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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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Giusi Tamburello on A Common Strangeness

I am very grateful to Giusi Tamburello for giving A Common Strangeness its first review in Italian, in the journal InVerbis. Tamburello describes A Common Strangeness as “un volume molto ricco e stimolante.” You can read her full review here.

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Andrea Bachner reviews A Common Strangeness

I was delighted to discover recently that Andrea Bachner has reviewed A Common Strangeness for CLEAR (Chinese Literature: Essays, Articles, Reviews).  Bachner concludes the review very kindly: “If Edmond’s A Common Strangeness with its linguistic expertise, its cross-cultural scope, its … Continue reading

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New issue of Deep South online

A new issue of the University of Otago’s electronic literary journal Deep South is out now. Lynley Edmeades and Catherine Dale have done a wonderful job with the latest number. The site has at the same time been given a … Continue reading

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Chinese Literature Today reviews A Common Strangeness

“By putting texts of disparate cultural and even historical moments into physical proximity with one another, by reproducing and reading these artworks together in a powerful act of multilingual erudition, and by bring them into a generatively loose organization through … Continue reading

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Helen Tartar

I was devastated to learn this morning of the death of Helen Tartar in a car accident. Over the coming days and weeks, there will no doubt be many tributes from eminent scholars and editors who knew Helen much better … Continue reading

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