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