Tag Archives: comparative literature

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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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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Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism / Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм

A revised Russian version of chapter 5 of A Common Strangeness, “Dmitri Prigov and Cross-Cultural Conceptualism,” has just been published in Новое литературное обозрение (Novoe literaturnoe obozrenie, or New Literary Review) as “Дмитрий Пригов и межкультурный концептуализм” (Dmitrii Prigov i … Continue reading

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Conceptual Writing and the Russians

Over on the Los Angeles Review of Books, Matvei Yankelevich has just published a very interesting response to Marjorie Perloff “Poetry on the Brink: Reinventing the Lyric,” published in the Boston Review’s May/June 2012 issue. In his piece, Yankelevich  not … Continue reading

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A Common Strangeness Released

A Common Strangeness has finally been released. Extracts from the book can be read on Google Books here. The book is available for purchase here. You can like the book here. A Common Strangeness is published by Fordham University Press … Continue reading

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Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and Alternative Paths in Contemporary Russian Poetry

A special forum on “Arkadii Dragomoshchenko and Alternative Paths in Contemporary Russian Poetry,” edited by Evgeny Pavlov, has just been published in the latest issue of the Slavic and East European Journal. It is wonderful to see this renewed attention … Continue reading

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Large-Scale Literary Studies

On 30 March, I’m speaking on one of a series of panels on “The Theoretical Possibilities of Large-Scale Literary Studies” organized by Jing Tsu and Eric Hayot at the 2012 American Comparative Literature Association conference in Providence, RI. I’m very … Continue reading

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Charles Bernstein and Jerome Rothenberg

On his blog on Jacket2, Charles Bernstein has recently posted a piece by Ernesto Livon-Grosman on Jerome Rothenberg’s Technicians of the Sacred. The piece was originally written for the celebration of Rothenberg’s 80th birthday late last year. In A Common … Continue reading

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