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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 139–162.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Jacob Edmond Abstract The term world literature is often used to name the small subset of literary texts that are translated into many languages and circulate globally. One might see the work of the widely translated, globe-trotting poet Bei Dao 北島 (pen name of Zhao Zhenkai 趙振開) as epitomizing...
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Prism (2020) 17 (2): 430–456.
Published: 01 October 2020
... European academia to investigate how reimagining the Orient has enabled Chinese scholars to reorient Chinese literature within the genealogy of world literature. This article thus aims to shed light on the Chinese reconfiguration of Chinese cultural identity in an ongoing negotiation between East and West...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 57–78.
Published: 01 March 2020
... provide extra insights into the perceptions, expectations, and constrictions of both producing and consuming literature in a global era. Recent debates on world literature have centered mainly on issues of reception and circulation, preferring to define its scope in terms of the reader and the reading...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 432–455.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of the same set of language, but the shifts between them involve actual translations, which in turn would help us gain new insights on the idea of world literature. Copyright © 2019 Lingnan University 2019 border censorship translation script world literature 65 Tsang, Qidai liangan...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 225–247.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Hangping Xu Abstract This article advances a critical account of Chinese internet poetry as performative speech acts by focusing on the rise of Yu Xiuhua as a “crip” figure. Then, discussing Yu's poetry as world literature via translation, it posits a performative framework of translation...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 181–187.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Ban Wang Abstract Ecocriticism offers a broader horizon than the concept of world literature. Instead of treating culturally bonded beings and political events of a zeitgeist, ecocriticism sees human history and lifeworlds as only one trajectory among myriad evolutions of species and the earth...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 77–96.
Published: 01 March 2023
... strategy against the Sinocentric yi 夷 (barbarity) discourse. The article's coda investigates the circulation of this intercultural occurrence through Goethe's Weltliteratur and David Damrosch's renewed concept of world literature, highlighting the failures of both the British Empire's and the Qing Empire's...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 1–9.
Published: 01 March 2023
...Yunte Huang; Hangping Xu Abstract This article, introduction to the special issue, lays out the theoretical groundwork for reading Chinese poetry. Situating critical discussions of Chinese poetry within the larger discourse of world literature, the introduction examines key concepts and concerns...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 265–282.
Published: 01 September 2022
... by these waves of migration from China throughout Southeast Asia. The essay considers how literature reflects the region's diverse array of Sinitic communities, or “worlds,” and how literary production may be viewed as a process of world making in its own right. Although this special issue covers considerable...
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Prism (2019) 16 (2): 390–407.
Published: 01 October 2019
... of other trajectories of connectivity and relationality and produce alternative configurations of literary assemblage? How does the delineated space of Chinese literature engage with the unevenness and differentiation of Asia and the world? This method manifests as a constructionist engagement with Chinese...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 319–336.
Published: 01 September 2022
.... Here, the article rethinks Ba Ren's legacy within a Mahua corpus, and Zeng Huading's fiction within a cross-straits history of labor. This ecological reading of their works also highlights their critique of Mahua's peripheralization within a world economy and global literature. References...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 127–142.
Published: 01 March 2020
... completely deviated from the basic facts of world literary history. How could it possibly be legitimate to consider all those widely recognized literary masters, such as Honoré de Balzac (1799–1850), Leo Tolstoy (1828–1910), Charles Dickens (1812–70), and Anton Chekhov (1860–1904), as low-grade literature...
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Prism (2022) 19 (2): 374–393.
Published: 01 September 2022
..., the compartmentalized relationship between the nation's four official languages, the marginality of literary spaces and challenges to maintaining literature as a profession, and Southeast Asia's relative obscurity as a world literary center (with Singapore as a small but important connective hub). Taking Yeng Pway...
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Prism (2023) 20 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2023
... form poetry modern classical Chinese poetry Angel Island I have a confession to make. In 2019 my friend the poet Mai Mang 麥芒 (also known as Yibing Huang 黃亦兵) announced on Facebook that he had been one of the writers invited by the magazine World Literature Today to nominate a book for its...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 501–525.
Published: 01 October 2021
... Texts, Trajectories, and Communities: Reshaping World Literature and East Asia .” Symposium: A Quarterly Journal in Modern Literatures 70 , no. 3 ( 2016 ): 112 – 22 . Thornber, Karen . “ Why (Not) World Literature: Challenges and Opportunities for the Twenty-First Century .” Journal...
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Prism (2021) 18 (1): 293–299.
Published: 01 March 2021
... performance writing or conceptual poetics in the Soviet Union and the Anglophone world today? Or do I give each chapter equal weight, perhaps feigning expertise and risking intimidation of Chinese literature specialists not caught up on Caribbean culture or Soviet samizdat? One of the implications of Edmond's...
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Prism (2021) 18 (2): 431–455.
Published: 01 October 2021
... conversations on similar issues from the 1970s, see “The Politics of Ethnopoetics” by Gary Snyder. 54 Adamson and Galeano, “Why Bears,” 227–36 . Galeano was a featured speaker at the International Symposium on World Minority Literature held in Chengdu, China, in October 2016. 55 Wang, “Borders...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 199–202.
Published: 01 March 2020
... that critically differs from established comparative literature practice in that she does not simply engage in comparisons of textual samples but instead considers the ways in which different authors, writing in their particular contexts and languages, create local configurations of a world genre that remain...
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Prism (2022) 19 (S1): 189–195.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., Melinda . Life as Surplus: Biotechnology and Capitalism in the Neoliberal Era . Seattle : University of Washington Press , 2009 . Croizier, Ralph . Traditional Medicine in Modern China . Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press , 1968 . Damrosch, David . What Is World Literature...
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Prism (2020) 17 (1): 172–182.
Published: 01 March 2020
... the complexity of human nature in the fictional world. Refusing to subordinate literary writing to ideological imperatives, he challenges the division of stereotyped characters as virtuous or evil and aims to reestablish the heterogeneity of personality in literature. His theory of subjectivity ( zhutilun 主体論...