Tag Archives: comparative literature

Compared to What?

You can now download  in MP3 and MP4 formats the fourth and final talk delivered by the incomparable Haun Saussy as the as 2014 University of Otago De Carle Distinguished Lecturer. In “Compared to What?” Saussy argues that “comparative literature … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Zhang Longxi on Comparison and Ethics

Zhang Longxi’s talk at the University of Otago on “Comparison and Ethics” is now available for download in MP3 and MP4 formats. The talk formed part of the “Comparing Comparisons” symposium, sponsored by Otago’s Comparative and Cross-Cultural Studies Research Theme … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Haun Saussy and Olga Solovieva in Dunedin

I was lucky enough to host Haun Saussy, Olga Solovieva, and their three children in Dunedin during September and October. As the 2014 University of Otago De Carle Distinguished Lecturer, Haun delivered four brilliant public lectures in Dunedin, the first … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment