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

CRCL 43.4 is on its way!

Issue 43.4 of CRCL is in press and will be mailed out soon.

The contents are as follows:


Imaginaire de la survivance et du déclin :
À propos de Je m’en vais à Régina de Roger Auger

Jean Valenti 492

Rebellion: A Note on Agamben’s Reception of Dostoevsky in The Open

Olga Solovieva 520

Le monde s’effondre ou Tout s’effondre ?
Traduire et retraduire Things Fall Apart en français

Sathya Rao et Sylvia Ijeoma Madueke 531

Transcending Cultural Boundaries:
Robert van Gulik’s Judge Dee Detective Stories

Sabrina Yuan Hao 551

Book reviews

Fantham, Elaine

Roman Literary Culture: From Plautus to Macrobius

H. Christian Blood 568


Halim, Hala

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive

Dina Heshmat 571

Calin, William

The Lily and the Thistle: The French Tradition and the Older Literature of Scotland

Andrea Cabajsky 573

Delany, Sheila, ed.

Anti-Saints: The New Golden Legend of Sylvain Maréchal

Erica J. Mannucci 575

Ginsburg, Michal Peled

Portrait Stories

Michelle E. Bloom 578

Fleischmann, Aloys N.M., Nancy van Styvendale, and Cody McCarroll, eds.
Narratives of Citizenship: Indigenous and Diasporic Peoples Unsettle the Nation-State

Katherine Miller 582

Lai, Larissa

Slanting I, Imagining We: Asian Canadian Literary Production in the 1980s and 1990s

Denise Cruz 584

Perera, Sonali

No Country: Working-Class Writing in the Age of Globalization

Michelle M. Tokarczyk 586

Ferraro, Alessandra

Écriture migrante et translinguisme au Québec

Peter Klaus 589


Sabiston, Elizabeth, and Robert Drummond, eds.

Pluri-Culture et écrits migratoires/ Pluri-Culture and Migrant Writings

Jessica Trevitt 592

Issue 43.3 is in press

Issue 43.3, a special issue “Literature and Globalism: A Tribute to Theo D’haen,” guest-edited by Lieven D’hulst, is in press and will be available shortly.

The contents of the issue are:

Special Issue

Literature and Globalism: A Tribute to Theo D’haen

Guest Editor: Lieven D’hulst

After Globalism?
Lieven D’hulst 337

World Literature, Circulation, and the Middle Ages
César Domínguez 342

From Ithaca to Beijing: Hu Shih’s Peripheral Centrality
David Damrosch 360

Why Valeurs? Comparative Literature in Mid-Century Alexandria

May Hawas 370

Chinese Literature as World Literature

Wang Ning 380

“Daytsh iz dokh Yidish:” Sholem Aleichem’s
Motl the Cantor’s Son as Born-Translated Literature

Michael Boyden 393


D’un sous-ensemble de la littérature mondiale : Les lettres transatlantiques

Jean-Marc Moura 406

Colonialité, subjectivité, et déconstruction dans la pensée d’Édouard Glissant

Buata B. Malela 414

The Afterglow of Postmodernism in Recent Dutch and Flemish Fiction

Hans Bertens 426


The Arabian Nights in the English Popular Press and the Heterogenization of Nationhood:
A Print Cultural Approach to Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities

Rasoul Aliakbari 439

Je Sois Autre Moy-Mesmes: Generic Blending and French Heritage in Julian Barnes’s Levels of Life

Caterina Calafat 461

Houellebecq’s Priapism: Thee Failure of Sexual Liberation in Michel Houellebecq’s Novels and Essays

Benjamin Boysen 477

Issue 43.2 is on its way!

As the CCLA Congress in Calgary approaches, we are pleased to announce that issue 43.2 is in press.

The contents of this issue are:


Reading Northrop Frye Reading François Rabelais
Robert D. Denham 203

Peine perdue : Traduction, deuil, et humanisme dans Nox d’Anne Carson
Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt 222

Worlds of Libraries: Metafictional Works by Arlt, Borges, Bermani, and De Santis
Cynthia Gabbay 241

Dialogues Across Theory and Practice

Introduction to “The Orientalist Photograph”
Amir Khadem 263

The Orientalist Photograph: An Object of Comparison
Ali Behdad 265

Review Articles

Comparative Milton and Poetics
Jonathan Locke Hart 282

Reading (Deconstructing) J. Hillis Miller: Humanist and Pluralist
Daniel R. Schwarz 303

Book Reviews

Lorenz, Philip
The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama
Alejandro Garcia-Reidy 308

Freitag, Florian
The Farm Novel in North America: Genre and Nation in the United States,
English Canada, and French Canada, 1845-1945
Albert Braz 311

Davis, Caroline
Creating Postcolonial Literature: African Writers and British Publishers
Nathan Suhr-Sytsma 313

Awadalla, Maggie, and Paul March-Russell, eds.
The Postcolonial Short Story: Contemporary Essays
Kathryn Lachman 316

Parker, Adele, and Stephanie Young, eds.
Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Women’s Writing
Polina Kroik 320

Albuquerque, Severino J., and Kathryn Bishop-Sanchez, eds.
Performing Brazil: Essays on Culture, Identity, and the Performing Arts
Axel Perez Trujillo 324

Frank, Michael C., and Eva Gruber, eds.
Literature and Terrorism: Comparative Perspectives
Peter C. Herman 327