Volume 10, Number 1 (Fall 2012)


As the discipline of Comparative Literature has expanded to take in its purview art history, philosophy and philosophical fictions, queer studies, ethnography, exile and diaspora studies, to name a few, it has shown how literature both produces and intervenes in culture. Whereas until recently literature was understood as a medium that inscribed culture in a specific space of aesthetic production, it is now seen as engaging discursive, analytic, and figurative regimes of knowledge, ethics, and art that transcend the apperceptual logic of the merely human. However, this does not imply the death of the subject but rather reveals and underscores the intersubjective or shared forms of perception that evolve in interactions between human and animal and human and machine. The expanding horizon of comparative literary studies revises our notions of culture by inventing idioms that redraw the boundaries of the social imaginary and unsettle disciplinary complacency.

In this issue, we append a list of Books Received in 2012-13. We would be glad to hear from readers interested in reviewing any of them.


Volume 9, Number 2 (Fall 2011)
Volume 9, Number 1 (Spring 2011)
Volume 8, Number 1 (Fall 2009/Spring 2010)
Volume 7, Number 1 (Fall 2008)
Volume 6, Number 2 (Fall 2007)
Volume 6, Number 1 (Winter 2007)
Volume 5, Number 2 (Winter 2006)
Volume 5, Number 1 (Spring 2005)
Volume 4, Number 2 (Spring 2004)
Volume 4, Number 1 (Summer 2003)
Volume 3, Number 2 (Fall 2002)
Volume 3, Number 1 (Fall 2001)
Volume 2, Number 2 (Spring 2001)
Volume 2, Number 1 (Summer 2000)
Volume 1, Number 1 (Summer 1999)


The usual length for reviews is 1,000-4,000 words, or about 4-10 pages.   Reviews should note author, title, place and date of publication as well as name of publisher, number of pages (100+ x....) and ISBN number.  If the review copy is a paper edition, note this immediately after the ISBN number.

We prefer to incorporate bibliographical references directly into the texts. Reviews should employ footnotes only if they are absolutely necessary. In other respects, reviews should follow the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing.

Please send reviews in Microsoft Word attachments.  We will contact reviewers about changes in their texts.  Each issue of the Review will be copyrighted.

The main purpose of reviews is to foster intellectual dialogue by informing readers about books and issues of interest in the field of comparative literature. These books may include texts that focus upon the literature of a single country but nevertheless focus upon questions or topics important to comparatists. The editors welcome proposals for reviews of books, and for longer review essays, that fall within this framework. Books listed in "Books Received" are also available for review.


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