From Orientalism to Cultural Capital published

From Orientalism to Cultural Capital presents a fascinating account of the wave of Russophilia that pervaded British literary culture in the early twentieth century. The authors bring a new approach to the study of this period, exploring the literary phenomenon through two theoretical models from the social sciences: Orientalism and the notion of «cultural capital» … Continue reading

Photos from the book launch: Comparative Becomings

Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition, edited by Michael G. Kelly and Daragh O’Connell, was launched on Friday 24 February at University College Cork. The event took place at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, as part of a multiple book launch to celebrate recent publications by members of the School. Congratulations on a successful … Continue reading

Narrating the Passions published

The passions are at the heart of human experience. Literature, which foregrounds human experience, captures the complexity of the passions more acutely than the generalizations of theory. This collection of essays by leading comparatists acknowledges the timeless and ever-changing presence of the passions in literary texts and responds to multiple and changing contexts. Through the … Continue reading

Book launch: Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition

Comparative Becomings: Studies in Transition, edited by Michael G. Kelly and Daragh O’Connell, will be launched on Friday 24 February at University College Cork. The event will take place in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures as part of a multiple book launch to celebrate recent publications by members of the School.      

Series re-launch: European Connections: Studies in Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Aesthetics

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the re-launch of the series European Connections under new editorship: European Connections: Studies in Comparative Literature, Intermediality and Aesthetics   http://www.peterlang.com/view/serial/EC Series Editors: Hugues Azérad (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge) and Marion Schmid (University of Edinburgh) Editorial Board: Vincent Ferré (University Paris-Est Créteil), Robin Kirkpatrick (University of Cambridge), … Continue reading

Shame, Masculinity and Desire of Belonging published

This study considers male shame in contemporary writing by men, examining why shame is often considered a female emotion and therefore denied in men. The author’s comparative approach to the private experience of shame in novels by Hanif Kureishi, Philip Roth and Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki demonstrates the extent to which shame conditions male behaviour, protecting the … Continue reading

Comparative Becomings published

The comparative gesture performs both the act and the question of transition between the terms compared. Understood as an intercultural practice, comparative literature may thus also be understood as both a transitive and a transnational process, creating its own object and form of knowledge as it identifies and analyses lines of relation and exchange between … Continue reading

Cultural Contexts and Literary Forms published

Genres mutate, disappear, travel through translation and sometimes re-emerge. Traditionally viewed as a classificatory device, the idea of genre has been challenged by anti-genre theoreticians who question the possibility of reading texts merely through a typological framework. The essays in this volume contribute to a transcultural poetics through an engagement with genre, viewing it as … Continue reading

New series: Transnational Cultures

Transnational Cultures promotes enquiry into the cultural products of transnationalism with a particular focus on the visual arts, literature, music, performance, cinema and new media. With the growth of diasporic communities, migratory crossings and virtual exchange, cultural production beyond, across and traversing borders has become an increasing focus of scholarship within historical, contemporary and comparative … Continue reading

New publication: Returning the Gaze

This book is proposed as a contribution to postcolonial critiques of the colonial and postcolonial exotic. It investigates the exotic as a representation of colonial cultural difference in colonial discourse, culture and history, and its oppositional rewritings in postcolonial thought and literature. Its analyses of the exotic include classical Arabo-Islamic ethnographic texts, Marco Polo’s and … Continue reading

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