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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 143–156.
Published: 01 March 2020
...David Der-wei Wang Abstract Liu Zaifu is one of the most influential critics in the New Era after the Cultural Revolution. His works, such as On Literary Subjectivity (1985) and A Treatise of Character Composition (1986), inspired a generation of Chinese youth yearning for intellectual...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... of heart and mind formulates a new concept of interiority via connecting the Chinese traditional concept of xin with the Western concept of inner subjectivity. In this way, Liu weaves a unique discourse of interiority into Chinese literary criticism, as a complement to and critique of the enclosed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 183–198.
Published: 01 March 2020
... University 2020 third zone literary subjectivity Farewell Revolution exile the god return to the classics cosmopolitanism In 2015, the twenty-sixth year of his exile to the United States, Liu Zaifu 劉再復 (1941–), a renowned contemporary Chinese intellectual who took a leading role in launching...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
...—are subject to radical rethinking. This article proposes a paradigm of border as method for Chinese literary studies, following the lead of Sandro Mezzadra and Brett Neilson's volume by the same title. Border as method refers to a reflexive glance at the cognitive bordering that we as knowledge producers...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 277–297.
Published: 01 October 2020
... the subject's ability to intervene in the discursive formations within which those same subjectivities are positioned and to narrativize the subject's own identity. My interest in these four works, accordingly, lies not merely in how they use literary representation to depict queer subjects but also in how...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 86–101.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Astrid Møller-Olsen Abstract What if, in the encounter between the subject and the city, it is the buildings, the streets, the rooms that are moving and the human beings who are at a standstill? Inspired by the efforts of literary scholars and human geographers to apply a unified understanding...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 157–171.
Published: 01 March 2020
...) to subjectivity of literature ( wenxue de zhutixing 文學的主體性), inspired a generation of post-Mao writers to search for the artistic and aesthetic functions of a new literature as against the socialist literary orthodoxy. Although Liu's literary theory was embedded in nineteenth-century European humanism...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 27–48.
Published: 01 March 2021
... brotherly bonds and sexual fascinations. The narrative progression is fueled by the very (im)possibility of satisfying the desire of the queer subject. To conclude, Phoenixes Flying Together offers a vital example of early modern queer literary tradition by illustrating fluid male-male bonds...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... In that book, I maintained that it was antihumanist and antiliterary to hand over your soul and individuality. After the success of On the Composition of Human Character , I put forward “Lun wenxue de zhutixing” 論文學的主體性 (The Literary Subjectivity), which directly challenged the party's principles...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 315–320.
Published: 01 October 2021
... essays, this special issue takes up both the literary themes and the ethical questions that alternately inspire and challenge us, such as normalcy and precarity, subjectivity and alterity, intimacy and (in)difference, territorialization and deterritorialization, sovereignty and autonomy, hospitality...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 236–259.
Published: 01 October 2019
...), released two years later by a different publisher and with only the title and the author's name changed. Fraud, in other words, was not just literary subject matter but also a literary practice. In Eileen Chang's 張愛玲 (Zhang Ailing, 1920−95) novel Xiao tuanyuan 小團圓 (Little Reunions, finished 1979...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 203–206.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the literary topography of space and emotion, the (de)formation of modern subjectivity, individual desire and collective consciousness, political conflicts and historical violence, as well as nationalist sentiments and cultural memories centering around the ancient capital and modern city, which has framed...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 457–474.
Published: 01 October 2020
... are all consumers of fiction and interact with “beings of fiction”—of both the literary and nonliterary sorts—to forge our agency and subjectivity. That a literary scholar should have to appeal to “the ontological world outside representation” to refute another literary scholar is symptomatic...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 1–5.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the twentieth century constituted an “epoch of space” following the nineteenth century's attention to history. 6 This trend in literary research is continuing strong today with a dedicated book series, Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies, edited by Robert Tally Jr., devoted to the subject. However...
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Prism (2022) 19 (1): 251–254.
Published: 01 March 2022
... a remarkable objectivity regarding writers who, though canonical, have also been the subject of scandal or political intrigue, and have attempted, sometimes very successfully, to wield this notoriety. As Iwasaki writes, “All the authors discussed in this book have drawn upon their literary persona to captivate...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 326–352.
Published: 01 October 2020
... conditioning the construction of the literary masterpiece is modernity—particularly in its manifestations of the psychological and mental impacts on the individual in the modern metropolis. With the advent of the metropolis, Moretti contends, the individual is subjected to extremely intense, and excessive...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 456–478.
Published: 01 October 2021
... as a profoundly ambivalent leap. 5 Ai Wu, however, further inscribes his literary mission with a sense of compounded uncertainty in his stated intent to write an earnest and conscientious, rather than an unethically caricatured or sensationalized, account of his real-life experiences and subjective...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 207–211.
Published: 01 March 2020
... monograph on the literary and cultural-political legacy of the Chinese intellectual Guo Moruo 郭沫若 (1892–1978), Pu Wang discusses a peculiar short story that Guo wrote in 1925. Titled “Marx Enters the Temple of Confucius” (Makesi jin wenmiao 馬克斯進文廟), the story is set in modern Shanghai, where Marx...
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Prism (2019) 16 (1): 197–200.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Shannon M. Cannella There is a brilliance to Song's readings of youth symbolism in China's cultural and literary history. These sections demonstrate the author's tremendous command of the subject matter and his ability to draw from both Western and Chinese sources. The clear prose and lively...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 244–263.
Published: 01 October 2020
... combines art appreciation with botanical instruction. The literary strategy of using nature to reflect on identity is well established, but in this case nature is being presented not as an adjunct to humans but as a subject worthy of its own in-depth analysis. Contributors to the volume use plants...