restricted access   Volume 20, May 1996

Table of Contents

Guest Editor: Michael R. Molino


Theoretical Dialogues

Editor's Foreword: Comparatism in Polysystemic Perspective

pp. 1-5

A View from My Balcony: Perspectives on Comparative Literature in 1995

pp. 6-20

In Remembrance of Things Past

pp. 21-24

The Framing of Literary Studies, or, Is Comparative to Literature as Cultural Is to Studies?

pp. 25-40

Postcolonial Theory and Irish Literature

Charting an Uncertain Flight Path: Irish Writers and the Question of Nation, Identity, and Literature

pp. 41-49

Framing the Folk: Zora Neale Hurston, John Millington Synge, and the Politics of Aesthetic Ethnography

pp. 50-61

James Stephens's Diminutive National Narratives: Imagining an Irish Nation Based on the "Orient"

pp. 62-81

Poetry in Modern Ireland: Where Postcolonial and Postmodern Part Ways

pp. 82-92

Theoretical and Cultural Interests

Naming the Crime: Responses to the Papin Murders from Lacan, Beauvoir, and Flanner

pp. 93-110

Family Sagas of the Americas: Los Sangurimas and A Thousand Acres

pp. 111-125

Comparative Poetics

Poetic Theory in the Depression Years: Language, Objectivity, and Image in the Poems of William Carlos Williams and Bertolt Brecht

pp. 126-152

Eastern-Western Relationships

Cross-Cultural Patterns in the Quest Fiction of Okamoto Kanoko

pp. 153-178

Review Article

The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (review)

pp. 179-182


Comparative Literature in the Age of Multiculturalism (review)

pp. 182-185

Morals and Stories (review)

pp. 185-187

Romantic Drama (review)

pp. 187-189

Fullness of Dissonance: Modern Fiction and the Aesthetics of Music (review)

pp. 190-192

Occidentalism: A Theory of Counter-Discourse in Post-Mao China (review)

pp. 192-194

Materialities of Communication (review)

pp. 194-195

Textualities: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (review)

pp. 196-198


From Historicity to Fictionality: The Chinese Poetics of Narrative (review)

pp. 199-200

Picture Theory: Essays on Verbal and Visual Representation (review)

pp. 200-202

Irony's Edge: The Theory and Politics of Irony (review)

pp. 202-203

Transformations of Circe: The History of an Enchantress (review)

pp. 203-204

Authorship as Alchemy: Subversive Writing in Pushkin, Scott, Hoffmann (review)

pp. 205-206

The Orphic Moment: Shaman to Poet Thinker in Plato, Nietzsche, and Mallarmé (review)

pp. 206-207

Aesthetic Autobiography: From Life to Art in Marcel Proust, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Anaïs Nin (review)

pp. 207-209

Comparative Literature: A Critical Introduction (review)

pp. 209-210

Books Received

Books Received

pp. 211-212