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/

Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten reading in Dunedin

Audio and video recordings of Carla Harryman and Barrett Watten reading at Circadian Rhythm Café in Dunedin, New Zealand, on 9 July 2014 are now available for download at the links below. Both poets read individually, as well as giving … Continue reading

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Mikhail Iossel on Arkadii Dragomoshchenko in The New Yorker

Misha Iossel’s remembering of Arkadii Dragomoshchenko in a single sentence begins “Remember when … remember … remember how, thirty years ago, yes—after the requisite sum of money had been collected, in half-handfuls of small change and occasional crumpled rubles, for … Continue reading

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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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