Contemporary Writing and the Politics of Space published

This collective volume explores questions of space in contemporary literary texts from a range of theoretical perspectives. In addition to mapping the «spatial turn» in literary and cultural studies, this volume also brings together studies that apply spatial theory to the analysis of literary texts. Contributors tackle a broad range of themes, including how prose … 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

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

New publication: The Good Place

Utopian literature provides a compelling vision of epistemological and moral clarity: a dream of harmony and justice. But in an age of surveillance, utopia is also the nightmare of a perfectly controlled, sealed and monitored world that leaves no room for ambivalence or discretion. In The Good Place, leading scholars of comparative literature explore this … Continue reading

New publication: 2014 Yearbook of the Goethe Society of India

Comparative literary studies faces new challenges today in a world marked by the migration of people, languages, ideas and texts across diverse and increasingly porous borders. The field is restricted by conventional notions of comparativism born in the era of nationalism and colonialism. However, scholars are now provoked to rethink these notions as a result … Continue reading

Reaching Athens

Why do revivals and adaptations of Greek tragedy still abound in European national theatres, fringe stages and international festivals in the twenty-first century? Taking as its starting point the concepts of myth developed by Jean-Luc Nancy and Roland Barthes and the notion of the ‘classical’ outlined by Salvatore Settis, this book analyses discourses around community, … Continue reading

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