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Comparative Criticism

Comparative Criticism

Volume 22. East and West: Comparative Perspectives

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Javed Majeed, Peter Caracciolo, Christopher Shackle, C. Andre Gerstle, Ming-Bao Yue, Han-Liang Chang, Stefan Sperl, Rupert Snell, Manohar Shyam Joshi, Federico Gacía Lorca, Celia de Freíne, Alejandra Pizarnik, Frank Martinus Arion, James Raven, Gregory Blue, Brian Young, Peter Robb, Trevor O. Lloyd, Han-lian Chang, Yiu-man Ma, Hamilton Min-tsang Yang
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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521790727

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  • Comparative Criticism, first published in 2000, addresses itself to the questions of literary theory and criticism, to comparative studies in terms of theme, genre movement and influence, and to interdisciplinary perspectives. Articles include: Afloat on the Sea of Stories: World tales, English Literature, and geopolitical aesthetics; Classics and the comparison of adjacent literatures: some Pakistani perspectives; Performance Literature: the traditional Japanese theatre as model; 'Am I in that name?' Women's writing as cultural translation in early modern China; stabat mater: reflections on a theme in German-Jewish and Palestinian-Arab poetry. The winning entries in the 1999 BCLA/BCLT translation competition are also published.

    • Includes a wide range of comparative topics and interdisciplinary debates
    • Features substantial bibliographies on individual writers and specialist themes for the year
    • Publishes winning entries from the 1999 BCLA/BCLT translation competition
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    • Date Published: November 2000
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521790727
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • contains: 10 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Editor's introduction: East and West - the twain shall meet: comparative literature crossing the waters
    A note on the SOAS conference on New Perspectives in Comparative Literature Javed Majeed
    Part I. East and West: Comparative Perspectives:
    1. Afloat on the sea of stories: world tales, English literature, and geopolitical aesthetics Peter Caracciolo
    2. Classics and the comparison of adjacent literatures: some Pakistani perspectives Christopher Shackle
    3. Performance literature: the traditional Japanese theatre as model C. Andre Gerstle
    4. 'Am I in that name?' Women's writing as cultural translation in early modern China Ming-Bao Yue
    5. Hu Shih and John Dewey: 'scientific method' in the May 4th era - China 1921 Han-Liang Chang
    6. stabat mater: reflections on a theme in German-Jewish and Palestinian-Arab poetry Stefan Sperl
    Part II. Literature and Translation:
    7. English voices for Hindi verses? Issues in translating pre-colonial poetry Rupert Snell
    8. 'The Perplexity of Hercules Hariya'. A story translated from the Hindi by Robert A. Hueckstedt, with an introduction on modern Hindi fiction Manohar Shyam Joshi
    9. 'Divan of Tamarit' translated from the Spanish by Catherine Jonet, third equal prize of the BCLA/BCL translation competition Federico García Lorca
    10. 'Of Cabbages and Queens' translated from the Gaelic by herself with an introduction by Bernard O'Donoghue, first equal prize Celia De Freíne
    11. Diana's Tree with a prologue by Octavio Paz, translated from the Spanish by Cecilia Rossi, first equal prize Alejandra Pizarnik
    12. Autumn Reverie, translated by Bayliss, Edwards, Hermans, and Ronnau, special prize for Dutch Frank Martinus Arion
    Part III. Essay Reviews: On Alain Grosrichard, The Sultan's Court: European Fantasies of the East Gregory Blue
    On C. A. Bayly, Empire and Information: Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India 1780–1850 Peter Robb
    On The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. v, Historiography, ed. Robin W. Winks Trevor O. Lloyd
    Books and periodicals received James Thraves
    Select bibliography of Chinese-Western comparative literature studies, 1970–2000 compiled by Han-lian Chang, Yiu-man Ma and Hamilton Min-tsang Yang.

  • Editor

    E. S. Shaffer, University of London

    Contributors

    Javed Majeed, Peter Caracciolo, Christopher Shackle, C. Andre Gerstle, Ming-Bao Yue, Han-Liang Chang, Stefan Sperl, Rupert Snell, Manohar Shyam Joshi, Federico Gacía Lorca, Celia de Freíne, Alejandra Pizarnik, Frank Martinus Arion, James Raven, Gregory Blue, Brian Young, Peter Robb, Trevor O. Lloyd, Han-lian Chang, Yiu-man Ma, Hamilton Min-tsang Yang

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