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

Issue 43.1: Exploring Canadian Identities in Canadian Comics

Issue 43.1 is in press and will be mailed out very soon.

This special issue on Canadian Comics also features some illustrations in black-and-white and in colour.

Special Issue

Exploring Canadian Identities in Canadian Comics

Guest Editors: Chris Reyns-Chikuma and Gail de Vos

Chris Reyns-Chikuma and Gail de Vos 5

“A Necessary Antidote”:
Graphic Novels, Comics, and Indigenous Writing

Sarah Henzi 23

“Good Relationships Mean Good Lives”: Warrior-Survivor Identity/ies in David Alexander Robertson’s 7 Generations

Debra Dudek 39

Seeing and Nothingness: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Haida Manga, and a Critique of the Gutter

Richard Harrison 51

The Chance of Life: Jeff Lemire’s Essex County Trilogy, Canadian Identity, and the Mythos of Hockey

Dale Jacobs and Greg Paziuk 75


Paul à Québec, le génie des lieux comme patrimoine identitaire

Sylvie Dardaillon et Christophe Meunier 87

Making up History: A Look at Johnny Canuck from the Comic Page to the Dramatic Stage

Lindsay Thistle 103

Adventurous Children: Creating a Canadian Identity in Kayak: Canada’s History Magazine for Kids(TM)

Alyson E. King 119

Allan Beaton’s “Ookpik” Was Here

Michelle Bauldic 137

Truth, Justice, and the Canadian Way:
The War-Time Comics of Bell Features Publications

Ivan Kocmarek 148

Seth’s Ironic Identities: Forging Canadian History

Daniel Marrone 166

Fiona Staples and the Long Horizon
Matilda Roche 180


Issue 42.4: Novel Beyond Nation is in press!

Apologies for the delay in mailing issue 42.3. It was delayed at the printer, but subscribers should now have received their copies.

Issue 42.4 is now in press and will be mailed out and posted on Project Muse soon.

Special Issue

Novel beyond Nation

Guest Editor: Jernej Habjan

Introduction: Novel beyond Nation
Jernej Habjan 347

Novels before Nations: How Early US Novels Imagined Community

Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse 353

Pre-modern Joking Relationships in Modern Europe: From Le Neveu de Rameau to Le Neveu de Lacan

Jernej Habjan 370

The Nation Between the Epic and the Novel: France Prešeren’s The Baptism on the Savica as a Compromise “World Text”

Marko Juvan 382

Autonomy after Autonomy, or, The Novel beyond Nation: Roberto Bolaño’s 2666

Emilio Sauri 396

The Narrator and the Nation-Builder: Dialect, Dialogue, and Narrative Voice in Minority and Working-Class Fiction

Alexander Beecroft 410 Novel, Utopia, Nation: A History of Interdependence

Hrvoje Tutek 424

Neomedievalism in Three Contemporary City Novels: Tobar, Adichie, Lee

Caren Irr 439

Crisis of the Novel and the Novel of Crisis
Suman Gupta 454

Issue 42.3 is on its way!

The September 2015 issue of CRCL (42.3) is in press and will be available in print and on Project Muse.

The content page is as follows:


9/11, 9/11: Chile and Mohsin Hamid’s The Reluctant Fundamentalist

Albert Braz 241

Une humanité sans homme ?
Dessin anthropologique du roman contemporain

Amaury Dehoux 257

Phenomenology from Robbe-Grillet to Julio Cortázar: An Essay on the Poetics of Presence

Roberto Pinheiro Machado 271

La Noblesse dans La Comédie humaine et
Le Rêve dans le Pavillon rouge:
Eugène de Rastignac et Jia Village sous Pluie

Chia-Ping Kan 295

Book reviews

Jackson, Virginia, and Yopie Prins, eds.

The Lyric Theory Reader: A Critical Anthology

Justin Kolb 317

El-Ariss, Tarek

Trials of Arab Modernity:
Literary Affects and the New Political

Nadia Bou Ali 320

Houppermans, Sjef, Peter Liebregts, Jam Baetens, and Otto Boele, eds. Modernism Today

Verita Sriratana 325

Kershaw, Angela

Before Auschwitz: Irène Némirovsky and the Cultural Landscape of Inter-war France

Sarah Jefferies 327

Weldt-Basson, Helene Carol, ed.

Redefining Latin American Historical Fiction: The Impact of Feminism and Postcolonialism

Jeffrey Herlihy-Mera 331

Craps, Stef

Postcolonial Witnessing: Trauma Out of Bounds

Veronica Austen 334

Åström, Berit, Katarina Gregersdottir,
and Tanja Horek, eds.
Rape in Stieg Larsson ́s Millennium Trilogy and Beyond: Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction

Annemette Hejlsted 337