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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Frances Weightman Abstract The authorial preface to works of fiction provides a unique space for exploration of authorial self-fashioning and author-reader mediation. This article argues that, when works of fiction are translated and new prefaces written for a new readership, these prefaces can...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
... and identity and, above all, to continue reading. I believe that the philosophical and historiographical implications are even broader. I argue below that the notion of the hoax is useful in part because it alerts us to presumptions—our own and others'—about authorial intention, about audience/readerly...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Li Guo Abstract This essay offers a study of male homoeroticism in an unconventional and yet seminal nineteenth-century woman-authored tanci work, Fengshuangfei 鳳雙飛 (Phoenixes Flying Together; preface dated 1899) by Cheng Huiying 程蕙英 (before 1859–after 1899). Perhaps the only tanci known today...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., are abundantly traceable in the works of numerous authors, such as those described below. Often flirting with Singapore's OB markers, these flash stories individually cast unique light on such themes, but their respective authorial imprints are often fragmentary and interdependent, and their iridescence is best...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 479–500.
Published: 01 October 2021
... and “the limits of realism” of revolutionary works when art was deemed integral to nation building in postwar Southeast Asia. Wei Beihua's idea of what makes an effective poet during the waves of Malayan nationalism in the preface to Aishi ji is a further contextualization of ideas that were explored in his...