian’s Translation of Callimachus’s ‘Bath of Pallas’ in the Miscellanea (1489)

Jaspreet Singh Boparai 369

Croatian into Latin in 1510:
Marko Marulić and the Cultural Translation of Regum Delmatiae atque Croatiae gesta

Neven Jovanović 389

How to Hold Your Tongue:
John Christopherson’s Plutarch and the Mid-Tudor Politics of Catholic Humanism

Andrew Taylor 411

‘If the Past is a Foreign Country’: Neo-Latin Histories, their Paratexts, and English Cultural Translation

Brenda M. Hosington 432

Concurrent Publication of Medical Works in Neo-Latin and French in Early Modern France

Valerie Worth-Stylianou 456

Three Very Different Translators: Joseph Scaliger, Isaac Casaubon and Richard Thomson

Paul Botley 477

On Translating More’s Utopia
Dominic Baker-Smith 492

Issue 41.3 is in press!

Our special issue “(Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature”, part of a joint project with Peking University’s Journal of Comparative Literature and World Literature, is now in press.

The content page is as follows:

Special Issue

(Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature

Guest Editors: Daniel Fried and Zhang Hui

Neither Here nor There:

The (Non-)Geographical Futures of Comparative Literature

Daniel Fried and Zhang Hui 237

‘In Transit’:

Taxi Driving as a Mini Paradigm in Gaito Gazdanov’s Night Roads and
Helen Potrebenko’s Taxi!

Yulia Pushkarevskaya Naughton 242

Paradigm Lost in the Interpretation of the Book of Changes

Keyang Dou 254

Conservative in Form, Revolutionary in Content:

Rethinking World Literary Canons in an Age of Globalization

Rebecca Gould 270

Two Questions about Categories in the Relationship of Chinese Literature to World Literature

Josh Stenberg 287

The Birth of Utopia

Zhang Pei 304

The Nightmarish and Fantastic China in The Woman Warrior

Qin Liyan 313

Issue 41.2 is in press: featuring CompLit in Canada Cluster

We are pleased to announce that issue 41.2, featuring the Comparative Literature in Canada article cluster, has been sent to press and should be available in time for the CCLA Congress at the end of this month.

The content page is as follows:


Editor’s Note / Note du directeur
Jonathan Hart 106

Rejuvenating T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land
Ghanim Samarrai 112

Ma Jian and Gao Xingjian:
Intellectual Nomadism and Exilic Consciousness in Sinophone Literature

Shuyu Kong 126

Alexeï Tsvetkov et Laurent Fourcaut : Renouvellement du sonnet amoureux

Nadezda Vashkevich 147

Towards a Common Civilization:
G. Lowes Dickinson, China, and Global Humanism

Q.S. Tong 156


The Good and the Read: Literary Value and Readership in Canadian Literature

Albert Braz 174



A Brief Opening / Brève ouverture
Jonathan Hart 183

You and Me: Relational Ontologies in Canadian Comparative Literature

Lindsay R. Parker 187

La littérature comparée et son extension prochaine : les espaces vidéo-ludiques

Tristan Bera 191

The Road Less Travelled: A Student’s Perspective on Exploring Uncharted Literary Terrain in Graduate Research Projects

Alexandre Desbiens-Brassard 194

Meeting Ground: Considering the Place, Value and Choice of Comparative Literature

Jacqueline Sloan Morgan 197

Critical Regionalism and the Goals of Comparative Literature

Pushpa Acharya 201

The Nuances of Comparing or Justifying Comparative Literature Programs

Juan Carlos Rodriguez 203

The Comparative Impetus: Thoughts on the Changing Landscape of Comparative Literature

Christian Ylagan 206

Comparative Canadian Literature: A Testimony from Below

Andrea C. Valente 209

On the State of Comparative Literature in Canada

Avishek Ray 213

Towards a Globalectical Reading of Comparative Canadian Literature

Asma Sayed 216

Comparative Literature and the Adjunct

Jonathan A. Allan 220

Une nouvelle Weltanschauung :
manifestation de l’esprit moderne dans l’art dramatique

Sara Bressan 223

Shake Up, not Shake-Down:
Comparative Literature as a Twenty-First Century Discipline

Sheena Wilson 226

Issue 41.1 is in press!

Our 40th anniversary issue, Vol. 41 No. 1, is in press and will be on its way soon. It is also our first issue to be posted with Project Muse.

The contents follow:

Special Issue

Beside Thinking
Guest Editor: Sowon S. Park

Sowon S. Park 5

The Body as Language
Terry Eagleton 11

Von der Überlegung: Of Wrestling and (Not) Thinking
John Zilcosky 17

The Mad Poet in Horace’s Ars Poetica
Péter Hajdu 28

Thought Censorship under Totalitarianism: A Precarious Relationship between Thought and Voice in Mandelstam

Takayuki Yokota-Murakami 43

Doing Literature without Thinking: Paralogical Devices and the Literary Field

Marko Juvan 54

Observing, Guessing, Drifting: Para-Noetic Methods in Detective Fiction

Stefan Willer 72

Welcome to the Desert of Not Thinking
Walid Hamarneh 86

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A Reminder of Our Journal Formatting

This post is just a brief reminder to our subscribers and contributors of our journal’s preferred formatting.

CRCL/RCLC follows the New MLA style, as outlined in the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th Edition (New York: Modern Languages Association of America, 2009), with special attention to Chapter 5, “Documentation: Preparing the List of Works Cited” (pp. 123-212), and Chapter 6, “Documentation: Citing Sources in the Text” (pp. 213-32).

Some helpful details:

Citations are in-text in the format ([Last Name] [Page Number(s)]).

If more than one work by the same author is used, the citation would appear in the format ([Last Name], [Title] [Page Number(s)]).

If the author’s name is mentioned in the text in close proximity to the citation, the page numbers can appear in brackets by themselves without the author’s name. In the case of more than one work by the same author, the citation would then read ([Title] [Page Number(s)]).

Endnotes are used for explanatory purposes. Citations within endnotes follow the parenthetical formats above, and any works cited in the endnotes would also appear in the list of Works Cited at the end of the document.

In general, the formats for entries in the Works Cited list are as follows:

For a book:

[Last Name], [First Name]. [Title]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher], [Year]. [Document Type].

For an article in a journal:

[Last Name], [First Name]. “[Article Title].” [Journal Title]. [Volume Number].[Issue Number] ([Year]): [Page Number(s)]. [Document Type].

For a chapter in a book:

[Last Name], [First Name]. “[Chapter Title].” [Book Title]. Ed. [Editor’s Name]. [Place of Publication]: [Publisher], [Year]. [Page Number(s)]. [Document Type].

If the document was sourced from the Web, include the date of access.

Issue 40.4 is on its way

Welcome to 2014!

Issue 40.4 of CRCL (cover-dated December 2013) has been sent to the printer and will be mailed out very soon. Our apologies for the delays.

The content page of this issue has also been posted on the “Announcements” page of our website.

If you have any questions or comments, please email us at crcl @ ualberta . ca (remove spaces).