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



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