Author Archives: Jacob Edmond

About Jacob Edmond

Jacob Edmond is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Otago, New Zealand. He is author of A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature (Fordham UP, 2012). His articles have appeared in journals such as Comparative Literature, Contemporary Literature, Poetics Today, The China Quarterly, the Slavic and East European Journal, and Russian Literature. He is editor (with Henry Johnson and Jacqueline Leckie) of Recentring Asia: Histories, Encounters, Identities (Brill / Global Oriental, 2011), and editor and translator (with Hilary Chung) of Yang Lian’s Unreal City: A Chinese Poet in Auckland (Auckland University Press, 2006). For more, see: http://www.otago.ac.nz/english/staff/edmond.htm http://otago.academia.edu/JacobEdmond http://commonstrangeness.wordpress.com/

Stephanie Sandler on Arkadii Dragomoshchenko as poet and photographer

Stephanie Sandler has a lovely piece on Jacket2 about the late, great poet Arkadii Dragomoshchenko’s work as both a poet and a photographer.

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Diffraction and World Literature

Parallax has just released a new special issue devoted to “Diffracted Worlds – Diffractive Readings: Onto-Epistemologies and the Critical Humanities,” edited by Birgit Mara Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele. The special has essays from Karen Barad, Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, and Johnny Golding, … Continue reading

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The Year’s Work in English Studies on A Common Strangeness

Jacob Edmond’s engaging study A Common Strangeness: Contemporary Poetry, Cross-Cultural Encounter, Comparative Literature makes an impassioned call for an increasingly global mindset for comparative literature. To do so, he opens with a striking engagement with and then redeployment of Fredric … Continue reading

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Josh Robinson on A Common Strangeness

In the “Poetics” section of the latest Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, Josh Robinson reviews a range of books on poetics published in 2012, including A Common Strangeness, which he describes as “sensitive and far-reaching.” The abstract for … Continue reading

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Review of A Common Strangeness in the Journal of Cold War Studies

I am delighted to see that A Common Strangeness has been reviewed in the Journal of Cold War Studies, especially since the book does try to engage questions of Cold War history and politics, as well as literature. You can … Continue reading

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Three Percent 2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Poetry Finalists

Three Percent has just announced the poetry finalists for 2014 Best Translated Book Awards. Check out the great lineup here.

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Archive of the Now

I first attended the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association a decade ago. It was a small affair gathering together a few hundred people on the somewhat desolate outskirts of Ann Arbor. In stark contrast, the ACLA’s latest … Continue reading

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